Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013

Hey guys,

Ready to hear about my week?

Monday: We went down to Renfrew, where we met with a less active sister who told us that she wanted to come back to church and to take the missionary lessons too. And she wanted her non-member Husband to sit in and learn also. We were super excited. And her Brother is in the Stake Presidency and when he found out about that he sent an email to our branch President telling him how great the branch was doing in implementing the "Hastening the work" program. It was really cool! While we were there we pixied Tara and Mark, the investigators we are teaching in renfrew, dropping off Banana Muffins. That was fun. It's a long drive, and Elder Wright was having a tough time staying awake, but when we got in the car after booking it off their front steps having just rang the doorbell, Elder Wright said "Well, thats ONE way to wake up a little bit!" I'd Say!

Tuesday we went further North than I have been yet in this area! To a little town called Rolphton (I think it is even considered a Ghost town...) to stack wood for a less active lady and her Non-Member Husband. That was fun. Holy toys though, this guys recently bought (don't ask me how though...) a 12000 Dollar wood splitter. It had a winch to pull the logs up a little ramp, where there was a chainsaw mount and a stopper line so you could cut the same size logs every time, where they rolled down to the hydrolic press that pushed it through splitter. A six split-splitter. Which also had a little ramp/chute so the wood just fell right into the truck. We basically did nothing. It was lots of fun. =) 

Wednesday: Ok, nothing super special here. Regular Wednesday. District meeting, over the phone. Pass by's, knocking, we had a D.A. with a less active/part-member family. Then played Euchre so we could have more time to talk to the non-member wife. 

Thursday: We went out to Quebec to teach a member who is preparing to go through the temple for the first time, and so he van be sealed to his wife who passed away a year ago. Then we went BACK to Renfrew to see a family that just moved into the Branch, who's Daughter went to the same YSA ward as me back in E-Town!! Crazy small world, hey?!? 

Friday's are almost all exactly the same. Studies, Lunch, Then off the the retirement home for more Euchre, then home for weekly planning, then supper, then FINISH planning, then a little bit of knocking/passbys untill we head home. 

Saturday just knocked doors and passed by members, less actives and potential investigators untill we went to our Dinner with a family who has a son who brings a friend to church often, and we did an Origami night and Elder Wright and I taught them how to make a few things! The friend was there, and he had a great time. Saturday was also the first real day of snow!! It was actually so nice to finally see. I had missed it. I love snow! But then it all melted on Sunday. Stinking rain!

Sunday we were at church from 7:30 till 2 because we were shoveling the snow and then had meetings galore! I love going to church meetings! You really get a chance to see all the work that goes on behind the scenes, all the care and love that the leaders have for each individual member. It's awesome. 

This next week should be great! we have mission conference, and Elder Paul B. Pieper is coming up to address us! Then we are going to the Temple on Saturday for a baptism trip! =) Lots of early mornings this week!

Have a great Rememberance day!

Alma 46:11-13

11 And now it came to pass that when Moroni, who was the chief commander of the armies of the Nephites, had heard of these dissensions, he was angry with Amalickiah.

 12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

 13 And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land—

Thank you, all the amazing men and women who fight in the Canadian military, and in other militaries around the world.

Elder Oviatt

1. the coins that we got last week! Super cool!!

2. Took a drive down lovers lovers though

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