Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

This week we were extremely busy as usual here in Dryden.  It has been great! 

Monday we had our P-day and were busy helping sister T doing some heavy duty landscaping in her backyard.  We then had a good time meeting some of the members and some of our investigators

Tuesday we had a great district meeting and had dinner at one of our investigators home and met his family and helped him chop and pile firewood. He really appreciated it and continues to open up and has his heart softened.

Wednesday we helped out at the food bank and then  had a really good practice lesson with the H's and Elder E got to really know them a lot better.  We also had a great lesson with J on Tithing and she said she would have to pray about it.

Thursday we were even busier. We worked out at Aaron Park and volunteered at the Dryden Native Friendship Centre, then straight to the go-getters retirement home to help them take down tables and chairs for Bingo, then straight to a different care home where we took a lady on walk in her new motorized chair and had a great gospel conversation. She wanted a Book of Mormon but we will have to wait and get her the jumbo sized one so she can see it.

Friday we had a really good weekly planning session followed by a great opportunity to serve with J.  Then we had another great lesson with J and had a great appointment with our Branch president and his wife with the T's and discussed things to do in the Branch.

Saturday we were busy with following up on referrals and seeking new referrals.  We were able to go to a pumpkin festival that we were invited to by one of our investigators and had a really good talk to find out things that have been happening with him and his wife that have been keeping them from progressing.  Then we dropped off some book of Mormons at some jails and were able to help the H's with some chores around the house while visiting with their family for a bit.

Sunday was super great. We had only nine people in total at church but it was fast Sunday and the fast and testimony meeting was so strong with the spirit and J was there and she loved it and stayed for the other two meetings. Straight after church we had to go out to the S's to give A a priesthood blessing because he has been sick lately. Then we came right back and taught a lesson to a new family who are now investigators, and then we taught a quick lesson to one of our investigators we haven't seen for like a month. We had dinner finally, and then had a great talk with some of our other investigators who just got back from Winnipeg right when we stopped by!

It's been going great I love you too and I will enjoy conference. You enjoy it too and take it easy!

-Love Elder Shane Dola