Friday, November 1, 2013

October 28, 2013

I'm doing pretty good it seems like you guys had a pretty busy week! That’s great!

It has been snowing on and off all week but when it last is only last for a few hours, and if there is ever any snow on the car Elder E loves to use the snow brush to clean it off, he really gets a thrill since he is from California and I had to explain to him what the snow brush even was! He asked if we just run the hose or hot water on the car when it gets really cold to melt off the ice because that’s what they do in California if there is ever any frost or ice on their cars.

I have not received the package yet and we just got transfer calls Friday so Elder E and I will be staying here for at least another 6 weeks and won't be going in to Winnipeg probably until the end of then and I don't know when the next time anyone will be coming way out here, so I really have no idea when I will get it most likely with in the next 6 weeks sometime!

But I love you and hope you have a great week!

Monday we had P-day and FHE with X and the Haesslers, Tambres, and X.

Tuesday we had a district meeting and helped a lady paint her garbage container, helped out at the mission, were able to contact a few people, had a lesson and discussion with one of the less-active members, and felt prompted the night earlier to stop by one of the gentlemen we know and talk with him and he started asking questions but we didn't have time to answer all and teach a whole lesson so he told us we will meet later next week to teach him, and this guy his whole life until recently hated Mormons and would have nothing to do with them until recently where he warmed up to us and now to the point where we are going to teach him now!

Wednesday we helped out at the food bank, taught X a lesson, were able to get quite a few referrals, saw a few of our other investigators. X called us and told us to come over and gave us both really nice coats and socks for free, he is such a nice man just wants to help out which is such a great blessing!  Then we had a branch activity at this mini-golf place which is super nice for such a small town and a few non-members came out to that along with quite a few members.

Thursday we were busy helping out with lunch at the DNFC and met a really great couple there (the ones who prepare all the food every week), and we helped X sort books at the mission and then helped X and his family cut firewood and had dinner with them.

Friday we weekly planned, taught a lesson with the lady we helped earlier that week paint, contacted a few others, and had the Youth Joint activity where we carved pumpkins.

Saturday we finished paint the garbage bin, stopped by a ton of people and made a few more contacts and received a few more referrals, set up a few appointments and then we spent the night at the best Western at a fundraiser that X was putting on and we got to go and have a phenomenal meal, break down more barriers and meet quite a few people. It is really amazing how many people know who we are in town ever since even I got here. It was really good.

Sunday one of the speakers was sick so Elder Tambre and I and President Vahovick shared quick talks last moment to cover the time, Elder Elliott spoke and the spirit the entire meeting was phenomenal and it was great. A former investigator came for the third week in a row to sacrament meeting, 3 of our investigators came X (stayed for sacrament and had to go), X (Stayed all three meetings) and X (He hasn't been at Church for at least a year and came out to sacrament and Sunday school) Overall it was a great day at church and afterwards we were able to visit X and X and teach X a lesson with the Tambres. Then we went home and went to the hospital to get the rash which started to appear on my back about a week ago and I thought it would go away but was getting worse and is extremely itchy and sister Tambre said I should get it checked out because she thought it looked like shingles so anyway we went to the Hospital and got it checked out and I have Shingles! They said there is nothing they could do about it because it was too late but did some blood work and will get back to me later this week, but don't worry it doesn't hurt at all really it is just really itchy, I am quite well so you have no need to worry!

-Love Elder Shane Dola