Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13

My week was pretty good! 

This week:

Monday we had our p-day and saw W and then went over to B and C's place

Tuesday we had district meeting and then we had lunch then saw H and E then we saw W and then R and then M then we went to the S's

Wednesday we spent a lot of time organizing a volleyball night here in CTK where we would have some youth from Regina come out and we would play volleyball and introduce them to some of the youth that would be at youth conference! Then this lady I met in Weyburn over a year ago who has been a missionary for her religion for since 1982, shows up at the church. This lady has been stalking me ever since I met her! Every area I go to she somehow finds out where I am and gets a hold of my number even though I have never given it to her! Anyways so she shows up with her new partner and we gave her a tour of the church, and they saw a picture of the temple and asked some questions about it so we were able to teach them about temples and what not. had a good conversation with her then she went on her way. Then we went over to R's to speak with him but he wasn't there but we were talking with his grandson who we know and we ended up teaching him, and he was really liking it and taking it in, the best part was when R came in he pretended like he wasn't listening but was definitely in the other room listening the whole time. After that we went to W's and she bought us steaks so we went over there and BBQ them and then went over to the S's shared a message with them and helped them with some things around their house.

Thursday we had a pretty cool experience, the guys who ripped up the floor in our trailer were back to pick up all of their equipment and one guy  who is from Pakistan asked us if he could ask us some questions about Christianity because he didn't know anything about it but he told us how impressed he was coming out to our place and seeing what we did and most importantly he explained how he just really liked the spirit that he felt when he was around us and when he was in our trailer. So we taught him and the other guy that was working with him right there on the spot. He expressed how he wanted to learn more about it afterwards and expressed his desire to come to church, so we told him that since he was from Regina he could meet with Missionaries there and even go to church there too. He then said that he would rather come here because it really wasn't too far (only about an hour) and liked how it felt more personable here. So we gave him a Book of Mormon and some other resources and he was set to go. Then we went to the school and got some info for when we would be using the gym on Friday. Then we had to get gas in Montmartre and some snacks for youth night, then we went over to L and L's and had a good visit with them and shared a message before they headed off. Then we stopped by some other people and saw W,  had dinner and got ready for youth night. Had a ton of kids come out and they watched Heaven is for Real on the big screen that we had had set up for General Conference. Everything was going really well until they left and we turned the lights on and saw that 5 different kids had spilled their pop all over the floor... so we cleaned that up.

Friday we weekly planned and took care of some other things and went out and invited tons of people to Church specifically because their were some more speakers from Regina coming out to talk more about the youth conference. We went and knocked on some doors and two ladies at different houses expressed that they wanted to be baptized and get all of their kids baptized too, so that was pretty cool we have times set up to go visit them this week. Then we met T who is very distinguished Elder out here on CTK had a good visit with him before he headed off to Regina. We went home and had dinner and went to the school and opened it up expecting 14 kids from the Rez to come out but only two of them did and then a handful of kids form Regina so it worked out but wasn't at all what we were hoping for or expecting

Saturday we had quite the adventure coming into Regina with Elder Ruth and Elder Kenney. We went to the Regina Pow wow and spent the day with the K family. It was a really good time and it was funny because nearly everyone from CTK was there too. 

Sunday we had church and only had 17 people out unfortunately but had some youth speakers and youth leaders from Regina speaking more about youth conference which was kind of strange seeing as no one who would actually be attending youth conference showed up..that's always disheartening when so many people commit to coming to the volleyball night and then to church and then nothing actually becomes of it. But on the bright side V came to church for the first time this year and we were able to have a really good discussion with him and brother Waldie during our Priesthood class, was great to have him out again. After church had lunch and visited W, went home and baked a cake for N's birthday and went over and surprised her with the cake spent the rest of the evening there before heading home.

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