Never enough time ........
8 September 2014
I can't believe it's my birthday again it feels like just yesterday that I was celebrating it. This week went really well. We taught a lot of people. The most we've taught for a while and we finally had some great contacts with people who before just never seemed to be home. I believe that the schools are starting up now and so people's schedules are becoming more normalized and so things are going way good. We are doing a lot more tracting as well and
President last Thursday really emphasized that we make sure we do our ten contacts daily which we are exceeding. We also had a fireside that we did this past Sunday and we taught the members how to do missionary work and how preach my gospel applies to them. Strangely though yesterday we had none of our investigators come to church which is quite strange as we had 3 go last week but yea missionary work is often quite random.
We had a way good meeting with our investigator Rodger Cook. He is struggling way hard core with the anniversary of the death of his daughter and so he asked where in the Book of Mormon he could gain some comfort. We directed him to 2 Nephi 4 where that chapter talks about the death of Lehi from Nephi's prospective.
Saturday was just all around an awesome day. Made contact with a lot of people that we've been trying for months to get home. Thursday was my last zone conference so me and Elder Wood (a missionary who was in my MTC district and who also served in Cattaragus but is currently in Orchard Park the ward straight north of me) got to give our final testimonies as that was our last zone conference we would be going to.
Wednesday was a strange day. We had the directory clean up meeting at 7:00 and so at around 4:00 we started to go through some people on it like through calling them to make sure that the numbers didn't work for the people that no longer lived at the addresses on it and some ladies actually worked but she got way mad at me but oh well her loss. But with this whole directory thing I see how important the calling of ward/branch clerk really is and also the importance of home and visiting teaching to get ahold of these people before they move and their records are lost forever. But through the power of white pages and Facebook we have found a few members.
I love this time of year in the fall where it's nice and cool but not cold and depressing and the leaves start to change and there's loads of beautiful blue sky days. This time last year was my favorite time of my mission and this area is quickly doing a repeat of that now so we will keep pushing on and never stop. This next week we have so many appointments it's crazy. We will be struggling for time.