Well this long fast of letters wasn't to bad for us because we managed to keep busy and the time just flew by. I am glad to see that eveybody is doing great and I hope you all continue to do well. Well lets get on with the week. Oh this will have a little less detial than before because it is 10 days and not just 6
Well after weriting you guys we went window shopping, gokarting, and bowling. It was a ton of fun adn a good start to a 2 week stretch of missionary work. After the fun and games we went to work and had a lesson fall through. So we contacted with little success for the rest of the night.
After morning stuedies we street boarded until lunch and language study. While street boarding we met a American that is going to live here for a year. He is good friends with Mitko a member here and he is really cool. After lunch and language study we surveyed until our meeting with tihomir the member that made a complete 180 degree turn around. He had been inactive for 7 years and against the church, but now he wants to become a faithful active member again. We don't know were the change came from but we are reteaching him everything. After the meeting that went really well we met with Miroslav. We found out he couldn't come to church on sunday so we had to push his baptismil date back to next saturday. At least it is just work that he can't get out of and not a morality or worthiness issue. We taught him the ten commandments and obedience to the law of the land. The lesson went well and after wards we came home for dinner and bed.
After our morning studies we had district meeting. District meeting was a lot of fun and after wards we had lunch. After lunch we went surveying all day, except an hour for language study, until 5:30. At 5:30 we went on splits and I got to work with Elder Simor the Greenie. We had a meeting with some inactive members that went well. They are really poor but love the gospel and it was fun to teach them. After the meeting we had dinner and went to bed.
Basicly contacted all day until english. English was fun as always and afterwards we went back with our origanal companions and had dinner and went to bed.
All day contacting and weekly planning. We did get a call though saying Elder Dropla needed to be in Sofia on tuesday for passport work. Well that makes Monday and Tuesday real nice and full of travel. At least it helped the week go by a lot faster.
Because most of level one couldn't come in the morning we moved their class to six, but second and third level were sitll at eleven. So Elder Neuenswander and I had language study while the others taught. We then had lunch and surveyed until it was time to clean the church and then we had english while the other elders language studied and then dinner and bed.
Had church which was good. After church we went to Ayri's house. He is a 22 year old member and we were helping him fill out his mission papers, but we need President Roth to unlock the papers online so we can do them. We will talk to President Roth about it tomorow though at Zone confrence and hopefully we will be able to get the ball rolling. I am very excited for Ayri and it will be great to see him on a mission. Anyway after that we went contacting all day until dinner and bed.
Yea P-Day! Oh wait its not until thursday! Nooooooo! Actually monday wasn't that bad. After having a meeting get dropped in the morning we contacted a little and then got on our bus to Sofia. Got to Sofia around seven. After getting situated and everything put away inthe apartment we were staying at we went to bed.
Got to the passport place around 9:30 and droped off Elder Dropla with his groupies to get their passport work done. Elder Kariya and I sat at a sweet shop and studied while waiting for them to finish. After they were all done Elder Dropla and I got a bus back home and in the evening met with Tihomir and Miroslav. We taught the word of wisdom and the law of chastity to Tihomir and the Priesthood to Miroslav. Both lessons went really well and it was a good end to the day.
We went contacting slash shopping for a Birthday present for Mitko a member here who was having his party today. After that we had a little lunch and then set up for the party and had it. The party was a lot of fun and Chris the american and his girlfriend came since they were friends of Mitko as well. It was fun to talk with them and Mitko loved the party. After cleaning up the party it was 6:20 so we headed home so I could prepare food for Miroslav's baptism since I won't have any other time. After makeing every thing it was time for bed.
Well that was the long fast week. Today should be fun since it is a zone p-day and we are all going R-balling. Anyway one good thing about the long fasts is that guess what Monday is around the corner and then I get to write again. Yea!!!
Elder Austin James Ewell