Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving

Well I have to apoligize for the short letter this week because I am a little sick and so I am not writing for long.

Monday:
Well as I said last week we went to a fortress before writing and then after writing we went to strait to work.

Tuesday:
We basically were contacting all day but we were on splits for the afternoon.  At 6 we had a meeting with Dimiter.  He is amazing he had talked about baptism with his parents and said he knows the Book of Mormon is true.  The only hic-up is that his parents are against him being baptized.  So we did a lesson on fasting and prayer and at the end he committed to fast and pray about baptism to know if it is God's will that he be baptized. He is so cool and I hope he fasts and gets an answer. 

Wednesday:
Out side of district meeting we contacted until a meeting that we had with Anna a member.  The meeting went well and then we were at home and made a whole ton of pumpkin soup and homemade eggnog for thanksgiving the next day.

Thursday:
Because we had blown away our goals (the goal was six lessons a week and for three weeks we had an average above 7) across the mission, President Roth gave us a all day thanks giving P-Day.  So Thursday was a lot of fun. The whole zone came in and at 9:30am we went out to go see a amazing huge natural arch, a giant cave called the Devils Throat, and another cave called Strawberry cave.  It was a ton of fun and I thoroughly exhausted my self going all out.  Then we got back in and had a huge thanksgiving feast with everyone.  There was chicken, eggnog, pumpkin soup, bread, root beer, potatoes, amazing gravy, and a ton of pies.  That was a good day.

Friday:
Well after a big party you have the aftermath to clean up.  So in the morning we cleaned up and ate the extra food (I did most of the eating which is probably why I am sick.  Can you say two litters of eggnog.)  After cleaning we had language study and then went out contacting all day until our meeting with Dimiter.  We were having Institute at the same time and we thought it would be a good idea that for the lesson that he would come to institute.  Well it was alright but none of the young people came.  After institute we didn't even get to talk with him because Valaria the teacher and member wouldn't leave us alone and wouldn't stop talking so we never got to find out if he had fasted or not.  Anyways it didn't go as planned but it was alright.

Saturday:
Well woke up during the night with bad diarrhea and it continued through out the day.  So you can guess what we did, yea for staying home (it sucks being sick on the mission because you can't do anything.)

Sunday:
Woke up and I was felling alright but Elder Rowden had a 101 fever.  So we called sister Roth and she told Elder Rowden to stay home but that I could go with the other elders to church as long as we locked Elder Rowden in the apartment with a phone.  So we did that.  When we got to church though I wasn't feeling that well again so I stayed on foyer duty and stuck it out  At the end of church though Sister Roth (Her and President Roth were visiting) took one look at me said I was yellow and told me to go home immidietly on my own.  So that was fun I went out and grabed a bus since it was cheaper and quicker than a taxi and went home.  It was kind of strange but I made it home safe.  Then it was napping and and attempted sleep all day. 







Monday:
I feel a little bit better but I am still going to be taking it easy and just staying at the church all day Watching movies.

Monday, November 7, 2011

This Week Was Fun

Well first I forgot my planner again so this letter will be really short.  Sorry about that but next week I will remeber it and send some more pictures.  So lets get started with the week.

Monday:
Well we went gokarting on monday after writting you guys.  It was a lot of fun and I got the best time as well which was suprusing because the others are a ton better than me but they were just playing around and not trying when I did for a couple of laps.  After gokarting we had some food and then went to the church to watch a movie.  We then came home to change and then went to sofia for passport work and stayed the night at the zone leaders apartment.

Tuesday:
Yea tuesday was fun because I got to see all of my mtc group in sofia and we got to be together for the day.  Everything went great and around 2 we came back home and we had a meeting with our investagators.  They are Dimiter and Angel (the "G" makes a ga sound still.)  They are really cool and we went over the plan of salvation with them.  The lesson went really well and they had some good cool questions.  That was about the day outside of contacting.

Wednesday:
We had district meeting and then lunch.  Then we just contacted all day.  Oh we did have splits which was fun.  I got to know Elder Brown better and it was fun working with him.

Thursday:
Nothing exciting much until english.  We just contacted all day until english and then for english I didn't have enough students so I cleaned the missionary closet.  After english we met with Dimiter and Angel again.  They actually brought their friend Maria which was really cool.  It did throw off our lesson though but all was good and we still had a good lesson about the gospel of jesus christ.  Their only problem is that they need to pray to know for them selves other than that they are really cool.  After the meeting with them we went home for dinner and bed.

Friday:
Yea contacting all day.  Though all the locks are being changed at our church building here so that there is just one master key.  So we got to help a little in the morning with that.  The only bad part about the locks being changed is that we don't have keys for a couple of days which can be frustrating.  So other than that we contacted and weekly planned.  Also the other elders stayed over because there water heater broke.  That was fun and it was a good night.

Saturday:
First we had english which went well and then we had a baptism for two investagotors of the zone leaders.  They are really cool and they are going to be great members.  The baptism went really well and afterwards we cleaned and set up the building for mission confrence the next day.  Why they were teasting the satelite though they got onto the BYU channel and the old TCU vs BYU game was on.  That was really cool but man that game sucked.  Anyway it was still interseting to see even if it was only a couple of minutes.  After that we came home for dinner and bed.

Sunday:
Mission confrence.  Okay for mission confrence we watched a live transmission from Salt Lake.  First it was cool because all of zone two was there so I got to see all the members from Stara Zagora there and it was really cool.  Second a live transmission now that was interesting to watch.  We did have a couple of problems though with the sound.  At first the sound wasn't working so everbody started call around to find out what the problem was while I just went and checked the equipment.  Well by the time I decided to help it had already been 30 mins.  When I checked the equipment I noticed a aduio cable just hanging around not plugged in so I plugged it in and nothing happened, but the Branch president got mad at me and I asked him where did it go then and he pointed to the other end that was were it was supposed to be and touched it slightly pushing it in.  At that moment the sound turned on.  I was amazed that no one had even checked for about 30 mins if the cords were even plugged in all the way.  Anyway that was fun and a little hilarious as well.  Anyway Mission Confrence continued adn afterwards everyone socialized and then the other branches had to head home.  After everything was cleaned up we went to a members house to celebrate her cousins birthday and get to know her since she is a non-member.  It was fun and I think she might start investagating now.  After that we tried to find a less active member with no luck and went home to bed.

I love you all and have a nice week.