Monday, March 10, 2014

Two More Months

Hey Mom!

Well, we had a relatively slow week this week. It started off with Monday being Karneval and everything, so we were pretty much just chilling inside all day playing games and being bored.

Tuesday was filled with a little bit more activity. We had district meeting in Unna and afterwards had a short finding activity in the city there. I returned to Hagen with Elder Pratt for a split. We taught our English class and talked with the members who were in the ward building that night. It was pretty fun.

After splitting back on Wednesday, Elder Moore and I went by on a less-active member and then later had ward council. It was a pretty effective ward council for us this time. We talked about our street display on the 29th and about investigators and everything. 

I had an interview with Pres. Schwartz on Thursday that went really well. I really like having him as a mission president. At the beginning of the interview he was like, "wow Elder Squires, do you know how long you have left on your mission?" He is good at messing with the minds of his missionaries haha. I will have another interview with him within the next 4 or 5 weeks. It will be my "Leaver´s interview," and those usually last about an hour or more. Later on, we headed to our bishop´s house, ate tacos, and shared a message about missionary work with the family.

Friday morning kicked off with a member appointment with the Klingers, an older couple in the ward. We then returned to the apartment to do our weekly planning session. We spent a large chunk of time later going to try and contact a referral that was pretty far away (who wasn´t home) as well as deliver brownies to a less-active in that same city. He was excited to see us and gave us his phone number. Hopefully we can start meeting with him and his family in the near future.

On Saturday, we were going to have a lesson with an investigator named Tim, but he didn´t show up to the appointment. Later, we had a good lesson with Manuella. We read Alma 9 together, which is where she is right now in her Book of Mormon reading. We ended the night with our usual Kramer appointment. 

Sunday was a little slow. We didn´t have any appointments with the members for the first time in a while. Everyone we tried to ask throughout the week was pretty busy, so we just went home to have lunch. There was a really cool experience at church though. A girl in the ward turned 17 last Sunday and her boyfriend, who is 19, came to church with her. He showed up again yesterday and was pretty excited to learn. He has even already downloaded the gospel library app on his phone and was reading along during the different classes. The parents of the girl who had the birthday are trying to set up an appointment where we can teach the boyfriend, and he seems really interested and excited about that. We hope that happens soon.

Well, I hope this coming week is more eventful that the last one. I had kind of a hard time staying focused this week just because there was not much going on and we had a lot of disappointments, but I think this week will be much better. We have zone training on Friday as well as zone conference next Tuesday, and it should be really helpful. Elder Dyches of the seventy is touring the mission, so hopefully he teaches us some good stuff.

I hope you have a good and safe week! Love you!

LG, Daniel

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