Washington DC South Mission: Week 23: January 26, 2015
8:21 AM (10 hours ago)
So I got your package this week in the mail thanks a lot . But please
don't send those "kind"bars anymore. I'm not sure if no one back home didn't want those so you decided to just throw them in there for me to eat. But those things taste bad. ha ha.... So Saturday was John our investigators baptism back in Lees burg. We had a senior couple drive us about an hour to the church only to find out when we got there that John and his whole family had the flu. John still showed up and was about still going through with his baptism except he still felt sick and his family wouldn't have been able to make it. So we encouraged him to post pone the baptism till next Saturday. Also for some reason, the ward didn't know that the baptism that day so there was like 5 members there. I guess Ames didn't tell the ward about the baptism. John' s baptism has been on date for a month. Anyways so next Saturday we will go back again to Lees berg for the baptism. Afterwards when we found out the baptism was going to be postponed we went and watched the senior couples grandson play basketball which was kinda fun. It brought back memories of when Elder Tesch and I were both out on the court.
This week we had a pretty productive week. We did a lot of finding since we don't have really any solid investigators.
This week after a member dinner Elder Tesch and I found a straight bar for working out just sitting on the street. That was cool. It's a little rusty but still pretty nice.
We also went on exchanges with the zone leaders. I went with
Elder Macias who is a Spanish missionary which was super fun.
I didn't really expect to say anything really because everyone we visited only spoke
Spanish. So I would just kinda sit there and listen, trying to pull out what they were talking about. Then at the end of the appointment I would just say like buenos Dias or noches. Or me gusta tu Casa.... Just stuff I remembered from High School Spanish class. Elder Macias is a really cool zone leader. Elder Tesch had to go with Elder Macias companion. Ha ha.... . We also had zone conference this week. It went from 9am to 430 pm. It went by pretty fast though.
During the meeting President Riggs was telling us that when we are teaching the "Law of Chastity", we need to use specific words. And then he asked us what words he meant? Some sister was like "sex"... Elder Oyler was sitting right in front of me and he started laughing, the he looked back at me and I just started laughing. Then President Riggs looked at me and asked what I was laughing about so I just blamed it on Elder Oyler. Then President Riggs was like Elder Frew using very specific words describe to me the Law of Chastity. I asked him "what are you getting at"... and then he told me again to explain specifically what we don't do (in front of the whole zone and the AP's, and what not). And I was like "uhhhh. We save our....uhhhh. We don't have sex till we're married". Then he was like what else...."uhhhh we keep our minds clean"..... What else?.....( I turn to Elder Tesch and asked if I got most of it)...then President asked what do we not do with ourselves? And I was just hesitant about saying it.. And eventually I said it , and we don't do it with ourselves. Anyway the whole zone thought that it was super funny and then afterward the meeting was over President Riggs came and gave me a big hug.....
P-day hasn't been too fun so far. We went and stopped by a potential investigator this morning even though it's p-day and he wasn' t there. Now we're just sitting at the library. It's raining and kinda cold. Things are good though for me here in Mount Vernon. I Realized how good it is to be with Elder Tesch when I saw Ames again on Saturday. Although Elder Ames did give me a watch and a tie when I got transferred which was nice of him. My six month mark is coming up soon and its tradition to burn a tie.
I don't remember if I told you this but we found out who our new mission president is going to be when President and Sister Riggs go home this summer. It's David Huntsman, the brother to Jon Huntsman. I guess his dad was the mission president in this mission when he was a kid which is kinda cool.