Monday, August 10, 2015

An Ingrown Toenail

Alright so Tuesday we were getting ready to work!  The other Elders in our ward are going to have special changes and so we just doubled the size of our area so it is like 20 streets by 20 streets ish!  So we are excited because we found some people a little while ago that we get to go teach over there in the other area!  We have been trying to work hard and get tons of people who are waiting!  Tomorrow we have plans for two news and we will hope for some miracles!  Today I just worked like crazy in the offices while Blotter and Olson went to Polanco with an Elder.  The work was good today in our area!  We ate moley which is so good!  Not very often do we get it because most of the Americans don't like it, who knows why!  We also were able to put some fechas with the family Alba! They all accepted to get baptized on the 12 of September!  We are super excited for that!  We have worked really hard with them and we still have a long ways to go!  Hopefully we can still continue to be blessed! the big story from today has to do with some people that have come to church twice and finally we were able to get their address and a cita to go and visit them!  Well we get to Rio de churrubusco and knock on the house number 2307 like they said.  Well this lady comes out that totally wasn't them!  So we call and I am like yeah here we are in your house!  And they are like no we live on avenida de churrubusco!  Well we are determined to find these chosen investigators!  So we figure that we need to take metro bus to get there and it will be fine!  Well we start our trip and we get off the stop and we realize that we now in someone elses area and so we decided okay teach them today then pass them to the ward!  Well there aren't any missionaries in that ward and so we were excited because we still get a super chosen family of four! So we finally get to their house like an hour late and they were really cool about it!  Well we start talking and deciding  how to begin teaching, turns out they were just really less active members that want to get active again!  It was just really a weird experience!  They are awesome though and I'm glad they have decided to come back!

Thursday was just a normal work day!  We had citas with our two progressing investigators and they went good!  They are doing so good and we have been able to see a huge change in the family Alba!  They are doing good now and are getting excited for activities and all that good stuff!  We are going to take them to play soccer with our priesthood on Saturday and things are going really good with all of that!  Laura is still doing great!

Friday I got an ingrown toenail out and we went to Polanco!  Not much to report from this day it was good!

Saturday we went out to work hard!  We had a really good day!  I went back to the Zone Paraiso (first area) to take the other secretaries there so they could capacitate and that was cool to go back again!  That always will be kind of my home I feel like!  So we went out after to work and we did pretty good!  We were able to go and visit Laura and the Family Alba!  They were doing good and we were happy with what we were able to teach them!  We actually made a deal with Laura that if she reads all of the Book of Mormon before her baptism we will get her the cool leather bound ones that we use!  So she is doing great! She is just dedicating an hour of every day to read and she is progressing like a stud!  

Sunday we were really blessed!  We had committed five people for sure to go to church on Saturday and so we were just praying that they would all come and all show up on time!  Well we got to the church and none of the chairs were set up!  This was frustrating because we were at the church the night before and they were all set up!  So we had the typical missionaries get everything set up and ready!  It is okay we are there early to help!  Well needless to say everyone we were waiting for came to church!  We also had five more people that hadn't confirmed that they were coming show up!  We were able to put a couple fechas in the church and we really were blessed!  Another thing is our ward has started to step up!  We are working on getting a new elders quorum president and a better ward mission leader!  They have home and visiting teaching and it seems like they are actually kind of doing it!  The missionaries haven't spoke every other week in church!  Things are really moving the way that we want them to!  We are happy with the work that they are starting to do!

Have a great week!  I love you guys!  
Elder Orchard

A typical view from a mico ride!  Everyone is always making out on them.

I got these pictures sent to me on Facebook from Sister Stutzznegger.  She is AWESOME!  She said, "Orchard finally made the moving crew!"  It was fun to get those mid week.

There are more missionaries going home than entering the mission so each transfer there are apartments to close down.  The office Elders get that assignment.

A little McDonalds for breakfast with President Stutznegger.
Some older pics I found in dropbox today.  I know they are older because I see Elder Norr hiding behind Elder Blotter and he went home a few weeks ago.

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