Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Hard Week of Working Hard

Elder Orchard was pretty busy this week.  He didn't find time to write his normal family email but he was an awesome big brother and made sure to send a few words to Stockton and Mason.  I did get this from him:

The temple dedication is this next week!  Who knows what we are going to do with that!  There are three different sessions we will see what happens with it!  This week was really really crazy!  We didn't have much time to work in the field but we did lots of office work!  Changes weeks are hard!  So we are going to rest today and see if we can get feeling better!  We have been exhausted!

The rainy season is pretty much always, it slows down in like October ish but this week has been Crazy!  There was so much rain we were walking around and the streets like flooded and we were walking around up to our knees in water! We were cold and I may have ruined a pair of shoes!  We will see how it turns out! 

....I honestly have not been in the offices all day sorry!  We just got back we had to put the sister's house together and go out to a far area of the mission it has been super busy!

I am not sure which Elder this is but I love seeing a glimpse of my boy in the background with his arm around a fellow Elder and a smile on his face!

Watch out- hole in the road!
He sent me his companions email just so I knew what was going on.  Here are a few thoughts from that!  Thank you Elder Olson!  It's nice to hear your perspective of the week:)

Tuesday: Changes!! We got there early and got set up and then some kid that was going home never showed up. So I called him and turns out the guy bringing them in's car broke down and they got stuck an hour away. So they had to come straight in to the offices and then we took him in Metro to President's house for the goodbye dinner and got invited to stay hehe. So awesome. It was funny. Then we ate and sat in on their testimony meeting.  Then we came back and I went with the ward mission leader to a cita with Lucina and Orchard went with the youth presidents to visit the family Alva! 

Wednesday: Today we went to the food early and then went out to Texcoco to help Blotter get a house.  Anyway we got back at around 8 and had our ward mission meeting and that was about it haha.  But that was pretty much it haha. Just signing contracts and walking around looking for RENTING signs :/

Thursday; Today we were in the offices until 4 with the assistants making first aid kits for the whole mission. So tedious. So boring. But it had to be done :/ Then we went and ate like at 5, and then had a lesson with a less active and came back to get more stuff done in the offices :/ So busy.

Friday: Today we went to Migration and I got my green card renewed weeeee. I'm legal again! It's funny though because I can't do any of my paperwork without a green card so Orchard has to do it hahaha. Poor kid. Then we ate and worked today! We had a bunch of stuff fall. We found a new family though! They seem cool! They've been going to the English Classes for about 2 and a half months in the stake center and those trolls never told us... we just contacted into them by chance. They go "Hey Elders how are you guys??" And I was like what? And he goes yeah I know the missionaries from English class! They've been teaching us a little! And I was just like PIRATES!! Hahaha. Anyway we got that all figured out and it should be cool! Then we had a good cita with Alva. We were going to get on Griseldass (the grandma) case but she wasn't even there... so we got the other three all excited for their baptisms. I don't know what we're going to do with them. This week we're probably going to be like look, you three can get baptized but you can't Griselda because you don't do anything. The others read, pray, are willing to go to church, and she just does nothing. So we'll see how that goes.

Saturday: Today we went to the Temple! It was super fun :) We went with a family we just reactivated! They're so cool but now their in the other area so we never see them :/ Then we ate and had a cita and then came back to do office stuff. 

Sunday: Today sucked. No one came. Griselda flaked out. We're totally going to lay down the law this week over there and be like look stop impeding the others from progressing. But we'll see how it goes! Then we had like 3 meetings with housing landlords and then finally got back from all that like at 8:45 :/ 

Today: Todayyyy I haven't done anything so far haha. But our plans are buy food, move the girl's into their new house, and then I don't know haha. We'll see how long everything takes! 

Have a good week!
Elder Orchard (courtesy of Elder Olson:))

Sister Stutznegger saved the day with pictures.  I sure do love her!  All of the pictures in this post are courtesy of the sweetest mission mom ever that Facebook's photos of her missionaries.  What an awesome tool!  I love getting mid week pics of my son, especially on weeks where he doesn't send any home:)

The words of Sister Stutznegger:  These two were comparing their "food babies."  These Elders are something else!  They are quite the comedy team together!

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