Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Free Coke Because We Were German

Hello!  This week has been absolutly crazy!  It just flew by that is for sure!!  We were able to see tons of success in the little time that we worked!!  We were able to find a ton of news and get lots of references!!  Our ward is amazing!!  They are all so loving! and they all want to share the gospel and it is super cool! That is part of why they have soo much success here!  We have the goal to baptize five people in first three weeks of the cycle!  But I guess i will get into the whole what happened this week thing!

Tuesday we went to Presidents house with the deads and had the going away brunch for them!  It was good this was the group that I would have been in if I wouldn't have gone home so it was cool to say goodbye to all of my friends!

and then after all that was said and done we went to our missionary meeting with our ward mission leader and I started to get to know them and the ward missionaries and all that good stuff! It was good!  This was the day that we were walking in the street and we just see some people fighting a little bit in front of us, and we were like okay well what is going on right.  It was a guy and a girl! like he wasn't hitting her or anything but they were like arguing and we walk past and all we hear is the girl say, ¨give me the keys you are way too drunk to drive!¨ and then he responds, ¨I drive better drunk than you drive sober I am driving home¨.  It was pretty funny not the best idea but it made us laugh at least!

Wednesday we had to start to plan zone conferences after we studied and so we didn't leave until the food and we started to work hard after and we ended up getting a really cool reference and we were able to teach her which we were stoked for!  Then we went just kept working and tried to find more people.  We then went to ward council and it was super cool! Probably the coolest ward council I have been to.  we got a reference there and we talked about the work we were doing and all sorts of stuff! It went really good!  Then we went for Tacos at Tacos tepalcates.

Thursday we planned for the week and got another capacitation ready to go.  Then we headed out to work again.  We went with a member and asked if she would take us to go and visit someone and so we went and found some part member families.  Then we went with some recent converts and such.  it went good all day.  We also went and helped a member put together a bed for her sick mom and we lifted her out of where she was and put her into the new bed which was a ton of work but we got it done! 

Friday we had the mission council.

We talked about all sorts of stuff and how we were going to get all the areas closed and where to close them and all that great stuff!  we talked about all sorts of stuff actually but then Elder Ostler and I got to capacitate about commitments which was super fun! We had Pres try and commit his wife to go on a date with him and then we had the Nebekers do the same and everyone seemed to like it! We felt really good about it and we hope that they could have learned a whole bunch about committing investigators!  It was at least super fun and different!  Then we headed out to work a little bit!  WE had an alright day. We were able to put a fecha and such.  We also made plans to find some news this week that we could baptize here in a couple weeks and stuff like that!  We passed with our fecha and we have to get creative to baptize her this week. She can't get a cut she has wet and so if anyone has any idea we are accepting! we are thinking about wrapping it in plastic wrap and duct tape but I will get back to you guys about how that goes! It should be on Saturday but we will confirm that later! 

Saturday we started to do zone conferences! And we started out in Ixtapaluca.  It is just so far out from everywhere else!

Oh and I felt super sick I have no idea what happened but my  throat was killing me! But things went super good in Zone Conference!  We capacitated on finding news and how we could do it effectively and such and it went really good!  Basically this next week all we are going to do is go to zone conferences so that will be fun! But we got back super late from zone conference! 

However we went and ate ice cream that was amazing from from a place where they serve it in like a pineapple or coconut!  It was super good! Shout out to pres for taking us!

I will include the selfie we took shout out to Ostler for buying a selfie stick.  Anyways we get back to the area and we went out and worked and we put another fecha with someone to get baptized in two weeks! She will be a little harder to baptize since we need her moms permission but we have faith and we think we can do it! 

Alright so one more little funny story!  Today we were waiting for the bus that takes us to the offices and this drunk guy next to us gets out of his car and he was buying more beer just like they all do and he just looks at us and he was like hey guys whats up?  We told him hi and all this stuff and he says my car comes from your country!  It come from Germany and I looked at Ostler and I was like just go with it man!  Elder Ostler´s family is currently living in England right now and so we just chatted and he threw out a few cities from germany and a few words he had learned and the guy was just so stoked that we were German and he ended up buying us coke and chatting away for ten minutes until the bus came it was too funny!  It was the first time someone had called me German before! So that was an interesting experience!  

THis week I wanted to share something that we had seen this week with our investigators! We shared about Joseph Smith and we talked about how they could also recieve an answer just like we had received an answer!  We talked a little bit about nephi and his experience when his father saw a vision and he wanted to see and know for himself and it was super cool! We could really feel the spirit and it was an awesome experience for them too!!

 17 And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of God—and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come—I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of theHoly Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him, as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.

 18 For he is the same yesterday, today, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.

 19 For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.
have a great week I love you!

Elder Orchard

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