Wednesday, drove out to Cleveland so 2 hour drive down. I drop off Elder Brown then find Elder Klunker, wasn't too hard. Then turns out Elder Barnson my trainee, is now a Zone Leader in Akron!!! So I said, Hi of course, then on our way, drive back to Toledo. And now that Elder Brown is gone, I can name the truck. ( He wouldn't let me) so I name her Lilly. I think its a great name. anyway she is super muddy now and covered in salt. We could almost make another Salt Lake with how much salt we have on Lilly. Then we got to work. We tried stopping by Larry a recent convert we have but to our amazement we run into Carla. Carla is from Ogden Utah... Hmmm I know where that is. She's a member, that did't know the church was out here, then we sat there talking about Ogden for a bit and the church super awesome on the first day.
Elder Klunker is from Manti Utah, or close to it. He has 5 brothers and a Twin.. so thats kinda cool. Plays the guitar and Loves to work. His dad is a carpenter, and that how he met his wife. So he loves doing things with his hands. Which is Great, we needed it and I will tell you why...
Thursday rolls around and we go do some service at a furniture restore company. Then some weekly planning and off to work. Also, Sister Stout got transferred into our district. We came out together. So she gave us a call about how they have too many Beds... turns out they actually had 2 sets of bunk beds for some reason.
Friday comes and we get a call. The sisters ask us to replace our beds with their 2 bunk beds, so we thought why not we go on exchanges all the time and we have a truck, so we got permission really quick and got to work. We didn't finish building our beds till about 4 PM and when I mean Building I mean building.. We had to do some good old fashioned West Virginian engineering. We had to take some broken board out and replace them then use those broken boards to fix a frame. I'm quite impressed with what we accomplished, especially with the tools that we had. West of the night was spent trying to find some people to teach. And we got told to leave again by the cops, we were told to write the officers name down now. We kinda have a lawyer now and he's not to happy with the police. PS the bed broke a bit then we put more nails in it...
Saturday, Good old, searching Saturdays, we were finally wide open. So we Stopped by a less active, Sister Escendell, and she let us right in and said she'd come to church. Rest of the night we just went finding again.
Sunday, Nothing too crazy happened, it was just long.
Monday, we had district meeting, and we had been studying as a mission a talk given by president Nelson, called begin with the End in mind. It was to mission presidents. Super cool. Pretty much make sure we have the temple in our view in our lives and in our missionary work. So we did a role play to imagine our investigators in white and our beloved district leader then goes behind a door to role play it. The sisters knock on the door and there's Elder Brown in a baptismal suit... we all lost it, but we got the picture quite clear.
Tuesday, our water heater went out for some reason, so it was a very cold day... so it was no fun we didn't have much luck for this day as well. But we got fed by some members, and they showed us something amazing, it's called a bread maker... It stirs kneads and bakes the bread. It is the coolest piece of technology i have seen on my mission. ( 'til we get smart phones ) but it was so cool.
Well all in all a very long week. Today was a tender mercy. I was getting a bit burned out but it's nice to just chill. Elder Klunker and I look like we'll do great things together. I'm excited. I'm also very excited as President Erying always puts it "for the best days are yet to come". ( still don't know what that means but he said it twice now)
Anyways love Ya'll.
Take it easy.
Take it easy.