Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Week's Rundown


Ahhhhhh mom, why do you remind me of how long I've been out?  I don't want to know-haha!  It's going by way too fast!  Man, Austin's been out 10 months-that's crazy!  Well, I'm glad you were able to visit with Uncle Craig-that's always good.  Mom, you sang in Sacrament-that's great!
Well, this week was awesome!  We had 22 lessons and 10 of those were non-members.  A couple of them we're going back this next week for a return appointment and we did 13 hours of service!  I am freakin' tired though!  That's a good sign I guess, but no fun to be tired!  There were so many things going on, but it was awesome!  We had 6 lessons on Friday and most of them were non-members! On Monday, I mentioned that we were able to go to Monterey, which was cool.  We didn't get to go to the beach, which was disappointing, but it was really pretty.  We drove up by Big Sir and Fifer beach and over by Carmel and over by Monterey Warf/boardwalk.  I wish we just had more time!  On Tuesday, it was a pretty slow day for the most part.  We taught a guy named Douglas and he was doing pretty good.  He played a couple of songs he made on his guitar, then we had a little time right before dinner, so we drove to the top of our area, up by Henry Cove park and that was pretty cool.  Then, we had dinner with the Howards, which is a super cool family.  Their boys are going to BYUI and their son Taylor is in the same mission as Thomas M. and Sister Howard thinks she has heard Thomas' name mentioned once.  Supposedly, Thomas took her son's spot in an area.  On Wednesday, we got stuck in Gilroy with the other Elders since they wanted to carpool.  They had to take their car in to get the oil changed and it took a couple of hours, so that kinda stunk since we had things we needed to do.  We had splits that night and were able to make up the things we had to cancel.  We taught the Sweat's and Ariel Falcon and his family-so it was good!  On Thursday, we were on exchanges and I went to another area for the day -that wasn't too exciting.  Friday was busy.  We did 2 service projects helping some nonmembers and taught them while doing it, then we taught some people we ran into.  We were trying to find people through the records, and we contacted a refferal that we are going to start teaching the lessons to-hopefully.  His name is Brad and he seemed pretty interested, especially about the Book of Mormon.  We then had dinner with the Deakin's, great family!  After that, we went and dropped by a part member family and that went alright.  On Saturday, the ward had their yearly service project and we cleaned the Morgan Hill Cemetery.  That was pretty fun.  We did that for about 4 hours, then we did our weekly planning and then went contacting and talked to a lot of people in downtown Morgan Hill since they had a "wine stroll' down there.  We talked to some drunk people and that was pretty interesting!  After that, we went to dinner and had some super good taco salad with the Green's and a sister missionary made me some Otai that I drank a big pitcher in 2 hours-it was so good!!!!  After that, we went and visited Mama Smith and she always is a hoot.  On Sunday, church was good, we had a lot of meeting.  That basically was our week.  Hopefully, we have another great one and hopefully, your week goes better!  Hang in there!  Love ya!

Elder Whaley

*P.S.  I love the CD!!!  My comp doesn't like it because I listen to it a lot!  :)  Oh well!

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