Monday, March 3, 2014

Land's End and the Atlantic Ocean

     So this week was a bitter sweet week. We had to bid farewell to our only investigator Alex because he moved to Lewiston. We had to take his teaching record and send it in the mail to the Elders in that area so i hope they take care of him for us.
Good-bye Alex.  We'll miss you!

     This week Elder Dean and I went on home teaching splits with members of our ward and it went really good. I was surprised at how easy home teaching is compared to teaching missionary lessons. HOME TEACHING IS A PIECE OF CAKE haha. I enjoyed doing that with Brother Smith. He is a Mainer (only people born and raised in Maine are allowed to be called that) He is a snow plow driver for the town of Harpswell, which is where Baileys Island is.
     Last P-day we went to Popham beach and hiked around Fort Popham. I like doing physical activities for P-day. It beats sitting inside playing monopoly any day.
Old building at Fort Popham
Old prison at Fort Popham

Yes, it is!!
Sunset at Fort Popham


  This week I also got a package from the Relief society of MM2 Ward and I really enjoyed it so thank you to everyone who played a part in that.

Thank you Mira Mesa 2nd Ward Relief Society!

Thanks for the blanket! I have used it every single night since i got it. Funny thing is that I brought the big bag (of Snickers) to a mutual activity for the youth and i was left with 5. So i thought of you 5 times in one night if that's okay?

     Also this week we had a lot of miles left on the car so we decided to go out and try and contact Less-Actives and potentials in the island areas. (we rarely go there because they are summer homes...) Our efforts came up empty but... we enjoyed being in the island area and stopped at Bailey's island during our lunch hour and ate lunch while looking at the beach. That was really cool to see. I noticed that the rocks beside the water are petrified wood and i was very dumbfounded by that because i was expecting rock, not petrified wood.

View of Atlantic from Bailey's Island
Don't be fooled. It may look like its sunny and warm. WARNING ITS NOT! 19 degrees outside not including the bitter freezing wind.

     Anyways as for our teaching this week, J**** W**** is smoking again.... Every time we go into the house it kind of smells like a motel in Las Vegas. Not a little bit a smoke, a lot! So much that when you look at the light its a little foggy.. That was a real bummer because she told us last week she was going to stop. We offered to help her stop by taking her cigarettes but she jokingly threatened us that if we did we would be dead before we got out the front door. I doubt that because we can run pretty quick, we know where she is hiding her cigarettes. We should just take em and run huh!? Just kidding... but i want to.    
     On Saturday we got invited to a Catholic Mass. We went and i can say that it was much better than the Pentecostal service i attended. Wow, Catholics are not holy rollers i can tell you that much. This week we are trying to focus our efforts on finding someone solid to teach. This week we haven't gotten any new investigators but we have people that are semi interested so that is a huge plus!!!   I know we cant just make the perfect investigator pop up out of thin air but we will try to find someone at least interested in learning more about the Church or God for that matter.
     A funny thing happened at church. It was testimony meeting and bishop was up bearing his testimony and right when he started to get to the meat and potatoes of it a little kid sitting behind us stands up and yells "Ill be back in a minute, I have to go pee in the tulet" Everyone in the back couldn't help but laugh at the kid because it was so uncalled for but so funny at the same time. The mother had a face of pure embarrassment but she couldn't help but laugh.
     This upcoming week on Saturday there is a ward activity called the Annual free spaghetti dinner and dessert auction. Apparently up here its a huge deal and people wait all year for it so we are excited for that. We have invited almost every single person we know or acquaint with so i hope its a much better show up than the ward Christmas party...  Also on the 15th we are going to have Interview with the Mission President so i am also really excited for that. Than the 16th is Stake Conference.

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