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Monday, September 22, 2014

I survived my first transfer!


Another week here in beautiful Atlantic Canada! Good News, I survived my first transfer, so I'll be here in Sackville for another 6 weeks :D

Again, we had a pretty uneventful, so this isn't going to be all that exciting. Sorry...

Monday: It was a pretty normal P-day, and didn't have any surprise things pop up. We had to teach Family Home Evening for the old people, and only one person actually came, so it was super awkward, but still fun. Later we had an appointment with a less active and his son. We ran into the awkward situation where his son thinks he was baptized, but there are no records in the church of it actually happening, so we don't really know how to break that to him... We have another meeting with them later this week, so that should be fun.

Tuesday: It was a hard day. We had a bunch of appointments set up for the day, and every sing one of them fell through. We ended up having to do a lot of finding time. In that finding time, we worked for a couple of hours, and ended up talking to 15 people... It was pretty bad... Note to self, during the daytime, there is never anyone at home, find other activities. We ended the day strong by having a dinner appointment with a less active, and then going to sing at the seniors home. That is my favorite. The old people love it when we come, and are super sweet (And a little bit handsy with Elder B... Awkward....).

Wednesday: Wednesday we got to go through the temple. Life is good when you are going through the temple. It doesn't necessarily make everything easier, it just makes it a little easier to deal with. While we were in Dartmouth, we decided to get out phone fixed, it had been broken for a little while, and it was getting us into trouble. We ended up spending an extra 2 hours in Dartmouth and Halifax than we had actually panned for, and had to completely rearrange out schedule for the day. It was pretty crazy. We got to meet with some less actives, but all of out lessons fell through, and none of the potentials that we visited actually wanted anything to do with us, so that was fun. It was another bad contacting day. We got stuck talking to a basher who wouldn't let us go. It was pretty intense. He said he respected us, and we were great people, just confused. Fun times. 

Thursday: Another bad day for appointments. Every single appointment we had set up fell through, and we had a solid potential drop us. His wife anti-ed him out of wanting to meet with us... We actually got to do some real contacting though, and talk to some people... Not a lot came from it, but we planted seeds, and that is what matters. Even our family history class that we teach fell through, so it was a really uneventful day.

Friday: We did our weekly planning, so hopefully the lessons that we set up there will actually play out for the next week. We called a bunch of people, and nobody could meet with us, so we ended up knocking for a while. It was our first cold day, so people are a lot more sympathetic for people out in the cold. We actually had someone let us into their house, and that was a first for me. It was pretty fantastic, and they were willing to set up a return appointment, so we are hoping that they are going to become new investigators! Fingers crossed. 

Saturday: We helped a lady move right across the street. From the top floor of one building to the top floor of another building. With no elevator. It was pretty ridiculous. We got to meet with our only recent convert (she was baptized the day before I got into sackville) and meeting with her is always a highlight to my week. she actually does what she says she is going to, and she actually wants to keep learning. It is fantastic, and I never want to let her go ever. Finally we got to meet with one of our investigators, and he is doing very well. He is going to meet with bishop, and that is a huge step for him. He isn't ready for a baptism interview, we are just having bishop come over to his house because he is scared stiff of bishop. It should be fun! Oh, we also go to meet with one of my favorite less actives. She is having some hard times, but like the recent convert, she does everything that she says she will, and actually wants to progress! I love meeting with her! 

Sunday: I guess when they say Sunday is a day of rest, the really weren't talking about missionaries.  We had a long day of meetings, and because it was the end of the transfer, we had a meeting with bishop about everything that is going on in the ward. Sundays are just meetings upon meetings around here. We finally picked up a new investigator yesterday! He is a great guy and is seriously searching for the gospel and the truth. I'm excited to see where he ends up going. It rained last night, a lot! It was hurricane style rain just without the rain. It was fantastic! I love the rain!  We forgo to close a couple of windows in the apartment, and ended up with a wet floor this morning... It was pretty great. 

I guess that is this week, sorry it wasn't super exciting. 

It's getting colder every day, and I seriously need some winter clothes... Or even a jacket... Oops. I guess it is time to go clothing shopping!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week! You are all fantastic children of god! Be amazing!

Hockey hockey, Moose moose, Maple leaf, sorry about that eh? 
Elder Nielsen

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