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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy 22 Months :D / No Moose Nielsen, the Sequel

Out on the rocks

Well, it's been another great week here on Cape Breton Island! It's always a good time here :P I will see if I can think up some good stories to tell ya for this week:

The Skyline Trail
Monday: Pday! We were given the charge of taking our Zone Leaders around the Cabot Trail, and it was AMAZING!!! The last time we went we were a little rushed, so we didn't get to see as much as we would have liked, but this week we got to take as much time as we needed to take in all the sights. It was INCREDIBLE!!!! Sadly though, even though we went to all the places where you are "guaranteed" to see a moose, I am still "No Moose Nielsen".... I am trying my hardest to see a moose before I leave Canada, but it's just not working out too well for me... One of these days. But yeah, the Cabot Trail was our entire day. It was fantastic
Also the Skyline Trail
The stairs are not as fun on the way back up....

Over looking the Trail
Tuesday: With the ZL's already up here, we decided to do our exchange with them. I worked with one of them for half of the day, while Elder Täufer worked with the other one, and then we switched. It was quite the day. While I was working in the morning, we ran into an investigator who let us know that she is no longer interested in meeting with us (because she just got baptized into another church...), but she gave us this really awesome referral to a different lady who was super interested in hearing about The Gospel! It was pretty great! We taught her a whole lesson right on her doorstep (because we couldn't go in without a 3rd Priesthood), and she asked us for a copy of the Book of Mormon. It was pretty cool. The second half of the day was a little less eventful. We helped an older Newfie Lady put in a window AC unit (which took a ridiculously long time, but she gave us Diet Pepsi, so it's all okay... It's a Newfie thing...), and then we went out knocking. It was actually a really cool knocking session. We started a street, and then got some referrals that were close in town, so we just walked over to them, and it turned into a big adventure following the referral trail, and talking to tons of people along the way. It was pretty fun :D After the day was over, we went over to Tim's and got some hot chocolate, and then retired to bed. That was our day.

Gotta do the #selfie face
Wednesday: It was a super long day. We got up early because we had to leave our apartment at 7:00 to make it to New Glasgow for district meeting on time. It's going to be quite the trek going down there for District meeting every week. But, it will be great. Basically our whole day was eaten up with the 6 hours of travel time and the 2 hours of District Meeting and the 1 hour of lunch and all that jazz. We got home just in time to got to Branch Council and then have Correlation with our Branch Mission Leader. It was a long day of meetings. We did get to go out after our meetings and do some Home Teaching. We were just added to the Home Teaching list, and we were assigned 27 families... So that's going to keep us pretty busy.. But it was great. We got to see a good handful of people, so that was great.
This is what Donair looks like

Thursday: We had a bunch of lessons set up, but the fell through... It was a bit of a bummer.. Sorry, nothing too interesting for Thursday. Lots of finding hours though. We had a really awesome institute lesson with Margaret, that was pretty cool. She is one smart cookie! But that's about it.

Friday: Weekly Planning. A bunch of fun, ya know? After that it was another day of going out and finding.. We had supper with our normal Friday night family, I love them to pieces. That was about the extent of our day.

Saturday: We got a call from one of the brothers in the branch asking us to come down and help him with a Project for our Branch President down in Mabu, so we threw all our plans out the window and got to go down and do some service. It was a pretty great day. Lots of Whipper Snipping (Weed Eating), and cleaning stuff up. Good times. We also had a really awesome Fireside that we put together. Some people came over from PEI (A senior couple that I served around while I was there) and they spoke, and it was FANTASTIC! I loved it so much! They called it "The Human Story of Church History" and it was great! 
Sunday: Happy Sabbath! It was a great day. We had Church, and then we had to run out to Eskasoni to do Eskasoni church, and then we ran over to North Sydney to a Dinner Appointment, and then we had to run to New Waterford to dedicate some apartments. It was a long day with a lot of travel. I enjoyed it (If you were wondering, which I'm sure you weren't, we totalled about 225 Kilometres, which is about 140 Miles of travel for the day...) 

Well, that was our week. It was a good one :D

I hope you all had a great week as well! I love your guts!

Hockey hockey, Moose moose, Maple Leaf, Sorry about that, eh?
Elder Nielsen

Amy (Shu Yao) and I playing Ping Pong

We played Ping Pong for institute :D

Elder Wanlass

Moose warning

What to do if you get attacked by a Coyote 
Pretty optimistic, eh?

The most wildlife we saw out there...

Walking the Skyline Trail

The Cabot Trail

Elder Täufer and I 

Off one of the look out points

Elder Hunt doing the smolder

Danger, big waves :P

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