This week was pretty good I think. Transfers happened, which was pretty crazy. Elder Crawford is an interesting guy. This could either be a really good transfer, or the longest 7 weeks of my life. Only time will tell I suppose. Either way, I'm pumped to be in this area. We have work for days. Sort of.
Tuesday was crazy day. We had transfer meeting, so we were running around all day. I went on exchanges in the morning with Elder Christensen who came out with me, he was in my group in the MTC, and neither of us really know Anchorage at all. So that was an adventure. Then we had transfer meeting, which was actually really good this time. All the departing testimonies were powerful, plus I actually knew some of the people so it had more effect. Then the craziness resumed because we had to unpack and pick up the Elders serving in Barrow, so I got to hang out with Elder Rogers, my MTC companion for a day. That was fun.
Wednesday was just as hectic. We had the Barrow elders with us till 2 so we lost a lot of time. Then we lost got our car towed at the airport. It was funny. Then we had a service project for homeless people for hours. It was pretty fun.
Thursday we had a dinner party for foster care families in the area. It was super busy, but it was a lot of fun. I was the juice guy. I made a lot of juice. So much juice. It was ridiculous. Apparently we do a lot of service in Anchorage, but it's really good stuff so it's ll good.
Friday was filled with meetings and caroling. But we picked up a new investigator named Mark, who is the most excited I've ever seen someone be for meeting with the missionaries. He's super cool and it's exciting to teach people that are super pumped about it. He's had a cray life and he's trying to change, so we're helping him out. He came to church with us Sunday, it was cool.
Saturday we had a lesson with a girl named Rhiannon. She's super cool as well. This ward has a lot of work to do. She was crying like the whole time from how much she was feeling it. Both of her best friends just got back from their missions, and they both came and it was probably the best lesson I've ever been to. It was nuts. After a long week it was really nice to be able to have a lesson like that.
Sunday was also awesome. This ward meets at 1 which is so late. So we have meetings all day. Then both Mark and Rhiannon came to church which was cool. We had a fireside that night where all the new converts in the area bore there testimonies which was also really powerful. It was a rough, busy week, but it ended really well.
Have a merry Christmas everyone! I don't know if I'll be able to reply to everyone this week, because today will be crazy, but next week I will! So everyone have a good week and an excellent tool holiday!
This is the little tree I sent John so he would have a Christmas tree and the gifts he has received. Apparently he doesn't realize he can straighten the tree out a bit. (note from mom)