Cool Weather, Cool Week

September 30, 2013


Wating for a ride
Dear Carbon-Based Life Forms,

This week has been a long one, but some wonderful little things have happened here and there. This week has been a lot of biking around, looking for people to visit. We have a good teaching pool, but the majority of them our lessons are few and far between. They are interested enough, though, that we can't justify dropping them. Slowly moving, but nonetheless moving forward. For example, Adrian's band has taken off a bunch. Shows almost everyday, and potentially signing with some record company ( I think, I forget exactly what he said. He is pretty busy), but he reads here and there, and wants to meet more. So we are wait for that wonderful day that we can have a legitimate lesson with him. 

   A family, where the mom is active, dad and son are not, brought a friend (the son's girlfriend), named Cyleen, to church. She surprised everyone else by telling them Sunday morning that she wanted to go to church. So even the LA son went! She loved it, and even cried during one of the talks. We met with her the following day, had an amazing first lesson, and she accepted the invitation to be baptized. We set a date the next day (though it will have to change due to Stake Conf, etc.), but she accepted it as well! She said the closing prayer, and said she almost cried during it. It was amazing. We also explained to her about Young Single Adults, having great fellowship there among other things, just so she would have the opportunity to choose, but she has decided for the moment she wants to go to the family ward. We are meeting with her again tomorrow evening. :)

   Then we had the opportunity to bring Paul and Precious (the part member family, where the husband is "re-investigating") to a baptism of another set of elders. Lots of people were shaking there hands as they came in, which was nice. The Ward Mission Leader of the other ward came to shake their hands, and one of those "what are you doing here?" moments happened. Turns out the WML used to work with Precious at a job they both got laid off at. So there was a connection and fellowship there. So much so, the following Sunday they said they were going to visit the other ward. Pretty much the whole stake was having their Primary Program, so it would have been the same wherever they went, since they don't stay for the full three hours (yet). Still, I'm so happy they are going to church. 

I meant to take a picture for you to see the giant hole in the back of my suit pants, and it's not the type that I can sew up.  All of the missionaries coming out and who have come out were asked to bring two suits.  Riverside for some reason only asked for one, but now most missions require two. The suit lasted at least 1/3 of my mission though, which isn't too bad.  I have to figure out how to buy a new suit now, any advice?

President Van Cott has challenged the whole mission to get 4 new investigators per each companionship. That is quite the challenge  but with the magic of Conference Weekend, I'm sure that is possible. 

Looking forward to an awesome week this week. Hope everyone has the same!

Elder Summerhays

P.S.  Today marks my eight month mark, which means I am one-third of the way done!!! Time flies too fast. Pretty soon, I will be going home, getting married, having kids, getting jobs, having grandkids, dying and going to heaven. Life is short... but still, WOOHOO, EIGHT MONTHS!!!"

At the Library waiting to email 

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