Monday, 7 November 2016

November 7, 2016 - Canejo Canyon Ward - Newbury Park Zone




Another week has come and gone. And.... what a week it was! 

Couple of exchanges. And a LOT of tracting. 

Yup. TRACTING. Something I have never had to rely on ever on my mission. But there is nothing else we can do! 

Anyways. Glad to hear about the exciting week! Sure am proud of Hudson and him doing so well with football. Hard work brings about success! 

Monday. So, we had to be in at 7, because of Halloween. And so, we had to end P-Day at 3 to compensate for that. But, we also had to exchange with the Assistants that night. So we did it at 7. Nothing really happened on P-Day. Just had dinner with the Turner family in our ward and handed out candy to little kids. Their street was BUMPING. It was funny being on the other side of the door for once. Should have seen one of the dad's face. It was hilarious. He was shocked to see a Mormon Missionary open the door and give his kids some candy. But, we exchanged after that and I went to Ventura again with Elder Weiss! I have been to Ventura on every exchange with the Assistants. So much fun. We had a movie night after planning and then crashed. 

Tuesday was such an awesome day in Ventura! It was cool, we had the ocean breeze, and nothing really could have beat anything we did that day! Had a few lessons with some of their recent converts and returning less-actives, and contacted a lot of people that day! Actually, it was the closest I have ever been to being attacked by a dog. We went to contact someone at a house, and this house was behind another house, and so as we were knocking, a dog came barreling out of the front house and we turned around and I was ready to kick it square in the face, but it came to a screeching halt and then ran away. It was awesome. We also went and knocked on some apartments, and then got into a 20 minute bash with someone trying to not argue, but argue that we were wrong. We did really well with just testifying and teaching boldly and powerfully. All in all though, it was a really great day! 

On Tuesday night, we got dropped over text by our last investigator...  and so our pool is empty! Wednesday, we spent a long time trying to get everything together for our reports for the Stake leadership for the month of October, and then went out and tracted a little bit and then got to help out the Young Men with some of their Duty to God! It was fun, and we heard about the crazy Game 7 of the World Series! Just a week full of crazy sports stories I guess. 

Thursday we did Weekly Planning and some service for a lady named Anita. Kiiiiinda a hoarder, but she wants to have a lesson sometime soon, so we are trying. Walked around for about 2 hours that night too. No one likes us knocking on their doors after 7, so all we can really do is either have a set appointment or go street contact. 

Friday was District Meeting and Interviews with President Felix, aaaaaand.... Tracting! Yay! We tracted for about two hours that day. Not a ton of success, but it's really all we can do. There isn't really anything for us to work with in the area book, and we are trying to work and work with the members of our ward, so it's really our last ditch effort. 

Saturday I was on an exchange one of my old apartments! I got to go to the Westlake Village Family ward and work with Elder Morgan for a day! It was also a day of contacting the investigators that they had, and we also got to watch the teachers broadcast with Elder Holland. If you haven't watched it, you need to. Such amazing insight on how we can all become more Christlike teachers. Taught a lesson to a man named Steve, one of their investigators, and we were able to help answer some of his concerns about baptism. Let me tell you, I don't think I have ever been as bold with anyone except for maybe Don Bobbs.. It was awesome. Just being able to throw everything aside and ask him what his hang up was!! Hopefully he progresses to baptism soon.

Fast Sunday was great. This ward does something I have never witnessed before! They have the teachers pass around microphones for people who don't want to walk up to the stand. I loved it! Although, it was weird not seeing anyone up there. Tracted some more that day, and yeah. 

No real new investigators yet. But, we are working hard to try and try to find! I got my package sent off last week, so hopefully you get it soon! I sent it to the PO Box. 

Anyways, glad to hear everything is going well! I love you all! Have an amazing week! 


Elder Harvey

Oh. We made chicken. And Pumpkin Seeds.

And we found a Christmas Tree.

Chicken (?)

Pumpkin Seeds

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