Monday, 1 May 2017

April 10, 2017 - Arroyo Grande 1st and 2nd Wards

#WhatTheWhat #16/16

Dang Daniel. 


This week has been nuts. Just a lot happening. Gah. This area is seriously on fire. I don't know what's going on, but it's amazing to see the hand of the Lord magnifying our efforts. 

First of all, I am getting transferred! Kinda. I am staying. Haha. Elder Davis is going down to Ventura. I am staying in the ward I am in right now, and also absorbing the Arroyo Grande 2nd Ward. Double duty, once again. Should be fun! I am also training a new Zone Leader again. His name is Elder McLawhorn. He is sweet. I am super excited! 

Anyways. The week has been crazy.

Monday. We had Zone Activity. Nothing too crazy. Just played some dodgeball with marshmallows. Nothing really happened that night either.

Tuesday. We saw Mark and Sally in the morning. They were interesting. But, we should be going back to help them with some weeds and hopefully they will start learning more! We had a lesson with Margarita too. All about praying and reading to find out truth. She committed to being serious about finding out if this is the truth or not. She is going to take some time, but it'll be worth it! We also saw Alex and James later that evening, and taught about the Word of Wisdom. They both said they would live it! They have a date for the 29th, but we aren't sure if they are going to make it. They are still living together.

Elder Harvey, Elder Davis & Dalebouts Family
Wednesday was a good day! We typed up our Stake Reports in the morning, but then the meeting got cancelled for that evening. Bummer. Went out to tried to see some people. No one really interested or home. Had some dinner, and then went out on some visits with Brother Smeda. Saw the Gavatos family, and gave brother Gavatos a blessing. He's in rough shape! 

Thursday was legit. We did some Weekly Planning for most of the day, but then we took Tui out with us in the evening. We saw Gary Conklin, who I was kinda teaching in 2015. He is interested, but his wife is getting in the way. And then we also saw Kelly Redstone, our investigator! Super good lesson with her. She is interested, just super busy all of the time. Great night with Tui, who is preparing to head on a mission soon. He gave us some lava-lavas. Will attach pictures. 

Friday we had District Meeting in the morning. It was a good meeting. That afternoon, we went to see Steve, a potential, who ignored us. It was weird, because we got in the car and I was feeling the Spirit super strong. I didn't know why! I literally just sat in the car. Nothing too amazing. Elder Davis suggested seeing this potential, so we went. His name is Michael. Well, he wasn't home. But we were talking with his mom, and then....OUT WALKS LARRY. Now, the reason this is significant is because Larry was someone I was teaching in Santa Barbara like a year ago, and he had moved into Nipomo with his son. Legit, right? We went by the next day though, and they weren't very interested. But it was a cool story! :) We also had a very touching lesson with Alex. She was crying half the time, telling us about how grateful she is that we came into her life, and that she met Sister Dalebout, and that this gospel is bringing her so much peace. It was incredible. Wasn't a dry eye in the room. Except for Brother Rust. He was on his iPad. Goofball. Had dinner that evening with the Merrill's. She sent you a picture of it I am pretty sure. Great family. 

Elder Davis, Bro. Rust, Elder Harvey
Saturday. Got transfer calls, went and tried to visit some people. Nothing too amazing. Had dinner with the Simkins, and then the baptism that was supposed to happen got cancelled. 

Sunday. A lot of visiting with members. That's about it. Had dinner with President Hulstine and his family. Had Ward Conference that day too. Great time. 

But. yeah! Everything is going great. I am super excited for the next transfer, and I am pretty sure this will be my last companion! 

Here's a quote from this past conference:

"The Holy Ghost binds us to the Lord. By divine assignment, He inspires, testifies, teaches, and prompts us to walk in the light of the Lord. We have the sacred responsibility to learn to recognize His influence in our lives and respond." -Ronald A. Rasband

Sure do love you!

Elder California Harvey

Me and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch..... #BishopMerrillRocks

Did he run with these torches or purchase them?
He bought all of the torches. He has the coolest things! He is one of the top ophthalmologists in the world. 
Rio Olympic Torch

Vancouver Olympic Torch

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