Welp, I wish I had something really exciting or new to mention about something that happened this week… buuuut this week has pretty much been following the pattern of last week and the week before. Get some potential… and it reaches a dead end. For the first time ever, we FINALLY contacted a referral that we’ve been trying to contact since the beginning of the transfer. Finally set up a time to teach her… aaaand she stood us up. Can’t say I’m too surprised.
Beyond that, the most exciting thing happening is… I’M GETTING TRANSFERRED. Yup, I’m 6-weeking an area again. So time to start packing up and changing addresses again. Man, feels like I just went through this.
Anyway, that’s about all to report on. This transfer has kind of just been a dead-end transfer. Hope you all have a great week!
(Note from Mom: Elder Foxx will be celebrating his 20th birthday tomorrow! Happy Birthday Elder Foxx!)
Sooooooo there’s pretty much nothing new to update. Just the same thing that’s been going on every week. Get a referral – Can’t contact them. Finally contact someone and set up an appointment – They stood us up. Get a new investigator and teach a first discussion – Get dropped just a couple days later right before our next appointment.
Literally if we could contact all of our referrals and none of our investigators have dropped us shortly after one visit, we’d have 11-12 investigators we’d be teaching. Right now, we’re teaching 0.
So last Monday on June 30th, we had a special P-Day celebration to celebrate the 1-Year anniversary of the Arizona Gilbert Mission. From 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, the whole mission came to a park in Queen Creek and had Pancakes for breakfast and a bunch of water activities such as throwing water balloons and water guns and other things.
Then Tuesday, July 1st was literally the day of the 1-Year Anniversary and as a mission we all went to the Gilbert Temple that morning. So that was pretty cool. It was so weird seeing a lot of the missionaries though. Because I’m now at that point in my mission where I am recognizing missionaries that are going home at the end of this transfer. It’s weird… at the beginning of the mission, I obviously didn’t recognize anyone and hardly anyone was coming home. Last transfer, 6 missionaries came home and I knew every one of them. And this transfer, I can count 6 missionaries that I know of that are going home. And I’m seeing so many other missionaries that I do not recognize that are new. It’s kind of weird…
Then on the 4th of July, we pretty much had a full day off essentially. Because they want us to take 1 hour each day extra now to read the Book of Mormon. And they changed the time for Weekly Planning to being every Friday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM to being 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. And we had to be home by 7:00 PM. So we didn’t have any time to go and proselyte.
So during lunch hour, we went to Bahama Bucks and got an American flag colored snowcone and it was pretty awesome! (no idea what the flavors were)
And for Weekly Planning, we brought an entire Watermelon to the church building and snacked on that as we were planning… and Elder Rosen brought his ipod and played loads of patriotic songs throughout planning. And we went to a barbeque at the Lea’s home where loads of people were there so we chatted with a few people while we were there, but quickly had to leave so we could be home by 7:00 PM. The only thing that was really disappointing about 4th of July was that we didn’t get the chance to watch any fireworks whatsoever… but oh well.
Beyond that, the week has been pretty typical as far as the work goes. We aren’t able to get a hold of any of the potential investigators or referrals we’ve received (quite a few of them are making it pretty obvious they’re dodging us) and we just found out we’re getting poached from AGAIN… sooo honestly there’s nothing really new going on here.
Anyway, glad to hear you guys had a good 4th of July and I hope that you guys have a great week this week!