Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Same Area, New Companion!

This week went really well! Monday evening we had a bonfire at the Ure's house and Elder Petersen burned a bunch of clothes he didn't want to take home....haha! 

Tuesday, he left me and then I got Elder Allen as a new companion! He is the one that came out with me. We were in the MTC together. We saw Julie that afternoon and had a short little lesson on the Book of Mormon, then we had dinner with the Matthews.

Wednesday, we did our weekly service at TEAM and then we saw the Russell's that afternoon. We then went to meet Julie and Madison at the library and we taught them the Plan of Salvation. It went really well and we had Sister Hughes meet us there to help us teach. We had dinner with the Giffords and then a lesson with Horace right after that. Brother Small, our new ward mission leader came with us to see him. We just read a chapter with him in the Book of Mormon and discussed it. We finished up out night by going to see the Castillo family. It was nice to get Elder Allen introduced to them! 

Thursday, we had our weekly planning and we had a little lunch break and met Sister Rittman at Chick-Fil-A. Yes, please! After that, we went over to help a sister in the ward move out an old washing machine and then move in a new one along with a dryer. Then we went over to see Brother Mason. He is doing well! We went over to the Harthan residence and Orion and Trey were not there because they were on a camping trip, but Orion's little brother Xavier was there and he said that he wants to get baptized! We read through 2 Nephi 31 with him and explained why Christ was baptized and we are going to start teaching him this week! Then we had dinner with the Matthews again! We forgot our meal calendar last week so we didn't have many people signed up.. 

Friday, we had district meeting and then we went over to Sister Hughes' house to mow her lawn for her. She fed us lunch when we got there. :) After that, we met Brother Ure at Lowe's because he was getting some supplies for his house, but he was going to come to a lesson with us. We went to see Lee again and it was a similar visit as last time. He had a few scriptures that he had "questions" about in the Book of Mormon. We addressed them and then just simply asked if he was willing to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and he said yes. We are going to go back and check if he has, but if he has not we are not going to continue meeting with him. We had dinner with the Dias family. They are awesome! He turns 80 today and he looks and moves around like he is 60. He made us some cinnamon bread and it is so good. I always look forward to going over there because he has been making us one every time we come over. They are great to us. :) 

Saturday, we has a Fourth of July breakfast/little rodeo thingy at the McLane's. We invited Julie and her family and also Horace. They ALL came!! It was so sweet! Sister McLane is a professional mounted shooter and so she showed us what is was all about. She threw it down! I have a video on my iPad. She hit all of the balloons! It was sweet! We went back to our apartment to do some studies and then some members from one of Elder Allen's old areas came and took us to lunch at Goodsons Cafe. Sound familiar Bailley?? :) It was really good! 

Sunday ,we had church then studies and then we went over to the Dias' house because I bought them some chocolate for his birthday. He loves chocolate.....like more than anyone I know, and he is in good shape! After that we had dinner with who? The Matthews AGAIN!! They fed us three times this week and they were happy to do it! I am so grateful for all of the wonderful members here in this area. They take care of us for sure! After dinner we went by Paul and Melissa who are some potential investigators that we have been trying to meet with for so long and then as we drove by Elder Allen was like wow that is a lot of cactus at that house and then I was like well lets go talk to them and then I pulled into their driveway! He was like, "Are you serious!?!" He didn't know that I knew the people there and then I was like, "This is Paul's house." It was pretty funny! Anyways, we went in and we taught them the restoration lesson and we have a return appointment with them this Wednesday. Their two biggest concerns are that they believe that there was a continuation of priesthood and they claim to believe in the trinity however, they couldn't even explain why. They really don't believe it, they just think they do! 

I hope you all have a great week! 


Elder DeLuca

​This is the crew. Bye bye, Petey! 

I think it is safe to say that Elder Allen likes Reese's more than I do! 

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