Tuesday, October 28, 2014

28 Oct 2014

So this week Elder Mason and I put two people on date for the 8th of November. That's all I'm allowed to tell you. Transfers are tomorrow. Last night I found out that Elder Mason and I are staying together. I kind of wanted to get transferred, because I don't really have any great relationships with any of the members.  At least not like I did in my last area, but I'm also kind of glad I'm staying. I'm getting a new zone leader who happens to be one of my good friends. It's Elder Forrester which was a big shock to everyone because he came out of the MTC with me.
This week we had a mission meeting. At the end of it they had the departing missionaries bear their testimonies. Elder Lefler was one of the missionaries going home. When he gave his testimony I started to cry. I'm really going to miss him. (My father is dead).  I was talking to my zone leader Elder Simmons, who was an AP. He said we probably won't get ipads until President Moffat leaves.
My area is also getting split, so sisters are taking over half of our stake. We cover all of the wards on the far sides of the stake and they take the three wards that meet at the stake center. So they took all of the flat part of our area and we have all of the big hills. (Yay). So that was my week. 


Elder Pleshek

Also I need contacts asap. I have like 2 spares left.  Could you also get me a yearbook so I have one when i get home?  Thanks.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

21 Oct 2014

Dear People,

My birthday was just like any other day, just more presents. Was I suppose to get a cake?  I just saw a bag of food and balloons. Who is Annie Dunoskivic?  Is that one of Sammi's old missionary companions?  
My week was good. On Tuesday Elder Don Ray Clarke from the First Quorum of the Seventy came to visit us. He talked to us for a couple of hours.  Then after it was over he asked President Moffat to pick four random missionaries for him to interview.  I was one of the missionaries that got picked.  It was amazing!  I've never been so pumped up for missionary work before. Its not every day you get interviewed by a general authority!
On another note, today while I was riding my bike I almost T-boned someone.
So some things I would like for Christmas are space bags and a small Book of Mormon and Bible. Those big ones get heavy. Space bags would make transfers a lot easier.  Have a great week.

Elder Pleshek

Monday, October 13, 2014

13 Oct 2014

Dear Family, 

This week the work has been slow and both of our on-date investigators fell off because they won't come to church. They always tell us they will come, but they never do. It's really frustrating. Yesterday I gave a talk in one of the wards we cover. It was about missionary work. Who knew? The work here is starting to slow down in this area. I really hope it picks up soon. Yesterday was a nice cool 55 degrees. I loved it. I was riding my bike around with my short sleeve shirt and then you have Elder Mason from Arizona who is wearing a winter coat. People thought I was crazy, but I told them I was enjoying the nice warm weather. The leaves are just starting to change colors here. I figure Utah is about a month behind Wisconsin. I went on an exchange with Elder Fike this week. He is a fun kid. His brother served by the Oneida reservation. Well thats it.

Elder Pleshek

P.S. Mom I didn't get my package yet, and if the Honda Hawk isn't claimed yet, is there a chance you could save that for me because I think that's a great thing to remember Papa by.  Love you Mom. Bye.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7 Oct 2014

Dear Family and Friends, 

This week was good. On Friday, President Moffat came to our companionship study. He chastised us because our apartment was dirty. However, after we cleaned up he was in a much better mood. He was there to test Elder Mason on the baptismal interview questions. So after we got done with that Elder Mason looked at me and said "I hope you paid attention because your going to be a district leader soon." Then President Moffat looked at me and said, "Yes." So I'm a little concerned what next transfer brings. Then on Saturday morning we got to take a less active man to the conference center. We sat 5 rows back on the left side of the stand. Those are the best seats I've ever had. My favorite talk was the one David A. Bednar gave. Missionary work makes you tired. I've never slept so much during conference. I was so pumped to listen to Elder Holland, but 2 minutes into his talk I fell asleep. Well I love you guys. 

Elder Pleshek