Tuesday, December 30, 2014

30 Dec 2014

Dear Family and friends,

This last week was a blast! On Tuesday we had an all day mission conference. We had a "not so talent" show,  Then we got to watch Meet the Mormons.  On Wednesday we got a visit from L. Whitney Clayton. He and has wife spoke to us for a while.  It was Great!  On Christmas we got to sleep in until 7:30, but I still woke up at 6:30 and never fell back asleep.  We went to the frat house and opened up our presents with the zone leaders and another set of missionaries. We then played sports with our zone and then we had a snow ball fight. There was a lot of face washes, The sisters especially got a lot of them. 

On Saturday I went on an exchange with Elder Robinson. I went to his area and I got to go to the frat house for a night. We were messing around and were trying to slide on the ice and we both fell over. Yesterday we put a man named Juan on date.  I'm not sure if his wife will let him get baptized though.

I agree with Josh. Not only would I not be surprised if Pres. Moffat was sitting in one of those "red chairs" during the next October conference, I expect it. He might be strict and sometimes scary, but I know I'm really lucky to have him.

Well that's all for this week, 

Love,  Elder Pleshek

Thursday, December 25, 2014

24 Dec 2014

Good day. 
So nothing really happened this week until yesterday. We had an all day mission conference. We had a "not so talent show." It was fun. We also took a mission picture and this morning we had another mission conference. We were visited by L Whitney Clayton. It was sweet.  Tomorrow I will be Face Timing at 2:00pm my time, so 3:00 in Wisconsin.  I will tell you the big news tomorrow. Well that's all for today.
Love you.  Bye.

The big news is that on July 1st, the Utah Salt Lake City Mission will be dissolved.  These missionaries will be swallowed up into the present Salt Lake City Missions. 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

16 Dec 2014

This week with Elder Christensen has had it's ups and downs.  I have never worked so hard to find people before. We have contacted a bunch of the former and potential investigators. When I was in Midvale, people would just pop out of nowhere. Our area has been dead the last couple of weeks. I like Elder Christensen, but he likes everything clean all the time.  Other than that he is a great guy.
Ever since he has been here I have been a lot more confident when it comes to talking to people on the street. On our first day together we knocked on this Catholic guy's door. He came out and walked right in between us and told us to follow him. He took us to his front yard where there was a statue of the virgin Mary. He tried to make us get on our knees and pray to it. Then he got on his knees and started to pray. He started praying that we would convert "to the true religion of Catholic." After about two minutes into his prayer we walked away. He kept praying for another 5 min. after we left. So that was our adventure of the week. On another note a brother in one of my wards told me I could us his Ipad to Facetime on Christmas if I wanted to. Well that's all for this week.


Elder Pleshek

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

9 Dec 2014

Dear People of the world,

Transfers are tomorrow. My new companion will be Elder Christiansen; he is from Washington. He actually came out of the MTC with me. Once again, I will be a district leader's companion, which isn't that bad because you don't get blamed for anything. Elder Christiansen is a new district leader and he already told me he is going to need my help. I am staying in my area, so at the end of next transfer I will have been in this area for 4 and a half months. We only have one investigator left, and he is really hard to meet with, so we will be doing alot of finding in the next couple of weeks. Since Elder Christiansen is new to my area that means I will have to lead my area for the next couple of weeks. I've already got a couple of offers from members to come and skype at there house on Christmas.
The other day Elder Mason and I didn't have dinner scheduled so we went to a member who had told us if we didn't have dinner that he would feed us. So we went to his house and he fed us burgers and we used waffles instead of buns. So I ate mine with cheese, syrup, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and A1 steak sauce. It was really good. The work has been slow here for the past couple of weeks, but me and Elder Christiansen will pick it up. That's all for this week.

Can you send me my sd card?
Elder Pleshek

Friday, December 5, 2014

2 Dec 2014

On Thursday I went on a "Beat the President" fun run. I didn't run, I walked with a few of my buddies. Then when we got back home we started raking leaves for our landlords. They stopped us half way and invited us to dinner with them and their family. Then on Friday Elder Mason and I were riding our bikes to a member's house and a little white dog ran out in front of me and I slammed on my brakes. I then flew over my handle bars and landed on my left side. I have a small bruise on my hand and my left hip, shoulder, and elbow are a little sore. Surprisingly my suit was fine. I was about 8 inches away from hitting that dog. So that was pretty much my week this week.

Love Elder Pleshek