Tuesday, May 26, 2015

26 May 2015

This was an interesting week. We talked to some guy and he told us that he was the brother of Jesus and he can see the spirits protecting us. He was really weird. A few days later there was a guy who approached us and asked for a blessing, When he said blessing he meant prayer. So we asked him if he wanted a blessing by the laying on of hands. But when we said "laying on of hands" he thought we said "take off your pants." He then said never mind and walked away really fast.

I gave a talk in church this last Sunday and while I was studying for it I realized something. If Ammon wouldn't have gone on his mission we wouldn't have had the 2000 stripling warriors, And if there were no stripling warriors the strongest army of the Lamanites would not have been destroyed, And if they were not destroyed it would have possibly changed the outcome of the Book of Mormon. So because Ammon went on his mission, he saved a lot of people from destruction. It makes me wonder how my mission will affect generations to come. 

Transfers are tomorrow and I'm getting sent to the Taylorsville young single adult stake. So I cover a whole singles ward stake. My new address is 1946w Quailstone Dr. Taylorsville Utah 84129. I get to go to the frat house so I will be living with another set of Elders. My new companion is Elder McCarty who is a former zone leader. My old companion Elder Lyon just got made a zone leader in my zone. Well that's all this week. 
Love, Elder Pleshek

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

19 May 2015

This week was alright, a little frustrating at times because Reggie fell off date.

Last week there was a thunderstorm and lightning struck like a block away from us.

It's crazy that this transfer is almost over. It has gone by really fast. I heard some rumors this week that Midvale will be part of the South mission, but we won't know for sure until July 1st.

We went on exchanges this week with the zone leaders. I went with Elder Simmons who was a former AP. He said I am doing well and I will be a great missionary. I am having a great time here and I get to go to the salt lake temple tomorrow. I am so excited I had a great time there last time.

Elder Craig got a new bike this week too. It's a really bright green mountain bike. The teaching has been slow so we are back to tracting. That's all I got for this week.
Elder Pleshek

P.S. What happened to the car?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

12 May 2015

This week was really good. We put our investigator Reggie on date for May 30th.  I hope we can get him to stay on track for that day.  I thought of something you can get me. If I could get a new case for my iPad mini, that would be great.  Mine is really bulky and I have to unzip it every time I use it. It gets really annoying.

I am so glad I chose to come on a mission it has opened my eyes to things I never
thought of before. I understand the bigger picture in life and I now feel like I have more purpose and direction. I wouldn't trade the experiences I've had and the things that I've learned for anything. 

It was so nice to see everybody on Sunday. Everyone is getting so old, it's crazy. Oh and could I also get some ankle weights. That's all I got for this week.

Elder Pleshek

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5 May 2015

This last week was crazy. We talked to so many people this week that didn't believe that baptism is essential for salvation. It's crazy sometimes and makes me really frustrated. They try to preach to me and while doing so they always contradict themselves. We also had an all mission meeting this week where we got the AreaBook app. So now all of our information about our investigators goes to our iPads. 

We also got the cops called on us that same day because the night before we locked up our bikes and left them there for the night. So in the morning the lady couldn't mow her lawn because our bikes were tied to a light pole so she called the cops.  We didn't get in trouble though. We went and moved our bikes and tried to go apologize but she wasn't home. So we left her a note and tried to apologize a different day.

Yesterday we saw a snake that got flattened by a car and dried out.  It's kind of like really long potato chip. And today I got my new bike and it's pretty sweet. It's the nicest bike I have ever owned and it rides really fast. I also got a really good lock so no one steals it. Well that's all I have this week I will see you on Mother's Day.

Elder Pleshek