Monday, July 27, 2015

27 Jul 2015

Hello World!

On Saturday I got my transfer call. I will be staying, which isn't a big surprise. My new companion will be Elder Fakatou, He could be my first foreign companion, but I'm not sure yet. He will be the district leader so that means I will be jr companion again. I talked to the assistants yesterday and they told me that Elder Fakatou needs help. That's all.  They left it at that. They didn't tell me what he needed help with or anything. My roommate Elder Semu is moving out and that makes me really sad because we were like BFF's. The Taylorsville zone is getting sliced up into different zones.

Atiba fell of date again because he went out of town. So next time we teach him we are going to ask him if he will be baptized on August 15th. Marisol is still on date for the 15th and she came to church again this week. We have a new investigator named Clyde he also came to church on Sunday we are also going to extend the 15th to him as well. So there is a potential 3 baptisms on August 15th.

My roommates saw Erin when she dropped off my food. I drank all of the apple juice I got in the first day. Apple juice is a treat because I can't fit it in my budget. Especially since they cut us $10 a month. Tomorrow we have a mission wide transfer meeting where everyone goes to the mission office to meet their companions. It's a lot easier this way because if you get transferred to Windover you don't have to find a ride to drive you 2 hours away. Well that was my week.


Elder Pleshek

Saturday, July 25, 2015

20 Jul 2015

This week was good. Marisol finally came to church, and she loved it.
It was so amazing, we walked in the door with her and the ward members swarmed to her. She got a huge welcome to church. Sadly Atiba didn't come this week. Our teaching pool is starting to get bigger again. I'm not sure if I have mentioned this or not, I am killing off Elder McCarty at the end of this week. So I will have a new companion next week. this will be only my second area that I have stayed in for more than one transfer. Transfers are on the 28th and I hit my year mark on the 23rd. So yesterday we met this guy from India, he is staying with a member that we know and we were told he was interested. So we went and talked to him last night and he told us all about how he found Jesus. So we taught him the restoration and extended a baptismal date for August 15th. He told us that he is going to extend his stay so that he can be baptized. The only sad thing about this story is that he is not a young single adult, so we have to give him to the sisters.

On Wednesday afternoon we got a call from President Palmer. Elder McCarty answered the phone and he asked to talk to me. As soon as I heard President ask for me I knew what had happened. President Palmer is a great man. I can tell that he loves me and I can tell that he has the gift of prophecy because I heard everything I needed to hear in that phone call.

We were at an apartment complex the other day and we started playing soccer with a bunch of Hispanic kids. And then two more elders showed up so we played everyone vs the Elders. We lost 5-4. I was the goalie.
Those kids were really good. Well that's my week


Elder Pleshek

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

13 Jul 2015

This was a good week. I got to meet president Palmer for a few seconds after the meeting. He is like the opposite of president Moffat. He gives people hugs and tells them how much he loves them. We also have a lot more freedom. I feel like I went from living the law of Moses to living Christ's law. All the west missionaries are strange. There really huggy too. I think there will be a little bit of a struggle at first because our missions piloted the opposite of what ours did. We were focused on baptism and they are focused on re activation. But it will all work out.

I went on an exchange with my roommate Elder Dahlke this week because he sprained his ankle pretty good and he was ordered to stay in for a day. So I stayed with him while the other two went out and worked. It was the longest day ever. We played cards for 5 hours straight because there was nothing better to do.

Clare brought me cake bites and a Ross gift card. I doesn't bother me that everyone is close. I remember seeing Clare's van but I didn't know it was her.

We taught Atiba again this week. He is so solid, He is so excited for his baptism that he posted his baptismal date on Facebook. He missed church this week because the was in Midvale and he had pink eye, but we got special permission to baptize him on his scheduled date instead of pushing it back a week. So that was my week.

Elder Pleshek

P.s. Can you send me some fudge when you go to Nauvoo and maybe some more socks, mine are starting to wear out.

Monday, July 6, 2015

6 Jul 2015

This week went by so slow. All of the schedule changes threw me off. P-day is Monday instead of Tuesday, weekly planning is Thursday instead of Friday, and district meeting is on Friday instead of Wednesday. The only other major thing that has changed so far is nightly call ins. We don't micro manage anymore. The person you got the picture from was brother Peisley. He is one of the counselors in the valley park second ward. He's in the same bishopric as Diane Jensen's dad. So we go over there if we need water or something. It was raining so we went to their house and the Valley Park Elders were there so they ordered pizza and fed us.

Marisol didn't come to church again. But we have a new investigator with a baptismal date for July 25. His name is Atiba and he is solid. He came to church this week and he told one of the ward members that he was definitely going to be at church again next week.

There aren't very many changes yet, but there probably will be on the 28th when we have transfers. It will be interesting because the west and the central piloted different things. We were all about baptizing and they were all about re activation. I can't wait to meet president Palmer on Thursday. That's it for this week.


Elder Pleshek