Monday, August 24, 2015

24 Aug 2015

This week was slow when it came to lessons. But next week is looking up. We had some random dude from Sudan walk into church. So we have a lesson with him this week. Marisol finally came to church this week! We are going to have a talk with her this week about her church attendance. She still wants to be baptized, but we need to see her come to church regularly before that happens. 

One day while we were jamming in the car to EFY music we stopped at a stop light. We were sitting and singing along and a girl pulled up next to us and caught us. It was funny and we caught it on camera.

I went on exchanges with the zone leaders this week. I went to their area with Elder Andersen. They have a Spanish area so I didn't know what was going on the whole time. I liked it though. Elder Andersen is really cool we had lots of fun.

I haven't scheduled a eye exam or an appointment with the orthodontist yet. The office gave me a card so I can log into a car when I drive, but I can't drive so it doesn't do me any good. I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow by sister Duke. I'm so excited, I love getting my hair cut. I love sister Duke. That's all.

Elder Pleshek

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

18 Aug 2015

My week was great. Atiba got baptized and it was awesome! He is so solid, he has already decided he is going to serve a mission next year. He is really funny, I have never bonded so much with any other
of my investigators. We also had interviews with President Palmer. It was really great. President Palmer is an inspired man. Sister Palmer is great as well. Every time she sees me she always tells me she loves me. It still kind of weirds me out, because I'm not used to hearing that and I never know what to say back. Anyway, they're great!

Yesterday we had a mission tour with Elder Ringwood and Elder Keetch of the Seventy. I learned a lot and what they were saying applied a lot to me. This transfer I was feeling a little bummed out because I've been out for almost 13 months and I'm still a jr. companion. They went on for like 20 minutes about how "you are where you are supposed to be." So I'm not going to worry about it anymore. They also talked about using doctrine in everything you teach or say during church. He
gave an example of how during Elders quorum you should never say, "Hey we have two weeks left in the month so make sure you get your home teaching done." They said there is no doctrine in that so therefore it's not going to happen. It was some great training and I loved it.

Marisol didn't come to church so we are going to have to push her baptism back... Again. All of are other investigators are just kind of there, not progressing. So we are in the find for those who we came teach and give the savings ordinance of baptism. Elder Fakatou and I are getting along great. Have a great week.
I love you all,
Elder Pleshek

10 Aug 2015

(The email was a week late due to a problem with the internet)
This week was good. We had zone conference and I met the rest of my zone. We took Atiba to temple square to watch Meet the Mormons. We went to talk to some sisters about seeing the movie while Atiba and his fellowshippers went to see the Christus statue. When he saw the statue of Christ he started crying. It was a great trip. Atiba is so funny we just laughed the whole way home because he was cracking jokes.

This morning we went to the Jordan river Temple. It was really good and very refreshing. People in Utah are so lucky to have all these temples close by. On Wednesday the metal retainer on the back of my teeth broke so I have to go and get that fixed. So that was my week.
Elder Pleshek

Atiba came to church, but not Marisol.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

3 Aug 2015

This week was eventful, on Tuesday we had our transfer meeting. It was weird seeing the whole mission. Lots of new faces. I got to meet Elder McCarty's parents, that was kind of cool. After the meeting I found Elder Fakatou and we came back to the apartment. When we got there we got a phone call from the mission office. They asked us why we didn't pick up our car before we left. We looked at each other and said, " we got a car?" So we got a ride back to the mission office to pick up our car. It's a silver 2013 Ford Fusion. It's pretty sweet. I can't drive because I don't have a valid license and Elder Fakatou doesn't like driving in Utah. 

So I found out Elder Fakatou isn't foreign, he is from Hawaii. He is Tongan though. We are having lots of fun together and learning lots from each other. Atiba came to church yesterday and bore his testimony. It was awesome. He is a really cool guy and I'm glad I get to work with him. Marisol didn't come to church so that was sad. 

Today at the zone activity I will make some new friends. I briefly met some elders at a meeting we had this week. One of them was Elder Paukovic from Serbia, he is 6'9" so we are going to play basketball today. Well that was my week.
Elder Pleshek