Monday, September 28, 2015

28 Sep 2015

This week was good. On Tuesday we took a Samoan family we are working with, to temple square. They want to get sealed so we are teaching them. They are a really cool family. We also had dinner with a Tongan couple. We walked into their kitchen and the table was full of food.
We sat down and they said, "Elders it's all for you." Oh boy that was a lot of food. We both ate until we were full and we hardly made a dent in the food that was on the table. They kept saying, "Don't be shy Elders it's all for you." Then they sent us home with huge plates of leftovers. It was crazy!

On Friday we were on our way to district meeting and a bus stopped 30 yards in front of us to let people off. This guy got off the bus and started walking towards us. When we got up to him to say hi, he made the L shape with his hand and started saying "Loser" over and over. We both thought it was funny and kept riding. I have never gotten that one before. 

Yesterday we taught a 10 year old girl named Ryleigh. She is going to get baptized on October 10th. So we have 2 baptisms happening on the same day! I haven't had that happen since last November. So last night we had another mission musical fireside. It's a fireside put on by the missionaries in our mission. It's a finding method that we are trying out. We had a mission choir that I got to be a part of. It went really well. We have a lot of talented missionaries.

The last 2 weeks we have been at war with the Spanish sisters. Every time we see their car we mess with there mirrors and wind shield wipers. Then we cover their car in sticky notes that we have written things on. We have gotten them a lot, but they can't ever find our bikes so they can't get us back. It's really funny. Well that's my week.


Elder Pleshek

Thursday, September 24, 2015

21 Sep 2015

Pocatello Idaho!!! That so cool! I had some people in my zone in the MTC that went there. 

So this week we had a baptism for an investigator we got from the sisters when we took over their area. His name is Jim and he was investigating the church for 29 years. He is a cool guy. We had lots of people cancel on us this week, but we were still busy with meetings this week. We are meeting with all of the auxiliaries from the other 4 wards we inherited. We went on a few splits this week. It's really the first time I have taught whole lessons by myself. This next week we should be better in terms of teaching non members. 

We got lots of rain this week. We really needed it. There is a lot of homeless people that live here. We always say hi to this one homeless guy and he always swears at us.  It's really funny.

We got some conference tickets so we are going to take one of our on date investigators. We are probably going to take Roslynn. She is getting baptized on October 10th, she called the Spanish sisters in our area a few weeks ago and asked when she could get baptized. She wanted to learn in English so we get to teach her. Well that's my week.

Elder Pleshek

Monday, September 14, 2015

14 Sep 2015

This week was crazy busy. So I got into the area on Tuesday and I found out that we would be taking over the other half of the stake as well as our own half. So we are taking over the whole stake. So I now cover 8 wards. That's a lot of names to remember. There is so much work to do in this stake, we have 3 people on date already and we could legitimately have somewhere around 8 on date. It's so crazy. The stake president is really cool. I had a chance to meet him my first day. He is a great man and very missionary minded. 

I live in an actual apartment instead of someone's basement. I do live in a basement apartment though. I live right underneath the AP's. This week we got yelled at by a homeless man. It was funny. There are a lot more homeless people in West Valley than in Taylorsville or Midvale. My area is big. It's not as big as the YSA, but it's a good size. I wish I still had my car because I remember how slow biking is. Well that was my week.
Elder Pleshek

My new mailing address is
3153w 3650s apt #2
West valley city, ut 84119

Hey mom,
Would u have a little room to take a few things home if I left them at a members house in Taylorsville?

Did Timmy get his call yet?

My companion is from Michigan, he used to live in the UP. He lives down by the Ohio border now. He goes home October 20th

Monday, September 7, 2015

7 Sep 2015

This week was fun. We went to temple square with a recent convert named Li. He wants to go on a mission so we role played missionary situations with some other sister missionaries. One of them was really cute. Anyways the teaching has been good. And I am loving my area, but sadly I have to leave. We got transfer calls on Friday night. I'm getting transferred to the Granger stake. My companion will be Elder Helgesen. I'm finally going to be a senior companion. My companion goes home at the end of this transfer. I'm going to temple square again tonight.
That was pretty much my week.

Love, Elder Pleshek

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

31 Aug 2015

Dear Everyone,

My week was good. We taught Richard (the guy from Sudan) this week and we put him on date for September 26th. Sadly he didn't come to church yesterday. Neither did Marisol. We had an awesome lesson this week, we taught her the 10 commandments and when we were going over the 4th commandment "keep the Sabbath day holy" I told her that anything that keeps her from coming to church breaks commandment number 2 "don't worship idols." 
We have been working with another guy named Dominic. He thinks he is a member, but no one is sure. We haven't found his records yet so we may have to re baptize him. He is already super active and a strong believer in the LDS church. He has a burning passion to follow God and he says he came to Utah because God told him to and he doesn't know why.

We went to temple square yesterday with a recent convert who is from China. It was really fun. I saw some people from my old area there. It was really nice. Nothing else really happened this week.


Elder Pleshek