Monday, December 28, 2015

28 Dec 2015

This week was fun. We wrapped and delivered gifts to a family on Wednesday. That was a lot of fun. On Thursday we only had an hour of proselyting. We had district meeting in the morning and then we had weekly planning after that. wWe got the night off so we went caroling as a zone. It was really fun. We went caroling to this guy that used to be a pastor somewhere so that was a little awkward. Christmas morning at like 6:15 we woke up to open presents. Then we went to our district breakfast. It was so good. We have an Elder in our district who can cook so good. We had a zone activity in the afternoon where we played basketball and climbed around the church building. Then that night we watched facing the giants and had a white elephant gift exchange. I got a box full of random stuff and it had a hair straightener in it. I won't have much use for that but I guess I can plastic wrap it to the Sister's car. This week wasn't very eventful. We had a guy go out teaching with us and he served part of his mission in Adams-Friendship. His name is Nathan Stephens. He said he has met Dad.
So that was really it. Have a great week.

Elder Pleshek

P.S. I'm sending home a thumb drive with pictures on it. Please send me a email when you get it and please tell me if you can watch the videos on it. Thx 
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 Elder Pleshek & Elder Snowman

Don't believe this for a moment.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

21 Dec 2015

Before I forget, I will actually be calling at 12 my time so 1 back home. We are having a district breakfast Christmas morning and we aren't sure when we will be done. So this week was average. We went bowling as a district, I sucked it up. Our zone leader Elder Shin blew us away. After that we went to our district leader's house and watched the Saratov Approach. It was really good. On Tuesday we got to teach the Nu'u sila family. They are a less active family who is working on coming back to church so they can get sealed. They are a Polynesian family and they are really fun. I see a lot of potential for them to be strong in the gospel. 

Nothing really happened on Wednesday, on Thursday we had weekly planning. We set one goal and that was to clean our apartment, because it was nasty. So we cleaned one room every night after planning. So our apartment now looks great. And you can feel the spirit more. 

That night we went on ward visits we went in a big group. It was us, Brother Joyce (ward mission leader), Villiami (ward missionary), Sister Singleton (ward missionary). Sister Singleton is a funny lady, she converted from the baptist church a few years ago. So she gets really excited/fiery  when she talks about the gospel. It was a good time. 

On Friday we had district meeting. It was alright. Lunch afterwards was good though. We ate sandwiches and sat around telling jokes. On Saturday we were eating with a less active family, we were having a good time, but the whole thing with the children of a same sex marriage came up. It was going okay but things were starting to get just a tiny bit heated between my companion and the wife. So the husband and I looked at each other and we could both tell this was starting to go down hill so he changed the conversation. It was a little awkward after that, but they said we could come back anytime so I guess they liked us. 

On Sunday we had two ladies come to church, different wards though. Anyways they both said they are interested in learning more so we have lessons with both of them this week. One of the ladies showed up to the Apple Farms ward which is where I have had most of my success in this area. So Brother Joyce took this lady on a tour of the church and explained the basics of the gospel to her. And she also has a 10 year old son who has not been baptized. So this next week should be good. We also had a musical fireside yesterday so that was cool. Talk to you on Friday.

Elder Pleshek

P.s. Did you send my Christmas package yet? And I still haven't gotten my license.

Monday, December 14, 2015

14 Dec 2015

This week was good. On Monday we went to a movie theater and watched a movie called War Room. It's an awesome movie! I think it would be something you guys would like. It's about this family who is struggling to stay together and it gets saved by the power of prayer. It's really powerful.
On Tuesday we had choir practice for our fireside thing we had yesterday. Then that night we played volleyball with some Polynesians. It was kinda scary. They are really good and they spike really hard. I do pretty good though, I can stay with them. It was really fun though. There is this old guy who usually plays on my team he is really funny.
Wednesday we had a few lessons, but the day was still kinda slow. We ate dinner with these two guys who took us out to eat. They were really funny. They are older and they remind me of the odd couple.
On Thursday I got to play church ball. I was so tired afterwards. We played full court and I'm old and fat so I was winded.
Friday was district meeting, that was good. I got to meet the rest of our district. After district meeting we went as a district to a place called Wingerz we got all you can eat wings. It was good and I was full.
On Saturday we went to 3 ward Christmas parties. At one of them they split the tables in to twelve groups and each group had an action they had to do for the Twelve Days of Christmas. Our group had a bunch of old people in it so we were the only ones that did it. We were six geese of laying. We kinda flapped our arms a little and the dude in charge of it told us we needed to do it better so I stood on my chair and kinda squatted and made a face like I was pooping.

Everyone loved it. So yeah that was my week.
As far as I know I can FaceTime home from my iPad. I probably will call 11 am my time so noon back home.
Elder Pleshek

Monday, December 7, 2015

7 Dec 2015

This week was great! Tim got baptized and I got to baptize him. I haven't had the opportunity to baptize anyone before. Tim is so awesome, the spirit is always so strong with him. I have never taught someone who is so excited to receive a calling.

On Monday when we were at Walmart I saw this fat guy with a big white beard walking towards us. I turned to Elder Wells and said "It's Santa." The guy came up to us and asked us if we were being good. We told him that we were, then he said "good" and walked away. But when he was walking away he said, "Ho Ho Ho." So yeah I met Santa.

On Tuesday we had our transfer meeting. It was really good. President Palmer shared a story with us that was really cool. Most of his stories include him almost dying. The Palmers are wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better mission president and wife.

On Friday we had a zone meeting. It was really good. It was all about following the spirit and consecrating ourselves. Our zone changed a little bit, we lost a companionship of Elders and gained both companionships of ASL sisters. So our zone got a little bigger. So that was my week.

P.s. I still haven't gotten my Drivers License and ponderize scripture is 3 Nephi 27:21