Tuesday the 24th we were able to see bro. Howey. Then we had dinner at the Faubert's it was beef stew so that was tasty. Then we came to the church I did some admin stuff and Elder Caldwell played basketball with some people.
Wednesday we had district meeting up in Bay City so that is always a blast. Then we had lunch at Gatsby's which never disappoints. Then we went back to Saginaw and door knocked for quite some time. Then we had dinner with the Johnson's who had takeout Mexican nachos for us that were super tasty. Then we played a game with them called monster cards, it is a homemade game, so that was fun. The Johnson's are a great family.
TURKEY DAY! Happy Thanksgiving! Today we got up and went doorknocking as a quadpanionship with the other Elder's. We were asked to do that from 10 to 12. So it wasn't too bad. We actually talked to some really great people on 15th street. We were able to sit down with a guy for 15 mins and chat with him we have a appt. with him on Tuesday so that was a awesome miracle. After that we went and did some exploring we found a very Saginawesome sign. Then we went and did some deep exploring into the abandoned raceway it was like a zombie movie, kind of freaky but thrilling at the same time. Then we went to the Borland's for Thanksgiving dinner. They had two turkeys one conventionally baked and one smoked with pecan wood. Both were fantastic. All the fixings were there, candied yams, stuffing with sausage in it, chunky jell-o with celery and carrots, potatoes, you name it, it was there. After dinner we played some fun card games with the family. Then we had dessert. It would be unorthodox not to have pumpkin pie, then that was followed by some excellent cherry pie. After that we let them have the rest of their night and we headed out. We went down to Birch Run were there are outlet malls. The other three wanted to get somethings so we walked around and they got their things. I however did not purchase anything, because I do not believe in patronizing places that make people work on holidays. But that is a little rant. Then we called it a night.
I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have had to serve a mission for the Lord Jesus Christ here in the Michigan Lansing Mission. I am grateful for the many wonderful things that I have learned. I am grateful for the love of the Lord. I am grateful for the great family that I have that support and love me. I am grateful for all of the wonderful friends that I have that support me, which means all of you, and others too.
Friday was a slow day. But it was good we did some door knocking and found a person who is heavy into believing the Illuminati and conspiracies. So that was interesting. We stopped by the Borland's before dinner, they invited us to a pie partay, so of course I had some cherry pie. #CHERRYpieFORdays Then for dinner we ate at Dave and Sue Deibel's. It was leftover Thanksgiving dinner. But I am not complaining, I love Thanksgiving leftovers especially when they are excellent. After dinner we sang carols around the piano with them, that was awesome. Christmas carols are the best. That night I told E. Caldwell that I really wanted some chinese......
Saturday, we did some planning and cleaning. Then we did some door knocking. Then we got a awesome text from sis. Kleinschmidt she wanted to take us to lunch. So we met her at Tepanyaki a chinese buffet. It was pretty tasty just what I wanted. We had a good time talking to her. Then we did some more finding. Then the Nichol's came and picked us up for dinner. We went to Chen's Mongolian BBQ chinese buffet... Just what I wanted. So the moral of the story is if you want something bad enough the Lord will provide bounteously. #SoMuchChinese but it was tasty. The Nichols are great people.
Sunday the 29th. We had church which was all about how we can feel the spirit and receive personal revelation or answers from the Lord. There was a beautiful musical solo of "If the Savior stood beside me" by Indigo Dudley. After church we did some clerical work. Then we had dinner with the Grace's. They are a cool family. It was chicken Parmesan that was super good. Then sis. Burr who was there made a excellent homemade pumpkin pie. After dinner we called it a night.
Monday the 30th. Today... we are still trying to figure out what we are doing today, besides the basics. We are toting around the other two elders because they no have car. So we are probably just going to kick around town today nothing to exciting especially with it being the end of the month and not having the miles to go anywhere.
Well I hope that you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving, remember it is not so much the things that we have around us, but the people, our beloved friends and family. Cherish your family.
Have a great week, remember tis the season to be jolly and spread good cheer. Until next time, as always may the Force be with you.
For the official record right now the internet is not complying with me. So I am unable to update the site for right now. So this email will not be posted right away. Sorry for any inconvenience. It will be resolved forthwith, thank you for your patience.
Elder Cody Grant Fairbanks