Tuesday May 5th we did some service with the other elders. We helped staple in denim insolation in one of their investigators houses. Then after that we went door knocking. Then we had dinner with the Sugiyamas. It was some delicious teriyaki chicken legs. Then after that we did some more door knocking.
Wednesday we had the worlds longest meeting. Zone conference was one of the longest meetings of my life. It went from 9-6. It was too long. We had some good trainings. We were also trained by someone from Church HQ on the TiWi. Now what the TiWi is, it monitors every aspect of your driving and notifies people if you are driving erratically. So now we have to sign in every time we get into a car. So that is a little annoying. But the nice thing is, is the fact that it gives you a warning before it gives you a violation. After the conference we went to Golden Corral with Elders; Oldroyd and Purnell and Mafile'o and Dunn. That was some of the best steak and ribs I had in a long time. Then we had our correlation meeting. Then called it a night.
Thursday we were told that we needed to start cleaning the apt. because we were going to be shut down. So we were not to happy about that. The Zone leaders came up and took us to Golden Corral for lunch. Tasty yet again. Then we went and cleaned the apt. Then we went out to Marv's and had some awesome fall off the bone ribs for dinner with him. Then we called it a night.
Friday we went door knocking up in Sparta and Kent City. We went to Wendy's with Elder's Oldroyd and Purnell.
Saturday we helped out with a move in. It was CHURCH RECORD in time it took to empty out a 15 foot chuck full Uhaul and upstairs in less than half an hour. It was incredible. Then we went back to the apt. and cleaned. We finally were fed up and called the APs to see what was going on. They had no idea what we were talking about. So they said that President would call us back in a little bit. So we went and checked on some less actives with Marv. Then we got a phone call from the President saying that he has no intention of shutting down the area. But he gave no hint as to what is going to happen with transfers this week. So that was good to hear.
Sunday was GREAT. It was so so so good not only to hear my family but to see them and interact with them. Skype is such a blessing. I am so grateful to the Baxter family for letting me use their computer to communicate with my family. Words cannot describe how great it was to see and hear them.
Monday the 11th. Not sure what we are going to do today. Fishing or bowling. So we will see. Take care and may the Force be with you.
Elder Cody Grant Fairbanks