Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Weekly Email # 71 - Being in front of the camera and Patient Persistence

Holiday Greetings! 

I'm going to do a day by day analysis this week. Here it goes!

Monday - After a good relaxing P-Day, we did a long loop around the bottom part of our area and tried seeing a bunch of people in this recently found apartment complex. Its kinda neat because its right on the boundary of our area and the sisters area. That means it hasn't been visited by missionaries in a LONG TIME. Even though we had no success there today, we are excited for the future people we'll find there.

Tuesday and Wednesday - Both days are combined because we did a bunch of finding. Our bikes are still broken so we did quite a bit of contacting in the streets of Westerville. Our area stretches 7.5 miles north from where we live and about 9 blocks wide. Got a couple new people. Wednesday was also our Zone Training Meeting, where we did role plays, discussed goals and plans of action, and how to contact in the nighttime.

Thursday - This was our first REALLY cold day. We stayed near the bottom of our area because we were unable to get a ride up north. We packed warm and tried getting inside peoples warm apartments and homes. Haha the #LightTheWorld initiative helped out with that.

Friday - We weekly planned, and we talked to Jonathan, our best investigator. We had a lengthy conversation about the church and the structure. We also talked about how we can know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. Hopefully we can talk to his wife soon too about the church.

Saturday - For some reason, this days studies were my favorite in the week. I read multiple scriptures about the basics of faith. Everyone knows Alma 32 and how it is the cornerstone of explaining faith. Even though Ive read this chapter a bunch of times with investigators, this study of this chapter was greatly uplifting! Then we had our transfer cycle interview with President and we talked about how I can improve.

Sunday - It was a great Sunday! Jonathan didn't come to church, but the other Elders investigator came and he's the best. Haha he laughs like Jay-Z. If you don't know what he laughs like, I'll get a video of Elder Bagley doing an impersonation. Haha its so great. Afterwards we had studies, and contacted less actives and most of our new investigators.

Now today! Maybe I should get into a little more detail but as you do the same things over and over again, you have to find the unique things about the day that make it memorable. Oh and for Christmas packages, send it to our apartment address if you could :) thank you for your gifts already! Christmas is going to be a lot of fun! I'll leave you with some pictures. Happy Holidays! Keep Lighting the World!

Elder Galbraith
The Great OCM
"Feeling Gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - President Thomas S. Monson

Pictures:

1. He's totally judging me.




2. Ward Coordination Meeting! With Sister Steinegal, Sister McClellan, Sister Peterson, Brother Peterson, Elder Bagley, Elder Miller, Me, and the selfie master, Elder Reynolds



3. Our weekly Kroger run! Got milk?  



4. On our way to Zone Training Meeting!


5. Choir Practice.. representing the bass section.



6. Sick Christmas tree!