Thursday, April 6, 2017

Weekly Email # 87 - Should I Stay? Or Should I Go?

Hey Everyone!

Now I can send a decent weekly email out! We got transfer news a couple of hours ago that I will be staying with Elder Evans in the New Albany 2nd Ward! It was a shock to a lot of us, and I really wanted to stay here at least one more transfer, (I might have done some silent pleading in my mind....) but I am excited for these next 6 weeks!

As for this past week, its been crazy crazy! We've been teaching a woman named Lynn Archer, who Elder Thompson (District Leader) and I contacted on a sidewalk a couple of weeks ago. We taught her the first couple of lessons over the course of this past week and a half and she was super excited to come to church this coming Sunday! We extended the 6th of May as her baptismal date this past Monday and she accepted it, which we were super stoked about!

Well this morning we received a call from her and she also left a voicemail. Lynn said that we shouldn't come by anymore because her landlord was getting super mad that we would come inside her home on "private property" and a bunch of other stuff. She slurs her speech so it was difficult to get everything from what she said in the voicemail but she basically dropped us. Well we gave her a call about an hour ago and she didn't answer. Then about 10 minutes after that call, she called us back and acted like nothing ever happened. We asked if she still wanted to meet with us. Yes. We asked if we could meet her somewhere other than her home so she doesn't get in trouble. She agrees. And then I ask if she would still be able to come to church this Sunday and she hung up on us. Hahahaha I have no idea what's going on so our return appointment with her tomorrow will tell a lot about her progress. Hopefully it goes well.

General Conference was awesome! They keep getting better and better! We were able to spend both Sunday sessions with the Smiths, one of my favorite families! But the crazy day was the Saturday sessions! Saturday morning, after doing service for a member, we had to have it at our apartment because we couldn't get to the church or another members home in time. And then the afternoon session we spent with a investigator named Jeff Burke. He's wheelchair bound and asked a WHOLE BUNCH OF QUESTIONS! Which was awesome, but made it so I didn't really get much from that session. Haha but he seemed to like it! We then went to Priesthood Session later that night at the church, where both New Albany Wards met together before hand to have pizza and wings! It was THE BEST!

That will be it for me. Have a good week everyone! We'll talk more Monday! Love you all!

Elder Galbraith
The Great OCM
"Brethren, let me be clear: there is nothing noble or impressive about being cynical. Skepticism is easy—anyone can do it. It is the faithful life that requires moral strength, dedication, and courage. Those who hold fast to faith are far more impressive than those who give in to doubt." -President Uchtdorf


1. Saturday morning session of conference!

2. Me, Elder Evans, Elder Jeppson and Elder Miller walking out to the car after Priesthood session!

3. Shout out to Andrew Smith! He was so close to making it to the end of conference :)