Monday, November 30, 2015

Getting Colder November 30,2015

Boy is the temperature dropping. In the antelope valley its like 10 degrees colder than Bakersfield. It went from me last week wearing short sleeves in Bakersfield to sweaters and at night a jacket here in Lancaster. Lancaster is a city right off the hills (what they call mountains but there too small to be mountains) so the wind goes right off of them and hits the city. So its been like 30 degrees but with the wind chill at night it gets down to 20. Its so cold. But hey no complaints because I'm able to serve the Lord. So now to the new area. I am super excited to be here in Lancaster. I see this area having a lot of potential. This week was super busy. We had transfer meeting Tuesday at 11 and that went for about an hour and a half and then we had to drive home. The drive was almost two hours. Once we got home we had to get situated and get everyone else in the zone figured out. In our zone there at 3 people that just got on there mission and 3 people who have only been out for 6 weeks so we have a really young zone which is nice because they can be trained in an environment where they start off with the expectation to find teach and baptize (which a lot of the older missionaries that have gone home these past few months didn't have). But Elder Boy and I hit the ground running this week. We only found 6 but they are some very prepared people. We knocked into this one lady who has talked to missionaries in the past but moved and the missionaries never gave the referral off so she lost contact. But anyways we asked her what she remembered and she remembered almost all of the restoration. She has already prayed and knows that Joseph Smith is a prophet and knows that the book of Mormon is true. Can we talk about finding PREPARED people. Her and her son both have baptismal dates for the 26th of December. The big push our mission is making right now is giving the savior a gift in December by baptizing someone. While were on the topic of the savior please watch this video. It is amazing. It brings the spirit so strongly. 

So also this week we played in the Turkey Bowl. That was so much fun. Other than me being sore the next two days after that. We got fed a really awesome thanksgiving dinner. It was so funny. The members that we ate at made two turkeys. Its funny because as they started to cut one it fell on the ground. The little boy goes "oops dad might say a bad word again". It was hilarious. Well we are super short on time. our mission president has switched our emailing time to no more than an hour. So we will keep it to that. 

The spiritual part for the week was this. 
There is a great song that the children sing that apply to us. 
I Will Be Valiant #162
The Lord needs valiant servants,
To do his work in the latter day,
Who follow the teachings of Jesus
And serve his people in a loving way.
I will be his servant
And keep my cov'nants valiantly.
I'll stand for truth. I'll stand for right.
The Lord can depend on me.

-Elder Loertscher

​Picture from  the turkey bowl

​my ping pong rival. Played my last game with him before transfers

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