|The prophet today: President Thomas S. Monson|
Anyway. . . this week has pretty good. On Tuesday I felt like a "pile" (it's a missionary slang term for lazy, or disobedient). We spent hours going through our phone and calling people and setting up appointments. Having "white-washed" into this area, there were many names in the phone who we didn't recognize and who we wanted to clear out if they were not interested. That evening was great though. We went on splits with the High Priests. Brother Bole took Elder Campbell and I to a less active member that we had never heard of and to the two ladies who live with the wild kids. The spirit was so strong at each house!
|Zone Conference February 2015|
|Tie swapping at Zone Conference. Look for Hyrum!|
Friday: We did some good yard work for a lady in the ward who can't do it herself. We did a lot of weed pulling. Thanks for teaching me how to pull weeds, Mom. We finished our weekly planning (3-4 hours). We also played dodgeball and kickball with the wild kids for an hour (our mission president authorized sports - no more than an hour a week, I think).
Saturday: We taught Adrian (a guy) and his best friend Sterling. Sterling is actually a member and is thinking about a mission. He did great in the lesson! Sterling asked if he could come back with us and teach the Plan of Salvation. Then we brought a member to the wild kids. Do you know how hard it is to get a member to go with you to a lesson on Valentines Day, Temple Day and Saturday! We found one, by golly! Haha. The lesson went really well. The kids were pretty quiet and the member connected well with them. He works for the school district, so he sees them every once in a while.
|One of Hyrum's favorite meals: Chicken Alfredo!|
I love it here, but it will feel good to be home, just like you felt in Hawaii. Don't worry, that is in 18 1/2 months :) I can see a bit better/more clearly how hard it is to be a dad. Being out in the "real" world has shown me the effort it takes to stay strong. Before my mission my foundation was my family. Now it is Christ (and my family). Thanks for building our home on Christ and for teaching/showing me how to work hard.
Have a good week.
The church is true.
The book is blue.
Love, Elder Hyrum P Ruby