This week has been a true flop in missionary work. We went to a few meetings, and two exchanges this week. Some of the meetings have been about safety. There have been 6 accidents, and 7 total incidents with mission vehicles. Maybe a couple biking wrecks as well. One car did break down. It was costing the church money, and President was really concerned about our safety including biking. If there would have been one more accident, all cars would have been parked for a week.
We also randomly got transferred into the other district in our Zone, so I just got 2 extra exchanges for these 6 weeks. 3 weeks down, 3 more to go until the next transfers and I get a new companion/new area. The first exchange was with Elder Spencer. I loved that Elder. He's from Payson, Utah. If I could choose one day, I would want him as a companion a couple months from now. I also want to be companions someday with Elder Shepard. I guess we will see how the rest of my mission will go. On that first exchange, we had 3 lessons with 3 investigators. The first was with 80 year old Leo. We read "The Living Christ" with him. He agreed with every statement and was open to the idea of Joseph Smith being called as the new living prophet in this last age. We then talked to Larry Cruz again and he was somewhat eager to see us again-- interestingly enough. He was going in for dinner because he hadn't eaten at all that day fixing cars at his house as a hobby and as a side job, so we will be seeing him again soon. We dropped off a bible at a referral but wasn't interested in hearing our message. Then we had dinner with the bishop and that was nice. After that, we taught Felix the whole restoration and left him with Joseph Smith being called by God for him to think about. We left that home with the spirit strongly. Lastly, we taught Gary, and read "The Family Proclamation quickly because his son was wild. He's a single dad, so that time, we couldn't bring in the spirit because of him. He can really focus and multi-task. Probably because he is a mom and a dad at the same time.
The other exchange was with the Spanish Zone Leaders. I led out the area again just for 2 hours. We also talked about some things that I won't/can't mention. We will also be going back down to Modesto on Tuesday one more time to do some business we have at the mission office. A returned missionary took us down, and we went out to a Chinese buffet. It was good. One other thing I will mention is that we are having president interviews again on Wednesday. This time each missionary will only have 8 minutes, so that will be short, sweet, and interesting.
P.S. There is talk going on right now of some missionaries going up to big trees for this or next Preparation day. I don't want to go because it involves hiking, and I don't want to hike as a missionary. It's exhausting.