Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The One With The Impromptu Choir Practice

And another week gone and another week gone, another week bites the dust. 

This week has been insane! But so is every week, so this week has been very normal!

Tuesday was full of crushing disappointments. Elder Gardner and I had been master planners and had five member present lessons lined up for Tuesday. We would have hit our goal for the week in a single day! Only the problem started during companionship study. We got our first text of a cancelled appointment. Either the member or the investigator. It was like that all day! We kept on getting cancelled on, but we did have one appointment hold and it was probably the most spiritual lesson I have ever had. We brought a member of our ward over to see A. The member has had some similar struggles in his past but was able to bear testimony of the atonement and how it can change our life. He gave him a Priesthood blessing and A was in tears at the end because of how strong the spirit was and the things that were said. When we went and saw him the next night he told us there were some things said that had to have been inspired because there was no way this member could have known. We also moved his baptismal date closer to May 23rd! 

Wednesday night was probably the hardest I've laughed in a long time. There is a member in our ward who is the sassiest, most sarcastic person you will ever meet. Her name is Sister B and our conversation was hysterical. All four of us missionaries were in tears. I wish I could have recorded our conversation because it was so funny. She basically just reproved her daughter for a while and said some really funny things. 

Nothing really exciting or crazy happened this week with anyone else. We did go on an exchange with our zone leaders which was a terrifying experience since neither of us are in leadership so we have no idea why they did it. We got a call on Monday asking if we wanted to do an exchange from Friday to Saturday and we said yes. I went with Elder Ales to Hickory. He is one of the best missionaries I know so it was super intimidating to be around him all day. He is a master at basically everything and is so careful vs. casual it's not even funny. And to make it even worse we went to Olive Garden with a member for dinner and I forgot my leftovers in their fridge! All joking aside I did learn a lot from him. The four of us went to lunch at this little place in Hudson called the Vintage Café. I got the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich ever! I also bought a piece of coconut cake that was so good! 

Church was good this week. We had the C family come to church so that was amazing! They left after sacrament meeting because one of them was a bit overwhelmed because our church was so different from hers but they all really enjoyed it! We had an impromptu choir practice in priesthood opening exercises. We were just all minding our own business when the next thing we knew we were being ushered into the first four pews and being separated by parts. We then spent the next twenty minutes painfully trying to sing Reedeemer or Israel. It was awful! When we were finished Brother C told us that that is the closest we will ever get to heaven. A guy who is a recent convert from Wilkesboro who was sitting next to me leaned over and we had a good laugh. Our conversation went like this:
Brother C: That is probably the closest you'll ever get to heaven.
G: You've been through the temple right?
Me: Yes
G: Is that true?
Me: No
It was pretty funny.

That's about it for me this week! Hope everyone had a great one and this next week is just as good!

Send me pictures, read your scriptures!

Love ya!
Elder Galvin


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