Monday, 28 November 2016

Monday November 21, 2016 - The One with the New Car

This has been a really good week here in Pineville. We had a good
District Activity on Monday. We had some Elders who got a couple of
racks of ribs so we cooked those and we made homemade French fries. After
eating we went bowling. It was pretty fun. That night our Recent
Convert Chris (he was the one Elder Peterson and I baptized in July)
asked us to come help with a Single Adults Family Home Evening
Fireside he was putting on. We gave a little lesson at the beginning
but had to leave before the food because we had another appointment.
The worst part was that I accidentally spilled Elder Rasmussen's food on
the floor of the car. Oops. Good thing we went to get it washed that
night before getting a new car the next day.

Luckily none of us were transferred. However we did have to go to the
mission office on Tuesday for us to pick up our new car! We traded our
car with another set of missionaries whose car was over miles. We then
went and picked up a 2017 Chevy Malibu. Oh man is it nice. It only had
30 miles on it when we picked it up. I think my favourite feature is
the fact it has WiFi in the car! Like the other two can be sending
emails or messaging people over Facebook while we are driving places.
Oh. And has OnStar too so we don't even need to navigate ourselves
using a GPS, we just talk to our car and it takes us where we need to
go. It's pretty nice.

Wednesday was good. Bunch of the usual stuff. We did have a Zone Conference
Call we put on in the morning to get all the new people in our Zone up
to speed on how we do things here. Sister Alexander was with a set of
missionaries in our Zone so was on the call. She said she liked it.
But she's basically the most Christlike person ever. We had a dinner
with a older couple who live in a nice house and he has the most
gorgeous library ever!! It's the picture from my Facebook post. She
works on antique clocks so they have some super nice clocks too.

We went on exchange after District Meeting on a Friday. Both Elder
Rasmussen and Merrill went to Fort Mill and I got Elder Bradley with
me. Oh man did we work hard that day. So as a Zone we have set a goal
to find a new investigator on every exchange. We had our teaching
appointment that afternoon fall though so we literally had five hours
straight to go finding. So normally as we got out knocking on doors we
are usually met with people who are at least sort of interested. We
knocked on probably 20-30 apartment buildings and got absolutely
nothing. We went from complex to complex with nothing but no after no.
We were both completely wiped but we decided to do one more building.
And it was a pretty big one. We had knocked all of one section and I
was thinking. Man. I really don't want to be doing this right now. But
we had a goal to meet! Long story short. Literally the last door of the last
building in the very top floor we met someone who was pretty interested
and we taught them, and set up a return appointment. Elder Bradley and I
were on cloud nine after that!

This weekend was Edith's baptism. We had a long day Saturday helping a
couple of people move in the morning. To be honest I was kinda glad
that our appointment in the afternoon cancelled because it meant we
actually got to eat something that day. Edith's Baptism was wonderful.
We had a really great turnout. Her and Lisa, the girl who was baptized
with her mom in September, are really good friends now so they get to
be each other's support system which is really nice. I have to say
it's nice that all of the people I've seen baptized in this ward are
pretty spiritually self reliant.

Overall a good week.
Send me pictures, read your scriptures
Love you!
Elder Galvin

Me in the best library ever!

Edith and I at her Baptism!!


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