Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pearland Texas, Week 69: January 11, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

We had a pretty good week!! Got to teach our kiddos about to be baptized next week again. We did an interactive Restoration lesson using a Jenga game and it had like Apostles and Priesthoood and Book of Mormon as the blocks so we built the church and then it fell and restored it again. It went well! except they got distracted quite a bit and played haha Going over tonight and teaching about the 10 Commandments and especially the Sabbath. Had a excellent lesson with Brooke this week! we actually went on three way splits because the whole priests quorum came to help us teach. Elder Dawe went to see her and said she was stoked to learn and read. She had read like 5 chapters while we were away. She made us proud haha. Still hasn't come to church yet though, that stinker. She was out of town and plans to come next week.

We had a way cool opportunity to go downtown for a service project. We went to a massive health clinic to work with the city on a thing called "Saving Smiles" where they do a free tooth cleaning and multiple classes for kids with low income families. Elder Dawe and I were together and Evans went and did spanish stuff. We read tests out loud for kids, we graded tests and we input all the test results onto a website they put up. It was super fun. You could feel a great Spirit there. Its funny because it made me think even more about if I wana be a teacher. I was kind of scared day dreaming about it at times because some classes were quite rowdy. But then after leaving I thought that It wouldnt really be that bad. Just as long as you love the little guys and teach the best and most fun you can.

We didn't get over to Sister Radamacher this week. Thanks for the reminder though. Tequisha is dunzo. We dont teach or talk to her at all anymore. Buuuttt... there are some new peeps. We found two new potentials in 10 minutes yesterday. We were up in the ghetto of Houston having a blast. The first one is Juanita and we talked to her husband cleaning his 2016 corvette and he wasn't hearing us much and then she came out and just started being way friendly. Apparently she has talked to some mormons before and was just asking beautiful questions that allowed us to teach and then give her a Book of Mormon. We are going back on Friday. The other one we found was their neighbor and she was actually a referral from SLC. She had requested a free Bible. (we get lots of those here) Her name was Mrs. King. She's in a wheelchair and the sweetest and most chill middle age black lady i've met. She was happy to get the Bible and then I asked her what she knew about the crazy Mormons and she said that it sounded interesting so I taught her about the Book of Mormon and she gladly took one of those too. Going back to see her on Friday as well.

Glad you loved the cowboy pic. I should maybe get a shirt eventually and add it to that. Plus some slightly looser jeans will be much appreciated, those were tight. The zone is doing great. No big issues here. We just need to work on our finding efforts and planning. I went on an exchange with other elders like a couple weeks ago. Went awesome. was able to teach him a lot about the ins and outs and simple comp study things that make lesson planning better and we also had a better nightly planning time. Going with the APs in a few days too so that'll be awesome.

Love ya!

Sticker that represents service we did at the Health Clinic

Member's Underwater Welding Helmet

The construction crew
Doing service for WML. Making an attic.

Pearland Texas, Week 68: January 4, 2016 - January 10, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

We had a way good week this week!!  We definitely are having more teaching opportunities. With both less active and investigators. It was the best we had in a long  time. Our biggest miracle is that we now have 2 new baptismal dates for Jan 30th and its Damon and Skylin who are 9 and 10 yrs old. Started teaching them because their uncle is an active member and we got with him and planned to work with the youngins. They also came to church and seemed to have a fun time!

We had a great time with our members this week too. Finally got to go over and have dinner with the Bishop. I love those guys. Hes a lot like Uncle Todd. They made some plans to do missionary work with us and have people over soon. I also got to play guitar and sing in another dinner appointment with the Ahlstrom family. They invited me to do it a while ago and I knew I couldn't pass it up so I performed "There is A Green Hill..." again. Twas good.

Sister Radamacher is alright. She didnt make it to church but we will see her again this week I think Tequisha is on pause for now. We keep calling and texting her and it leads to nothing. Brooke is doing super!! We went over and read a chapter of the Book of Mormon with her and she was way into it and then at the end of all that she offered to say the closing prayer. Thats huge for her because she is working on praying even by herself and reading more and making it to church. She didn't come to church either but we'll ask about it in a couple days. I'll send some pictures today. I keep forgetting or technology wigs out and restricts me haha.

My bike is working out swell just sitting out locked up on the patio. Its doing good. Need to clean it and lube the chain. also need to get a tune up on the gears and positions because it got a little off in Alvin, but its fine.
Found out today for sure we as a trio will be together for another transfer. That should be sweet. We have been working hard and having fun.

Love you tons,
Elder Deans