It has been a crazy and busy week here in the Midland zone. I feel like me and Elder Blatter have been going constantly but it has been a great week!! The end of the semester is starting to wrap up but we have one more week of students in town before the town becomes desolate.
Sunday was a great day of church. We had a regional stake conference broadcast that was broadcasted from SLC. There were several speakers. Elder Kacher of the 70, Sister Reeves from the Relief Society, and Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Robert D. Hales both of the quorum of the 12 spoke to us. It was an amazing broadcast and I felt like there was so much that I was able to get out of it. We also did our usual call-ins for the rest of the day where we talked to all of the district leaders and the Assistants about our zone.
Monday we got to teach several of our lessons and tried to meet with all of our people before we headed to Bay City for the rest of the week.
Tuesday-Thursday we were in Bay City. Tuesday I was with Elder Peterson (who was my zone leader in Grand Rapids and now I am his zone leader) and Elder Anderson (I was his district leader in Grand Rapids) and it was a lot of fun to be able to spend time teaching with them. We taught a few lessons and got to door knock.
Wednesday we went to Bay City's district meeting and then I was with Elder Anderson and Elder Dorough (who is being trained right now and has only been out for about a month) and we got to teach a few lessons during the afternoon and then they asked me to teach the Bible study that they have at the church in Bay City (since they forgot to prepare for it). I got to teach about Matthew 8-10 and it was a really good study!
Wednesday night we got a call that Elder Peterson was being emergency transferred to Greenville (which is close to Grand Rapids) and that they were putting another set of sister missionaries in Bay City. So Elder Peterson packed his bags, we drove to Mt. Pleasant to spend the night, and then we had to be in Lansing by 8am to drop him off. Needless to say it was a long and tiring couple of days.
Thursday after we drove back we went and gave a baptismal interview, and taught 2 lessons on Facebook. Yesterday, we got a call before we went out for the day saying that the new Bay City sisters had been in a car accident the night before (within 2 hours of them being in their new area) and there might be another sister being transferred there in a few weeks if one of the sisters lost her driving privileges. We also taught a few lessons, talked to people on campus, and worked on some stuff for the zone. Today we played basketball, got haircuts, and working on some videos for the zone. We have a lesson tonight with that guy that is in Sigma Chi and then we are spending the rest of the day working on training videos for the zone.
This should be a great week. We have a lot of people that we are meeting with and we have a zone training on Thursday. They are going to show 2 of our videos to the whole mission during the zone trainings and so we had to shoot a special one this morning for them to use. I am excited for another great week and feel so blessed to be able to doing the Lords work!!
P.S. Here is me thuggin it up near the railroad tracks where we were shooting a video.