Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Land of Desolation

Note:  This post was written Saturday, May 16, 2015
I apologize for the delay--Kristi B.

Good morning!
I am sending this a little earlier than usual since we are headed to Lansing this morning. Elder Blatter is going to the temple to see a family that he baptized go through the temple in Detroit.  I am getting to hang out with Elder Rhodes (one of the APs) in Lansing while both of our companions go to the temple. We also got our transfer calls yesterday and both me and Elder Blatter are staying for another transfer! 

It was a great week. It was a lot different than the earlier weeks in the transfer but it was still a good week. Sunday was Mothers Day and it was great to be able to Skype home and see everyone!! It seemed really short and the hour that we were allowed went really fast but it was really nice to see everyone! After I got done with my Skype call, Elder Blatter called home and I got to do all of our call-ins with our district leaders and get the APs information about all of the areas to prepare for transfer planning. 

Monday we got to teach a few lessons on Facebook and then did some door knocking. Since campus is now deserted and like a land of desolation we are having to door knock off campus now. It was really weird to door knock again since we have just been talking to people on campus for the last month and a half. But I think we are starting to get back into the swing of it. 

Tuesday, we headed to a nearby town that missionaries haven't really gone into that much. We dropped by a referral there, a few less active members, and then also door knocked some more. I don't think that many people have ever seen missionaries because they looked really confused when we showed up at their house and knocked on their door but it was a really good day. We didn't see a lot of success from that town but it was still good to work that area. 

Wednesday, we made the long trek to West Branch to go to their district meeting. It was about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive but it is always good to see some of the country side of Michigan! I wasn't feeling that great and so on the way home I let Elder Blatter drive since I wasn't too sure that it was safe for me to be driving since I was feeling sick. I ended up feeling bad both Wednesday and Thursday but I was able to get some medicine and was still able to go out and work.  We just made sure that we kind of kept it light on those days. 

Thursday, we tried to find more less actives and see if they still live at the addresses that we have for them and also got to teach Ted (our only current investigator that is still in town and that we don't teach on Facebook.) and we had a good lesson about how we can allow our faith to grow. He tends to go off on tangents quite a bit but it was a good lesson! 

Yesterday morning we had transfer calls and after we got our calls we had to call the other areas in our zone that were staying. We then spent the rest of the day driving to pick up some stuff for a baptism that Ithaca is having Sunday and then taking it to them, doing some service for some members in the ward, and door knocking some more before we taught another lesson on Facebook. Today we are headed to Lansing and I get to hang out with Elder Rhodes all day so that will be fun.
There are quite a bit of changes in the zone this transfer but I am excited to see all of the great things that happen this transfer!! Thanks for all of the support and prayers!!

Elder Bloskas

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