All of the international students moved onto campus last week and then all of the rest of the students moved on campus this weekend. The work will really start to pick up now!!
Monday, we had a great p-day. We got to spend time with most of the missionaries here in the Lansing zone. We played some basketball and then we played dodge ball afterwards and it was a lot of fun and was a great stress reliever!! After that we drove to Grand Rapids and had trade-offs with the zone leaders there. I was in Wyoming (a town right outside of Grand Rapids where the zone leaders serve) with Elder Tubagus who was trained by Elder Norton and was in my district right when he came out on his mission.
Tuesday, we had a really great day. We got to teach several lessons and then did some finding there in Wyoming. We got to meet a lot of really nice people and set up a few return appointments! Tuesday evening, we traded back and then drove to Kalamazoo to start our trade-off with them. I was with Elder Marley on the MSU campus.
Wednesday, we drove to Owosso and went to their district meeting. Elder Clark is the district leader there. He did a great job and he did a really cool activity on how to recognize the Spirit! It was an awesome district meeting! After district meeting we went to district lunch with them before coming back to MSU. Me and Elder Marley spent most of the day on campus talking to a whole bunch of people. It was a lot of fun and we got to set up several return appointments with people!
Thursday, me and Elder Norton were back together working at MSU. We had a meeting with President Jacobsen in the morning and then we finished a few things in the office before we got to spend time on campus the rest of Thursday and almost all of Friday.
Friday, we also got to go and try to get in contact with a few members of our church that haven't been in a while to see if we could meet with them and to see if they still lived in the area.
Saturday, we went to DeWitt to help a family move and then we had our ward missionary correlation with the ward mission leader here at MSU. Then we got to spend most of the day contacting people on campus.
Yesterday, we had a great day. Sacrament was a little different since nobody brought the bread for the sacrament and we started the meeting while someone drove home to get some. We actually had the first speaker give his talk while we were waiting. It was a really great meeting. Brother Tibbits, who is the new institute director, gave the first talk on how we can come to "know Christ". It was really good. After that, the Stake President, gave a talk on the importance of the sacrament and it was really good. It was a great day at church. Brother Tibbits sat by me in Sunday school and tried to set me up with his daughter who goes to BYU. So that was kind of funny with him trying to convince me that I needed to date her after my mission. He is probably one of the funniest guys ever and I am excited for the students here in East Lansing to be able to be taught by such a great teacher!
It should be another great week. We had a lot of things to do this week as we prepare for a general authority to come to our mission in a few weeks and we also have several appointments on campus. It is a great time to be a missionary and I wouldn't trade this for the world!!