Monday, October 26, 2015

Birthday Week!

Good morning!! 
It was another great week here in the MLM!! We are continuing to see miracles every single day and it was been amazing.
Monday, I had an awesome birthday. After we emailed we went to lunch and then went to another corn maze! This one wasn't nearly as big as the other one. It was kinda lame since the corn was dead and you could see over the corn most of the time. But it was a lot of fun and we got to get some apple cider afterwards (it was at one of the many cider mills in the area). After that we went to a place here in Lansing called Spare Time. It is a bowling alley and arcade. We went there to do laser tag but they didn't have the laser tag open so we did a thing called a laser maze. It was similar to the thing that you see in spy movies where they have to get past all of those lasers without hitting any of them. It was a lot of fun and you were even able to watch other people via a screen that showed the inside of the maze. That evening we had a birthday dinner with several of the members of the ward here. It was a lot of fun and they made me a cake and everything!! Afterwards, we taught the Plan of Salvation to Michael and although he had a lot of questions it went really well. 

Tuesday, we spent most of the day driving to West Branch for their district meeting, which was 2 1/2 hours each way. We spent some time with the elders there and then we drove back to Lansing to teach Jake again! He is doing so awesome! He is loving the gospel and is continuing to read nonstop from the Book of Mormon! We taught him and then we got to go to the last part of the Book of Mormon institute class with him. The members of the ward are fellowshipping him so well and he sat for a long time talking to a lot of them after institute!

Wednesday, we drove to Greenville to go to their district meeting and then afterwards we came back to Lansing and taught Michael again. He had a lot of questions about things he has been reading online about our church. So we spent most of the lesson answering his questions and helping him to realize that most of the stuff that he is reading online is completely false or taken out of context. Afterwards, we had a member take us out to eat pizza! 

Thursday, we had a lesson with Janell and then we drove to Jackson to teach Jake again. We taught him about temples and about the Word of Wisdom. He loved what we taught him and he was excited to start his own family history! Afterwards, we came back to Lansing and went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse with President Jacobsen to celebrate my birthday. Afterwards, we met with him for a little while before he left to go up north this past weekend. 

Friday, we had a crazy day... In the morning I had a doctors appointment to figure out everything that happened when I had to go to the ER last month. But everything went pretty well and we are figuring everything out. Then that afternoon, we had a mission emergency that required us to blitz an area, and emergency transfer 2 companionships. I am not able to say all of the details but it all worked out well! After that we met Jake at Applebees and had dinner with him.

Saturday, we had a great day. We got to do some finding on campus before we drove to Jackson again and met Jake for a lesson. We taught him in Culvers (a place that sells custard) since we weren't able to meet him at the church. It was really cool, after the lesson a guy and his wife approached us and said that they had listened in on our lesson and had some questions. So after Jake left we came back and talked with them for about 30 mins about some of the questions that they had. After that we drove to Mt. Pleasant to pick up Elder Haddock who is the new assistant and will be my companion once Elder Norton leaves. 

Sunday, we had our normal Sunday and it was a really great day.

Today we start transfer planning and we will be planning all week. I will be emailing on Saturday this week since we will be having transfers on Monday so be looking for me then!!
Thanks again for all of the birthday wishes and for all of the prayers and support!!

Elder Bloskas

P.S. Here is a sign that was at the cider mill where the corn maze was!

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