Monday, March 10, 2014

Week #29 ~ Uhhh Joseph Smith?

Hello family & friends,

This is my week....

 Sunday.  Went to church feeling pretty good.   We got a couple of new people to show up and we were very excited about that. 

Monday. P-day. It was super cold outside.  It is way to cold to be walking around much. I finally got grandmas package with all of the fruit rollups and Hi-Chew in them and that super awesome tie. Please tell her thank you, it means a lot to get packages! 

Tuesday.  Was a regular day of walking, teaching and visiting.

Wednesday.  District meeting.  I gave a training on how to be better teachers by centering our teachings on the Covenants of Christ.  I think that it went super great!  I knew just what to say, but my training was cut a little short. I was supposed to have about a half hour to 20 minutes left for a roll play but our district leader said I only had about 5 minutes left.

Thursday.  I recently got a little step counter to count my steps and on average we walk about 10 miles every time we go walking around town, so that's helping me loose a couple of pounds.

Friday.  Average walking day. Cold but it helps you walk faster to stay warm. 

Saturday.  Towards the end of the day, it was dark outside. It is getting really warm, really fast here.  We took a short cut to our apartment through the mall and there were tons of people seeing movies and setting up booths in the hallways. 
            We were waiting for the cross-walk light to turn green and there was a guy on the other side of the road trying to walk across.  He did and almost got hit about 5 times.  When he got to our side I tried to give him a high five for surviving.   He grabbed me by the hand and held it and said " thank you thank you,  uhhh  joseph smith?" Pointing to our name tags.  We said, yes that we are Mormons and asked if he goes to church.   He said something incoherent and wanted something to write with to tell us his address. 
            So he started drawing squiggles and other things on the paper and he told us that it was Arabic.  He had no idea where he lived and we found out that he was completely drunk.  So we tried to help him find his home for about 2 hours.  I couldn't stop laughing, he almost passed out and fell on me.  He couldn't keep his balance even while just walking straight.  After a long while we final found his house and he went inside.  Lesson leaned…Don’t drink and walk!  Or just Don’t drink.  Hopefully we can follow up and help this man. 

and that was my week.

Love you lots,

Elder Vance
Zone Conference February 2014