Monday, April 11, 2016

Week #44 - Snow in April

Hey! Well, this week was probably one of the slower weeks this
transfer. We had a lot of meetings to go to and stuff so we weren't
really about to get out a whole lot. And we dropped a lot of our
non-progressing investigators, the ones that hadn't kept one
commitment since we started meeting with them. So our teaching pool
was really big but now it's slowly dimming down. Which isn't a bad
thing. We don't want to waste our time planning on people that aren't
really interested in progressing. That just means we are going to have
to spend some time going out and finding some new investigators. I'm
pretty excited for it. Also, the family we are working with, took
themselves off date. They felt like everything was rushed and want
some more time to learn and read the scriptures. That was a bummer but
I guess we will live.

This week we had our MLC (mission leadership council). It was pretty
fun. President Huntsman and the assistants trained us on how to better
have a model area. I really liked it. I love having president teach us
new things and ways we can improve. And also, one of my favorite
things about MLC is the food. They feed us lunch and sister huntsman
makes a pasta salad and it's to die for. I could eat a whole plate of

For some odd reason, it's been super cold here the past week. One of
the days it even snowed. We got little rally everything this week:
rain, snow, sleet, and hail. It was madness. When do I get my 120
degree heat back? I miss that right now.

This week has been an internal struggle. It's been hard with regards
to a couple things. Some of those things are; our investigators taking
themselves off of date, having to play out a zone teaching for next
week, saving money because we scarcely get fed in this ward, and just
the everyday struggles of missionary work. I feel like Satan has been
working hard trying to discourage us in the work. It takes a lot of
effort to maintain a positive outlook on things but it comes. This
week has brought to my remembrance a verse of scripture from 2 Nephi
2. It says, "11 For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in
all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness
could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor
misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a
compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs
remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor
incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility."
This is so true. I like to look at is as a spring. The farther down
you go, the high you will get shot up. As long as we trust in the
lord. He will provide. I love and miss you all!

Much love,
Elder Leishman

Tanner was able to visit the Warrenton, VA Great Harvest.  We went attend our Owners training with Pablo, the owner of that bakery.

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