Monday, April 27, 2015

Staying in Dauphin

What a crazy week! On Monday we got a text from one of our investigators named Brenda and she told us that her friends Alisha really wanted to meet with us. So on Tuesday we were able to meet with Alisha and we had a great lesson with her. She kind of unloaded all of this stuff about how she felt about life and everything on us and pretty much told us her whole life story... it was kind of a crazy lesson. But then on Saturday we were able to teach both Alisha and Brenda and we had a great lesson. Alisha brought up a whole bunch of concerns she has and we were able to testify to her about the plan of salvation and really help her. It made me so happy. It is experiences like these that make me love my mission! 

Also this week we were able to do a ton of service! We helped an old lady in our branch by cleaning out the ditch in front of her house... holy cow that was a much bigger job than we thought but we got it all done. She was so grateful and happy for the help. Then on Saturday we went out to a ranch and helped a less active member put up a fence... that was a tough job, we were in like calf deep water and there was soooo much mud!  He tried to drive his four wheeler through all the mud and so we spent a long time just pushing the four wheeler out of the mud... we got really dirty haha. It was kind of like we took a swim in mud but it was fun! 

Yesterday we had a great church meeting. We got a couple of less actives out to church and we almost got Brenda and Alisha there but they got sick. In church they talked a lot about being self reliant and especially being spiritually self reliant. We each need to have our own testimonies and be able to know things for ourselves. I never realized how important that was until my mission! 

All in all it has been a great week! We also got transfer calls and both Elder Hanson and I will be staying in Dauphin for another 6 weeks! 

I hope everyone is doing well at home! 

Love Elder Farnsworth 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hunting Squirrels

Well hello this week! 

This has been a pretty good week for us here in Dauphin. We had a really good week as far as teaching this week, we were able to get in touch with quite a few of our investigators and we had some good lessons with them this week. We also were able to teach a couple of less actives this week and we got one to church and we almost got another less active to church but sadly she didn't show up. This branch is an interesting branch, a lot of the members here have been offended by other members and that's why a lot of them are less active. There is also some members here that are really good people but they are also threatening not to come to church because of some other members..... DRAMA! It makes me so sad because we all know what is right and we all know we need to go to church.... don't let other people cause a road block for you to come to church, its not worth it! So this week we have been helping and serving a lot of the members and trying to keep everyone happy and keep the branch here strong. 

There was a couple funny stories this week.... So being here in Dauphin we don't really have p-day activity cause were so far from other missionaries, so last p-day we hunted this ground squirrel outside the church for p-day activity. We filled in all his holes and then Elder Hanson caught him and the dang squirrel bit him hahaha! It was pretty funny, so we ended up setting a trap and killed the squirrel and his other friend.... we were kind of worried though cause we thought Elder Hanson might get rabies, but so far he is ok haha! Also this week we were at the food bank handing out food boxes and some native lady started hitting on me. At first I didn't even know what she was saying so I was smiling and then I realized what she had said and I get all red and we just walked away.... that was my first time getting hit on by a native haha! But all in all this was a good week! 

I hope everything back at home is going good and I hope you all have a great week! Love you all! 

Love Elder Farnsworth

Monday, April 13, 2015

Normal Week

This week Eli did not write me something separate for his blog, he just told me to . . . "Post bits and pieces . . . "

I had asked him several questions about a normal day and this is what he told me. 

This week was ok for us out here in Dauphin..... I guess I'm kind of bad at telling you all that goes on around these parts haha! I will try to be better! A typical day here really isn't too exciting. We have investigators, but a lot of them are not very dependable and they are horrible about keeping appointments and commitments. Lately we have been trying a lot to find some really solid people.... easier said than done but its ok! I am so grateful though for the people that we do have to work with. Lately we have done a lot of street contacting and also service. Spring time around here is big service time! Everyone lives on ranches with sheep and cattle and everything so we do a lot of service for members and less actives. The branch here is a little bit "broken." There are a couple members that don't always get a long and they aren't the best at fellow shipping or doing missionary work, but were working with them! 

As far as the comp goes. . . we are getting along great! We agree on a lot of the same things and we just get a long well haha so that has been a big blessing this transfer. It is always nice when you don't have to figure things out with a companionship but you can just focus on the work. 

As far as what I eat haha it makes me laugh that your so interested! I do eat relatively healthy.... I eat a lot of rice and spaghetti with Alfredo. I eat sandwiches and stuff like that. Not a ton of meat cause its so darn expensive! But the members feed us pretty good up here so that is really nice! I do find that maybe I eat a little bit too many sweets but I guess some things will just never change haha! 

Hope you enjoyed a little bit about his normal week.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Loved Conference!

Hello This week!

How is everyone? So did you like conference? I loved conference this time around, there were so many good talks. I loved how much it talked about the family and how important it is. I also like how they talked so much about decisions and how they don't just affect us here on earth but also into the eternities, it was a great conference!

I am doing pretty good. Easter here was ok.... we didn't really do anything too special. We watched conference and then went to a members house for dinner. This week was kind of a crappy week haha! We went to Winnipeg for zone conference which was really good! We talked a ton about the Book of Mormon and how important it is in a persons conversion. For some reason we came back to Dauphin and NO one was around haha! It was like a ghost town here. But it's ok everyone seems to be back now and hopefully this week will be better! I guess you gotta experience the bad to experience the good.... I think that's my new saying haha! 

Here are some pictures from Warroad.  Have a good week. 

Love Elder Farnsworth