Monday, July 26, 2010

Good week in Havre/Chinook-- Monday, July 26, 2010

Well Hidy Ho Everyone,

We are emailing later in the day today because we are in Chinook. We scheduled to be here for at least half of our pday so we could play bball with a priest in the Chinook Branch, B R. It was pretty fun. We played bball for a half hour or so and then played some frisbee. Now we are in the Chinook library emailing. We also helped Pres. Johnson but more on that later.

So it sounds like everyone had a good week camping and fishing. I'm glad you were able to get the trailer out. G and L went float tubing huh? That sounds like a lot of fun. We'll have to come float tube here in MT someday. I think we'd catch a lot bigger fish than the girls did. At least you guys caught something though. So what are the plans for the trailer?

You asked about Pioneer Day and if we celebrated it in MT? The answer is yes. The Havre Ward had a ward party last week for it because the Havre Fair was this weekend and Chinook had a dinner Friday night and a breakfast Sat. morning. The dinner was a lot of fun. We went out to a park a little ways out of town and there is an old log building that is used for dinners and dances. So we ate and then they taught some different dances. It was funny watching the old people try to relive their glory days of square dancing and the younger generation struggling to learn them. Breakfast was good too. We had sourdough pancakes, sausage, and juice.

So Tuesday the Zone Leaders were in town for team ups. This is the first time I've had team ups with the Zone Leaders since they changed the rules back 3 months ago. I guess they came for team ups because E.Whitlock is new because they went to the other new elders area too. We had a really good day that day. We tracted some and found some new potential investigators. We also taught 8 lessons between the four of us. Our dinner on Tues also fed us Brats which I haven't had since leaving home. They were really good.

One really funny thing that happened to E. Whitlock was on Tues when he was with E. Colf.  They street contacted a young couple who was walking their little kid. They got to talk to them for quite a while. At one point the guy started telling his fiance about how we, the missionaries, pay $10,000 to not watch TV or movies or do anything with a girl. His fiance was really surprised with this. She said what, you can't even touch a girl?! and E.Whitlock says nope. She then says what if I did this! And she gives him a big Hug! HaHaHa E. Whitlock said it was sooo awkward but luckily the guy gets mad at her and said Hey! You can't do that! Respect his beliefs! hahahaha Anyway they said we could come back this week. They seem interested but would definitely have to work through some things. Nothing the Gospel couldn't fix though.

Wed. we contacted one of our potentials that E.Whitlock and Cox had tracted into. His name is K. He told us we could come in and we were able to teach him the first lesson. He is a young college student who goes to Northern. He seemed interested and told us he'd read what we assigned him to read. We are having a return appointment with him this Thurs. We hope that he can progress. For now he is at least willing to have us come over and teach so that's good.

We got word this week that a young man who is a recent convert just moved up to Havre to live with his aunt for the summer. He is from Ahwatukee AZ. The Havre Young Men are really excited to get him coming to this ward and coming to YM. We went over and met him. He seems like a really good kid and he seems a lot of fun. He though it was cool that we both are from AZ. Hopefully all of this will maybe open the door to us teaching his aunt.

On Thurs we get this call from a sister in the ward. She is one of those sisters that when you see her name on the caller ID you think oh boy this should be interesting. Anyway it was raining and she needed us to lift some windows she was getting from a guy into a truck. She was panicking because the windows were first come first served so we needed to get over their asap. We ended up helping her as it was pouring rain. She was worried the windows would fall out of the truck and tried to tell us we needed to sit back there with them. We both thought to ourselves are you kidding it's pouring rain and we are both in dress pants, tie, and shirt. We didnt' think it'd be too good for us to ride back there because the Mission would probably say it wasn't safe. Luckily we convinced her to let us drive and that if she went slow she'd be fine. I'm fine with helping people out but sometimes they aren't the smartest with some of their ideas. haha

So we got into Chinook at around 4:00 Thurs. We decided to go see a sister from the branch who has this disability. We usually go read the Book of Mormon with her. So we get there and her old lady neighbor is about to start mowing Sister M's lawn. So we asked if we could mow it and she hum hawed around so finally we just took it from her and started to cut it. About half way through these huge dark clouds roll in and it starts to rain and the wind is blowing like crazy. Man E. Whitlock booked it and that lawn was mowed so fast. I've never seen a lawn mowed so fast.

Well yesterday we talked in church in Chinook. It went really good I thought. I wasn't even nervous. It just flowed really well. I talked on Repentance and E. Whitlock talked on Missionary Work. There was a member of the Stake Pres. there so he was the closing speaker. All in all I think it was a pretty good Sacrament Meeting if I do say so myself. hahaha  I'll have to send you a copy of my talk.

Early tomorrow morning we are headed for GF for a 2 day Preach My Gospel training. This is taking place of Zone Conference this transfer. We will be there from 8am-9pm on Tues and 8am to 4:30 pm Wed. It should be really good. I haven't sat in more of a class setting like that though since I left the MTC. It will be good to see Pres. and everyone else. I talked to Pres. the other night when I was giving him an update on E. Whitlock's progress. I asked him about Brother D and he said he had called Pres. last week and told him Pres. Gardner, I just want you to know I'm praying for you. Pres. said oh thank you Brother D, I need it. hahaha W M has also supposedly committed to baptism but still no date. He is still slowly getting there.

Well I better get going. I hope you all have a good week. Enjoy the last few days of summer girls and I hope your schedule works out for you L. Stay cool and I love you all.

-Elder Davis

PS I want a recipe for that easy pizza dough, a copy of BYU's football schedule, and any info on the Jazz signing Bell and getting Al Jefferson. Oh and let me know if Brett finds out anything about his call. Thanks.

Dad- Barry Lamb has been there a while huh? What position did he coach? You said you didn't know who the new DCord. was going to be? Hills the DCord. So I didn't get what you meant about that. And what's the name of the new coach that's been there for 3 years as a Grad Assist.? And just wait 2 years and you can really come fishing up here :)!

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