This has been like the best week of my mission so far for one reason. Wednesday morning we were sitting in Cokeville and we got a call from the Idaho Falls mission office. They informed me that the Kisley family (who the father of was the first person i helped get baptized) Just got sealed this week! Its been really slow in montpelier lately and just hasnt felt like much has happened. But hearing this new has gotten me really excited again. I still remember at his baptism his kids sang "families can be together forever" and the spirit was so strong and now that song is even more promising for this family.
Monday- We did a sledding activity for p-day that was pretty fun. Then we had a really good lesson with a less active family. The Vorous family is really awesome they have two of the craziest kids I’ve seen. The first day we met them got a little intense. The kids were playing and the little brother grabbed his sister’s collar and started running circles around her. Then his finger got stuck and the collar tightened up and she started choking. It was a mess but this visit was a lot tamer.
Tuesday- Was our first day down in Cokeville and it was a hectic day. We were supposed to have interviews with president and a lesson in Montpelier so after we went down for a bit we came back. But the lesson fell through and President got sick. So the trip was a waste. But on the way back down we visited one of the people that remembered out in Geneva and then we met with a couple investigators the other elders were teaching. Then we ended up going back to Montpelier to help some people move some things. Then we went back down to Cokeville.
Wednesday- A good day out in Cokeville we went around and got to know some of the ward that was most of Wednesday
Thursday- twas a good day, much good was brought about, but not much beyond the usual
Friday- We had zone training, and it was really awesome. There was a big focus around the parable of the talents. Where the three servants get talents and the one with one goes and hides it. The focus was around accountability. Although the servant never received a commandment to go and multiply the money, he was a hired servant he expressed himself that he knew the desires of his lord and still he hid the talent. The Lord will not command us in all things, but expects us to go about and do good. Then the afternoon went by pretty quick and in the evening we did some volley ball with a few less actives.
Saturday- We had interviews today it was super good to talk with president, then we really had a hard time finding anybody today. But at the end of the night we caught the Ruud and shared a message and they insisted that elder Stingham got his nose waxed so we all got our noses waxed.
Sunday- we went out to Pegram for fast and testimony meeting and I really enjoyed the branch. We don’t get out there much its 20 mins from Cokeville or Montpelier and its population is about 30 with 24 active members. But they had a great spirit in the branch and I enjoyed it more than some of the other wards. At time the gospel doctrine classes in other wards get distracted with things that aren’t really doctrine or just things that don’t matter. But Pegram kept it on point. Nothing else really happened today, ya know super bowl and all so we wandered around most of the day.
Oh we also skinned a calf this week. So there’s this thing where if you have a calf die and a different cow has two calves. You skin the dead one and put the hide on one of the twins so the cow with no calf will accept the new calf. One cow can’t support two calves so in the long run a saves the other calf.