Friday, November 27, 2015

November 9, 2015 - Woodstock, New Brunswick

Hello Family,

It has been a long hard week. I am glad that this week is finally over. It has just been one of those weeks I guess. We had three people drop us and the sister of an investigator told us to never come back. The other people that dropped us were an investigator that felt pressured and her sister. A less active in Island Falls told us to stop coming because her husband felt like she was being too involved with the Church. This surprised both of us because whenever we would visit she would be so welcoming and friendly.
On a positive note we have four potential investigators that we have lessons with this week. Hopefully at least one of those will turn into a new investigator. We also had the Primary Presentation yesterday and the kids in it did a great job. Although there weren't very many funny moments from it. They all were very reverent during the whole thing. None of them did anything that caught my attention or was noticeable. But they were robotic as they were doing their parts.

Today marks the beginning of Transfer Speculation Week. We get transfer letters on Sunday morning. All the missionaries it seems are anxious to find out where they will be spending Christmas and who they will be spending Christmas with. I personally am very excited to find out where I'll be for my 2nd and final Christmas on my mission. The results of Sunday's transfer letters will determine if I will have a Thanksgiving this year or not.

We went on exchanges this week with the Caribou Elders. I went to Caribou with Elder Alger. On the exchange we had a dinner appointment with some members in Caribou. When we got there we said a prayer before we went in. During the prayer instead of saying "Please bless us as we eat with them" Elder Alger said "Please bless us as we eat them". We both busted out laughing in the car for about 5 minutes before Elder Alger finally got through it.

Also during the exchange we went to Institute. But only 2 YSA's showed up so it was just us and them and the teacher there. The class was on Elder Holland's talk "None Were With Him" given in the April 2009 General Conference. We went to the food pantry in Caribou Thursday Morning and helped carry boxes of food to people's cars.They ended up giving us a ton of leftover food that we could take home with us including some cheesecake. We picked up a new investigator that afternoon. He was a potential that they raked leaves with that invited them to come back. We had dinner with this awesome family in Caribou. They give them a ton of referrals and are very strong in the ward.

Yesterday at church we had 3 people show up that were trying to Anti some of the members. One of members said they told her she was going to hell and she needed to be saved. They came up to us and started going into Joseph Smith and his 11 wives. It was pretty sketchy. One of them was taking recordings during sacrament meeting. President Peters ended up telling them to leave after sacrament meeting. It was pretty weird. 

Anyway I need to get going but have a good week! Have a nice Remembrance Day!


Elder O'Brien (the older)

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