Monday, September 30, 2013

           This week was another crazy one. Tuesday we picked up the new missionaries and did the normal thing with them. It was super fun like always. Elder Wunderli got here Tuesday morning and we were in a tri with Elder Facer until he went home on Thursday.


Transfer meeting was normal and really good. By time we get to Wednesday we are always so tired cause we haven’t gotten a full night’s sleep in a few days. But Wednesday is the day that’s always the most fun. The temple was closed so we went to a Cards game and that was great like always. The playoffs are about to start so St. Louis is about to get even crazier. 


President did interviews until like 1:00 in the morning and then the rest of us just stayed up. I tried to sleep for a little while and ended up sleeping for like 15 minutes max. Thursday we took everyone to the airport and then we came home and just tried to recover. We had MLC on Friday so we spent most of the day Thursday trying to plan that out and get everything figured out. It was exhausting but we knew we had to live with the decision we made to stay up all night.


            On Friday we had MLC. That meeting is always a headache but it’s always well worth it. Usually there is some discussion and sometimes some fight back on some of the new policy’s but a couple weeks after the meeting, once everything has been instated, it’s always for the best.


Saturday was a really weird day for me cause it was the first time I have gotten to do missionary work in my own area in 6 months. We went around and saw a bunch of members and tried to get some referrals. It didn’t work but hopefully soon something comes out of it. I am so excited to teach someone again!


Sunday was another weird day. We went to the Maryland Heights ward, so we went to our home ward that we will be going to from now on most Sundays and they had a do a part in the 3rd hour combined class. We did a role play in front of everyone and taught some members the first lesson. It was weird but it was cool to get to see the ward get into the missionary mindset of things.


            This morning we went golfing with President Morgan. I had never been real golfing before so it was cool to get to try that.


Things have been great with Elder Wunderli as a companion so far. This transfer has gone amazingly. The mission is ahead on the baptismal goal and we are just hoping that we don’t fall behind at the end of the year. I am so thankful that I get to experience so many of these crazy new things that are happening in missionary work. It’s exciting to get to see all the changes this work is going through and all the changes that this work is bringing into other people’s lives. I know that this is the place that God wants me to be and I am so thankful for it.


-Elder Banks

Elders at a statue of Lewis and Clark
Office Elders

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