Monday, March 13, 2017

Holy Toasty! Week 31

Hello!! How's everything in good ole Utah? Yeah its been really toasty here this week. And its only March, oh boy. But yeah me and Elder Child are having a good time, we have a lot of fun! The work is moving along slowly but at least it's going. We are always finding ways to make the work fun😂

This week was so great! I've never done so much service in my whole life😂 On Tuesday I went on exchanges with Elder Calio to his area and we had a blast! We had interviews with president and it was awesome! Plus I found out that Sister Townsend named pizza pie cafe😂 She entered a name contest and won! I was so hyped when I heard that! Plus she knows my friend Danielle! Do you remember her? She is the one who's Dad is a mission President in Peru? Anyways we had a lot of service opportunities which is always a plus. We helped a gentlemen move who is a less active. He is also a returned missionary and all he talked about was his mission and the experiences he had while serving. It just showed to me how much impact missions have on people. Anyways we were helping him move some old furniture out of his apartment to the trash. I about died doing that because his apartment was not well taken care of, like at all. Like someone lived their for years and never cleaned. I was moving a tiny dresser out and I asked him if he wanted to keep it or chuck it. He said "open the doors on it and if any roaches come out, then you can chuck it." Well that sure made me excited to open the doors😭 I did and Guess what? Cockroaches were everywhere and I about died. Literally, I felt like I was in a dump. They were in all the clothes and on the walls and me and Elder Calio just wanted to help the dude move out of there as fast as we could😂 Thank you thank you thank you thank you for raising me in a clean home and taught me the importance of cleanliness!😁

On Wednesday I got to go on exchanges again but this time with Elder Quist in his area. If you don't remember he was my roommate for 2 transfers! We had a really good time, and again got to do a ton of service. We helped a member who does hard floor and carpet cleaning for a living. So he taught us a lot about that and I actually learned a lot. We had Zone Training Meeting that day so it kind of chewed up some of our time. I gave a 30 min training on commitments to our zone and it was probably one of the scariest things I've done haha, I still don't like talking in front of big crowds😂  But I thought it went really well and I learned a lot studying for it. Anyways we had dinner that night with a couple who I forgot their names but they were from Ogden! We connected really well and they are awesome. And I think they texted Dad a little bit about Bonneville or something. We had a good night and it was in car so I soaked up the driving as much as I could.

I finally got to go to the Temple again on Friday ! It's been soooo long! I had such a good time. I love the Temple!  I love how it sucks you out of the world and allows you to focus on one thing. This time it reminded me of when I went to the temple for myself and I remember seeing you in white Mom, it was one of the happiest moments of my life😁 We went to Backyard Taco after that, surprise! 

Saturday I went on another exchange, but this time with Elder Hanks. He is one of my zone leaders and I love him! He is from Lehi, Utah and is pretty funny. And guess what? We had a lot of service again! We helped some people move some branches and it was fun. We went to their house and it was jaw dropping. Not just their house but their neighborhood. This guy used to own Cold Stone ice cream and so he is loaded. Anyways he and his family have their own gated community. Literally he built houses for all their kids on a huuuuge piece of land and gated it all of and its all their family. Its so nuts. Like seriously its crazy. I have picture of it that depicts a little portion of it, but they have a huge pool in the middle with a big game house and watch tower. They are the nicest people! We are going to spend a p-day there playing dunk-ball and golf😁😁 anyways we had a good time and I learned a lot from Elder Hanks.

Sunday was so so tiring. I forgot how much 3 wards can wear you out. We gave talks in 34th Ward and that was pretty good. I talked about missionary work in our day and and to sum it all up I talked about the restoration. Because that is the single most important message on this earth. It is the only message that can bring true and eternal happiness to families. Everyone needs to hear this and learn more about it, they have no idea what it can do for them. Like we always say to people- with sincere prayer and thought, you can know the truth of this message. You can know that the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored for the last time. And that God is calling you home. 

All in all I loved this week. And at the same time I am sort of glad that it is over with because with all the trainings and talks that I had to give and the little time I had to prepare them because of exchanges, and I am just straight up wasted and tired😂😴 Today I will get to chill though, I love P-Days. Maybe find some time to hammock or something. I hope you have an awesome week! I always keep you in and everyone in my prayers. You are everything to me and I love you so much! Bye😁
Love, Elder Findlay

                      This video is scripture power for real!

This is one families gated neighborhood. Whoa!

I jumped in front of Elder Child's tablet as he
was taking a picture of the beautiful temple!

Pizza Planet!


Toro Squad (Zone)

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