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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016 New investigators!

Hey guys this week has been a pretty good one! Thursday was a good day! 
   Thursday we spent the morning at Waveny, the rest home. Which was a pretty good time, then afterwards we drove up to Danbury to drop off my iPad at a repair shop! It was a nice drive! Then we drove back to New Canaan and had a dinner appointment with the Gutierrez family in our ward! it was really nice, we spent the rest of the evening cruising around New Canaan looking up investigators which was pretty nice. 
   Friday was another good day, we picked up mail then drove up to Danbury to pick up my iPad, it was nice to have it back in working condition! Then after that we were out visiting members!      
    Saturday was a slower day, we spent a while trying to find a place where we could get a map of New Canaan, but we didn’t really have any great success which sort of stank. But nothing really exciting happened on Saturday. 
   Sunday was a good day! We had some new people who we have never met before come to church and it was a Russian family, for some reason we teach a ton of Russian people. But anyways we got to give them a book of Mormon and tell them about the church so hopefully we will see them soon!    
   Monday we had district meeting and that went good, afterwards we went and spent the day trying to find people. 
   Tuesday was pretty interesting, they had shut down a lot of the roads due to a storm we got, but the storm wasn't bad which really surprised me. But not many people were out yesterday so it was a longer day. Transfers are coming up soon! Which is weird! This last cycle has flown by! I hope I will stay with Elder Judd, its possible but not very likely! Things have been going good though! The people that live here had winter break so they all went skiing in Utah, so church was super quiet as well. All in all it was a good week just a little quit! 

Elder Richards

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February 17, 2016 Saturday was a great day!

Hey guys this week has been a good one! 
   Thursday was a good day, not much happened. We helped out at the rest home again, because the people who usually help on Thursday weren't able to make it. So we helped out again. 
   Friday we had zone conference which went pretty well. We talked about accountability and working with members and planning. It was all a fun time. 
   Saturday and Sunday were both pretty cold! It really stunk!  But Sunday we had a really good lesson with Joanna, she's been really prepared, she was telling us about how she believes in Mormon's promise before we had even told her about it, she had just figured out that that's the way to receive revelation. So that was really cool! We taught the restoration and it went really well! She read the chapters we left with her last time and she really loved it! Which is rad! She told us she believes in the Book of Mormon and that it is scripture! So that's really solid. 
   Monday was good! We went to district meeting and then we helped a member move, and that was pretty much the whole day! 
   Yesterday was pretty fun! We woke up and had studies then we went and got Taco Bell breakfast! Then afterwords we went to the rest home and helped out there. Then we went and looked up some of our potential investigators. During which one of the our members called and invited us over for dinner which was rad, so we hit Chipotle for lunch then we spent the rest of the afternoon doing look ups and then we went over to the Whites for dinner, it was really rad! Because they hooked us up with a ice cream cake for my birthday! Which was rad!         
   Today we Are going into the city! So that will be fun! 
I hope you all have a great week! 

Elder Richards 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 Great lesson on Sunday!

This week was a good one, nothing really to crazy happened. It seems like crazy things don't happen like they used to when I was in the city. 
   Thursday was pretty quiet. 
   Friday we had MLC or Mission Leader Conference and discussed the need of the mission. It was pretty good. Nothing to exciting happened to report on. We have zone conference this week. It seems like we have had a ton of meetings lately, which kinda stinks because I'd rather be out and about than in a meeting but oh well. 
   Saturday was the same.
   Sunday was good we had a great experience in the evening. We stopped by the Ukrainian family we have been trying to get a hold of the last while. So we decided to just stop by and they were home and invited us in which was awesome! We taught the first discussion and it went really well. The best part is the whole family seems to be in on it which is rad! Hopefully they will continue to be able to meet! They seem like a family that has been very prepared! The rest of Sunday was pretty slow. We stopped by the Rizzi Family earlier in the day, but they were leaving for a party and didn't seem super receptive. So that sort of stunk. 
   Monday we had zone meeting. It went pretty well. The Zone seems to be doing good. Following Zone meeting we went to a Chinese Buffet which was pretty rad! 
   Yesterday was good we spent the afternoon trying to look up our investigators who we haven't seen for a while, but we didn't find any of them which stunk!
But we will keep trying. All in all a really quiet week! I hope you all have a great one!

Elder Richards

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016 Trials come to polish us up!

   This week has been a pretty good one! It's has also been a pretty average week, I have a lot of those. The highlights have been we gave a Book of Mormon to one of our members personal assistants two Sunday's ago, and we didn't really think much would come from it, because we thought she just took it more out of courtesy than interest, but this last Sunday she showed up to church and said that she had read the pages we left with her and she loved it and wants to learn more. So that was really awesome!
   On Saturday Elder Judd and I went on splits with some priests and we went and stopped by one of our investigators who's not progressing a ton , but we ended up getting a referral from her which was awesome! We also have been able to get in contact with the Ukrainian family from a while back which was really cool as well!
   The work in this area is picking up petty nicely which is Awesome! We haven't been able to see the Rizzi family last week. And Shawn was the investigator who gave us the referral.
I have come to know that we all have trials come to polish us up, to refine us so we can truly understand celestial glory. In order to know extreme happiness you also must understand extreme sorrow. But through our sorrows and afflictions we are always blessed so it doesn't seem so bad.  
   It's pretty much spring here now the temps have been super nice lately, last night we went cruising around in just white shirts with rolled up sleeves! The weather here oddly reminds me a lot of California which is weird. But I've been enjoying it!
   This week when we went to serve at the rest home we saw a fight break out in the dementia unit, this one lady was sitting next to her "husband" whom she actually isn't married too, but she was also sitting in this one other old lady's favorite chair, so they start dukeing it out until the nurses got involved. Needless to say it was the most intense part of the week.

Nothing to exciting else happened! But I hope you all have. Great week!

Elder Richards