Timpanogos Temple

Timpanogos Temple

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Things are looking up!

Hey Everybody!

This week has been pretty long, lots of biking and learning about the new area. We did a lot this week and made a lot of progress in helping others come unto Christ!

We did a pretty good amount of service this week! On Wednesday morning we helped a nonmember move a bunch of rocks and make a makeshift retaining wall/garden box wall. It was pretty fun, almost like a puzzle to get them to fit together right. On Friday we helped some other Elders help a nonmember move out of his home. We took a trailer full of stuff and had the task of fitting it all into a tiny storage unit. One again, it was like a big puzzle, but we figured it out! The guy was super grateful too! The next day we helped clean out the gutters of a less active lady. There was a bunch of gunk clogging them up, and some birds had nested there recently making it worse. Luckily the birds had flown off already, so we didn't have to deal with them. We had lots of opportunities to help out those in need this last week!

We also had lots of interactions with members this week! Last Monday night, we attended a Pioneer Day block party. There were only a few families involved, so it was really local, but it was still a great opportunity to meet people! There was another similar gathering last night, but it was for no particular reason other than it was the last Sunday of the month. Ward parties are great because we get to meet lots of people. In addition to those we taught a lot in church meetings yesterday. We helped teach two combined 3rd hour lessons, both on missionary work, then in another Ward we gave 15 minute talks each, then after that we talked to a class of youth for a bit about covenants! I was starting to lose my voice by the end of the day!

The only other significant thing that happened was when we had exchanges with the Zone Leaders on Tuesday. I got to spend the day in our area with Elder Singleton. It was really fun because he and I have served around each other a lot before, so we get along pretty great! It was an awesome opportunity to learn as well!

I'm looking forward to another great week to come! We have some pretty promising things planned and it's starting to look up here in Orem! I hope you all have a great week!

Elder Orchard

Sorry, no pictures is week :(

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