Elder Meier

Elder Meier

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 Beautiful San Ramon in the East Bay Area...

Hey Everyone!
     Sorry I haven't been very good at writing emails. I have sent my journal stuff home which have a little better detail of what went down during the week. But it has been a very fun week! We have been working really hard just trying to find new investigators and trying to reactivate a lot of members. This last week we talked to 144 people just trying to get them to listen to our message. Sadly no one really wanted to hear what we had to say, but I think this week we will start to see some progress with the missionary work in this area.

      I have finally been able to get over the fear of talking with people, this weeks Zone focus was reading DC 18:10 and study how we can apply it as missionaries to finding others. It was something really simple yet really powerful, everyone is important to our Heavenly Father and everyone deserves to hear about how we can come closer to him. We are also trying to coordinate our efforts with the wards, they have a lot of potential to be an amazing missionary ward. We went over their Ward Mission Plan last night and they set some awesome goals. So we are going to help them out and get them going! We are so excited! Some good things are going start happening! We can just feel it!!

     Funny story though. Last Friday we had our weekly planning session so we didn't have very much time to get 20 OYMs ( open your mouth; talking to people). So, it being Friday night, I thought we could go on the Iron Horse Trial, (the Iron Horse trial is walk/bike path that used to be a train track, but they filled it in with concrete. It runs right behind the Cal
High School Football field) and OYM people that would be going to the game. Elder F didn't think it was a good idea, but I felt like it would be, so after convincing him to let us try it. He agreed, but only if I led us there. Surprisingly I got us there!! I was super excited to OYM about football relating to the Gospel!! We turned the corner. NO ONE! It was barren. In fact there was less people than usual at that time. Obviously I was wrong and I let Elder F know I was sorry. He made us walk the way back just so we wouldn't pass anyone. It was a good learning experience.

     Sorry, I don’t have any pictures cause nothing was picture worthy this week! And I keep forgetting!!  But after emailing we are going to do some carving pumpkins so I will take pictures then!! HAHA sorry! What should I do about the Camera? Do you want to put money on my card so I just purchase one? :) I sent my journal stuff on Saturday they have more details about the area and Elder F. But thanks for the pocket editions! I haven't got them yet, but I seriously am so grateful for that!! I will try to be in the pictures. We share a car with the other elders, so we have it Sunday-Wednesday. We get fed almost every night with really nice dinners!! Ha but I am losing weight! Our apartment actually has a weight room and I've been running and lifting and getting HUGE!! The battery is almost fully charged it just doesn't have high quality lens because it's old. Well, actually maybe I don't want you to buy another camera and it is not very
good because then we would be in the same boat. But I do need some money on my card. I have to get my suits try cleaned and I need to buy some more socks and a rain jacket. It has rained a lot the last few days and the jacket I have is too heavy (even with the lining out) for the weather right now. Like it isn't too cold here, it's just wet. So I just need a light rain jacket. So IDK how much money, that would be. Like 60 70 IDK? My bike is with me. I take it everywhere I go, so don't worry. I love you!

      Quinn, I'm sorry to hear about the loss. At least you aren't a senior! You will do tons better next year for sure!!! That's awesome you caught a 4th down pass!! I'm so proud of you.  I really want to see your clips from  the varsity games; maybe you can put together a .wmv for me. I can watch them. Those are some pretty good stats though! I think you may have more yards than I did my junior year!! Idk though! Yeah I wish I was there to watch you play too.   You will get asked to Winter formal don't worry!! HAHA! But that's awesome that Rugby is already starting!!! You guys will be really good! ARGH I'm so mad I won't be able to watch you play!! I am in San Ramon right now! Its a super nice area, I think one  the nicest in California !! Love you Quinn!!!!! MISS YOU!!!

Hey TayTay!!! I'm still in the same transfer so the end of this transfer is like in 3 weeks. But it is so safe here! Theft i'm pretty sure isn't even a thing in San Ramon because everyone here is super rich! I have had like really nice dinners every night! But BETOS CHANGED THEIR NAME AGAIN???? That is so dumb!!!! Darn owners  always changing their name!!! I am sorry to hear about you losing, but I heard you played hard which is all that matters!!! YOU GOT YOUR BRACES OFF??!?!?! That is sooooo awesome! Be sure to wear your retainer so they don't get spaced out again. I'm sure you look beautiful!!! Sheesh Tatum, you're pretty darn tough to go the week with a broken wrist! You are my hero!! AHHAHA How bad was the break???  Transfers are coming in a few weeks!! We haven't been teaching a lot of people but we are trying our hardest to find new people! I'm sure we will find new people this week!! I can't wait for Christmas!!!! I love you Tatum!!! MISS

Well I have to go now, I wish I had more time!!! And thanks for all of the Goodies and packages and letters!!! I love them!!! Even though I suck at writing back I enjoy them so much and read them over and over again.

I love you! Miss you!!! Elder Meier

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