Saturday, July 6, 2013

Week 6- Jabba the Hutt and biking

Dear Family,
This past week has been pretty exciting. We started out last monday by looking through the area book for people that we could visit. We found one name and decided that we would swing by and try our luck. In the mornings we start off by doing role plays to help us decide what sounds good and practice what we could say. We did a real play for that family and then when we went there later that day, the meeting went exactly as we role played it that morning. It was so cool. They ended up agreeing to meet with us again later on that week. They were the first investigators we had. Later on in the week we decided to hand them over the Spainish elders because they were a hispanic family. We went on exchanges this week with the district leader. I was paired up with the district leaders companion, Elder Black. The only problem was that since I was only 4 weeks old and not able to drive and he has autism and was part of wrecking a car earlier in his mission by taking it down a logging trail.  We had to ride bikes on one of the hottest days of the week. There were two routes we could take. 1.  A busy highway with barely any space for a bike on its shoulder or  2. the the back roads that went through the country. I decided to take the country roads. It was a interesting experience basically when ever we came upon a hill, Elder Black would get off his bike to use the legs that god had blessed him with the walk up the hill as said in his own words. Believe me when I say there were a lot of hills. It took a little bit longer than expected to get into town but once we were in we were able to visit some members and do a little bit of service. Over all an interesting experience. That night we had team ups and the member that we went with let us leave our bikes at his house and he was nice enough to give us a ride home. We did a lot of service this week so that was good.

The first is a picture of Jabba the Hutt in the wild, we found him right outside our door one morning.
Next is a picture of the baby rabbit we rescued out of our window well this morning.

 Love, Elder Datwyler

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