This week was exciting, we are still testing a lot and doing our best to be effective in real life and online. We have a limit of 3 hours of facebook time a day which keeps us balanced pretty well.
Monday was half Pday due to the upcoming temple trip. We had a family home evening with the Eastham family in our ward afterwards and read parts of 2 Nephi 5, which teaches us how to have a happy life. So that was good!
We then had District meeting on Tuesday, And exchanged. I went in Peterson Lane for the day, back on bike! I enjoyed getting some extra energy out. I do too much driving in my van. I taught latisse again online. She’s in a really tough spot that’s slowing down her baptism. She doesn’t think it will happen for a few years.. But we’ll keep working on her. She should’ve had the Elders over last night to teach her and her room mate so we’ll see how that went.
I cant remember what happened on Wednesday cause I was with Elder Cluff and my planner for that day is blank.. But we had a great FHE with the miles family in our ward and taught them the plan of salvation. During our life on earth we talked about missionary work. I asked them Q. Why does missionary work bring us so much joy? and we talked about that. I’m not going to give you the answer. You have to find it yourself hahaha
We went to the Oakland Temple for my last time on Thursday. There was over 100 missionaries from our mission there and some noticeable changes that made it a great grand finale of a temple trip. I got a cool profile pic too. On the way home I volunteered to drive the big transfer van back, AND THEY SAID SURE! I felt super cool driving the mission van full of elders over the Richmond bridge. Oakland is crazy with freeways. But my driving record is still perfect. Even though there were a few points where that almost changed..
The next day we did weekly planning made calls, did facebook got 35 online referrals from a senior missionary who used to serve here. they are sprinkled all over the south from texas to south Carolina. So i’m pretty busy online now.
Saturday we had double blitzes. One for the Windsor sisters where I went tractigng with Elder Smith! It was fun to be with him for the day again. he is serving in the Bennett valley ward across town. We then went on a blitz with the Peterson lane members. I went with their ward mission leader to visit some less actives at an old folks home. It felt less productive since they obviously don’t come cause they are SUPER OLD. but it was nice talking to a sweet old lady about her family and enjoying her company. The members love the blitzes. Sunday went fast, we taught the lasleys and did facebook. A lot of facebook is sending out referral messages and thinking what groups to add myself too. Yesterday I started hitting up ward and stake pages in Africa Ireland and England. So this week should be sweet! I’m excited for the possibilities of facebook. Our mission is now teaching in 23 different countries and almost every state. The work is truly hastening. And for all of you who haven’t given me referrals yet, get on that!
Love Elder Nathan Tubbs