well another week has gone by where has the time gone to these days. I have been out for 10 months now. time is flying by. the past week has been really good. we have had a lot of good things happened to us this past week. are best day of the week was polly on Friday. thanks for sending me the package mom and tell the ward thanks as well. the ward here in Grand Vally is having their ward Christmas party this Saturday so we are planning on going to that cause i guess the elders in the past help out with some stuff. the ward here in Grand Vally polly has around 110 people that came every week but their is a lot of people that is less or inactive in the ward as well so if everyone came to church their would be i am guessing tho polly around 200 people. o here is some big new from the mission at least for us anyway we found out last Monday evening that their is a new area opening up and it is in the Lansing Zone and it is in Holt so their is going to be 2 area's in the Holt ward.
well missionary work now. On Friday it started out not to bad but it ended up to be a great day. we was going to go out to lunch with the stevens from Greenville, but we got a text from them saying that their daughter Jayde was getting admitted into the hospital. so we didnt get to have lunch with them so it is around 4pm now in the day we are getting pickup up by Bro Wadsworth who is the stake Patriark and he is in are ward and he came with us to appointment that day. it is a part member family that we started to teach his name is Elmer Ybama, he wife has been a member her whole life and they have been married for 60 years now. and Elmar is 91 years old but boy his he is way good shape and i mean good shape. he told us that you are never to old to learn something new. when we was talking to him about the first lesson and everything and as we was getting done with the lesson and just talking he asked us when we was going to come back again and how often we could come in a week and both me and elder Kohler looked at each other and then at him and we told him once a week but he said thats not good enough and he asked what about twice a week and we was like ok we can do that. and then he asked us if bro wadsworth could come with us and he said "i think i can work with that and i would love to come" bro wadsworth and Elmer has known each other for a very long time for polly close to 50 years now. so we are going to be meeting with Elmer every wedensday and friday at 4pm and bro wadsworth is going to come with us.
another story that was really good on the same day friday the 2nd was after that meeting with Elmar so this is 6:30 that evening and we are at a dinner appointment with a member family in the ward and we asked a few weeks ago if we could bring a investigator and they said ya why not we so we set it up for last Friday evening with the Sigmans family. they have 2 young kids as well, both of the kids are around the same age of Kimberly's kids(she is the investigator). well earlier in the week kimberly was reading in the book of mormon about the tree of life in 1st nephi chapter 8 and the iron rod as well but as she was reading more in the book of mormon nephi talks about it in chapter 11. well in the october ensign is talks about Lehi's dream and the tree of life and the iron rod so we thought it would be prefect cause she loves that story of lehi's dream so we went over that and gave her a copy of the engisn. Kimberly is just shocking all of the information that we are giving her in. so when we got done with what we was talking about elder Kohler asked her when she wants to get baptized and we was thinking about the 17th and she said ok thats sounds good. well it was arond 9pm when bro Sigman took us back to are apartment. well on sunday at church we was talking with brother Sigman and he told us that Kimberly was their tell midnight just talking with sister Sigman about a few other things about the church as well. and they had a extra kuald and they gave it to her and she was so excited about it. and when sister Sigman was talking to kimberly she was using scriptures as well to back it up. so if you cant tell the work here is picking up good and picking up with member help as well. last week we only had 10 lessons but 6 of them was with members.
are apartment complex is having a christmas holiday contest to see how can decorate their back pouch and windows the best. so we are using the lights that you send me mom and their was lights ana a few other things that was left from other missionaries as well so it is going to be good. they are going to be coming around and judging on the 15th of this mouth and we will get pics and send them. but thats it for now hope to hear from everyone soon. love ya. letters will be in the mail here hopefully this week or next week for sure.