Oct. 21, 2013 More Than a Normal Week

(Sorry everyone, life got a little hectic this week and it wasn’t until Sunday night that I realized I had not posted Tyler’s last Monday’s email… my bad .)
¡Hola familia!
Well, this week has been mostly ‘normal’ as it goes for us here in the mission field.  But, it only takes one or two events to make a week ‘more than normal’.  I’ll get to that in a little bit though.
First off, things continue to improve.  We didn’t have many lessons this week, but we have a lot of potential that we hope to get changed into kinetic energy this week (for those of you who didn’t get the physics pun, kinetic energy is the energy of movement).  A week ago in our Ward Council, the bishopric redivided the ward so that we have some more area to work in and so that the work between the two companionships in the ward is more balanced.  We have a lot of referrals, investigators, and families in the ‘new’ part of our area that we have yet to contact, so we plan to contact most of them this week.
Well, since I know that you are really wanting to know what made this week ‘more than normal’, I won’t make you wait any longer.  First off, if I thought the rains were done here, I was proved waaaayyy wrong Saturday.  While we were waiting for an investigator to arrive to a lesson in a member’s house, I decided to have us go and see if we could go and set an appointment or two with a couple of our references.  We left the house and stepped out into a small trickle of rain.  A couple of minutes later, we were running back to the member’s house through a torrential downpour.  Secondly, this week was our ward’s primary program, and the primary presidency asked us (the 4 missionaries in the ward) to participate in one of the songs.  The entire program was quite cute.
Well, that is basically a wrap for this week.  I am attaching a picture of my new companion this week.
Press forward, ever onward!
Elder Tyler Gardner

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