Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Opening Doors


How is everyone?? Hopefully really well! It sounds like you guys are starting to get some of the same weather over there that we have been having here. It is starting to get quite a bit colder, I even had to pull out my hat! That is sweet that you guys got to hear Elder Bednar speak this last week! I don't remember if I told you or not, but Elder Kearon will be coming to our mission at the beginning part of November, so that should be pretty sweet!

This week has been pretty awesome! We had a cool experience on Friday, one of our members has been trying to set up a time to have us and their friends over to dinner, and we were finally able to do it this week. It was awesome, everything pretty much went great, and they were asking a lot of good questions. We talked all about the Plan of Salvation, and the Restoration of the Gospel! And the couple that we were teaching seemed very interested!

We also had a meeting with another investigator, and he is actually reading from the Book of Mormon, and getting things out of it! This may not seem like a huge thing to you guys, but they were working with him for about 2 months or so before I got here, and hadn't really gotten anywhere, so we pretty much just laid it all out for him.

Other than that, things are going good here, my legs are getting in pretty darn good shape, so Dani and Mom - Watch out! Just kidding, there is no way that I could ride 100 miles... that's crazy! But we rode to the furthest (and highest) part of our area the other day, and I was able to do it with out too many problems, it took us 37 minutes haha I timed it on my watch. Just a little sidenote... the first time Elder Pound took me there, we had an appointment, we got to the end (the biggest hill) and knocked on the guy's door, and he said, "Oh, I forgot we were meeting! Right now isn't a good time." I wanted to ask him if he realized the size of the hill we just rode up to get to his house... haha I was a little upset to say the least.

Anyways, thanks for the package, I just got it today! The shoes are sweet, and they fit!! Love you guys! Have a good week!

- Elder Schaap

P.S. Sister Matsumori started a mission blog! It's at

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