Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 2, 2016

Dear Family and Friends,

Brother Weidner in the ward asked us to help his daughter and
son-in-law move. They are moving from right near our apartment to the
Powell sister's area. The daughter wasn't there when we showed up, but
we were able to help the son-in-law, Steve. He is a really cool
person. He is an entrepreneur and has worked with a lot of the same
kinds of organizations I worked with back home. He works with software
and medical companies to set up kiosks for places like Walgreens or
CVS, although they do a lot more than take your blood pressure. He was
working on having on call doctors that would be able to talk to you
from a tv screen. I just imagined a tech support room full of cubicles
with doctors sitting there taking calls from patients. There is a lot
of interesting technology coming out these days.

Saturday, we had a couple service activities planned that fell
through. We were already low on miles since that was the last day of
the month, so we had to plan a lot of tracting. In the evening, we
spent 3 hours in the rain on the same road. There were a lot of people
that were nice and talked with us. Usually people just slam the door
and we move on, but there were quite a few that we were able to have
some good conversations with. One lady had just seen the Book of
Mormon Musical a couple days before and was really excited to actually
talk to some "real elders". That was an interesting conversation, I
think that play is doing some good for the church's publicity, but it
really misinforms people on what our church really believes.

Sunday evening we had our District Fireside. The theme was "Finding
New Life in Christ".  About sixty people showed up. Most were members
from the three wards, but there were a few investigators and friends
that came with those members. Everything came together really well.
All of the musical numbers, speakers, and video presentations worked
together so perfectly and it was a really spiritual meeting.

Since this week is transfers, Elder Low and I knew we would be too
busy to teach the Carson's. So, during ward coordination, we asked the
sisters during to teach a lesson to them this week. At the fireside, I
uses the Carson's mentioned that they like sisters teaching more
because they relate to Alyssa better. So I guess our main progressing
investigator may be taught by the sisters now which is kind of sad. I
am not sure if the sisters are allowed to come into our area to teach.
The sisters will be asking President Daines to see if that would even
be allowed. The sisters feel really bad about the situation and didn't
want this to happen, but the Carson's have already said something.

Elder Aaron King
Ohio Columbus Mission

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