Monday, November 23, 2015

Favorite quote of the week "I accept letters and packages..."

Elder Griffin getting ready for the holidays!

Nothing like knowing you've used your shoes well. 

November 23, 2015

"Welcome to Moscow, population.... Thanksgiving break."
Hi everyone!

It's been quite the week!

Shoe polish or replace?
Last Monday I said goodbye to Ponderosa. It was tough. We had a fun p-day and then I made my rounds saying goodbye to all the members and investigators I've been working with. It was sad, but the lord has called me another way.

Tuesday we loaded up on the transfer van and came on down to Moscow. It was quite the drive, but it was fun. Then we went shopping, moved into our new apartment and got settled in. Then right as we were about to head out, we got a message from the mission president saying to cancel all activities, severe storm incoming, rain and heavy winds. So we got to spend the rest of our day cleaning out our apartment. It was not too exciting.

Elder Griffin and Melissa Frier
Sister Moosman, Elder Griffin
Wednesday we went out on the campus and tried to find people to teach, had lunch with my district, and then picked up some supplies from the old apartment. We met with one of the bishops that evening and had a nice visit. It's a good ward, very small due to winter break and so it's going to be an interesting winter.

Elder Griffin with Powell's
Thursday we had lunch with this little Asian man named Frank, he made us some noodles and such, it was a quiet but good lunch. That afternoon we met with Miki, our recent convert, she has a super strong testimony and she's going to be a great addition to the ward. Then we met with Sean, another fairly new convert, he's preparing for a mission, so we taught him about teaching the restoration, he did really good and it was a fun lesson. then we met with Matt, another RC and went over the new member lessons. He's super busy so we had to keep it fairly short.
Parting in such sweet sorrow.  Leaving Spokane Valley,
Washington for a new adventure in Moscow, Idaho.

Friday we had zone conference, it was super good to see the Dymocks and Sr missionaries, it was fun, and we learned a lot. President Dymock taught us about Matt 13 and blew our minds a bit with teaching us about them. That evening we went over what he trained us on and it blew our minds even more. Parables are super cool with how deep they can really go. It was great!

Saturday we helped the Troy and Potlach elders with a service project. We went to their ward mission leaders house out in the boonies and helped butcher a goat, it was pretty intense. We did everything from bring it out of it's cage, kill it, skin it, and then package it all up, it was pretty fun!

New apartment in Moscow, Idaho
Then we went home and weekly planned and had a district counsel on what to do this holiday season with the lack of people in the area. It was fun. I have a good district. The members in my district are as follows Elder Troseth, Sis Adamson and Sister Bryson, Sis Murphy and Sis Rich. It's strange being a "relief society president" (all sisters in my district) but it's a nice change from always being a "elders quorum president"(all elders in my district). It's going to be a fun transfer, sisters have tons of good ideas, so we are going to have a fun transfer, and make the best of our holidays.
New apartment in Moscow, Idaho

Sunday was pretty interesting, at church we had all of about 25 people total at church. It was weird. But everyone has gone home for the holidays and so we're having fun working the campus with no one around. hopefully we'll be able to find some new people to teach because we have very few prospects right now. it's definitely going to be an interesting transfer.
New apartment in Moscow, Idaho

So that's my week, Hope everyones doing well! 
I accept letters and packages if anyone wants to say hi this winter!

Love ya'll! 

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