Monday, February 18, 2013


So we got informed about our calls on Thursday at our zone meeting. The assistants stood up at the end and announced them. I will be going to the Waverly ward in Winnipeg. And I will be training. I was really, really upset when we were first informed. I was basically in tears. I will be in the same ward as the assistants and President and Sister Thomas, so one of the assistants came up to me and asked me if I was excited. I feel bad cause I told him flat out NO. He asked me why, and I told him it was because, I really, really do not want to leave Weyburn. So after that I had a flood of people that came to try and cheer me up. Senior couples, assistants, zone leaders, and even President and Sister Thomas. But it's still been really tough. It was the worst when I had to tell Hedley and Brandy. Hedley's initial reaction was, "well that sucks." To which I replied, "yeah, it really does." He was actually the one who said it was time for me to get tied up underneath the trailer :) It was pretty funny. will work out. The elder coming to replace me is really great. Hedley's not too excited to be stuck with 2 Albertans at once, but hopefully he can adjust. I told him to just throw out as many Alberta bashes as he could the first time he meets Elder Gordan.

Training should be interesting. I haven't put too much thought into it. I will also be whitewashing the area, so that should be a good challenge. It's funny, the ward mission leader in Waverly actually reads my blog. Hi Brother Steinbush! I will look forward to getting to meet him. Hopefully I haven't made any negative impressions.

But I had a really neat experience as I was feeling all depressed after our meeting. I had planned to call Kerry (hope you remember her) while I was in Regina, so we could visit for a minute cause it's been forever since I last saw her. Anyways, I had way too much on my mind, so I totally spaced it. Until we were driving back to Weyburn, and we passed the turn off to get to her house. I was even more frustrated at this point, but I kept going onward. Then we turned into this parking lot so we could fill up before we took off, and I saw her! She was walking to her car, so I pulled over. And I got to talk with her, and I got her address :) I thought that was pretty neat. Just a reminder that Heavenly Father's watching out for me!

Some other big news that happened this Sunday is that Dave came to church! He is an inactive member who has not been in about 15 years! We've been working with him for about 5 months, so it was really good to see him. I thought that was a really special last Sunday. He even stayed for potluck. But wait, it gets better. His home teacher was supposed to be out of town, but he ended up being able to come. So he saw Dave there, too! I wish you could have seen his face when he saw Dave. He's been working on him for years. Nice guy, Bro Shugart. He's from Northern California, and he served his mission in Quebec. So he's gotta be a nice guy :)

A couple more interesting things that happened this week...We volunteered to help out with an activity at a care home....ladies' club...yeah, we got teased a little. But it was super good to help out, and it was a really neat way to meet people. And they want us to come and help again...well, not me :( But we also tried to do a church tour on Saturday..yeah, no one came. The most exciting thing that happened was when the ambulance drove by, ha ha. But we didn't really advertise well, so it was somewhat expected.

Well, I will be leaving on Wednesday morning :( Don't worry I'm already starting on the goodbye pics. I'll make sure to send them all next week. Love you all! Have a great week!

Elder C. Lyons

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