Monday, November 4, 2013


So this week was just insane. At the start of the week I think that Elder Wilson and I were just in denial that we were going to be separated with transfers. We sorta just kept working like nothing happened. Then, on Wednesday, the day before he left, we realized that he should probably start saying his goodbyes because he would definitely be leaving. We crammed all of the goodbyes into one day! We even had breakfast with a member family. The Hamon's. They're the best. I've never felt more anxious in my entire life! We were literally flying all over Regina, and we were late to every appointment. It was a sad day. Most of the people we said goodbye to were tearing up. It was the worst! It was super hard to say goodbye to Elder Wilson. We've had tons of fun, and we worked really well together, too. It was just nice to be serving with someone who was as relaxed or more relaxed than I am. Elder Wilson really kept everything in perspective and did not overstress. Anyhow, the time came, and we had to say goodbye.
This week has actually been pretty good as far as teaching goes. Elder Beacham is from Southern Utah, and he works super hard. I love that about him. We really haven't missed a beat. He just jumped right in! We are still adjusting a bit to our teaching styles, but I can see that when we become united we will do incredible!
Ha ha, Elder Beacham's second full day here in Regina, we helped out at one of the most ridiculous moves I've ever seen. The lady was a less-active member who had been kicked out of her home....due to failure to maintain a healthy living environment. It was pretty gross in there to say the least. Anyhow, there were about 5 members there helping, and we had 2 companionships of elders. To make things even more exciting, the landlord came by a couple times to yell and swear at us and make sure that we knew that we were doing something "wrong". It was interesting. The neat thing is that one of the members, Bro Tondevold, talked with him the second time he came around. Bro Tondevold was completely calm and even had the landlord calmed down in a matter of minutes. It was incredible. The landlord walked away like they were best friends! I couldn't believe it! This ward has some truly amazing people.
We had a crazy Sunday! We had a few new investigators come to church for the first time. One is our investigator named Charlie. The other we've actually never taught. He was a turnover from missionaries in another ward. We just called him and invited him to come to church, and he came. His name is Ravitesa. He's from India. Ha ha, so we have a pretty big Gospel Principles class. (That's the class for new and returning members.) And it just so happens that for our investigators first Sunday, the lesson was on the law of chastity. It was slightly awkward, but our investigators still want to come back, so it must not have been too traumatizing.
 That's about all I can think of from this week. My brain is still recovering from transfers. But I love you all! Have a great week!
Elder C. Lyons

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