Week 97 in the Mission Field

Hi everyone,

Man, has it been a odd week!

Tuesday, we committed our investigator Ms Patti to get baptized on November 5th! The rest of the day everything else fell through. We did get to do some unplanned service though so it all turned out really well!
Wednesday, we had our zone conference! My companion and I were asked to do a role play on using music in your teaching! That is something I’ve never done and it ended up working out really well even though both of us had no idea how to do it! We went tracting afterwards and got a few follow up appointments! We had a few more people tell us that we were not allowed to be there then a member took us out to dinner!
Thursday, we weekly planned,  we went and saw a recent convert and did more tracting! We had a appointment later that evening but it fell though. 
Friday, we were planning on going to our mission office to help them out but one of the senior missionaries was sick so we switched it to next Wednesday then we spent the rest of the day finding less-actives! We got to talk to a few of them and set up some appointments for the next day! We had dinner at a members house whose son leaves on his mission in about 2 weeks! We headed over to someone who we tracted into and she didn’t open up the door… although we could clearly hear them inside!
Saturday, a member payed for us to go and eat lunch at Olive Garden! Sadly, I can’t eat most of the stuff there haha… but I got it figured out! We got to see Carlos again and that went pretty well! His reading has gotten a ton better! After we saw Carlos we headed over to an appointment with a less-active, he ended up not being there but he had a good excuse! He was in the hospital. We did some more tracting and ended up doing a bunch of service! When we walked up and offered to help,   the guys kept thanking us over and over again! The 3 of them were having a hard time getting a piano into the truck! The guys wife was a bit unfriendly to us through out the whole thing but her husband and the 2 other guys were the compete opposite! 
Sunday… was soooooo long! We got to church for a meeting at 8:30 and didn’t leave till 3:30. We had our ward coordination meeting, then church, which was a bit different! We had Gospel principles as 1st hour and priesthood as 2ed hour then we had Sacrament meeting! After Sacrament meeting we had another meeting, only this one was about the ward boundary’s changing!Because  of all the flooding, basically Baton Rouge 1st ward is now dissolved and spilt up between BR 2nd and 3rd wards and Pl aquemine branch! Plaquemine got about 70ish more members, BR 2nd  got about 140ish and BR 3rd, the one I’m,  in got 249 more members and maybe  1 or 2 more sets of missionaries! Our area also is a bit bigger! Thankfully,  now we are more in the middle of it all! It still would take a ton of biking to get to parts but we have more to do now! We have  a member that we moved out of the ward when i first got here, is back! Once we got home we ate lunch (we were a bit hungry…) then we went to go see a lady we started teaching last week! She wasn’t home so on our way back we stopped by a few less-active members houses and then we did our studies!

My favorite scripture are D&C 10:5 and Proverbs 3:5-6! I am really loving my mission. The Ward members are great, so helpful and working on getting us referrals.  We need more people to teach.

Love,
Elder Micah A. Ralph

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