We did a couple service things this past week. First we helped a couple move out, they were really nice and you could tell they were religious because of the big box full of Bibles and Bible college binders. Also their t-shirts had scripture references on them. It was cool, they were really nice and they appreciated the help. We met them when we were walking down the street and they asked us to take their picture. They brought up that they were moving and we offered to help. We found out after we helped them that she was actually an in-active member. But oh well, I'd rather see a member active in another faith than in no faith at all.
The other service opportunity we had this week was with a volunteer group that does service for senior citizens. We helped three older woman with their yard work. The last two woman we helped were good opportunities. One of them wasn't even home an the other was very demanding and was actually pretty rude, she needed everything done in "just the right way". But the first woman we helped was very grateful for what we did. She was 93 years old and had a really hard time walking even with her walker, so she just sat on the porch and talked to us as we helped. We were weeding her garden and she kept on going on and on about how beautiful we were making it look and you could tell that she was so excited to see her garden go from overgrown with weeds to what she wanted it to look like. We even stood around and talked to her for a while and got to know her a little bit afterwards. She was crying because she was so happy that we were willing to come and help her with something so simple as her garden and because it meant so much to her. We left her with a prayer, and the elders in her area offered to stop by and visit her every once in a while.
We'll probably be helping out at the local food bank later sometime this week and we've been visiting all the local churches to find opportunities to help them out with their service efforts. The only church where we've been able to even catch any of their leaders was a local Lutheran church. We'll be helping them out with one of their service projects sometime soon.
Something that Elder M. and I have been doing to keep busy, is that we got ward lists from the wards of the other missionaries in Pullman so that we can visit all of their members and get referrals from them. So far we actually have gotten a few referrals and a couple dinner appointments out of it so I guess so far, so good. The referrals haven't gone anywhere yet, but dinner appointments have been great.
Well, that's all folks.