We have done a lot of walking around this week. Talking to people and all that good stuff. We had a good lesson with our investigator about missionary work and the priesthood.
There has been a policy change. They want us to shift our focus from getting our investigators baptized, to getting them to the temple. In order to do that they have changed the way we do some things. For one thing, we are now allowed to take time out of our day to call or email recent converts, less-actives, and even investigators in our previous areas to provide them with additional encouragement and to build stronger bonds. We also are required to teach about temples, eternal marriage, family history work, and things like that BEFORE baptism rather than after, as they did in the past.
Well, not much happened during the week. On p-day last week we all went to the stake center and played marshmallow dodge ball. That was fun. this week Elder Marsh and I as well as some other Elders are just going to hang out at the institute building and play pool and ping pong.
Well that's it for the week, maybe I'll have something happen this coming week.
Pullman actually isn't where hsi bike has been stolen. It was other areas of the mission. It's kind of funny, but there is a bike outside of our apartment that has been there for two years unlocked and everything. It belonged to a Chinese missionary named Elder Lee. haha Our apartment use to be the Chinese missionary's apartment so its full of Chinese books and stuff. Actually the current Chinese missionary is Elder L. His area is the Pullman YSA/Chinese. So it's him and an English speaking companion. He has been there for his entire mission, 13 months, and President Mullen
has already told him that in two transfers he will be training there.
As for how long President Mullen keeps missionary's in this area I don't know. Elder M. and Elder W. swept into this area last transfer and Elder W. was only here for that transfer. The other missionary I know who was here was Elder H., he was here for 9 months. So we'll see. Elder M. thinks that he will end his mission here. He only has two transfers left (3 months)