The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First 24 hours.

We have set up our schedule. 6:30 arise, 6:45 workout, 7:30 shower and get ready, 8:15 group and individual study, 9:00 at Barlow Center, 9:00 p.m. back to condo, and 10:30 lights out. So we set two alarms. Neither of them went off this morning. So we didn't wake up until 7:15.  First day we blew it and didn't get our exercise in. We left at 9:00 to go to the Barlow center and got home at 9:30 and went solid  all day. It was our last day with the other couple missionaries, Elder and Sister Faulkersons.  They took us to one of three congressional office buildings. Congressman Labrador from Idaho who is LDS has arranged a room in the office building for a class once a week at noon.  The Faulkersons took us up through the medal detectors to meet the congressman who wasn't there because some people came in and to show us the room and the procedure we go through to be able to teach. Then we headed to a ward building out of our mission where they hold a class on Thursdays for young mothers.  We taught tonight at the Barlow center. The class went well and I made stir fried rice.  The students liked the class and loved the rice. By the time we cleaned up and got back to the condo it was 9:30. So we didn't get bored the first day and we are both tired.  The Sister full time missionaries came and introduced us to a brand new convert that hangs out with the Barlow students. His name is Coby and he was baptized Saturday.  We had a great visit with him.  Then the full time Elders stopped.  They were working with some of the Barlow students and ended up staying for the class and especially for the fried rice. I will be really ready to go to bed tonight. I sat next to a lady on the subway and we started talking. She was on vacation here. She had been to Salt Lake and was so impressed with temple square. She had to leave before we got much more conversation in.

We didn't get to meet Congressman Labrador but in his office he hands out potato shaped pins for lapels that say Idaho.  Walking down the hall is so breath taking. There is a U.S. flag and a state flag outside every office.  That was cool.

3 comments:

  1. That is so funny that you slept in the first day. I think your body likes waking up later.

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  2. Did you choose to feed the students or is that part of the calling? I think if you prepare a lesson you've done a big job. Be careful about setting new precedents early on that you will have to keep up later. You're still running on adrenaline (likely why you slept in). It's great that you can share the gospel. We really missed that!

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  3. I had to laugh when I heard you slept in on the first day. Any kid away from home is going to love your cooking. They are lucky to have you.

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