This week we had several surprises. A car sped by us as we were talking to Sister Sargent outside and the driver yelled out "hi brothers come see me after you are done with her." I thought she was a Jehovah's Witness mistaking us as one too, but it turns out she was sister Wetstein. She is a member who wasn't even in our branch roster. We helped her move some things out of a house that was being foreclosed on and we also got her information and where she lives so we can meet with her later.
When we headed out to Thief River Falls we biked around all day on some racing bikes that sister Ose had bought for the missionaries to use. This whole week has been full of biking and I am very exhausted. I am glad for the day of P-day to rest from all the physical labor that we have been doing this whole week. In fact I have worked harder this transfer than I ever have on my mission and the results have been amazing.
Thursday we did service all day long at a place called Farm by the Lake. It involved sanding picnic tables with a palm sander and also varnishing them afterwards. The whole process of 4 tables took us from 11:00am to 6:00pm. We also did a little weeding.
Friday included a trip to Fargo to have Zone Training Meeting. It was a long day. We stopped in Two Inlets Minnesota to go to a catholic grotto which had some very beautiful statues. It was late by the time we got back so we went right to bed.
Saturday was also exhausting and involved biking to Ebro, 16 miles round trip again. While we were there we were able to have Lunch with a family we are teaching and get introduced to several members of their immediate family. It was a lot of fun.
Transfers came in and Elder Duvall is going to Chamberlain!!! I am so excited for him because it is a really great area with amazing members. Elder White is now leaving us and heading to Brandon SD. Elder Walker is our new District Leader. I am looking forward to the upcoming transfer.
On Sunday, Tristan Osmonson was baptized. He is 8 years old and really was excited. Sister Niswander made a nice big homemade 3 layer red velvet cake for his baptism and it was delicious. She also told us that she is wanting to have us and Mia over for dinner sometime. A lot of exciting things are going on here. Have a great week all of you.