This week was such a fulfilling week! Saturday we played soccer with a group of German guys and our bishop, As bad as Americans are at soccer, we didn't do too bad! We did good enough to get an invite to some guy's Halloween party and 20 bucks for unlimited drinking! Sadly I don't think we will make it ;) It's especially funny because he refers to us as the "Mormon Boys".
Sunday we got to go knocking for like 5 hours straight and even though we found no potentials it was amazing to just be able to do missionary work. I feel so awkward talking on the door now, haha! It's like I forgot how to do missionary work. :) Its fun! Monday evening we always go to Oma Kruiza's place to have dinner with John and Tessa. They are my favorite couple. They are about 30, John is a returning member that still struggles and Tessa is his fiance who is solid as a rock. Monday ends up turning into a roast John session and all of us are just making sarcastic comments back and forth. My jokes were on point this week (the icing on the cake!)
This week has been a way productive week in the office as well. After more than a month of work I finally finished the number recording system for the whole mission. Including individual area pages, that track their numbers graphically (for president's sake), which feed into district graphs, which feed into zone, and finally mission graphs. I know I've already explained it but I'm so glad to be done with it! President just asked me to create a system to track all individual missionary stats, so that's the next project. I spent some time and got a good base formula and set up so once I get the thumbs up on Monday i will be going hard on that.
I also did tons of reorganization in our secretary folder. The last time the handbook was updated was 2012, so I'm rewriting that. I've also been going through getting rid of documents, organizing documents, and fixing any problems with documents. After this transfer everything should be completely redone! If I have extra time I will add lost residency card/residency car renewal packets into the system so they don't have to be hand written. Those are my big projects, I'm blasted through all the little projects as well during the week. So happy about that!
Little thought from scripture reading: After Lehi and his family were given the Liahona (or compass) to lead them through the wilderness it explains a bit about the route that it lead them on. Saying "...and we did follow the direction of the ball, which led us in the more fertile parts of the wilderness" (1 Nephi 16:16) When we follow the direction of the Lord, he will lead us in the path that will be "more fertile" or most abundant with blessings. So in the words of Nike "Just Do It" :)
Elder Talyon Anderson Perry