Monday, June 30, 2014

A Day in the Life of a State-Bound Elder

~Elder Anonymous 

It's the morning of another week here in the mission field, and things
start out as normal, we dress, exercise and study. However! Today is
p-day and we go to write emails at the Church where
there is wifi, a rare commodity we cultivate for our iPads.
We proceed to shop and talk of grand plans for the day.
But, as it usually ends up, we go to an apartment and play board games
the rest of the day.

I wake up to the sound of cars passing by in the street, I check the
alarm and sigh that it is 6:29, no use going back to bed.
We exercise, eat and study, My companion' study again bares witness
that the bible has some weird things in it.
Then we get up and go talk to people the rest of the day.

See Tuesday.

Today is weekly planning, where we plan what will happen the rest of
the week. We pray specifically for each person and plan how to help
them.... until we get interrupted by a service project, teaching
appointment, empty bellies or other such things.

On Fridays we go to 10:30 district meeting, and practice how to be
better missionaries.
Otherwise, see Tuesday.

Saturday is filled with service, and we end up spending a lot of the
time mowing and weeding.
Saturday evenings are the best to teach, because most people are home.

Church meetings are at 7:15 so we can't have studies today,
We have a minute so we do our wake up phone call to a sister who has
trouble waking up, we sing: " 'tis sweet to sing each sabbath day"
Church goes as normal, and then we go to dinner at 3.
They feed us and I talk while my companion makes Lincoln log buildings
with their son.
Then we go and visit people.

Overall a good week in my book!


  1. Sounds like a typical missionary week lol.

  2. WOW I can't imagine it you know? All that everyday, 7 days a week. Week after week.

    Now for the Elders and Sisters serving? Well, I would say even though this is a typical week for them, they have a sense of pure spirituality that some people don't have, otherwise they wouldn't be able to do it every day, week after week, month after month! My prayers for all that are out there serving as a missionary!

  3. I like the "See Tuesday" commen!.

  4. Studying, teaching and serving... a wonderful week in a stateside missionary.

  5. No wonder my boy doesn't write much!

  6. Sounds good to me....someone has it planned out for me and i just have to do it....

  7. Sounds just right......:0)

  8. Sounds like a very busy week! And very organized ;)