Last Transfer, Week 2

It’s been HOT HOT HOT! Here in Many Farms! No shoes have been melted yet.

This week we had a road trip! This week we did some “Hogan Hunting” trying to find a referral….with no address. Literally no address. No rez directions. Nothing. We just knew they lived in Rough Rock. A part of our area, that is not very close. Our area is massive.

So we grabbed some drinks, and drove our truck to that area and started knocking around, asking if anyone knew the name of our referral. We got a couple people who said they “might know” where they lived, and gave us some real “REZ DIRECTION” to took us to the absolute middle of no where, if we weren’t there already haha. But, we did get some good pictures out of it.

We harvested the first “fruits” of our labors in our garden! But they were actually vegetables! We harvested some radishes! I’ve never grown radishes before. They are quite an interesting plant! Not real sure what to do with a radish besides put them in a salad, so we’ve been asking around getting advice haha.

We found one of the gardens in our area, very very very dry this week. And it was dry last week. When we talked to them about it, they were confident that their timer was set to water every day for 50 minutes at 7a.m. It was FAR too dry for that to be possible. They have a very fancy timer, and after taking a look at it, I discovered the timer was set to 25 minutes, once a week at 7am. So 50 minutes in the past two weeks! They said they had been taking a hose and spraying the garden since it was looking dry.

All of their squash, and pumpkins, and tomatoes were all dead. The corn was surviving (thanks to the manual spraying with the hose)

We fixed the timer so it would do 30 minutes at 6:00am every 12 hours. And then we also set it that day for 2Hrs to completely soak it. I really think our “checkup” on their garden was perfect timing. A day or two later, and I think all would have been dead.

This week we had a stake garden meeting about bees. I learned so much about bees and pest control it’s insane. We learned about becoming beekeeepers and spraying bugs. (taught by IFA representatives from the salt lake valley!! ) Beekeeping is an insane business! I’ve learned a lot of things on my mission that I never planned on learning! I’m going to come home chuck full of spiritual/scriptural/ knowledge, plus a million other things! haha.

J and S came to church again, and so did A. A moved her date, because she is waiting for her soon-to-be husband to get the priesthood. Then he will baptize A and their son C.

J and S, we are still waiting on getting permission from their mom. We are praying and fasting it will happen!

There was a song playing as we got lunch that sings about “you’re gonna miss this, you’re going to want this back. You’re going to wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast. Take a good look around. You may not know it now, you’re going to miss this.” Needless to say it got me very reminiscent of my mission, and it hit me really hard that my mission is coming to a close, and it’s coming fast. Being a missionary is the BEST! We get to focus on helping others, and inviting them to come unto Christ. We get to represent Jesus Christ. We get to learn, serve, bless, and grow. I love my mission. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be serving. I recognize sacrifices made by my family, grandparent, friends and others that have made this possible, and I want to say THANK YOU. And thank you all for your love, support, and encouragement.

I’ve got 5 weeks. And I’m going to make those 5 weeks count! Going to go “pound the pavement” or in our area…”pound the dirt”!