Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Elder Bolliger - North Fontana Week 40: Time Flying By, 2.5 x 2.5 Mile Square Boundaries, Potential, Memorial Day BBQ w/Rudy's Brisket Rub!

Well yes now I have been out 10 months now and time is really starting to fly by. I think that I am getting a head of myself and saying that again but last week on the 28th it was my 10 month mark.
Right now I am still in the north part of Fontana, California where it is a very different demographic than the rest of the California San Bernardino Mission, it truly is a different place than the rest, and it has its pitfalls and its advantages. For one because of the strength of the Melchizedek Priesthood in this area the ward boundaries and because of that and the influx of families the ward boundaries have steadily gotten smaller and smaller to the point now where the ward is a 2.5 mile by 2.5 mile square. This is good because there is a lot of good leadership in the ward and its quite condensed, also on the flipside because of all the leadership in the ward and all of the people there it makes a great ward for member support, they are always asking us how the work is doing and other questions of that sort, but it also falls back the fact that you need the members for support.

Probably one of the biggest things now that we have going for us is the fact that we have an appointment with a member who knows the non member father of a missionary that just left this ward only a couple of weeks ago, this is our biggest thing going for us right now and I am really excited to see how it goes over because I feel if we can get through to him with the spirit than he will finally accept and want to be baptized as he has been around in the church for a long while now but has been reluctant to be baptized.

He is one of our main focuses right now but yesterday I had a nice Memorial Day like 75 degrees no smog(awesome) and a nice clear day where we played kickball as a zone and it was an intense game. Later that night at dinner we had a dinner over at a non-members house where our dinner family invited us to come to, as well as a less active family being there. I brought my 2 1/2 pound chunk of Brisket that I Bought and cooked it slowly, for like 1 hour 20 minutes. Yes slowly because normally it cooks for like 10 hours in a smoker but it turned out really really good with all of the brisket rub from Rudy's that I put on it. Thank yall so much for that family!

Well I am unsure what the future will bring as transfer calls are this Saturday and I may be staying here ( I have been here 3 months now) or I will be leaving to go to somewhere else in the mission.

Elder Bolliger the younger.
Post Scriptum, I will send a lot of pictures next week.

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