Hi Everyone! Its been a pretty busy week this week here in Tennant Creek.
Monday Apr 20, 2015- Today was a pretty normal P-day, emailed family, played basketball at Sports and Rec, later that night we went to the Meyers Mob which is an aboriginal family we go see almost everyday because they're so awesome. We played footy with the kids tonight which was a lot of fun. We also had to really deep clean our flat today because the new senior couple the St Johns are coming tomorrow to inspect our flat!
Tuesday Apr 21, 2015- St Johns came to Tennant Creek today! They inspected our flat then took us out for pizza! They are from Boise, Idaho. I told them that I will most likely be attending BYU I when I return home and they said to take the road trip and I'll have a place to stay, they live right next to the Boise temple too! After we had lunch the St Johns took us out to buy some cleaning supplies haha our house needs a really deep clean, its such a old flat, and we have a mouse in our house that I always see in my peripherals and we haven't caught it yet! Time to get some mouse traps. After the St Johns left, we headed to the library to print off the new area list that was emailed to us then we went out to visit all of these people on the area list but most of them moved out ages ago, so we're just basically cleaning out the area list now.
Wednesday Apr 22, 2015- Started the day off by going to a less active named Susan's house. She's aboriginal, and we read the Book of Mormon with her. She has a hard time living the gospel because all of her family drinks every single night at her house which is pretty much everyone here in Tennant Creek but she says it helps to have us over to read the scriptures. We then went to see an investigator named Gail, she is in the same situation as Susan, just a lot of temptation from their peers, its hard. We then went over to the Meyers Mob and everyone was sick! There is a bug going around, Elder Kata was sick all day yesterday too and now I'm feeling under the weather ugggg. We then went to Pathwa's house, she is the most active member in the branch, and she is part of the Meyers Mob too. She has the cutest baby boy name Malachi too. He is my favourite.
Friday Apr 24, 2015- Friday was just a normal day to begin with, we were actually at lunch time driving to get pizza and to our surprise, we see the Elders from Alice Springs in their Ute (truck), they decided to surprise us by coming to Tennant! It was so good to see them, it gets lonely with just you and your companion so it was great to see them! So they got here, got all situated and then we headed to Sports and Rec to play basketball and rugby with the kids. We ended up staying there all day, it was a blast! We even got to use the gym for awhile which was nice. Oh and the Elders names are Elder Ware from Ohio and Elder Soli from Hawaii.
Saturday Apr 25, 2015- I was on trade off with Elder Ware today, we visited some people on the area list and then we read the scriptures with a member named Maria, we read the scriptures with her everyday. We then went to Kyrels birthday party! He turned 7, he's a part of the Meyers Mob. We went to a lake for the birthday partynd it was a lot of fun, I love all the people there. We then all went to Lyals house for dinner who feeds us every Saturday Night, we had chicken and dumplings.
Sunday Apr 6, 2015- We had church this morning and only 4 people showed up, I really wish more people would come. We then had lunch at Pathwa's then the Elders left, we had to stay home all day because elder Kata was sick.
This has been my week everyone, this is a great experience for me even though not a lot is happening workwise but I hope things will pick up.
Love, Elder Acker