Monday, December 19, 2011

Just another week...

Well this week went by rather fast... Not very much happened that is worthy of bringing up here so this might end up being a short one or one that has really no meaning behind it but thats alright.
I was sadly called to give a talk this past sunday.  and despite what you might think you sill hate talking even when your on your mission... if not more because you have next to no time to prepair because you still have obligations throughout the day and little time to prepair.  but thanks to my moms blog (A Christ Centered Christmas - not sure of the url but just google search that and you will find it, or I'll have my sis put the link up right here ;) Love you sis!) and a stack of 50+ old ensigns i was able to make it through the talk without too many people falling asleep or kicking me off. 
I'm trying to think if anything else out of the ordinary happened and the only thing i can think of is that I was pulled into the office once again to fix the presidents phone which took up a good portion of last night and I am now rather tired from going to bed late and getting up early :p but it needed to be done.  Although I fear that it is becoming more ordinary rather then out of the ordinary that I spend a night in the office doing some work but I go where I'm needed.  I was smart this time though and sent my companion with another set of missionaries so he didnt have to sit there all night bored out of his mind :) learned from the last time this adventure happened.
For any of you that like doing service and photography and are willing to help out there is a site that I love and always wanted to do this but never had the chance to put something together ( or the experience) but it is it is a site that goes and finds people that dont have the ability to take pictures for themselves and they give them a photoshoot and then prints it out for them.  Which when i first read it was like well... thats way sweet but how much does it help? and then I heard a story from someone who this happened too a long while ago. His dad was suffereing from cancer and at the time his kids couldnt come visit him out of fear of them bringing the lovely little sicknesses kids always get at christmas time.  Well the dad was asked what he wanted for christmas by this news reporter and the only thing the dad asked for was a photo of his kids.  Well pretty simple request right?  well the report went to his wife and asked if they were going to do that and found out that the family had no money at all after all of the expenses that the medical bills have brought on and so it was next to impossible for them to fullfill this.  Well the reporter called in one of his photographers and took a picture and sent it to the dad on christmas day as well as posted it in the paper.  As a result of that the dad was able to see his kids for christmas and the family also recieved provisions on that christmas day including a good number of toys.  and the familys life was touched! 
Well I would say check the site out and see if its something you can do.  Not sure how many photographers will read this but who knows it might catch a few eyes.  They have little teams set up all over the country and you can find out where on the site and you might be able to offer your assistance.  ( a little out of the loop so cant tell you much more) but thats my little speal to make it look like i had a lot going on this week :P when in truth it was just a normal old week on the mission. 

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Well... I lost my camera cable along the way

I have my camera here this time around but no cable to do anything with it... and i lack to motivation to run around asking for one so I will get one when i take a trip to the office today but that means no pictures tell next time... which is a dissapointment because I have quiet a few i would like to toss up here.
This week has been abnormaly crazy which was good because it kinda changed things up a little bit.  The day after transfers I was called by my good old office elder buddies to come into the office and help them.... one of the comps had crashed and they needed my help in fixing it. Which ment that my new comp, fresh out of the MTC, would be forced to sit in the office from 11 in the morning tell 9 at night while I fixed the computer and anything else that had fallen apart since i left the office a month and a half ago... which wasnt much becasue E. Hansen did a good job a lot of things go wrong the day after transfers.  Well pretty sure he slept the entire day and hated life... what a good way to spend the first day in the feild. asleep...
Well after all that happened I told him that the next day would be a whole lot better... well to start that day off we woke up to a soaking wet phone that worked long enough to wake me up at 6 30 but then quickly died after that... which was a bummer, I mean why couldnt it have died before the alarm went off so i could get some extra sleep and blam eit on the alarm clock :P oh well... We spent the entire morning, which meant missing his first full study day, trying to get a hold of people to tell them my phone was dead and that we needed a new one.  Well finaly we got a pretty sweet one from one of our members in the ward and spent the afternoon on the phone with tamara ( way nice sprint support lady from texas) trying to activate the phone.  Well after that we had to go on the hunt to get all the numbers we lost... well aftter stopping by two people we were meeting with we found a wallet on the ground which changed the priority to finding the owner as opposed to rebuilding my contact list. 
Once all that was done with the day kinda mellowed out and was relativly normal but it was overall a good weekend :P I recieved a call this morning saying they needed me in the office again and so I am headed back there again today but this time im gonna try and send my new comp with another set of missionaries so he can actually get out and do some work... poor guy.
I will make the promise for pictures next time.... and you may be attacked by a fair amount of them with a short story about them.
Elder mat Harb

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Forgot my camera....

Well the reason for the lack of pictures this time around is because I, as usual, forgot to bring my camera cable to the library so i have no way of transfering over the pictures... but since this is still in the early stages and not very many people read it I think it might be a little forgivable this time around. One thing I figure would be good to put on here is my contact information in the event that someone does look at the this and flirts with the idea of sending me a letter.  Let me help you with that decision... A letter is always welcome and will be responded to as much as I am able so no need to flirt... simply to do. Another disclamer is I dont spend much time checking my own blog and so comments may be missed until a while after the matter so no need to get after me about it... We all have our shortcomings and that will be one of mine :P
This week overall has been pretty good.  Transfers are comeing up on thursday and the rumor on the street is that either me or my comp will be leaving so either way a change in scenory is about to take place which is always good to have.  Keeps you from slacking off too much.  I was able to play forbidden Island with a family this sunday and they loved it so I left it there for them to play over the week and I imagin we will be meeting back up to play antoher game or two later.  As well as share the gospel of course... The games are just a bonus :)  
Well now for the basic small talk because im out of thigns to talk about for a little bit... The Weather out here is finally starting to cool off a little which hopefully means snow is around the corner. Although i realize once that happens I will be wishing it never came but I miss the good old utah snow right now... All ive got is walking around in short sleeves ( in fact right now I'm wearing shorts getting ready to play sports with the zone)
Anywho here is my address for all those flirting with there minds.
Elder Harb
5242 Lyngate Ct.
Burke, VA 22015
This address will work my entire mission so no worries about it changing. 
Hope all is well in the normal world and I will talk to myself next week for all to read :P

Friday, December 2, 2011

Deepaks Baptism/Test

Over Thanksgiving week we were able to have a baptism for one of our good buds Deepak. It was a rather small one but it was pretty awesome! not sure what else to say becasue im not even sure if this will work because i am having to do it an odd way because of these cursed prince william computers... Elder Meitler performed the baptism and I confirmed him later that sunday. Woot woot!

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