Tuesday, May 31, 2016

National Park and Investivators

May 23, 2016 This week was crazy! We went and tried to visit a less active member that our Branch President told us to visit. When we got there, we were invited in no questions asked. We asked if it was the ___________ family (that we had been sent to visit) and she said no. But she continued to talked to us and even asked if we have had dinner yet. We asked if she would be interested in learning about the church and she said yes!  So yeah! The Lord works in mysterious way!
 May 31, 2016 This week we taught our new investigators! We got to know them a bit and shared with them how this gospel can bless their family!  We also helped out with a high school graduation party for a member and I helped make a photo ladder!
 (A ladder that you then attach photos to for display) 

Yesterday was Memorial Day so our entire Zone went to the Great Sand Dunes National Park!!!
It was so cool! Mountains with ice right next to miles of sand dunes.

Here I am with all the Sister Missionaries in our District.

 There were changes to my mission's boundaries this week. The Parker South Stake is moving into the Denver North Mission (not Elder Franklins mission), we are keeping all of our missionaries though! So LOTS of transfers are happening a week early. In Antonito we will be in a trio for a week! Next Tuesday the real transfers happen. But I will be staying here in Antonito, Colorado with the transferred in Elder Guerrero and Elder Duke will be transferred somewhere else. 

Love to all!Elder Cade Mackin

Monday, May 9, 2016

More "Texas Things" in Colorado than in Texas

Lots of service!!!! 

We helped a less active member rake his yard (his tepee yard) and it reminds me of Lost Pines Scout Reservation!! I love his tepee yard! He sleeps in a Tepee during the summer. Cool! It's in a trailer park and he plans on setting up another Tepee and he said we can camp in it!!! I am really looking forward to it!

I had my mom send me my hiking boots because....We also helped two members brand their cattle! 

I'm glad I got the boots in the mail the day before because 
my church shoes would not have been the best to wear near cattle. 

I loaded a truck with hay bales then rode on the back of the truck cutting the string around the bale and throwing it off the back of the truck to the awaiting cattle as we drove through the property. 

I have done more "Texan things" here in Southern Colorado then in Texas!
I loved Skyping with my family for Mother's Day:)
Love to all!!
Elder Cade Mackin

Monday, May 2, 2016

From the northern most to the southern part of the mission!

Transfer day last week was crazy and fun!

I was transferred from Castle Rock in the northern most part of the Colorado Springs Mission as a trainer of a new missionary (Elder Sandford) to the southern area to be a District Leader in Antonio Colorado.

My new mailing address is PO BOX 922 Antonio, CO 81120

I am now the Senior Companion with Elder Duke. He is Super Cool! We serve the Fox Creek Branch and are District Leaders over Sister Missionaries in Manassa and the San Luis Valley Spanish Speaking Elders. As District Leaders we will run district meetings, make sure people are doing OK in their areas and get their stats for the week each Sunday.

Antonio is a very small town.

It has some fun places I have found already.

The Indiana Jones Bed and Breakfast- it is the home used for Indiana Jones Childhood home in Indiana Jones and the last Crusade. (Yes, I'm a BIG Indiana Jones fan!) You can even say there!


Also across the street from our apartment is the Beer Castle. It is a place built with Beer Cans and Hub Caps. The guy who built it is pretty interesting.

 You can read about it here: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11786

This is definitely a big change for me!

I am loving the work and the area is very pretty!

Love to all- Elder Cade Mackin