A Day in the Life of Elder Heap

My mom asked me to send her pictures of me depicting what a typical day looks like.

So I did.

Each day I wake up at 6:15

Each day I wake up at 6:15

IMG_1001

I start my day off with a prayer.

I start my day off with a prayer.

IMG_1019

I exercise until 6:55

IMG_1005 IMG_1012

In the apartment I am in right now we don’t have a lot of equipment,
so we just do basic things such as push-ups, sit-ups, lift a 20 pound weight.

IMG_1023 IMG_1027 IMG_1033

Then I eat breakfast, take a shower, and get ready for the day.

IMG_1037IMG_1081 IMG_1087 IMG_1098 IMG_1103 IMG_1109

At 8:00 I start my personal study.
 I try to be sure to read from The Book of Mormon each day.
IMG_1049
At 9:00 it is time for our companion study.
We start with a hymn and then a prayer.
After the prayer we study our scriptures, reading Doctrine & Covenants 4 and 3 Nephi 5:13,
as well as other scriptures.
IMG_1052

We map out our plan for the day.
We study from Preach my Gospel or sometimes read a Conference talk.
IMG_1058

10:00, I begin my language study.
 I have a great grammar book that I study from.
IMG_1062
At 11:00 I have lunch.
IMG_1123
12:00 we head out and begin our day.
IMG_1126

Throughout the week we try to set up lessons in advance.

IMG_1129

We try to make tracting the last option.
Referrals are the best.
IMG_1132
We see interesting things along the way.
IMG_0371
We teach investigators four lessons before baptism.
IMG_1284

#1 is on The Restoration
#2 The Plan of Salvation (sometimes this one is broken up into two days.)
#3 The Doctrine of Christ (faith, repentance, baptism, gift of the Holy Ghost, endure to the end)
#4 The Commandments (this one always takes more than one day of teaching and it should.)
Frame4_1

After baptism we review with the new member all of the previous lessons
and teach lesson 5 which is gospel ordinances and stuff like that.
After baptism it is better if a member teaches those lessons, though.
IMG_1322

We also spend a lot of time with less active members.
We read with them from The Book of Mormon, teach them gospel principles,
try to encourage them to come back to church.
img1357519828
We have dinner with members between 5:00 and 6:00.
eatmembers We talk and become friends with them and share a scripture after we eat.
Frame3_4

At 9:00pm we come back to our apartment.
We plan for the next day, write in our area book.
We journal what we did that day.
We go to bed.
tjimg1355716275
Every Monday is our Preparation Day.
forprint-47

On that day we do our laundry, go grocery shopping, wash the car and then if there’s time maybe play around
and see the sites around our area
forprint-13
Each Wednesday we have a District meetings.
zoneconfHere we set goals and have more training.
IMG_0465
Each Thursday we have formal weekly planning.
IMG_0486
Each Sunday we go to church.
It was great talking to my family on Mothers Day.

I love the work. 

I am happy.  

I love the gospel.   Always have, always will.
 
The Portland Temple is the most beautiful.
It is gorgeous here but a bit too rainy.
Right now I am in a new area right alongside Portland called St. John.  
 I loved my time in Tillamook but it was slow.  
My companions have been great.
 
On my downtime my comps and I can play games.
I am learning a ton. My faith is strong.
 I dig the people.
It’s been one full year since I left. Crazy!
One year to go.  I want to make the most of this year!