I have officially become so fat that I can be mistaken for a pregnant lady. Awkward. Also just kidding I haven't even gained weight on my mission. We were out tracting and this guy asked if I was going to have a baby. There have been hundreds of pregnancy jokes. Clearly I need an exercise program. #prancercise
This week was really really long. I don't even know the highlights. We did a lot of stuff with members I feel like. We went to our ward's trunk or treat. That was the first time I've ever been to a trunk or treat. Burger King was there. So was Colonel Sanders. #fight The all time best costumes of the whole night were Brother Garcia as a millennial hipster in second place and the Pinion kids as Wayne and Garth. Excellent.
District meeting was good. I got answers to questions. Sister Ward is an awesome lady. She helps out a lot. We also had DISTRICT BREAKFAST AND STUDIES!!!!! They are my favorite thing, but we haven't done them since like my 4th transfer. They help me learn so much. It was awesome. I serve around a lot of really awesome people with strong testimonies. Also I learned that Elder Mueller is lowkey really good at teaching simply. We were practicing the points in Preach My Gospel during companionship study. It was great.
We taught our investigator Veronica. She is going through a divorce and has a lot of questions for God. We talked to her about how all questions of the soul and regular questions about life can be answered in the Book of Mormon. She said she's not usually a crier, but she always cries when we teach her. We also asked how she feels when she reads the bible and she says she feels a lot of different ways depending on what she's reading and her mood but she said she always feels "that feeling you get in your chest like when you go to church or read the scriptures" We testified to her that that feeling is the spirit and she feels it because what she's reading is from God. We testified that the Book of Mormon can give her comfort. It was pretty cool. I could definitely tell we were speaking by the spirit.
We had another really cool experience happen this week. We were trying to visit our investigator, Helen, but she wasn't home. Both times we ran into this lady. The first time we introduced ourselves and shared a little. She was walking with her 95 year old mother and they invited us to come back. The second time we bumped into her she had been thinking about us and remembered that she used to have a really close LDS friend that she lost contact with. She asked us if we could find this friend's information. Luckily the friend is still in the laguna hills 2nd ward. We got the contact info super fast and gave it to her. She was really thankful and said she was going to call this friend and tell her about us. She also invited us back.
We taught primary. Junior primary is way more reverent than senior primary. Also there are like five girls to one boy in junior primary and five boys to one girl in senior primary. Coincidence? I think not.....
Here's some quotes:
"They're called fingers because you pick fings up with them" -Elder Radeke
"If you make this shot I'll name my firstborn after you...... ooh almost had a Timmothy." -Elder Chain
"Who's Timmothy?" -Elder Payne
"Sorry I mean almost had an Elder Payne. Elder Payne Chain." -Elder Chain
"You tell that Sister that she doesn't have to cry over mil because it comes FROM A GLAND it's like an ARMPIT!!" -Sister Sinclair
"I see you trying to go full 90s. Losing the part and buying a flannel shirt in the same day." -Sister Wimmer
"Oh you didn't want to carve a pumpkin because you didn't want to show everyone up is that it? I know how you Texas people are with your guns and knives." -Brother Trippe, a Texan
"The Elders want to go to Jack in the Box you guys want to come?" -Elder Vaipulu
"What box? Check on a box? What are you talking about?" -Sister Baker
"He's inviting us to district lunch." -me
"Pay attention this gonna blow your mind." -Elder Vaipulu
"If someone gives you something you don't want to waste it." -Elder Rassmussen
"Can you explain I didn't get it." -Elder Vaipulu
"They walk around in desert FOURTY YEARS not need new shoes! They busy complaining about not have food not have drink of water they miss secret blessings!" -Elder Vaipulu
"man I've been walking around in south OC for 10 months and my shoes are ratchet." -me
"One day you be Mission President. Then you be President Kennedy." -Elder Vaipulu
"I would be a babe if I wasn't so flabby." -Sister Baker
"Boys are too lazy to cut bread with a knife." -Rosie Garcia
"I bet Sister Atchley is trunky right now climbing out of a truck at Dairy Queen." -Brother DeGraw
"Oh Sister Baker, you're going home soon your mission is almost over." -Sister Byrne
"Wow you guys are being brutal." -me
"You want to hear brutal?..... Her parents moved so it won't even really be home." -Brother Byrne
"Can I find a potato shaped man in Idaho?" -me
"No! We don't look like potatoes just raise them." -Sister Ward
"Exactly. Your parents raise potatoes. They raised you. Therefore...." -Sister Hawkins
"This seat belt is going to damage my baby." -me
"We need to stand on a chair or these are gonna be some short spiders." -Sister Baker
"You wear the vest because cars are naturally afraid of the color orange." -me
"Is that only cars in the wild or cars in captivity too?" -One of the Campbells
"Hey uh.. Elder Heiner actually does know what a termite looks like." -Elder Mueller
"Hello this is Elder Tree, missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." -Elder Tree
"Hello Elder Tree this is Sister Baker, Sister Atchley, and Sister Ward." -Sister Baker
"Oh hey Mission Viejo second sisters what's up?" -Elder Tree
"You've had nothing to eat but doughnuts today!" -Sister Campbell
"NO I've had airheads." -freshman son
"Then they feel like showering 15 minutes before church." -Sister Campbell
"That's not me! That's Dallas!" -Jensen
"That's not me! I don't shower! That's what I just heard." -me
"NO! Well.... yeah sometimes." -Jensen
"What is something that's NOT reverent?" -me
"Don't spill the fishbowl!" -Morgan
The reading assignment is this:
Recommended by Elder Kennedy to go along with developing Christlike attributes.
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