October 21, 2013
Greetings to all!
A very merry week before Halloween! We are looking into jack-o-lanterns this year, Elder Rhodes and I, not sure how the Chileans missed out on understanding that you have to sell whole pumpkins around Halloween, but they did. But, so help me, I will be cutting a face into a squash this year, one way or another.
It has been a great week! E was baptized on Saturday. We put a little more effort into really make it a great experience, and it went well. The members did pretty much everything, it was great. The new bishop here is great, and I am sure that the ward will see great changes with him.
We also have been teaching G, who came to church! She is a nice older lady who really wants to learn and come to church, so that is good.
Having lots of fun; this morning, Elder Rhodes and I went on a cool long trail run (not that long, it was super muddy, fun stuff) to see a little waterfall we had hear about but it wasn’t actually that cool. Kinda cool, but not that cool. Thinking about maybe doing more trail runs after the mish, like one of those crazy runs like the Squaw Peak fifty. That would be Bacon (shout out to Elder Carter).
It’s amazing to see the progress in people as they change their lives and learn that accepting Christ is more than just empty words, but making changes. I have been studying Jesus the Christ, and it’s interesting to see just how perfect His example really was, and how everything that Christ taught was meant to be applied. Those that speak and don’t apply, as he pointed out many times, are the hypocrites and will fall under the heaviest condemnation. Yikes. Sounds like I have work to do...
Anyways, we are working hard to be diligent and talk with lots more people as Elder Ballard says! The work is great and will go on!
Love you all and have a great week!