~KEEP MOVIN ON UPP TO THE SKKYYY~ Hello everyone how was your week. I
hope it was well. Pretty fun stuff this time around. We’re prepping
for that missionary conference big time, so that was some of the
stuff we did:
On Wednesday we went over to Brother Batty’s for a mission prep class
thing. He’s the Young Men’s president. So he showed the boys how to
make an easy mission meal, tuna casserole. Although I don’t think I’ve
ever made anything close to that out here. He should’ve just had them
cook up some ramen or something. Realistic is what we want. Anyways we
had a good time talking with them and then we watched Two Brothers.
It’s a church video series that highlights the lives of two brothers
before and on their missions. Pretty cool if you get the chance to see
it, I bet it’s online somewhere. Then we were able to bear testimony
to these youth of how the mission has really changed us, and how it’s
helped us out a lot. I think some of them are starting to think about
missions, which is a good thing.
We did some more service this week. We did a district service project
over at the Juneau’s in the Brambleton ward. We picked up a lot of
sticks and pulled some weeds and ate some pizza. Brother Juneau is
super funny so we had a good time. On Saturday we were recruited by
Chip, the guy we helped with his entire lawn, to help out one of his
buddies with his lawn. These are like full scale lawn renewals. His
name was Liu. He is Vietnamese. We get there an it starts SNOWING. I
wasn’t wearing a winter outfit so it got chilly real fast. It stopped
after a minute, but it was still super cold and windy. We aerated his
whole lawn and then his NEIGHBOR’S lawn, then redid his garden/bush
thing and mulched them. We had some really good Vietnamese pho
(pronounced fuh for you uncultured swine) ((Kidding)) and yeah it was
really good. Then we seeded and composted his entire yard. It took a
long time. I got a jacket by this point so we were all good.
Afterwards we went over to Chip’s home for a huge dinner. Steak,
twice-baked potatoes, salad, the whole nine yards. SUPER good. He also
went to Costco and hooked it up fat. (That means big time 🐽)
((KIDDING again jeesh)) So let’s just say we didn’t need to pick up a
whole lotta things on Monday. Seriously though this guy isn’t even a
member and he’s hooking the Elders up. Ha.
On Sunday we were able to help out the Laurels in the ward with
practice teaching the restoration lesson. They did a super good job.
And it sounds like most of them have found friends that they can teach
this weekend. Sweet! It’s going to make it a lot easier for them if
they just buck up and do it, or else they’re going to be tracting.
Their choice haha. That evening we went and visited Brother Smith and
his family. He wasn’t at church so we wanted to check up on him. Their
whole family is super awesome. He’s from the same town in Idaho as
Elder Stenquist, so they go on and on about podunk Idaho Falls.
(Kidding haha) It’s pretty funny and we always have a great time over
Well I’m excited about this missionary conference this weekend. It
should bring in a lot more people to our teaching pools, and help
these youth out with mission prep. I’m excited for them. OH YEAH so
Elder Holdaway got this bulut (I’m not sure if it’s spelled like that,
oh well) stuff and we ate some. It’s that Filipino half egg half
undeveloped duck embryo thing that people always throw up after
eating. Pretty gross. He demolished the whole thing and Elder
Stenquist almost threw up after watching haha. So me and Elder Snow
tried some and it is not that bueno. Ha I was able to eat some of the
egg part but would not go near the duck thing. I nibbled a little bit
of it but Elder Holdaway took that thing down ha. Have fun this week
people. Hey, reread a conference talk. HOMEWORK!! Ha. Love you all.
Keep it real. The church is true!