Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Springfield Episode 5: Halloween or Normal Day? You Can't Quite Tell...

Hey there everyone. It's me, Elder Jensen again. How's everyone's day been? Having a Happy Halloween I hope. Stay safe, if there's a gun inside your candy bar DONT EAT IT.

Things have been moving slowly up here in Springfield, but they've been moving. The weather has let up a little bit, so Elder Wikan and I aren't walking around town looking like Sith Lords with our hoods up. It's been a blessing.

We've had the opportunity to do a few different things in the vineyard this past little while. On Wednesday, we helped out at the local Adult Activities center and their Meals on Wheels program. It was an awesome opportunity to help some of the members of the community. Old people are the best oh man. It was a blast!

We didn't have too many lessons this week, but the ones that we did have were great. We retaught the Plan of Salvation lesson to Xavier and tried to make it fun for him. I think it worked. We cut out a bunch of paper circles, labeled them with the different steps of the Plan, and then had him put the pieces in the order he remembered them. I think he got a lot out of it.

We also had a two hour long discussion with a less active member who wound up getting baptized into the seventh day Adventist church. We discussed points of doctrine and differences/similarities between the two. Most of what we talked about we agreed on; probably about 90% of it was exactly what we believe. It was cool to get that perspective and knowledge about other's religious beliefs.

On Saturday, we had our ward Halloween party which was combined with the First Ward. It was a huge blast! Chili cook off, trunk or treat, and good company. What more could you want? I opted to dress up as a nerdy Spanish missionary (thanks in part to Elder Adams and the name tag he lost in Corvallis) and on Sunday, we had the primary program. It's always sweet to see the kids go up and speak about what's important to them. It was great.

Other than that, not a whole lot to report. This week is going to be jam packed though. We have lessons and meetings and transfers and more (Oh my!) So I promise next week's letter will be better.

Until then, thank you all for the love and support. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week.

Don't talk to strangers.

Elder Jensen

First + Second = Third?

Hola, soy Elder Adams (ft Elder Bowers)

I got my holidays mixed up 

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