Sunday, May 11, 2014

Week Fifty - Singing Bruno Mars to the Sisters!

David and 'the most G car you ever did see!'

Elder Packham at the library.

Sister Christopherson and Sister Wyss - David's childhood friend!


   I had a good week.  It was kind of tough because I was a little sick and super tired, more than normal.  That made the week seem long, but I survived!  I was probably tired because I was sick, but I've got my fingers crossed for a growth spurt!  
   For McKinney Madness this week, there were a few contacting days, where you just count how many people you try to talk to about the gospel.  We found the best gas station to get a lot of contacts at, where tons of Mexicans go to get there beer.  It is always an interesting experience when we go there, talking with so many people.  People are funny, rude, friendly, miserable, scared of missionaries, and some are just pathetic.  Being a missionary is such an adventure!  
   We had a couple of intense lessons with Wally this week.  He really enjoyed Church, and he got emotional a couple of times in our lessons when he talked about how much he respected the family aspect of our church.  Wally is going through some family problems right now and he just needs the gospel!  He, just like the majority of people we talk to, throws up a red flag every time we mention Joseph Smith.  He just doesn't get it and won't accept it.  But if people don't understand the fact that Joseph Smith was a prophet  called of God, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is just like any other church out there with a slice or two of the pizza, started by some random chump who thinks he had it right.  Joseph Smith did not start his own church; rather God called him to restore His Church, His authority, and the fullness of Gospel so that His children could once again enjoy the whole pizza!  I am grateful for the knowledge and testimony that I have of Joseph Smith.  I know that he was no chump but a tool in the Lord's hands to get the Restoration rolling.  And because of him, we can all participate in the Restoration and enjoy the fullness of this precious gospel! 
   I saw Sister Wyss on Tuesday!  The English and Spanish districts in the area have district meetings at the same place and same time.  I only got to say hi and shake her hand real quick because we were in the middle of an activity as she was leaving.  But we normally do emails at the same place, but for some reason they haven't come the last two weeks.  I don't know Sister Christopherson too well, but from the little contact I have had with her, I do know she is super happy and funny and dedicated to the work!  Funny story:  in my last week with Elder Malpartida, before Sister Wyss got here, we were in the car driving to an appointment and I was singing a Bruno Mars song at the top of my lungs.  Then we both heard these little, tiny, high pitched voices yelling "ELDERS!  ELDERRSS!  ELLDEERRRRRSSS!", as if they were coming from sister missionaries shrunken down to ant size in our cup holder.  Turns out that the voices were coming from our phone in the cup holder, and Elder Malpartida had accidentally called Sister Christopherson and her companion, and they heard me sing the whole song!  It was a little embarrassing, but what can you do?  By now I'm guessing Sister Wyss knows about that and they probably laugh about it all the time.  Life goes on. 

-I already bought the shoes
-How much does a GPS cost?
-We helped a member stain his fence this week, but we definitely don't do two hours of service a day.  We do four hours a week, tops.  I definitely wouldn't mind doing more though!  
-Weather has been good.  It's getting hot and I am starting to sweat.  We only had one big storm this week that came through yesterday morning, and then it was 90 for the rest of the day.  I'm scared for summer!  
-Yes my watch dried out and is working fine now. 

Emilee:  I would like to participate in your wedding dress selection.  Fill a brother in with some pics!  As a missionary, the spirit is with me intensely, and I could probably be a huge  help with decisions like this. 

 I think that will do it for this week.  Much love.

Elder Williams

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