Monday, March 7, 2016

Short on words, long on pictures.

March 7, 2016

Hey fam and friends!

It has been a pretty killer week out here. One of the best parts of
the week is that we got a new workout app on our iPads. I know that
might sound insignificant, and hardly like a miracle. But trust me, it
was an answer to prayer. It lets you choose how long and how hard you
want to work out and even has little animations to show you how to exercise correctly.

We had a cool lesson last Monday, it was pretty much the definition of
“having a member present.” We were teaching a Jehovah's Witness, and the
bishop organized the lesson so that her husband (member) was there as
well as the bishop himself (member) and his returned missionary nephew
(member) and my companion and me (members). Ha hopefully she didn't
feel ganged up on. The spirit was definitely there.

I also had a really cool experience on Sunday. I was fasting to
understand better how to be a consecrated missionary, and then at
church I ran into Elder Tuateoli, a former assistant from the mission
who was back for a baby blessing. He was obviously one of the best missionaries and he was able to: 1) give us a great Less-Active to work
with and 2) give us a ton of really inspired advice. Definitely an answer
to prayer.

I hope you all have a great week and believe in the power of fasting and prayer!

~Elder Paul Thomas

Spring in Portland

Food of course

Visiting with a former AP

Our Zone at the Stake President's home

A referral we received turned out to be from someone inside the prison.  We left a Book of Mormon rather than pay for a video call. 

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