Life is good, just like usual.
• 4th of July! It was an all day Pday! We did the family history booth in the morning for a couple hours, but then had the rest of the day to relax. We were allowed to wear non-proselyting clothes and stay out until 11 to watch the fireworks. So sweet!!
4th of July festival
• I think President McAteer must have known that fireworks and the Katy Perry songs at the lake would not be the most spiritual setting, so he scheduled our whole zone to go to the temple the next morning! Sorry Katy, but heavenly choirs are better!.
• On Saturday we had exchanges. I was staying in the area but we had a baptism we were all attending so we saw each other there. Somehow during the baptism Elder Atwood got the phone. We went back to our apartment after the baptism, then i realized that neither one of us had the phone. We decided to knock on our neighbors door and ask to borrow her phone. Turns out that this neighbor has taken her son to mutual before and befriended the previous missionaries, but has never received a copy of the Book of Mormon. Of course we were happy to give one to her - and she was happy to commit to read it! It was a good reminder that people are prepared everywhere to receive the gospel ..and everywhere includes next door!
• I randomly ran into the previous Elder Funk and some former companions at the mission office!
So yeah i have two weeks left. Trunkey? Nahhhhh. Really im just happy to be here. It was pretty interesting because on the way home from the temple i had a brand new missionary in my car, a kinda new one, a mid-mission missionary, and two dying missionaries. I was asking them each for the biggest wisdom they have learned on their mission. No matter how long they had been out, the answers were all along the same lines - "love other people, and choose to enjoy it." I know that that's true! This church rocks and Jesus Christ is real!
Pres. Monson quotes
"We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey. Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellowmen if we do not love God, the Father of us all." —Thomas S. Monson
"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved"
~Elder Paul Thomas
Running into the prior Elder Funk and Elder Petita
July 4th Festival
Bro Plourd photo-bombing