This was a pretty fantastic week! We taught people! We taught our lovely friend Jam! I'm not sure if I've said much about her, but she is the 74 year old lady who is obsessed with David Archuletta! She was in Salt Lake a couple of weeks ago to see him, and she already has another trip planned to go in a couple months. She is awesome possum! We gave her a journal to start with her scripture reading. A
study journal! She has never been very good at reading the scriptures. But she is pretty committed now with this study journal! She has read everyday so far this week! And we get to see her tonight!
She also came to the ward Christmas party! Which was an interesting experience. When we got there we were told that we "get" to narrate! Luckily it was only a few lines, but they didn't give much time to prepare mentally! It was good though! Funny story, I tripped over the microphone on the way up! It's only funny because it was awful... But anyways, Jan loved it the party! And we got sent home with a ton of ham!
Also, Ron came to the Christmas party! He seemed to enjoy it! We haven't been able to meet with him for a few weeks, but we are shooting for Thursday! We might give him the drop talk here this week or next. We shall see. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.
But some other cool stuff happened as well! Last Monday night we went to dinner at this really cool family, the Maughns. Turns out, they had like 5 hoverboards, yes, like from back to the future! Unfortunately they don't actually hover, but close enough! Video below, but they are like little segways with no handle. I'm thinking that we need them for tracting!
We taught a few recent converts and less actives this week, as well as doing a lot of service! We are focusing on finding some new gators (investigators) this week. Ours are kind of starting to poop
out on us a little. But we shall get some new ones! Teresa is still on solid date for baptism next month! She is super cool and awesome. This week we are going to teach her about the temple! I'm
excited for that!
Also, the reason we had to change P-day from Monday , to today this week was for a very special reason! It was for something called "red bag" there's a whole story behind it. But what it comes down to is that it's a program designed to give foster kids an awesome Christmas! People will "adopt" a child's Christmas, the child fills out a little wish list of what they would like for Christmas, and then the adopter person goes and gets that! Once it's bought, it's wrapped individually, and then all the stuff that that kid gets is placed in a red bag! Our role was that all these red bags come to our church in a huge semi truck! Our whole zone of missionaries came, we unloaded the truck, organized the bags by area and sent them off in smaller trucks to be dispersed to the kids. It was really cool! There were over 1,400 bags delivered, it took a few hours to unload and sort, then eat pizza, them a few hours to load the bags! It was really special, and I'm glad that I got to be a part of making some kids Christmas awesome!
Also, last night we had a super cool dinner appointment. It was at this really amazing family, the smiths! They are the bomb! We had an amazing breakfast dinner, and then Sister Smith proceeded to shove me out of the room so she could tell her son Nolan a secret, next thing I know, I'm being pelted in the face with 30 plush snowballs! Since its been literally 60 degrees all month, she had to go buy snowballs! We all had a snowball fight for about half an hour! And it was the perfect house for it! It's a modernized farm house with a whole bunch of nooks and crannies! It was SOOOOO awesome! And the snowballs light up! THEN, next thing I know, Brother Smith comes out with this HUGE nerf gun, and starts shooting me in the face and belly, AHG, they are pros!
It was a stellar week, and I'm getting so pumped for Christmas! Hopefully we can find some new people here and really get things going! We have been sharing the 'Savior is Born' video and 'Why we need a Savior' video like crazy! (CLICK THOSE LINKS TO WATCH!) They are really awesome! Everyone should see them! Thanks for everything! Hope everything is well in Boise land! I love you all! Until next week!
-Elder Samuel LaVar Ward
#SnowballFight #Hoverboards #ASaviorIsBorn
Me wearing Elder Vehars glasses, and ft. Sis Delgado
|We decorated another tree!|
|Our incredible present wrapping!|