I think I
know more people in the ward here than I do there just because
missionaries have contact with all the ward members all the time. People
always come up to us and say hello. It's like I'm important or
I miss technology a lot. A member from the ward showed us his new
iphone 5 that he got recently. It made me miss my phone, but oh well.
I have been working on teaching more simply instead of just talking
about everything I know about a subject. It's really hard to do that
sometimes, because I think of a topic and then in my head it's like I
pull up a list of bullet points to go through. So sometimes I confuse
people, because they don't understand one of the points and I move on
and they get stuck on that point they were confused about. It's tough.
Did you have a chance to listen to the 1st presidency Christmas
devotional? It was really cool and the music for that was way awesome.
We took our investigator, Dolly Davis, with us and she loved it. As soon
as she gets her kids back she will be baptized for sure. She has such a
huge drive and motivation to learn as much as she can about the church,
because she has been through a lot of crap in her life. Her husband is,
for lack of a better word, a dirt-bag and is now in prison all the way
in Texas. Long story how she ended up here, but I think heavenly father
dropped her here with us for a reason.
Their are quite a few babies in our ward, but I would say mostly we
have a lot of toddlers. They can be super funny sometimes. Also, here is the music we are singing in ward choir for Christmas.
The First Noel - Dan Forrest
If this child were born today - Poorman and Poorman
Baby, what you goin' to be - Natalie Sleeth
Star of Bethlehem - Natalie Sleeth
and the woman are singing: Were you there on that Christmas night?
good things are going on in the Willamette ward. Although, in the West
Linn ward they want to do missionary work, but it feels like it is at
the bottom of their priority list. They only have ward council once a
month and nobody ever comes to our coordination meeting so nothing gets
done. The last couple weeks we have reported all zeros. The Willamette
ward is on fire on the other hand though.
Anyway, sounds like you had a good week. I love you all.