Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Sward. you know. A double edged Sward!

It's a short letter this week, but he sounds like he is doing well!!

Well, for training this week I become Senior Comp for the week..... Kinda stressful, but a good learning experience.
We had Zone Conference this week!!! It. Was. Absolutely. AMAZING!!
So, the likelihood of me getting transferred is almost none. Elder Wright might, but unless something weird happens, I'm staying in Valley for a while. J is hilarious! We came to his house to wake him up for church, and as he was getting ready, he turns on Berry White (he turned it off shortly after, no worries) and started singing and dancing to it! It was super funny to watch! And then, to top it all off, he said something that I have wanted to hear for a long time, but there is a back story to it. The Elders were teaching him, and he all of a sudden asks "do you know what they call the bible?" and the Elders are like ".... uh.... the word of God?" "Well, yeah, but they call it a sward [huge emphasis on the "ah" sound]". "....... a what?" "A Sward. you know. A double edged Sward!" "Oh, a sword!" "Yeah, that's what I just said!" In a later lesson, he read when Nephi kills Laban, and Jeremy was pumped! he said "It was crazy! He totally cut off the guys head with his own Sward!!!" So, we always make Sward jokes, and I finally heard him say it!!! We were sitting around his table, and he starts talking about how gangs are more powerful than the church, and we were confused so he explained more by saying "The gang has weapons like guns. What the gang says goes, and if you don't do what they say, they'll kill you! The church doesn't have any weapons except the sward [holds up the BoM]" I about died I was laughing so hard!!!!! It was kind of embarrassing cause it was in front of J, but he didn't seem to mind at all!
Alright, JK is doing good, we taught him why we do family history, and he loved it, as did G (he asked us like 2 hours later the same question.)
Zone conference quotes!! woohoo!
In response to someone suggesting we be more bold, President Anderson said "Don't worry about being bold. Be real with your investigators."
"If happiness is just around the corner, it will always be just around the corner." - Elder Tidwell, assistant to the mission president.
"Some things are better than goo, and these are the things that should command priority attention in our lives." -Elder Dallin H. Oaks
"It's your mission. Love it!" - Sister Anderson, Mission pres. Wife

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