Thursday, March 1, 2012
29 February 2012
so the biggest news of the week: the dragon (my bike) gave up on me. hes officially done. we were on our way to meet up with president black for a baptismal interview when my pedals stopped turning my tire. having pedals that dont turn the wheel is really quite useless. so we called nelson and he came and picked us up. and then the next day we went garage sale-ing! it was really quite successful! we went to Goodwill and Salvation Army and then about 6 garage sales and ended up running into a member of the church who knew someone with a bike! and they gave it to me! it was awesome! my new bike is named "Jebadiah" because it says hillbilly on the side of it. its a lot better than my old bike. (i think ANY bike would be better than the dragon)
also this week: we had a really good sunday! nelson finally made it to our ward! he was able to meat everyone and hes going to be baptized on saturday! elder larsen and i might sing a song.... not sure yet
and joe came to church! it was his first time. i think we had a good time. Dylan definitely had a really good time in nursery.
and we say willard witham! his wife and kids have moved back in :) and his sister-in-law (some of the problem) has moved up. he seemed in much much better spirits :) that was really good to see! now we just need to get church back into their family and their family back to church and it'll all be good :)
and we went to the temple today! it was so good. i hadnt been for like 3 months, so it was good to be there. it really is the most peaceful place i've ever been! i cant wait till i can go more often.
i really hope the weather stays cool here. people keep telling me its going to get real hot real fast. i really hope im in reno before then lol. if not i might die. just a warning :) i dont think i can bike up this hill if its over 100 degrees. but so far its not over 70, so i should be okay until at least next week :)
heres a new quote i added to my Book of Truth this week:
"be the change you wish to see in the world"
Ghandi is smart
Me and another missionary got into a discussion/fun argument about the death penalty. anyway, he ended up saying something like, "even if your position is right (which of course it is :P ), it doesnt matter, because not enough people agree with you. things will never be the way you want them" i told him thats stupid! and Ghandi agrees :) we just have to keep doing the things we believe in. at the very least we are going to affect the people immediately around us.
i hope everyone is having a wonderful week and i'll talk to you soon :)
elder donovan :)