Sunday, September 18, 2016

Service and Service Inc.

Well, I'd say this week was primarily focused on less-actives, service opportunities, and both of those put together.  We've tried to get out to Gloucester once a month, and Tuesday was Gloucester day.  It was quite an enjoyable day, we mowed a lawn and got to visit three of the 4 people who live out there.  

Wednesday featured a pretty cool experience.  We've been trying to follow up with a lady that Elder Kumar met tracting during a trade-off a while back, and we finally got to meet her.  So we ask her a couple of questions, she opens up and through tears, tells about her daughter who passed away after premature birth.  She longed to know the answers to some of the questions that the Plan of Salvation answers, so we were provided with a great opportunity to bear witness that not only would she see her daughter again, but she could live with her forever through Jesus Christ and His Atonement.  

We had dinner again with the Aitchison's (the less-active family from last week) this week which was awesome.  Sister Aitchison made what they call an Australian roast.  It typically consists of a few types of meat, sausages, some veges, the occasional potato, and can't forget, pumpkin (which I just barely realized is actually butternut squash, they just call it pumpkin here, so yeah heaps late on that one haha).  

They came to church yesterday which was so good.  Elder Kumar and I were already on the stand preparing to bless the sacrament and when they walked in and saw us sitting up there, they just smiled and waved.  During the talks, both the boys came and sat with us and were like "hey you were at our house this week!"  Way cool.  

The rest of the weekend, we got a dresser out of storage, cleaned up a house, put together a TV stand, two shelves, and helped unload a truck for someone moving in.  Service & Service Inc.  Deuces.  

I'll finish with a story from Sacrament Meeting yesterday, and now that I think of it, I'm not sure what the purpose of the story was, but it was pretty funny:  

"A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching you".  He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off and froze. 

When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light back on and began searching more valuables. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard, "Jesus is watching you. " 

Totally rattled, he shone his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice.  Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.  "Did you say that?" He hissed at the parrot.

"Yes," the parrot confessed, then squawked, "I'm just trying to warn you. " The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who do you think you are any way?"

"Moses," Replied the bird.  "Moses" the burglar laughed.  "What kind of stupid people would name a parrot 'Moses'?"

The bird promptly answered: "The same kind of people that would name a Rottweiler 'Jesus'!"

Love you heaps,
Elder Muh  

 P-Day basketball under the lights.  Don't ask how many times it took to get those shots haha 

 When you finished mowing the lawn but the Sister ain't back from the shops yet

That looks promising. (I had to ask about this one...apparently it is the only road and it disappears on the GPS)

Old Pics:  Christmas in July Activity where they asked the Elders to make a dish from their home.  
I made Haupia!  It turned out pretty good.  

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