Monday, September 23, 2013

Sometimes you just gotta smile!

Today has been crazy1!!!! I have almost NO time to email, but here's a low down:

The work has been picking up a lot. We're getting a lot of referrals (so working with members is definitely paying off) and we have found a couple of new families to teach! It's been pretty awesome.

Highlights of the week: SUNDAY!!!!!

Oh. My. Gosh. I don't think that I have EVER had such a weird church experience IN MY LIFE! Haha, so one of the speakers gets up in church, and he basically breaks every rule in the book when it comes to giving talks in sacrament meeting. He gets up and throughout the entire talk he is having the audience do a bunch of interactive stuff (which is a definite no-no) like raise their hand, wiggle them, etc. Anyways,  once he has done what most people would think that he could do, is he plays a recording of an article in the Ensign over the pulpit. He just put his iPad up to the microphone and let it play! He kept trying to get people to laugh, but most people were mortified. My companion and I could barely keep it together. I was definitely smiling throughout the entire thing, but it was definitely pretty weird. HOWEVER, it doesn't end there! In our gospel essentials class, we had the law of chastity. Unfortunately, our teacher asked if anyone had any questions.... Let's just say that I'm probably not allowed to repeat the very specific, explicit questions/scenarios that this one lady presented. In class. Again, I could barely keep it together! If any of you really know me, you know that I just laugh whenever there's an awkward situation, and I was cracking up almost all the way through church! However, we did have a very insightful 3rd hour class and I really learned a lot from it. Well, I learned a lot from the other class too.... Just not really applicable things to missionary work! Haha I love going to church because I always get something out of it and it's different every week.

ANYWAYS, I don't have time left on the computer to share a spiritual thought, but the reason why I am so late today is because we visited some historical church sites all day today. We visited the temple site in Far West and Adam Ondi Ahman. It was absolutely incredible to be in those sacred places. It was really powerful because I could almost feel the history that had taken place there. If any of you aren't familiar with those sites, I would advise researching them. 

I have to go! Tchau!!!
Elder Colvin

P.S. I GOT MY VISA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My next email could be coming from BRAZIL!!!

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