Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014


Hey Y'all!

This week was a pretty good week for us. We went on an exchange with our Zone Leaders this week and they are Spanish missionaries. I went with Elder Pierce and it was awesome because we came out together and we both served in Killeen together for 6 months. We did a lot of service with him. I don't know if y'all remember but we did a weekly service with a family for the longest time in Killeen and we did that together with the Spanish Elders. So it was fun talking and catching up with him. I went to the Spanish area and it reminded me a lot of the Tongan wards. Everyone is talking and you can't understand them. I thought it was great though. But the really cool thing that happened was this. So we had an appointment with a less active family and we were going to be teaching the Plan of Salvation. They spoke both Spanish and English. So we decided to teach a lesson in Spanglish. So I taught one principle and then my companion taught another principle. It was different but a cool experience. He had never done a lesson like that before so it was for sure journal worthy. And the lesson went really well. I was able to understand a little bit. Like pick out a word here and there to know when he was getting ready to stop talking. But yeah it was great! 

We were able to visit out investigator at the nursing home again this week. She really is so solid. We had just read a chapter in the Book of Mormon and it talked a lot about Faith and we asked her a way to show Faith to our Heavenly Father and she said with no hesitation, baptism. She wants to get baptized and we both know it. She can't read very well so these past couple weeks we were able to get a tape player and the Book of Mormon on tape from members to give to her so she can listen to it. We are going to be getting that to her tomorrow and she is going to be so happy. She had it on tape before but someone came in and stole it. She was really upset about it and has been wanting to listen to it for a long time now. So we are looking forward to that. We were also able to go to the Ward Trunk or Treat this week. We had to be there because we were the judges for the Chili cook off. It was really tough this year because there was a lot of Chili. So by the last 4-5 pots, they just tasted the same. But it was some dang good chili this year. It ended up being a lot more productive though that I thought it would be. We were able to invite some part-member families to the party and they all came and were able to socialize with everyone. We were actually able to get to know one family really well. We are planning on stopping by again her in the next week or so. This guy has been interested in the past, but he likes his football and 1 o'clock church interferes with some games. So we will see how his interest level is when we stop by. 

Man this week we had so much pizza too. I think out of the 7 days we had pizza 4. It was super good though. We had one family sign up to feed us and they had brought over a friend to eat as well. It was some really good home made pizza and we were able to share a message about how the Gospel blesses families. She seemed really interested in the message, but once the message was over, she wasn't too interested in us anymore. So we'll see if it goes anywhere. On Saturday we didn't have a dinner so we ordered pizza anyway. You would think we would be sick of it, but it tasted so good! We were pretty hungry. Today for P Day we are going to the Fort Worth Zoo. They are all decorated up for Halloween supposedly, so it should be some good fun. Speaking of Halloween we are going to be trick or treating! I'm going to be Elder Reas for Halloween....Not really. We are going to be spending 3 hours planning inside. Super fun...but oh well. Thanks for all y'alls emails this week and have a blessed week!

Elder O'Brien

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