Tommy's Release Date

Since you asked, Tommy will be returning to Beaverton on October 25, 2012.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Another week gone by already!


This week has been a week of jokes (adivinanzas (sp?)). Everywhere we go, I've been asking people for more and more jokes in Spanish. Here are a couple of them. Try them out on somebody Spanish! I'm going to type them the way that they sound, and then I'll type them the way it actually is.
  "Una vez, fui a la tienda. Vi unos tenis, y los compre. Que compre en la tienda?" La respesta es: "hilos!" Otra Vez: "Una vez, fui a la tienda. Vi unos tenis, HILOS compre. Que compre en la tienda?" 
 Ok, here's another one. "Tengo ciento cincuenta sillas, y ciento cincuenta changos (monos). Cuantas sillas vacias me quedan?"  La respuesta es: 100!  Otra vez: "Tengo ciento cincuenta sillas, y SIENTO cincuenta changos. Cuantas sillas vacias me quedan?" 
 Una otra: Cual es el animal que anda con sola una pata?  La respesta: Un pato.
 "Porque la bola rueda?"  Respuesta: Porque esta sucia.  (Porque lavo la rueda)
 now for one in english: Who do missionaries have such good bladder control? Because they only have one P-day a week.
 y la ultima: Cual animal tiene ojos pero no puede ver, tiene boca pero no puede morder, tiene patas pero no puede caminar, y tiene alas pero no puede volar?   La respuesta: Un pajaro muerto
 Hopefully somebody could read, understand, and enjoy those. That's been pretty much the highlight of this week. We've decided that we're teaching a lot of people right now who are kinda stuck. They're not really progressing, and a lot of them really can't for some reason or another. So we've started the search for new people to teach!  Needless to say, we've been knocking a LOT of doors lately, and we've actually had a lot of success! We found a family of 4 who have been living here in the US for 3-4 years now, and somehow have never talked with missionaries before, never really been very actively religious, and are very excited to talk to us, and to learn more! We've found about 4 or 5 other this week as well who are all about in that same situation, and are all really excited to learn about what we have to share with them, to come to church, and to really make a change for the better in their lives.  It's incredible how when you really get out there and start doing the hard stuff, God puts his part in, and it all comes out to a happy ending.
 Oh, almost forgot. Thanksgiving was pretty exciting. We got to go eat about 3 thanksgiving dinners, roll on home after that. I find it incredible that I've already been out for over a year, and that this thanksgiving was the very last one that I'm going to have my entire mission! Next thing you know it will be Christmas, new years, Mothers day...then I start getting scared.
 The mission is soooo incredible! It's amazing how many miracles really happen every single day.
 Send me some jokes! I need some new ammo to shoot at the people here. Even if they're in English, that's alright. I'll try to translate them, and if they don't make sense I'll just tell them in English, and hope they laugh.
 Lastly, I might have mentioned this in prior weeks, but I suggest reading 2 Ne 32:8-9 and thinking about how prayer might be able to help you out even just a little bit more in your life, and then to try it! Awesome stuff.
 Love to all, and I hope you all had a happy turkey day!
 Elder Williams!

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