I'M GETTING TRANSFERRED! And now for some even crazier news. I'm going to serve with Elder Jensen....AGAIN! I was with him last transfer, and then he went off to Heber, and I got elder Bishop, and now I'm going to Heber to be with Elder Jensen! Needless to say, my mind was absolutely blown..... So yeah, on Wednesday I'll be leaving the valley, and going out east. It's a part of the eastern Utah zone, so I probably will just be between Heber and vernal, and wont see Provo or Orem again until the end of my mission. Kinda sad about that, but also kinda excited about that.
In other news, the mission office is moving this week. TAKE NOTE!:
IF YOU SEND ME LETTERS, PLEASE SEND THEM TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: (Line
1) Elder Thomas Williams (line 2) Utah Provo Mission (line3) 85 North
600 East (line 4) Provo, UT 85606.
More news, starting on the 28th, we'll have a new mission president!
HOLY COW! Things are about to change a lot! But it will be a good
thing. I'm excited to see all the change that happens in my last couple
of months here.
Funny story: So we ride around a lot with our ward mission leader
Brother Cuevas, and Elder Bishop always sits in the back (there are
tinted windows back there) so as we drive around, we always wave at
people. I guess Elder Bishop didn't realize that people couldn't see
him in the back, because one day I didn't really feel like waving at
people for some reason, and Elder Bishop kept waving, and expecting
people to wave back, and nobody was. So he got really confused, and
kinda annoyed and sad and asked "Why isn't anyone waving back." Needless
to say, when he found out people couldn't see him, he felt pretty dumb.
It was a good moment.
So we've been teaching this girl named Anna. She told us the very
first time that we met with her that she didn't want to get baptized,
and had no intentions of doing anything of that sort, and that she just
basically wanted to learn...Well, we invited her to come to church with
her inactive dad, and guess what: THEY CAME! Unfortunately they left
very quickly after the first part, and we weren't able to ask them how
they liked it. So we went over there a couple of days later to talk with
her, and asked her: "so what did you think of church?!" She basically
replied: "I liked it a lot! I feel like that's the place that I belong"
we replied "so will you be baptized on June 30th?" "Yes, I will" BAM!
I love it when things go that incredibly! :D
Last cool experience. So we were out street contacting, and I saw
this white guy with a bag with the word: "Ecuador" written on the back.
So I yelled at him "Habla espanol?!" He turned around super surprised,
and said "si" (he served a Spanish mission, and is now teaching in the
MTC) anyways, the conversation continued for a few minutes, then all of a
sudden this Hispanic family appeared out of nowhere! so we went with
him and talked with them. It was pretty awesome. They don't live in our
area at all, but we were able to testify to them, and leave them with
strong testimony, made even stronger by the return missionary.
Bueno, Love ya all!