Tommy's Release Date

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

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

First interesting event that happened this week was on Tuesday morning! We were in the middle of studies, and all of a sudden we got a knock at the door. Elder Jensen went to go answer it (We thought it would be other missionaries). He opened the door, and to his surprise he saw two short Hispanic ladies at the door. THE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES! He started talking for a couple seconds, then I came to the door. You could see the shock on their faces when the giant (I) suddenly appeared in the door. They were trying to share a scripture with us about how God's name is Jehovah, and how we should say "Jehovah" every 3-4 seconds (obvious exaggeration added) and while she was sharing the scripture, her finger was physically shaking, and her voice sounded a little bit scared. This was all in Spanish of course (I'm pretty sure somebody told them we lived there, because that started talking Spanish from the instant that the door opened...).  We asked them a few simple questions, and were thinking about teaching them on our doorstep :D But then the main lady (who had out her Bible and one of the watchtower magazines) put away her stuff, gave up, and they left.  I was somewhat disappointed. I hope they come back sometime so that we can talk some more. I kinda doubt it though. Then we had transfers on Wednesday! We now have 4 OREGONIANS IN OUR ZONE!!!  In other news, we've been making a new Zone Plan of Action for our zone, and as a part of it we asked all of the missionaries in the zone for their 3 favorite scriptures! It's been a really cool experience to go through all of the favorite scriptures and see how many incredible things the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price really have!  Lastly, we were trying to go find some new people to teach, so we looked at this one map, and noticed some apartments on the extreme end of one of the wards, and we decided to go contact them. We drove over there, and felt that it wasn't quite the right time, so we went somewhere else, and went back to the apartments about an hour later. We parked around the corner, got out, and walked up to the apartments. Right as we were walking up, a car pulled up, and a lady got out. We went up and talked to her, and found out that she had just moved in the night before. She had been replaced in her old job at Park City after being there for 4 years just from one day to the next, and basically lost everything. Apparently she didn't even get her last check that was supposed to be for about $1,000. CRAZY! She also mentioned that she had talked with missionaries before, and almost got baptized, but then crazy things happened and she was never able to follow through with it.  BOO-YAH! Unfortunately, she didn't speak Spanish :( so we had to pass her over to the English elders. but that's alright, it was a miracle none-the-less.

The church is true, the book is blue, and even you can know it too!

Elder Williams

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