HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!
Hope you all had some good food and watched a lot of football haha! Thanksgiving was awesome here in Portland. The members all wanted to feed us that day so we ended up going to 3 dinner appointments haha. The first family was the Alriches and they had some good food! Elder packer and I just stuffed our faces for an hour and then played card games for an hour until the Petersons picked us up from the Alriches house to go eat thanksgiving dinner with them! Haha and they had some awesome food and their family is so fun so Elder Packer and I stuffed our faces again until the district leader came to pick us up from the Petersons to go to the Tongan ward thanksgiving party....... and the Tongan ward does thanksgiving a little different than most people. They roasted an entire pig and they had so much sausage and a bunch of other meats that were really good! Then when we were leaving they gave all the missionaries a to go box full of food to take home, so I guess you could say Elder Packer and I had a good Thanksgiving haha!
Well to start off the week I went on exchanges with my district leader Elder Brown. I was a little worried about him coming over and seeing our hammocks because I never really asked anyone if they were allowed but he said they were awesome and now Elder Brown and his comp are getting a pair haha! Anyway that was off topic but we had a good day and we had a lot of lessons set up. We even found a new investigator named Cathy. She's like 60-70 she said, she has seen us walking around a lot, and wanted to know what church we were a part of? Elder brown and I then said The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and invited her to church this week. She said she hadn't been to church in a long time and was nervous to go back, so Elder Brown and I invited her to take a church tour with us next week. She said she would "enjoy that very much" so hopefully that goes well this week.
Oh and an update on Robin, she is progressing so fast so Elder Packer and I are going to ask her, if she would like to move her baptismal date up a week, so Elder Packer can see her get baptized before transfers. Hopefully she feels like she will be ready by then.
Well that's all from me this week, I love and miss you all. I'm so THANKFUL for the opportunity to be a missionary. I know that our Savior, Jesus Christ is the only way we can return with our Heavenly Father. Without his atonement there would be no progression, like it says in 2 Nephi 9:6-7
6 For as death hath passed upon all men, to fulfil the merciful plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of resurrection, and the resurrection must needs come unto man by reason of the fall; and the fall came by reason of transgression; and because man became fallen they were cut off from the presence of the Lord
7 Wherefore, it must needs be an infinite atonement--save it should be an infinite atonement this corruption could not put on incorruption. Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth, to rise no more.