Hello! Sorry for not emailing last week that was my fault. I need to make this group email a priority. Thanks to all of you that email me, I love you guys. So we found out about transfers this week. Elder Child and I will be staying in the same area, but we will now also be covering the Bountiful Central Stake as well as the Bountiful South Stake, the latter of which I have served in for the past 4 and 1/2 months. It'll be nice to meet some new people and hopefully have some more work in this new Stake. So sometimes when Elder Child and I are walking we kick small rocks and try and get them in between each other's legs. This is would be called a nutmeg in soccer. So we were doing this earlier this week and he gives a soft little shout. I'm like "what"? Then he's just like "I kicked poop!" I laughed way harder than I should've because it wasn't that funny, but I thought it was. Yesterday was a good day. We participated in a Bishops Youth Discussion, as kind of a panel of missionaries. Then we taught a lesson on the awesome talk from last Conference Fourth Floor, Last Door by President Uchtdorf. Today we are playing broom hockey as a zone which should be a blast. We went to Mission Prep and role played a district meeting with the youth. We have been going on splits with the Priests a lot more than my first three months and that has been fun. I'm grateful for the missionaries that went on splits with me and built my desire to go on a mission. I love you guys!
He is the only one in a jacket. heh.
That's the Mount Timpanogos temple. I go there all the time.
Well this week went by quick! Today is our p-day and we got to go to the Temple!!! The following is a paragraph from Elder Decker who is in my district and we usually spend p-day with him and his companion.
I'm sitting down at IHOP for lunch looking at the menu and I want a delicious bacon cheeseburger with a side of onion rings. But no! They criticize me for choosing non-breakfast food at a breakfast restaurant. I wasn't going to let that snotty comment get to me, but then Elder Shanklin and Elder Child decide to go all out in a food eating contest of unlimited pancakes! Now I'm sitting here thinking, I like pancakes, but they get tiring after a while. It does come with a side of eggs, bacon, sausage, and hashbrowns, but that's the easy part. The real test was the unlimited pancakes that come out two at a time. So I give in to peer pressure, (and I may have also done it for the girls who were sitting with us), NONETHELESS, I join the competition! So Shank and Child dive into the eggs, sausage, bacon, etc. I however, strategically wait, and I start on the pancakes. My idea was to eat as many pancakes as I could, and use the delicious side dishes as a catalyst to enhance my performance upon the pancakes... It didn't work as well as I hoped it would. The waitress didn't bring out our pancakes fast enough! So after pancake #4 we're all decently satisfied, I'm already fetching sick of the taste of them already, but I still have a plate full of tasty bacon and sausage. We wait for maybe 15 minutes before she brings out the next batch and we warf them down, me considerably a little slower than Shank and Child. Then she immediately brings forth number #7 and #8. Shank and Child warf them down and are considering making a truce, while I spend a fetching 20 minutes trying to choke down these last two pancakes! I finally do it, Elder Child steals my bacon, so I really don't like him right now. And we called it a truce after a meager number of only 8 pancakes, (it sounds pathetic, I know). But hey, we're all still alive, and I still have some dignity left.
That was a fun paragraph wasn't it haha. Last Saturday we had this amazing barbecue at Smokin Bones, and it was sooooo good. On Saturday we went on exchanges and so I was with Elder Franco who is Elder Deckers companion. Elder Franco is from Baltimore and is a Ravens fan so we are pretty much best friends. We were both salty when the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Believe it or not I resisted the temptation to watch the game. #deflatriotshaterlivesmatter