Double Rainbow he ran across this week!
We got the iPads on Tuesday and spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday learning how to use them and updating all the information and "provisioning" them. We have been staying crazy busy and finding some new people to teach, including the Sandoval family. The mom is from Chihuahua, Mexico and she has 5 children. They are 3, 5, 7, 10, and 12 years old and they're all like super smart and intelligent. And they say the funniest things, they keep asking me if I have a house and telling me that in 10 years I'll be a "viejito" (little old man)!
I wanted to share a scripture I found. In Proverbs 3:5-6 it says "Trust in The Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." This last week there's been some times where we had to trust in The Lord, not knowing the outcome, but things always turn out right when we trust in The Lord. One time I just had this feeling that we should go visit a guy that lived in an apartment complex (I think it was Thursday). We hadn't had much luck that night finding people to teach, but I had a good feeling about this one. We knocked on his door.... and he wasn't home. I was kind of bummed, thinking we'd wasted our time. But as we turned around to leave a U-Haul truck was pulling into the complex. Another family was moving out and we just offered to help them out. We ended up spending the next 2 hours moving boxes and furniture and tables and bikes and all sorts of their stuff, in full pros clothes (shirt, tie, dress pants), and it was such a fun experience. The family was pretty funny and we just had a really good feeling that let us know the reason we were there at that very moment was to help out a family we'd never met before. It was pretty cool.
I miss you all a whole bunch, a lot of the families here are planning things for Labor Day and I just wish I could be with y'all at Grandma and Papa's house for some delicious pork shoulder and ribs and playing in the pool. I hope y'all still get to go enjoy that and I just wanted to say I'm thankful for all the time I got to spend with you all as a family when I was growing up, that meant a lot to me. And Madre, don't worry, before you know it it'll be the summer of 2015 and I'll be outside, annoying you with that dribbling sound of the basketball every day! (I sent him a card telling him how I heard a neighbor outside playing basketball and I immediately thought of him, I never thought I would miss the sound of him bouncing the basketball over and over!)
On Sunday we got to eat with a family from Elder Burgin's (Scottie’s companion) old area. We had been fasting all day so when we showed up and the guy had prepared this amazing carne asada....it was pretty heavenly. We feasted on sooo much delicious food, including some cactus that was prepared in a pretty delicious way. But then the other elders (Coffey and Van Horn) called us and said we needed to eat with them so that they could eat with someone whose husband wasn't going to be there. We literally biked (stuffed beyond capacity) to another dinner. I was praying that it would be a light meal....alas, it was not. It was literally super heavy: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and then these giant hand-made cinnamon rolls. I tried to muster through as much as I could, but afterwards I literally felt like I was going to explode. The curse of the Utah missionary. The food was good though :)