Thursday, August 20, 2015

{week 30}

What a week! So if you guys didn't know, last Monday I had the opportunity to attend the Jordan River Temple with my zone. So since I'm all the way out in Grantsville, we had to get out of the house by 6:30 a.m so we could make the 8am session. We also had the other elders out from wendover come stay the night at our house because they would have had a 3 hour drive into salt lake if they left that morning and they're both foreign missionaries so we drove with them into the city. Missionary sleepovers are the best hahaha. So we ended up leaving later than planned in the morning and we were late to our session but it actually turned out to be a cool experience because we got to see 2 couples going through the temple and it wash h a cool experience to see them! My comp got kinda trunky because he has a girl waiting for him who he's gonna marry when he gets home so it made him think of her so I teased him for it. What also made this temple trip better for me is that I went in with a question for the first time and it was answered!! Crazy testimony builder. Easily the best temple session I've ever been to! I LOVE the temple. They're all so beautiful and the spirit is always so strong in the literal house of the lord. How lucky are we to have them so close to us?! Out on a mission, one of the things you learn besides church stuff is how to dress classy, how to play basketball well and how to budget your money. All necessities for life to come right?! Haha On Wednesday this week, we sent out a group text to all the youth we knew in the area and we got together for a sport activity and we got to play indoor soccer which was super fun. There was about 10 of us there and unfortunately 0 non-members but our goal is to get trust from the member kids and eventually have em bring their friends. It was a ton of fun and just nice to kick back and have some fun playing soccer with the youth. We had the chance on Saturday to do some service for a less-active guy and we went there and he showed us his backyard and it was full of weeds in their garden and I hate picking weeds but I knew that he needed help so I remembered the scripture in Mosiah 2:17 - "When you serve others, you serve God" and that made e work so much easier. After it was all done in about an hour or so, he ordered us pizza and thanked us a ton. Service is great and you always feel good after doing it! Those are the highlights from this week ladies and gents. Have a great week and don't forget to always chase what matters (; 

Elder Bowler

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