Monday, April 14, 2014

Much more finding. (EP)

A boring title I know. But it is true. And it has made a huge difference in the work. When we find more we teach better and our spirits are lifted.This week Elder Jones and I did a lot more finding. We tried to talk to everybody we could.

We had a cool service opportunity this week, we were teaching one of the recent converts in this ward named Gordon. He is nearly 80 years old and lives by himself. He has the best stories and I personally love to visit him. We usually ask him if there is anything we can do for him and the usual response is "no, not at the moment.". 

He really surprised us when he said that he needed some shopping done. Apparently his sister who usually shops for him was away and he needed a couple of things. There was a SPAR (one of the shops here) just up the road so we got his little shopping list and got his food for him.

Here is his list:
  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Wheetabix (cereal)

We made him very happy. Happy to help Gordon! Especially since it only took us 5 minutes to pick it up.

Other than that, we are chugging along like usual. Elder Jones is doing awesome. I finally broke out the rubber bands and they haven't stopped flying. Elder Jones was finally advanced enough in his training to experience them. Usually we go into warfare-mode right before bed. Rubberbands are whipping through the air as we shoot at each other down the hallway (Family, you know how they actually do make a wizzing sound). Good times. We only make quiet sound affects so that we don't bother our neighbor that lives in the flat above us. 

I did get to see Grandpa's talk on Tuesday. Man, I was in tears. The talk was SO relevant for our recent convert Damian. We were watching it with him at another members home so we could teach him part of the 5th lesson.

Keep me updated on life, main events, everything! Lydia, how was choir tour? Dad, thanks for sending the pictures of the hike. It is kind of strange to see snow. Nicole, pictures of that little village would be awesome! Oh random request, can you send me a picture of Mya? I miss that little dog.

Christian, Thanks for your email! I've read it many times and it has helped a ton! 

Thanks for all the advice I've gotten and tips. They are always welcome. 

-Elder Jacob Packer

picture: It was misty one morning. Those are our bikes chained up to a pole.

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