Sunday, May 18, 2014

How Hard of a Last Name is Thompson?

So my comp and I had, or were given the wonderful opportunity of speaking yesterday for Mother's Day. On the program, it said Elder Johnson.... like people up here have a really hard time with it. It's either Johnson or Thomas, but rarely do they ever get it right! There is even a Thomson in this ward and they still struggle. But it's okay, I have forgiven them and still love them.
But it was fun, I guess, to speak about mothers. Basically in a nut shell I talked about serving the women around you not only on Mother's Day, but every day. maybe a little more on Mother's Day though. and I think it is safe to say that everyone will be blessed if they do that, because women tend to have leverage on the men, just sayin. I also talked about how all women can be mothers even if they can't have children. and of course i talked about my own mom because what kind of talk would it be if the speaker didn't speak about his own mother. But it was good, or at least that's what people told us, so I'll take their word on that. And skyping home was great! just thought id add that in there.

This week there was a fire that burned down a members green houses, and they lost quite a bit of money. so we are doing a big bottle drive to raise some money for them. we have a less active and an investigator that had a TON of bottles that they donated. and of course we had the privilege of sorting them and all that good stuff. so, we smelled like beer and had it all over our service clothes. But that's okay because it went towards a worthy cause. 

This week was pretty weird. We had district meeting, Zone training meeting, and exchanges this week. so my high of the week comes from exchanges. i got to drive the truck! It's a 2014 Chevy Silverado. and it's way better than our car, the chevy Trax, because well when you see two guys in it, you start to question life, and where it is headed. We also got to teach a lot so that was part of the high too. Low this week was dropping one of our investigators. It was the first one that I had to drop, but it wasn't too bad. The person just refused to do any of the commitments we left her and well you can't exactly do that with missionaries and expect to keep meeting with them. and also, I absolutely cannot stand, when a member tries to tell us how to do our job, or when a non member tries to tell us what we believe. But that's okay because the highs always will outweigh the lows :) 

So we have this "prophetess" in our ward who "receives visions" apparently the Tussians will come knocking on our doors after the whole western part of the US including half of Utah sinks into they ocean. and don't follow the Russians because they wo'nt be able to provide for you and they will make you like the Jews. Interesting people up here in Fort St. John. just enough to keep you on your toes.

Well, I'm tired of typing this email, so keep it real!
Elder Thompson

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