The week itself was just another average week but we had a few cool things happen!
Tuesday, we went to the Portland Temple. Thankfully, we went with a guy in our ward who drove us because it was pouring rain the whole two hours there and two hours back. No way we wanted to drive in that haha! But we made it home safe so its all good.
The food bank we volunteer at had a journalist from the University of Oregon. She was taking pics and stuff so my comp and I are probably going to be famous now. On Thursday we had a scripture study with some recent converts, they are the ones who used to be Jehovah Witnesses. Older couple, he served a year in Vietnam and actually shared some stories from his experiences there. Pretty rare you run into these guys that are willing to share stories from that, he says the gospel has helped him deal with PTSD and other mental issues. That's pretty cool. He also does his own reloading and has quite a gun collection as he still shoots competition a bit. So, naturally as two young mature adults would do, we ask if we can see his "collection"... Oh man he lit right up and was like "I'll be right back" hahahaha he comes walking in with a hand full of guns and is like take a look! So we got some pics of his arsenal. Sadly we didn't shoot any, it's not particularly kosh with mission rules... But it was still a cool experience!
On Sunday, the bishop's son gave his farewell talk for his mission, he's going to Durban, South Africa on December 1st. I guess they have a MTC in Johannesburg so he will go there for 3 weeks as he's speaking english. Oh yeah, they changed the MTC stay for native language speakers to 3 weeks instead of two now. Neat.
Also, thanks for all the packages, we now have more food than we can handle hahahaha! The ward gives us a ton of food, then I got two Thanksgiving care packages from my mom and Sister Hardy and shoot man were stocked with food! Next package should be work out equipment haha!
We have a thanksgiving dinner with a younger and newer family in the ward, so it should be nice!
But yeah that pretty much sums of the week! Investigators are still investigating, less actives still being less actives but hey man, they will come around eventually! Just gotta work with them at their own pace!
Love Elder Schick