Monday, November 30, 2009


Hey! Hows me peeps?!?!?!?!?! :)
Before I forget.....yes I can play cd's. :)
Well it sounds like you had a fun thanksgiving! I'm glad. Yeah...when Christine and I went to Off The Waffle we were going through the joke basket and we had to skip a couple! lol I mean when you think about is pretty risky reading jokes from Eugenians! lol
Well we had a great Thanksgiving also. It was weird not being around family though! lol It wasn't bad, just really different! :) We went over to a members house for a big breakfast of biscuts and gravy. Then we went over to another members house for a huge lunch of turkey, ham, potatos, stuffing, fruit, rolls, and much more...including dessert. Then we went out to a wildlife viewing area and saw... absolutely no wildlife! lol We just walked around. Then we went to another members house for dinner (which was much like lunch) and we watched Kung-fu Panda. It was a really good day.
Elder Downs and I had a really cool experience the other day. We were out tracting and we saw this guy sitting all alone on a cinder block. We went over and started talking with him. He started to tell us all about his life. How he had been through some really rough times and was now in a situation where he couldn't even see his four children. His wife wouldn't let him near them or talk with them. We started to teach him the first lesson about how God loves him and knows exactly what he's going through. The spirit hit us all like a ton of bricks. Elder Downs and I started to get kinda choked up and the man we were talking to started to cry. We taught him about prayer and he started crying more. He told us that just the day before his sister had called and told him to pray. He said that we were the answer to his prayer. We also taught him about the Book of Mormon. We promised him that if he would pray every day and read the Book of Mormon every day that somehow God would provide a way for him to see his kids again. The next day we got a call from him and he told us, in such a happy voice, that he was with his kids again! It was so amazing to see the Lord help this man. We're giving him a date tommorrow I think so pray that it will go well! :)
Also, the four of us Elders in the apartment decided to put on a Christmas program to invite ward members and investigators to. Its going to be so cool. We got a hold of some guitars and we're practicing in the evenings so that we can be ready by hopefully the 22'nd. There will be guitar, piano, and vocal. In fact...Sam, could you send me a copy of the 'Away in a manger' song we arranged? The one we played at the Christmas program a year or two ago. Do you remember? If you could send me a copy of it that would be great!
Well...I hope your all doing good with, school, seminary, callings, and everything!
I am doing great! This has been an awesome transfer so far! minute left!
Love you all tons!

Love Ben :)

1 comment:

  1. So much fun to read Ben's excitement about his mission. We are so glad that things are going so well for him!