So, first off, I'll explain what I meant from last week about being tased. Some missionaries 2 weeks ago bought a taser for self defense. Naturally, all five of us there had to make sure it would work... As you all sigh in complete disappointment (or amazement), here's something that one of my grandparents taught one of my cousins, "Remember that an Elder is just a few years older than a deacon." XD (Don't worry, there are videos, I'm just not the one that owns them.)
--Stay tuned for scenes from the tased missionaries--
Next up, the title of the email. No, it really hasn't been cold, it's been anywhere from 60-80 all week, but I guess God knows it's too cold for me here, because I'm being transferred to Las Cruces! I'll cover the YSA down there, and the New Mexico State University campus. Gotta get that "college prep" going! ;) (Side note: yes, I was only in this area for 6 weeks.)
Now for the pics:
1) We went on exchanges this last week out to east of the Sandias, and there was this random pink tree in the middle of the green trees known as Cedar Crest. It was strange, that's why we took a picture!
2) The Gardners. This is a family we got close to from Eldorado ward, they're awesome. We would show up at the chapel at liketo do some reports, and they would be there playing ping pong. (Our chapel has a ping pong table or two on the stage, they would bring the net and paddles and stuff and challenge each other, it was awesome!)
3) That's Helen, she's a Navajo we started teaching, she's super funny! She;s the investigator that came to church last week before we had actually taught her any of the lessons... hehe
4) The Guerros, another Navajo family that we started teaching. The father in that picture is not actually a member, and so we began teaching them the lessons as best as we could. The struggle is real, though, especially when they be not home. :(
As for cool experiences, we were at zone council last Friday, when this random couple from Michigan walked in and asked for gas money. What do we do? We took them on a tour of the church as part of the council! The whole zone was able to help and teach them about the church a little bit! We'll be sending the missionaries serving in Michigan to visit them and help them learn more this week when they get back there!
Talk to you all next week!
Te whanaunga mo ake tonu!
(Great is my love for you all!)
Elder Eli James Dial