Happy birthday in June to:Halle
Except for the detail that if you saved his life he'd still want to kill you. He's usually on a chain that just barely doesn't reach the porch. He's the guard dog for three less-active kids, and he will usually try to kill us. The trick is to carry a rock and toss it up and down so he'll leave you alone (which is what I did). So we made it to the porch, and they weren't home. As we're leaving, before we're off the porch, he runs at us- but his chain BREAKS. That was the second time in my life where I have been so terrified that I couldn't feel my legs. Luckily, he didn't know how to get up the porch, but it was only a matter of time. We said a prayer, thought of some things to do, (which included throwing a blanket on him and running for life for the truck and if he got too close I still had the rock and 6 years of soccer). We ended up deciding to test out our faith. We were just going to walk out there, and pray he didn't come after us. As I'm weighing the options, I have this conversation with God that goes a little bit like this:Me: "If we do this, will you protect us? I trust you, but I'm slightly terrified."
He's from Richland Washington, he's been out for about 16 months or so, and to sum up his personality, imagine the happiest person on earth combined with my cousin, Levi, and boom, you have Elder Cornelison. He's a beast, and he's picking up on the area really fast- especially because half of the area is related, whether it be through clan or a blood relative, it's really confusing. The joys of serving around people who didn't know about the word 'cousin' so they would call each other 'brother' or 'sister' when they are actually cousins. XDQuick joke/spiritual thought:
Elder Eli James Dial