Elder Sorensen--Arkansas Bentonville Mission
Monday, October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016
This week was a pretty good week! On Monday we went down to St. Robert to go play basketball!
It was a lot of fun! We played for a few hours, and we won most of our games, so that made it even
more fun! We came back to Sullivan at about 6, and we had dinner with a part member family!
It was pretty sweet we were able to give the one girl a blessing, and Im not 100% sure if she is
a member! He mom is, but im just not sure about her! I know that the girls husband is not a
member, so it was a way good experience for him to be there during the blessing! Monday was
a pretty good day all around! On Tuesday We did our normal service that we always do! It was
a pretty normal day there, and there was nothing to exciting that happened, but after we went
with a member who is a 74 year old guy who still delivers pizzas! He took us to see a guy that
he normally delivers pizza to! He was telling us how he is good friends with this guy, and how
we need to meet him, so we can teach him! When we walked into this guys house we realized
how they are not really good friends, because the first thing the guys says is "Its the old guy
who delivers pizza!" After about a 10 minute conversation the guys says "Whats your name
again?" To make a long, kind of awkward story short we did not get to end up teaching that
guy! It was a way funny time though! For dinner that night we went over to a less actives house!
They are not the cleanest people! They definitely could be worse, but they could be way better
as well! We talked to them for a minute and then the Mom says "Okay are you ready for dinner?
I made Chili" My heart sank because at this point I can only imagine what is going to come in
this pot of Chili! She puts it on the table, and It looked sooooo NASTY!!! Of Course she lets
the missionaries get their food first! Well me and Elder Durrant had a minor stair down and
ultimately because I am Senior Companion I had to get mine first! I tried to take small scoops
that looked big, so That I didnt look rude! It ended up being eatable, but i wasnt going in for
2nds! It was pretty funny though! On Wednesday we had our district meeting! It was pretty
good! We kind of had a slow day the rest of the day, but it was good! There is just nothing
else that was significant! On Thursday The Elders from Salem, Elder Hess and Elder Walker
come up to spen the night before the temple trip! We had a pretty good day! There wasnt
anything amazing that day! On Friday morning we were told we had to be in Rolla at 7:50 am!
It is about 40 minutes away! We all got ready, and was on our way we were planning on being
there a little early! at 7:30! It was aobut 6:55 and our zone leaders call asking where we are at!
Turns out it was 7:15! At 7 President Loveland calls and lets us know they are 15 minutes
early, and we were still about 30 minutes away! They ended up telling us to stop where we were
at and they picked us up becaue we were actually on the way to St. Louis, so it was kind of a
crazy morning! The bus ride was fun though! The temple was way cool! I just did one Session,
but I had a lot of cool Ah ha moments! Then in the Celestial room I was praying about a
question i had, and i kept asking, and not really getting an answer, so I just decided what i
thought, and I prayed about my decision, and after I got this overwhelming felling that it was
right! It was kind of cool to make a decision and have Heavenly Father's approval! The Temple
is such an amazing place! When we got back to Sullivan that night our Ward had a trunk or
treat, so we went to that and it was kind of fun! Saturday we got a media referral for a less
active out is Gerold! Which is about 30 minutes away! We went out to see him, and the road
we drove on is seriously one of the kind of roads that roller coasters are designed after! It
was a fun drive though! On Sunday Church was pretty normal until 3rd hour where a comment
was made that really stood out to me it was "Complete freedom with out appropriate restraint
makes us slaves to our own appetites!" I love that! We dont have "restrictions", but all the
commandments are here for us to make us better, and to give us the Freedom not to take it
away! Then we had to go to Rolla for 2 baptism interviews after church! It was a pretty good day!
Well that was my week! I Love and miss yall so much
Love Elder Sorensen
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