Elder Sorensen--Arkansas Bentonville Mission
Monday, March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017
Hey everyone! This week was another good one! They seem to be going by so fast now days! It honestly
kind of scares me how fast they are going! It is a good scary though! I will just get into it though!
Monday- Well being honest here Monday was a super boring day! We had some plans to go do some
laundry at a members house, and while we were doing that go watch a priests baseball game that was
right across the street, but the member canceled, and we never made it over to the baseball game, so
we really didn't have to interesting of a day!
Tuesday- We went to the food pantry! It was once again slow! Elder Butler said before I came they were
always super busy, but since I have came it has been so slow! After the service though we went on
exchanges with a member! It was 85 degrees outside, and his truck had no air conditioning! To make
it worse only one window rolled down! Then to put a cherry on top he kept trying to get the cold air to
blow, so he would turn it on full blast trying to get it to kick in! It only blew HOT air! Elder Butler was
sitting in front, and he kept turning it off saying "Ya it is just blowing warm air" and the guy would always
turn it back on in a little while! It wouldn't have been so bad if at least one other window rolled down,
but we lived! We also had a cool experience with a different member! We went to see this less
active family! They haven't let people from the church into their home in a long time, and we tried
by there, and they let us right in! It just goes to show that really people can't change no matter what!
Wednesday- That one older guy who has all the medical problems came out with us again on Wednesday,
and that was a ton of fun! We were trying by a ton of people house that we haven't talked to in a long
time! So this guy has a really hard time getting out of the car, and into peoples houses, so if we are
ever just stopping by we go knock on the door, and leave him in the car, and if they let us in we go
get him, and help him in! Well this one house we went and knocked, and when we came back to
get him there was the dog in his lap in the car! He said he opened the door to see this dog that had
run up to him, and it just jumped in his lap like it belonged there! It was really funny! So there is
this Youth who is 16, and less active! We have been really trying to get him to come to young men
activities, and so We got him to go to the one on Wednesday, but we and to go to! (I know how tough
right?) the Activity was fishing, and a bonfire (It just gets worse and worse)! Now being truthful It
was so much fun! I really like the Young men and there leaders here!
Thursday- Our apartment manager (who is a member) Asked us to come help start cleaning up our
upstairs neighbors apartment because they randomly just left! It was one of the nastiest houses/
apartments that I have ever stepped foot in! There was trash, and dog poop, and stuff
EVERYWHERE!!!!!! It was one of the grossest things of my life! I honestly can't believe that people
live like that! That took quite some time, but after dinner we went and visited a less active black
member! I point out that he is black because he really loved sports! Well I really love sports, and
we had a hour and a half talk about mostly football, and then he said the closing prayer! I thought
it was a pretty fail lesson mostly on my part, but the member that was with us said that it was the
first time he had saw him pray, and he is his home teacher, so it was actually way cool!
Friday- We had a Zone Conference in Fayetteville! It was pretty good! It got kind of weird because
some Missionaries asked some pretty deep doctrine questions that didn't really matter, but it was
cool! One of the best parts about it was I got to see Elder Durrant, and Elder Jackson! It was way
good to see both of them! After the conference we had to drive a little farther to Bentonville to
get a bike rack! On the way home it started to RAIN!!! At one point I was going like 20, and
couldn't see 5 feet in front of the car! It was crazy! The whole 2 and a half our ride was just hard
rain! The cool part was about 15 minutes to Poteau it all cleared up, and was sunny! It makes me
think that if we can endure our trials even though at times it seems like you have no idea if you
are even going in the right direction! There is always sunshine of the other side waiting for you!
Saturday- Well this day was boring, and most of it was knocking doors, but there was not a ton
of success so nothing really to report there!
Sunday- It was a pretty good Sunday! Although we got surprised, and had to teach 2nd and 3rd
hour, but I think that both of the lessons turned out pretty good! We did have 5 non members at
church though which was way cool!
Well honestly that was the highlights of my week! General conference is this week, so I am
pumped for that! I hope you all have a great week!
Love Elder Jordan Sorensen
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