*ehem* LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HERE IS HOW MY WEEK WENT!
Tuesday: Had dinner with the Hunters and bro. Hunter is a cool cop guyand his son Jamie looks Like Napoleon Dynamite and he made an amazing cheesecake dessert. We had are now ongoing Book of Mormon club, we had 3 Recent Converts show up with 3 members. It went real smooth, everybody was participating and it was getting heated, but the good kind of heated
Wednesday: Did service at Annie's Kitchen, making fruit salads and...oh wait that's the only thing I did and I did that for 4hrs, that sounds long, but the people at Annie's are super funny and easy to get along with. It's awesome that the kitchen helps feed the homeless! Had dinner with the Merins and Richard Merin had gone through a lot in life and was major into film, so he gave me lots of pointers! Went to visit our investigator Chorlotte and we ended up talking to a group a of kids that were around 10, they asked questions like why we were wearing nice clothes and stuff. Then we promised a kid that we bring balloons for his Birthday on June 1st
Thursday: Did Service at the WestGate FoodBank, after we were done this Security guy named Erwin asked if we wanted a tour so we got a free tour of the place and it was well kepted, Vibrant, and beautiful! Played ball with this Less Active boy Tommy and he is super cool and we had dinner with his family that night eating tacos. The dad is a nonmember and we talk gospel with him and he likes the fact that we are real with him. Then we talked to Tommy more to get to know him! they took us home that night, because it was late and we missed are bus and Dan the nonmember explained to us that he is really trying to get off drugs, so we are supporting him all the way
Friday: Helped paint Jan Lee's house, utilized my knowledge of painting which is close to none, but somehow everything turned out just fine! had a Barbecue with her husband Dave who is not a member. We talked a lot, but I have concluded that Dave is crazy, but if we put that crazy to good use he would a fantastic member! Went to Jill Webb's to talk more about baptizing her son Tristan, he is prepared, but we need to receive permission from his father, but he is completely Anti. Will get through somehow. Jill son Ryland is by far my favorite 7yr kid, we have too much fun with him.
Saturday: Did service for Geoff Jolly's parents and none of them are members, only Geoff's wife and his kids, one of them is on a mission currently as well. Pierre and Grichen are the grandparent's names. we spent two hours helping them around the house, then we had lunch with Pierre at Panera Bread and we talked for a good amount of time on religion! We had a ward event called a service Auction, you auction off yourself or something and everybody bids points on it! they hand out this sheet and with honesty you answer the questions and that determined the amount of points you have. Now I had 313pts and our Investigator Charlotte was there and she wanted the Bouncy House that was being auctioned for her kids, but she had no points, because the questionnaire was directly for Mormons, so she asked me to get it for her family. Lo and Behold I won it and many of the families there were like "what the heck is up with this Elder!" Hey a Elders got to do, What an Elders got to do!
Sunday: Great sacrament meeting, Tommy the Less Active boy showed up and Passed the Sacrament I was so happy he came, sadly his dad wasn't there, also this Less Active we are working with Linda Smith came so we were extremely excited to see her! Elder Sorensen and I participated in the Choir, I love singing, but the song was way to high for me, so the Choir director was like "Elder don't try to hit the high notes, just pretend your singing ok"that was my face! One day I will hit those high notes! This deacon named Jonah loves video games like me so we are always throwing out game references and his dad told me that Jonah refers to me as his Bestie, boy am I lovin this ward! Went to the Member-Missionary Fireside and that was fantastic, I got see my past companions and past ward members too!
Overall Score: I give it 3 thumbs up!
With mucho Love, Elder Matt Larson