Monday, October 17, 2016

October 10, 2016

Hey Mom!                                                                                           October 10, 2016

This week:
well....nothing. Really. Sorry.

In terms of this past week, I could probably summarize it by saying that winter and autumn seasons are starting to show their bitter-sweet arms. Ellensburg was covered for the most part by clouds, rain, and fog this last week. But we've yet to get into anything deep. Still! It was fun to walk around under sweater and rain coat down the dark streets of Eburg in a light drizzle. 

But before I forget, the piano was just sitting in a field.(I asked him about one of the pictures that he sent last week.) That was it. We were on our way back from a dinner appointment with the Olivers and we tried to go down a dirt road we thought led to a street we could tract on. When it was clear that it only led to an orchard, we flipped around and saw a pile of wooden junk, with the piano, off the road. So we stopped for a minute and played it. I was kind of nervous because I didn't want to look like we were trespassing or anything.

And you know, there hasn't been to much of anything else to talk about. Went down to Yakima for another trainer-trainee meeting. Sis. Lewis gave an excellent talk about the doctrine of Christ, paticularly on 2 Nephi 31. She really pointed out how important Baptism is to our path in existence, and just how straight and narrow the path really is. "On point," was one of the words she used, nothing but absolutes. In the kingdom of God there aren't any strings, and things are directly precise. Kind of reminds me of what  was told me by Elder Beatty (or was it Kempton?). He was saying how one of the AZ temples had it's wooden frame built off by 1/16th of an inch. So they tore it all down and did it again. I guess you could say the same thing about the SLC temple's original foundation. Everything the Lord does down here is exact and direct.

Apart from that, we saw Teri again. To be short, after some decently spiritual experiences, among which we blessed her home at her request, she'd doing so much better. Really, almost seems like her deep depression just lifted off her enough for her to stay completely composed. And she still loves us to death! She'll do great, and we got to actually teach her a little about the Plan of Salvation. To her, it made so much sense! 

We also have our Temple trip on Thursday, so we'll have to cut this one short. But I know that you and Dad of all people know just how amazing the temple is! So it'll be a great time, and I'll let you know how things go. 

Good luck with the travels and everything. Hope Smokes doesn't run off at the ranch. Harley will love it there too. By the way, who's building the house? Because for once I'm surprised it's not just us doing it.😄 (that was meant to be a joke).

Love you all!
Michael