Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Boom goes the dynamite. Everything is going super duper good as always here in good ol' Yorba Linda. I am excited for Thanksgiving this upcoming week. It should be a day of feasting.

We did some exciting things this week. As exciting as it gets for missionary life. We went to a park and drew the Plan of Salvation in chalk on the sidewalk. It looked really cool. We got to have some interesting conversations with people as they walked by. Then we wrote in big letters mormon.org so they could learn more. We felt like little kids again because we got draw with chalk. So that was a lot of fun.

I also got to attend a Relief Society dinner this week. Now I know all the secret workings of Relief Society. haha. The best part was getting to sing As Sisters in Zion at the end. I did the soprano part really well. I decided I like dinner with the women better than meals at scout camps. Women are better cooks for sure.

We got to make church super awkward for a kid in our ward. His name is Clint and he is 21 and leaving on a mission to Hungary in like 2 months. There is a family that missionaries used to stop by quite a bit but they dropped us the day I arrived in Yorba Linda. We stopped by there on Saturday night and talked to the daughter who went to high school with Clint. She used to have a crush on Clint so we always joke with him. We convinced her to come to Church and she came and sat with his family. My guess was that it was a little awkward for the missionaries to bring a girl you knew from high school to church. Haha it was the best.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Love,
Elder Arnold

Monday, November 14, 2011

Me sick two do do’s

(To understand Matthew's title, you need to understand some of Matthew's history. When Matthew was about 2 years old, we went to a ward Halloween party and Matthew ate two donuts, although I warned him that he shouldn't eat too many. He then said to me, "Me sick. Two do do's." Everytime he felt sick after that for several months, he said, "Me sick. Two do do's.")

I had to title my email that because I got a little sick this week but I am all better now. I was out of commission for about a day on Friday with just a bad cold. A little bit of rest did the trick and I am feeling okey dokey now. So all in all life is going super good.

So one cool thing about this week was Elder Tait and I got a bowling ball each when we went to PJ Carrols house. He is the old Irish guy in our ward. He loves to talk about bowling and he gave us some of his old bowling balls. I don't know what we are going to do with them but they are pretty sweet. We are planning on going bowling with him in a couple of weeks so that will be really fun.

We went to a baptism in the ward next to us yesterday. It was way awesome to attend. It was a part member family so the husband and two boys were baptized. Since they have been in the ward forever everybody knew them and attended the baptism. So it had to be in the chapel to fit everybody in. I got to do the missionary invite at the end so that was a little nerve wracking but I survived it. And life moves on.

Missionary work is amazing.
Love,
Elder Arnold

Monday, November 7, 2011

Time is Flying


Wow it seems like this week just started. Where has time gone? Well everything is pretty awesome here in Yorba Linda. It has been a rainy weekend so that was pretty fun. It is a good break from the sunshine weather we are used to.

We started out the week by going trick or treating and getting lots of candy. We just went around to members houses and loaded up with candy. A lot of people don't really go trick or treating anymore but they go to malls and stuff like that instead. So we were some of the only visitors to some of the houses so we got extra candy from them. Saweet.

Marylou and Noah are both doing super good. They both came to church yesterday and seemed to really enjoy it. Noah is planning on being baptized on Dec 3rd and is progressing really good. He is now living the Word of Wisdom and it is really cool to see him making changes in his life. Marylou texted us this week and told us how grateful she is for Elder Tait and I and said that we are men of light. Very cool.

Have a good week.
Love,
Elder Arnold