Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter



Hello!

Well everything is going just fantastic! We had a super good Easter weekend. We went to the Greers for lunch. They have a cool easter egg tradition. They put out 10 small eggs for everyone with 4 quarters in each one and 2 big eggs with 5 dollar bills in each one. Elder Parry and I got to split one set so we went out with all the kids and found money easter eggs. Pretty awesome. Plus they were hidden pretty hard so it took a long time.

We pretty much ate food most of the day. It was awesome. haha.

The visit of Elder Bednar was the highlight of the week. That meeting was the most spirtitual meeting I have ever been to. Our mission met inside the stake center chapel next to the Newport Beach Temple.
Sister Bednar is cousins with Sister Bowen so I think that is how we got to meet with him in the first place. It was so surreal to have him walk in. He isn't very tall but he can command a room. He taught us about learning by faith. Instead of just giving a talk he made it very interactive. We made comments and at one point could ask any question we wanted. It turns out that he is super hilarious. Like as funny as John Bytheway. He said some stuff that only an apostle can say. He was very direct in his comments and very practical. I learned a ton.
Although he is just a man you can tell that he has that apostolic office.

The work is true!
Love,
Elder Arnold

From Elder Parry's email home from last week

So, we were at Walmart, checking out, and there was a guy buying a case of BEEEEER, and the cashier, Sandy said: "You have to be a certain age to buy that." and so I was expecting a teenager behind me, but when I looked, he was an older man, about mom or dad's ages, and he said: "Don’t let the gray hair fool you, darlin'" It was so funny! Elder Arnold and I just laughed! Or as Dennis would say: "We all had a pretty good laugh about that!" So, that was something that you don’t hear every day!

So, we watched conference at the Stake Center on Saturday, and that tired me out just sitting there! I loved Elder Bednar's talk in the Priesthood Session. Oh, speaking of which, He is coming to the mission, and we will have a mission conference on Friday, 04/06. It will be great!

Also, on Saturday, between sessions, we saw a homeless guy, and Elder Arnold gave him $5, and a pass along card in English, and Spanish. It took about 10 minutes because when we tried the first time, he had moved to the corner of the street, then back to the original place.

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