Monday, January 26, 2015

It's Been Chili!

This week has been quite long, to be honest! It's been awesome though, and we had a pretty successful week and achieved all of our goals :) So that was fanTASTic! This week we managed to pick up a new investigator named Omar, he is so cool! He is 22, part Jamaican, and has a huge love for our church due to how family oriented it is. He's investigated the church before, but he is really eager to meet again and commit to learning more. We had a pretty spiritual lesson with him earlier this week! :)

We also have another investigator named Adam. He's in the marines, he has a love of God, and he is super sincere about learning more. We talked with him this week about the Book of Mormon, and how we can learn the truth of it for ourselves. One scripture that comes to my mind is D&C 8:2. "Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which dwell in your heart." I had the opportunity at learning about the Holy Ghost this week, and it's really cool when we see how our obedience, our desire to do the work of the Lord, and our actions affect our ability to use the spirit to help others.

A couple funny things also happened this week! Elder Knowles got pulled over for speeding :P Lawlz! He didn't get a ticket, so that's good! But It was still pretty funny. We also had a YSA activity and we played soccer! So much fun! :)

The major thing that happened this week is all over my Facebook. It was the ward's chili cook-off! It was pretty cool to see so many members and nonmembers! All of our investigators also ended up coming to it! They all were fellowshipped, many members helped with that, and we all played basketball! It was so much fun! :) We got to be the judges of the many delicious chilis and cornbreads. They were all so tasty!

The weather here has been particularly strange, according to what everybody has said. It's been fairly warm, (around 15F and up) and we haven't had that much snow. However, we are supposed to get a NorthEastern this week, so that should be quite the adventure! Hopefully we will be able to finally get some snow! :)

Oh yeah! The verdict on transfers! :) I'm getting a brand new missionary from the MTC! I'm both excited and a little nervous, but I think I can do it! :) Bring it on! Thanks for all your support! I love you all, and I hope you have a fanTASTic week!


Elder Wanlass

Here we are at the ward chili cook-off.  Elder Knowles and I are with Omar, Erin Patton and Adam.

Here is the Gilliam Family.  They cooked us a delicious fish dinner this week.

Here is one of the members, Sie Winters.  He feeds us some great food since he is a chef.

This is the majestic Mars Hill.

This is the food pantry where I serve.

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