Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015 - Elder Biehn's Weekly Update

Hey everybody!

Quiet the week for me, I must say. The first part went as usual but after Wednesday, man, it was crazy! Thursday was Thanksgiving and we got fed a TON. All these members called us up last minute and said, "If you haven't got a place for thanksgiving, my house is open!" Well, all four of us had the same people invite us over so we ended up having 3 Thanksgiving dinners. I honestly was struggling by the third one. It was awesome!

On Friday, we spent our entire afternoon practicing. "Practicing for what?" you may ask. Well, our mission has been asked to perform a musical number in the Washington D.C. Visitor center on Christmas Eve. So I will be participating in the choir along with a good number of other missionaries as well. It should be fun however I've never sung in front of people in my life. And I seriously need to practice, let's leave it at that.

On Saturday, it was my BIRTHDAY! We didn't do much but we did go out to get some Popeye’s chicken for dinner. Not bad. But even better is that Elder Castillo had a baptism of one of his investigators from his last area, which just so happened to be my last area as well. So we got to go to that and I saw most of the old families that I served around. It was great because they still remembered me, even after almost 3 months! So that was a great birthday present for me.

And finally Sunday. Sunday was great because we had a Charla Fogonera (fireside). This included all the Spanish wards from the whole mission, so I got to see my favorite family from Bella Vista again! My recent convert even got asked to speak at it and she did awesome! Her testimony was so strong and it helps me to know that I had a significant part in helping to change her life. The scripture that says "how great your joy will be if you bring but one soul into me" is so true. I'm so happy to see her grow and become part of this gospel.

Well, that's a summary of my week! Crazy busy!

Love you guys and talk to you next week.

Elder Biehn