This last week was another pretty good, yet fairly uneventful week.
On Monday, we ushered in the warmer (at least at the time) weather by
having zone activity! Many kick balls were kicked, volleyballs
volleyed, water balloons thrown, flags captured, food eaten, and fun
times had! With group pictures!
So much fun in fact, that we didn't get back to our apartment until
about 5! Fortunately, our dinner was with a family that lives in the
same complex as us, so we weren't panicking trying to get ready for
the rest of the day.
Tuesday, we had dinner with a former member of the church (still
attends church regularly, sings in choir every week, feeds the elders
every month, and knows the church is true, but due to some "lifestyle
choices" isn't able to enjoy the blessings of church membership). He
is super nice and really cool, though it's sad to see how the choices
he's making are affecting his ability to have that true happiness that
the gospel brings...
This week was very much a week of service. On Wednesday and Friday for
all of the morning and some of the early afternoon hours, we helped
the Fordhams, a(n awesome) family in the Ward, with some "yard work".
"Why is yard work in quotes" you ask? That's because the "yard work"
was more like "yard demolition" as much of it involved taking an
electric demolition-strength jigsaw and some large garden shears to
several trees/vines/bushes/other unwanted greenery that had infested
their yard. The "shear" fact that we got to "carve" out some time in
our day to wage war on Mother Nature, made those days and service
projects very enjoyable, to say the least (you are welcome all you
fellow pun-lovers out there)! Plus, doing service is always fun!
Other than that, this was a pretty rough week as far as work goes
(lots of appointment cancellations, plans falling through, etc.),
hopefully that just means that this upcoming week will be an AMAZING
I love you all!i hope you all have an amazing week! I know I will!
Training calls are Wednesday (though I doubt I'll train this next
transfer, President pretty much told me that I'm going to "kill"
Thorpe, so unless we're in a trio, it's not likely) and Transfer calls
are Saturday (again, pretty sure I'm staying, but time will tell), so
that's exciting! Until next time, I am still...
Elder Sam Williams
Washington DC North Mission
11700 Falls Road
Potomac, MD, 20854