Monday, June 19, 2017

The Fresh Elder of Bel Aire

The Fresh Elder of Bel Aire

Happy Father's Day to the fathers in my life and fathers throughout the world. The love that a good father feels for his children reflects the greater love that our Heavenly Father feels for us! How grateful I am for fathers and for families!

Transfers are upon us, ladies and gents. If you've not yet heard, I'm in Wichita once again. My new companion Elder Tippets is a Sky View High graduate of the year 2015, as I am. We have plenty to talk about.

Check out this vehicle I saw on the way to Wichita!

"Somebody call the WHAAAMBULANCE!"

Does anybody know how much of a nightmare it is to have a glass table for a dining table? It's the worst. You can't ever keep it clean for long. It can't be done with water because you'll leave streaks. Windex is your best friend. For the longest time in Lawrence, my companions and I had such a table. An opportunity to rid ourselves of this table came when the housing coordinators made the long trip to Lawrence from Wichita. We traded with a perfectly ordinary wood table and I became very content.


The bit of furniture pictured here, circled in red, is the table I reference. This picture was taken some time ago in Lawrence during the spring season while Elder Daly was my companion.

I walk into my new apartment with Elder Tippetts and see this:


"Elder Tippetts! What is this table doing here?"

"Huh? Oh, I grabbed that from the housing coordinators. They took it out of Lawrence and were about to throw it in a storage unity. I'm so glad I saw it. When I served in Lawrence, I had that very same table and now it's here. I love this table!"

This table is haunted. It followed me here. I hate it. Unfortunately, my companion loves it. Fortunately, he goes home next month so the table goes right out with him.

Anyway, the apartment in which we live has undergone massive cleaning efforts! It's really tiring.

But after a ton of work, I finally felt content to share some pictures of what I'm living in.

In mine and Elder Tippet's apartment complex, there are a lot of dog owners. Especially our neighbors. It's real easy for me to talk to anybody that loves animals, and real easy to bring Christ into the conversation. This week we contacted a lot of individuals taking their dogs out. Sometimes it is easier for me to remember the names of the dogs the investigators own rather than the names of the investigators themselves. I think my baby sister Vivian would be rather proud we are so similar. Some of the investigators we have include Renee Reynolds, Ember Elliot, and Lillian Elliot. Each of them were found in like manner.

The members are great and the ward is enormous! It's crazy being in a family ward after serving in a small YSA for a few months. The entire chapel is abuzz with the din of children and all sorts of noise, comparatively.

One of the families that fed us this past week claims I have a celebrity look alike. What do you think?

This part of Wichita is no exception to the crazy sort of people that live in Kansas, but we love them. I'm so happy to be a messenger of Christ's gospel to my brothers and sisters. I know it is true and I am forever changed from it. Thank you always for your love, support, and prayers.

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