"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that bring glad tidings of good things, and that say unto Zion: Behold, thy God reigneth! As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of God descend upon them!" ---D&C 128:19

Monday, October 12, 2015

Don't Forget Your Keys

The contraption they built to get the keys.

Future Missionaries

From left to right Jonathan, Stephano, Remi.

Hey family!
There is a lot I want to share with you guys from this week so I'm going to start right off. Me and Elder Hood were on exchanges this past Friday and had an interesting experience. This all starts when early in the day the fender of my bike broke and we stopped off at a store to see what we could do to repair it. We bought some tape and zip ties and got it somewhat repaired. Enough that we could continue on with our day. Well as the day went on we realized we needed to run back to the apartment to grab a piece of paper we needed to give to a member. We ran in, got a snack, and then locked up. Except one thing was wrong. We had locked up without grabbing the keys. Feeling kinda silly we went next door to where the landlord conveniently lives and explained to them our situation. The only problem was that the landlord was actually not there. But his mom was.  She brought out all the keys she could find. When none of those worked we were about to give up and call the zone leaders. But Elder Hood feeling inspired said "I wonder if they are behind that bag of clothes on the table." (We could see through the door as the picture gives away.) We grabbed a broken lamp and reached it through and shoved the bag out of the way, revealing the much desired keys! Our lamp shade was too short though so we looked for other things. We found an old kickstand for a bike and some hanger wire. Then we used our previously purchased tape and zip ties and were able to attach these things to our lamp. Creating just the contraption we needed to hook the keys and give us access to the house. An hour after having locked ourselves out we got out again. Too funny!
Another cool experience from this week was that we were out contacting yesterday and passed two kids that we said hi to. When we contacted the next house we realized it was the mom of one of them. After giving her a Book of Mormon and a pamphlet these two boys took us to an apartment complex and tried to get everyone to come out. Only one came out but we were impressed with their natural skill at missionary work. That explains the picture of me with two boys holding a pamphlet.
The last picture is of three really cool guys that are in our area. The two with ties on are amazing converts that basically put the branch on their backs as far as the young adults are concerned. They are amazing examples of what it means to be converted and they have inspired me to magnify whatever calling I get when I get home. From left to right Jonathan, Stephano, Remi. Really cool guys.
That is all the time I have time for this week! President Egbert is in town this week so that'll be fun to have him in zone meeting with us tomorrow as well as interviews. I love you guys! Have an amazing week!
Elder Cooper

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