I hope you are having a fun time up in Oregon with Grandma and Grandpa Perry. Happy birthday Grandma Perry! Thanks for all your love and support!
This week has been a busy, but again unnote worthy week. I couldn't go to Brussels this week because of several protest and Bomb threats in Brussels. Fun stuff right? So that is going to mean that I have to make a ton of trips next transfer! I am looking forward to next week as next week is our temple conference! I will also have some stake president give a presentation about communication in a companionship, which will be something I can apply now as a missionary and even later for after a mission.
This week I spent most of the week reorganizing the secretary harddrive and cabinetes. I went through about 400 packets of departed missionaries legal work and got rid of unneeded pages then ordered everything alphabetically by last name. Mom can you believe that I, of all people, would be organized? I still remember back in high school when I had piles of dirty clothes next to my pile of clean clothes... haha how I've changed over the last 18 months. Which reminds me, I have have less than 6 months left! Me and Elder Wilson (who goes home in a week and a half) were talking the other day about our missions. I definately will always love my mission but after 2 years I think I will be ready to move on to the next stages in life. Anyway still get to enjoy it for 6 more months.
Last week I gave a talk in church about obedience, so per usual I got to share the hill side fire story :) It was a hit with the crowd! Afterwards all the young men (Which there are only 2 and they are brothers) came up to me and started talking fireworks with me. Success! I'll summarize my talk with a quote I used in it from Wayne Gretzky "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." I compared this to obedience in the sense that a good saint follows the puck (blessings and help) where they now are but has the chance of missing out on some, while a great saint goes the next step to anticipate where he should be so that he can be in the right place at the right time when the puck gets to him. So be obedient!
Story of the week: We play soccer with a group of Germans and dutch people on Saturday (pday) and there is this 80 year old man John, who we call "Old Man Rivers" and he just plays defense for most of the game and trash talks. But he has this move that we call the 'turn around' because he will be dribbling and will just turn around on a dime and throw the defender off. He did it today to Elder Wilson and knocked him to the ground because it crossed him up so good. Old Man Rivers strikes everyweek! Amazing what you can do at 80
Thats about it! Love you!
Elder Talyon Anderson Perry