Timpanogos Temple

Timpanogos Temple

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Halloween

Hey everyone!

It's Monday again, that means it's time for another mission update from everyone's favorite Elder! It's Halloween, and everybody is in the spirit! There were actually a bunch of people who wore their costumes to Wal-Mart and then at the restaurant where we ate lunch. Is that normal? We figured it was probably just a Utah thing. Either way, it was fun to see all of the costumes. We've been able to go to a lot of ward Trunk-or-Treat parties, so that's kind of been the norm this week.

In total, we went to about five parties. There was one on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, two on Friday (we ended up having to go on splits to go to both), and then one more on Saturday. They were all pretty fun, and the food was pretty good too. I was pretty impressed with how much people put into their costumes. I wasn't there to see it, but my companion, Elder Fairbanks, saw someone dressed up as Hagrid. They stood on stilts or something of the sort, so they looked like they were about 9 feet tall. I wish I could have seen it!

On Friday and Saturday night we had the opportunity to go to this Halloween attraction that this family sets up every year in their front yard. It was pretty elaborate for a homemade thing and it was a lot of fun. It was also really special because the creator does it every year and never charges for it, but this year he is taking donations to help a man that has cancer. The fund raiser is gaining a lot of popularity and it is really inspirational to see what one person can do to help out someone in need.

Other then the usual Halloween festivities, not a whole lot went on this last week. We didn't get to go hiking this morning because the kid that always takes us had to work early this morning. It was kind of relaxing being able to sleep in though. Hopefully we'll get to go again next week before it gets too cold. Today has been the normal p-day activities of shopping, laundry, and email. It doesn't get much better than that. Usually p-day ends at 6:00, but since it's Halloween, we aren't allowed to go out proselyting after 5:00, and have to stay in a chapel the rest of the night. It's really nice being able to relax all day and not worry about filling the last three hours of the day.

Well, that's everything I've got for this week. I am continually grateful for the love and support that I receive from everyone. I look forward to writing again next week!

Elder Orchard

Doing Companion study the right way!

Getting into the Halloween spirit.

Elder Fairbanks doing some weekly cleaning.

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