Saturday, February 25, 2017

Beauty All Around...

Monday, Feb 20, 2017                                                           Onalaska, TX

" So for P-day we went to this members house and we rode golf carts and fished in the lake, and played with their horses. It was pretty fun.

We did some service this week for a member who wants to build a garden. Half of it they are going to put in fruit trees. We rototilled this huge area, and the rototiller was kinda broken, so we had to push it. After that we dug 22 holes about 4 feet deep and pretty wide ( not sure how wide cause we just eyeballed it). They only had 2 shovels and there was three of us, so I had to use the post hole diggers. For those of you that have used post hole diggers, you know that they are not fun, especially when you're just trying to dig a big wide hole and not a deep one-we took turns-it was super tiring. When we were done the member took us to Whataburger(which is now my new favorite fast food place) and then we did an hour of power. 

On Friday, President Drake came to our district meeting. He all of a sudden showed up, so that was fun. It turned our group of 4, to a group of 6. After that we did physical therapy for a member in our ward. At the end of the day we got a mini missionary( a youth member who goes out with the missionaries for the day).

Sunday we were in a meeting and my awesome companion looks over and says that I have a nice purple tie. I laugh and told him that was a good one. He was confused. I asked him if it was really purple (cause I can't see purple(color blind). He said yes. I asked the sisters as a backup and they said it was purple. I have had this tie for 5 to 6 months thinking it was 5 shades of blue and a couple shades of gray, but really it was 5 shades of purple and a couple shades of gray. At the end of church I was talking to a member and she is also color blind, so she thought it was blue and gray, so we agreed we both have the right taste in style. After church we visited a family that some members referred us to. They are pretty solid. They asked good questions and hopefully they will be there at church next week. After that our mini missionary went back. He did great.

There is beauty all around. Brigham Young said, " Let the people be holy, and the earth under their feet will be holy. Let the people be holy, and filled with the Spirit of God, and every animal and creeping thing will be filled with peace... The more purity that exists, the less is the strife; the more kind we are to our animals, the more will peace increase..." 
Elder Saunders
*note from mom and Dad: In July of last year, Elder Saunders lost his dog, Lucy. We were so happy to get the following pictures. He has made a friend with a special dog named Rocky**
Teaching in Onalaska. Sweet member sent us this picture Feb 2017

An elder and his (borrowed) dog  Feb 2017

Elder Saunders and his buddy, Rocky Feb 2017

An elder and his (borrowed) horse Feb 2017

Just horsin around Feb 2017

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