(11/2) Halloween Happenings

Things were really happening here in Jonesboro this past week. Agnes (The preacher lady) still wants to join the church, but she has some concerns. As an "ordained minister of Jesus for life", as she put it, Agnes is very involved with other churches and ministries. She wants to be able to continue ministering to others and teaching the gospel and is worried that by joining the church she will no longer be able to do that. We explained to her that this church is very much a missionary church and will provide many opportunities to share the gospel with others. However, she may not be able to serve in the the same way she currently does. Agnes still does not understand priesthood authority and as yet can't see the need to be re-baptized. We are working on it.

Aside from that, it has been another slow week as far as missionary work goes. It was raining a lot this week which did not help at all. But Halloween this year was a blast. The ward here put on a Trunk-or-Treat and a Chili cook-off. This was the first Trunk-or-Treat I had ever been to so I didn't know what to expect. For those like me who don't know what it is either, everyone just parks there car in the parking lot and hands out candy from the trunk (Really, its quite self explanatory). Some people will decorate there trunks to make it more festive. It was lots of fun. For the Chili cook-off, us elders were the judges. We tried 21 different chilies of varying spice and flavor. But I wasn't complaining.

The actually night of Halloween, a member invited all six of us missionaries over for dinner and to carve pumpkins. Elder Ceron, one of the Spanish Elders, is from Mexico and this was his first American Halloween. It was different for him, but he enjoyed it.

As yet another transfer comes to a close, I discovered that I am being transferred. Not only that, but I will also be training. Kind of. The missionary has been through half the training process so I will just be finishing it up. I feel so unprepared for such a calling! But the Lord qualifies whom he calls. Many new adventures await...

"Yea, and then shall the work commence, with the Father among all nations in preparing the way whereby his people may be gathered home to the land of their inheritance." -3 Nephi 21:28 

Y'all be blessed!

Elder Price

The trunk or treat!

Pumpkins we carved

Mr. Pumpkin head

At the ward party...