Elder Kyle Shannon :)

Elder Kyle Shannon :)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Boys II Elders

Hello, 

This week has just been absolutely crazy. So many events happened this week. So everyday for the week and a half during our lunch break we have been practicing a dance for our ward conference weekend and also the Samoan ward because they were having a missionary weekend which I will talk a little more about later. But ya we have been doing that every day for an hour. There are 6 of us missionaries in the dance. 
Thursday we went on trade off with the Samoan Elders that live with us. I went with Elder Salesa in there area. They get to cover the whole stake which is pretty cool. I wasn't able to do much because I can't really speak Samoan except for a few words but it was still fun. It was still really good though. We had a pretty good day. 
Friday came around and things just got crazy. We were in the middle of personal study and randomly my companion gets out of his desk super quick to go look in the mirror. 10 seconds later we just hear him scream and the Samoan Elders and I all rushed to him to see what was wrong and he just says "I think I have lice." We all started cracking up. He is freaking out about it. We went and got him some stuff to help get rid of it and it really through off our whole day because we were supposed to have weekly planning that day but we couldn't because he was busy getting rid of his lice. We all think its just dandruff and he has a dry scalp because non of us have it and he says he thinks he has had it for over a month. Its funny because he is just super paranoid all the time about it a we sometimes make fun of it for him lol. 
Later that night was when we performed our dance. Let me tell you now, it was freaking LIT! We first did it in our ward during our Aloha night that they were having for our ward conference weekend. It was super fun. After we performed at that on we had to go to the other ward to do it for them straight after. It was super fun because all of the members were pumped. Everyone heard that we were doing a dance but they didn't know how good it was actually going to be. The ward mission leader in the Samoan ward said that they were going to make us t-shirts for the dance. So we came up with a design and a group name. I will get a picture of the shirts next week. But they are dope! Our group name was "Boys II Elders". So that was really fun to do. 
Alright I should probs share a spiritual experience from this week because I haven't yet. Late Friday night at 10:30 we get a call from one of our members telling us that her 3 year old son was just recently rushed to the hospital in intensive care. I forgot what it is that he has but he has some sort of disease when he was born and its been pretty bad ever since than. She asked if we could come give her son a blessing. So at 10:30 pm we drove to the hospital in the city to give a blessing. It was a super cool experience because it was super late we were both tired and we just wanted to sleep but we were blessed for it. We felt the spirit super strong. The next morning we got a message from her telling us that her son is doing much better which was awesome because it wasn't looking super good at the start but he is doing better. 
Elder Whalley and I just felt really good after that. We still haven't made up the sleep from that night but still worth it because we felt we were fulfilling our callings not only as missionaries but as priesthood holders. That next morning we participated in the missionary weekend for the Samoan ward. We went on splits with there members and did some tracting and trying to get the members more involved. It was super fun. We had a massive feed afterwards which is always a plus. Sunday was really good. Church was awesome. 
In Gospel Principals class we talked and read about baptism. We have this investigator, Bro Taylor whose wife and kids are all members but him. He has been getting taught for ages and comes to church every week and participates he just won't get baptized. But the lesson was really good because he had some concerns about it that we didn't really know about and we were able to answer his questions. We are almost there with him we just have to keep praying. So that is pretty much my week.
 I hope you have a great week. I love ya heaps!


Elder Shannon     

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