Just kidding...there aren't any iPads yet haha.
This week is...HALLOWEEN!! I really really REALLY like Halloween. Not as much as Ben does, but I still like it a lot. As a missionary, we cant dress up BUT Elder Davis and I are gonna switch name tags and I'm gonna wear my tie all goofy like he does. Being Elder Davis for Halloween is real scary stuff! Brother Kelly will be on call on Halloween night, so he asked us if we could pass out candy for him. We have to go in at 6 anyway, so we happily complied. He bought over $900 worth of candy....for reals. I counted it out and there is enough candy for a person to eat a full size piece of candy and a handful of little candies everyday for more 7.34 years. HOLY CRAP! How insane is that hahah. He plans on there being a ton left over...I'm gonna get HUGE! Tom and Elder Harris are gonna come over that night and we're gonna make waffles. I got a recipe for Applesauce and Applesauce Pancakes, so I'm gonna do that as well. Fun stuff going on.
I was able to be part of a neat miracle this past week. Some lady who is investigating the Church in Midland called the West Elders and asked if they could go give a blessing to her mom at the hospital here in Odessa. Of course they were willing. The mom only speaks Spanish though, so they picked me up so I could give her the blessing. When we got there she was on life-support and they didn't expect her to live much longer. A lot of her family was there and we needed to explain what the blessing was before they'd let us do it. As I blessed her, though, I felt inspired to tell her that based on faith of her family she could be healed. It was a neat blessing. Then, a few days later we got a call to go back there and give another blessing. This time the same woman was up and walking around, just a few hours from being discharged. He family was amazed by the miracle and asked it we would give another blessing. We did, of course. This time as I blessed her I told her that God has a very special plan for her and she still needed time to get it all done. It was so so neat to feel those words come to me. I know that in both instances they weren't my words. I'd be way to scared to make promises like that without some guidance! Anyway, she's investigating the church now as well and her daughter who called us is getting baptized. It's cool to be able to be part of things like that. Missionary work is neat.
This Thursday we have a mission tour. It's just like a giant Zone Conference except with 5 zones. One of the members of the 70 will be coming down to instruct us. I am real excited. Last time we had a gereneral authoruity it was Elder Walker and he inspired me a lot. They asked me to lead the music. I have no idea why they asked me...there are a lot more qualified people, but I gladly accepted the invitation! I guess all those times leading the music in Priesthood opening exercise was worth it!
Transfer calls are. I can't believe how fast this transfer went! It still feels like that Davis got here. I'm scared. I've been in Odessa for 6 months almost and I don't want to leave! I want to stay one more at least...and I want Tom to stay as well. I know I'm not in charge of the transfer board, that's the Lord's job, so I'll be happy and willing with whatever call comes.
I love y'all so much. Have a lot of fun this Halloween and be safe!! DOn't forget to pray!