the turtle we found while cleaning up in a field
We went to the zoo last Monday! It was awesome! There were a couple of elephants with a baby elephant. They were cool. My favorite part was watching the sea otters swim around. They were so graceful and it was beautiful. It was like watching an underwater dance. I'm a fan of the otter :)
Saturday, we did more tornado cleanup! I tell you what, those tornadoes are a force to be reckoned with! Cleaning up from a tornado takes a long, long time! The house we helped clean up belongs to the neice of one of the senior missionaries that works in the office. It was a good time :)
Yesterday, in Elders Quorum, we talked about the role a father has in the gospel. I learned that it's the father's responsibility to make sure the gospel "happens" in his home. So he's the one who makes sure FHE, family prayer, family scripture study, etc. happen. That was cool to learn about.
We also taught some recently-baptized kids yesterday. They're the son and daughter of a couple who are both converts of about 5 years (he was Baptist, she was Apostolic). They're the Partons. The kids names are Elisha (8 years old) and Leila (9 years old). We taught them the Restoration. It was fun to try to keep their attention! When we talked about the Book of Mormon, the idea came to mind, "Sing 'Book of Mormon Stories!'" So we did! They didn't know it, so we sang it once (complete with hand actions) and then sang it again while they did the hand actions with us. It was awesome! The kids were much more alive after that. Good times :) Elisha prayed at the end of the lesson and it was nice to hear a child pray again--they're so good at it!
That's all for this week. Thanks for all of your prayers and good wishes and letters and whatnot. Love ya! :)