Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Did You Know Pumpkin Is A Squash?!

Dear Family,

This week has just blown by! We had a pretty funny thing happen this week. The Federal Way Stake is making a large emphasis on visiting and helping prospective elders to receive the Priesthood. So, Elder Scheidell and I got a ward list of prospective elders and we have been going out trying to contact and see if they even still live here. We have done a lot already, but this one in particular was funny.

We chose a name from the prospective elders list and decided to go knock on the door. When we were walking up to the door, behind the bush was a window and someone at the window told us that he wants us to come in and talk to him. We asked if the prospective elder still lived here, but I don't think he understood what he said.

So we went up to the door and knocked. Someone answered and we asked him if the prospective elder still lived here. He said no and that he moved out over a year ago. Then he asked, did you come to see Lupe (pronounced Lou-pay)? Lupe called from the downstairs and said, "Yes! I told them to come!"

So we went in and walked down the stairs. Lupe was in a wheel chair and he was super excited to see us. Long story short, he told us that he was baptized a long time ago, but he didn't get all of his "new member lessons" because he moved away from Hawaii to Seatac. He found the missionaries there, but lost contact again when he moved here in Federal Way.

He had no clue where to go to find the church, or anyone from the church, so he waited. He saw us pass on our bikes a few times and he told us that each time he saw us, he said that he wanted to talk to us. So when he saw us come up to his house, he threw open the window and invited us in.

So, while we were looking for prospective elders who are interested to receive the Priesthood, we happened to find one in the house of one that moved out. It is funny! God knows what His children stand in need of. He will help you. You just have to wait and have faith. The Lord's timing is the best timing.

I hope you all have a great week!

Elder Steiner.

P.S. Oh, and if you wanted to know why the weird title, here it is:

Elder Scheidell and I got some Pumpkin Pie for dessert on Tuesday. When Sister G brought it out, she said, "We had to make sure you got your vegetables." Elder Scheidell was surprised. He said he thought it was a fruit. Sister G said, "Well, it is a squash, so vegetable."

Then we used that question for lots of our contacting approaches this week. Just imagine how funny it is, two missionaries coming up to you. You already know they are going to talk about God in some way. Then the question comes, "Did you know that Pumpkin is a squash?

Wow! This is a great view! There are plenty here in Lakota Creek!
It is always great to get invited back to one of your past areas for the baptism of someone you taught! This is Alex and Melodie. They are a part of the family that Elder Palmer and I worked very hard to meet with.

I have a watch tan line! Oh, yea!
I got this picture from the mission blog (wfwmission.blogspot.com). This was the mission devotional a couple of weeks ago at the Graham Stake Center. The one that looks just like our stake center. I look very short next to Elder Pickney!
My funny face this morning.

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