Monday, June 15, 2015

The Adventures of a PB&J

Dear Family,

I am going to start off with the story of Elder Searle who was hungry. It started on a humid day in Milford Nebraska, we worked all day and just got home for the night and had just finished planning for the next day when Elder Searle's stomach was making noises. So I decided to make a PB&J! So I start making the sandwich and realize that I put the piece of bread in a mile of I throw it away of course, cleaned up the ants again for like the 15th time (we just can't get rid of them) so I start making another sandwich, I got to the same spot as the last sandwich when I realized I had little black spots in my peanut butter, so I look and I got ants on the lid, since I moved the lid to clean up the ants, I put the lid back on so now there are ants in the peanut butter....I gave up, threw it all away and made some gross oatmeal. Who knew it would be so hard to make a late night that's how my week started!

We had zone conference in Grand Island and this was the last time that we would see President and Sister it was a kind of sad conference, President Weston gave us his departing interview questions to think about and they talked about President and Sister Gardner who will be taking over. So that took most of the day.

Wednesday was sooooo hot and humid!! It was just gross. The first thing we did in the day was to go help an older lady who we check up on,  and she wanted us to pull weeds for her. While doing this, Elder Hansen and I looked like we were shining with all the sweat. Then, she normally gives us coupons and some money to go buy lunch but today she decided to make us a good "grandma meal" so she made us chili....Good Gosh that thing sat like a rock...nothing like a good ol' hot bowl of chili after a hard day of working. :)

Thursday we had 3 1/2 inches of rain and are most likely getting the same amount from last night and today. We have had so much rain! The storm Thursday blew over a center pivot that is by Milford, across from the Poo Farm and those things are pretty heavy and I have no clue how the wind caught it, but it flipped it over and broke it.

Saturday we played Uno Attack with a family, they invited us over for dinner. The dad was on the phone most of the time with his son who lives in Washington, so we played the game with the wife and 2 kids. One just graduated and the other one is a sophomore I think. She is the one that threw the cat at Elder Hansen a couple three months ago. It was fun time and I won the game 3 times!!

Sunday we were able to go over with Brother Thompson and talk to his neighbor. Bro Thompson called us and said that he set up a time with his neighbor for us to come over! :D First time that has happened to us where a member set up an appointment. We talked about the Plan of Salvation because he was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. It's in his lungs and the back of his throat. He is only 37, never smoked never did drugs. He is a really good man and just starting to want to figure out what all happens after this life and stuff about his family. So we were able to do that for him.

Also, the funny, silly pics that we took....that's what we are going to give our branch mission leader for his birthday!! We are going to frame one of them and give it to him today. We wanted to make sure that he would never forget us and tried to get the pictures as random and funny as we could get. :)

Love you all!!

Elder Searle

 Last time seeing President and Sister Weston
 Elder Searle & Elder Jenkins
 Elder Searle & Elder McMurray

 Probably what he was thinking with his ant sandwich :)

 Elder Searle & Elder Hansen are quite the characters!! Lol!!