Tuesday, October 20, 2015

#NewKicks #Lutheran Church #Title of Liberty

Dear Family,

I sent all the Nebraska Football Memorial Stadium pictures last week but that picture of the waterfall if the biggest one that that company has ever done and it sure looked pretty cool. We pretty much saw the whole place, we couldn't go into the locker rooms or the weight room but oh well. They had a sweet three screen video that they showed all the Heisman Trophies that Nebraska has gotten on the highlight films and that was dope! They have a really awesome get up. I'm not sure if everyone was able to see the video of us getting pumped up and running out of the tunnel on to the field but that was a sweet feeling. I'm not even that into football and there were like 4 leaf blowers in the stands but it was super awesome! We met two of their players, Gangwish and some other dude I that I can't remember...if you look at their lineup, the one who's name I can't remember has the BEST mustache picture known to mankind!

We had zone training last week and Elder Pacheco and I were asked to give a 10 min. training on how can we increase our faith to change? We wanted to make this the most spiritual/awesome training we could make up so we were going to do the full Captain Moroni making the Title of Liberty, like wearing armor and ripping a shirt in front of everyone, but we figured we didn't have enough time. We were able to borrow some armor from our neighbor Mark who Larps and makes his own armor and stuff. We made the Title of Liberty and made it look all worn and it looked pretty legit. Then after training, we got some pictures of people wearing the armor. 

Seward has been kind of a slow area lately...we have just been doing a lot of street contacting but really nothing is coming from it and we are getting low on miles, but good thing this Friday we will get new miles. Anyway, we were at the church playing a little bit of basketball to finish off our lunch break when we noticed two dudes were watching us through a window, well they came out and challenged us to a 2v2, there were about 10 of them and they were all seniors skipping class but it was still fun, we lost 12-10. After we played I soooo regretted playing, my throat was just on fire from the cold and also from still being a little sick but it was a fun game and they were pretty funny. At one point in the game one of the seniors was running around with a corn stalk trying to tickle us while we played and tried swatting the ball with it. Too bad we can't have Go-Pro's or something on us at all times recording cause it would have been super funny to watch!

Saturday we went to St. John's Lutheran Church in Seward with Merlin, Merlin is the guy that took us to the zoo a couple three weeks ago. I guess he's done church swaps with missionaries before so one of these weeks he will be coming to our church but it was pretty cool to go. We talked to the pastor for a while and he was pretty chill with us. A lot of standing and sitting made it hard to go to sleep. :P

I also got some new tennis shoes!! The ones I came out with are pretty much destroyed...I was getting made fun of at Foodnet because we park in all these weeds and by the time I walk in Foodnet I have these long strands of grass stuck to my shoes because the bottoms were falling off. But good thing I have a good friend in Seward that takes care of me!! Brandy bought me some SWEET Puma's off Ebay and holy cow are they awesome!! That and they look pretty legit so that made me super happy. Brandy also hooked me up with a "Sick Basket" Friday to help me get better. :) Seward might be a place that is hard to get investigators or people that really want to learn about the gospel, but I sure have made some good, life long friends here and have sure learned/grown a lot from them. We have awesome people like Brandy that first of all keeps us in line and looks after me. The Dolzals who would do anything for us, that and she is pretty much mom to us, does our laundry, gives us meds when sick, gives us TP when we run out. :P and makes sure we aren't freezing to death when it gets cold. We have the Johnson's who's most likely going to take us to Harvest Corn on Wednesday, that will be fun!! We have the Bakers who invited us over to carve pumpkins on Saturday cause I told them I haven't carved any for 2 years and they said I could this Saturday. :)

This week should be pretty legit and full of fun adventure so hopefully next weeks email will be as good and as long as this one!! It has only taken me 23 1/2 months but I'm starting to figure out this weekly email writing. Have a good week everyone!!

Love, Elder Searle

 Branch Mission Leaders

 Elder Pacheco is always cold. :)