Hey everybody, and a Happy Halloween to you all. Needless to say, we're supposed to be indoors after 7 PM on Thursday. The plan is that we're going to hand out candy with pass-along cards stapled to them, so the kids won't know what hit them. I'm planning on dressing up as a missionary this year, though I'm wondering how my mission president would react to me painting on a Harry Potter™ lightning bolt scar on my forehead.
Anyway, in other news, there was a real, live, legit, bona fide Shaolin kung fu monk at church yesterday. He's a card-carrying kung fu master, too. He gave us his business card. We're hoping he converts so he can give us free instructions. He may or may not be the coolest Chinese person to come to our branch in the four years of its existence.
We also had the stake trunk-or-treat activity this past week. The missionaries duties included 1) making sure no little kids got run over by silent hybrid cars and 2) grilling and passing out hot dogs. It was pretty special. Especially the part when the missionaries got all the extra hot dogs and candy at the end.
As far as spiritual news goes, we've had a lot of good lessons. I also am more aware that Heavenly Father guides us through very subtle promptings. We plan our days the night beforehand, and we had several experiences when what we felt like we should plan for turned out exactly where God wanted us to be. I know that the Lord is directing us in this work, and that He is at the head of it. It's so nice to participate in some way.
Have a good and spooky week.
- Elder Daniel Winters