Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Feliz Dia de Pacua

Friends and Family, 

Happy Day after Easter! Hopefully you all had a great Easter weekend. 

We had Zone Conference this past week, and it was centered primarily on Easter and what Easter means. It was really nice getting to see Elder Favila and Elder Wunderlich again. I haven't seen Elder Favila since that first day in the field and I have now officially made contact with all 5 members of the Yak Pak since we parted ways after being stranded in the Yakima Airport. 

Earlier in the week we went to go and contact some of the formers in our area and this one couple asked us to come back in 15 minutes. We decided that we'd go and knock a couple doors and try and share the #Hallelujah video with some people. The first door we knocked we found a family sitting around a table dying Easter eggs. We introduced ourselves and took some time to get to know them, and explained what we do as missionaries. We asked if we could come in and share an Easter message with the family, and the wife happily let us in. 

We sat around the table as the three children decorated their eggs with pirate hats, and asked what Easter meant to them as a family. As we all discussed the feelings we had towards Easter, we transitioned into the message of the Restoration of the Gospel. The father mentioned that many years ago, an LDS family he had known shared a copy of the Book of Mormon with him and invited him to read and pray about it. He had read a large portion of it, but never prayed. They were such a cool family, and it was great getting to share some of the happiness that comes from the gospel with them. 

Earlier today some guy came up to us as we were buying groceries and told us that he didn't know why but he wanted to give us a $30 gift card to help us pay for groceries. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers for us, they are being answered! 

Con Mucho Amor, 

Elder King

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