Transfer calls came Saturday afternoon to give us more time to say goodbye to all the people we know which was awesome. So Elder Beus is leaving to Newbury Park which is right next to Thousand Oaks. My new Companion is Elder Randall Robinson, who I served around when I first got into the mission, so we're gonna have fun! Elder Hurst is going to Camarillo with my old companion Elder Slaugh. Elder Thornell is staying and he's already been here for 6 months so we're calling him the Lompoc Dinosaur!
Elders Thornell and Beus as clone trooper missionaries
Elder Stout and Hurst with the clone trooper missionaries
Elder Stout in
the Hat shop
Elder Hurst with clogs on
Elder Stout's purchase....fish socks!!
The Lompoc Missionaries with their Solvang hats and socks!!
My family is great, my bro has a lot to do in preparation for his mission. He says people think his mission is cooler but I'm working on fixing that! [Note: Elder Stout's younger brother, Sam, has just received his mission call to Hong Kong!]
We had a really good lesson with Juan, Shilo and Ty. We watched the full Prophet of the Restoration with them. It helped them see what role Joseph Smith and the Book Of Mormon play and how there has always been opposition against prophets, but the gospel/God's purposes cannot be hindered by man. The Topete family came to church this week! Chris is 12 and is working to receive the priesthood, Will is 8 and wants to be baptized. They are both keeping their commitments to read the children's Book Of Mormon a little each day to finish it by the new year and pray each day. We had a lesson with Ella last week and took Josh Fielding who is preparing for a mission. We read Alma 32 with her and committed her to read a Plan of Salvation pamphlet. Wednesday we had an awesome ward Halloween trunk or treat! There was a Chili/Mac and Cheese cook off, Elder Beus and I played games with the kids and did the Doughnut on a string eating contest! Lots of less actives and investigators came to that. Elder Beus is doing good. He's just bummed to leave and say goodbye to everyone. He hasn't been south or around rich people yet so he's kinda nervous, but he'll do good. I know that the Lord sends us where we need to go for a reason and that he has a plan for individuals to receive the gospel through certain missionaries and people. I know that this work is directed by the Lord and when we trust his will and guidance we cannot go astray.
For service we helped an investigator, named Ron, go through his stuff and be able to live in his house. He hoards a lot of stuff, He has 2 giant containers full of stuff that we started going through! He really appreciates our help and seems to have progressed in learning the gospel. Sunday he went to the church and watched some conference which Elders Thornell and Hurst put on for him.