Hey Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, and Everyone!
Elder Bias and I will be companions for one more transfer here in Glen Burnie!
I am happy to hear your vacation went well up to Sequoia. It sounded like you both had a lot of fun! I saw how much snow was still there and thought it must have been a welcome break from all the hot weather!
I am glad your poppy trip went well. There was a good amount from what I could see. They looked really pretty.
Things are well with Elder Bias and myself. Our investigator Joel was able to make it to the Priesthood session and both of the Sunday sessions of conference. He loved both of them! We watched it at our Ward Mission Leader’s house and there was also a recent convert who watched it with us. We had a pretty good discussion with Joel, and he hopes to be baptized on April 22nd. Please continue to pray for him. I would say that was probably the most exciting thing this week!
Today we played a game called Smear. It also goes by the names of K.I.L.L and Ultimate. Basically everyone gets in a circle and juggles a volleyball like a soccer ball. After four juggles, the ball becomes live and it turns into dodgeball. So after the fourth juggle you catch and throw. If you get hit, you are out until the person who hit you gets out, at which point you come back into the circle. You win when you get everyone out. We played that for a good 4 hours for our district activity. Lots of fun!
The best meal I had this week was before the Priesthood session of Conference. The Elders Quorum for our ward and the Pasadena Ward brought in a bunch of different pies and pizzas! Not the most original of meals, but tasty nonetheless. The best pie was this really good apple one. (Apple pie is his favorite)
Recently I have been singing just about all the time. It helps me relax and I sing just about everything that I can, from Rock of Ages (hymn) to Rock of Ages (Def Leppard) haha! Mostly hymns, but sometimes I catch a snippet of a song from a car driving by and if I recognize it, I will usually start singing it. I had an exchange with one of my Zone Leaders, Elder Rowley, and he said he was going to ask Sister Johnson if I could sing in Why I Believe. That would be pretty cool, though it has been a while since I sang for a crowd. It is at the DC Temple Visitor Center’s auditorium, which is pretty sizable, so I may have to get used to that! I will probably practice it at a zone conference/ training before I do the Temple Visitor Center. Elder Bias likes it when I make up medleys that shift from classic rock to bluegrass to jazz to spirituals to show tunes to indie music. It is kind of hard, but he will say a few songs and I will try and make something up. We have kept ourselves occupied at night.
I hope you are all well and safe! I love you all this much <—>. See, it is a line. Never ends! 😉
Elder Jacob Norris
Washington D.C. North Mission
Trust God, Good Things Will Come 🙂