Monday, March 13, 2017

The Fantastic Four, The Three Amigos, And The Dynamic Duo

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
that I stay and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on.

This week was very sad, in that we went from a companionship of four down to a companionship of two. An Elder was going home in the mission on Wednesday, so President Blatter called us and told us that Elder Muñoz was getting emergency transferred to replace the Elder who was leaving. We were all very sad to see Elder Muñoz go, and we took him away that night. This left is in an awkward, 3 person companionship, but it was still fun. We went knocking doors the next day had a grand old time, when we got another phone call. It was President again. Another Elder was going home somewhere else in the mission, and President wanted Elder Budge to replace him because he didn't like awkward missionary companionships that included a 3rd wheel. (Like that guy that always ruins your dates).
So, on Friday we took Elder Budge to his new destination and said farewell to him there. In just a matter of days our companionship was halved. 
In the modified words of the Beatles:
"Suddenly we're not half the companionship we used to be.
There's a shadow hanging over me
O, yesterday came suddenly.
Why'd they have to go?
I don't know, Pres wouldn't say.
Someone did something wrong,
Now I long for yesterday."

Other than what I just conveyed, I cannot think of anything else that happened this week.
Oh wait, hold it!
Oh here are some crazy things we heard this week!
1. There is a group of people here that call themselves the "Ramthafarian". They are mostly centered in Yelm, where they have a "Ramtha School of Enlightenment". As far as I have been able to tell, they believe that every time there are clouds covering Mount Rainier (so, almost always), it means that alien ships or something are dropping off lizard baby eggs inside the mountain. Someday the mountain is going to blow up or open up or something and hundreds of creepy lizard things are going to come out and eat everyone who doesn't have copper covering their house and have purple on the house or something. I am seriously not making this up. I am obviously not the most reliable source for all of this, but it is true. They really believe that kind of stuff. And you can look it up! It is very interesting. Anyway, I can't judge them, right? Article of Faith 1:11
11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
2. We met a man this week who tried really hard to convince us that the world was flat! He says everybody else in the world is just trying to get us to believe this lie they've created that the world is round. What is his source? YouTube. He was totally convinced. He shared a lot of his.... knowledge about it with us. I remain very unconvinced. He had a very strong belief in God, though. He was a good man. I just found it interesting that he felt like everyone else was brainwashed in school and by the TV, but his source was some random guy on Youtube... Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Elder Benge

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