Those of you who know your stuff will realize that my title for this email is totally quoting Michael Jackson's Thriller. Congratulations.
Last week was Halloween.
It was also absolutely insane. Just a few highlights:
-HALLOWEEN! Mostly the missionaries were in charge of running that show. And those of you who know me well know that when I plan a party, I plan it to the nines... My poor district, muahahaha. But the event itself was said to be the best Halloween this ward has ever seen, so that was pretty legit:) Bobbing for apples, hanging donuts, candy walk, haunted house, face paint, shooting at bottles, trick-or-treat doors, costume contest, Halloween treats and decorations... everyone followed through with their parts and it was glorious. Close to twenty nonmembers came, (in a ward with maybe seventy in attendance each week,) and I was so happy when it was all over, haha...
-SKINNER FAMILY!!! Right when the party ended and we were ready to go tear down our forty cardboard boxes worth of haunted house, out of the blue two of my friends from Tokyo showed up. I basically exploded. I can't even describe it. It was good.
-We'd been in the apartment all day between a head cold and weekly planning when someone rang the doorbell. Answered the door and some guy was going door to door selling apples. So, we bought some apples and gave him a Book of Mormon, invited him to English class and also church, and sent him on his merry way. 'Twas a good time.
Spiritual thought of the week: The Lord knows exactly where you are and what you need. He also knows what you can do and what you need to do to help others. Although life will not always be easy, it will always be the best it can be, whether or not you can see the other side of the glass. It's easy to get frustrated with your own lack or growth or the fact that you seem to be hitting dead end after dead end, and but you might be the right force to break through that wall.
And sometimes you just have to write "CHURCH" on your investigator's calendar on every Sunday for the rest of the year to show her that you really do want her to come. (Yes, she came to church.)
Pictures: Um. Yeah. And also Remi and Anna and us as minions:)