Monday, February 27, 2017

The other side of the candy coated shoelace

There's something about eating tinfoil that just starts the day off right. Also, not all beefy fritos burritos are created equal. Some taco bell workers just don't know how to make them quite right. cmon now.

We saw Randy again this week and he didn't remember anything we taught him last we taught it all again. Also we arranged a ride to pick him up for church and the ride showed up and he wasn't there :(

We also saw Daniel this week. He is Reading the Book of Mormon to analyze the text, not for spiritual nourishment and is being critical of the language used in the Book of Mormon. Cmon man. "Well this guy Nephi uses to many words. And he weaves in and out of king james language and not." It literally doesnt matter man! Get over it! Cause thats not what it's about. It's not a New York Times bestselling contender, it's the Word of God! You may be able to tell that I get so frustrated when people obsess over things like supposed "facts" and other things that straight up don't matter when it comes to Faith in Jesus Christ and repentance which as we talked about at Zone Conference this week are pretty much the two most important parts of the doctrine of Christ.

We picked up some new investigators this week. Ryan and his gf Sandy. Ryan has a nephew on a mission right now who referred him like a year ago and the elders that went over a year ago never followed we did! We taught them a few days ago and are going back this week.

My padawan Elder Walgamott became my tie padawan this week as i showed him the ways of tie crafting. We made matching ties and wore them to church. the ward was so psyched! They love us, i think. I might be a little obnoxious sometimes but 'd like to think they enjoy having us around and preaching the gospel in their 'hood.

Please read Alma 32 and experiment upon the words. Then go skateboard

- Elder Poulsen

You can put these pics on your local billboard

tie frendz

Here's some pics of Front Royal this week, not particularly themed or noted with candy canes or corns.

One of the funniest mustangs ive seen. I just cant help but laugh so hard when i see stuff like this. "team facepunch" I'm sure the owner thinks its so cool. I think it's a joke. Wow im such a jerk sometimes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"Stay outta this neighborhood"

No you're not hardcore

Yesterday I paid $19 for the worst haircut I've ever gotten this lady nearly shaved me bald like what the heck! Don't expect too many pics of me until it grows back because i look ridiculous. Never getting a haircut in virginia again. I'll cut it myself next time.

So on wednesday I went to columbia to pick up my trainee! His name is Elder Walgamott and nobody can say his name everybody struggles its so funny haha. He is one of 16 kids from Middleton, Idaho. Yup, 16. I don't think I could have asked for a better greenie, he's super fired up and he's coming along really well! I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to teach him how to share this wonderful gospel with people.

We picked up a new investigator this week, his name's Daniel. He was taught like 3 years ago and we went over and taught him. He is one of those people that needs facts to believe, but he's also very religious. So we had a really good talk with him and helped him realize that he has faith in Jesus Christ which isn't based on facts, and that he can exercise that same faith to find out whether or not the Book of Mormon is true!

So the other night we went to go knock on this door in the "sketchy" part of Front Royal according to the locals, but it hon

estly doesnt seem bad to me at all. I dont know if thats just me or what, but anyways. So we knock on this door and this guy opens it and he's like shaking. And he looks at us with this crazy look and after us telling him what we were doing he said "stay outta this neighborhood" and I was like "why" and then he started shaking more like he was gonna fall over and then he slammed the door.

Here's pics, if you put these on your fridge make sure you color in extra hair on my head

1. Elder Walgamott's first night out!

2. father and son

3. spotted the new fiat 124 spyder! too bad it was an automatic, people are ridiculous. Hopefully that didnt offend anyone

4. tried to find a cave with the luray elders yesterday. here is my feet

5. Audi A3 on some OZs. Sounds so good too.

Unless you live hardcore.
-Elder Poulsen

Monday, February 13, 2017

I"m Tr8ning

Yup you heard it here first, President Christianen called me yesterday and told me I'm training a new missionary here in Front Royal! Tranferz are Wednesday that's when I pick up my greenie. Kinda crazy haha. I'm excited, I think.

This week was super bummer-ish at first cause I was sick and my stupid voice didn't work so I couldn't talk but then on Saturday the sickest thing happened after I prayed supr hard and drank tons of water and my voice decided to work. So E Schick and I were rollin down the street and we start talking to this guy named Randy. We gave him a Book of Mormon and stuff and he asked us to come over and teach him, so we set up an appointment for next week. Then later that night we were walking down Main St in Front Royal and this guy comes running out of this restaurant at us and it was him! And he's like "I'm so glad I saw you guys! I have time right now! Will you teach me?" And so we sit down and teach him the best Restoration lesson Elder Schick and I have ever taught together, and Randy asked the best questions. And I'm thinking like, am I dreaming right now? It was wild! So stoked, he wants to come to church and be baptized and all of that good stuff that makes people the happiest!

Another cool thing happened last monday night. So we've been teaching these 4 kids that a family in the ward, the Dingesses, adopted from the Philippines because 3 of them are baptismal age and want to be baptized, but they have to wait until the adoption is final. So after the lesson they asked me if I would skateboard for them. So I went out on this tiny little slab of concrete and started shredding in my wingtips on one of their skateboards and the kids just flipped out. It was probably the first time they've actually seen someone skateboard. Also we taught them a great lesson, which is most important of course.


1. plan of salvation 4 you & your friends. Handed out a ton of these the other night we were mobbin so hard

2. 4evr teen life. missionary mirror mug

3. i made this tie out of a ladies shirt i found at a church building with a sign that said "free". it resembles a milkshake cup. When i wear it it makes me happy because i think of milkshakes. It is my milkshake tie. A member also pointed out that it looks like an early 90s suzuki. Can't argue with that. Gotta love the suzuki sidekick lolololololololol

Enjoy your banana peel, don't forget to salt it first,

- Elder Poulsen