Monday, July 19, 2010
July 12 E-Mail (Sorry I am behind!!!)
First off tell dad the ramps are probably up on the loft. I really can't remember where I put all of that stuff. But there sure was a lot of it. We had zone conference last Friday and I got to see Elder Heiner. That was cool. It was pretty weird to see a familiar face like that. The changes that are happening are we will only have zone conferences every 3 months now. Along with interviews from the President. They are also going to start doing a new way of training missionaries or something. They don't start it until like March in the Mtc, but they want to get the missionaries in the field trained on it as soon as they can so it's not a surprise for us when the missionaries start coming out. So it will be good. We had another pretty slow week here. We have spent a lot of time tracting. We have also been trying to get to become friends with the members to get more referals, and more support. It's hard because the spanish branch and the english ward are at the exact same time. So we have to choose which one to go to. We always go to the spanish branch because it's so small. And I guess because that's how my last companion wanted it to be. But now we are going to start alternating. Because we are strangers to a lot of people in the english ward. Since we have been trying harder to build trust and support from the members we have seen a difference. The other day it was way hot and we were leaving a dinner appointment. We asked the lady for a bottle of water for the road. Well she gave us a whole case. And 3 loaves of bread. And some pop. And her husband works at a dairy so they give us 2 gallons of milk every week. My last transfer we were just strangers to all the members and it made it hard. Because members really do help out so much. So I'm excited to be taking a different approach on things. Yes mom, I have worn my boots. We have been helping our bishop put carpet on his porch for service. He is pretty old so it's a big help to him. Then the other day we got to help a guy fix his van. I'm not really sure what I did, but I fixed it, so that was good. We have to talk in sacrament on the 8th of August. Yay, my favorite!! So maybe between you and Linda Gubler you could send me some stuff on the atonement. And also on service. Just send whatever she has and whatever you can find. I would really appreciate it. That's crazy that Jace's farewell is next Sunday!! He will do great. And I think Nick leaves the Mtc this week yeah? It's so crazy. And half my friends are going on 6 months already!! Time really is flying. It's just so awesome to think of all the examples I have in my life. I meet people all the time who constantly remind me of those examples. It's awesome. I'm very very lucky to have the friends and family I have. So thank you everyone!!! Oh yeah, and I'm still gaining weight ha. I've gained like 32 pounds now or something like that. I feel like all I do on some days is eat. We go from one house to another and people always give us stuff. We are probably going to start jogging in the mornings. My companion wants to lose a lot of weight cause he goes home in December. So I might as well do it too. I think that's about it for this week. Not a whole lot happened. Because of zone conference and we had p-day last Tuesday, it's been a short week since I last wrote. I also spent a day in Othello with a brand new missionary too. It was weird not to be the youngest one in the mission! So I really didn't get to spend a whole lot of time here in my own area. Hopefully I will get to be here this whole week. I know this church is true and I love you all so much. Because of this gospel we can all be with our families after this life!! And for all eternity. And I know that is true and I know that it's only through this church that we can do so. Have a good week. I love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!