Wednesday, April 29, 2009

28 April 2009 Letter

Dear Family,

The work up here is pressing forward. I gave my last talk on sunday, that I've been asked to do. I talked about building and sustaining your testimony and tied it in to missionary work.

We have 2 baptisms scheduled for this saturday, but 1 of them is going to fall through, most likely. This is because he is having trouble giving up smoking, and we keep setting goals for him to quit, but it hasn't happened yet. So we expect 1 for this weekend.

[...] is the smoker, and his whole situation is weird. He needs to be interviewed by the mission president because his father was a polygamist.

I was sick yesterday, but I'm feeling a whole bunch better today. I threw up for the 1st time in 8 years. Being sick isn't any fun.

Love, E[...] M[...]

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

21 April 2009 Letter

Dear family,

My companion is Elder E[...]. He is a good guy, been out 2x as long as me and is from N Carolina.

So I gave one talk on Sunday, cancelled one and moved another to this Sunday because of B[...]'s baptism and other things I couldn't get out of. I wrote a talk then didn't even use it. I just talked for 15 minutes about receiving revelation through the scriptures and how having faith leads to sharing with others.

B[...] was baptized and I'll send a picture. We are also teaching a guy named J[...] H[...]. Is used to be member of the RLDS church but now wants to be baptized into ours. He has the same mannerisms and a similar personality to J[...] T[...]. I really like teaching him and helping over his smoking habit. We had to move his baptism date to May 2 because of the smoking issue, but we have him down from 2 packs a day to 0 or 1.

Love, E[...] M[...]

Well, I am on the Family history computers and it has Windows 2000 and won't support my camera so next week I'll send pictures.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

14 April 2009 Letter

Hey family,

I'm not being transfered but I have a new comp. His name is [...]. Thanks for the Easter basket and you can tell [...] that I can only write immediate family members from email.

Everything is good here and I'm glad to be staying. I have to give 3 talks next week and I'm not too excited for that, but I'll just write 1 and use it 3 times.

Love, Elder M[...]

Thursday, April 9, 2009

7 April 2009 Letter

[...] Transfers are next week. [...]

This week we baptised E[...] M[...]. It went well. We have been trying our best to get new investigators and have not had much luck. So the Lord gives us some for our efforts. We started teaching this guy J[...] H[...] who wants to be baptized so he can marry his girlfriend in the temple eventually. The best part is he told us he wants to get baptized this month which goes right along with our 3 week conversion cycle. It shows that the Lord rewards hard work.

Love, E[...] M[...]