Wednesday, February 17, 2010

29 Dec 2009 Letter

Well, since Christmas nothing too special has happened. The work is still the same up here. I am trying to revitalize this area because we've already got done all the easy work. I am trying to set up teaching youth lessons up here because I did that back in [Washington] Terrace, and we got a lot of good teaching opportunities out of that. We'd just get all the youth we could: member, nonmember and less active and teach them. They were always fun.

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

5 Jan 2010 Letter

Dear family,

Well, I got your letter today, and, Mom, you hit the struggle right on the head. It's ok though. I'm working through it, and I think things are going to turn up really soon.

So new year didn't feel like new years, but I guess that is how it is when you get older. The excitement really isn't there anymore. We went to sleep at 1030 because we had to get up early the next morning.

I'm going to send the check Grandma gave me for Christmas home, so be watching for it in the mail.

I hope everything went well with everybody over for the holidays. I bet life is getting a little less hectic now.

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

19 Jan 2010 Letter

Ok, I'll answer the questions you had. Yes, exchanges are normally 24 hours so I get to teach, study, plan, and whatever else goes on with the missionaries. Yeah, I've been a district leader for the last six months. Ja[...] is 13 and he was baptized and received the Aaronic Priesthood last week. His grandparents are ward missionaries. We tracted into them and found out they had an unbaptized grandson.

Next questions. I drive good in the snow. We have an 07 Malibu that we just got the heater fixed on so its warm now. We live in a guest house of the stake patriarch. It's fun stuff.

Transfers are coming up the first week in February and I've been in Farr West for six months so I'm probably gone. That's what Pres O[...] told me, and I figure he doesn't lie too much.

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

26 Jan 2010 Letter

Dear Family,

Our week has been good. This one guy we have taught for the last 4 months is finally getting baptized. His name is N[...] and he never wanted to commit to baptism. I told him that I was more than likely getting transferred the first of February and asked if he would set the 30 of Jan as a goal so I could be there for his baptism. He said he'd pray about it and when we talked to him yesterday, he said he still feels good about it. Fun stuff.

Other than that the work is going normal and everything is good. Next week I'm getting transferred, so we will see where.

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

2 Feb 2010 Letter

Well, I'm sticking close. I'm going to the Rockcliff Stake in Ogden, which is, I guess Washington to the mountain and between about 9th and 2nd street. That's just what I've been told because even though its close, it's a zone away, so I'm not too familiar with it.

We had a cool baptism on Saturday. The spirit was really strong and then the next day, N[...] was confirmed and received the Aaronic Priesthood. The bishop when he asked for the sustaining vote told the congregation that he interviewed N[...] and found out that he had studied the duties and things about the Aaronic priesthood before the interview. Not many people prepare like they should for church calling. Nate is C[...] F[...]'s next door neighbor if you remember him. I'll send a picture of their family.

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

9 Feb 2010 Letter

Dear mom

I'm having a good time in my new area. Since I got here we've started teaching five new people and now have 10 people preparing for baptism. Fun stuff.

We are walking now, but just until our car gets fixed because on exchanges one of the zone leaders crashed it. Our mission is doing a big consistency push wanting us to baptize every week instead of four one week and nothing for the rest of the month. If people keep their commitments, we should be good to go up through the 6 of march baptizing every week.

My new companion is from Washington (#3 from there) and his name is Elder H[...]. He is Samoan and a fun missionary.

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

16 Feb 2010 Letter

Everything's going all right this week. Our investigators here in Rockcliff aren't as dedicated as the ones in Farr West. Out of our 12 investigators with baptismal dates, only two of them made it to church. Too bad we can't take away their agency.

We are finding a lot of new people and having great lessons with them. There is this old man named L[...] that I think really has the childlike qualities. He has Alzhiemer's and totally loves Jesus. He doesn't know too much, but it's fun to teach him. We had a blind magician teach us how to do a magic trick where we make something disappear and so we did it with L[...]. We likened it to our sins, and when we asked where the sins were, he said, "Well, I don't care where they are, I'm just happy they're gone."

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

Oh, yeah, I got the package with the pictures and such thanks

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