The week was good. My last companion said he would send me some pictures of me and the person I baptized.
My new companion Elder Dean is from Vancouver Washington. He has been out for 9 months.
Weather is OK here. It's been sunny about every day.
got 4 new investigators. Almost 2 of them have a baptismal date and we
almost got a 5th investigator, 3rd with a baptismal date, but he wasn't at our
lesson. The zone leaders got a call from a mom saying her kids want to
be baptized. So they had the first lesson and set the date with her three
sons. They didn't know what area it was in, but once they found out they
told us. So when we went over, only two had a lesson with us, so we count
only two of the three as our investigators.
I will know what mission I will be in 100% for sure after the next
transfer, whoever is in Flagstaff then will be in the Phoenix mission.
companion is our designated driver, so I don't really get to drive. There is really no point because most likely I will be leaving the area
and he will be staying. Also my previous companion had some crazy thing
about driving and he wouldn't let me drive even when he was throwing-up
up and feeling really sick.
That's every thing I can think of, it was just a normal week.
Things were good this week. We had three baptism. I took some pictures of it on my SD card.
You can put sugar and cinnamon on fry bread and its really good that way with honey. It tastes a little different from elephant ears though. At one of the baptism on Saturday they had a lunch for all the family there and I got to eat some mutton and some Fry Bread and Dry Bread made with blue corn. The bread was really good, but the mutton was just OK.
Transfers are going to be this Tuesday and I will be staying in the same area, but I will get a new companion. I don't know anything about my new companion except his name is Elder Dean. Things are going good, I forgot my wallet today so it took a while to get on a computer at the library. I had to wait while they looked up information. I won't be able to go shopping either, but that's okay. I don't really need to get anything this week, it can all wait till next week. Hope you have a good week.
The weather this week has been nice. There hasn't been anyone new that we are teaching this week. The wards we serve in are great. I have never substituted in primary and I haven't heard of any other missionaries ever doing that either. I still have the same companion, there is a 2 transfer (3month) trainning program. So next Saturday we will find out what will happen and if I will stay in the area or not. My first transfer happened the time when we had to move housing. In 13 days will be the end of transfer number 2 and we will start on transfer number 3. Often we call transfer the whole 6 weeks, and on the last day of the transfer or the first day of the next one, is when we actually move around.
The Boeing Everett plant sounds pretty cool. I would be open to working for Boeing in Washington someday. I like the weather in Washington.
It is starting to get hot here, but since it is after April General Conference we don't have to wear suits until next General Conference. Most of the days here are sunny now.
I have never been in a neighborhood that is dangerous. There is no part of town that we are not allowed to go, that I have heard of. Some people are rude when we knock on their door, but other than that everyone is nice and no-one ever threatens. When writing this email some person walked by and said "good luck finding God." I thought that was hilarious. There are 6 of us missionaries here e-mailing right now.
I have about 200 more cool pictures you might want to see. I took 100 of them today, but I'm not going to send the SD card I have until I have another one back, so I don't miss any cool pictures.
We haven't had any baptism yet, we dropped one date completely, but we have three solid dates coming up for this week. One of them already went through the baptismal interview and passed. One will have their interview later today and the last one will have their interview on Wednesday. : )
The week has been good. Yes, I watched all
of conference, I'm a missionary after all. I would be missing the
Washington rain if it didn't start raining and hailing here today, so
I'll be good for a week or two now. So the area I'm serving does have a
good amount of pine trees, but on the res. there are just about
none. Or that's what I hear. The trees are more brown here, but they are
starting to become more green. There are a lot of rocky hills out near
the edge of the reservation. My area goes up to the border of the res. All the snow has been gone for two or three weeks. Yah, the first full
day of not wearing a suit jacket it starts to rain, it's great.
I still have the same companion for now, but I might be taking over
our area soon. We are have been going on splits with the ward members about every Wednesday. We are trying to start doing splits on Friday too.
I go on exchanges with every companionship in our district
once a transfer and also once a transfer with the zone leaders.
On Saturday during conference I was eating some of that Easter
candy I got, by the end of the day I had had so much sugar I could feel
it in my throat. It was awful. After priesthood session the people we
went with took us to D.Q. That was a surprise, but they said that it
Well I got to go so I can learn how to make some fry bread.
This week went great. I got your package I think on Wednesday. Thanks.
didn't do anything special for Easter. The most Eastery thing was that
our dinner appointment made a cake that looked like a bunny.
This week we only had 12 lessons total, but things are going good. One
of our baptism date's boyfriend's grandma died. So they went out to the
res. (reservation) to take care of some things and she (the baptismal
date) missed her class on how to get divorced so now we don't know when
she will get baptized. The only thing that we have been waiting on is
the divorce so she can get married, and the missionaries have been
waiting for that even before I got here.
haven't done anything interesting on P-day since the hike up a hill to
some ruins. Haven't done any local sight seeing either.
We get to exercise every morning, but I'm usually tired, so
it's not much of an exercise. I haven't started P-90X yet, I just got
permission from the mission president to do it. I haven't thought of any April fools tricks, I forgot.
don't get a lot of service to do, but just two days ago on Saturday we
got to help some people move. There were eight missionaries there and
some people from out of the ward. We worked for over an hour and a half and
made good progress. Last time this person moved it took the elders quorum about 4 months to help this person move.