Pictures, top to bottom: The corn in Indiana, nearly ready to harvest; we met a guy with some cool airplanes!; tanning a squirrel hide; cutting down trees for a service project.
hey Dad, it has been a good week. for the update on 'gators, we were able to find someone new this week named S, he is a nice guy. he was a referral we were able to finally make contact with. we had a good restoration lesson with him this week, and we invited him to church but no show. sadly, no one in our pool made it to church this week. we are also working with an older lady named A, she is the typical Hoosier talker, which means you can talk a million miles an hour without stopping! hahaha she is harder to teach because of it. then we are working with a teenager kid who has a lot of promise, but not a whole lot of commitment. he is busy so it is hard to meet with him. then there is the part member family i told you about, the S family. B is our most progressing investigator, although he is older and lives with his Dad. his Dad is really devout in his own church and likes to listen to us, but won't come to our church. so every time we teach B with his dad, he won't tell us how he really feels cause his Dad is there and he doesn't want to hurt him. he would love to come to our church, so we will see what happens. that is about it for the pool right now.
yep, it is definitely turning into fall here too, it has been in the 50's and 60's lately so it feels really nice. that stinks you had to wait to cut the lawn, but it probably wont grow much hahaha. it sounds like the Utah teams are doing super well this week, except the Aggies. sounds like the Utes are having a decent season. i heard about the Colts game, we were following it from house to house, they would tell us the scores hahaha so it was like we were watching it i guess haha. that is super cool that Jake did well on the duck hunt, he must be having fun this season, i can't wait. there are so many here, drives me nuts sometimes hahaha. i really like that talk that Sister Carol McConkie gave, that one really stuck out to me a lot. the prayer of faith can change anything. we truly can just ask for knowledge and wisdom and answers to questions and if we diligently seek and study and have faith, He will give it to us. i have been studying about knowledge lately, it is really interesting. until i started studying it, i had no idea that knowledge is required to get into the celestial kingdom. of course you have to know about all the basics, but you have to really understand them. knowledge is given to us by the prayer of faith as we seek the scriptures and words of the prophets.
we had a zone meeting this week that was really interesting. i had some cool insights come to me about my patriarchal blessing that really struck me in a different way. as President Utchdorf put it in one of his talks, seeking knowledge is looking at things differently. well, that is about it for this week, except i did get that squirrel hide from that other Elder and i am in the middle of tanning it, it is super cool hahhaha. well thanks for emailing me Dad! i can't remember exactly what day your birthday is but i am going to try to send a card today if possible. i love you Dad! have a great birthday and week! talk to you later!
hey Mom, it has been a good week. i wrote dad about the 'gators and stuff, so you can read it there. that is great news that DM is going on a mission, that is super cool, he will do well. i did hear about Hurricane Matthew, that was crazy! yep, the missionaries get completely moved out when there are hurricanes, so i am sure they are all fine. that is crazy though.
yep the pics you saw were from a zone meeting. the most challenging thing about my week was probably having those slower days, when nothing is going on. those are tough, but they happen. and i lost patience for a sec with my comp, and so i felt really bad, even though it was probably justified, but that wasn't an excuse. so i will do better.
i did find out this week that a lady i gave a blessing to had sepsis. she probably should still be really sick in the hospital, but she is now at home after only a few days and doing well, so that was a super cool miracle. we also got to do a service project cutting down trees, so that was SO FUN, i loved it. that was the best project i have done yet, and i used all the skills Dad taught me hahaha and they came in super handy.
that is good your leg is doing well and improving, that is super good. thanks for the fasting for me, i know it will help a lot. unfortunately i already have been thinking about school. i have been praying about which college to attend for the past few days now, i don't like it hahaha, but it has to be done i guess hahaha. i am hoping USU, but we will see.
so Brig is making friends now haha! i bet he walks soon, he must be a funny little dude. i hadn't though about the prophets crying repentance as a sign until just now either, so that was a neat observation, good job Mom, hahaha you're faster than me hahaha. i am so grateful to be able to be a missionary as well, it makes me so happy to teach the gospel and to be able to feel the spirit all the time. you can take it for granted, but it left when i was impatient at my companion, and i noticed the difference. i definitely feel very grateful for this opportunity to just focus on serving the Lord, it makes me so happy. i love my mission so much! thanks for keeping me out here!
well, i have to go now Mom, thanks for all you do! you're the best Mom! i love you guys so much! keep doing your daily PT! have a great week! i will talk to you later! have a great day! love you Mom!