We are moving apartments on Wednesday from where we are in #504 and will
be moving to apartment #903 in the same complex. So if you mail
anything from here on out it should go to Park Falls still, just
apartment #903. Transfers are also coming up next week and although I am fairly sure I will be staying where I am, you never know.
I have much to report this week. Much more than I could ever have
the time to write. I committed someone to be baptized for the 1st time
this week and she said YES! My companionship so far will be baptizing
two beautiful, awesome people on March 3rd. Think how important this is-
THESE ARE GOD'S CHILDREN!!!! They heard the truth and they are taking
the steps to be happy for eternity. ETERNITY!!! Powers, dominions,
worlds without end, etc. They are taking upon them the sacred and first
covenants to receiving the fulness. Man, it is awesome. Like I told
Jordan earlier (Again, nobody likes you) I am beginning to catch the
true vision of missionary work. I am beginning to feel the real joy that
so many of the greatest missionaries in all of scripture described
feeling. It is AWESOME!!! One of the coolest things is seeing the change
that takes place in these people's lives. You can literally see it in
their eyes! They go from curiously searching the message to knowing it
is true for themselves, gaining a testimony, and WANTING to make
covenants, please God, and share this happiness with others. One of the
awesome people who is being baptized on March 3rd came to Stake
Conference and heard about Preach My Gospel. Then she asked us how to
get one. Holy CRAP!!!
One of our other awesome investigator's is really into
Preparedness. He is a really "Get it done" kinda guy, very intelligent. He organized a ward trip to the cannery and ordered a semi-truck.
He invited the entire ward and many of his non-member friends to come.
Elder Petersen and I got permission to go and it rocked! I bought a can
of refried beans and got some fresh peanut butter from the peanut butter
factory next door. (I got a bottle that I will send home and see if I
can get a jar for Jordan too. Craw!) It is super good. Different, but
I swear I had more interesting stories to tell. I am racing way
more than usual today to get these e-mails out, I apologize. I have
experienced much wonderful spiritual growth and have had some fantastic
experiences the past few days. I have been led by the spirit in ways
that I never have before, I have seen much good come here, and love you
all...... just so much right now. (That last part was a joke, don't
This computer isn't letting me send the pictures I took this week
for all of you which sucks. I took some dang good ones! One of the
pictures is of a cupcake. There is a place a few blocks away from where I
live called "Ooh La La" Dessert Boutique. One of those fancy, expensive
cupcake places. It's like $3 for a cupcake, but they are BIG AND
DELICIOUS!!!! So definitely go to this place when you come here, Dad.
Feel free to get me a gift card here too. I am surrounded by good
restaurants. There is a Five Guys Burgers and Fries a 5 minute walk away
(Not as good as In N' Out) but I love this one. I want to eat there all
the time, there is a Jimmy John's (They actually deliver to my
apartment), and Texas Roadhouse. Sweet stuff! If you are going to get my
gift cards, get Five Guys, Ritter's, and Ooh La La. There is also a
place called Pantera Bread which I heard was good but have never actually
been there yet. It is also a very short walk away. My gosh, I've spent a
lot of time talking about food. GIFT CARDS!!!! FOOD!!!!
Thank you all so much for your e-mails and letters, I have enjoyed them so much!!!
My week has been pretty interesting and crazy. It was good, then it was not, then it was great. So, just the usual highs and lows of a
missionary week I suppose. We are working with a couple investigators
right now, lots of inactive members, and lots of members. I am really starting to love the people which is great!
Ok. so I went back to my apartment and got the important papers
that I need in the pouring rain, therefore this must be important, so
When you send a box, please don't do delivery confirmation because
then they hold it at the post office and I can only go pick it up on
Fridays. Write on the box "Leave in apartment office" and they will do
that so I can get it the same day. It's torture having to wait.
Everything sounds like it is going rock solid back home. This pleases me
greatly to hear! I am stoked for you (Dad) to come down here and get the
Houston experience. It is pretty awesome. There are falcons and hawks
everywhere, it is green and lush, and oh yea- WARM! Maybe I'll run into
you at Ritter's Ice Cream and you can buy me one of their delicious pies