How are ya'll doing at the start of another week? Does time go really fast back in real life too? Cause it sure does here! Thank you so much California and Eagle Mountain Porters for your letters! That picture Mia drew was priceless. Each letter and picture is hanging up on my wall, so thank you so so much! And thank you Mom and Dad for the articles on the stars, the CANDY and for the tie!! I have been craving some chocolate so that hit the spot real well, and that tie is SO cool. So thank you all:) Oh and guess what...one of the Less-Active families in the branch had us over for dinner and they gave us MALTA!!! I was so pumped. Thanks for getting me used to that stuff Kendell, you're a life savor.
Winston just went into the MTC, that means the very last of us is out! It is so cool to think that all my good pals are doing the same stuff as me! I have been so blessed to have such amazing family and friends to keep me in order. We (the guys and I) started emailing pictures of stuff to each other. Mine always are of a desert scene or a sun set...Jake's are of amazing castles and crap. Boooo! Deserts for LIFE!
There isn't a ton to do around here, there is only one "fun" thing to do and its closed most of the time. So for a fun time the people down here drink beer. Lots and lots of beer. I love talking to drunk people too, it is so funny. There are a few positives about all the beer, one of them is that its funny, but an even better one is the bottle caps. I started collecting beer bottle caps 2 weeks ago. By last week I had 50 different kinds. Now I just pick up 5 or so from every house we go to. I'm gonna make a giant Texas flag out of them. A real work of art:)
Mom, this paragraph is mostly for you. I cook my own thing every night. I haven't had Ramen even once!!! I'm all about the noodle combos. I have yet to be disapointed. We can only eat at members house's 3 times a week, but it usually ends up being 1. I don't care though cause I enjoy cooking! (WEIRD) Also, I do the dishes. Hand wash, every meal. Not just mine but my companions too. I don't understand why dish washers were even invented. It is so much faster to hand wash!! Sorry if you disagree all the moms who read this. :)
One of the things I have learned while being here is that the Lord always has a back up, but its actually his first choice...if that even makes sense. Every night we plan for the next day and we come up with 2 or 3 back ups for each appointment. A lot of times we can get in to one of those, but sometimes nothing works. But we always ALWAYS find someone outside one of the houses, and they are always at least a little interested. One example of this is a man named Adam. We had just tried our 3rd back up, no one was home, but as we walked back to our car we saw a neighbor taking out the trash. We started to talk to him, his name is Adam and he had already talked to missionaries a little bit in the past. He was extremely negative about our views. I don't know how it happened (actually I do, the Spirit) but we ended up talking him for about an hour. We had found him on day 2 of his quest to quit being a Pot Head. He was struggling. We told him that the next day we had a Addiction Recovery Program at our church...he went! Afterwards, we dropped by his house and he was talking about how that couldn't be a couincidenc (I have no idea how to spell that and this comp wont correct me!!). Then he was expressing some doubts about our modern day prophit and wanted to hear him..."Well actually,you can.." Mind blown. Needless to say he is pumped about the way God is trying to help his life. I hope all works out!!
Well, I end every letter like this but...I LOVE IT. Every second is so amazing. So yeah...I still love it!:)
I love and miss you all so much! Be safe and I'll talk to you next week!
P.S. Mom, for my birthday I don't want anything special. BUT could you do me this one favor? Get a CD and put Clair De Lune on it 10 times haha. For real. You can get the song off my iTunes or download it for free from the internet. I have been craving that song so much! Anyway, I love you:)