Another week, another letter. This week has been a pretty interesting, but solid week. There weren't too man crazy or outrageous moments, but just some good solid missionary work.
Last P-Day we took another trip out to the desert. We went to a place called the "
We have had quite a bit of new experiences. We started teaching this kid named Kemmer. He is about 10 and he has trouble hearing. When we teach him, we have a signer. We teach and Bro. Stephenson signs what we say to him. He can hear us, but it helps his understanding of what we say. It has pretty cool to learn some signs and now I can do a few basic signs. I think I am learning just as much as Kemmer is. We also started teaching Priscilla's daughter, Andrea, this week. (Priscilla was baptised two weeks ago.) We have had some struggles with her just because she is so rowdy during our lessons. She has also been attending Primary. We should have a baptism with her in a week or two.
We are able to do a little Spanish work here and there. We have a Spanish investigator whose name is
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TRANSFERS: This week was transfer week. The suspense is over, I am going to be staying here in Castledale Bilingual. But I will be a father once again. Yes, I will be training a new missionary. It was quite a surprise because the Zone Leaders said that I should just get another companion and move after next transfer, but I guess the Lord needed me to train a new missionary. I am pretty nervous, just because Elder Weyant has been my youngest companion(least amount of time in the mission) since I trained Elder Leguizamón. I will also be here for at least two more transfers, because when you train, you are involved in a 12 week program (2 transfers). That means I will be here until my birthday (JULY 30, for anyone who wants to know!) at least, and I could die here. (In missionary terms that means end your mission.) But who knows, that is a long time in the future and for now I am focused on training a new missionary. That means this week I have to take a trip down to St. George on Tuesday, stay the night, go to a meeting on Wednesday, get my new "son", and then drive the 5 - 6 hour drive back to Castledale. So it will be a long two day journey. It will also be hard, because we lose two days of working in our area. So hopefully we will be able to make up all that time.
NEWS FROM HOME: Well I that is cool that Matthew Rickords got his call The Denver mission is lucky to have him. I know that Beaugh Meyer (old friend from
I am glad that Pops was able to bear testimony with minimal tears. I am also glad to know that the missionaries are still being very helpful to both of you. Also, that they were able to give Mom a blessing. Mom, I also want to say thank you for your paragraph in regards to my Mother's Day card that I sent you. I knew it would be unexpected, but I knew I needed to do something for you. I am grateful for the time that you gave up to dedicate to all my activities and to helping me grow from a boy into a man. I really appreciate all of that time. I wouldn't have traded any of the times that I spent with you or comforting you when you needed it. It was my duty as a son to comfort you when you needed it, but to give you a few grey hairs as well. Too bad you dye them all now! (Kleenex moment from a thankful mother for her son!) Well I am glad that Sister Huntsman's letter was all good things. She is a very nice older lady that is serving as a Stake missionary in Castledale. She actually cut my hair last week. (We received a letter from her telling us that our son was a good missionary and setting the right example and always smiling and happy.)
I hope all is well on your end of things, and I am really glad to get the news about Pops and what the specialist believes will happen for dads care. Good things are going to come! I love you all! Talk to you on Sunday! (One of the two phone calls allowed each year -- Christmas and Mother's Day -- he gets to talk to the entire family -- not just the mom!!)
Live it, Love it, Preach it!
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