Thanks for the package. I haven't actually got it yet but I'm
sure its awesome :) Long story short, I got a slip in the
mailbox saying there is a package waiting for me but they
couldn't find it. I will try again later.
But anyways things are going good here. James and Lauren
aren't progressing so we might have to drop them. Alisha is
doing really good. I don't know if I explained about her in a
previous letter but she is doing awesome. She is still keeping
all of her commitments. She is really nice and she is 100%
truthful. When she has a question she doesn't beat around
the bush. Not too many people are like that.
I am adjusting well to the field. I love sharing the gospel
with so many people. And when someone questions our
testimonies when we are out tracting it seems like
something always happens in studies later on to strengthen
my testimony about that particular thing.
We had zone conference on Friday. I loved it. The whole
thing was centered around the atonement. President Cutler
gave everyone in the mission a packet with a bunch of talks
and chapters of scripture about the atonement a couple
weeks ago. Zone conference along with this packet has
strengthened my testimony about the atonement so much.
Conference was really good! I really liked every talk.
Especially Elder Holland's. I always loved watching past
talks from him at the MTC. His testimony of the Atonement
is so strong (as are all the brethren). For anyone reading
this letter, remember, you are never too far gone. I think
Elder Holland said something about how even though you
might feel alone sometimes you never are. Jesus will always
be there for you. All these studies about the atonement
lately and zone and general conference have been so
wonderful for me. Also I liked all of Elder Uchtdorf's talks
but especially the one in thepriesthood session. We truly
need to focus on the most important things in life. It
seems like he always has some story that is easy to
remember and is a really good life lesson. I also liked
the couple talks about temples. I think it was Sunday
afternoon. I just wish we could go more out here on the
mission. Was conference always this good?
Here's a couple things I think ya'll might find interesting.
If not, skip this section ;) I am getting into the low 170's
as far as my weight goes. That's about 10 lbs gained so
far on my mission. We play basketball six days a week at
6:15 in the morning. We did not win clean car award at
zone conference (it was still really shiny and clean). I
finally got my bag with all my books in it so now I can
study more than just my scriptures and the Gospel
Principles manual. I like cheese on most of the things
I cook. I tried a banana and liked it.
Thanks for all the letters. I love hearing from everyone.
Even the little random facts are fun to know just cuz
that's all I hear from home. I am proud of you all. Keep
working hard in all you do and it will pay off, maybe not
right now but you will see the fruits of your labors in time.
Also remember when you are feeling down, stop to think
about all Heavenly Father has blessed us with. I love
looking at the stars in the sky or a sunset and being
grateful that God blessed us with something like that.
Ha that sounded kinda cheesy, looking at that last sentence
I just wrote, but its really something I would recommend
trying. Stay Close to the Lord.
P.S. I am sending a letter with pictures today. I promise.
Also do you think you could get me Austin Pickett's home