Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

William's March 22 Letter

2011 March 22

Every things good, and I’ve been through the temple. It was different then the Spokane one but nice. Tomorrow I can get my hep shot so that’s when I plan on doing it.
I don’t remember the brand of razors but it’s about 80 but it’s less with the discount, but I’ve thought it out and figured out it was how I was connecting the power, not the razor, so I'll just wait, then I’m converting to a hand razor. I bought a Japanese Book of Mormon, I can read it, I know what’s going on but not word for word. But I need mini composition books about 4, a water bottle, and if you can find an elderberry stick that I can carve into a CTR ring. Well I should have brought a water bottle, that was an over sight.  DELLA! Yeah, my p days Tuesday, but Grandma Chipman sent me a letter and told me. Thanks,

PS (I was able to ask a few questions and get the answer back before he got off the computer.)
I'd actually need sand paper more then I need a knife, and I guess I don't have time to carve one. I’ve been filling it with scriptures according to  topic, but I don't have key word or phrase yet and I wanted to send one to Dustin after I had it filled,  how many did I say 4?  I need two so I can add key phrases and make one for Dustin. Water bottles cost 5 dollars here, and that’s after the discount! if it’s the cheapest then I’ll go ahead and buy it. And it’s always smart to have one. Maybe I’ll just buy two books in the field; they are at Wal-Mart after all. So never mind that.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

More about the 1st week in the MTC

2011 March 15(We received this letter in the mail)
Dear Mom & Dad,
First week has been great!  The temple was nice.  On the first day we observed three situations of teaching the second was a nightmare, a Baptist set in stone and considered himself wise for learning.
I’ve practiced teaching quit a lot.  It’s fun!
Our room is smaller than all the others.  It used to be a hall but they put a wood wall in to make a room, it’s at the top of our building.
Being here is like being at Hogwarts only instead of changing; everything looks exactly the same.  It takes a week to get it down.
We’ve mistaken our building twice in one day.  First we couldn’t open the door.  The second someone opened it for us and we walked to the top.  I noticed the carpet was different, but it was that we were in the wrong building.
At lunch one day I lost my card we came all the way back to the residence and I found it in my pocket.
In my District there are two triodes, 3 sisters and 3 elders, the elders help us practice. They gave us a terrible ordeal of roommates, tow atheist and a man on the down swing.  We got an appointment though and turned on around.
Its hard for me not to explain the details to investigators, I get so excited about it! So I am working on that.
Our District started “wife points” for chivalry acts.  It’s funny but, hay its great way to show respect and do missionary work.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

William's first week at the MTC

William and his Mom
William and his Dad
William on his way
Laura and Trissa before William went into the MTC
 Kendra Laura William Trissa Gavin
William, Grandpa and Grandma

William at the MTC

Jim and I took William to the Spokane airport Tuesday March 8th for his 1:05 flight to Salt Lake City.  His sister Laura picked him up and then waited for his other sister, Trissa, to arrive at the airport. They were able to spend the rest of the day together and the next morning before going to their Grandma and Grandpa Chipman's house who inturn took William to the MTC.
2011 March 11
Dear Parents,
I’m sending some things the MTC has ask to have done.  So far it’s great.  I have a foreign companion, Elder Swartzberg.  He is great; it is like having me on my team!  The districts is great, almost all of us are going to Ogden.  Another foreign elder has already served for 3 months in his home country.  It is so much fun.  The food is great!  Please send back requested information.  I’ll write more on P day.
Love you

2011 March15
Yes my birthday was memorable; an overload of spiritual information, but it was nice. The MTC is great it's like camp only you can take showers and sleep on beds. I had to by some shampoo because I forgot mine, and I bought myself some b day presents so don't worry about that. The food is mostly good some things leave something to be desired but it’s ok. I put it in my gray back pack it’s on top of everything of mine down under my stuff is on the left.  It should be in one of the side pockets but it might be in the big one. I leave on the 29th. Elder Swartsberg is from Canada. I sent you a letter with my MTC address in it and something the MTC wants is coming too, should be there first, the number on the pink sheet is a fax number. I love you guys too, and I m glad Alan and his family are safe. \
Love, Will