Thursday, October 27, 2011

William's October 25th Letter

2011 October 25
Hey mom my week was grand, we had lessons up the wasu. I am getting transferred to Ogden; it'll be fun because Zacherson is my companion. I don't have much exiting news, but that, I love you lots!

William's October 18th Letter

2011 October 18
My week was amazing; we have had great success here. Me and Flake are getting along swell! We have a new date and are joining in the YW's 90 Book of Mormon bowl! Which is you read for 15 minutes a day for 90 days! It’s a really cool Idea Sister White had. Thursday we found a new investigator, he is meeting with us because of his girlfriend and his brother who was baptized last year. Elder Barney is going home next week and so is one of the Spanish elders living with us, also a district leader is too, they went to Salt Lake to see the temple there. Me and Flake are on exchanges with their companions today Vaughn is with me, he’s only been out 6 weeks and he is kinda like I was back then. We got a street contact, he wanted to learn about us so I gave him a quick spiel so Elder Vaughn could fill in the gaps, he just smiled and acted like he knew what was going on. So funny, so I answered some of his questions and let Vaughn get his information. I hope he gets somewhere with him, he was sincere about learning. We heard from Paul Cardall, send that part to Jaimie or Jeff apparently he’s a famous pianist, he was amazing but I had never heard of him. We ran out of gas on Sunday, but the tank was refilled just enough so we could get to where were going. It was nice not having to walk from Garland to the other side of Tremonton. Oh yeah I guess I should tell you guys. I twisted my knee playing basketball. It’s not to terribly bad but I am going to the hospital on Wednesday because it’s stiff, sore, achy, and it’s been that way for a week so I guess it is time to see what’s wrong. Don’t worry I haven't been stupid about it I have been letting it rest so it is not permanently damaged. Just thought you should know that.

William's October 11th Letter

2011 October 11
I think it's cool that you have made it to Germany. I hope you have a great time there, my week was exciting. I had fun, got a new investigator, he is very confused he is lucky I know a little about the stuff he is talking about or none of us would have gotten anywhere. But it was a successful lesson. We have had some great things happen, one investigator picked Thanksgiving for baptism. Why on earth they want to wait is beyond me. One left and is now living with his girlfriend. Hopefully we can get the other elders to talk with them. We are having good successes with most investigators. We have bonded quite nicely in the apartment; we got free ice-cream, very good ice-cream! And we decided we'd have a social!Oh we got three kittens living at our apartment right now. And we haven't been able to get rid of them, apparently they disappeared. Hopefully into the outside and where they can cut it, they were still a month from full grown. I think that is the most exciting thing that has happened...... or Brother Carter’s pirate costume, nah the cats are more exiting and also...... I think it is more important. Well I love you guys lots see you soon bye!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

William's October 4th Blog

2011 October 4
We watched it at the whites and the Stephenson’s, both really cool families. I liked the talk on the Bible and Book of Mormon, and President Monson's first talk ... 5 temples in the mission, even though most are under construction. And star valley is amazing! But I got the importance of teaching the youth and building faith and being strong. My week has been good we received new investigators a date, help a ward mission leader with his corn, and made "armor of god". Elder Flake has been really good to work with but we discovered one of our similarities is that neither one of us really wants to be in charge. I will see what I can do about that. hum.. I can't change him.
well we had fun to day we went to Logan and I got Dustin a present (Cut this part out before sending to him) I got him a license plate with his name and a 40 dollar tie (it was only 5 dollars for me) and a bag of Swedish fish, I was thinking about a cowboy hat because that’s what is popular down here but I think I'll find something else for him, if not it's only 12 dollars so maybe. I'll see how much it cost for the Swedish fish to send then decide, if it is too much I'll send the tie and license plate. But it shouldn’t be a problem.( ok delete all that)
We are having good success here, but I am noticing a trace amount of Utah Mormon disease out here. It’s not too bad but it's there and I would like to see it go away completely, but I'll focus on the work and do what I can along the way.