Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

I'm glad ya'll had fun in Kanab.. Without me. Gosh dang it. That was the hardest part about thanksgiving... What we did for thanksgiving is worked. We had dinner with a member family at six, and while we were in weekly planning, we got a call from an investigator around 2, weekly planning is supposed to last from noonish to about 3 or 4, but this investigator called us.. "Where ya'll at? We're waiting to start." We just met these people the night before. But they wanted us to come over for dinner, so we did, and then we went to the members house. I ate a ton... Not used to eating so much, so unfortunately, i lost a lot of it. I'm on a missionary diet, so I'm not used to lots of actual food. Haha. But it was good. The hard part was that I couldn't be with my family. And we had to work on that day. Nobody wanted to let us in to teach them, because they wanted to spend time eating and watching football. I'm in Texas, the football capital of the world! Nobody wanted to let us in. So we got 2 whole lessons that day. We needed four to keep up for the week. But it was ok. We made up our missing ones last night. But I didn't particularly enjoy my thanksgiving. I missed my family a lot.
 Well, the biggest thing that's happened this week is we found out that Maria, our recent convert from Galveston, was baptized 6 years ago. There's a family in the branch that was baptized with her. And they recognized her. So when we confirmed her, they asked the sisters about her, and now Salt Lake is looking for her records. She said she was baptized, but she couldn't remember which church it was in. I found all this out from Elder Jensen last night. I saw him at a fireside that we went to.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Yes I know it's monday and usually you get emails on tuesdays but now you'll get em on mondays. We have computers in the office at our apartmemts we can use. So that's handy. Another handy thing is that there's a woman in the ward that does our laundry for us. The first thing she said to me after she introduced herself was "The laundry comes to me. Make sure all your clothes are marked." But, truth be told, it felt way weird to be leaving my clothes with her. I don't particularly like it. But hey, it saves me money. So I won't complain.

 My new address:
2301 Fairway Dr. #207
Alvin, Texas 77511
Yep. I'm in a town called Alvin. And as the name implies, it's a small town. At least that's what it used to be from what I hear. It's still to big for me. But it's ok. It's a bi-lingual area unfortunately so we're not teaching in spanish full time, which sucks. We actually teach very little in spanish. There aren't that many hispanics around dang it. I want to keep teaching in spanish, i want to learn as much as I can and speak it fluently. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm being transferred. Dang it. I wanted to spend Christmas on the island, but we got calls yesterday morning. Actually, we found out i'm being transferred sunday night. President called and asked Elder Jensen if he'd train, so that said i'm being transferred.

Bob's going to live. He had a reaction to his chemo and it raised his blood pressure to 210/100 and i'm pretty sure that's bad. He couldn't breath so he called 911. But he's out now. and Good. I'm going to get a picture with him today. 
But, we gave a blessing to a baby on sunday night, and i'm not sure what was wrong with him other than the fact that he had a feeding tube in his stomach. It was loose that's why the parents took him to the hospital. But he was sitting up and laughing and smiling, nothing seemed wrong with him... But we found out the next morning, so yesterday, that the baby died. And the family is an investigator family.. So bad deal. But the dads not mad or frustrated with the church I don't think. So that's good. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

So, Maria was confirmed yesterday!!! I was so happy. We had to get a member to take us up to her house to get her, but that's ok. She was finally confirmed!!!
We were taken off the island for the weekend. We were sent north to Kemah. Elder Jensen told me why we went to Kemah too. Elder Durrant, the district leader there needed help. Because his district never hits the mission goal for each companionship of 20 lessons a week and 70 people contacted a week per missionary. So he sent Galveston there, and we get stuff done. We killed their area and just pumped out the lessons. That's what we do. We are the best district in the zone and the best zone in the mission. So that means we're the best district in the mission. I love being the best. Haha.
We have a rat roaming around the apartment complex. Elder Jensen saw him the other night. and we tried to find it and kill it yesterday. But he was gone. So we found his hole in the wall. I'll bet he's got holes all throughout the complex. So we bought traps and glue paper. See if he'll get caught. If he comes back. So yeah. Lots of fun for us. That was my most restless night. Our apartment's pretty small, so I was afraid of having a ranch experience and waking up to a rat on my chest. But it didn't happen thank goodness.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Like father, like son. Kevan bought the same flag when he was on his Mission.

Monday, November 1, 2010

This is Maria, She was Baptized on October 16th. So neat seeing my boy all in white doing the Lord's work.