Monday, December 9, 2013

A Couple of Pictures

Hi everybody!

So for whatever reason Elder Kalilimoku's sd card works with these computers while mine refuses to do so...I'll work on that. But for the time being, these happen to be two of the only photos of me on Elder Kalilimoku's camera...The photos are of us posing in front of a very fancy car and generally just being really good missionaries. We are thinking that one of these photos would make a good album cover when we start our RM boy band.

Um, what else happened this week? It has been kind of a weird week... We have been having a lot of trouble getting our investigators to progress lately, which is a little discouraging. But, on the other hand, this has been a great week for finding new investigators. We have really been led to some wonderful new people. One of our new investigators is an old man named Norman Tate, who I met my very first week here in Liberty and always thought we should try to teach. We would see him on occasion and talk to him. But it wasn't until an exchange this week with our zone leaders that I felt prompted to actually schedule a lesson with him. We went and taught him the first lesson and it went really well. Brother Tate is a great guy. He is a widower who lives alone with his cat and a couple donkeys named Rosie and Junior. We are really glad to have the chance to talk with him.

We also met a wonderful new family to teach. We just happened to be walking by as they were raking their yard and offered to help. Then we helped them put some christmas decorations up. And they turned out to be very receptive to our message.

It was a good week. However, we lost our companion Elder Hendershot for this coming week, which is a bummer. One of our zone leaders has been made an assistant, so Elder Hendershot had to go be comps with the other zone leader for the last week of the transfer.

In related news, this is the last week of the transfer! I am pretty sure I will be staying here in liberty, but, just in case, it would probably be best for y'all to hold off on mail for the time being.

Thank you so much Brother Minor for the Christmas package and the cards! Those Harry and David munchies were very tasty! My companions all wish that they had a Brother Minor! Seriously, thank you so much.

Love you all! Make sure you all stay warm and safe in all that snow. Hopefully sam doesn't crash the car again on his way home. Tell him he probably should avoid watching top gear while driving!



Monday, December 2, 2013


Dear Family,

Well, Thanksgiving was really good! I ended up not eating at the librarian's house, but with our good friend Sedrick, who is a 21-year-old recently reactivated member (and yes I spelled his name right). Sedrick recently opened up his tiny, one-bedroom apartment to a family of four that recently became homeless, so we all had thanksgiving together in Sedrick's tiny apartment! It was pretty great. All the food was really tasty. We have been teaching the family, and things are going very well with them. They have two little kids--a 5-month-old and a 23-month-old who are both absolutely adorable.

Our other investigators are still doing well. One of our most rapidly progressing investigators, Steven, is having difficulty getting off of work at Walmart to come to church. He is a very quiet shy person, so we went in to walmart to talk to his manager, Mizz Patty, for him. And it did NOT go well. She wasn't very happy about us coming in to talk to her. So we just smiled at her and held in our tears (just kidding) and wished her a good day and left. Its okay though--Steven is currently working three jobs so he seems pretty apt at finding work. Maybe he will quit the Walmart job at some point or something like that.

Things are good here in Texas. Thank you so much to Jordan's mom and family for dropping me off an AWESOME thanksgiving package! Thank you to Brother Minor for all your letters! I hope your marathon went / goes well! Thank you so much Vivi for writing my so much frequently than your husband!

Love you all!