1. You had another baptism?! I don't think you've ever told us even about Arturo. What's his story? And you've been having quite the success as of late. Are the members giving you lots of help?1. Well yeah I guess I never did tell you but he’s a 12-year-old kid. He was taken in with his 2 brothers by his grandma so there has been some tricky situation stuff with that but it all worked out and went very well. We also have 3 more people on date for baptism and they all seem really solid. I can promise you that the success has nothing to do with us. We are just doing our job as best we can. The members are the real missionaries here so yes they help us a ton!
2. How was your Thanksgiving? Tell us about your day and were you sure to be polite and thank the people who hosted you?2. Thanksgiving was great. A little weird not being with family but still good. We went to Bishop Brazle’s house for a lunch and then the Degroot’s for dinner and of course I was polite! We weren’t supposed to go out and work so we had a lot of down time. And they wouldn’t let us play football so that was a little lame. But whatever.
3. The missionaries in our area spoke in our Sacrament meeting today and did a great job. Do you ever have to speak in Sacrament meetings?3. That’s great! Yeah I’ve spoken once on faith and repentance so yeah not too hard. It’s not like we don’t talk about that stuff all day anyway.
4. One of the missionaries introduced the Light the World Christmas initiative to us. We've watched the video, it's awesome. What are your plans for this? Do you have special cards to hand out, do you get to do a nativity or something?4. Yeah it’s pretty cool huh? We have been talking it up here and getting people to plan service. We have the wards looking for a bigger service project for the first of December. But then we can hand out special pass along cards and stuff so it’s fun.
So this week has been pretty cool. On Monday last week we got a text from Bro. Degroot. He had somebody for us to teach. His name is Tyler and he trains at the gym. He is way cool and the most interested guy I have ever talked to. He read the whole first book of Nephi in one day! Crazy right? So we have been teaching him. He came to church so that was a plus. So I’ll keep you updated on him.
The rest of this week has been pretty normal. Just working hard. It’s getting colder which is a bummer but I’ll live with it. Elder Stoddard’s finger is healing nicely. He can almost move it normally again. I’ve been missing playing soccer and running around lately. But yeah not too much to report on this week with Thanksgiving and all. People are busier than normal so they have an excuse to not meet with us. Well that’s about it! Love you guys!
-Elder St. John
This is when we slid off the road in our truck.
Some weird buggy's.
Can you believe they have Pokémon monopoly!!!!!!
And we caught a spider.