Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Monday July 10, 2017 St. Maries, ID

1. So, you got a new companion! But one that you already knew. How's it gone so far?
1. Yes, its Elder Jackson and he is awesome! I love him and he’s a good hard worker.

2. Did you get to do anything for the 4th of July? If not, what the heck did you do? I'm sure people were not wanting you to be teaching them.
2. No, so the 4th was transfer day so we spent half the day in Spokane. We just had dinner with some members and talked to a couple random people. Nothing fun.
3. Do you get to be the driver of the fancy truck now?
3. Dang strait I do. 

Well this week has been really good. I got my new comp on Tuesday and it has been a blast ever since. He is so fun and a really hard worker and we are tearin it up here. The first night together we got back to the apartment and could smell the smell of death. I knew that we were in for a treat. We figured out that it was coming from behind the fridge. So at about 10 at night we pull out the fridge and find that there were mice living there. There were 2 dead mice and a smelly mess. We put out some glue traps the next day and about 2 days later we had caught 7 mice in total. So we have been having the time of our lives!

We are just getting back in rhythm with teaching and we will start to get people progressing here pretty soon. One of our most progressing gators came to church for the first time this week so that was a huge blessing for him because the talks that were given were just perfect for his interests.
That’s really all the update I have this week. Just been working hard and walking in the hot sun. Sounds like you had a great time at the ranch and that prepin for the trek will be fun.
Love ya!

-Elder St. John

Monday July 3, 2017 St. Maries, ID

1. How much do you use your bike these days?
1. Well lately we’ve just been walking a lot but we have used them quite a bit here. 

2. How many towns are in your area?
2. Depends on what you count as a town. But about 3 major towns all less than 1500 people. Then about 5 that are less than 500 people. 

3. Do you go to ward council in your ward?
3. Yes.

4. Have you met any white supremacists in Idaho?
4. What kind of a question is that? None that are super outspoken about it. But I think since I’ve been here I’ve seen 1 person that was not white. 

So this week was really good. We taught a lot of lessons to investigators and did some service. The weather has been so nice for us. It hasn’t rained in a week at least so that’s some of the best news ever! There’s not much to update on this week except for transfers. Elder Horne is leaving which I’m kinda sad about because we work really well together and he’s a really hard worker. But, I’m getting Elder Jackson! He was in my mtc district so we know each other pretty well already and he is such a fun kid. I’m way excited to serve with him and I think we will have a lot of fun.

This week I’ve been studying Alma a bunch and I’ve just been eating it up. I’ve learned so much and my testimony of that book has grown and keeps growing every day. I know that reading it daily will change your life. It is also our greatest tool. It’s our evidence that what we believe is true. So, read read read!!!

I hope you have fun at the ranch this year. I’ll miss you guys a ton and the fun times that we always have there. Don’t drink the creek water! Just kidding it’s not bad. If that joke doesn't make sense just ask Tyler. I hope you have fun! Love ya!

-Elder St. John