Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Please be a bit quicker on the email response? I was really looking forward to hearing from you, since it´s almost the only communication I get.
Not much has been going on here. We´ve been working hard and have walked a lot. The sun is great though, so great that it had to be brought before the mission council if we were allowed to take our jackets off before May, which apparently is the rule. It went through, and I had my first day without a jacket today. It´s great, and I hope that the weather is just as good over there as it is here.
Well I have to go shopping soon. I need a bit of food (and more grape juice) to last me the next week.
Love you all,
I sure enjoyed General Conference. It is different watching it as a missionary, I find myself constantly looking for things that might help the people we teach.
Love you all,
We´ve already settled for the Elder Jepsen Purge, and will commence operation de fungi today. I find it hard to concentrate, and relax with the mess as bad as it is. I´m also thinking that it is a proper thing to do, as a house of the Lord is a house of order (well, we don't live in a church or temple, but we are serving Him). As the Lord's representatives I think we shouldn´t only be clean in mind, heart and appearance, but our living quarters should also reflect the integrity of the work. So I´m looking forward to how that goes. Thanks for sending my new passport over with Paul. I´ll be taking care of the procedures as soon as possible. I all love you people and I hope you are doing well.
I can´t wait to experience the challenges just waiting for me out there. Otherwise, life is good, and not much has happened. I surprised myself by making food most of the time, and made food to fill up six hungry elders after contacting all day!
I'm sitting in the mission office with my uncle trainer Elder Palmer. We´re a foursome companionship, Elder Bitner, Clawson and Palmer (the same Elder who we had over for Christmas eve). We live in the smallest apartment in the mission with a bathroom the size of the . . . uhm . . . smaller than our food storage. You can take care of business, brush your teeth, and take a bath at the same time and you almost have to. I know it's not easy for men to multitask, but they sure did make it easy in there.
We have a car that we use a lot and I have to watch out not to become lazy. Because of it, and I'm going to try to focus a lot on morning training.
Zone Conference was way awesome! It was nice to be there, and the messages were great and well thought out as well. Paul apparently built a robot with my three companions. They're all zoneleaders...3 ZLs and a greenie (sounds like a missionary soap opera), and they used it for their training at conference. The idea was to emphasise the importance of our testimony, our ability to feel and utilize the spirit, and exercise empathy, it was a cool training, and I got copyright permission to use in Minnesota later.
Well I'll wrap this up now, and i hope y'all doing well over there. I s my passport home yet? When it comes, please just send it to the mission office (you were right).