Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 28, 2013

Hello Everyone!
   This week was great! We had another lesson with the geese crawling all over us but it went really well! Arizona is starting to cool down. Today's the first day I've seen clouds since the day I got here. Elder Meline and I are getting more investigators every week and the work in our area is growing really well. We had a baptism on Saturday for Rick Johnson. He's a great guy and I'm really glad he asked me to speak at it. We also walked away with two boxes of cookies so it was extra special!
   I had my first bike crash this week. I guess the whole texting and driving thing applies to riding your bike as well...I looked up at an intersection and pressed the brake on my front wheel instead of the back. this resulted in me flipping over the handlebars. The best part was explaining the blood to the members we visited for dinner.
   We had exchanges on Saturday so I was with Elder Hock all day. He's my district leader. That was an experience. Enough said on that. Elder Meline and I had a great experience teaching relief society this last sunday. we got to teach about the woman's role in the priesthood. It's crazy looking back on how my Mom has been there for everything I've ever been successful in. I even got on the award stand for track and cared less about the medal in my left hand then the cookies she made me in my right. Ultimately she's the reason I'm on a mission, and now she's not here. However I know that this is where I need to be. If I come home, everything I learned from my Mom goes to waste. I have a lot that people need to learn about what my Mom taught me and through those lessons they can have eternal life.
   Hopefully this week the work will continue to rise here. I love being a missionary. I have a place to stay, Cap'n Crunch and chimichangas in the freezer, and people to help. What more do I need?

Elder Earl

1 comment:

  1. Oh, What a wonderful letter! I love you all so much!