So things are getting pretty busy there. I remember those early mornings and long days at school to come home to homework all too well. They were a lot of fun though. I hope Tate is liking it. That's way cool about that girl though. Hearing stories like that are always inspiring for me. I had been reading through that Family history that you gave me and those are full of stories like that. I definitely agree with becoming converted each day. I think that falls right in line with what our focus has been with the Sabbath Day. When we teach the Sabbath we don't focus on things we should do or not do and really we only invite them to come to church and other then the invitation we don't talk about church much either. Instead we talk about how the Sabbath is the Lord’s Day and what we do on the Sabbath is a sign to God. So we should be doing things that he would want us to do and if we aren't sure if an activity is Sunday appropriate then we should ask ourselves what sign am I showing god by doing this.
I thought it was interesting Weston was with a Spanish elder too. I think they will be teaching a lot in English and then a few in Spanish. The area I'm in we have only ran into one person that didn't speak English and so he had his son talk to us and translate. I'm not sure where he and Elder Murray went exactly. I think Elder Funk is in North Carolina still but I could very well be wrong.
Training is going good. I never did get cleared to drive but another elder who we were talking to has been out for a few months I think like 6 but he didn't get cleared until this last transfer when he was assigned to drive. So I might not until I am assigned to drive. I don't think there was anything else I needed in the box. If you see Jared you should ask him if he got a letter this last week from me cause I sent one Tuesday and let me know if he got it or not.
That's exciting everything that is happening this next week. And Marlee did tell me about MaKayla. That's way exciting.
The Book of Mormon read is great! I love reading the Book of Mormon each morning. It is so cool all of the things that relate or teach about the doctrine of Christ. I haven't had a single page go by without me marking something about Faith, repentance, Baptism, the Holy Ghost, or enduring to the end. That is great that you and Tate have started it again. I know that it will bless your lives as you guys read from it daily and apply it's teachings into your lives. The Book of Mormon was written for us in these days. Our mission does send out a weekly newsletter email to us and each transfer there is a printed newsletter mailed to us. I don't think there is a blog or anything yet. We are still working in the "Dark ages" as our mission president put it. He really wants Ipads. Which is good cause I really want them too. I'm trying to remember, do the ipads the missionaries have need wifi? The church doesn't pay for data for them do they?
So this last week we didn't do as much service so we knocked doors in our free time again. It reminded me how much I love to do service. Knocking doors just doesn't seem very productive. But It's more productive then doing nothing and we do have quite a few investigators through tracting so there is some success. But we contacted a referral we received and he seems great. He was already reading the book of Mormon when we first saw him and then when I was on an exchange with Elder Thurgood Elder brown went back and taught another lesson and set him up with a baptismal date for September 26. Also, he came to church yesterday which pretty much none of our investigators do so that was way exciting.
The exchange was also kinda neat. It was on Friday and Saturday morning. But I had some crab muffins and they were super good. I love crab and shrimp. Sea food is good. Along with the Barbecues we get like last night our investigator fed us pig. yummmy! Well that was off topic but the elders in Newkent which is where I went on exchange have a crazy nice apartment. That's what those pictures are and they also have a snake that they caught. It is just sitting in a Tupperware. And it struck at my finger but just hit the wall of the box. While on the exchange I really learned the importance of asking inspired questions. The elder I was with pretty much only asked questions and the investigators taught him basically. So that was really cool and it helps you to know that they understand what we are trying to teach. Well that's all I have for now. I hope you guys have a great week. Love you lots.