Hey Dad I got the package last week! it was great. Just what i needed. I have been listening to the lectures on Joseph smith! they are great! They should keep me set on Cd's for a while seeing as they are very long, and detailed. Thanks for all the Almonds, fruit leather, Vitamin C, and Beef jerky as well. I have too come to enjoy the nylon mesh garments. With the Heat and all the cotton can be a pain. I love cotton, and i lasted all of last summer with it, but it is easier with the mesh, especially since my skin can often times be sensitive to soaps and detergents. Remember how sometimes when i got out of the shower i had Lil red rashes sometimes? They don't really bother me, because I'm use to them, and they always go away in a few mins. I got some good soap, and detergent so it doesn't happen often anymore.
Well Pops please keep reminding me about the Knowledge attribute. It is a goal that i may need encouragement on and, a constant reminder. I will check up on you if you check up on me. Maybe we can share what we have been studying each week? Well Eric, and Maria are doing great! We are going to try, and see them soon. We are really going to try, and invite them to get married and have Eric be baptized! WELL along with that we have some more exciting news. WE have a new investigator, and hopefully she will be baptized on October 1st. Her name is Stephanie, and she is a very sweet outgoing African American lady that came to church for the first time on Sunday. She loved church, and it seems that she is pretty set on learning more, and becoming completely involved. WE had a long lesson with her last night which was great, and slightly frustrating, because hate to say it, but our team up we brought was kind of all over the place. He is a real nice guy, but for some reason last night it seemed like he was trying so hard to make the Restoration lesson so much more complicated then it needed to be, because of that the lesson took over 2 hrs, when really it easily could have been under 1. Well regardless of all that happened it turned out alright,and we invited her to be baptized on Oct 1. She gladly accepted, and we have a meeting with her tonight, so we will hopefully clear some things up.
Last week we had a multi zone on Friday, which was great! I'm starting to get to know president smart better, and better. HE is a real great guy, and he has done a great job in replacing President Reeves. Well Hopefully Elder Bingham and i can start teaching more lessons, and hopefully get some more people on date for baptism. Our teaching pool now seems to be growing more, and more! We just need to do our part, and put our bike pedal to the metal! :) Things have thankfully been cooling off. I cant believe i may only have two weeks left in Riverside! it has flown by soo quick, at some points it seemed like time went by slow, but in the long run it went by very quickly. I really want to make sure Elder Bingham remembers me as an Obedient Trainer, i want him to know what habits our good, and what habits are bad. He has in turn Trained me as well. I have really been humbled, and motivated to work on my knowledge, and speech. There is always room for improvement for every missionary. I need to just slow down sometimes, and explained the basics clearly to investigators. It is very simple. the gospel is simply pure, and purely simple.
Well i am glad that all is well back home. So who did AF lose to? Seems like it was a close one. Well as far as my Preference for The Going home. I don't mind too much what ever is easier for you. If i could Choose Flying home might be the best route. That's the way i came i might as well come back that way. I am hoping to send some stuff home soon by members heading out to Utah. I will be sure to keep my eyes out, because members drive to Utah often, and it would be great if they could save me the money by taking stuff there.
I am glad that the Clark's have a chance to serve a mission. They are great people. I too am making some great friendships out here. The Gospel is really good at that sometimes. Well All is swell, I'm about of of time i will have to share more with you later. love you all byes
Things here at home haven't changed much were all still busy, AF lost a close game Friday they lead the whole game and ended up loosing by one point after the other team kicked a field goal, but they are playing much better football. Everyone is well and staying busy with the same things. Well I hope you received you package, I am going to try and follow it up with another soon with pics and more goodies. As for what to do on picking you up I am not certain, I talked to everyone about it and as usual no one really made any decisions but I can see some advantages in your idea of coming home and then going back especially for you. Let me know what you prefer to do and we'll try to decide.
Well as usual I am running very late so I best finish. The Clark's are speaking in church this Sunday before they go on there mission. Bro. Clark came by to home teach us Sunday to get his last visit in, I am sure going to miss them what a great family. Again I could tell how much he thinks of you and was feeling bad about being gone when you get home. That is one of the great things about the church is the eternal friendships you make with those you come to know and love. Well I hope your week has been good and that you are able to find success in your labors, I know as you push yourself to greater heights and challenge yourself to do more, blessings will flow from the Lord. I am so very proud of the great young man you are, blessed am I to be your father. I pray you will be able to reach your goals and desires in doing the Lords work. Have a great week.