What's goin' on peeps? Another week come and gone. Things are going great. I'm glad to hear that all is well in Utah. Dad you're right about Utah being a great state in all. I love how we have 4 seasons and so much outdoor things to do. Being able to golf and ski in the same day is unheard of in most places. Here I am missing the 4 seasons thing. It basically is just hot dry season, semi cold dry, and then super wet rainy. My two Christmases have been quite interesting because it's nice and warm. Kinda like New Zealand when we had that Christmas activity with Tyler's old ward and we were like…"this isn't Christmas!!" Mom that's weird that the missionaries spoke in the ward. In the 19 years of life in the church before my mission, I don't remember even one time when full-time missionaries spoke in the ward. Is there more missionaries in the stakes in Utah county now?? Hey dad congratulations for going skiing finally! Sounds like you skied until you couldn't ski anymore. That's cool that Ty and Samantha went to St. George and Vegas. I'm sure they had fun. When is Samantha getting married again? I don't remember.
Well this week went well. Dad the baptism is this 22nd not last week. We are going to teach him a couple more times, he needs this interview, and then we're going to have the baptism. It should go well. I'm excited for him and his family. They have going to church together as a family now three weeks in a row!! And that's when before we started visiting them the mom hardly ever went and German didn't want to go. It's cool to see how people can change like that. We've been making some progress in our wards this the activity we want to do to find more investigators. This 21st on Friday we are going to have our first one in the Reforma ward. I hope is goes well. We were able to find two new investigators this week. We had the leadership training like I said on Friday and on Tuesday we had divisions with the Assistants. Elder Iñesta from Puerto Rico came here with me. He is awesome and has been a good friend here on the mission for a long time now. We had a good day together. Our zone is doing well. We have had 7 baptisms as a zone in the month of March and there is still half of the month left. As a mission we are doing really well too.
Well I probably gotta go. Today we had a zone activity that me and my companion put together. We went up to Popo at that same place I went to over a year ago!! It's called Buena Vista where there was a little pond and all that with a water fall and stuff. I don't know if you remember or not. There was some awesome members that helped us out with food and taking us there and everything. It was really fun and everyone in the zone had a good time. This week I had a good experience in church. I decided to pay extra attention as I took the Sacrament. My thoughts were turned toward the covenants I have made with God. First, to my baptismal covenants and later to my temple ones. It was a blessing to reflect upon the things I've promised the Lord. I know we are blessed as we make promises with God and in turn are obedient to those promises. May God continue to bless our family! Love you guys. Say hi to everyone; friends and family.
Elder Ryan Kitchen