Thanks for the emails. I read them all and found great strength in each one of them. Thanks for all the things you all shared and said. You're all amazing. This week I feel great and I'm super happy and well. I see that you all are doing great as well. What a blessing! I've often thought about how blessed we are with everything. I'm so grateful that the Lord has protected both you all and I while I have been serving. Well to answer some questions, mom Elder Conrad just renewed his visa, so for maybe a few days his old one was expired and that's why I said that. Sounds like a lot of work that you're going to have to get your room ready and everything when school starts. Hmm maybe I can help you out. The ward update was awesome. Thanks for always keeping me informed on how things are going with everyone. That is awesome how much of us "veterans" are coming home. Like you said though, more are leaving. That's really funny that only Kaylee was able to go to the Ellsworth reunion and that none are going to be able to go to the Kitchen one. Sounds like you guys are some empty- nesters right now. Don't worry though, it sounds like it will full up some again soon. Dad thanks for the golf update. I'm really excited to go. Just wait. 2 years is going to have purified my swing and I'm gonna kick your butt...haha....I doubt it. I'm glad your back feels better and everything.
Well this week was a little rough. A lot of appts. kept falling through. We are still working hard and everything though. We had a good planning session in which we make a bunch of good plans to find some new people to teach and stuff. We weren't able to see our investigators very much. Leonardo had to go to Puebla because his dad is sick in the hospital...:( We hope that he comes back soon though. We have faith that we will be able to see our investigators a lot and get them all ready for their baptismal dates. I feel great this week. I just really want to work hard until the end and return with honor. I've made a goal not to think about home anymore, or talk about it with anyone....well I guess today is the exception. I was able to talk to President Stellmon a bit and get to know him a little better. He gave me some really good advice.
Well thanks again mom and dad for the advice and for your words. I love each and every one of you. Kaylee, have a great time at girls camp, Jami live it up on HT, and Tyler, keep working your butt off. I'm proud of all the great things you're doing. Staying of the straight and narrow path takes concentrated effort. We should never let ourselves feel too comfortable, because that's when the adversary gets involved. Don't let that happen. Remember Him daily. Give thanks for the MANY GREAT BLESSING that he gives us. Let us have a pure heart and a firm mind. I heard a quote this week that goes like this: "La ociosidad es la madre de todos los vicios" which means "Idleness is the mother of all vices." I don't know I liked it. That's why is always important to be busy and doing good things.
Well that's all