Dear family, and friends,
The past week has been a good one. I feel like I’m starting to get better at the language. I can order my own food and read the scriptures during lessons now. Yesterday was awesome. We did service all morning in Sebastopol. When we got there the house had a huge pile of logs the size of trashcans that we had to split. And blackberry bushes that we had to remove. They have very sharp thorns all over them. I was cutting those babies to pieces with a hedge trimmer. It was like being at work all over again. I’ve noticed work is actually enjoyable when it is service for others.
Sorry, it’s hard to remember what I’ve done each day of the week. All the days and weeks are blending together. I haven’t even been out that long. Yesterday was sweet; at sacrament meeting we had a homecoming for a missionary who just got back from Guatemala. (His dad played TE for BYU and caught passes from Steve Young.) His parents spoke as well. They did a great job, they spoke about sacrifice and service and how their son was sent off to the dry cleaners and came back all nice and pressed. I feel like a piece of clothing now.
We had a missionary fireside with the area authority and the mission president on Sunday night. They spoke about why missionary work is hard and how the members can be involved. They told us to think about it, if everyone brings just 1 friend to church then you’ll get a couple hundred non-members at sacrament meeting. The missionaries would love that! So bring your non-member friends to church. It’s not that hard.
Then there was AP meeting, basically I get to read for an hour while the AP’s meet with the president. It’s really nice actually; I’m getting more study time in than other missionaries. Oh, we had a fun lesson after church this Sunday. So I found this lady while tracting, she’s super cool. We came back to teach her yesterday but couldn’t go in because we have to have another adult male with us before we can enter the home of a female. So we told her this and she got us chairs, and we taught her at her doorway for an hour ha-ha. She had so many questions for us. She kept asking if we were cold.
Well I think that’s all I got. I’m not sure when I’ll get to call for Christmas. They haven’t told us yet. Just sit by the phone all day. I’m sure it’ll ring eventually.
I Love you all! Elder Tubbs