Dear Friends and Family thereof,
Sorry my emails have been getting shorter. I have been using more of my email time to Email President Bunker. So I’ll type faster this week. It also is hard to write when I forget to bring my planner to email. But I have it this week so I can be more detailed. So to business, this week I got a new companion. His name is Elder Young, he is from: PROVO UTAH. He also went to Timpview High School. He is my second companion in a row who meets that description. He has been out for 3 months, he’s a fun guy. He is actually an artist, so he is going to draw a Dragon Ball Z version of me. (YES!) He’s cool. We have been having fun this past week. We had a crazy week and had a harder time getting stuff done. General Conference this past weekend was the best! I want to point out that one of the speakers specifically talked about sending “Letters” to missionaries and Military men. Yeah I liked that part. During the second Saturday session some little kid pulled the fire alarm. It was sad; I missed all of Elder Cook’s talk. I need to read that one. We went tracting between sessions and ran into some guys that wanted to bash with us. We got out of there pretty quick. We talked to a lot of other nicer people. One of them even let me hold their pet parrot! It came walking up and through the door I thought it was a dog but then it was a bird! So cool!. His name was bandit. Hmm, on Tuesday I was waiting for my comp all day, on Wednesday we saw Debbi and Larry, and had a good lesson with them. I told them if they prayed and came to conference then they would receive an answer to their prayer. They came to 2 of the sessions and took notes so we are going to see how they liked it tonight. They are going to feed us again tonight which I am excited for. We saw a part member family 2 days ago to tell them about conference. I told them how excited about it I was and he said “you’re excited about a lot of things aren’t you?” and I was like “yeah! I have an exciting life” but I was thinking about it today. I have been finding joy in all the little things I do. That’s why I’m excited to do them. I thought it was a cool little insight that I just had. Oh, so that’s about all that happened this week. I made a cake, (that’s right I made a cake) and that’s about it.
Conference was amazing, I took notes, and then tried to read my notes while answering specific questions I had, it was way cool! I’ve never done that before and my questions were answered very specifically. We watched it at the stake center and that’s where the little kid pulled the fire alarm. It was fun there were like 10 missionaries and 2 or 3 families and a few investigators there. Pres Uchtdorf’s message was my favorite too. (Or one of them anyway.) I got the most notes out of his.
I did love all the family topics, it was a lot acutally, i have been trying to apply it to the mission though. i think i’m doing well. I look forward to getting many letters from ya’ll. tell spence to send pen refills. and i wanted to add a spiritual thought.
In the song “we are all enlisted” it says “watch and pray, Vanquish every foe today”
And read Mosiah 4:30, the formula for defeating evil is watching and praying continually. So, do that.
I love you all-
Elder Nathan Christopher Tubbs