Dear family and friends,
Mom and Dad have been married for that long??!?>!?! Thats longer then i’ve been alive!! (which is a good thing. If i was older then that they would have to talk to the bishop) well congratulations. This week we had many great things happen. We have been involving the ward more and more and it has helped greatly. The best way to strengthen ones testimony is to share the gospel. We had a fun P-day and played Football with some kids from the town because there was no school. Due to fatigue and age i played QB for most of the game. But we still dominated! Then we got back to work. We had a fun lesson on tuesday with our philipino investigator mariah. We had brother Lim with us who is also from the philipines. Not only that but he is one of the original 7 families to convert in the philipines! he’s sweet. She is funny when she reads the book of mormon. She made the comment that nephi was a good son and it makes sense for laman and lemuel to complain about leaving their home. haha she is a lot of fun. On wednesday i exchanged with Elder Ogden who is actually from Reno. He and another few elders in our mission are only here temporarily. They got called to Australia but are waiting for visas. So we are taking care of them. We are short on elders still until February 19th ish when we get 26 new ones! it’ll be sick!! i want to train one of them but we’ll see if they are crazy enough to let that happen again. But elder Ogden was a lot of fun. We got to teach a lot of good people. We had to tell a member of the church that coffee was against the word of wisdom and we had a good lesson with Becca who is preparing to be baptized early february if she can quit smoking all the way. She is doing well! she has been using an E-Cigarette for the past 4 days. Which is still bad but its an improvement. On thursday we had zone conference in napa. Which is where my son is! It was fun seeing Elder Smith again. He is just as fun as ever. We had a role play ward council and president alba was the bishop. As they were picking members of the ward council one of the AP’s looked over at me and said “tubbs your losing your hair, come be our high priest group leader!” i made the best group leader ever! Elder smith raised his hand and says to the AP’s “you forgot the primary president” so Elder Mahoney (the AP) says “get on up here then and be the primary president elder smith” haha it was so much fun. We have a good group. we got back later that night then did normal things on friday. On Saturday we went with Becca and her family to help clean her daughters new apartment so she could move in. We were wiping the walls down with bleach and cleaning for a few hours. It was fun, we talked with them about the whole process of getting called as a missionary. Then how much fun it was and stuff like that. They were impressed by how selfless we are, so Becca’s brother George, (who is hardcore tattooed and a big tough vallejo guy) said he would come to church! and he did! He told everyone that our kindness touched him and he wanted to see if for himself so he came. We are going to see them tomorrow. It was so cool! We are going to start teaching him now too. We did a lot more during the week. But i cant remember most of it. But i’ll ship home my journals soon and a box of letters from home. I’m almost done filling in my third journal!