[To Spencer] Dude, that sounds fun, right now we are in the middle of trying to keep a prank going. we convinced my companion that our gospel principles teacher was brutally murdered in a home invasion. we are trying to keep him from talking to too many members so when he shows up to gospel principles next week he’ll be shocked. Wish us luck!
we had a great week! we dropped a bunch of people who were bugging me by not keeping commitments. We told a lady if she didnt’ read the book of mormon on her own we wouldn’t come back. I called her on sunday and she told us she had read! 1 nephi 1. So i’ll be checking to see if she really did. In contrast we were talking to colby who apologized for not reading enough. He was only on page 40. he’s much more solid. we just need to get him to church. He’s gonna come play football with us today. Life has been good. We got to hear from Elder Cook on Saturday the apostle. He had a Q&A session with us. Someone had a question about mosiah 15 about how it says God and Jesus Christ are one. it was great, first he threw down on the Catholic church and all their creeds. Then he said “I want to testify to you personally, that i know that Jesus Christ is a separate being from God the Father” The spirit exploded in the room. It was sweet!!! We then stopped by to visit a few people from my first area. and crazy stuff like that. then came back to vallejo. We have had a lot happen. but i need to make moms email longer so peace.
Dear family and friends, I don’t like being put under so much pressure to write a long letter..
one one of the days this week i got to exchange with Elder Johnsen from Missouri. (lives in spencers mission) He is a spanish elder so i didn’t get to help him teach much but we got delicious food and i improved my espaniol. Sakate el diablo! We did a lot of painting for an investigator for them and had fun tracting in espanish.
Elder Hoskins and i got to teach the weekly scripture study class. All about the law of chastity and the word of wisdom. it was great! We had a lot of inappropriate comments from Less active members and a lot of false doctrine about caffeine. People in Cali are nutz. But we brought it all back to the atonement and ended well. last P-day i remember i was the QB and i had the best day ever. I threw like 30 td passes and only had 1 pick all day.
What else happened… hmmm…. well i really cant remember much. we have been working hard. This is the last week of the transfer so i will find out on friday if i’m leaving vallejo. So send my mail to the mission office this week. They still forward it. We have been having fun speculating about transfers. its like having march madness every 6 weeks! The only investigator who came to church was Rebecca. She came last week too so we are excited about her. As i told spencer i had to drop a bunch of people. i have a high standard for someone if they want to be one of MY investigators. i dont accept just anybody.
OH heres a good ghetto story. So last thursday ish some elders in our city were driving and saw a hostage situation! about 6 cop cars and a HUMMER with a MOUNTED TURRET outside a guys house with a shotgun. It lasted 4 hours and ended with his death.
actually Chris and Rebecca are watching us email at the church. They said HI! And chris tried to poison us. But anyway we have to go, our ride is leaving us. I love you all though! i’m not too sun burned. On Pday we can email ANYONE who is outside our mission. It is a new church wide thing started by the first presidency.