Dear family and friends,
here is what i told spencer,
Dear Elder TJ,
That sounds like a fun week. I would be going crazy if i got snowed in though. The only thing like that here is on halloween we couldn’t go out cause of all the violence and drugs and immodest women. We had a great week as well. Today was supposed to be a half P-day but we were helping some missionaries move so it took longer then a normal P-day. We helped 3 sets of elders moved out of 3 different apartments into 2 new apartments. It was nuts. But the highlight of this week was george passed his baptismal interview so he will be baptized on saturday. We got president alba to come give the talk on the holy ghost haha its gonna be sweet. I’m saying the opening prayer. We just ate dinner with becca and george. They gave us the best ribs and chicken ever. BBQ style! This week we had a lot of lessons with people on the street or just popping in their home. We have been trying to focus on having members with us more though. OH! there was another miracle. There is a guy named matt in our ward who was baptized in Vegas last year. His parents didn’t like mormons much but his mom came to ward conference last week. He spoke! and Bishop did! and Stake President did! and now his mom will support him in going on a mission! its amazing what the spirit will do for people. Miracles happen everyday. Well i must go now so i can let my comp email. We have 4 elders and 3 computers right now. Love ya and work hard! Good luck whitewash training in your new area! (i’m calling it)
So there you have it. i’m really excited for this next week. We get to go to the temple on thursday. I’m hoping we can hit san fran on the way home. Go across the golden gate. We’ll have Georges Baptism on Saturday! Its gonna be sweet. We have been blessing exceedingly. Just remember the secret to missionary work. I found it out! its work. work work work. Thats the secret. I’m still trying to put it into practice though. This past week i just finished the new testament and started D&C. Its amazing the things in there. You should all read it. Especially D&C 129. just to be safe.
and now for questions. Cali is great! i have not been shot yet, but someone did get stabbed 27 times by a homeless man. Dont worry it wasn’t my area. there was also a black guy got shot by a cop so the black panthers rioted at the courthouse on tuesday. All four of the vallejo PD had to come. (we only have 4 here) OH! i forgot to tell you Vallejo is not in the top 10 for worst cities in the USA to live in. Look it up! I love it here.
I’ll have to get you the pics off my camera. You can see them when i send my next SD card in.
So this week we also got to eat Balut. (not sure how to spell it) Its a Filipino delicacy. It is half developed duck embryo….. Its NASTY! but i ate it. I am king.
I would love some more melted chocolate. It was melted but it still tasted good. I’m not in the california central valley anymore either so it shouldn’t melt too bad. In vallejo its 60’s to 70’s all the time.
LOVE being on the bay.