Oi Familia! Tudo bem..
First things first, life has been pretty hectic this week but one thing to keep in mind is that no matter what happens to me on my mission, however frustrating or depressing, I love being a missionary. No doubt about it, I will serve wherever the Lord wants be and with whomever he wants me to. It is all for my profit and learning.
Alright, so we picked up Elder Johnson on Tuesday and he is the man. I love him to death. One of the funniest people I have ever known. We laughed the entire way back to lewiston and I got to know him a little better. He knew Elder Hansen a little bit from another area but regardless we have had some great times this week teaching and living together in the BARN! Elder Johnson had to sleep on a few mattresses we snagged for him on the floor if the kitchen. Seriously though, Elder Johnson and I really clicked and it was just fun to be with him. On Wednesday we drove up to Coeur d'alene have a special training from Elder Aidukius of the 70 and it was a long drive but totally worth it. Great man, and beautiful place!! So then on thursday we actually began to teach together and meet some newer people. Friday we had NAIA volunteering to do and it was a blast. We scanned peoples tickets for 3 hours but it was pretty hilarious. Me and Elder Johnson would dance a little bit when it would get slow and people would walk up to us and talk with us asking why we were so happy. It was fun to have them recognize the badges we were wearing and associate us with the church even when we weren't really teaching anything. Street contacts with Elder Johnson is a ball. So the weekend starts rolling around and me and Elder Hansen are fighting off sicknesses and allergies and trying to get out and see some people as well. Not the most fun but yeah allergies here in Lewiston kick you in the face. Must be the grasses and things that don't exist in New Mexico, land of dirt and rock. But no need to worry Mom, Peggy self appointed herself to taking care of me and chastises me every time I cough or sneeze haha.
Alright so the reason for the Subject of the email. On Sunday night while we were contacting some house we get a call from the Assistants and Elder Hansen looks at me like its going to be about my VISA. We answer and they ask to talk to Elder Johnson. Apparently he is replacing some Elder companionship that got Emergency Transferred and since we were a tri-panionship he was top on the list of ready to be moved. SO, Elder Johnson is headed up to Spokane tonight to go join his new area and companion. I am sad to see him go but I know it's for a greater cause so it's all good. I think he was kinda bummed as well but its hard to dwell on it when you know that its all the Lords call anyways. He will do great and work for me and Elder Hansen is still moving here in Lewiston 2nd Ward so tudo bem. All is well.
To answer your questions Mom, Terry did not get baptized yet. He is struggling with giving up the chew. He is one of the most genuine people I have ever met though and he is going to get baptized as soon as he can, I will just be some time. We gave him a priesthood blessing the other night and he seems like he will do better this next week. We wants us to go out there next Mon. and castrate/brand/give shots to some of his cattle and I am soooo stoked!! haha it will be a party! Can't say that Elder Hansen is looking forward to it as much as I am though.. Also no dice on the Dry Cleaning yet. I don't have the most time in the world to go do that and its out of our area so we only have a few moments to really get that done. There are a few seamstress in the ward so I will for sure get them to go it…
Familia! Mom and Dad, you sound great. Mom your the best. Your calling sounds like a blast. Teach them kids right. Also shout-out to Grandpa! 85! Thats so sweet!
Alright, I love you guys! I am doing great and I know why I am serving a mission so no need to worry about me!
Love Life! Love You! Love the Gospel!