Picture explanation: my ward mission leader lives on Wert st and it reminds me of how Christie always says wert wert. So I took a picture with it
Pride disposal: we all need to dispose of our pride right?
Yoyoyo! What's the good word in Eagar, Arizona?! Still windy as ever? People here freak out every time a light breeze sweeps in. They would kill- over if they experienced round valley in the spring!
I can't believe Kate thinks she's big. She's too tiny to be a girls camper! Uncle Jeremy is in the bishopric in Amity and Bishop Lesueur is the Bishop of 2nd ward?! Things have really gone down hill since I left! Kidding, they're both awesome and some of the best men I know.
I saw Ryan's awesome high jump picture I'm so proud of baby Boey! He is such a stud! I'm glad he took after me and not Rulon. I'm sorry that dad loves animals more than you mom. I will write him a letter and brag about how athletic you are at doing the dishes.
I'm glad everything is going so well back home! Life is awesome here! It has been sunny for the last couple days! Hallelujah! It's given us the chance to walk all over Sherwood and do service. We find a lot of people that way. We met one lady who was out working in her yard and went over to talk with her. We helped her work and talked for a little and as we spoke about the gospel she stopped working and just listened to us. We taught her the entire restoration and invited her to be baptized. She's contemplating baptism now as she reads the Book of Mormon! I am way psyched about that. We had another instance that confirmed the insanity of Portlandians. We saw this lady limping down the sidewalk and carrying like three suitcases so we pulled over and asked if she needed help. She said no just take me to Redmond. Then she tried to get in our car! So we had to lock her out haha. We found out that she had been walking from Portland, which is thirty miles away, and was going all the way to Redmond, another 120 miles, to get to her husband. She was a nut! But we taught her about the plan of salvation and how if we keep the commandments and try our best, we can be with our families forever. It was really cool. We actually taught her that in target to get out of the rain so it wasn't the most spiritual environment, but the spirit was there just the same. She made us help her pick out a phone to buy. She got the most expensive one there! I thought she was too poor to buy a bus ticket and that's why she was walking but nope! She just hates the bus. Haha Oregonians are wild.
I am very excited because Alex and Micah get baptized this weekend. They are so strong and dedicated. They both work from sunup to after our bed time so it is very hard to meet with them, so this week we have been teaching Alex at KFC on her lunch break and Micah at 6 in the morning before he heads off to work. It's been a tiring week, but it's all worth it! I am so excited for them to be baptized on Easter weekend! There is no better time to wash your sins away and follow the Savior! I know that this is Christ's church on the Earth today. When Elder D Todd Christofferson was here he told us that "Christ is more directly and personally involved in the operation of this church that any of you missionaries realize." I know that Christ leads and guides this church from the Heavens until it is time for Him to come and personally reign here upon the Earth. I know that this is His work and His gospel and we are His servants. I know that the prophet and apostles are special witnesses of the Savior.
In President Boyd K Packer's talk this conference he quotes D&C 76: 22, Joseph and Hyrum Smiths personal testimony of the savior:
22 And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
23 For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father--
Then President Packer says "their words are my words." Each of these men are witnesses of the Savior of the World, the Promised Messiah. I know the accounts written of His life are true. He truly performed miracles and established His church. I know that the atonement is real and can change and heal anything. I know He died, but I know that He lives again. I am so thankful for this knowledge and this gospel.
Hey mom, I need some bare minerals if at all possible. I hope you got my letters! I love you so much! Work hard, pray hard!