So here's a bit of news, we got iPads on Friday to help hasten the
work... Thus far Elder Whitaker and myself have found them to cause a
Lawl in the work. They are very good and have some really cool
features that can allow us to FaceTime and Skype people in the case
where we can't reach these people in person, as well as keep an
electronic record of our area book and is our planner. How ever it's
mostly just a glorified planner that frustrates us all lol :3.
It takes a long time to get everything done on it and since it's new
technology we are pretty much beta testers since we can email salt
lake the good and the bad with the programs they have given us to use.
We aren't supposed to use our paper planners anymore but we do since
we don't always want to be pulling out our iPads and showing the world
that we have a pretty toy they can take from us.
Anyways to things that are cooler and more interesting. So last week
on Monday we committed Michael to baptism on the 15th of March (I
think ;)) which is really cool, he has a bad memory though since he
was electrocuted at one point in his life so we have to remind him of
a lot of things. We also committed his one room mate to baptism Chuck.
We don't have a date on him yet but we is working for it. And the last
room mate Anthony we haven't invited to be baptized yet but we taught
him the plan of salvation and it was really interesting to observe.
Anthony is very sincere and wants to know what's right. He's read the
bible many times and when we talked to him about the kingdoms of glory
it clicked for him. He's always wanted to know what these three states
of heaven are and he finally got his answer.
George is doing good, he's an eternal investigator until this summer
when he and sister Shoester get married. As for the moment we are
trying to get him to do the baptism for himself. He's an interesting
investigator since he believes that Joseph smith is a true prophet, we
will get it outa him some day.
Thomas Holmes is doing good, we talked to him about the law of
chastity. He was very glad to hear that there are people who are
members of our church that also suffer from same gender attraction and
that we actually don't hate gay people. He still states that he
doesn't want to change from Catholicism but we will see about that ;).
So let's see here. Tell Delanee to quit hurting herself lol, seems she
hasn't caught a break yet so stop it lol. Good to here that jet is
mostly in one piece. Also I don't mind being told about all the ruckus
there in Moab lol, reminds me of home and I like that.
Ya know how like back in the day when everyone was heading west for a
better life. I would have to agree with them, a little biased here but
western society is a lot better than eastern lol. People here are good
like they are there, stuff like that doesn't change much. But just the
style of living is just one major difference. We also keep are streets
I'll have pictures sent to ya at the beginning of March since I know
y'all wanna see more than just the four I was able to send ya when I
first got here to philly ;).
Hmmm is der anything else... Aw so another thing I learned this past
week. Ya know how my mission has the southern part of New Jersey in
it? We'll I learned that both it and the northern half of Delaware
used to be its own mission. The New Jersey cherry hill mission to be
exact. Well what happened is that about three to five years ago almost
the entire mission went apostate so they wiped the slate of that
mission off and our mission then absorbed it so that new missionaries
there didn't hear what had been done and then tried it out for
We are the second largest mission on the east coast. Brooklyn beats us
by one missionary lol which we wanna beat since we is awesome :3.
However on the other hand, our mission is also on the top five for
success in the world. Take that Brooklyn lol.
Whelp I think that's about it I think, I might buy a key board today
for my iPad so I can get more in with a shorter time frame. Since we
have wifi here we probably will just use our iPads to email from now
on so we have more time to do things today. Gonna see if we can make
it to china town and redding tunnel and sight see :D.
I love ya all!!!