Companion: Elder Tu'akalau
Sounds like you had a great time at "Meet the Mormons," Mom! I loved it as well and it was very interesting to see how such different people all around the world can be so similar, and that is because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. What an amazing thing! Looks like the cow milkin' was a good time. I remember milkin a cow in my animal science class, I also got to do a rectal palpation. Bet cha didn't get to do that? ;) haha!
That's great that USU beat the Air Force Academy. Good for them. This city is blowing up with excitement because the KC Royals are only ONE game away from getting into the finals and that hasn't happened for 29 years! Pretty cool and I now have my favorite football team and baseball team as well. KC PRIDE!
Sounds like the pups are learning lots and will be nice and trained when I get home. That's sweet that Josh got a new job. Good for him, hopefully it will help you through school and such. Josh, how's picking things up and putting them down?? I'm also excited to see what you are going to do to the house! You will have to send pictures and stuff of when you start and finish.
The Putman family is doing great. They are pretty solid and we are hoping to baptize Mariceo toward the beginning of November. We were also able to find two new investigators this week through a family in the ward. Their names are Carlos and Arely. We took them to the Visitors Center (VC) and taught the first lesson and watched the restoration video. Yeah, we got them both to cry. They are very open minded and very receptive to the teachings so we are really excited. We have another appointment with them on Wednesday so hope that goes well! It will be really cool to teach someone from the very beginning, I haven't had that chance yet so I'm excited for that. This last week I went on exchanges with the ZL's so that was fun. I learned a ton about planning and not just scheduling to fill time. We have to always be prayerful about that stuff. It helps a lot with being an effective missionary.
We had a great district meeting this week and after we went to lunch. At lunch this guys came up to us and started talking to us about the church. Through the conversation we figured out that he was RLDS and had some really weird beliefs. He was getting supper sweaty and fidgety which was kinda weird. Then he started testifying to us about some weird monster that the scriptures talked about and how it was just a computer controlled by Europe... They he started yelling at us in the restaurant that Joseph Smith only had one wife. He they proceeded to tell us that we were the great and abominable church and that his church would rise up at the last day and we were all going to burn. It was pretty weird but a little comical and the same time! I had to try and not to smile while it was all going on. I think I'm starting to get better at not being to intimidated by people because if that would have happened back at home I probably would have just left, but here I wasn't even nervous and just bared testimony. It works so well! I look forward to many more of those experiences because I have heard they happen often.
I found this sign...and there really was a PIG!