August 5, 2014
This week has been wet. It rained and thundered almost everyday. Not a lot happened this week. But that's ok, because we got a baptism on Saturday. That will be number 4. Not to brag, but the mission average was 6. I'm ahead of the curve. Welp... That's all i got.
Thank you for the email. Is dad working you hard for football? The rodeo sounds fun. You're going to be ten when I get back. TEN. That's all Your fingers. Weird. Love you bro and make sure you're an awesome...What position do you play anyway?
Hows football? Your collarbone letting you play now? It's august. That means school starts soon. How crazy is that? You're gonna be a senior. That means you're in your last year before your mission. I would write you about relevant things, but you didn't write me this week so....Yeah. Have you acquired any new games or movies that you love? How is the world of normal people?
How much do you weigh? based on some pictures and what Dad tells me, you should be nearly 200lbs. That should make you a good lineman...Or linebacker. have you ever thought about upgrading?
That beach sounds super fun. At first I missed things like TV and Video games and worldly stuff. Now I miss hanging out with you guys. My companion is great but he's only one person and I never get a break from him. For family history work, I just browse to see how far back you can get. I did find one line that went back to Adam though.
It's a shame that papa joe is getting old, but he is as healthy as an ox. He'll do fine. I miss family reunions. Do you have a list of all the people I might know who are going on missions? i'm just curious. No one from outside the family has emailed me. I'm not bitter though. How are the boys handeling going back to school? ...i miss school. anyway, love you.
I love and miss you all. letting you know, you are in my prayers.
July 28, 2014
The people of London are very... open. I've learned more about most of our investigators than i care to know. My companion is also an interesting character. He talks almost exactly like Jerry Sienfield. It's actually been really chilly this week. I thought that the humidity would destroy me but i guess not. probably one of the funniest things that happened this week was I asked an old women why the sewers were constantly smoking. Her response."Well the people in London are so hott, that their poop is just too funky fresh." She was in her sixties and we were having dinner. fun right? This is also a pretty fun ward. the first counselor does nothing but makes puns over the pulpit. They asked us to speak yesterday at church. with five minutes notice, I did a pretty good job. it was better than the guy who talked after me. he gave a talk on how to survive the apocalypse. like I said, fun ward.
The rock isn't known for his acting, he just makes jokes on how big his biceps are. Also, we have a drive in? since when? High adventure sounds like fun. I wouldn't mind getting a calling to work with the young men when I get back. Have fun and remember to drink lots of water.
It is important to remember that you need to bring alot of candy on these trips. Not for eating, but for ammo. I can promise you that you will get into food fights on this hike. love ya.
Sounds like you got some sweet stuff from Shelby. It also sounds like you got into a fight. You should share some details with me. Besides that, how are you liking football? Dad working you hard? love bud.
That Ryan has always been good at talking his way out of a situation. The baptism statistic isn't higher here than other parts of the mission. We just always go through finding teaching baptizing cycles. right now we're in the teaching part, so that's good. The weather has been cooler here, but i thought that was because of the super cold winter. The great lakes did completely freeze over after all. Is nick having a good time with football? Did he beat the other kid? Isn't he doing karate? Anyway, love you .
That wasn't my companion. We were on exchanges so i brought the Spanish speaker to our dinner appointment. My companion is a bigger guy who actually played the phantom in phantom of he opera. And yes, I have given myself my last two haircuts. I'm getting pretty good at it. It still doesn't feel like Shelby REALLY moved to arizona. I just can't picture it. She'll probably have moved back by the time I get home. love you
I love and miss every last one of you.
July 21, 2014
Dear FamilyI'm in london and it is SO weird. Every last one of our investigators, formers, and potentials have some form of law of chastity issues. There are "exotic" shops on every corner, and the SEWERS WILL NOT STOP SMOKING!!! I'm pretty sure that there is something messed up in the water. We tried several different stores and could not find a water filter. I take that as evidence. The plus side, our apartment is super nice. It's on the eleventh floor and over looks the city. It has the comfiest couches I have ever sat on and it's own washer and dryer. That is a big deal to missionaries. All in all a pretty weird area. My companion, Elder Hicks is the district leader. I haven't had a leadership companion since elder Olsen. He's a pretty cool guy, except for the fact he's dying of a cold. Who gets a cold in the middle of summer? I don't know why I've been transferred so much. The missionary who was here last was here for nearly seven months. She actually came out with me. Maybe I just need to see more of Ontario?
>Sincerely Elder Erasmus.