Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I really can't think of much to write about this week beyond my allergies.  I mean that both as 1) my allergies have been a main concern of the week, and 2) right now my allergies are making it hard to think or write.  So excuse me for a short email.

We got some great new investigators this week who I love, and it's always exciting when I really love the people I'm teaching with all my heart.  We've also had several cool experiences with people stopping us, which very rarely happens around here.  In one day, three or four people just walked up to us or waved us over to their parked car and started a curious conversation that led to us getting to know them, bearing testimony, and inviting them to meet and know more.  So far we haven't had much success, but that's okay.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Oh my goodness gracious sakes!  My heart is just a-burstin' right now!  This is one of the happiest emails I've gotten in a long time.  Seeing my little brother wind up to the pitch, and my beautiful stepsister getting married to an RM!?  WOW!  I'm just so stinkin' happy!  Feels like my chest is bursting.  Maybe that's from all the pushups I do in the morning.  Heheh, just kidding.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

While I'm Training

with Anziano Gomez in Ancona
in Florence!

This week was nuts, and it's only going to get crazier.  It's transfers already.  Can you believe how fast it goes?  I sure can't.  So let's catch you up as fast as I can:  This weekend we went to Firenze (Florence).  I was in heaven.  We got on a train Saturday Morning, arrived in the afternoon, spent the afternoon in the city buying ties (missionaries love a little stand in the market that sells 4 ties for €10) and leather bags (I'm gonna look so cool at BYU), ate lunch, saw the amazing Duomo I've dreamt of for years, and then went to a Saturday evening session of the conference.

We slept in one of the Firenze Anziani's apartments, cramming 8 missionaries into whatever space we could find.  The next morning we went to the Sunday Morning session in the enormous "Palazzo dei Congressi", where the Florence Stake was formed and leaders were called for two hours.  It was a marvelous experience with many great talks, testimonies, and trainings, and I enjoyed every second.