November 26, 2012
Good to hear from everybody! Life out here is pretty sweet no complaints if I have a spare second I'll attach a photo of my companion and I. Well for starters it was a pretty strange week we had a lot of things keeping us from doing a lot of missionary work haha kinda strange. For example on the 21st we had a lot of tracting and teaching planned but the office called and we spent the whole day picking up a washer and dryer and driving them across the state in the big van and installing them in an apartment for a senior couple up in rogersville. that pretty much took up the whole day. oh boy and then came thanksgiving... hahaha i gained 7 pounds on thanksgiving ( i didnt keep it haha) but we had 3 full thanksgiving meals and double deserts and seconds at each one.... wow that was a hard day, but i guess its a good problem to have as far as that goes, at least we are getting fed. Ok so a little more about my companion.... Elder Christensen, he has been out just over 6 months and he plays Rugby and football and basketball. He also was a body builder before he came out (sounds just like me huh? haha) and he plays guitar piano and trumpet. He is from Farmington and he is a pretty swell guy, we get along really well, I just have to get used to the idea of going to the gym a lot on P-days... haha not my favorite thing. Oh and Dear morgan the Sonic's here are open 24/7 (not that i can benefit from that anyways but still...) I was in the car with a member families (the S's) parents who we are teaching, and the man said the word "twiced" a few times (as in "yeah, I heard that he scored a touchdown twiced in that game") haha i got a real kick out of that. But anyways one of our investigators we tracted into "by accident" his name is Johnny. He has been taught by the missionaries before then he got anti'd hard core by his preacher. But he welcomed us in and now we are teaching him again, we have been clearing up his Anti questions and helping him the best we can. We helped him understand when we tracted into him that maybe we were there giving him a second chance to come unto the gospel for a reason, he really responded to that. We have a lunch appointment with him on wednesday, I hear he cooks a mean venison steak. Also he has a sweet garden he gave us fresh tomatoes home grown/made salsa and home grown pickled beets. real stellar guy! But anyways thats a little bit about how its going here! write me.
Love Elder Bakker