Hello Everyone!!!Wow, it has been hot the past couple of weeks. It will probably take me a year to get rid of my preacher tan, it’s pretty bad. You and Lizzie will do great!! Don’t worry, just trust in the Lord, pray for peace, remember that you are among your brothers and sisters who love you, and speak from the heart. I haven’t gotten the package, it takes a while for mail to get anywhere in the mission, I’m sure it will get here soon though. Dad, thanks for putting money on the card, I passed my test at the DMV and will receive my California Driver’s License this week sometime, yeah! Ant, you make the American flag look good when it is on your face, haha. Sounds like you guys had a good fourth and carried on the slip n' slide tradition too!
This week was alright, are investigators keep flaking out on us, but what can you do huh? We were able to have a good visit with Marc, one of our recent converts, on the 4th. We stopped by, he want doing anything so he offered to grill us up some burgers, they were super good, and we had a really great conversation about when he was in the Marines. He told us all his sea stories, when he was deployed, doing the Crucible march, and his antics in the barracks. Marc is from South Africa so he's got a sweet accent too. Super cool guy.
We were able to attend the baptism of Al's roommate Josh. It was really cool, he was with us all through Al's conversion so we’ve been able to see him grow as well. We had to hand him over to the YSA elders to continue his teaching, but we still see him all the time. Al told us when he went to Josh's confirmation yesterday that two young guys, returned missionaries living there for a job opportunity, living in their same complex talked to Josh about the church about a year ago not really thinking anything of it. Then they both decided to show up to church yesterday and they saw Josh. They got to talking to him and asked " Hey man, what are you doing here?!" and Josh said, “I actually got baptized yesterday and today is my confirmation!" needless to say they had to pick their jaws up off the floor, haha. Imagine saying hey to some guy on the street, going to church about a year later and seeing that same guy you saw on the street in the front of the chapel receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. Crazy huh? You never know who you will influence and who needs the gospel. It happens to the most unlikely peculiar people.This weekend Elder Cowan and I may be helping the sisters out with one of their investigators with baptism and confirmation. She is an elderly Filipino lady named Angie. I may be baptizing or confirming someone for the first time so that will be neat. I’m really excited.
Well, I love you all. I pray for you guys every night. I hope everything is going well back on the home front.Stay strong, stay true, and look out for one another while I’m away, alright?
Your son, friend, and big brother,
Al took us golfing today, it was E Cowan's fist time ever golfing, it was awesome!