Monday, February 17, 2014

2/17/2014: Email Update--Transfer 5

Dear Familie,

Thanks for the help and everything else that you give me. It really does make a huge difference.

This week was a really slow week, because of two major meetings, both a district and a zone meeting. As such, we really didn't get the chance to do much more than drive most of the time. Add a lot of canceled appointments, and you have a slightly frustrated Elder. Oh well, those things happen, i guess. Along with that sad fact, we were both disappointed on Saturday, because all of our Baptismal dates fell through. Memo to all who care: never start smoking or drinking. I have never seen something so hard to quit, and i have had some tough things to work with in my life. Every single one of those people who had set a date were unable to be baptized because of Word of Wisdom issues, mostly smoking. We even met a man who was 8 weeks sober off of heroin, and he seemed to be doing better than the smokers. So, never start, so that you never have to quit.

Sadly, that just about covers it this week. I guess i'll say good bye for now.

Never mind. Transfers!!!! Both Elder Maynard and i are staying in McCall. Not only that; our whole district is staying, with the exception of one sister who is going to train in Caldwell. i'm happy about it; we have a lot of work going on up here, and i still need/really really want Elder Maynard's help. Even though their original dates didn't work out, almost all of the people who we'd set dates with are spiritually ready to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I say that with utter confidence, and sadness that they have to work through such frustrating and downright depressing and painful things to get there. So, we have a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time to do it.

On a final note, i got to thinking a few weeks ago, and it still kinda bugs me; i don't really know any stories from Dad's mission. Sure, there's the Gaigene taking pictures of the Yacuza, but that's about it, and you all know that i have "perfected" the telling of that story. So, what happened in those two years? Who did you have the chance to meet? Where was your favorite place to serve, and why? Any other things and tales to tell? I've been getting really curious, and you know how stubborn i am when i want to know something....

That should about do it now. Thanks for listening to my weekly rambling.

Love and Insanity,
Elder Stuver

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