Thank you for all of the prayers that you say for all of the missionaries. I feel like that is never really mentioned enough, so i'm saying it now. I don't think we would ever be able to do half of what we do without the prayers and care of all of the people back home. So again, thank you.
As for what happened this week, not too much on my end, just the usual work stuff. Some good news though; Doug Sweat finally got a job! He is working the graveyard shift at the local Maverick station, and doing really well at it. The only annoying thing is that, well, it's the graveyard shift. That means when he works from midnight to 7 am Sunday morning, it can be a challenge to get them to come to church. This week was that case, and none of the Sweats made it to Sacrament. It was a little frustrating, but sadly understandable. Other then that, everything is going really well with them, and they are continuing to progress.
We had some really good days working with the Durand family, too. Sunday night, we went over to help them put together a new charcoal grill/smoker. We had really good hot dogs that night (with J-Dawg sauce), and i have learned something over the last few weeks. Banana peppers are amazing on almost everything. Especially on pizza and hot dogs. Tuesday, after the smoker was put together, they had us over to dinner again. Doug took the time to show us how to make what he calls Chicken Riggies, made with riggatoni pasta, and a lot of peppers and mushrooms and onions and olives. It tasted good. We got to spend a lot of time talking about Captain Moroni, a subject which i, for some reason, enjoy a large amount. We then got to spend more time with Doug on Thursday night, when we went to sports night at the stake center and played vollyball. It was loud, crazy, and really fun. There was even a pretty good spiritual thought at the end, from John 17:3. It has been a really good week for working with him, and he seems to be getting more and more open to talking to us and asking questions about the gospel.
The last thing for this week was this last Sunday. We had Ward Conference in both of the wards that we cover. That meant that we spent four hours in Ward Councils. Then we had 3 more hours of regular church. It was a long day. Other then all of that, i'm doing really well. Six months to go, and I thank God for the 18 months so far; i needed them.
Love and Insanity,