Tuesday, March 12, 2013

6 Months to Sexy!

Hey everyone!

In case you're wondering, this Thursday is my 18-month mark, which means I have 6 months left! Can you believe it? It's missionary tradition to spend your last 6 months getting back into shape, so let "6 Months to Sexy" begin on Thursday! It's also on Pi Day (3.14) so we'll be celebrating with some pie. Ha. Happy Birthday to me!

So last Monday while we were all at the church playing basketball and such, one of the companionships came in and announced that President had sent out an email saying that the email policy had changed, and that we could now email anybody we wanted! But none of us believed them because it's always been just family and President Campbell. So we called the assistants and they denied it too, because they had already finished emailing. But this companionship had just come from the library and apparently the email from President went out late. So long story short the Assistants called President and he confirmed it! The church changed the email policy for missionaries world wide and now we can email anybody! We were all pretty psyched! So my friends, you can all email me now and I can respond! Unless of course you like letters, either one works for me! Pretty dope.

This week was so sweet! We found two new investigators, and they've all come out of nowhere. We met with Frane, one of the chinese girls this week, and taught lesson 2. We had three members come that spoke Mandarin, which was critical haha it would have been a disaster without them. Frane's awesome though. She grew up in China and always believed in God, but they didn't have any chance to or knowledge of how to worship. So when she got to Canada she began looking for a place to go, and she came to our english class and bada bing bada boom! She's solid.

On Wednesday we got a a call about a handover lesson from the YSA sisters on the north end, and so we met a girl named Kayleigh at the Institute on Thursday. She just moved up from Calgary two months ago and was taking the lessons down there from Elder Nabrotzky's twin brother hahahaha. Small world. But she wants to start over with the lessons now that she's on her own. We're super excited.

Also on Wednesday, the Assistants called to let us know they scheduled an appointment with a potential investigator, but then found out that she's YSA. So we're meeting with a girl named Katelynn on Wednesday night! :)

We drove out to Vermilion on Thursday night, stayed all day Friday, and then drove home Saturday morning it was way fun!

Andy came to church yesterday! Technically. He slept through our ward, so we invited him to the 1pm ward and he came there instead! He promised us profusely that he'll never sleep in again haha he's sweet.

This week we have interviews with President Campbell tomorrow from like 8am-5pm. So we'll be sitting around checking planners and area books all day! Then that night we have a Stake Meeting with all of the Bishops/Branch Presidents, Ward/Branch Mission Leaders, Ward Missionaries, and Full-Time Missionaries. President Campbell and President Mendenhall, the Stake President, will be there too. It'll be a giant coordination meeting basically, and we've been planning it with the High Councilman for about a month so we're excited to get it done tomorrow! We're giving a training with the High Councilman, Brother Svenson on "Being an Effective Member Missionary" so I'm hoping it goes well. Then the next day is Zone Conference and we're combined with the Ed North Zone so I'll get to see all my friends there! Pretty stoked. We have to do a training there too on "Daily Contact with Investigators." It'll be a busy couple of days!

Today we went to the Star Wars Identities Exhibit at the Telus Center (OMSI in Edmonton) it was so cool! They had all of the original costumes from the movies, concept art, and you basically go through it and discover your "true identity" by answering questions and stuff. It was sweet but it took up like our whole Pday! But that's alright it was worth it. I'll attach some pictures next week this computer's USB drive doesn't work very well.

Yeah Daylight Savings time is sweet! I can't wait until it starts getting dark at 11pm again. You never see darkness as missionary in the Summer haha it's so sweet. Right now it gets dark by around 8pm but it's getting later every day. The weather has been super good too, it's been above freezing for about a week now.

Okay I'm done rambling....haha sorry this is long one! I miss you guys and I'll talk to you next week!

Love you guys!

Elder Read

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