From: Eric Feller firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:31:30
"Sacramento California? ... Do they let you go
home on the weekends?"
That's a quote I forgot to include last time. But
it was said to me in Saint Johns. I also forgot to mention one other thing last
week. My last Saturday in Saint Johns we spent all day doing service. In the
morning I got to drive a huge Track-Hoe and knock down part of a house. Ill send
pictures of it later. next week... I forgot my camera again!
some questions: I dont know how cold it gets in Saint Johns, but I know the snow
doesn't stick for very long. But its still a heck of a lot colder than in the
It slows down in the Winter in the mountains, but in the
valley it speeds up. Because its not hot anymore, and the Mesa temple does all
this visitors center stuff. Soon we'll be taking people to see the Christmas
lights and go through the visitors center. Sending stuff through the mission
home is still best, just because its safest and it doesn't add to much time. The
AP's in our mission right now are alright.. hahaa. People make fun of the APs no
matter what though. They are both spanish speaking missionaires right now. One
of them is built like a rhinoceros, but is kinda clumsy. But he's a really good
guy. The other is just a normal guy. He kinda looks like Klark Kent with his
glasses on. He's what missionaries call an "aspire-er" because he stayed on his
mission an extra transfer to be AP. But they're just kidding. Anyone who
"aspires" to leadership is made fun of a lot... Its kinda like a running joke
all the time. I don't know how to explain it..
So Chandler is going
pretty well. We have a nice apartment and a car so I cant complain to much. But
I will because the car doesn't have enough miles and this area is pretty dead
because of the missionaries here before us. That and the fact that the wards are
kinda hard to work with. We had a good day at church on Sunday. We ran out of
one sacrament meeting in order to knock on an investigators door to remind her
to go to church. She made some excuse, and we made it back just in time for the
closing song. Then in one of the ward a recent convert from Kenya brought her
husband to church. We talked to him and arranged to meet later that day. We
showed up at the house, talked a lot about the Book of Mormon and he said "
Well, if its the word of God, I'll read it." He is an awesome guy, with
tremendous faith in Jesus Christ. He even helped my faith. And when we left my
companion, Elder Lesh, was so excited, and he said to me "do you know who this
guy is?" I came to find out that our new investigator, Jorem, was a retired
Colonel in the Kenyan army who was displaced when his plantation was burned down
by a waring tribe in Kenya, that his wife belongs to. He told us he escaped when
the mob was within 50 meters. He is so awesome. We are seriously going to
baptize him before he leaves in a week.... I think we can do that. Except the
last time we went to his house he had decided to try to learn some things about
the Mormon Church on the internet. So naturally, when we met with him he had a
lot of questions about some stuff. We mostly talked about how he needed to seek
answers from God, because that will bring him to the truth. Then his wife came
in and bore testimony of the Book of Mormon and how she found her answer to know
that it was true, and pretty much told him that he was going to find out that
night. So then we left and were late to our dinner appointment. But it was
totally worth it.
Thats pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in
Chandler this week... Oh, that and the fact that while a missionary was staying
with us during a big leadership meeting in Tempe, the three of us got a free
portrait from as a gift from our apartment complex, posing in the same exact was
at the first presidency's portrait, so in a week we'll get a 10x13 picture and
we're going to hang it up in the mission office next to the picture we're
imitating. Its going to be awesome!
Thats all for this week.