I loved the emails that you sent!! Thanks for thinking of me and trying to help me it's so great!! I'm glad that A had such an awesome birthday!! YOu look so tall next to your friends haha!! That cake looks so good!! Grandpa!! Who are you?? You aren't the same person!! hahah he looks good, I like it. I'm trying to grow facial hair also on mission, think it's a good idea? ;) Well this week has been more on the down side sadly. It seems like everyone that we wanted to happen didn't happen. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I have to email something sad every once in awhile. We went over to Joe Thistle's house and you can probably guess what happened. He opened the door and said he wasn't feeling good and said he's been throwing up. He said he felt really bad though everytime we come over he tells us it's not a good time. Brother Ayers the ward mission leader, we had him text joe and see if he wanted to go to church, and Joe said he would come. And guess what, he didn't end up going. Oh when we left the doorstep to his house, he said that he would call us when he felt better, so that was another dagger to the heart. I don't know what will come about with him. This week I've really noticed how there are a ton of people that are just so caught up into the world that they are blinded. It seems like everyone is smoking here Georgetown and partying. I'm not trying to sound negative at all it's just COMPLETELY different from what it was like in Utah. I didn't really realize till I came out here how much different the people would be. It seemed like everyone in our neighborhood is Mormon and then here it's like two active families in all of Halton Hills!! It's definitley wakened me up, it's just more motivation to keep moving and trying to help as many people as possible. It seemed like all of the people we were going to teach bombed the appointments! haha we got to find a new investigator who's name is David. He's a very interesting man, we taught him in his back yard. All he wanted to do was argue it seemed like. He criticized us of pretty much everything. He said some really false doctrine and we tried to clear it up, but he was so hardhearted that it was impossible to talk to him. He prays to rocks... its a bit funky. So we are probably not going to go back and teach him, haha. He's just so lost and we tried to give him a hand but he thinks he's alright where he's at. It's sad. We had a lesson with Patrick again. The philsophy minor. We taught him the The Gospel of Jesus Christ. or atleast tried to teach him. He couldn't get passed faith which is pretty much the first step. We had a TWO AND A HALF hour lesson with him. We bore testimony we gave him scriptures we related it to politics which he loves but he just doesn't get it. So at the end, it was getting pretty deep, and the discussions that we have had with him have always been really deep, I asked him the simplest questions cause that's what the spirit told me to do. I asked him, What do you think it will take to get to Heaven? Why is it that you need signs in order to believe in God? What is faith to you? Questions like that. And I really got him thinking. I said why don't you look for the answers to those questions in this here ole book. ;) The Book of Mormon will answer all of the questions that you have. And I said if it's going to be signs that you are looking for, then I don't know what to tell you. If this Book of Mormon and the bible isn't good enough signs for you, and even us being here teaching you isn't, then I don't know what to tell you. Then we gave him a specific verse about faith. I just don't know where he is going, he's just so blinded and lost, and that's what happens when you study philosophy sometimes. it's sad. Brother Ayers isn't the Ward mission leader anymore!!! :( i'm gonna start crying, he was sucha good guy, and I'm going to miss his cooking ALOT!!!!! So bummed but that's alright. Seems like the new one is pretty cool. Another horrible thing happened.... all of North America has been given a rule to not play any sports with the ward. So no basketball and badminton.... anymore.... :'''''''( i'm officially crying right now. hahah no more working out for me!! I'm going to start sprinting in the morning like dad did. we can't do it at night cause we are supposed to be in by nine pm. I had a memory pop up in my mind during the week that I will cherish forever. Dad I can't tell you how grateful I am for you. You are seriously a hard worker and your love for your family is so Christ Like. You have been my best friend and always will be for the rest of my life. the memories that I had were of Mississippi. I remember going to this Bamboo forest with Seth to get some bamboo. I remember a wild turkey running through it, it was pretty cool! I remember being in the forest with you and seth and you telling me to go get something in the truck for you. I felt so honored to do it cause you put your trust in me. I remember that like it was yesterday and it's something that will stick we me for the rest of my life. You have always put your trust in me and had so much confidence in me, whether or not I didn't feel like I could do something. For example, another memory that goes a long with confidence was when I was trying out for a baseball team but I had broken my wrist and thought that I couldn't try out. So instead of thinking it was the end, we went to the church and practiced batting and catching with my opposite hand cause I couldn't use my other. And though I felt like I was never going to make it cuase I wasn't actually proving that I was capable and talented, you had me try out cause You had confidence in me. So a big thank you to you. And I love you. Mom, why is it that I get to have the best mother that this earth has ever seen? I am SOOOOO blessed to have someone like you that genuinely cares about me and wants me to be the best that I can be. One of the best memories that I have had with you was when it was my special day. ;) you took me to get ice cream and it was just you and me. And I remember you asking me if I had any questions about anything. And you said that I could tell you anything i wanted. I thought that that was the coolest thing!!! I can feel your love and prayers everytime I kneel down. There's something about a mother's prayer that i cannot describe. It's one of the most powerful things on this earth. Your testimony is soo strong. You may not think it, but I PROMISE that it's something that can't be lost or broken. You are so strong, and you're example to me is something that i will be forever grateful for. You love and care about everyone!! xoxo lots of tracting and trying to find!! SO much walking, it feels so ooo good to lay in bed after a hard day of work and just read a letter!! So that's been my week so far. I'm going to keep positive and keep working hard!!! Love you all. Tell M that I was going through the same pain that she is, and that it'll go away. Tell her to be brave.
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the songs: Hallelujah