Note: Because of the Christmas and New Years Holidays, the library was closed and Nick was not able to email.
Hey I spent $30.00 at a liquor store.
So what happened was we switched cars with the Zone Leaders for some random reason, and we needed to get gas, but the gas card was not in the car. We called the Zone Leaders and they didn't have it, then the AP's called us and said that we could use one of our Blue cards (card with monthly amount) and get it reimbursed later. We just happened to be in an unfamiliar area, and the only gas station close was a Crown Liquor. Therefore, your son spent $30 at a liquor store on his mission. Pretty crazy, considering I have never set foot in one before.
The rest of our week was alright. We are still working with one strong investigator, and now he wants us to focus on getting his wife comfortable with the church.
We had dinner with a really cool couple last night. The dad hooked us up-he gave us some ties from his mission in Hawaii (not fair, right?) and a CD with some Polynesian hymns on it. It was sweet.
The baptisms lat week were good. It was 2 part-member families that we were helping complete. Both families are from the Marshall Islands, which is in the Pacific somewhere.
The real deal in the field is the real deal. We teach all day everyday, at least we try to. Sometimes people blow off our appointments or shut the door on us. Sometimes we teach like 7 or 8 people in a day. Lots of ups and downs. We had a hard time getting members at our lesson last week, so that was tough. Also, nobody that we are teaching showed up to church yesterday. It was a real bummer. It is okay though, because the Lord has been working with us. Our tracting time went really well during the week, and we have some excellent potential investigators to teach. For New Years, I slept and heard the gunshots go off. Other than that, it was a normal day here. We are making sure that this past week's low points can be made into next week's high points. We had a cool lesson in EQ yesterday about how we can build up our lines of defense against Satan. Making constant improvements is key. Life is good.
Interesting, the Packers are coming to the Stick again. Their QB has an arm and has put up good numbers. SF's QB is a scrambler with some good weapons. Eerily similar to a past game. Once again, Go Warriors!
1. I'm having a hard time making resolutions, because I have some 8 month ideas, and some 4 month ideas, but I am not sure what exactly to pick. With the Book of Mormon challenge, I want to read it in English and Spanish before August. That's probably the biggest one.
2. Most of our finding is through tracting. I like it because we get to meet lots of different people. We haven't gotten very many referrals lately.
3. I have no idea who is 18 and who isn't, so all the new missionaries are the same to me!
Be safe and healthy.
Love you, Nick
P.S. any word on scholarships?