Sunday, February 17, 2013


Things are going well down here in Wichita. We had a cool week. On Tuesday we made the 4 hour trek up to Independence and stayed the night at the mission home for a Zone Leader Council on Wednesday. It was a really sweet experience. We were trained on how to hasten the work, and now we have to relay the messages to the zone this upcoming Wednesday. We do about 5-6 hours of administrative stuff a week, so we actually have a good amount of time to be missionaries. 

Also, I don't know if you watched any of the morning talk shows this past week but, there is this little boy named Titus Ashby who can shoot a basketball like it's going out of style. He and his family went to New York to do some talk shows this past week after his video went uber-viral. He and his family are in my ward. I just thought I'd name drop on a 2 year old. 

The work is going pretty well. Elder Raddatz and I get along really well and that makes things a lot easier. We are working through the ward and branch rosters trying to contact the unknowns. We've seen a little bit of success out of it, but we are struggling to find new people to teach. You know what that means! Tracting!!! We have a lot to do and are staying busy.  There are lots of people here who work at the aviation plants. 

The Zone is doing really well which is nice. We have 9 companionships in the Zone and 3 of them are opening up areas. It is crazy how big our mission is getting. It is ridiculously huge. It is crazy the amount of missionaries that are coming out. Out of 30+ newbies this upcoming transfer, 14 of them are sisters. It is getting ridiculous. I wouldn't be surprised if this mission splits. 6 hours of church is still 6 hours of church. It is pretty draining. That's all that is going on with me.

That's too bad that the Warriors are playing like the Warriors again. I can't believe Tim Lincecum cut his hair. That is crazy. Next thing you know, Brian Wilson will shave his beard. We ran into this inactive guy yesterday whose son was a Major League pitcher and actually pitched against Barry Bonds. It is pretty cool.

1. There are 18 missionaries in the zone and 11 zones in the mission.
2. Elder Raddatz is a Spanish speaking elder as well. I haven't served with a Spanish speaker since last May.
3. We are in both the city and the suburbs.

Welp, mi familia, have a great week. Keep working hard. 
Love you, Nick

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