Susan caught Brigham on the computer this morning, so this week’s letter is mostly in Q & A format. J
everything is going well, because we have time to write today! im really sorry about last week, the interviews with president and shopping for food and trying to get a haircut, which i didnt...., took up our whole day. By the way, when elder snyder comes home in 5 weeks (25 august), he has offered to bring home my gifts for you all, and my photo memory card. so if you can wait, he will get them to you. i cannot use my blog, and yes i did get the package last monday! thank you so much! it was just what i needed. last week was not zone conference, just interviews. president spannaus decided to only make them every 3 months instead of every change, but my interview was really good. i talked with him for a long time about gaining true and pure love, more sincere prayers like the examples in the book of mormon, enos, alma etc and how to pray with all energy of heart. he told me that everyone prays differently. for them, it may have been all energy of heart, but for me it may be different. i have to just pray, ponder, pray some more, and listen some more to find out how the spirit will talk directly to me in my prayers. ya i have heard a little from rusty. he is doing pretty well, but if ever you see him, please tell him i expect him to be at church with his dad!
Q: Wow, that’s a quick turnaround for Elder Snyder! ok, so what progress are you making with your testimony, and with the language?
A: im not sure on the exact date for conference, but it is the 20-30 of august. either right before snyder leaves, or just after. he has your contact info, and will call you when he gets home. ya he wants to get home and study right away. he is still doing really well he pushes forward like a champ still! testimony is hard to graph, but im definately making progress. elder snyder is so good at thinking things through down to the very center, and i dont do that, so he helps me pick things apart. language is definatley improving. i gave a talk in church two weeks ago on the retention of members, and as you noticed, i didnt have to call or write you to do my talk for me! how wonderful for us both! haha a lot of people say my accent is improving, and i can definately see it because there are other elders that have a whole change more than me, and still talk lilke they just came from the mtc.....
ya finally a baptism this week. its a little 9 yr old girl who is just dying to get baptized, but her parents are lazy and wont take her to church. its not like at home, where they can carpool with another member, or walk to church, she lives in a big pueblo, her family is the only members there, and its a 30 minute combi drive to the church... hey i love you so much, but i do have to get off now. sorry. i will try to get more in next week. i would love to get a fresh treat! by the way, the singles packets were a very good idea. if you could, when you send a next package, put a date on something, so i know the date you sent it, and i can track how long it will take for stuff to get to me. thanks love you!!!!