Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 16, 2010

OK, so just to start out I am sorry for not writing last week. I'm still pretty sure that I wrote one and watched it send but I can't find it in my sent mail or in my drafts so I don't know what happened to it. Maybe I was dreaming about writing an email to you guys since I love doing it so much. haha

Anyway, that is my bad. But this week is transfers! I was pretty nervous about coming to email today because I was worried that I was going to leave because I am finally getting to know the area and the people in it and usually as soon as that happens you leave. But that didn't happen. I am staying in the same area and am still with the same companion, Elder Reese. So that was a surprise to me. I thought that one of us would leave. But a lot of people in the zone are leaving. Especially in my district. Our District Leader, Elder Riggs and his companion Elder Fowler are getting purged out and the other companionship is losing one of them. So our district is going to be different but I think it will still be alright. Although it is pretty sad. I really enjoyed being around these guys the last six weeks. It's been fun. But I am looking forward to this next transfer and seeing what else I can do in this area.

As for this last week it went pretty good! We got 23 lessons in which is awesome! As a mission we have a goal of getting 20 a week and this is the first week I've gotten 20 in this area. So that was fun. And they were pretty good lessons too. We finally got in with Sam again! That was sweet! We hadn't seen him in 7 weeks or something like that. But he let us in and we had a pretty good lesson and he promised us he would read the BOM this time but he said that last time too and then we didn't see him for 7 weeks. So we'll see next Friday how things are going with him. We also had two lessons with the Miller clan. Which is awesome! There are a whole bunch of people that are in this ward that are all related and they are related to our stake president, Pres Miller, who doesn't really see eye to eye with Pres Archibald so the whole family isn't the biggest fans of missionaries. But I think they are coming to like me and Elder Reese. In fact they have told us that we are the only missionaries they have liked in a while. So we were able to get in and teach two of them a lesson and then one of them even had us over for dinner on Sunday. So that was awesome. It's been fun to see this ward progress and move toward missionary work and liking us as missionaries too. So I am excited to see that in the next six weeks too.

We also had a tie trade with our district. That would have been in my letter last week though. I still don't know what happened to it, but Elder Riggs has a lot of ties and I mean A LOT of them. And he is trying to get rid of a lot of them since this next transfer is going to be his last one. So I was able to get a lot of them from him. I got eight of his ties for one of mine. Not bad, eh? haha.

Other than that not much else has been going on here. The ward is doing pretty great and I am excited to see what we can do here for the next six weeks!

Thanks for everything. I love you guys!

Elder Townsend

PS...you will never guess what we saw on the way to the library today! We were sitting at a stop light and then we saw a cop car with its lights on coming toward us. It was going very slow which I thought was really weird. Then as it got closer I saw a bunch of cars behind it and I thought maybe someone was having a police escort. But then as he was coming through the light I saw this big Mexican looking guy on a tiny little dirt bike in front of him. And then we realized that is who he was chasing and he was only going like 20mph. We all laughed and watched as the cop went and drove up next to him and then the guy flipped the cop off. Then the guy behind us got mad at us because the light was green. It was the best moment of my day so far! haha

All the ties I got from DL Elder Riggs

This is me wearing this kids sweatshirt and riding his awesome bike! That was a fun day.

This is me and the Easterbrook kids. They are an awesome family and have us over for dinner a lot. The oldest one is Meschack or something like that... I don't know how to spell that. But he is hilarious! I love getting to know the youth in the wards.

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