Monday, March 31, 2014

First Birthday on the Mission

Sorry for not writing the last couple of weeks. We have been working hard and giving lots of service. We are doing lots of yard work for older people because the weather here is Awesome! 50's and 60's every day, although it is windy here a lot. Hopefully it won't dry out too quick! 

Since today is our Preparation day we are going to Tye-dye shirts for our Mission District, then go hangout at the Sand Dunes for a couple of hours.  My Mission District gets along so well. We have me, from Minnesota, Elder Hefner from Arizona, Elder Lecuana from Monterrey, Mexico, Elder Sanchez from California, Sister Owlsey from California, Sister Tiongson from the Philippines, Sister James from New Mexico and Sister Kentner from Florida! We are all from diverse places, but all great missionaries.  Also, my companion and I got a 2014 Toyota Corolla to share with the Sister Missionaries every other week, so it'll help a lot not to ride bikes half the time!

General Conference is coming up fast! It is awesome that we get to hear words from modern day living prophets. It will be an amazing conference.

The Grewells and Swoffords are doing great!  On splits with a member last week at the Grewell's, we read Mosiah 2 together. We have had lessons on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Grace, and the Atonement the last couple weeks. They are committed to watching General Conference! We are going to try and watch it with them. Darrel Swofford is in St, Louis this week visiting his daughter, but we had really awesome lessons with some members about the Plan of Salvation.  We are going to invite both of the families to church for next weekend after General Conference.

We are working closely with a family who is coming back to church, Brandt and Sarah Guidroz. Brandt actually served his mission right here in Boise, ID four years ago! We helped them clean out there movie selection and the drinks in their house. They are super stoked to share the gospel with their friends.

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes. It'll be the best birthday ever because I get to teach the gospel to people on my Birthday! Love, Elder Howard

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