well first off i am going to be out a 1 year this week on Thursday. where has the time gone to. it does not seem that i have been out for 1 year. This past week has been a long but busy week. we didn't have any snow earlier this past week but then Friday night during the night it snowed about 4 inches and then during the day on Saturday it snowed another 3 inches and same on Sunday as well. so right now we got close to a foot of snow and people has been saying that we are going to get a lot more snow still to come. i keep thinking whenever they say that. no ones knows when it is going to snow the weather people can only guess when it is going to snow only mother nature knows and then the weather can change in 5 mins. the old saying goes "wait 5 mins and it will change" o get this we was talking about this the other day and he was telling me that i am going to be called to be a district leader next transfer and if that is the case i am going to be transferred cause are district leader that we have right now he is training and so he is going to be in the same area for 2 transfers(12 weeks) at least. and he was telling me that i am going to be down to st. Joseph and be the district leader their. St. Joseph is down on the bottom left hand side of Michigan. and as a district leader i get to go and trade offs every week with different missionaries to see what they need to work on and how they can improve and i also to get to teach district meetings every Wednesday as well. but that it just talk that i am going to be called as a district leaders next transfer but that is 5 weeks away. the Christmas card the reason why i didn't send it out tell now was cause we never went and printed off pictures tell after words and yes i did make that gingerbread house we was at a members house when we made them. the members always make them a week before Christmas but they cant eat them tell new years day. and ours is still in the apartment but we are going to throw them away this week. now mom when the missionaries come over you are going to have to asked them all of the mom ?'s right? lol but asked them where they are from as also you can do this. get their parents emails and take a pic with of them and send it to the parents just like a member did here in Grand Rapids. 50% off of the total purchase man i want one of them. that's nice that tabs had one of those. who was all their for her birthday besides you guys? i think that Louis is going to have fun serving down in SLC history and doing all of that cause he does love history. did he put that on the papers that he love history lol. what was the survey for that you guys had to take in Sunday school. and that's good that Eric stayed for the whole thing. and now this weekend is the Superbowl and you better let me know who is going to win and how good the game went.
this past week here in Grand Rapids we had 15 lessons but what was good about that was that 9 of those lessons was with members which is way good i have not had that many lessons with members at all while i have been out here on my mission. last night around 9:30 we got a call from the Assistants. their is 3 Assistants right now cause 1 of them are going to be going home this next transfer and so they called another one. and 2 of them served here in the Grand Vally ward so they know some of the people that we are teaching and they always what to know how the area is doing. but when they called last night they called to gradulate (i think that's how you spell it) cause i am guessing that Grand Vally has never got that high with members or even lessons since they was in that area but when me and elder Kohler was here we was trying to get that high but it was not working but o well. but we was talking on the phone for about 10 mins and he asked how you guys was and everything and then he asked if he could come to my homecoming and i was like YA you can come to my homecoming and plus he whats to meet the family as well. but i told him it wont be tell February of 2013 when i get home. elder DeHart is from Utah but i cant remember where in Utah. the list that we have gotten from the ward we had to get another one cause we lost it when elder Kohler got transfers and we are going to get in contacted with all of the people on the list and set up appointments with them again. as of right now for this up coming week we have over 20 lessons set but we are going to have to ether move some of them or cancel (mis spelled) some of them cause we wont have a car after Wednesday we have to give it up to greenville for a week. and elder Bullard cant walk on his knee for very long cause it hurts but he is going to try the bus and see how that works on Wednesday. he has a bike but he cant ride bikes know cause of his knee. elder Bullard has served down in st. Joseph for 6 months before he came here. he started his mission Kalamazoo 1st ward and he was only their for 6 weeks and he also served up in Houghton Lake it is a small Branch up their and he was their for 4 and a half months and that was before he went down to st. Joseph but other then that i cant remember where he has served. that is the most north that he has been in Michigan. George i don't know how close he is to getting married cause he is still waiting on rings to come from Africa but we are meeting with him tonight and we are going to talk to him about that and see how much longer. he is ready to get baptized but he has to get married first and then the mission president. President Hess has to interview him cause of some things that he has done in the past. Elmer Ybema is still set to get baptized on the 10 of next month and it is a Friday so we are going to have to do it towards the evening cause a lot of people from the Grand Rapids ward and also from the Grand Vally ward knows him and also a lot of people that lives in the city of Grand Rapids as well. so we are going to be thinking that their is going to be around 50 people their for his baptism.
right now with the ward here in Grand Vally we are starting a thing called "Intoduction to Mormonishm" this is for people can come and learn more about the church and learn what we believe in. the grand rapids ward and the Wyoming ward are going to be invited to do it. we talked to one of the sets of the grand rapids missionaries and told them about it. we are going to do 2 different classes. one of them is going to be the 13 articles of faith and that is going to be taught be a member of a ward. and the second class is going to be taught by us as missionaries. last Sunday when the ward mission leader was talking to the Bishop about it the bishop asked us when are we going to be it cause he thinks that it is a great thing to do. so we are going to do it pretty soon here in the future, most likely this transfer. also what i was thinking about this and i also told the ward mission leader was that after the class or whatever that we could have a tour of the building and tell them all about the building and what goes on in their and in all of the different classrooms. this is going to be herd at the church house here in Grand Rapids.
letters are going to be in the mail hopefully this week so i am working on some. and right now i have 7 letters that i need to write people back. and i have only done 1 so far and that letter is not even done with. o with the missionaries mom. when i was in Greenville i got the address for the mission office their in Pocky and i wrote a missionary that is from Greenville and serving in that mission and he was in Rexburg at one time. but i told he to go and visit Eric and tabs and also the people next door to them as well. and i also told them about Tyler Roberts and his family as well. and i also told the missionaries to stop by your place to make sure that you guys seen them. so you are welcome mom and dad. and now look they are coming over for FHE on the 6th of next month. but that's all for now hope everything is going good and well talk to you next week and hope to HEAR FROM EVERYONE this next week as well.