May 6, 2013
So this last week was a pretty busy week. Nothing really special happened we were just super busy trying to contact a bunch of less active families and part member families. We finally got our first referral since I’ve been here!!! It’s a Filipino family who are very kind and very open to religions. They are friends of another Filipino family in our ward and the people in our ward think they will really accept us and love the message we share. We only met the Dad of the family. We're gonna go back this week and teach the first lesson! We are so excited for it!!! And our other investigator got her baptism date moved back to the 18th of this month I think. Which is good cause we still have a lot that we need to make sure she understands before she gets baptized. Lots of people don’t realize that we don’t just baptize anyone. They have to have a testimony of the Church before and really understand what they are doing.
Last week there was a pretty big fire outside of Alamogordo. A transformer short circuited or something and leaked whatever it is that’s inside of it all over the pole and ground and started a huge fire. The telephone pole looked really cool cause it was completely engulfed in flames. I got a cool picture of it! Also there’s this place here called the snake pit. Its.....interesting. A bunch of redneck old guys go out and catch rattlesnakes and put them in this deep pit. You pay 50 cents and get a balloon and tie it to the end of a fishing pole and move it around their heads and they strike at it!! It’s sooooooo crazy! haha it was actually really fun. I got some cool pictures a video of it. Hopefully I’m able to send it home haha its pretty crazy.
Well I hope everything is going great for everyone! I’m so thankful for the letters and emails I get every week and all the love and support!! And those pictures of the old run down house is really not where I’m staying. I just wanted to see what my mom had to say about that! Haha, I've tricked her too many times she’s catching on now! I love you all!
(So here is the picture he sent me last week of where he said he was moving too. Ya, I didn't believe him that he was moving there but I thought he really was moving lol! He's not moving, his address is the same.)
Here are the other pictures he talked about in his letter.