Hi mom and dad!
Happy Father's Day, dad, even though I'm a couple days late. I'll make it up for not being around for it, we'll have to go see a movie or something. R's baptism this week was great, and he's got a fantastic heart. He's just a genuinely nice guy.
This week has been another good one. I was in Rotherham again on an extended exchange, which went well. I think I was able to help get things ready for transfers, which here are the results for: E. Frahm will now be district leader in my place, and will be coming to Darnall with me and E. Rogers to be in a trio until I go home. E. Bowen will be now serving with an English-speaking missionary named E. Schaeffer, who I don't know at all yet. E. Pohorelicky and Fielding stayed in Rotherham.
I was sick for a couple days this week; my last night in Rotherham I was up all night throwing up, which was unpleasant to say the least. It wasn't anything I ate, because E. Pohorelicky and I ate all the same things and he didn't get sick at all, so I don't know what brought that on. I'm ok now, though, and so don't worry.
One very positive thing going on is with one family we're teaching that's starting to make some progress. We taught them a long time ago when I was with E. Misselwitz I think, and we didn't see them for a long time because they weren't willing to really go anywhere with things. E. Frahm and E. Jaeger (our zone leader at the time) saw them while E. Jaeger came on exchange while E. Frahm was on exchange in Darnall, and they tried by the family. E. Jaeger connected with them really well and layed a great foundation with his explanation of the Apostasy to them, which they finally understood. We've continued teaching them since then and just yesterday they accepted a Book of Mormon and agreed to read it, which they had in the past refused to do. They're also due to come to church, and seem pretty committed to doing so. I'm really happy about this, because I saw the potential in them from the beginning, but they just weren't ready yet. I'm hoping now things will continue to connect and move forward with them.
Thanks for your continued letters and love :) . They really pick my days up. I'm only 5 weeks behind in my journal now, so maybe without having leadership responsibility I'll be able to get all the way caught up and send you a letter, too. I'll do my best :) . I love you very much, and I hope you have a fantastic week!
So we replaced the Ferraris with this new mission vehicle--I've always liked Jaguars. It's too bad I don't have long left to enjoy it, but while I'm here I'll make use of the horsepower.
E. Rogers had his birthday so we lit the ordinary candles sent for my birthday in cupcakes and Twinkies and took pictures.