This was last weeks letter:
Your letter you sent me really helped me out, I got it two days ago and I read it whenever I can. I know the church is true mom, I mean look what happened when we lost everything and our family hit rock bottom and look at us now! We are amazing.
The first week of the MTC and the first week of the mission are by far the hardest. Homesickness and Tandasickness are both hard, but we will be blessed for the sacrifice. I know Grandpa Bingham is watching over me, whenever I teach a lesson and have to role play I am always Bill Bingham. I know he loves you so much mom.
Apple Valley is a lot like Idaho Falls, Not a lot to do in the winter when it's cold hardly anyone is outside except for the crazy runners. I am excited for the summer it will be beautiful!
You said you were curious about what I do, well here is the low down:
5. Pray like crazy
The culture is different here. Not a lot of members like in Idaho Falls that is for sure. Everyone here is mostly Lutheran weird huh?
I went on exchanges with the assistants to the Presidents and they were so cool and confident and so happy, I can't wait to be like that! I talked to one of them about our family and he said if you put everything on the altar of sacrifice and give your agency to him he will bless us more than we can imagine.
This week has been crazy, It seems like we are always at the right place at the right time. At first I was all scared to walk up and talk to people about mormons, but now I don't care haha! People can be mean but the wicked take it harsh 1Nephi:18 haha and it's mostly old people. I don't mean to pick a specific group of people but they are the meanest haha. A lot of appointments have fallen through this week but I am working as hard as I can and I know I am going t meet the right person at the right door. I really love you with all my heart and I pray for our family everyday!
My stomach feels way better now. I love you so much
This is this weeks letter:
I can't send pics this week since it is president's day I got stuck with a really ancient computer in the church that somebody probably donated. So I will send double pics next week. I LOVED THE VALENTINES DAY PACKET!! Thank you so much for all the letters, I am going to try to write everybody back today.
So this week was a crazy one. My companion has had stomach pains and he went to the Dr. and hemight have to get his gall bladder taken out.but I am praying he can stay out here cuz he loves it so much. We met this girl named K(name is changed for privacy) by tracting into her house by accident. We taught a short restoration lesson and got another appointment. She cancelled on us but rescheduled and that night our joint teachers fell through. We knew we had to get the rule of 3 so we called sister Pugmire (Ashley Monure's sister) and she was so awesome and brought her visiting teacher with her. Well I was suppose to take the lead on this lesson which I thought pretty much teach the whole lesson. I ended up interrupting Elder Walls like three times haha!But the lesson was super strong with the spirit and I committed her to be baptized and she said YES!!!
That NEVER happens!! She apparently was praying before we knocked on her house and was crying wondering if this was going to be another hard week. She came to church with her 10 year old sister it is so crazy!!
I wish sometimes I could just come sit on your bed and tell you about all these amazing experiences like in the old days. Words cannot describe how much I really miss and love you.
The 3 things I miss the most:
1. All of my family
3. and of course Working out.
Thank you for the positive quote book too.
It's crazy how times of trials bring out who you really are but we already knew that huh?!
Weird thoughts go through your head on your mission, like one minute your thinking about Alma the the next your are thinking about Batman vs Goku, Batman would win of course. :)
Monday, February 4, 2013
So I am so glad everything is turning out to be alright! I got in Minnesota and everything was coming at me a million miles an hour. My companion is a pretty cool guy. I'm in a car area so it inst so bad with the cold. I couldn't believe Ashly's sister is in my ward she got all excited when i told her where i was from. The members are so nice here. Everyone cant believe that I am 18. The airplane was a little freaky but I got over it when we landed. I miss you and everybody so so much. I pray for you all the time and hope everything is working out good.
It turns out that the mission home is the way to send packages because we do transfers about every 6 weeks and you never know where you are going to end up and the mission home can forward it to me no matter where I am at. I don't want to end up like elder Bunt who had people send stuff to his apartment and get transferred and not get his letters. The address for the mission office should be in the packet.
So let me tell you about the last couple days the first appointment I got to was so weird because he was an atheist. He went through a lot in his life with his kids so I think he is angry so he is looking for ways to disprove God. Funny thing my next appointment the same exact thing. Its weird how in IF pretty much everyone in a neighbor hood are Mormon or like the Mormons not here. We went tracting next door next to a member s house and their neighborhood and no one prob cuz they were watching the Superbowl.
Elder walls has been working with him for a while now so I'm excited. Kinda weird going to church too and not having everyone there or not being as big or as full as ours. I miss you all so so so much and I'm so glad you got the BoM I was scared it wasn't going to make it to you. I'm excited to see what things lay for me ahead.
I love you all.