exercise daily, walk with God. (and if you're feeling extra motivated TRItulare)
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Hey there dearest family and friends.
I hope all is going well at home but from the tidbits of information I get about the world, it sounds like things are pretty crazy outside the bubble of full-time missionary work.
an example tidbit of information.
Us: Hey Don can we meet with you Tuesday at three?
Don: Ya. Hopefully a nuclear war hasn't started by then.
also a less active member informed us that we were supposed to find a cellar and stay there all day on Thursday due to the planet that was going to collide with the earth.
Really makes a missionary wonder what is happening in the outside world, but also makes a missionary really grateful that they don't know. (and a little bit makes a missionary think their investigators are wild but what's new.)
SO. Last week I told you Ruben got baptized and THIS week I tell you that He is legitimately considering serving a mission. Seriously every time we go over there we spend the next ten years talking about how amazing he is. I want to tell you all his conversion story, but I also want to do it justice. but basically he has changed EVERYTHING about his life.
Being with Cindy was this week was incredible too. We taught her on Thursday and then said, "Hey you should come to the ward party tomorrow, and then the women's broadcast the next day, and then church the next day." and then she did all those things...so we basically spent all weekend with her.
The ward party was a fun time. The Spanish group in Tulare put it on. They certainly know how to throw a party. I'm considering majoring in latino dancing now. We had five non-members at the ward party and Ruben laughed at us for not knowing the names of all the different Spanish foods.
There was also zone conference. I laughed. I cried. (mostly due to the fact that it was Sister Murray's last zone conference and I've only experienced one zone conference without her.) I felt the spirit.
Our service hours this week were used at the big-deal scout fundraiser the ward put on. Which happens to be an entire triathlon called the tritulare triathlon. (hence the subject line.)