Monday, January 20, 2014

Week 27- Gilbert

Hi mom and family! i am doing very well! and yes i know you start out every letter with "how are you doing?" and not gonna lie, i would never tell you if i wasn't doing well! haha but yes i am doing well. man that is crazy weather. it was a little chilly last night, but obviously only relatively. it was about 50 maybe. maybe a little more. they say my blood has thinned out from the summer, so that is why i'm so cold. i just think i'm a wimp. anyway... you stayed home? how was it for them? how was north carolina? and how does calv and court's house look? Is courtney getting a belly from the baby? i'm so excited.
new years resolutions? cool cool. january 1 came and went and we forgot to do new years resolutions. but there's always next year. haha just kidding we'll probably get caught up. make sure they stick to their goals! (use the SMART acronym). anyway... you're going to have them do their own laundry? not bad... they'll turn out much better than me. i certainly never knew how to. not until college ha. i think marcus could do well in track. or cross country or something? does he like to run? i certainly do not.
that's cool that you are doing youth conference! i never did that. at least i don't think i did. my suggestion to get kids over there... use food/candy in the minute to winit stuff. We did a little bit of that for our christmas party. it was pretty fun.
missionary work is going great! i love this area. I've been here forever but i still love it. We're still working on the 6th ward. all of our success comes from pioneer ward. The Bishop is awesome (Bishop Turley), and we got a new EQ presidency too. they are studs! we're way excited. We are teaching Alle, who just had her baptismal interview. She is getting baptized on January 11. I don't know if i mentioned it, but she and Eric got married on december 28. it took a while, but it happened. She is doing great. We are way excited for her. We are also teaching the slaughter family. We first taught them once at the end of december. I think i may have already mentioned them to you. They are doing awesome. Sister Slaughter gave the greatest prayer in history the other day. They are on date to be baptized on January 25. We do not have anyone on date for February, and our stake president keeps asking us about it. faith and dilligence. and patience. Dad told me about your goal to bring a family into the Gospel! that is great! and if he didn't tell you yet, tell dad 'sorry' for me for spilling the beans.
Are all the people that we've baptized still active? Frank, the first guy we baptized is having a hard time, but the rocabado family is all still active. Martin, the father baptized on november 23, just gave a talk in sacrament a week ago. He did so good. you would never had guessed he had been a member for a month. We're still working on getting him to the temple. he just received a calling as ward missionary though! so he'll be working closely with us now. Brent Gray is still active and is working with the primary kids now. He teaches 10-11 i think with a former bishop. he is doing awesome! he has almost finished the book of mormon again, after restarting after his baptism. and he just was baptized on December 14! he is a stud. I feel inadequate when i am around him haha. Christine moody (not baptized but a former inactive member) is still coming to church and doing awesome. She was sure the Gospel wasn't true, and then she came to church. Kinda like martin. ummm.... Eric (alle's husband) is still active. Alle had to stay home with her sick daughter yesterday for church, and eric came by himself. partly because Alle forced him i think. which is good and bad haha. And the slaughter family has come the last 3 weeks. pretty awesome. i think i answered your question.
yes i got the package of treats. the cookies are seriously the greatest cookies i've ever had in my life. david's cookies are where it's at. Elder Abramson loves them too. The other day he said, "WHO IS DAVID?! that man deserves a prize." anyway... yes i already had a jesus the christ. but i'ts okay. i may just give the newer one to my comp because the older one you gave me has a little more in it for some reason. i'm not sure what i'm going to do with the stocking though.
That's awesome to hear that austin is going out! that kid is a stud. Anyway...
Love you mom and family!
Love, elder bronson

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