Dad! it's nice to get your email haha i don't know why i haven't been getting yours! and thank you for the lesson about the catholic church. i've actually been studying a little bit about it here and there because one of the couples we are teaching is super catholic and proud of it and they like to object to a lot of the things we have to say, so i have to make sure i really try to think how they would think and ask myself questions that i think they would ask so that i can have an answer for them. you had 42 converts?! holy hannukah, i would feel super accomplished if i left here with 10.. that's so many! i know the work is different here than it was there, but still, that's impressive. i know the spirit is the true teacher. its actually been a big help lately and i'm grateful for it. and thank you for sharing your story/testimony with me. sometimes its hard for me to understand how non-members feel because the only thing i've ever known is the church, and so i can't really put myself in their shoes and know completely how they feel.. but we do our best! and speaking about "rezando" .... we actually went to the hospital last night to give blessings to 2 people who were in the MICU and in one of the little rooms, the ladies family was doing that. it was the first time i'd seen someone praying the rosary and i really don't understand it! its not talking at all...and i know that God hears all prayers, so what they're doing when they do that counts for something, but it really leaves me scratching my head at how lost people actually are.. just makes me that much more grateful i was brought up by goodly parents who love the Lord haha
LOLO'S. i LOVE that place. it's so good, i'm so jealous you all got to go there. and even more jealous that you went with Haley's family haha but yes, i got the newsletter and my card, thank you so much! i love your basketball pictures, but i want to see one of you dunking it! haha can you make it happen? that's so cool tho, i tell everyone that dad's a blackbelt and that you played college basketball. i have the coolest parents. i did not buy a suit, we didn't have time! the empire state building was sooooo sick! i'll send you guys some pictures. tell beto to do work in volleyball! i wish i could be there to watch him play.. blahh. but okay, i would appreciate some money for shoes haha my shoes are torn up pretty bad! no rush tho, i think they still have a little bit of life in them!