Well, i am not quite sure what exactly happened at home over the past couple weeks. It seems that life must have gotten both more serene and routine while simultaneously more hectic and crazy. I think that was the most amount of blog posts that has been posted for a long while. Good to see that life has slowed down enough to post all of the craziness on line. It also seems to be even more crazier than ever, with new cars, Chinese new year celebrations (complete with lanterns) and sedated children. Time has just become one blur if you ask me. Well i am glad to hear that everyone was okay in the accident, and that i am no longer the owner of the biggest dent, bump, or scratch for the civic. Way to go malan, and feel free to surpass my achievements in any other similar areas. I am also aghast that bow ties are being worn to church, and v-necks are being worn in public. California seems to have been invading our house. I guess it was bound to happen sometime sooner or latter.
So in order to placate the masses back home. My birthday went quite well. On my actual birthday i had three cakes, and then had brisquit on Sunday with the browns. It turned out really good, and was a fitting end to an excellent birthday weekend. The only thing that could have made it any better, would have been some blue bell ice cream. But i guess there has to be some sort of sacrifice.
This past week has also been a good one in terms of missionary work. First off, we are busily preparing for Bubba's baptism this Saturday. Due to the fact that i can't remember anything in the past, past a couple of days, I cant remember how much i have told y'all about Bubba. So I will go ahead and give y'all a background on Bubba. Bubba is a stud, he is 18 years of age, and he has just moved in with some members of the ward, because his stepfather is abusive. We started teaching him about a month and a half ago, and he has been golden ever since. He has accepted everything with no hesitation, and has now put serving a mission on his bucket list. He also really likes to dance, and plans to be on so you think you can dance at some point in the future. I believe if you look up "How to ask a girl to prom" on you tube his video comes up as one of the top videos. He is yellow, if you want to check it out. The coolest part of his story though, is his greatest motivation behind getting baptized. Which is the fact that he wants more than anything to be baptized for his real dad, who died when he was three. It is a long story behind that, but suffice it to say that Bubba up to this point has lived with feeling that his real dad was the only person that really loved him. So this is a great way for him, to reciprocate that love. It is a cool story all the way around, and to quote cheesy lyrics of songs played all to often on the radio and stake dances, the rest is still unwritten. Which is probably even more exciting.
The other exciting news this week is that we had one of our investigators Shane, commit to be baptized. He is 19, so we had to pass him off to the singles ward, but we all play for the same team. Right? And he has five others in his family, that we are hoping will start coming to the family ward. He is really cool, and some guy we just met on the street also about a month and a half ago. The coolest thing with him, is not his dancing prowess but rather the change that has been evident not only in him, but in his home this past month. Just another testament, on the power and efficacy of the atonement and the reality of repentance.
The other exiting news is actually not that exciting, but more sensational. Bryce Grabaus sister passed out in the middle of sacrament meeting this past Sunday. Needless to say it created no small stir. Don't worry she is okay. But still it was a good reminder to always be on your toes.
Well I hope this letter was of appropriate length. And that everyone continues to do so well back home. I love this gospel, and continue to find the up most joy, in helping others come unto Christ. Thanks for all of the support.
PS Tell Johnny I got his letter.