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Jordan, Emily, Natalie, and Zachary

Archive for December, 2008

Ryan’s letter

Tue ,16/12/2008

Hi Family,
Things are going pretty good didn’t do much this week because of sickness. we had some good lessons though one really good one was with the branch president, President Espinosa, it was a really good lesson and our investigator, Ramon, really seemed to understand it well. he also said that he recieved some awnswers to his prayers and he is going to meditate on them. i’m am really excited for him. on saturday we got to go to the temple and help with baptisms for the dead and we were witnesses i really enjoyed visiting the temple and feeling the spirit there again. there was also a baptism on saturday for another companionships investigator and she seemed really excited to be baptized. it is a really small temple though i was suprised. right now it is just kind of cold and humid. outside right now it is about 16 degrees and that’s no fun on a bike but we’ll be ok. otherwise our invertigators are doing good, the family we found and have taught three times now is really awesome and we have a lot of hope for them, they really seem to understand and seem excited about living prophets. we hope to talk a lot about joseph smith next visit. this thursday we get to go to the temple again i’m really excited to do a session in the temple and feel the spirit there. but otherwise i’m doing good. well i went to the doctor last week because for the last few weeks the cold has really been hurting my joints and the doctor said that i have a form of spinal arthritis i guess but i’ll have to see what happens it’s not to bad just annoying. everything else is good though there is just work to do. talk to you all in a week and i’ll call you on christmas!
Love,
Ryan (AKA Elder Frost)

Ryan’s letter to family

Tue ,09/12/2008

Dear Family,
things are going good. there is really not much to report. I couldn’t leave the apartment on monday and on wendsday and thursday the same thing happened. on friday and saturday i was with Elder Greenwood, from the MTC, while Elder Hales and Elder Romney, Elder Greenwood’s companion, went out and worked. Elder Greenwood hurt his back on preperation day catching a football and we think ha pulled something and i was just feeling really gross, you know the whole cold thing. but i’m doing better now. so don’t go crazy i’m good. i got some medicine and i feel much better now. needless to say i’ve had a lot of time to think and to study. i don’t know why but i just felt like reading the bible dictionary from the begining and it is really interesting. i have learned a lot from reading that and from just listening to confrence on my ipod. we had a few lessons though this week we had a really good one with ramon and had a great member present lesson with the new family we found, it was really nice. thank you all for the package that i got i really enjoyed opening it and seeing all of the goodies inside i’m excited to make the brownies and to read and study the ensign. but yep that’s about it nothing too exciting this week but last week there was something really funny that happened with a dog. this dog tried to chase us and out of nowhere came a suburban it hit the dog, didn’t hurt it or anything, but it went right over it and then the dog ran away and stopped chasing us. it was very strange but very funny we called it the judgement. all is going good though it looks like i’m going to stay in this area for another transfer with Elder Hales. i’m excited to see what will happen. well i hope you all have a great week and are enjoying life, just don’t worry about me i’m doing great and remember that all will work out in the end just trust in the lord.
Love
Ryan (AKA Elder Frost)

Ryan’s letter to us

Tue ,02/12/2008

wow that sounds exciting i think jordan will love it. i’m doing better. we are still on bikes but we’ll have to see what happens when it gets even colder the coldest months are january and febuary so we’ll need to see. as far as what i want i have absolutly no idea i think that anything you think would be good would be great don’t worry too much about me.

Ryan (AKA Elder Frost)

Letter from Ryan

Tue ,02/12/2008

HI everyone,
things have been good here we have got some new people to teach and we have high hopes for them. one is a family and the other is a man and his cousin they all seem interested and seemed to understand the lessons well. tracting is a little hard right now because most hispanics don’t like to open their door when it’s cold, sometimes they sen their kids to tell us their sleeping, that’s kindof funny sometimes. it’s mildly annoying but not too bad most of the time they say thing like “my mommy told me to tell you she’s sleeping.” i’ve got the stuff i need for the cold. i’ve been a little sick but its nothing too bad i’ll be better in a day or two. I had to stay in the apartment yesterday by order of the president’s wife so i just kind of rested but i couldn’t sleep so i studied and tried to relax. there are transfers in about a week so i’ll see what happens. Elder Hales thinks i’m going to stay here, but i don’t know, i’ll find out next monday. otherwise things are about the same the dogs are still in the streets, its still windy and things are good around here. Thanksgiving we had dinner with a member family who are really nice, they invited a neighbor over at random who was a little tipsy but he was still very nice and listened and remembered what we said. it was a nice day not to much else has happened otherwise. i hope your all doing great and that everythings all right with you and well i’ll talk to you all in a week.
Love,

Ryan (AKA Elder Frost)