Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24th, 2012

Best week of my mission!

I'm not going to lie, my first transfer was a little rough.  But this last week was SO great.  Finally I'm LOVING MY LIFE!  Yeah.  It was great. 

It started out last Monday.  We went to the wax museum in Centro and it was SUPER Fun.  Way more fun than I thought it would be.  I don't know if it's just because I haven't done anything "fun" for a while, but wow.  I loved it.  I took a lot of really great pictures there that I will be sure to send you soon.  We went with the Zone Leaders and Elder Black and his companion and the Sisters.  It was a party.  

Tuesday I went on splits with our district leader, Elder Sosa.  He is from Uruguay and he is super funny and super hard to understand.  He has such a weird accent.  But he's great.  We're best friends.  It was a good day.  Our morning wasn't super successful, but on the bus ride to lunch, who should I see but J!  Yes, the very Jose who contacted us and speaks English and all that.  He seemed happy to see me.  I talked to him to see how he was doing.  He's doing a little better, things still haven't totally calmed down yet.  But he said his parents don't really want him changing religion, but he's 42 years old, so it's fine if we meet with him somewhere other than his house.  So we are going to try to have a lesson with him in the chapel some time this week.  Was I put on that bus for a reason?  I think yes.

That afternoon we went with C D.  We took one of his good friends, H, who just got baptized into our ward.  H didn't let us talk the whole time!  He literally spent an hour bearing his testimony to C while Elder Sosa and I sat there feeling awkward.  But the Spirit was really strong and C seemed absolutely amazed at who H has become.  So we left that lesson praying something he said would stick and help C want to change.  

Next we went with G.  We got there and found out that her cousin who has been trying to convert her to some other church offended her really bad and she doesn't want to talk to him anymore.  In fact, she wished she was with us when it happened because she really was pretty depressed about it and I guess she feels good when we teach her.  That, my friend, is the Holy Ghost.  So that was sad but kind of awesome at the same time!  We taught her the restoration and it went really well.  She's been reading the Book of Mormon every day and she loves it.  She told us she wants to get baptized!  WHAT?!  So we put a date for October 13th.  Great day.

Wednesday we had a zone conference with two other zones because Elder De Hoyo of the 70 was there to talk to us!  He was super awesome and we learned a ton of things that we want to do better and apply in our teaching.  We left there super pumped to try out our new ideas.  We had a lesson that afternoon with B, just to stop by and see how she was doing.  On the way over there we invited her neighbor to join us and she did!  So we basically ended up just teaching her.  We applied everything we had just learned in the conference and it went super well.  Her name is M and she told us she wants to be better and get closer to God but doesn't feel "full" when she goes to the Catholic church. GOLDEN!  We had her say the closing prayer and she felt the Spirit so strong she started crying!  She knows it was an answer from God and she wants to keep going with us.  Our leaders really do know what they are talking about!  

Thursday we had an appointment fall, so we prayed to know where to go.  The Spirit told us to go with the S G family.  On the way, Elder Heath felt impressed to contact two different people, both of which were awesome!  The first one is named M, he's about 20 years old and he told us he has sinned against God and his family and he wants to repent but doesn't know how.  Perfect!  The other was a couple.  We started contacting them and the man says "Yo soy Mormon."  He's an inactive member and his wife is a non member that live in our area.  They have 5 kids!  The oldest recently died though, so hopefully this message will help them through that.  After contacting them, we had a really mediocre lesson with L.  She doesn't really want to know if the church is true, so she'll never find out.  After that, we went to check up on C and he was super happy!  He said he's been doing what H told him too: reading the Book of Mormon when he feels "inquieto" (not sure how to translate that one into English.  GoogleTranslate?) and it's really been helping him!  He told us he wants to change and he's going to stop scheduling parties on sunday so he can come to church!  What?!!!  That was enough to make my day.  Then we went with the N family.  Only G was home, and she told us that when we first knocked on her door, she had been praying for something to help her family.  She said it was a miracle that her husband invited us to come back because he never does that.  So she knows we are sent from God.  She wants to go to church and try it out, but her husband is the one having problems committing himself to it.  They couldn't come this week AGAIN because of work, but she said she isn't going to schedule any appointments on sunday this week so they can go.  I really hope they can!  We are going to focus more on C now since the other 3 are already basically converted.  

Friday night we taught the Restoration to M.  She was very receptive and also accepted to be baptized on October 13th, so we just need to prepare her to make sure she's ready.  Also, she's going to have to come to church some time.  2 times actually.  But she will.  After, we went with G and brought our newly called ward missionaries with us.  They are two girls that are about our age and are preparing to go on missions themselves.  They're super great! They come with us to every lesson with G now, and they are already buddies with her.  Also, they are going to call 6 more ward missionaries.  LOVE THIS WARD!  Elder Heath says we literally have the best ward mission leader and the best bishop he's had in his entire mission.  But anyways, we taught Guadalupe the plan of salvation.  It was great.  

Saturday was a big fat failure.  Every single appointment fell through except with L.  It doesn't matter how many times and how clearly we explain the restoration to that guy, he just doesn't get it.  He sees no need to change religions.  he thinks they are all the same and will take you to the same point.  So we are done going with him.  That is one of the biggest lies Satan tells these days.  I hate it.

Sunday C came to church!  And after the meeting, he told us he wants to get baptized!  So great!  But he's got a lot of repenting to do first, so we aren't really sure when he'll be ready.  M couldn't come, mostly because of her husband, but we went and talked to him after church and we'll be okay now I think.  G didn't come either for some reason, and she can't come next week either because she is going on vacation with her family.  But she still wants to get baptized, so we had to push back her date to October 20th.  We are doing a family night with her today.  

Thanks for the letters everyone!  Sounds like you are all doing great!  I'll read the rest of them tonight!  I got that package with the pictures from Gwen (very cute) and the emails from my friends.  Thanks!  I'm about out of time, so I'll talk to you next week!  Be good and pray for our investigators!  I love you all!

-Elder Pew

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17th, 2012

What a week.  You probably already figured that out by the subject.  More on that later.

I don't have a lot of time today because Elder Heath wants to go to the Wax Museum in Centro with Elder Black, one of his friends from the mission who goes home next week, so yeah.  I'll be brief.  
Regular P-Day schedule - Normal except we only have one hour of companion study, then we clean the house, drop off our laundry at the lavenderia down the street, walk to Chedraui (a target-like store close to our house) for groceries, come back change the clothes to the dryer, print off letters, go read them, get laundry back, fold it, put it away, write, do whatever (play basketball, go to centro, get a haircut if needed, etc.).  6:00 P- Day ends and we go teach people and assume regular missionary life for the next 6 days.  

We got a lot of good references from members this week and a ton of new investigators.  I'll tell you about the ones that end up progressing next week.  But there's one named G, a reference from Hermana S.  She's 23 and has a pretty lame family life- like her parents still hit her and everything.  Lame.  But she wants to change and set a good example for her siblings.  She's been looking for God lately and has been going to some other church where her uncle is a pastor.  But she feels the spirit a lot with us and really likes listening to what we teach her.  She didn't come to church this week because she had already promised to go with her uncle, but she's coming next week.  We feel like she could be pretty great.  She was super interested in the Book of Mormon and really likes reading, so she'll read it, pray about it, and get an answer, and hopefully have the courage to act on that answer.  

We couldn't find F all last week.  I hope he's still alive.

We taught C the restoration this week.  It went really well.  He understands what we are saying, he just doesn't really feel the need to change yet.  We decided not to go back with him the rest of the week because his friend who referred us to  him has been out of town and we want to take him with us next time.  

The N family is doing great.  They are super busy, but still read and pray and everything and really want to know if this is for them.  They aren't sure still, though.  And they couldn't come to church.  How do you think you can be sure if you don't come to church?  You can't.  But they'll make it one of these days and know that this Church is true.

No, we didn't have anyone in church this week again.  Kind of disappointing, but at the same time, I'm kind of used to it by now.  We did manage to get another inactive to come out.  His name is Hno P, he's about 28 years old and is a marijuana addict and his brain is completely fried.  So there's still some work to do there.  But hey, he came.  And Hermano C came again, so that's a good sign.  

We went with Hermano R again this week.  I love that Dune buggie of his!  Also, he bought us tacos on the way home, so he's pretty much just the best.  

We had a stake activity this week to celebrate Mexican Independence day.  We weren't going to go because we didn't have any investigators to bring, but about 1 hour before a member told us to go with his friend and invite him, so we did and he came!  His name is L, he's an old guy who lives alone.  He was very talkative and friendly and had a good time at the activity, so we'll see what happens with him.  They fed us tamales at this activity, and the next day they did not do good things to my belly.  I felt pretty nasty all Saturday morning, and then after we took a bus ride to lunch it was just too much.  Yep, I barfed in the street.  But after that I immediately felt better and we had a good rest of the day.  

Yesterday was Mexican Independence day, which pretty much just meant more drunk people than usual and more people not home.  Fun fun.  

Yesterday they also called some ward missionaries (finally) and counselors to our ward mission leader.  One of them is the old ward mission leader, and the other is a recently returned missionary.  He served in (be excited dad) Oaxaca!  Which sounds like a crazy place!  He said there were a lot of indigenous people who didn't even speak spanish, just weird native american languages.  Also, they fed him crickets, parrots, and armadillos (which he said are delicious).  Anyways, we're enjoying the extra help.  

I'll respond to letters next week, hopefully I'll have more time.  But to explain the picture if Timo didn't, there were always super weird commercials on the Spanish channel when we watched the world cup for "El Indio".  There was always a guy with a huge indian hat thing speaking in spanish that we could never understand that we always laughed at.  So yeah.  

Also, I don't think we can go to the office to check for packages on p-day.  We aren't supposed to leave our zone.  The  zone leaders go there every once in a while for some reason or another and bring us back our mail and packages and stuff whenever they can, so I just have to be patient.  So far I haven't gotten anything, so maybe I'll get it soon.  Or maybe it didn't make it.  Oh well, that's life in mexico.  You don't have to send me peanut butter, that's just the only thing I miss so far.  No, I didn't go to the temple when we arrived.  We did our training and met our companions in a chapel right next to it, but we didn't do a session or anything.  

So the strap on my shoulder bag broke last week, and I've been looking for a place to find a new one but so far every backpack I've found is either pink or has a WWF wrestler on it, so I haven't bought one.  I'll look in Centro today, but I'd love it if you could check and see how much it would be to order one online or something and just have it shipped to the mission home instead of our house.  Let me know next week, ok?  If not, I'll just keep looking.  

I've read enough of the letters to know that BYU lost.  Lame.  Glad I'm in Mexico.  I hope Timo had fun at homecoming and everyone had a good week!  I love you all!  Also, Granny, Grandpa, Teresa, Erika, or whoever are all family, so they can actually send me emails if they want.  It's not against the rules.  So if you want to spread the word about that, that would be great.  

I can't think of what else to write.  I'm excited for this week though.  We're working with a lot of people and a lot of them are pretty solid.  Pray for them to accept the message and that we can find the others who are ready.  And especially that people will come to church this week.  I love you all!  Talk to you next week!  

-Elder Pew

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012

This was a pretty good week.  The ward gave us a big fat list of inactives and part members they want us to visit, so that's mostly what we've been doing.  And when I say big fat, I mean like 100 names, and that's just our area, not counting the other two areas in this ward!  This ward could be 3 if everyone was active, no joke.  But yeah, we've been going around with inactives all the time.  We were successful in reactivating a man and his daughter who came to church for the first time in 7-ish years yesterday!  Sweet!  Their names are Hno C and E.  Hno C's wife and one of his daughters are not members and he has a son and another daughter who are also inactive, so our plan is to reactivate them and baptize the others.  Pretty sweet.  

In working with inactives, there are two things I want to say to every member of the church:

1. Treat everyone nicely (especially new converts) and always be a good example.

Don't do anything that would drive someone away from the church.  Treat everyone the way Jesus would, and always try to do what's right.  Your wrong actions don't always go unnoticed, and can cause people to doubt their own testimonies and prevent those who would join the church from doing so.  You are a member of the organization that Jesus Christ himself has established on the earth.  Act the part.  Your actions effect much more than just those around you and yourself.  There are families and children and grandchildren of people who grow up without the church because a member offended their parents or grandparents, and it's a sad thing to see.  Everyone deserves to grow up and enjoy the blessings of this church.  Think of how much this church has blessed your life, and try your best to not do anything to rob others of that same blessing.

2. Don't get married outside of the church.

So many inactive families are a result of this!  Don't settle for anything less than a temple marriage, an eternal marriage, and a spouse who will raise your children in the gospel.  

These are the two main reasons people fall away.  If every member followed this counsel, the vast majority of inactive members would still be active and thousands, if not millions more people would enjoy the blessings of activity in Christ's church.  Yes, people shouldn´t get offended, but do your part.  That's my rant for the week.

We have placed M on a once a week visit basis.  She didn't come to church again and has a lot of complicated stuff to sort out that are impeding her from keeping some of the commandments.  So yeah, pray for a miracle there.  We already fasted for one.  

Apparently in the adult session of stake conference, Elder Johnson told all the members to think of a name and write it on a paper to give to the missionaries.  He also said that this is their time to receive the gospel!  So we ended up with about 5 or 6 references from that.  So far we've only been able to get ahold of one.  His name is CD.  He is a referral from the old bishop (the week before stake conference we got a new bishop and he's incredible!), and he's super cool.  He's divorced and lives alone in a super awesome house where he hosts parties for a living.  Yep.  Pretty sweet.  So we went over there and helped him set up for one of his parties and then talked to him for a little.  He's really nice and I hope he'll be good!  He couldn't come to church this week, but he really wanted to and he said he will this next week.  He has some really great support in the church with Obispo L so that will really help.  

We have also been teaching a family of four, the N family.  They consist of C and his wife G, and their two children C Jr. (13) and M (11).  They're really great.  They are a more functional family than a lot of member families in the United States.  They really want the best for their kids and to know what is right for them.  We taught them the restoration and the Spirit was super strong.  They could all feel it, and they said they would read the Book of Mormon, pray to know it's true, and get baptized when they do!  They also couldn't come to church, but it's because Georgina is a doctor and sometimes has to work on Sundays.  But they are coming this week.  They are so cool!  I love them!

We met a new investigator at church of all places.  His name is Francis Fruits Flowers, and he's met with the missionaries before.  In fact, he's been going to church for about a year and a half.  Why is he not baptized?  Not sure, but we're going to try and solve that.  We had a lesson with him right then and there, and he seems really cool.  He's about 28 years old and he actually found the church in California (He doesn't really speak English though.)  It seems like he really doesn't understand the restoration still, since he still thinks all churches lead you in the same direction and it doesn't really matter which you join.  But he does feel the spirit in our chapel and that's why he keeps coming.  So we're going with him tomorrow and hopefully we can get him ready to be baptized soon.  

Some super good news:  Our old stake president just got called as ward mission leader!  He's going to be really great and helpful and we're going to have a lot more help now than we did.  I'm super excited.

Micah - Good luck running for student council.  Keep up your undefeated streak in soccer! 

Izak - Yes, I am counting and wow! 5 goals already!  Why are you doing this now that I'm not there?  Behave yourself in math class.  You should know better than to get caught ;)  But yeah, you gotta love clueless subs!  Learn those new imagine dragon songs on the bass, ok?  Ok.  Keep taking care of Timmy for me!

Zane - You should be a missionary for Halloween.  Cheer extra loud for me when we beat Utah this week, ok?  Thanks!  

Gwen - That's great that you saw your cousin Scott.  I hope you told him Hola for me.  Don´t be scared of dogs!  I get barked at by at least 7 or 20 dogs every day.  And why did you make poor Luke wear a fairy dress?  Fat kid with a lightsaber's really funny.  You should watch Fat kid with a lightsaber vs. Saruman now.  I watched it at work one day and we were all laughing really hard.  I don't really know why, now that I think about it it's really stupid.  But you'll laugh I'm sure!  You´re cute.  

Dad - I definitely told J that the gospel is what he needs right now when he called me to drop us.  It felt like a breakup almost.  We've been texting him a lot, just to see how he's doing and to invite him to the baptism and stuff, but he hasn't responded yet.  And we don't really feel like it would be super smart to go over to his house right now after what's been going on in his neighborhood.  But yeah, I'm sure he'll find his way back eventually.  We drop anyone who is not showing signs of wanting to make commitments, because if they aren't going to keep commitments they aren't going to progress, and we're wasting our time when we could be with people who really are ready.  We talked to our mission president about it, and he said to just keep going with the people who are progressing, even if they don't come to church, if they are reading and praying keep going.  So that's what we're doing.  

Shoot!  I'm wearing a red tie right now!  I'll put them away!  Sounds like things went well aginst Weber State and that the Utes had fun against the Aggies.  Hehe.  

Good for Spencer, and for the Democrats.  The first Old Yeller quote that came to mind was "NO MORE PURPLE!"  Good times.  

Mom - Didn't have time to read your letter yet.  I'll print it and read it later.  Also, I miss peanut butter.  It's super expensive here.  Also, if you could send me a memory card in one of these packages that would be great, i think I only have one here right now.  I'll send you one once I have a backup.  Love you!

Basic schedule every day - Get up at 6:30.  Devotional with the roommates (prayer, scripture, prayer).  Stretch my sore legs.  Run with Elder Brighton if it's my turn, do 50 pushups and 100 crunches if it's not.  Eat yogurt with Granola in it for breakfast.  Shower.  Brush teeth, get dressed, do hair, shave, pray.  8:00 personal study.  9:00 companion study.  11:00 language study.  11:30 head out the door to an appointment, or go looking for less active members.  Contact people on buses, knock on doors when appointments fall through.  2:00 lunch with a member.  3:00 We should be leaving, but we've usually just barely been served the food at this point.  4:00 appointments, trying to find less active members, knocking on more doors, buying food in little shops to survive.  9:00 Go home, plan for the next day.  10:00 fill out the area book.  10:20 brush teeth, wash face, pray.  10:30 sleep.   

That's about it for this week!  I love you!  Cheer hard for our cougars!

Elder Pew

Monday, September 3, 2012

September 3, 2012

Elder Heath and Elder Pew
This was not a successful week.  We started the week with 7 investigators and ended with...1.  I´ll explain.

Nobody progressed a whole lot.  We had a great lesson with Flor and Alma about the restoration.  We watched the movie with them and the Spirit was really strong.  But they didn´t come to church for the third week in a row. Not quite their time yet.

It´s been impossible to get ahold of O this week.  We make appointments, he´s not there.  Going to have to drop him too.

B and G have literally done nothing about their situation.  Also, they didn´t come to church.  They´ve been taught all the lessons before, so there´s not a whole lot we can really do with them at this point.  

We were teaching the niece of one of the members named V, don´t know if I mentioned her in the last email, who lives in the same house, but she also refuses to come to church.  Her excuse was that she goes and visits her mom on weekends, but this weekend she was around and still didn´t go.

Saturday was especially bad.  Remember that J guy that speaks English and sounded totally golden?  We had a lesson with him Wednesday and it went really well.  He basically told us he feels far from God and wants to repent and turn his life back around.  Want to just get in the baptismal font?  Yes, he did, until some really unfortunate things happened to his best-friend´s dad and three of his neighbors (I´ll tell you what happened after the mission) and he kind of turned into an emotional wreck.  He called us Saturday and said he wasn´t really feeling up to talking to us anymore because of all that´s happened.  Poor guy.  Hopefully he gets it all figured out again soon.  The same day we were supposed to have an appointment with Lurdes, but we got a really confusing text from her basically saying "I don´t want you to come over anymore."  Yikes.

Don´t let any of that alarm you.  It´s not dangerous here.  I always feel safe pretty much everywhere in our area.  And I´ll be protected from anything that does happen.    

M, on the other hand, has been doing really well.  We went over there on Thursday and she just looked different.  There was more light in her face.  Come to find out, she´d been having family prayer and Book of Mormon study every night.  What?  Who told her to do that?  The Spirit.  So yeah, that was great.  But we were supposed to go over there Saturday night, and she wasn´t there.  And then SHE didn´t come to church.  We were going to drop her too, but after talking to Pres. Wagner (mission President) we decided not to yet.  

If anyone´s counting, you´ll realize that we had a grand total of 0 investigators in church.  It was very frustrating.  What have I been doing the last 3 weeks if I still have nobody at church?  So yeah, we´re going to pretty much start from scratch again.  We´re going to focus on finding people who really are prepared to hear our message and act on it, not just people who are to nice to tell us no.    

Today was kind of weird.  I had to go to Guadalajara Centro to sign some stuff for my Visa.  I actually went down to the Mission Offices last night with Elder Brighton (the other gringo greenie that lives in our house) and all the white guys from our generation slept down there and then went over to the Mexican Consolate this morning.  The Centro´s pretty cool.  We actually went there my first P-day.  We were going to go to the zoo that´s in our zone, which I was actually excited for (look how much I´ve already changed!), but it wasn´t open so we went to centro, which is basically a zoo anyways.  There´s tons of super old catholic cathedrals, statues, cool old buildings, and real live asians complete with Chinese restaurants (There were literally about 5 of them.  No joke. [Chinese restaurants, not asians]).  Yeah.  

Anyways, it was fun to see Elder Duncan again.  He´s opening an area too, but in Vallarta where it´s super hot and humid.  Sounds miserable there this time of year.  I don´t know why people would want to vacation there, but whatever.  

Yesterday was stake conference.  It was great.  The area president of Mexico, Elder Johnson of the Seventy, and his brother, Elder Johnson of the Seventy, were both there.  I don´t remember their first names.  President Wagner (Mission President) was also there.  Why?  We got a new stake president.  So we got to hear from all three of these awesome guys.  It was great.  I hope the members were paying good attention because they talked a lot about missionary work.  President Wagner had all of us missionaries stand up and said to the young-men "These are your examples.  You will never fulfill the full potential of what God has in store for you if you do not serve a mission."  Awesome.  

Thanks for the quotes mom!  No, I haven´t been sick yet from the food, except for one day when I was super constipated.  But other than that I´ve been fine.  I am very careful.  We eat with the members for lunch every day at 2, and we do whatever we can to not starve for the rest of the day.  We buy cheap stuff at the little store things people have in their houses like donuts (which are amazing here) and fruit.  No we don´t have bikes, we walk and ride buses when necessary.  I´m good on medicine.  I don´t miss anything really, Mexican treats are really good!  Elder Heath likes everything, especially Heath Bars.  We had another run in with the rain in Hno Ramos´s buggy.  This time it got so wet that it died and we had to push it down a hill on the highway to get it started again.  Crazy.  Tell Spencer ( a friend who just returned from his mission TODAY!) hi for me.  You can give him a big hug too, if you want.  And maybe a kiss on the cheek.  Or the hand.  Just make him feel a little uncomfortable, ok?  Thanks.

Dad-  Victory!  I´m glad BYU won!  I haven´t read the details yet, but I´m excited.  Steph actually sent me one of the new BYU football shirts for this year while I was in the MTC, so I wore it that night to bed.  That´s probably why they won.  Wow, 7 baptisms a month (in Finland)?  I´m glad the weather was nice.  Sheish.  Also, what´s up with the new quote from Emily? 

Micah (brother)- Way to go with the soccer game!  Keep dominating.  I´m glad schools going well.  Mr. Williams is pretty awesome, right? Right.  

Izak (brother) I´m glad your practicing paid off!  Way to go on the PK!  and winning 13-0 sounds pretty fun I guess.  already 3 goals this season!  Wow!  Keep having fun in Jr. High, and don´t miss the bus.

Emily (sister)- I´m glad you like early morning seminary.  Who is your teacher?  and let me know how the quidditch goes.  Elder Heath and I were both jealous.  Yes, he´s a Harry Potter nerd too.  I hope you´re having fun in choir still, and give señor smith more love back than he sent to me.

Pompeeface(Zane, brother)- I´m glad you made a new friend.  Did you know I have a little bit of asthma too?  Also, way to represent Mexico!  It´s definitely the second best country in the world!  Keep saving up for those batman legos, and be a good boy in school.  Have a good labor day.

Gwen (sister) - Congratulations on learning to ride a bike!  I bet you are having so much fun!  And I´m so glad you love kindergarten and that you were so excited to start!  Don´t get too much cuter while I´m gone!

Timo (brother) - Wow, sounds like your first week of senior year was awesome!  Mine was too.  Actually, the whole year was.  It´s fun to finally know a lot of people your grade and make lots of friends.  Good times.  Yes, Mr. Smith is the best.  If every teacher was like unto Mr. Smith, the very powers of hell would be shaken.  En serio.  Also, that´s great that you get to TA for señorita.  Tell her hola.  I got to make a seating chart one time too.  It was awesome.  I sat by Scott, Tyler, Matt White, Ryan Allen, and Austin Barton.  Also, wow, your classes all sound pretty loaded.  Party.  Remind me who Jessica Thompson is?  I hope she says yes (Timo asked her to Homecoming).  I wish I could have seen that whole asking event happen.  Hilarious.  Bummer that Lone Peak football isn´t as good this year.  Just wait till basketball though!  Thanks for the BYU updates!  Keep working hard and having fun.  Senior year is a blast so enjoy every minute.  

Thanks for being great everyone!  I love you!  Talk to you next week!

View from the first house Elder Pew lived in
-Elder Pew