Mom, Dad, Elaine, Krista!
Hey! So...Let's start with the family report this time.
Small World Stories!:
1) I had dinner this past Monday evening with the Miles Family. It turns out that the father or the family (Brother Miles) and his son (Ian) used to home teach Great Grandma Edwards when she was at the nursing home. I thanked them for checking up on her, being diligent home teachers, and loving her during this time. How great is the home teaching program that the Church has! What great comfort it is knowing that these church members were taking care of my Great Grandma.
2) At dinner this past Friday evening, I found out that this family (The Addises) know Naomi C's family very well! The father served in the same mission as Naomi's husband (and they both grew up in Vegas, so they knew each other from that as well). And their girls are familiar with Naomi's sons J and C. They all talked about how talented J is at photography and how cute they all think he is.
Monday: Oven Roasted Chicken
Tuesday: Pulled Pork Enchilada (Cafe Rio)
Wednesday: BBQ Ribs
Thursday: Chicken Tenders
Friday: Chicken Pillows
Saturday: BBQ Chicken and Cheese Pizza
Sunday: Stir Fry (Yay Chinese Food)
So you're probably wondering what the subject of this e-mail has to do with missionary work. WELL...It has EVERYTHING to do with missionary work. We did A LOT of tracting this week in attempt to find new investigators to teach. (PS: We still haven't found any, but we are hoping they will come soon.) Anyway, while tracting Elder T and I like to play games. Many of the games we play are "What's the next word in that Disney song?" or "Guess that Disney song." or "(Name of Disney movie). What's your favorite scene?" (Clearly our lives revolve around Disney.) Lately we've been singing a lot of Pocahontas. "Have you EVER HEARD THE WOLF CRY to the blue corn moon? Or ASK THE GRINING BOBCAT WHY HE GRIN? Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?" And we run around the apartment singing Disney songs as well. Like, all the time.
Interesting Story Of The Week!:
So...While tracting on Tuesday, a man let us into his home. We asked him about his beliefs, and he said that he is Paegan (Pagan? Sp?). Anyway, he was awesome! So friendly and so nice. He told us that before we came into his house he put a spell on his house that anyone wishing him harm or anyone with ill will would not be able to walk through the door. So, maybe when he invited us in, it was a test to see if his spell worked. Before we left he "cast a good spell" on us. That was rather nice of him.
The heat is hot...That hasn't changed much.
Wow...How sad that I don't really have much else to say. Like I said, this week was pretty uneventful...Just tracting.
I love my companion. Elder T bought a card from Hallmark that had a picture of Woody and Buzz Lightyear on it and it says, "You've Got A Friend In Me." (One of our inside jokes is because of that stupid song "You've Got A Friend...In...Me.") But yeah, in it he wrote about how we are best friends and all of our inside jokes. What a great companion. I'm treating him to lunch today, because it's just a nice thing to do. Dad always takes his mission companions out for lunch/dinner (still), so I figure I'll just start with that tradition now.
Oh...One more story! We have been teaching Karlie, an 8 year old. Normally we wouldn't teach 8 year olds, but because her family is less-active, we taught her the missionary lessons. She was baptized this past Saturday, and it was wonderful. Her grandfather is a Temple President, and he and his wife flew to Vegas to go to the baptism. He baptized and confirmed Karlie. It was really great to meet him and his wife. I can tell from just our short interaction that they are doing wonders in where they are from.
And one more really short story:
Okay, the lady that fed us last night is Chinese and she spent her childhood growing up in a Chinese family owned restaurant (JUST LIKE MOM). She was so excited that we had that connection.
Anyway, keep sending letters. Tell everyone that I love their letters! They keep me alive. Tell Aunt Donna and Aunt Cheryl, "Thank You" for e-mailing me. I love their thoughts that they shared and I love them and their families!
I LOVE YOU!!!
Elder Sean Edwards