Monday, January 7, 2013

Here we go!

January 7, 2013
First, anyone who doesn't know what I mean by Here we go! It's what I used to say when I wanted a high five! Haha, So getting that out of the way... What's up Utah!? And... other places around the world? I have no idea where this all goes. But I would bet a good 90 percent is in Utah.

Super cool I'm about to be an Uncle... again.... so excited for you Breanne! You better teach that little guy how to play ball, he might be big enough to play me 1 on 1 when I get back! HA! Just a bit of mission humor, these guys tease me all the time about that.

I love hearing that you guys are starting school soon! That just reminds me of the fact that... I don't have to yet! Although I suppose that you would say something to the effect of, "Yeah but that just means i'll be done sooner!" But it's all good. Neener neener and what not.

Mom it's also funny that you mentioned how "cold " it is over there. It may be 1 degree ONE time! But over here we have the wind chill factor, and we get to work outside all day! You get to stay inside where it's nice and warm. And... I really just go out in my suit. I haven't really used my coat, but I do wear a scarf and little gloves, but it's all good, it is what it is, as my good frend Jeremy Querido would say. Hahaha, I feel funny today! Sorry this is a silly letter. Back to business, no more laughs ok? NONE!

Ok, since it's business from here on out, I can only talk about what is going on over here. So let's just assume that everything good going on back home, i'm super happy about. And everything shaky? I'll pray about it. Everything bad? I'll be sad about it, as well as pray about it. And when i'm happy about something, in my prayers I thank God for it, so don't worry about me praying. Anyways, on to business.

First off, I forget how much I told everyone about Jessica, I think I pretty much just told all of you how we met and everything, but for a quick update all I can really say is.... she is going through a VERY rough time in her life. And we are teaching her almost every day. Also, she is set to be baptized in the middle of February (probably around the time Don gets home... wha?!?!??) Just realized that... anyways. She is super cool, but she's in need of a lot of help. So that's definitely a sign that we are messengers from God, he is aware of all of us, and sends people to our aid when we need help. But she came to church yesterday! That was super awesome! She felt a bit overwhelmed and the meetings weren't... very normal. But she didn't get scared off! So that's exciting.

Also, with it being the first Sunday of the month. I wore my Fast Sunday tie! It's a really nice, white paisley tie, Elder Hayes, Myself, and Kapono each got one because of an experience we shared. He was really down because he wasn't able to start his mission papers for a long time, and so we fasted and prayed about it. The very next day his bishop gave him the ok after a quick meeting, Kaponos faith has increased in Fasting greatly. So that tie means a lot to all of us, and we wear it every Fast Sunday now. Very cool :)

Last but not least, I wanted to just quickly mention the McDaniels family that we have been seeing for a WHILE now. I'm not sure what I told you about them if anything but heres a quick summary. Their house burned down this past year just after one of the kids was baptized, they had to move out of our ward but we were asked to continue to see them. We have gotten close with them and really like them, however, since they are out of our ward boundaries, we aren't supposed to teach them. So this past week, we have been trying to switch them over to the missionaries assigned to their ward. This is kind of sad for us, because we aren't supposed to see them. But it's ok, they're in good hands.

Anyways, that about does it for this week everyone, I sure hope to HEAR FROM YOU SOON! Hahaha, 50 percent kidding, 50 percent serious. Ha, I hope all is well back home, and I'll talk to you guys next week! Love ya!

Elder DeFreese

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