Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Critters

Hey everybody!

Mom, if you could make a note on that letter to Santa, I looked on and my 2 choices for Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD's would be either "This is the Christ" or "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing."  Both are great.

Picture Time!!! I've seen tons of iguanas but I never got a picture of one so here you go.  This week I saw two alligators.  This one was in a canal.  He's pretty big.  And this is a moth with a 5 inch wingspan.  Yeah.

Apart from tons of animals, we've also been able to see tons of people and invite them to come unto their Savior, which is just generally fun.

We're looking to have some baptisms next week and they could range anywhere from 2 to 8.  It depends.  I'll try for 8, but I'll be happy with 5 ;) jk I'll be happy no matter what, but baptisms are always fun.

I didn't know there were firehouse subs in Arizona...why didn't anyone tell me?  going to applebees during karaoke night can be annoying, but it does have the advantage of half-priced appetizers and the strawberry lemonade is absolutely delicious.  Karaoke night is only once a week though and if they're still doing this I think half priced appetizers is any weeknight (monday-thursday) after 9.  Sadly missionaries can't take advantage of that.

Have a good week and a good thanksgiving!!! I'm getting a flu shot on Friday at Zone Conference!  Yay Flu Shot!

Love you,

Elder Fine

Monday, November 7, 2011

7: Much More than a Lucky Number

oh hey, I'm writing you right now :) I liked Dad's story.  I shared it with the mission president. btw we had 7 investigators in church on sunday.  Best Sunday so far in my mission.

Hi family!

This week was great!  Want to know why?  I'll tell you.  Gayle and Rhiana and Semia and Lashay and Samori and Nicole and Alexandra and Michael and Kristi all came to church!  and in the cases of Nicole, Alexandra, Michael, and Kristi, all of them came with their less active parents!  And that's pretty great.

I don't have a lot of time to write this week, but I promise I'll have a christmas list for you next week, mom.  Idea for a great missionary stocking stuffer: stamps, photos, a nice pen or two, and mormon tabernacle choir cd's.  just a few ideas for now.  I'll let you know if anything else comes to mind.  Also Staples has this great "arc" customizable notebook that I got.  Maybe some pocket dividers or project planner pages for that would be cool. 

I'm not kidding it's probably my favorite setup for a notebook that I've ever seen.  I have the big one.  Not the little one.

Thanksgiving will be a good day for us.  We'll probably have someone invite Gayle's family over for dinner and eat with them.  sorry I'm short on time this week.  Love you!
Elder Fine