Well, this is turning out to be a pretty good system. Since Elder Call prefers to write letters as opposed to emails, it turns out we get a short email from him on his preparation day, and a letter from him a few days later.
8 April 2009
We watched all of the sessions of General Conference at the Pocatello West Stake Center. I wrote about some of the things we did in a letter I wrote earlier today.
The weekend before conference I was sick and Elder Burton made me stay at the Davenports with Elder Johnson (the elders in Chubbuck stay with them) so that I could recover more quickly. While there we were talking about who the new apostle would be. I said it could President Ward, but then said that he isn't quite apostle material yet. :-) But that he would probably be a seventy. I was so excited to hear that he was called! I don't think many seventies come from Illinois.
Sister Davenport guessed that Neil L. Andersen would be the next apostle! Our apartment is in the basement of an older sister. Her name is Sis. Price. She has lived in Pocatello her entire life (she is 73). Elder Andersen's dad was her bishop here, and if I understand correctly they met in a building just down the road from us.
She told us that while she was pregnant with her son Bishop Andersen had a book about raising boys. He said to her, "You have raised two girls, but raising a boy is different" (Elder Andersen is older than her son). She said she was offended and said she had already raised two children and didn't need help raising her third. So she didn't take the book. Sister Price then said, "And look at where his son is now."
It sounds like conference was great for the family and lots of fun. That is kind that people ask about me, tell them I am doing well.
I'll try to send more pictures, I haven't sent any because I haven't taken very many since I got out of the MTC. I'll try to take more and send them.
I am grateful that I am in Idaho.
I am so glad that you are getting work to do. And thank you for emailing and writing me.