Friday, May 22, 2009

New Meaning to the Phrase, "Shake off the Dust of Thy Feet"

Okay, I feel bad. Really, really, bad. Worse than not doing my home teaching. Worse than the time I got a technical foul called on me when I was 15 years old. I mean, I've really blown it this time.

I've just been so doggone busy with work that I haven't updated Elder Call's blog.

But it's a new day, and a new commitment is being made. Here's hoping for the best.

21 May 2009

Hey Dad,

It sounds like work is keeping you really busy and you are getting new clients pretty steadily.

I'm sure that Mary and John are way excited to be out of school pretty soon. With the weather warming up there it has got to be hard for them to go through each school day. It sounds like it is getting pretty green out in Illinois. It is greening up here in Idaho too, just not nearly as much as back home. It is kind of funny to see all of these yards with sprinklers. Idaho is a dusty place that's for sure.

I have two pairs of shoes. One I only wear to meetings or other nicer occasions and the other I wear when we are out working most days. The pair that I use while working I don't clean them or polish them very frequently, but yesterday morning I decided it was about time. They looked pretty nice. But by the end of the day they were dusty and gray again. You just can't keep them looking clean and nice for very long.

Fortunately we don't have to worry about tornadoes in Idaho. I am glad that they all made it home safe. Here we just have freak rainstorms that seemingly come out of nowhere and then we get drenched.

I am feeling completely better now. It is really nice not being sick. When we get sick as missionaries we feel really lazy and useless.

The work in the Pocatello West Stake is pretty much the same. We did set a baptism date with Kalob for 13 June. He is so excited to be baptized. That family is so cool. All four boys were asking us all about being a missionary. What it is like, what we do, where we wanted to go, etc. They were even saying they couldn't wait to be missionaries! The two middle boys were baptized at the same time and were talking about how they felt and other times they have felt the Spirit. They are way cool kids. They will all make great missionaries one day.

Things are going pretty good here, it is hard to believe that it is already 4 weeks into this transfer! Elder Poppleton and I both feel like he will get transfered and that I will stay. But we really have no idea. If I do stay here one more transfer, then I will have been in this stake for 4 1/2 months! That seems like a long time. We were talking to a lady in one of our wards and she served her mission in Cleveland Ohio mission. She only served in two areas (neither of them were visitor's centers or historical sites). She stayed in her second area for 10 months! That is truly a long time! That is especially long for a sister missionary who is only out for 18 months. She told us it was way hard to go home because she was in that area for so long they seemed like family. There were very few members in her area so she had dinners with some families at least once a week. She ate with a couple of families at least 40 times! That is crazy.

Well, I guess I will get going. Thanks for everything and tell me how everyone is doing. Thanks.


Elder Call


  1. I can't believe how fast time is going! And if his mission is going fast for me ... well, you know it's speeding by for Bob.
    Thanks for updating.

  2. Wow! It is going fast. He sounds like he is still loving it too. And Dad, a technical foul at 15?! The story sounds familiar....