Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cool Call!


I got a phone call this afternoon from a Sister McNaughton in New Jersey. She was just so happy to have Zack and his companion over for dinner and to have been able to get to know them these past 3 or 4 months! They are very sad to have them leave their ward. She said she fixed his pants for him. I was so grateful that she was there taking care of my boy! It's amazing how many people from New Jersey have called or contacted me saying great things about Zack! Awesome!


10/21/09

Hey Mom!

Ok so I found out that I'm being transferred to North Lawrenceville with Elder Edgar. Elder Thielen will go to Camden. Elder Edgar has a stomach ulcer so they want to take him off the bike. That's why we're playing musical areas. This transfer has been/is super crazy. I'm kind of bummed that I only got to serve with Elder Thielen for 3 weeks, but it was great while it lasted.

The new apartment address is:

Stewards Crossing

9233 Creekside Ct.

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

I won't be there until Monday. We still have to finish cleaning the apartment this weekend and we have to get ready for a baptism this Sunday and we have to say our goodbyes. On Monday we'll drop off Elder Thielen in Camden and we'll pick up Elder Edgar and drive to Lawrenceville. We're super busy this weekend. Which I don't mind too much because it makes planning easier.

Bryan Gates is going to be baptized this Sunday after church. He's 11 years old. His family is less-active, but they come to church sometimes. I think that his baptism will help his family to become active again. He seems pretty solid. He LOVES to pray. He always volunteers to pray. He likes church. I'm looking forward to his baptism.

I was going to send some pics today, but we packed everything and sent it to Lawrenceville this morning. The cord that I need to plug my camera into the computer was among the things that were packed. Next week definitely, there will be pics in your inbox.

That's pretty cool that you've gotten that far back on our genealogy. How far back have you gone with your research? So am I a royal Lamanite to some extent?

Who sang a duet in church? Who is Staci? What song did they sing? J.C. gave his farewell talk already? I thought he wouldn't do it until the Sunday before he left. What was the topic that he spoke on?

Tell cousin David that I said Congratulations!

Tell Grandma I said Happy Birthday!

Good luck with the pumpkin contest!

It sounds like you had an AWESOME experience at the temple! That is so cool! I hope your further experiments produce results such as these. As I've gone to the temple myself, I've caught glimpses as to why going to the temple once a month is not enough. Now I clearly know why we need to got to the temple often. I have heard someone say that this life is like K-12 and the temple is like college. I still have much to learn. I plan on going to the temple often to learn and to ponder upon the things which I learn, when I get back home. I have a great desire to learn more about the temples and the symbolism within.

That's great that J&J went to church! I hope they continue to be diligent and CONSISTENT. That's the hard part. I guess since they don't have the internet, they don't have email. I'll have to find some time to write them a letter.

Who said that we can't chat when I get home? wouldn't it be easier to chat when I get home?

Love,

Your favorite missionary son,

Zack


Part II

Hey Momalomabingbong!

That's awesome that Kyle went to the temple! How did he like it? I hope he goes more than just once. He has a month left before he's off to training. I hope he makes good use of it.

Jake 'N John got a job? That's fantastic! Are J&J regular employees or are they just temps? $15 is a lot! That's more than I ever got paid at a regular job.

How much sickness is there? I hope you are feeling better soon. And everyone else too. I'm thinking of getting the flu shots(flu shot and swineflu shot) this year. I don't normally get it, but I think I will this year. I'm going to look around to see where the cheapest place is. So far, I've found that each one is $30.

Its been a while... What did my hair look like when I left?

I've had it cut short on the sides and longer on top the past few times I've gotten it cut. I think some time ago President Winegar said to have a part in the hair. So I part my hair now. Something I hope I never have to do after my mission... Its not my style.

The weather is just opposite here. It was super cold and now it's warming up. It got down in the low 40's/high 30's last week and it was raining the whole time. We rode bikes in it once. We had a few people to go see, but none of them were home. We rode 15 miles in the rain and cold. The only part that was good about the ride was that we got to talk to a lady who recognized us as men of God. We gave her a DVD called Mr. Kruegers Christmas which also has the Restoration on it. We committed her to watch it with her family. The rest of the time it was cold we drove the car(I'm so grateful we get to choose which one to use). The leaves just started to turn and some are starting to fall.

Hi Everyone! I'm doing Grrrrrrreat! How you doin'?

Love always,

Zack

2 comments:

Heaps Family said...

This is when being a mom pays off don't you think? He is obviously a wonderful missionary. You should be very proud!

Rose said...

This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased!