Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Zack Update X2

Hey Mom!

No I haven't gotten registered for classes yet. I tried to register, but it said I wasn't allowed at that time. I looked a little further into it, and the calendar said that the freshman have to wait until the 14th which is today to register. I guess since only 6 of my credits counted towards my major, I would still be considered a freshman(or something like that). So I would have to register today. But we don't have very much time today because we have a zone activity this afternoon so I'll try to register tomorrow.

That's good that Fran is doing well in working her way to the temple. Maybe I'll get to meet her when she goes to Utah...

That's interesting that J&J are 19 on the 19th, I'm 21 on the 21st and Spencer is 13 on the 13th! What would be super crazy is if Mike was 28 on the 28th as well. Silly boy! Mike's birthday is on the 29th (he was very late!)

That's pretty intense that you ran out of gas! What a blessing it was that the gas station was down hill instead of up hill. I think we've come close to running out of gas once. I recall that we had less than a quarter of a gallon left in the tank when we got to the gas station. We've learned to fill up before we get to that point again.

I wasn't thinking of how I'd get my guitar home. When I first got it, I figured I'd probably give it to another missionary. I still have it and I try to play it every week. Mostly I practice my chords and try to learn chord progressions. One of the missionaries had a guitar book that had all the chords in it and a little bit of music theory. I copied what I thought was important out the music theory section onto some paper. I figured if I knew that stuff, I could figure out all the different ways to play the chords on my own. I'd like to take the guitar home, but it may prove difficult/expensive. I do know someone who has family in New York, but I don't know exactly where. I'll talk to him and see what I can do. I'll try to find a way to get it home, but if not, I'll just have to hand it down to another missionary.

The Old Testament is great. Its hard to read sometimes, but it's got a lot of deep doctrine in there. I want to study it more fully when I get back.

Those missionary chapters are great! There are a lot of good examples of how to be a good missionary. Ammon was a great teacher and leader. I also liked the sermons of Alma and Amulek. They taught with such power.

Not too much went on this week. We tried to teach some people, but they aren't keeping their commitments. It's kind of difficult to teach people who are wealthy. We are working with some less-active members to get them reactivated. They're progress is nice and steady. I've been busy in the office with the departing slideshow. I'm waiting for two people to send me their pictures. I think that may be the hardest part of the slideshow is having to wait for people to get their pictures in. Because the more time they take in sending in their pictures, the less time I have to work on the slideshow which causes more stress for me. My goal is to have the slideshow finished so that it can go in the departing packet like it's supposed to. Apparently it's been quite a few transfers since it's been done on time.

That just about does it for this week.


Hey Mom!
The work is still going. We have an appointment this afternoon. I think Ray(investigator) is taking us out to lunch. I don't know where. We had an appointment for tonight, but they(Annette[LA]) thought it was yesterday and they planned something for today.

Yeah I watched all of Conference. I thought it was great! I loved all of the sessions. There were a lot of good talks. Elder Holland gave yet another powerful talk. I thought it was cool that one guy, I can't remember his name but I know he's in the 70 somewhere, talked about his experience with Pres. Eyring in making assignments for missionaries. Sister Christensen (who is in charge of the meals for the missionaries) gave us a big bag of Easter goodies. She gave each of us our own light house that says New Jersey Cherry Hill Mission 2010 and tons of candy. We're going to give her a thank you card.

It's been super nice since last Friday. We've been up in the 80's since then and I think today we're supposed to hit 90. But I believe it will be getting cooler tomorrow back into the 60's because we've got a storm rolling in.

Where is Midway? I think I remember hearing a commercial a ways back about a Midway racetrack? or maybe I'm thinking of something else... You'll have to look into that one. I'm not sure.

I was thinking about making my own departing slide show, but it's too much work in a short time. I'll make one when I get home.

The classes I was looking at are:
(3 credits) CS 1400 Fundamentals of programming
(3 credits) ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (the one I failed)
(2 credits) PES 1097 Fitness for Life
(4 credits) MATH 1050 College Algebra (I already took this class, but in order to get into other math classes I have to have taken it within the last 2 years. I took it 4 years ago so I'll have to take it again.)
Maybe[(5 credits) JPNS 1010 Beginning Japanese] depending on how many classes I can afford
12 (or 17) Credits Total

By the way, thanks for helping me get my schooling stuff prepared.

That's all folks!


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