well another eventful week, kinda. Amanda, the woman that we baptized is taking huge leaps now that shes baptized and has been definately becoming a brighter person with the love of christ in her heart. thats probably the coolest thing thats been happening this week. she's all excited about everything! haha its pretty sweet. much better than before her baptism. very cool. I havent figured out yet what i am supposed to learn from my experience with her yet but i'll let you know when i figure it out. all i know is that its fun to watch and to talk to her about the change thats come. when is the baby due for kristen? we share a car in our area so we have a bike every other week and a car every other week. my bike is currently broken however so we are walking. till tomorrow when we get the car back. we switch at the district meeting every wednesday. when it comes to voting i didnt get to cause i didnt have an absontee ballot but we are allowed to. pretty bummed how it turned out. everyone around here is pretty bummed too. people are pretty political out here. if they studied their religions as much as they watched fox news it would be a lot easier to teach them. instead they just listen to whatever their preachers say and thats it. they say they are saved by grace but it doesnt seem that their faith in Jesus Christ is worth much because most of them dont believe in revelation. its interesting how they think they can get answers to there prayers but not recieve revelation. its all take and take out here, not much give. pretty crazy. idk if that made sense. its just like the scriptures say. lots of religions counting on the interpretations of man instead of what the spirit can teach us. whatever. everything with our other investigators is moving along pretty smoothly. bumps but progression. there arent many who dont get a little taste of anti out here. but its all good. as long as they let us answer their questions it seems to turn out ok. studying is 100% my favorite thing out here even though its a little selfish. but really its for everyone so whatever haha. I have no idea what i could want for christmas. everything has to do with guns or music, out here. i could use an ipod player/ clock radio thing for our apartment. that would be nice. and if its full of josh groban and adrea boccili that would be good too. we have one of the josh groban cds though so make sure you ask which one before you buy any if you decide to do that. other than that there isnt much i could use. maybe some layrite palmade haha. if you could send me some money i could buy a gun and ship it home =) its a lot cheaper here for everything! and its legal to buy haha. anyways. idk much about the pictures i sent and the format. i just send them as they come. they worked for joanna so maybe you can see how that works. i wrote kenny a letter yesterday by the way. so he should be getting it by thursday or so. maybe longer. idk. its hard to write people when theres so much to do on mondays especially when we dont have a car. but its on the way for him.
Nice work on the spanish test! alright water polo... something you have to figure out is the ability of each one of your teammates. so my advice throw it so your pass is always catchable but with speed. people gotta learn how to catch! but, adjust your speed to each player. in practice throw it fast enough that it pushes them to have to try harder and it will get them ready for a game situation. but keep it reasonable for them. a good player will make it so the team has to rise with them. but you gotta push them at a reasonable rate. thats all. idk how else to explain it. push them. but dont make them feel stupid. you play in a game how you practice. if your practices are fast your games will be better. speed speed speed. power. lobs are for sissies. thats cool that your friends are coming up to you. dont be scared to invite them to things. more will probably say yes than you think. keep up the good work.
Love you all, Elder Dalton