Hi !!!! First off I just want to reference to MaaPaa ( 1 Nephi 8:37) I am so sorry for not being obedient ! I love you both so much and am so grateful for your love and support to me all my life. I want to start out by thanking Ben Poole... He saved my mission. The first day Satan was working really hard on me and I wasn't sure if I wanted to go through with this anymore. Ben gave LaRee specific instructions to tell me not to open the letter until that night. He said exactly what I needed to hear. I owe him everything for that. I am thankful for him in my life and love him. I can't wait to thank him personally some day. But I am doing great now !!! :] I have an awesome companion. He is this little farm boy from Hyder Arizona. He is such a character !!! Im always wishing that Jordan could see how this guy is, Jojo would get a kick out of him. He is a really good guys and has a simple but powerful testimony of the Gospel. I can't wait to send pictures ! He also wrestled in high school which was another reason to love him !!! haha We get along great ! There are 12 missionaries in my district. Four of which are Sister missionaries and they are such a blessing. We are all going to the same mission !!!!! It is so cool !!! Our branch presidency is awesome too and the second day here we had a testimony meeting and interviews with President Lafferty afterwards where I was then asked to be called as the district leader ! I was really stressed at 1st but then knew that I was called by the Lord for this opportunity to serve and be a leader and show love to all my district. I am really lucky though, because they are all great people and we all get along great ! They all love and respect me which makes me feel good knowing that they trust me. 3 of the missionaries are from Ca which is cool. One really funny kid named Elder Martinson who is from Houston. He looks like Kevin Bacon and acts like Jim Carrey !!! Haha He begged me to tryout for the Christmas talent show with him so I did. I'll tell you more about it some other time. The spirit here is amazing and I have quickly learned that teaching by the spirit is key !!! Its amazing the way I am able to teach and the things I remember, it can only be of God !! I have received so many great compliments and it makes me feel really good. I love being a soldier of God and can't wait to get to Colorado !!!! I love you all and I did get 2 packages but don't know who from. But I am waiting to open them on Christmas !!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know this experience here is going to be unlike any other time in my life and am trying to soak it all in. I love my savior and am grateful for him allowing me to serve him at this time in my life !!
P.s. I leave the MTC on January 10 and my P-Days are on Wednesdays
p.p.s Stacy I love you and wrote you a letter cause its too long !!! BYE