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this week. lets see. this week we taught kailan twice as we are finishing up preparing him for baptism. he is getting baptized this saturday at 7 pm. so we are hoping the details go well with that! i am really excited for it. hes such an awesome kid and totally grasps everything we teach without a problem.

we taught a man named donald  and his wife valerie. we taught them twice this week. he has stage 4 lung cancer, he just found out a month or so ago. they are soon starting treatments to work on that. he is such a good guy and desires baptism deeply. his wife is catholic and is very interested and has a lot of good questions. its cool to see her come to understand things. she seems to recognize that its better stuff. lol she loves the hope, and uplifting of our message, compared to the screw up and youre going to hell attitude she understood.

the weather was super nice here this week. we had a couple days in the 50s or 60s. such beautiful weather. i was walking around in just a short sleeve dress shirt for a couple days. those are pretty much all i wear unless im wearing a suit. haha i like the short sleeve so much more.

as for the broadcast, it was really cool! lots of good teaching stuff but not quite what i was guessing. i was expecting some sort of massive announcement of changes for missions across the world. it was actually just a training session to help every mission across the world. lol president announced as a historic broadcast (for the reason that they havent done one like it for yeeeears) whereas i thought it was gonna be historic because of the changes to mission life. haha but it was still really cool. unfortunately, that morning, gudrun called to cancel, and when we finally got to see her again saturday she told us she was no longer interested. that was a bummer for sure. but it happens. hopefully one day shell open back up to missionaries

but that day of the broadcast; after, elder hawkins and price were going to a homeless shelter to do service, and we went with em. it was really neat. they have a spot where they hand out food to people who need it. and they have a spot where people can “shop” for clothes. basically they can just go get what they need then they come up to check out, so the place has a record of where stuff goes. so i was working the computer, putting in weight of clothes, and quantities of other stuff they get, like hygiene things. very neat to help out. some people are so nice, some were a little rude considering the situation. lol but it was cool for sure. there are some cool service opportunities for sure.

we went tracting on saturday in the beautiful weather, and actually came across a less active member thats records are not in our ward. haha shes very nice and were hoping to work with her and help bring her back to church.

this week is transfer week. but sincer elder tuifua is in training still, were staying. but elder hawkins is going senior companion for someone who “hasnt been doing too well” we hear. lol and our zone – which was fountain and springs stakes combined – is being split into a fountain zone and a springs zone again. so were getting a new zone leader. elder clancy is another elder that came  out with elder larose and i and he is going zone leader this transfer. which is really cool and im pretty excited for him. unfortunately, he wont be my zone leader but that would be cool.

i think thats all ive got for ya! take care family. love ya much!

elder stark



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