Austin hasn't written a general email for a few weeks, so I thought I would put some of his responses to my letters lately. He said he has been sick and has also had some difficult and discouraging times lately. He says he can really tell Satan is working extra hard on him at times. I know this is all part of the mission experience, and that it is never totally easy, but it sure is hard on this Mom's heart to hear that he is struggling, so any extra prayers on his behalf would be greatly appreciated.
I did get the primary letters and Grandma Lorraine's gift card. Thanks so much for sending the primary letters. I thought they were super funny. Let Grandma and the ward know how much I appreciate them.
Haha, yeah singing with the choir in Stake conference was definitely not my idea.. but I enjoyed it.
Crazy that people are popping out kids and getting married left and right. It's like I leave the state for a little over a year and a half and this is what happens to the world?! haha just kidding. Good for them.
I look forward to seeing the women's conference talks later this week during my mormon.org study time. I heard great things about the talks. Especially President Uchtdorf's like you mentioned.
That's nuts that let alone there was a tornado in Utah, let alone two! Did they do much damage?
I did get to read a lot of Jesus the Christ while I was sick though, which is SUPER good. I love the spirit you feel when you read that book. I really recommend it if you haven't read it before.
Well I love ya lots and hope you enjoy conference. It's kind of bitter-sweet that it will be my last one as a missionary.
We did get to watch all the conference sessions at the church, but no one had set up the t.v or projector and there weren't any connectors there so on Saturday all we could do was listen to a members phone broadcast it next to the microphone in the chapel (it was the most ghetto thing, haha). So that was pretty tough. I didn't catch a ton of it, so I will basically be re-watching Saturdays during my mormon.org time for the next couple of months. I also really enjoyed Elder Nelson's talk too.
Thanks for sending the pictures of the mission reunion. So many missionaries I know and love there. I miss them a lot and the Maluenda's especially.
I love you a lot, I miss you like crazy