I absolutely cannot believe that transfers are here again! This is the
fastest transfer that I have ever had and I know it is only going to
go faster. It is only a couple weeks until I hit my year mark. It's a
lot more depressing than I thought it was going to be. I thought I
wouldn't hit that point until about 18 months out or something like
that, but it's starting to hit now. This next year is going to go way
to fast, I already know it. Elder Laughlin feels 100% again and we are
out teaching the world again. Cat is still on date for September 20th.
She has to come to church this week though for that to happen, so we
are praying hard for that. We know Heavenly Father will provide a way
for her to keep this commandment. She is doing well though other than
that. She starts school this week at the University of Utah. We are
still trying to get a hold of Sam and his mother. He hasn't responded
to our texts or calls and hasn't been home when we stopped by, so we
will hopefully catch him this week. Malia is a young woman that has
been out of town for a month but should have got back this weekend.
She has said that she wants to get baptized and her parents are okay
with it so we should be able to start teaching her this week as well.
Things are starting to pick up and its going to be great! There is
also another family that we recently met that have kids who are
interested in learning more and coming to church. The mother is the
hold up right now, she said she's felt pressured with so much going on
and us trying to set up a lesson. So as of right now we haven't
started teaching yet, but I think we will be able to within the next
week or two. They came to a ward party this last week and met a lot of
great people and the young boy who is 9 will be starting cub scouts
with the ward. Their last name is Gutierrez. They moved in not too
long ago right across the street from where we live. Things are going
well and I'm really excited for the work in this area. I don't know
what transfers hold, I assume Elder Laughlin and I will stay together
since he is being trained, but then again that's what I thought when I
was being trained and I only stayed with Elder Bennett for one
transfer. So we will see what happens. We talked to the people at the
mansion again and they are letting us come take pictures as a district
today :) I will send those next week. It's going to be a good day
haha. Thank you for all your prayers and support, I really do
appreciate it. Have a great week! Love you all.
Since Elder McKinney loves "Lord of the Rings," thought these were appropriate for him!