Monday, February 22, 2010

Week 35

Hey there y'all!! It's been another great week here in the state of Texas! So I'll definitely write more this week than I would have last week 'cause I have a lot more time. So first I have to add on to last week: it SNOWED!!!! A ton!! Dallas got about 12 inches in a 24-hour period (I think). It was nuts; I felt like I was in Utah or something. It was really awesome. I'm sending pictures. It was really cool. We ended up walking the day it snowed due to the fact there was a few inches of snow on the sidewalks as well and our bikes would not have done well (aka I would have hurt myself ;) ). It was a lot of fun. though, and Elder Hardy and I had a sweet snowball fight.

First for the really exciting news: AJ and Cindy are getting baptized!!! They are set to get baptized on March 6th and we are really excited for them. They are really awesome and I love them!! Johnny and Glenna are way excited too and they can hardly believe it. AJ and Cindy have been loving church and are really fitting right in. They have already started to make some really good friends in the ward and they are going to continue to be great. It will be so exciting to see them get sealed in the temple as well. We are so stoked for them!!

Lawson has decided to quit smoking and we're helping him do it. hopefully we'll get him to quit smoking by the end of the month with the program we are using for him. it's called "The Stop Smoking Program" and it's been used by missionaries and the Church since 1983. It's a really cool system and I've talked to a few members who have used it and they said it works really well for them. We are really excited for him and we hope this will help him progress and eventually be baptized. We want it for him and he wants it too but it's hard for him to truly know that because of the environment in which he lives. We know this will help and hopefully we can set a goal for him to be baptized this week.

We also got a chance to see Sydney this week and had some really good lessons with her. We are hoping to pin down a baptismal date with her soon but Jenny hasn't been there lately and she hasn't come to church since we've been teaching her so there's definitely a couple of bumps we have to get over first, but we'll get her there. She is so awesome and definitely wants it a lot but it's hard when you don't have the parents on board as much as you would like to.

We saw the Ramirez family again this week and she still hasn't had her baby yet. She's really close and should have had her on Saturday but we haven't been over recently enough to find out. Hopefully we'll find out this week.

Well I think that's it for me!! I hope y'all have a great week!! By the way, this week I find out if I'm getting transferred or not!! =O

Elder Grondel

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