April 10 New Tommy Video

hey mom and dad,

Yes at this point we have seen conference and it was awesome. Us as missionaries were jumping in our seats when Elder Costa started to talk! Nothing too interesting has happened this week other than transfers. But we didn’t move. So all good means I don’t have to pack! Elder Miague and I are getting along really well. And no paul has had a rough week. He had his alarm system go on the fritz when he was supposed to come to general conference so he wasn’t able to attend ūüė¶ I had three favourite talks 1) L. Whitney Clayton on how whatever Christ says, do it 2) Gary B Sabin about how we have to be all in not just lukewarm 3) Deiter F Uchtdorf on fear. other than that its been a pretty normal week. crazy with transfers but normal.

Brent –¬†Hey,hey Sitting and watching Star Wars the original with your Bros. Classic –¬†Maybe you need to go live with Paul and guard his house. He has had it rough.

Krista –¬†We figured you would stay put because you have only been in the area for one transfer. Did anyone else in your district move? Will you have some new missionaries?

Tommy –¬†did you like gary b sabins refrence to star wars? –¬†there are 12 new missionaries and nobody moved in the district but sister jorakhe will be training. and seriously satan is working on him

Brent –¬†Yes it must mean Star Wars is true. I really liked the missionary talk. I was thinking of you.

Krista –¬†I will have to go and check that out… I don’t remember. How do you continue to reference conference talks? Do you all get an Ensign? Are you allowed to print talks out?¬†Does that mean 12 new in the mission? Are any of them in your district.. is Sister Jorakkhe in your dostrict?

Tommy –¬†yes sister jorakkhe is in my district and is gonna train one of the 12 new to the mission. we put them on a usb and listen to them. in a bit we will get the ensign and we can print if we want

Krista –¬†Are there any other new trainers that you know? Do you have any plans for Easter. I didn’t send a particular Easter package because I think it would have melted, but buy yourself some chocolate eggs for me ūüôā

Brent –¬†So great you have access to conference. In Sweden we would see one session two months later. We only got an English Ensign if someone mailed it.

Tommy –¬†oh wow we watch all the sessions but they are a week late and no not that I know

Brent –¬†Just watched your video with your companion. Drew says it is Mom funny but I think it rocks.

Krista –¬†Just watched your mission motto video. Cracked me up!!!! Drew just thought it was “mom” funny. That is really cool. Did President Parker write that? It seems like you are enjoying each other as companions

Tommy –¬†yeah president wrote that

Brent –¬†So any special plans for Easter? ¬† I plan on stealing from the boys baskets.

Tommy –¬†not that I know of

Krista -LOVE IT! You are becoming a powerful missionary. ¬†I am excited to go and read your favorite talks this week. That will be my scripture study focus –¬†Yep the young missionary teaching his mom… how do you like that! There should be a package that will get to you before your next transfer. It is pretty silly… maybe that can count as Easter. How are your shoes holding up? ( How’s that for ¬†a mom question!!!)

Brent –¬†So Sis Johnson asked me to be involved in Moroni Quest reenactments but I had to say no because I am in charge of activities. She wanted me to be Laman. Not sure if that is a compliment. They didn’t seem to think of me as Nephi.

Tommy –¬†yeah my shoes are holding up because im applying the advice tanner steed gave me for shoes. to alternate pairs each day -that’s ok in all the skits we do here for zone trainings im always the bad guy

Brent –¬†So it runs in the family. I guess you are a missionary shoe Ninja.

Krista –¬†I think you get to be the bad guy because you are big and can look scary… probably the same for dad. I’m not sure your smaller companion would look all that scary!¬†We had our 18th priest ordained today (Cody Rice) I am lucky or foolish enough to get to work with them and have them all sing in Sacrament meeting at the end of May… I will be sure to bring treats!!!! We are doing a missionary medley

Tommy –¬†far out that is more preists than all of the youth in the firle ward

Brent –¬†I think we are up to 84 total youth. Keeps the Bishop busy with interviews.

Krista –¬†What mission events are coming up for you? ¬†i am still in love with Sister Parker’s blog . It gives me such a great picture of what is happening in the mission. I also sometimes look at the blogs of the senior missionaries in the other areas. You are so blessed in having the Parkers and the great senior missionaries!

Tommy –¬†¬†I don’t know of any big events really and that is almost the whole firle ward dad

Krista –¬†It is a little ridiculous but very exciting. it will be quite the choir but I have to admit I will be talking to a couple of men in the ward to be “ringers” in case the priests don’ sing too loud. I think Sundance Ward is an anomaly even in the rest of the stake. There certainly aren’t the same number of youth in the other wards. Have you got to know the youth in your new ward? Are there any priests? What a great opportunity for mentorship and strengthening!¬†I think you are really blessed to serve in a ward ¬†that is small and you can really serve the members and make a difference. What a great mission!

Brent- We have had a lot of people move in, even since you left. Take the opportunity to connect with their youth. You never know the impact you can have.

Tommy –¬†that’s what we are trying to do

Brent –¬†The Millennium Falcon just escaped the Death Star. Spoiler alert Ben got killed

Tommy –¬†nooooooo ¬† ¬†(editorial comment by Dad – this is my favorite response from Tommy this week)

Krista –¬†Good for you… you would be a natural at that. It will be so important for those youth to be strong for their communities and their families. Our ward is doing a big focus on Family History (right up my alley) We are having a ward temple day coming up soon and one of the new couples in our ward is working on a new temple and family history program. the snacks in Nursery are great but I have to admit I am a little jealous!

Brent –¬†I feel confident they will be able to take out the death star. A little creepy watching Luke oogle Leah. I prefer the ASLC version.¬†Carrie Fischer who played Leah passed away around Christmas.

Tommy –¬†yeah I heard about that. sad…..

Krista –¬†And the kids are pretty darn cute… there is this little boy who has the biggest cheeks you have ever seen and he is a dancing and singing machine. He reminds me a little of you. Although Brother Gilson does like to bring recorders…. so imagine recorders in 2 year olds mouths…. just a little less than musical!

Tommy –¬†haha about as talented as me :p

Krista –¬†Oh those nursery kids have some pretty awesome moves… a little London Bridge, some 5 little Monkeys, Ring ¬†Around the Rosy… it has been a while since I lived in that world. Benny asked me if he could skip deacons and come instead maybe a little more active ( on second thought maybe deacons is busier)¬†Benny uses all his active self on Drew since you are not here to distract and let’s just say Drew is not all that impressed! I can’t remember, remind me , where does Elder Miague sit in his family. How many siblings?

Tommy –¬†he is the oldest of four

Brent –¬†The oldest child must make him extremely noble.

Krista –¬†So you are similar… cool. Are you busy contacting this week or do you have any other possible investigators you are teaching?¬†Dad and I have a SLIGHT oldest child bias… and if you stretch because of Jake we might just let you in that club!

Tommy –¬†very busy contacting –¬†haha yes! I have to go love ya bye!

 

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