14 new pictures from June and July – The tie cutting is a tradition when every missionary goes home. Since President Parker left June 30 he cut every Elder’s tie who was staying behind.
hey mom and dad,
> how have things been going? its been a crazy week. so transfers came
> and i’m still here! exciting that i get to stay in nightcliff to the
> end! so nothig too crazy has happened regarding transfers still with
> elder syme. as for institute i want to be able to take the cornerstone
> class but the only offer those ones at the institute at U of C. Will i
> be able to travel to that one? the only thing that i’m concerned about
> is having time to work as well
> Elder Dickson
Krista – Whatever you want. I thought there was a cornerstone one night but I could easily be wrong. I say register and then you can change if you need to for work. Any changes in your flat?
T-ok easy. elder nayusan is going to palmerston and elder lu is coming
to darwin city
Brent-Benny and I have been watching Lawrence of Arabia. 4 hr movie and we are 2.5 in. I wasn’t sure if he was ready for it but he reminded me that he had watched all three Godfather movies and didn’t fall asleep like you did.
T-haha thats good to hear
B-31,30,and 29 the high for the next three days. Probably still colder than Darwin.
K-How are your investigators doing?
T-high of 33 everyday this week
K-Oh Tommy …. I will start buying you thermal layers right now. And you will be living in the basement which is cool. Maybe dad and I should trade you our stuffy bedroom
T-its crazy our bedroom is normally 27 degrees and i use a blanket
K-You are a true Aussie now
B-You will look like the new exchange students from Africa wearing their heavy winter gear end of September and October. They have no idea what is coming. Teigan spoke in church today. Br. Chipman was the visiting high councillor and Teigan his companion. He did great. Teigan is now the stake assistant exec secretary and attends high council and stake presidency meetings.
that’ll be me! great to hear teigan is doing well!
K-So Elder Lu and who is his companion that will be in your flat?
T-elder turcotte and elder wu
B-So what is one thing you would really like to see happen or accomplish in your last few weeks?
T-i want to baptize
K-I can tell we are close to the end because I used to know a lot of the missionaries names from the Parkers’ blog but now I just can’t keep track. Did you look at your schedule for school? Any concerns?
T-no i just dont understand the winter semester thing
K-Winter semester starts in January
B-Was looking for something a little more specific but that is a pretty good answer!
T-oh so when does the winter semester finish?
B-End of April
K-We’ll get you home, get over the jet lag and settled in school and then you can worry about looking for a job. What is up for the Darwin zone this transfer?
B-Hopefully lots of mangoes
T-haha hopefully lots of baptisms not sure yet though
K-Any interesting branch activities coming up ?
T-no we have a missionary family home evening every monday though
B-Okay, baptisms first, then mangoes for refreshments! I’m guessing that you have done all the sightseeing on PDays that you want since you are the Darwin man.
T-yeah i have seen everything
So do you sound like an Aussie, a Canadian, or a real mix with your accent?
K-Who attends the missionary nary family home evening? Do you run it?
T-a lot of people say that i sond like a hybrid
B-What is a missionary nary family home evening? Sounds funky. Is that like narly?
T-we run it and food provided by the chanboon family. investigators and
recent converts come
B-Being serious now, that sounds great. Wonderful service from the Chanboon family.
K-That is really kind of the Chanboon family….how many people do you get each week?
T-we usually have about 15 people. the chanboons are awesome!
K-I haven’t heard you talk about them before. Who is in their family?
T-so there are 5 boys, he is the elders quorom pres. super dedicated family
B-Five boys. He beats me as super dad!
K-Gotta love those all boy families!
B-How old are his boys? Guessing not as good looking as mine! Mom’s genes!
T-his boys are 19, 18, 16, 14, 12 -i gotta go love you heaps!
B-Have an amazing week. Love you