Kellys baptism was saturday and t was awesome! the whole time she was crying, i just kept trying to make her laugh, it pretty much worked. haha. She asked me to confirm her which was really cool. She said thank you probably 50 times. haha. FORMER Elder Van Bruggen (aka "Blaine") came down and baptized her which was awesome. She was so happy all day. The Jackson family is getting baptized this saturday. were crazy excited about it. Bro. Jackson has been reading the scriptures every day and is now in 2nd Nephi. Hes Awesome! Theyre all awesome. After that, we dont have a baptism until the 14th of january (so far!) Everyone else were teaching isnt as solid, but they are definately people that can get to that point.
We went to our ward christmas party too. it was "hodown" themed and elder roedel has cowboy hats from serving in elko, so we wore them, everyone thought it was funny. we came home with 10 pans full of meat and food. I wont need to grocery shop for a couple weeks. haha. Im glad they liked my talk though. Ronnie told me probably 5 times how great it was. haha. im like, its only because no one would say it. haha.
I WISH we could go to the temple here. Every zone goes once every transfer, except for the ones out of the vegas valley. Thats lame, but Kellys already talking about doing baptisms for the dead soon, so thats really cool. In a year well get to go with her and the jacksons to the temple. :) Cant wait for that!
Ill make sure to call you guys early though. Send the package to the Snavely adress. If it gets sent to the mission home ill get it like a week and a half later. Karlie sent me a letter last monday and i still havent gotten it because i think she sent it to the mission office. lame...
Ill give the Olsens your numbers and im sure theyll call you some time soon. Theyll be there jan. 6th. so that should be fun.
Anyways, Love you guys!!!!!
ps: I attached baptism pictures and a bunch of random ones we took on the way to dinner at a mansion in the mountains. :)
Elder Ryan Nonu