Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017: Email to Mom and Sketches

From: Parker

I've heard enough of the "you think you can be gods" and polygamy stuff that I've gone through all the stages of response. At first I was super excited to clear the air. A few months later I was frustrated with it. Now I really don't care or have any feeling one way or the other about it. We just teach it simply and quickly and move on. A lot of people mistake us for Jehovah's Witnesses and try to use JW-anti against us. Seems like they face a lot of the same problems we do.

E. and R. are getting baptized this Saturday! I don't even really know what to say about it. It's just been a miracle getting them to this point!

We went out this week to Haskell to see some of our less-actives and, man, is it a different world out there. People seem a lot more leery of visitors of any kind. Everyone's got a door gun. One of our less-actives wasn't sure if we were really missionaries. (He was super dodgy on answering any questions at all.) He still told us about the trip wire out back that he had. Said if we'd hit it he'd have come out shooting. In the end, though, he said we were welcome to drop by anytime.

That's about all that was exciting this week. We had zone conference and that was fun. They have interviews every transfer now and that's coming up this week.

Love you, Mom.
Elder Rice

From: Mom

BTW, we got your drawings and the boys were excited to see them. I don't know if they remembered to mention it in their emails.


From: Parker

Yep! Joshua mentioned it. I'll definitely have to send more.