Hey, good to hear everthing's going good! I think that'd be great for dad to get into something like that. He's definetly got the skills for it. And I don't know anyone better than you that could replace Gary mom. That would be an awesome experience, go for it. I loved the package with cornbread and stuff, thank you so much. I ate it in one night I think. We get fed around 2 or 3 times a week for dinner. My most popular meal is still roman and pb&j's (I can't get enough of that stuff). But don't worry, that's not all I eat, I actually bought a bag of broccoli at the store today. Congrats to Nate! That's a good way to learn how to work hard and be dedicated by doing paper routes, that'd be really good for him. I'm glad you guys got to have a good day and play some dodgeball, if I miss anything it's being with you guys doing stuff like that, but I'm so glad to be out hear. I've had a great week. I did get to play the piano, on P-days we go to the church and I got to play on the one there. And at the church we played a huge game of Scatter-ball (or Poison/dodgeball) with two balls at a time, it's way fun! We've had some really good appointments with some people we're teaching. Haha, there was one guy that made me laugh, his name was Richawn. We planned on teaching him the restoration in his apartment and unexpectedly got to hear how Jesus is an anti-gram and a galactic being from crozar (which of course is the 7th planet from the sun) and that there are super-bugs in meat that infect your body when you eat it, and also that we will turn into monkeys with tails if we eat meat that is from a lower chromozome than ours... haha he reminded me of Mike Chicorache off of the movie stalking santa. So that was pretty interesting, we bore our testimonies to him and went to our next appointment. I don't know if you guys know this, but the Bretheren have told missionaries to start doing less tracting and get all of our appointments through refferals, which is what we do. Everyone we teach is either from a Refferal or someone we meet on the way to a refferal. We get refferals when members refer people to us or a missionary meets someone outside of their area in ours. We ask everyone for refferals. We were also told by Elder Ballard that we should teach the members the missionary disscusions and see if they know anyone that they think can hear the Gospel. Make sure you guys are all thinking of everyone and anyone that could use the Gospel in their lives and talk to them about the Gospel or refer them to the missionaries! The stronger my testimony has become of this work, the more i've wanted to share it and the more I realize how urgent this message is. Everyone needs to hear it! We don't realize how lucky we are to have it! ...anyways, We also give a lot of Priesthood blessings, the largest or second largest medical center in the world (the Texas medical center) is in our area so we get a lot of calls to give members and non-members blessings, I love being able to exercise my Priesthood, it's a great blessing. Oh and this is a little random but we've been listening to a really cool CD in our car, it's called "They saw our Day" i think it's by lance richards or something like that. It's a guy that did a lot of research with the native americans and he tells about some amazing similarites with their stories they've passed down with the Book of Mormon, it's almost scary. Oh and another fun thing about this week was we went to visit our friends who are Refugees from south sudan, they're such good people. They just bought new smart phones and didn't know how to use them at all. So we spent an hour teaching them how to answer and call and put in contacts and choose ringtones, then shared our message with them. They are so fun to be with. I've witnessed some great miracles this week, small and great, I've grown closer to God and gained more love for him and for everyone else. I have gained a lot of appreciation for the Atonement. I spend most of my time studying Faith, repentance, baptism, the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. These have helped my testimony so much and I know they will help anyone else's, that's why they're the first princibles and ordinances of the Gospel. Breaking News------- Anyone can email me now, the mission pres. just decided, so Mom could you please post my Email on the blog and make sure everyone knows? thanks so much! I don't have hardly anyone's address and I have no one's email so If you email me first I will email you back. Also, I Love getting letters, so if you have time to, keep sending them! they're always really exciting to get! Thanks everyone, have a great week!