Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 25th email: Cougars and Bears every day!

 Hinton is going great i might be attending a wedding soon, so that's fun. just to give you an idea of our branch, here our the names of the active members: the Stills the Tuinukuafes the Holts the Bratts brother Honch the Reays the Calihoos the Daniels and sis Bennet.  that's the entire branch. yesterday was branch conference and the stake presidents and there families came and it doubled the attendance at church. my comp is from twin falls, and wont let me listen to music. its pretty rough but watevs. um his mom was less active and the rest of his family was catholic and he decided to meet with missionaries and they asked him to pray to find out if it was true, then the next day he was eating at panda express and opened a fortune cookie and its reply was "ask your mom" so he called his mom and she said that she wanted to start going to church again and so he got babtized three weeks later. pretty funny. he was only baptized when he was 19 so he came on his mission fresh from the waters. we don't have a microwave so we eat a bunch of these things called parogies it like an eggroll with mashed potatoes in it. we have bacon flavor and cheese. they are pretty good. lots of really good chips too, bacon chips are amazing. our appt is pretty ghetto yesterday a man was beating his dog on the floor above us then the dog ran outside. it made me pretty mad. the lady that lives next to us told us she died and came back and saw all of her friends and jesus. so she is neat. she is a native and her last name is Beaverbone. all she does is smoke and walk her dogs. hmmmmm everyday i have been here it has rained so we go tracting in the rain to get sympathy aka priestcraft mwah! mwah! ha!  I bible bashed with a guy yesterday, it was great cause he started his own church, but then left it cause it started to change, and i told him that our church is from god and will be the same yesterday today and tomorrow cause he said those exact words about the bible and how the BOM is false. he got really frustrated and by the end he agreed that the BOM is about Jesus and not Joseph Smith so it went pretty well. ummm this Wednesday i will get any mail you have sent cause we are going to Edmonton for a meeting. in my next area or when i get a new comp i will give you an address but my comp is really strict and because the mission pres recommended to just use the mission address thats all he will let us use. anywho, people here see cougars and bears every day. the walkway we were going to go on today was closed because there is bear chilling on it. and 2 months ago there was a cougar sitting on the welcome to Hinton sign for a week. i bet you could find pics of it on the interwebz. anywho, one of the less active guys in the branch that we visited is an ice road trucker and he has guns so i got to play with them it was nice. he has a pretty sweet sks that he was cleaning when we went over. brother and sister Tuinukaufe are really cool they might be the only polys in Canada but he comes and teaches with us all the time and it makes me feel cool to have a big poly with us teaching people. he has 2 little kids that are really cute too. today for lunch we are going to go eat these things called donaires which aren't legal in the states because they are so unhealthy. its like a gyro on steroids. we email in the local library we even got library cards. every person here has at least 2 dogs they have one husky or some other type of wolf dog then they have a little yappy rat. im not sure why but everyone does. the JW people here are actually pretty kind and will talk to us for awhile.   they have to do missionary work before they can be baptized and they don't know the name of there leader and they don't celebrate anything. and at church kids cant talk to other kids they can only talk with there family. its a pretty neat cult. and i think their church is called like the grand master hall or something. the branch members who are active are really cool though they help us a ton and feed us regularly. on of them works at KFC so we get a good deal there. hmm we have pretty much tracted every house in Hinton. the problem is that everyone works and when they aren't working they are camping. so its really hard to get appointments with people. we had about 20 lessons canceled this week. so it was pretty rough but the 2 lessons we had went really well. and i can tell that Hinton is ready to explode with success. well bye, my comp is nagging me. send this to err body tell stu i love him. and did coleman come home? tell nick that he is cute.

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