Thursday, November 1, 2012

There is no substitute to member missionary work

Hello out there...Anyone listening?
I was glad to hear Grandma's funeral went off without a hitch....She would be glad too! I bet it was fun to see everyone.  Sorry I couldn't make it.  I am sure Grandma understood. 

That's great to hear about mom and Austin going to the Salt Lake.  Hope they got lots of winter things for him.  He is going to be COLD... But he will be a great missionary!

I am glad to hear Jon's talk went well. We all have tender mercies in our lives we just have to take a minute to see them.  I bet if we take the time to thank our Heavenly Father for them we will see more.

I heard Tyson and Brittany had their little girl. Brittany sent me a picture of Adyson via email. She is adorable. They will make a great family!

You have to have meat at Austin's farewell... Everyone would think he was crazy. Austin doesn't have to eat the meat. :) He is going to have to love meat where he is going.  I think it is funny that he only eats enough to stay alive.  I  LOVE MEAT!

I tried the letter thing for a long time, but I am terrible at it.  I think if I went on a mission 20 years ago you probably wouldn't even get letters. I seem to have this issue where I go to write, and then I don't, or I will never send the letter that I wrote, and eventually lose it. Email is just so much easier, and it is a set time where I am focused on nothing else except for writing. I push a button and it is gone!

This week has gone by pretty fast. We have 2 investigators right now. (We were told by the mission president that we had to give our investigators over to the south elders...) One live almost a 200 mile round trip away and the other barely has enough time to sleep in his schedule. We are doing our best to work with both of them as much as possible, but it is difficult. If it wasn't for cell phones we would have lost them. I like the south elders a lot, they are the new missionaries in our area, they are super. I really enjoy spending time with them.

We are working our hardest to find people along with working with our members to have them find people for us to work with. There is no substitute to member missionary work. With out the support of the members here the work is extremely difficult. This ward kind of gets shocked every time transfers happens and then we have to start almost from square one again. Things are starting to look up though. Please look around and find people for the missionaries to teach.  They are every where.  Not only should the missionaries help those in need but we all should. 

I am glad to hear all is well at home.
I love you,
Elder Marshall

Tell Evan I love him! I miss him so much.
Have a great Halloween and Nevada day.
OH! My comps and the surrounding missionaries made a movie for elder Pennington's death :) IT IS SUPERB!! I will hopefully send a copy of it home soon.
I love your stinkin' guts!