y kelli! congratulations on kicking butt in school!! i wish i would´ve done better at that... now you probably don´t have to pay for college :p lucky you. haha. that is awesome of you are doing special needs seminary. really really awesome. it was such a good experience for me. it really helps you to.... i dont know. just the kids are like little children. you will learn to be more christ like and to have patience and many other things. it really is great. its like your takin out of the world of high school and placed in a different one that is much better. haha yeah you will understand. at first its really weird but then you come to love it sooooo much haahaha. as far as conditioning goes work your butt off because the whole purpose is so you can be in shape of course. so if you slack off during that you will be tired in games. you dont want that. and you have to impress the coaches!!! so do it!! go running in your free time!! its good for you to stretch everything out! and elizabeth smart got home? wow that is interesting... hmm ya keep me updated i guess. for the atc i would focus on studying on math mostly because most of the other stuff is common sense. but ya study it all but focus on math. then you can get in a good college class with a high score.
mom that is great about shaunas wedding shower hahaha. im super happy. hahaha yeah! SHAUNA I LOVE YOU!!!!!! make sure you leave leilani with a good rep so your boss can hook you up with another job if you need one. just leave the right way! i am jealous of the snow right now. its getting pretty hot down here but has wind chills still but i am getting darkkkkk. hahaha its nuts my comanion says i am turning peruvian hahaha. THANK YOU FOR THE ADDRESSES!!! THANK YOU FOR THE PACKAGE!!!! IT ROCKED!!!!!!!! YEAH!!! I LOVE THE MUSIC AND AMERICAN FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha. oh my flash drive has a virus for some reason so i need a different one.... and speaking of bro. salmond have him send me his class emails!!!!!!!!!!!!! HIS CLASS WAS SOOOOO GREAT. I learned a lot of things i never knew sooo please get him to send me his emails of his classes like the papers. that is awesome about ldv i really would like the cd and congrats erin on having a solo! i miss bro salmond hahah yeah summer was way good.
i got the sd cards. i am sending another today as well as the cards for elina and mike and scott. i will write to bishop bennion today too!! tell him i´m very grateful for him, as well as all of the members and teacher i´ve had in the ward. in priests corum and all of the boys in there with me like brandon, chris, david, preston, gavin, and all of the others you know who you are :) but i have no time to list everyone. but ALL of my teachers have had a good effect on me and im sorry if i wasted your time not showing up activities and things. im sorry. but i really do appreciate everything they have done for me. its frusturating planning activities and noone shows here hahahaha.
so yes about the red/a type personality. haha you will have to have erin explain. its like basically i am changing. but i am finding my balance. at first i was really just like a robot. like a pharisee with things. like WE NEED TO DO THIS and just causing a lot of tension. getting a lot done a good way like a really good way but there is a better way, the disciple of christ way. more charity. more humility. more submisive. things asi but ya. i am trying to better myself.
i really really love testimony meetings/fast sundays. its like all of the stress comes out at the pulpet hahahah. an explosion of emotion. but it is really good for me. because everytime you bear your testimony about something it gets stronger. if you dont you will lose it. most of the time now its really hard for me to keep myself from bleghing all over the place if you know what im saying? thats why im always afraid of bearing my testimony cause it just overwhelms me usually it really is crazy. but i did this sunday and i will every sunday now. i was up there for a while just trying to keep my composure and get the words out of my mouth in between crying and whatnot. but eventually i got control of myself and did it and i just felt like brand new. like when i first got here. i just felt sooooo good. wow. and i wanna work harder again and i wanna be nicer and do all the things like when i first got here. so please, dont be afraid to bear your testimony. ever. you need to, any problem you have do that. like thomas s monson says he who selfishly keeps will lose it. so do it.
but also i remember why i am here. sometimes you forget. sometimes you just want to get numbers. sometimes you just want to teach as many people as you can and not think about the PEOPLE. and i´m glad of realized that again. because i got caught up in the whole numbers thing for a week or two and you are REALLY stressed when you don´t meet your goals for number etc.... but now we´ve been teaching member about missionary work and it has really strenghtend me why i am here.
here is what you do. do it!:
1. take down 5 minutes to write down all of the blessing you´ve had because of the gospel.
2. think of these, share them with people
3. then think of the worst time of your life.... the worst moment. how you felt. what was happening. what did you do? well at least you knew there is a god and he loves you and you can pray and you can read the scriptures and you have a family and you live in america.
4. but then think of how bad you felt. what would happen if you didn´t have the gospel?
5. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT TERRIBLE EVERY DAY. THEY ARE LOST. THEY DON´t KNOW THESE THINGS. THEY DONT KNOW THEY CAN PRAY. THEY LIE IN BED WONDERING WHO AM I, WHY AM I HERE, IS THERE A GOOD, WHY.....
6. THIS IS WHY YOU NEED TO SHARE THE GOSPEL. EVEN IF YOU ARE SCARED. DO IT. DONT BE SELFISH. PEOPLE MAY APPEAR HAPPY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT THEY ARE SAD ON THE INSIDE. THEY NEED TO KNOW THEY HAVE A FATHER IN HEAVEN.
this has really helped me to remember why i am here. and now i am having more charity and more christ like rather then number numbers numbers!!!!
i dont have time. but please do this.
THINK I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS!!! inspirational quotes!!! a lot!!! mormons not mormons everything of that! PEANUTS!!!! they are really good for walking etc but dont leave you thristy give you energy protein taste good and good for your stomach!! track 4 of the john schmidt CD sheet music!!!! i think its hymns wo words. more addresses!
haha oh wow michael buble just came on in the internet place...EVERYTHING. ugh i am going to puke of nostalgia :( why now i feell sooooooo ugh. but i am here for a reason. and i know why i am here. and its hard. things are hard. but the goods always outway the bad. and thats what i choose to see and you can too in your lives right now. you can either go through it complaining about every bad thing or loving every good thing. ugh. but seriously. i am still very very happy. good memories with this song hahaha but i cant listen!!
im gonna go trick now! ya brain reliever whoo hoo
bear your testimony of what your struggling with!!!!
send me sheet music!!! and more piano music!!! PLEASE!!!! FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!
chaito! ELDER REEDER.