Monday, January 30, 2017

January 29th

Hey Mom!

It sounds like you guys had a pretty solid week! Good to hear that it's getting warmer, although I think the last temperature update I remember from Cali was like 67 degrees. We aren't quite there yet, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

That's good we had a solid week for basketball! 51 points for Austin, that's crazy haha! I bet the crowd was going crazy. Hopefully he'll keep his hot streak alive so we can take league. I also heard that Luke has been playing really well. Dad said his jump serves are looking nice, that's sweet haha. I bet when he comes in freshman year serving like that, the coaches are gonna freak. I still remember having Brad on the team freshman year, and how many times he tried to jump serve and just ended up nailing either the ref, or one of us in the back of the head.

Haha I bet it's gonna be weird for you having Sabrina in the house. It'll be a pretty serious change from the norm, 4 boys. Do you know how long she is staying?

Our week was pretty solid! We started things off with a fun branch family home evening activity, where they announced a branch talent show. There is a slight possibility that we are going to be joining an investigator singing and dancing to Beat It by Michael Jackson... we'll see. Whatever happens, there'll be a video haha.

Then we had an exchange with the Zone Leaders. That was interesting. On the plus, one of them had a sword. He used it to work out in the mornings haha. I can't say I was expecting to walk out of the bedroom after my morning prayer Wednesday morning to see a skinny elder swinging Excalibur around, but hey, stuff happens.

We had a lesson with our investigator with the baptismal date on Wednesday night, and President came to help teach with us. That was cool, President is a pretty solid member to have on lessons, surprise surprise haha. 

On Thursday we watched a worldwide mission broadcast. They made some changes to the daily schedule and how we report each week. There was some pretty cool stuff, and now we have more time on PDays too. To quote a member of the Worldwide Mission Committee as the extra 3 hours were announced, "There was probably a roar heard around the world", to which Elder Dallin H Oaks replied, "And there should have been". Classic.

We had our last church meeting in our chapel this week. From next week onward, all the members and missionaries from both branches will be meeting in the big chapel. It's pretty cool, but kinda sad. To celebrate good times in our chapel, we threw a missionary waffle party. Who knew peanut butter on a waffle could taste so good?

Basically, life is good right now! We're hoping to have a bunch of meetings with our solid investigator before his bdate in a few weeks. He's getting pretty excited!

That's all I got! Love you tons Mom!

Elder Haskett

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