It has been a while……

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Two wonderful sister missionaries

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Inside a church near Schulenburg, Texas

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Christmas Senior Dinner

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Missionaries helping at the office.

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More of the Churches

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It is always so fun to see Elder and Sister Anderson

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Elder Spencer teaching what is under the hood of the cars

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Listening intently

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Corpus Christi

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Larry the Lariat

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Mustang Island beach

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the last month in pictures

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The Border Patrol has boats and they cruise the river.

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Eagle Pass has a Sonic! Yes, we went there!!

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This is the bridge over the Rio Grande. Why swim over when there is such a nice bridge?!?

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View of the Angel Moroni atop the San Antonio Temple.

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The view of San Antonio by night from the Temple.

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Flat Wyatt was playing in the cactus and got stuck. He was rescued.

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Flat Wyatt on top of the Bull. This is an old smoker.

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Rianne’s birthday. We were so happy to celebrate with them this year.

 

Our Last Week of Training

We are done being trained.  The people who trained us are on their way back to Utah to start another mission.  Elder Spencer is doing really well as the Car Czar.  Every situation is different.  Today was Sisters calling that their tire was flat. Elder Spencer gives them approval to gDSC00023o get it checked out.  Not many car accidents lately.  I think Heavenly Father is breaking him in slowly.

I have been dealing with the mail, baptismal records.  I am supposed to be doing referrals, but this is what I see:

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The other thing I have been doing is trying to get access to the referral site.  With BYU starting I think it is taking longer to get it going.

Othere cute faces in our office are Elder and Sister Ferguson:

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They are being trained also.  We hope to not break the office too badly.

We also have awesome  young missionaries that make us feel loved and needed:

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Elder Spencer and I share a big office.  It is fun to work side by side!

TSAM (Texas San Antonio Mission)

TSAM stands for TEXAS San Antonio Mission.  We are officially TSAMers.  We met showed up on Monday the 17th and met all the office missionaries.  Of course in our church there are always connections.  The other couple who are being trained are the Ferguson’s.  The Ferguson’s daughter-in-law is April Vinton who was in the Columbine First Ward.  We moved into our apartment later that afternoon. It was 100 degrees.  We had plenty of help!  The apartment is less than what we thought we would have in space and more than we thought on dirt.  We had lots to clean up and we still are not done.  We brought too much stuff!  We have been unsettled since May 1st and it is getting old asking where something is.  That is some negative.  Here are all the blessings.  We work with the greatest people on earth.  The senior missionaries are very hard workers.  We aren’t doing this for the high pay. (We don’t get paid.)  Then on top of that there are the young Elders and Sisters.  They are awesome.  We have met so many that we can’t remember their names.  Elder Spencer is the Car Czar.  He handles all car related issues.  With so many young drivers there are many, many issues.  Flat tires, accidents, doors that won’t close.  He has a special telephone to carry just for that.  It rings often. I am the Referral Secretary.  It is the wrong name for the job.  I order supplies, order ipads, name tags, and take care of bikes. I also have another phone.  I have to agree with Hillary Clinton that it is inconvenient to carry two phones.  I do it though.  We are loving the work!!  Love you all and miss you!!