So I got my new companion!!! Elder อามรเทบ!! Let me think... Aahmontabe. He's from Saphaan Sung and has been out on his mission about 3 months now. He's such a punk. He loves to play pranks and is a rebel at heart. But he knows why he's here. He has the same goals and the same purpose so we can get along just fine!
And then we had a baptism yesterday!!! So awesome!!! Our mission is going for a Bovember 2.0! Last November we had a goal for 1 baptism per companionship. Since then we've grown and improved. Now we're trying to revamp the excitement and the faith with 2 per companionship!! We got kinda lucky with the timing honestly and already have one baptism from yesterday. There's no doubt in my mind that our mission can make it happen with Heavenly Father's help.
I'm so excited to hear that they might make a new ward in Eagle River!! I've thought before about how much is the church progressing in Alaska and what the vision is. Here it's pretty simple, build stakes and build the temple. What would you say it is in Alaska? Do you think they would ever expand the temple? The problem with that is that it is only used by the Alaskan saints really. We just need to baptize more in Alaska! ;)
Mom I totally remember that trap object lesson with Bishop Fullmer. Anything with an object lesson is way better. Satan does some crazy things. Elder Osborn said once that the "fiery darts of the adversary" are distractions. That's really all he has to do. If we're distracted enough that we don't do daily things it puts a huge gap in our armor.
Nate that's awesome you're gonna do skiing! Do you remember the jump hill? The coaches caught us there once and it wasn't good...the funnest days of skiing are when we just played in the snow or had snowball fights and stuff. Do you like driving? Has dad taken you drifting yet? Don't go in any ditches...trust me...
Natalie that's a sick costume. It looks like it took a solid 30 minutes or so. It looks kinda like the thing dad would make for duct tape day. ;) It's weird to see our house again haha. How many pull ups can you do now? I did eight the other day at the park with Elder Osborn. Only because of skiing.
Matt way to go! You're doing missionary work!!!!! Keep it up!! Your hobo costume is dece too. Next step. Get Alex to church on Sunday with his family. ;) But for real though. Do it. Are you excited for winter? What's your favorite winter activity? I'd have to pick between snowmobiling and skiing. We'll have to mix the two some how. ;)
For Christmas, don't worry too much about a ton of stuff haha. I'm just thinking that I'll be home 5 months after Christmas so...Ugh I don't want to think about that quite yet. ;) That time will come. Oh and if you want to see a ton of good videos about Thailand look up Nathan Bartling on Youtube. He's a returned missionary who came back here to work. He's the churches media manager for the area and also does a ton of free lance stuff. He's super good! I'm in a couple of the shots in one of the videos of the Tri-district meeting a bit ago.
Love you all! I hope everything is going well and you are happy!
Love Elder Keller