Monday, March 16, 2015

Waller - Week 3

Hey Mom!
Down here in the South it is real nice, it was raining for most of last week, but over the weekend, the sun has come out and graced us with its presence. It is lovely weather and I am enjoying every second of it. I have yet to get the second letter, but I have the package and Bella's letter. I haven't been to the post office since Friday, so it could have arrived.
This week was really fun. We were able to give a lot of service, which I loved and hope I can continue doing. We helped out Bill on his ranch, feeding cows, and other little projects he had for us to do, which is always a blast. Another something fun that we were able to do was go to our ward mission leader's house and help him slaughter a few chickens. He let me take home one, so any help about how to cook it would be nice and appreciated. It is a whole bird, I named her Susan.
We had an exchange on Friday with one of our ZLs (Zone Leaders) who came out to help us know how to work on the Prairie View A&M campus, which seems like it will be really fun. It was fun to talk with kids our age, and one of the groups we talked with are studying engineering, which I thought was cool.
A miracle happened with a family that is investigating. Yesterday, after church we brought an Hermano with us to help us teach, and everything that he said was basically answering all of their doubts/concerns, which was really cool. It was a really spiritual lesson and I was glad to have been a part of it.
I am good, there isn't anything that I need. To be honest there aren't that many big chain restaurants out here, sooo, yeah. I think that a jelly bean Easter tie would be awesome, I'd definitely wear it.
Much Love!!!
Elder Atkinson (Nic)



  1. Oh, how I love your boy! That personality of his! I looked at the pictures first, then read his email. I was afraid that was a dead chicken he was holding! I sure hope he isn't waiting until next week for any instructions. Don't think I would want that sitting in my fridge waiting :-) Glad he is getting to do a lot of service and love that he exudes such happiness :-)

  2. I see there's some Idaho in Nic. I am so happy he loves his new area too. I hope the rancher removed the feathers from the chicken for them. I guess naming the chicken didn't deter his desire to eat her.