Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Waller Week 11


Turns out Valerie doesn't like that I'm saying y'all and turning country on her, but oh well, its who I'm becoming. I hope y'all had a good mothers day!

This week was so busy but I had a blast going through it. The downer was that I felt rushed all week and had no time to do anything at all, just go go go and sleep for a bit, then go go go, very hard but very fun. 

OK, so this week I got to do some really fun stuff. One of the highlights was going to the temple with the rama (Spanish Ward)! it was so much fun and I felt the spirit so strongly there. The temple is an awesome place and I wish I could go everyday. We only did baptisms for the dead, but one thing that I thought was cool was that I was able to help out with the confirmations. I always just thought in my head that it was always the older people, but the Melchizedek Priesthood is the same for an 18 year old elder and a 45 year old elder (depending on callings of course). 

Another fun thing was the zone conference we just had. We talked about the importance of priesthood there and a little bit about how to better teach the commandments. Something that we focused on was the Whys of the commandments, and how they help provide us with liberty and not captivity.

On Saturday we helped out with a scouts fundraiser, selling brisket, which was fun and delicious, always a plus to get to try the food. Then on Saturday night we helped the Sisters out with a baptism of theirs, which was fun, good to bond a little better with the English ward members. And then, probably the highlight of the week, talking with my family yesterday. They are so beautiful and awesome and .... weird, there is no other way to put it. It was really nice to hear their voices and see their happy smiling faces. I love them all and am really grateful that I have them for support and backup for whenever I need them.

That sums up the week, Once again I love y'all, thanks for the love y'all have for me and for all the support y'all give to me.
Elder Atkinson (Nic)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like he purposely put in a LOT of "y'alls" just to annoy his sister some more. Another "FUN-filled" email. You can tell he is really embracing this entire experience. LOVE HIM!