Hey Family! sorry that you are probably wondering why i am emailing so late ... well its because my companion was practicing with a few other elders so that they could practice for the Christmas party on the 14th. they are doing the haka! i am singing with two other elders... they forced me to do it with them. we all are suppose to participate... that will be interesting!
so since i wasnt able to get off a letter... sorry. anyway i will let you know how things have been going lately. oh yeah and i have a letter that i have written today so i could send home my cf card.
so i am with one of the coolest elders in the mission... in one of... if not the most prideful area in our mission. these people have so much money that they flaunt it. i felt so out of place these last couple sundays... well mostly the first sunday but yesterday was bad too. i wish you could see it up here it is ridiculous! i try to be nice towards the members but most of them probably dont even care that we are here in this ward.
i got up yesterday in fast and testimony meeting and i told them that they need to help us with our missionary work... and the best way that missionary work moves along is through the members. i said other stuff too, but i dont know if alot of members liked me doing that. then we had to present our member missionary work program to the high priests... that was pretty good. it just felt like them members were like " yeah yeah we have heard it before." i dont know what is going to happen. i told them that i they need to step it up... i also brought up the fact that i have been in the area for 2 weeks now and i have only been in 2 member homes... one being Thanksgiving. the ward probably hates me, but it will be alright.
last night we received a call from one of the more humble members... he asked us if we would be able to come over to his home on wednesday and help him do missionary work... he is going to have a friend over and he wants us to teach him!! so i guess it must have worked a little bit!
i am on bike again which i actually dont even mind but with this wind ( we got the same winds you had) and it being freezing at night makes it a little hard. it makes missionary work easier because we can talk to everyone on the streets!
this week should be pretty good.. we have already set up a bunch of lessons so we are going to be busy!
i love you guys and i will send off the card tomorrow morning!
i miss you and i hope you all are getting into the holiday season as we celebrate the birth of the Savior!
i love you very much!
Love Elder Emery