Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas/ Boxing Day

I'm getting transferred this week so don't send me any letters to my address, just the mission office. I'm glad you gave me the pictures of my family and Midnight in the book thingy. I showed that to some investigators last night and it really helped them to see that I'm pretty much a normal person. 

Well, anyways, Christmas was good. I watched Indiana Jones on Christmas with some members, and then we went over to some Hungarians and they had a party and played gypsy music. So that was pretty good. It was really funny to watch one of our Hungarian members dance. He's really good, and he's pretty old. He has a son in his twenties. 

On boxing day we went to the chapel in Oldham with some other missionaries and I played a lot of the music you sent me. That was really good.

So anyways, happy new year. Bye!

Elder Ferguson

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Skype Instructions to family

Do I email you 5 am on Monday? I will be emailing about 6.30 pm or something like that, so it will be somewhere around noonish. The ward member's address thingy is _______

You can call it if you want, he'll probably get who it is. Or I think you can even send him a chat message or something. I will tell him your name thingy today too. Just remember that if you call him in the evening it will be the middle of the night here. I guess I'll just call you on Christmas. You should make a list of things to talk about too, because I don't really want to spend too much time thinking about calling home. It's not really an effective use of time, and I will probably just run out of things to say faster if I have a checklist. Bye!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ward Christmas Party / Every nation kindred, tongue, and people.

(Everything written in pink is from me - Amy, his mom)
I had asked him if he's got his Christmas package from us.  He responded:

I probably won't get it until January because it will go to the mission office and we don't get stuff from there until we have a zone meeting and our next zone meeting is in January.

Did someone send you the picture of me playing my trumpet at The Ward Christmas Party?  

(Yes, and they're on the blog now.)
I had told him about our ward Christmas party and teased him that he probably couldn't jet out of there as soon as he was done eating, like he was use to at home, in his new ward on his mission, from their Ward Christmas party.  

 I actually did leave it early because it was late at night and they started playing dodgy music, so hah. 

I will probably Skype you from a member's house around the middle of the day sometime. Like one o'clockish or something. I'm only allowed to Skype with my family members, so don't let anyone else over on Christmas cause they aren't allowed to see me. What is your Skype address thingy? 

This week was good. We taught a lot of people. We are teaching a Romanian family too now, and we have a Latvian potential investigator and a Polish potential investigator. And we have a Nigerian family we're teaching, so that's pretty fun. We had about 12 Hungarians show up to The Ward Christmas Party on Friday. That was really funny. The ward members didn't know what to do about it. 

Well, Bye!
Elder Ferguson

More from Mom- 
After reading this last part of his letter I kept thinking of a phrase that kept coming to my mind.  I looked it up.  In the Book of Mormon, Alma the prophet is entrusting the records (which is now the Book of Mormon) to his son Helaman, and He said of the records, 

"They should be kept and handed down from one generation to another… until they should go forth unto every nation kindred, tongue, and people."   

It sure sounds like that is happening.  I never even heard of Latvia!  I had to look it up.I googled and found out that the Book of Mormon is printed in 91 languages, if Wikipedia is right.  I couldn't find it on the LDS website. 
I can't wait to talk to him at Christmas and ask a few more details.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ward Christmas Party

I got an email from his ward mission leader. 
This is from their Ward Christmas Party.
 He's looking pretty happy.  
Look what the ward mission leader found for him.  
I think I see a smile under that trumpet.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas at the Mission home / Learning to speak Hungarian…

Wow, so yesterday we went to the mission home for Christmas dinner and stuff, and it was really good. Sister Preston played the video of my solo that I guess you sent them the link to. Or maybe my ward mission leader forwarded it. 

It must have been the ward mission leader.  It wasn't me. - Amy

Oh well, I don't have a lot of time to email today, but I think there were a lot of things I was going to tell you… :/
I forgot what they were.
Oh, we are teaching like twenty people who are Hungarian. I am learning a lot of Hungarian now. My ward mission leader probably told you all about it already. He thought it was really funny. XD
We're also teaching a Romanian family. Right now Elder H is using google translate to learn the baptismal interview questions in Hungarian. It's pretty exciting. We may start baptizing them this month. 

We went caroling at an old person's home on Sunday and I played the piano. That was nice.
I think there was still more I was going to tell you, but I don't remember what it was. Oh well, maybe I will write you a letter if I remember.
Elder Ferguson

I found the following pictures on his mission's facebook page.  (These ones are ones that have Ryan in it.)  I downloaded them and am posting them on here too.  Check out his smile!  He looks so happy.  If you want to see more of them you'll have to go to my facebook page.  These are the ones with Ryan in them. - Amy

Monday, December 2, 2013

Some real progress!

Ok, well this week was good. You know that you need to send a package to the mission office, not the mission home or my flat right? Cause that would be really bad.

I don't remember if I told you, but a week or two ago, Elder Teixiera came to our mission and we had a multi-zone conference with him. It was really good. He gave us a lot of good tips, and we've started to apply them. Yesterday we followed some advice to keep looking for people to teach in the same area as we have already found other people, so we started tracting a street we had an investigator on, and we found two families to teach, and both of them had small children, which our ward is definitely in need of. It was really exciting, especially because both families let us come in and teach them when we knocked on their doors. We have multiple appointments set up with both of them throughout the week now, and it should be really good. We have 17 lessons planned with investigators next week.

On Saturday, we also had a lesson with a lot of our Hungarian investigators. Four of the six there agreed to be baptized on December twenty-eighth. And the other two said that they would pray about it. So stuff is pretty exciting here. Yeah.

On Monday we are all going to go to the mission home to have a training and a Christmas Dinner with President and Sister Preston. So I will probably email on Tuesday next week. 

Elder Ferguson

Ashton Zone - Zone Conference

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Not transfered

Talk about short, but sweet!  Oh well, maybe we'll get more later.  -Amy

From Elder Ferguson:

I didn't get transferred if my ward mission leader hasn't told you already. I'm staying in Middleton with Elder H and we're going to be here for Christmas. So that's pretty much it. I don't have a lot of time left today, but I will maybe write you a letter if I have time. We went to the temple today because we weren't moved.
Elder  Ferguson

At least we get some good email from his ward mission leader.  They had a Thanksgiving dinner for the missionaries.  Here are some pictures he sent.

We got a letter from Elder Ferguson's companion.  It was so fun to get!  He sounds like a wonderful elder.  -Amy

Monday, November 18, 2013

Church next week - possible 15-16 people coming!

Next week is transfers, so you need to send all of your letters to the mission office if you send any because I might move, and I'll be emailing on Wednesday or Thursday next week. 

I don't remember if I said about this, but the investigator we met last week that let us in right away when we knocked on her door dropped us on Tuesday. And then we came to her house again anyways on Thursday and she answered the door and let us in right away again. It was kinda funny. Her dad was a Catholic when he was a boy and he doesn't like religion very much anymore, and for a good reason. They did some bad things I guess. But his daughter decided it was still ok to talk to us, although she doesn't seem too committed yet. We'll see.
We had eight Hungarian investigators come to church yesterday. They all paid £2.50 each to take the bus up, and they stayed for two hours. It was really good, and a Hungarian member taught them the gospel principles class in Hungarian. It was pretty amazing. Next week we will hopefully have about sixteen people come to church with us and they will hopefully be baptized in January or February.  That's pretty much it for this week. Bye!
Elder Ferguson

Brother N, his ward mission leader, (one of my favorite people!)  sent me this picture, plus a couple others that are just great!  I had to share.  The others are very similar.  He looks pretty happy!  - Amy (Elder Ferguson's mom)

Monday, November 11, 2013

More pictures & a note from his Ward Mission Leader

From his ward Mission Leader:

Here are some pics from our recent ward activity (Fri)
Before you look at them let me assure you that I take no responsibility for the haircut. I can only conclude that by reason of some mental aberration your son thought he was preparing for an English summer not winter. The good news is that we have many witnesses prepared to testify when the case goes to court as he must surely sue.

The old guy is our Ward Mission Leader.... me.. (80 next Wed!!!). I will see him on Wed as I meet with them weekly but I don't imagine it will look any better. I think I will ask my wife to knit him a balaclava. Imagine that.
The last pic reminds me of Oliver asking for more but that was the remains of his refreshers in the one moment I got him to stop playing. Unfortunately I did not manage to get hold of a trumpet..............but......hope springs eternal.
Weather here has been wet lately but not cold. And we don't get typhoons. It's the rain that makes a pleasant land green.

Hope you are not missing him as much as I am missing my grandson......2 months out now. Keep an eye on his blog. I saw a pic of him with a guitar so that looks good.

Just heard that our Relief Society have called an emergency meeting. They are drawing lots on who is going to adopt your boy.
I did warn you. 

Brother N

A Red Door / Misses his trumpet/ Doesn't want Christmas Presents???!!!! Yeah… Whatever

Could you convert all of the songs you sent me already? The Romance of the Violin album? They're all MP4s and they wont play on our player in the flat. I can't convert them here because all we have is pcs here.

We don't teach in Chinese. Elder H got that name tag when he had a Chinese speaking companion. I don't want anything for Christmas. Don't send anything because it will cost a lot and it will be hard to get it to me. I may be moving near the end of this month and you have to send the package to the right address, which I forgot.

 We're actually not supposed to share names anymore on blogs or anything because I guess names are 'sensitive' information now. Even first names. 

Right now we're teaching quite a few people. On Saturday, we went to try by someone and they weren't home, and then we went to try by a former investigator, but I forgot where he lived since we'd never actually been inside his house before, so we just decided to knock a red door in the area because that was all I remembered about it. The first door we knocked was not him, but the girl who answered the door invited us in and started asking us questions right away. We taught her, her mother, and her boyfriend right away and we're going back on Wednesday, so that's nice.

(I sent the ward Mission leader a link to Woods Cross High School's last Jazz concert, which was awesome.  He loved it!  He told me he might try and find a trumpet for him to play at their ward activity.  I told him:  I'm glad you liked it.  I don't know how much he could do without his back up band or sheet music, and being a bit rusty, but you can try. 

 I have a feeling he'd love to try to play the trumpet for you, but I'm not sure. - Amy

Our ward mission leader did get the video, and he didn't find me a trumpet, but don't tell him I'm rusty. I will take any chance I can get to play any instrument. It doesn't matter if I haven't played one for five months or that I don't know how to play it. I just want to do it again. 

There are some missionaries here who had parents order them ukeleles on Amazon so they have them now, which I guess is ok because President gave them permission to record a video with them and post it on Youtube. But I don't really want a ukelele anyways. 

I'm out of stuff to say. Bye!

Elder Ferguson

Monday, November 4, 2013

Very short…

Brother N (The ward mission leader) told me about the email. I'm playing piano like that again for the ward activity on Friday. That will be fun. My companion says it's ok to put his picture on the blog. I don't really have anything to tell you about this week. It was pretty good. I don't remember if I said last week, but we're teaching three young families now, and it's going really good. We will hopefully have baptized about four people by the end of the year. I might move in the beginning of December though. 

Elder Ferguson
 Elder H. (my new companion)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A email from Elder Ferguson's Ward Mission Leader & a Picture!

From Me:  I woke up this morning and checked my email.  I got this from Elder Ferguson's Ward Mission Leader. This just made my day!  

From the ward Mission leader:

 I am the Ward Mission Leader here and I want to thank you for loaning us your son. I know you must miss grandson has just completed his 5th week of his mission. Your boy is doing well and is happy. He is providing the music in our sacrament service but we discovered his love of jazz and swing so asked him to play in our ward activity last week. Boy was he happy......for 2 hours non stop !!!! Terrific stuff.

See the attached pic. I'm glad to be working with him and we are feeding him well. You should be proud.   MN

Monday, October 28, 2013

Finished a good book/ New families to teach/ Piano lesson

Yesterday I finished Jesus the Christ, by James E. Talmage. It was really good.   He talks about the apostasy. He actually has another book called the Great Apostasy, but I can't read it as a missionary... ;( but Jesus the Christ was good. I don't think anyone could reasonably believe the Bible and not believe that our church was The Church of Jesus Christ after reading it. Really, all of the other churches don't even come close. It really makes me feel really gratefull to be a member of this church. There are a lot of people out there that must be really confused and lacking of purpose.

We have started teaching three black families this week! It's pretty exciting. One of them even came to church yesterday with her two sons and her baby girl. It's really exciting because most of the people in this ward are older, so it's really good to have a some younger families coming.

There was another family that we are teaching that has a boy who's about 12 and he plays the piano. I'm going to give him some lessons, and hopefully he will be baptized and sort of take over for me when I leave. :)

We have Halloween here. We have to go back to the flat at 5pm on Halloween.

I don't remember any thing else I was going to say. Bye. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today's post life with his new companion. Elder H

In my letter to him this week I had asked him to ask his companion if it was ok if Ryan emailed me pictures that I post them on his blog.  I found out that it's important to make sure you have everyone's permission before you post the pictures so I took down some of his previous pictures.  It's frustrating to live in a world where you have to be soooo careful, but I understand, so I'm trying to be a good mom. Anyway, this is his reply.  

It's ok, I don't have any pictures today anyways. Maybe next week. It's starting to rain a lot now. I don't really have a whole lot to say. My new companion is good. He's pretty funny. When people try to shut the door on him, he tells them "We just share about how families can be together forever, is that not something you want?" And then they say no, and then they shut the door and then we laugh. haha. Today we are going to the chapel and he is going to play basketball while I play piano for our whole p-day. YAY!
Yesterday we had a primary program and all of the primary teachers bore their testimonies while the children sat down, and then the children sang two or three songs and it was over. It was kinda funny. It was also funny because I was playing "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" off of a copy of the music. Elder G__ had drawn a really big picture of a sword on the back and when it rained, the paper got wet and the picture bled through. So there was this Epic picture of a sword written over my music while all of these little children were singing. XD


My new companion's name is Elder H_____. He's English. I forgot to bring my camera today, but it's ok, I haven't taken a picture of him anyways. We don't really have much time to email today because we had transfers and it took up most of the day. Next week we might take two hours though. We'll see. Bye!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Short, but sweet.

I don't even know if I watched conference live. I know that the second session on Saturday was late, but I really don't know for sure what the sessions I was watching for sure. We had one on Saturday at five, then The Priesthood was on Sunday at ten, another session at one, and one other session at 5. There was one session we will have to get in the Ensign.

Aside from Conference, we didn't do that much that was exciting. 

Next week we will have another zone meeting on Tuesday, and then we go on exchange. I'm leading the area. I don't remember if I mentioned it last time, but I have actually led the area before on exchange with one of the zone leaders, but he sort of knew the area. This time, the Elder I'm going on exchange with is actually pretty new. He's only one transfer older than me, and he and his companion have actually not been doing very well lately, so this could be an interesting couple of days.

I don't really have anything else to say. Next week is transfers, so I probably won't email until next Wednesday or Thursday. But I'm almost definitely staying, so if anyone is sending mail, you can still send it to my address.

I'm staying here and Elder G is going to the other companionships area.

Elder Ferguson

I was on the computer at the same time as Ryan today (Which meant getting up at 4:10 am)  and so I got to email with an immediate response.  Ah..the small joys us moms get!  What a great way to wake up! It doesn't take much to make me happy.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Yay.. another email!

This week was pretty good.  We had twenty lessons, and yesterday we decided on a date for our investigator to be baptized.
On one day during the week, I forgot which, we went to the chapel to have a lesson with one of our investigators. He is usually really happy to see us and stuff, but this time he was pretty stressed. He has been having a hard time finding a place to live for himself and the girl he has been living with, who was living at her mom's temporarily. He had basically started loosing hope that he would ever find a place for them, but we talked to him about how he could be comforted by The Holy Ghost and showed him some nice Mormon Messages, and then we played and sang a song with him. His favorite hymn is 86, "How Great Thou Art" and we played it, and he sang, and then we did one verse really fast, and it actually cheered him up a lot. Then yesterday we were talking to him about baptism, again, and we gave him a scripture to read, and we were about to leave, and our fellow-shipper, who was baptized in March, said that he sort of procrastinated his baptism and he regretted it, and then David said that he wants to be baptized next month. Yay!

Someone just left for his mission in this ward, and his grandpa got called as the ward mission leader, and his mom got called as a ward missionary, and she's also been assigned to get us Tea Appointments (dinner appointments), so between the two, the ward has basically been turned around because they're both really assertive, but they're really nice, and basically made it sound like we're incapable of making meals for ourselves, which is not totally true, but now we have all of our dinners, and probably a little more than that planned out for the next two weeks.

And they've decided to start having weekly ward activities to build ward unity and to fellowship less-actives and investigators, and they want me to play jazz at them, so I'm fine with staying here for a long time... ;)
Yup. Bye!
Elder Ferguson

Monday, September 23, 2013

Update Pictures and another great letter!

     The bag we bought for him didn't last as you can see.

Ernie (Ryan's Dad) had written to him about the mosquito problems here in Bountiful.  He had told him about going to a park to try and fly his new airplane, but he never got to that day because a huge swarm of mosquitos were all around him and he just had to make a run for it back to the car.  

 There are no mosquitos in England. At all. 

We had a multi-zone conference this week, which is about half of the mission. It was fun. President Preston told me that my companion is probably going to leave next transfer because he's been here a while, and I'm probably going to stay one or two more because the ward still doesn't have a pianist, but I think it will probably just be one more unless I train because the ward members keep requesting to keep me, like they can tell him what to do. 

On Thursday we went tracting and we met someone who is a 24-year-old Roman Catholic, and he told us we could come by later and talk to him. We did, and we told him about The Book of Mormon, and he said he'd be really interested to read it. When we gave him one, he was really excited and he told us we could come back in a week and talk to him about it. So that was nice. Normally, most people just tell us to go away, and the only people who are willing to listen to us don't really seem to understand what we're talking about, but he seemed to get it, so that was nice.
(I asked him if there was anything he wanted or needed for Christmas)

For Christmas you can send me money on the card. :) I don't really think it's worth the money to actually send me something, I can just buy stuff with the money here. It would be nice to get some church movies or music or something. Or if you really wanted to send me something, you could probably order it on amazon and tell it to deliver it to the mission office. They can take it and give it to me, but it will still cost more than normal probably because of the way the postal system works and stuff.  

Elder Ferguson 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Update with pictures! - Nice and neat. (Oh good!)


If you send me letters, it usually works best to send them by air mail or something like that. I don't think it costs any more, you just have to get a sticker or something. At least that's how it works here. 

My address is:

Flat 2, 8 Kingscliffe St.
Moston, Middleton
M9 4PG
United Kingdom

This week was good. I don't remember anything that exciting that happened. We had a lesson with someone this week after about two weeks of not seeing him. He has a really hard life, but he wants to believe that God can make things right, even if he doesn't think it's very fair that He would make things this way in the first place. Last time we had an appointment with him, we showed him the chapel, because he says he has a hard time trusting people and he doesn't want to go to church if there are a lot of people and he's never been there before. We showed him the baptismal font, and this week he said that ever since he saw the chapel, he's thought every day that he would like to be 'blessed in the water.' So hopefully, once he really understands what baptism is, he'll be ready to be baptized. So that was pretty exciting.

We had another investigator who has been living with another woman. They weren't in a relationship, but they lived together, and they didn't like each other enough to get married. It was really tough, because he couldn't kick her out into the street, but he wanted to be baptized as well, and he couldn't be until she had moved out. But this week, they fell out, and she left to her mom's house. They're figuring out a way for her to live on her own, but now our investigator can be baptized, so I guess there's still some good that can come out of it. He doesn't really want to settle for a date, he wants to 'take it slow' and all that, but hopefully soon he can be baptized. =)

I don't really have anything else to talk about, but here's something kind of funny I noticed reading Jesus the Christ yesterday. Jesus referred to himself as 'The Son of Man,' but Mary is not a man. And Joseph is not his father. So what is he saying? ;)

Elder Ferguson

He also sent some fun pictures I'll share with you:

Below: I edited this pictures to take off the names for privacy sake, but where there is a black dot, there was a name beside it.  You get the picture.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A snail mail letter! (One of my favorites so far!)


This week is transfer week.  P-day got moved to Wednesday because that is the day people are transferred.  My companion and I are both staying so we got to go to the temple this morning, but we were there for a long time so I don't have a lot of time to write this letter.

We had  a fireside on Sunday for missionaries.  We brought investigators and recent converts and some of them bore their testimonies.  We have a couple we are teaching right now.  They are both progressing fairly well, but they are living together although they are not in a relationship.  They can't get baptized until they live apart, which they are working on.  Anyways.. The guy said he wanted to come to the fireside, but the girl wasn't interested.  She changed her mind right before we left but there wasn't any room in the car anyway, so we left her.

Then we saw them on Monday and the first thing she said when we walked in the door was that she prayed and she read the Book of Mormon and she got an answer.  I guess she read while we were gone and she felt the spirit really strongly.  She had been having a hard time accepting it at first, although the guy sort of took what we said as the truth straight off.  It was really great to see her testimony grow.  Then she was willing to pray and read, which she hadn't ever done before.  It was really good.

We did service for an old lady yesterday.  She is 88 and has been in the hospital for 2 years.  She just got out a few weeks ago.  She's been robbed several times probably because her garden is so overgrown, it looks like no one lives there.  We came and basically cut up her hedges for a couple of hours so it looked clean.  Then she made us some bacon sandwiches.  She almost burned her house down because she turned on the wrong burner and lit her kettle (electric kettle) on fire instead of cooking the bacon.  She apologized to us, like she had somehow inconvenienced us.  It was kinda funny, and it felt really good to help her.  She was really grateful.

Elder Ferguson

Monday, September 9, 2013

An email update

Today is a normal p-day again. I shouldn't be off schedule till next transfer from now on. So that's good.
This week was pretty good. This Sunday there were special stake conferences all over England. Two Members of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke, but we just got an area seventy, Elder Teshera or something like that. It was really good. They talked a lot about eternal families, which was a little weird for me cause I'm a missionary and that's kinda the last thing on my mind right now, but it was good. They also said that there are going to be quite a few new stakes in the next little while in the Europe North area. But none of them are in the UK, so it's not that exciting. I was hoping that when Elder Nelson and Elder Holland came, they were going to split our mission, but they didn't. Oh well, I think we're still doing pretty good here. Elder Teshera did say that there would be a lot of new stakes here in the future. We do have the smallest stake/ward boundaries anywhere outside of the states in Chorley. So that's pretty cool. The Chorley stake is right next to my stake, Ashton. So yeah, cool stuff...
We visited a family last night that was from Hungary, and we brought a Hungarian man from our ward, and the family let us in, and then the man we brought, started talking with them, and he basically talked for a half hour straight, and we only know what he said because his twelve year old son was translating little bits in English. It was kinda sad, but we showed them the restoration video in Hungarian, and they seemed like they felt the spirit. They said we could come back on Saturday. So we got four new investigators all at once, and we hardly said a word ourselves... XD
Elder Ferguson

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Letter in the mail! Yay!

(I typed out his letter) - Amy


This week was good.  I don't really remember what happened on Tuesday, but I'm sure it was great.  Wednesday we went on a tour of some historical church sites.  We went to Liverpool, which is a port where a lot of saints emigrated to America.  They said there was a time when there were more members of the church in England than in America.  There was also a museum there, and it had some stuff about the pioneers.  It also talked about taxes, which was really interesting.  I sent you a few pictures of the exhibits.  Some are kind of funny.  A lot of people are on welfare here...

We also went somewhere else.  I forgot where, but we saw the river the first baptisms in England happened in.  It was pretty cool.  There was a chapel there that we had a meeting in talking about church history.  I don't remember if I said, but I was asked to be a part of the musical number for it, playing piano.  There wasn't a piano in the chapel though, only an organ.  I don't actually know how to play the organ, but I told them it was fine.  I was just supposed to accompany them anyways, so once we had finished talking over what we were going to do right before the meeting and people stopped watching me, I started freaking out.  I don't know how to play the organ.  Then I said a prayer, and I felt ok about it.  Then we couldn't find the organ so we just sang a cappella.  Anyways... Yay! :)

I went on an exchange with one of the other missionaries on Thursday.  He was from Ecuador, I actually ended up doing more talking than him.  That was weird.  I have a Spanish Book of Mormon, so I think I might just learn Spanish just cause I need something to do in my free time...

We also went to the temple today.  It was a little different than I've experienced before, but it was good. ;)

Yesterday, my companion and I did the conversion for Petrol (Gas) prices, and I guess it's about $8/gallon here...but the cars get way better mileage.


Elder Ferguson

                                            I think Ryan is in the back in the middle right side with the blue tie.

I also got an email that came this morning.  It reads:

P-day got moved to Wednesday because of transfers this week. I still don't have much time though, so I'll send you a letter, but I have one story I already typed for Adam, so I'll copy that one here. Also, could you send me some money? my Side bag has already fallen apart. It wasn't very good, so I need to buy a new one... :/
I met a man on the bus on Monday, and this is what happened.

Man: Are you a mormon?
Me: Yes! (yayayayayay! he wants to know about the church!)
Man: Can I ask you a question?
Me: yes. (of course)
Man: What does God look like?
Me: A man. (So far so good. :) )
Man: You should have checked first. You just follow man.
Me: What?
Man: When you put your shoes on in the morning, do you check to see if your toes are attached first?
Me: (oh no...) Uh, no. I actually already know they're there...
Man: Yeah, that's flesh, so that means you believe in man.
Me. -
Man: You have to check first- do you know what the difference is between a mind and a brain is?
Me: (well this is awkward...) Well, I guess it -
Man: Let me give you a hint, what does a brain run on?
Me: Uh, oxygen...?
Man: Let me give you a hint! What is the difference between a dog, what does a dog's brain run on?
Me: uh...
Man: A dog's brain runs on instinct, and....

Then I got off the bus. The end. :)