Monday, February 22, 2010

Prayer Changes Things~

Hey Mom and Den,

Well, we dodged transfers this week, which was good!  Our golden investigator, Carol, is awesome and is soaking up the gospel like a sponge!  She's way nice and loves everything that we teach her.  It's awesome!  Other than that there's not much different this week.  Elder M--was made Assistant to the President, so not really excited about that.  It just doesn't feel right to me.  I've been praying and trying to look on the bright side of it, but it just doesn't seem right that a missionary that I'm supposed to look up to is one who tries to tear me down in front of recent converts who love me.  So that's been bothering me a little, but I'm excited about everything else.  :)  It's crazy that I've been out almost a year now!  It doesn't really feel like it's been that long, but at the same time it does!  I hope everyone is doing great!  I heard the Jazz are back in the swing of things and have finally found their groove again.  But I don't know much else sports wise (I only get what I hear in Elder's Quorum)

I love you guys and hope that everything is great!  I miss you tons!

Love, Elder Ririe

Monday, February 15, 2010

It's All Good!!!

This week was Great!  Ti's baptism went like clock work...and it was only one dunk!  (He's a really BIG guy!)  So that was awesome!  It was great to see everyone from the Glenrose Ward.  It made me miss that ward a lot, but I like this ward too.  So, other than the baptism, we had a good week!  I could probably use my other pair of shoes.  Just send them in my one year package.  :)  Not too much that I can think of that I need from home.

We have a new investigator that is just golden!  Her name is Carol Brown.  She came to church and totally loved it so we are hoping to put her on date for baptism.

Did the kids get my letters I sent?  I loved the cards you guys sent!

I love ya tons and I'll try to write more later!

Love, Elder Lance Ririe

Monday, February 8, 2010

Time's Flyin!

Hey guys!

Eleven months already??!  Wow!
Well, how was the Super Bowl?  I haven't heard much of how the game was, but I did hear it was like 34 - 17 Saints, which sounds like it was a good game.  Trying to work on the Super Bowl was way hard.  Nobody wanted to hear about the gospel, but they were way friendly in that they would try to invite us in to watch the game.  So, we ended up studying for most of the day.  Other than that it was a pretty average week.  I hope  you got my letter okay since I didn't send an e-mail last week.  I get to baptize Ti on Sunday, the 14th, so I'm way stoked.  That's gonna be awesome and I can't wait!  We are finding tons of people here to teach, but we can't get anybody to come to church.  That's been rough, but other than that it's all good.

Well, I love you guys!  And miss you even more!

Love,  Elder Ririe

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Exciting News!!!

We received exciting news in an email From Sis. "Futi" last night letting us know that her 18 year-old son, Ti, is getting baptized on Valentine's Day!  Ti wanted Elder Ririe to baptize him even though he's since been transferred out of the area.  When his mom asked him why Elder Ririe, Ti said, "Because he's family."  They received special permission from Pres. Palmer to have the baptism on Sunday, Feb 14th and Elder Ririe gets to perform the baptism.  We haven't heard from Lance yet, but I bet he's thrilled.  We know this was a big decision for Ti and we want him to know how proud we are of him and that we truly do love him and his family.
Congratulations Ti!