Monday, March 29, 2010

On their way to a forever family!

Hi Mom and Den!

Thanks for the pics Mom!  I can't believe how the kids have changed!  Things here are awesome!  We're gearing up for conference and transfers and Easter.  It's crazy how things have to all fall on the same day!  I'm hoping I'll still be here, but you can never guess transfers.  We're stoked about Matt!  He's on date for the 10th of April, so we'll have to hope that one of us is still here to see him baptized.  Other news - the Richards family (an awesome family in the ward) invited the Albaughs over for dinner/bbq and they had and awesome time, and so they're gonna come back come back on Easter and we're gonna have and Easter egg hunt and conference party.  So that'll be way cool!  The Campos family is still doing good.  They're all moved in now and they went to Ulu's baptism which was awesome!  Ti was able to baptize her so that was way cool to see and be part of.  Futi is really excited to have a "Forever Family" now  - that's all she was able to talk about all week.  It's such an amazing thing to be part of.

I love you guys and miss you tons!  I'll try to write more later.

Love, Elder Lance Ririe

Monday, March 22, 2010


Hi Mom and Den,

Well, Carol was confirmed yesterday.  She's just awesome - soaks up the gospel like a sponge!  And we have another person on date for baptism already!  A really good guy named Matt.  He's got a few little bumps in the way, but we know he'll be ready by the 10th of April!  Which, it'll be a bummer if transfers happen, but it's all good just to be part of the process! 

Other things going on here - um unfortunately some of our best investigators just moved right outside of the ward (just a couple blocks) really suddenly.  But the husband goes out of town a lot for work (he leaves on Tuesday) and so we were able to help them move just in a day.  We went to visit them and they had a U-Haul outside and were loading they're stuff into the truck.  So I just jump right in and start helping while Elder Smith finds out the situation.  (It's been designated that I do a lot of the grunt work - ha ha)  Anyways, we ended up helping them move and they were so appreciative.  It was awesome to be a part of that. 

Well, not sure what else is new but maybe I'll think of more later.

I love you guys a tons and miss you even more!

Love, Elder Ririe

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another good week!

Hey Mom and Den,

Well, things are great here.  Carol's baptism was awesome!  And Ulu, Futi's daughter, is on date for the 20th so I've got my fingers crossed that all goes well with them!  Hopefully, if I'm lucky, I'll be able to go to that one.  Other than that things have been crazy busy trying to find more people to teach.  We have a few more people that we are working with.  One is an awesome family, the Albaughs - really nice.  So we hope to help them towards a date for baptism soon.

I loved the package!!!  And the boy's letters!  Kinda bummed I didn't get one from Nicki but I just figured she was busy.  Other than that things are awesome!!!  I miss you guys tons, and love you even more!!!!

Elder Ririe

Monday, March 8, 2010


Well, it's crazy to think it's been more than a year now!  Time here is really flying!  Saturday, we had an unexpected baptism happen.  There was an investigator from a different ward that just happened to live in our ward, so we ended up having a "switch up".  That was neat to be part of, but I really prefer when I know that person and have taught them a little bit at least.  And now........Carol is on date and ready to go for baptism this Sunday!  We're stoked for her, and I'm pretty sure she'd baptize herself if she could.  She's just so ready and studies even harder than most missionaries.  Crazy awesome! 

Well, that's about all from the front lines here!

I love you guys, and miss you more!

Love, Elder Ririe

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Grrrrrrrrreat!

Hi Mom and Den!

Things are going great!  Carol is almost ready for baptism.  Just a few more things to cover and then she's good to go!  Only thing really holding us up is that the Bishop is going to Hawaii for 3 that puts a damper on things.  But we have a few more people who are getting close to being baptized.

One year mark coming up!  I promise not to burn anything expensive, costly, or nice looking, so that doesn't leave me much but I'm sure I'll find something.

Other things going on right now...not a whole  lot.  Just finding more people to teach and stuff.  I heard the Olympics were good and that BYU lost to New Mexico...and that's the gist of it.

Love you guys tons and I miss you even more!

Love, Elder Ririe