Monday, September 27, 2010

Back in the saddle!

Hey Mom and Den!

Well things here are awesome!  I had to give a talk Sunday (found out Saturday night) so little time to prepare but I think it went well.  But wished it could have been a little bit longer because one of the speakers wasn't there as she ended up going into labor.  So I guess that's a pretty good excuse for not speaking in church.  Anyways... I got to see Sis. Futi and the kids.  They are doing great.  It was really good to see them.  And I got to see a few member of the Glenrose Ward the other night (The Clarks and the Hainesworths) so that made for a good weekend.  The work is going good.  It's funny just kind of picking up where I left off here, but it's nice.  I was surprised at just how many members remember me because they don't seem to remember Elder Smith and he was in this ward longer than I was.  Kinda funny...but like I said, it's good to be back.  And our address is:

2004 E. 34th
Spokane, WA  99203

The knee is doing good.  Biking really hurts, but that's how we have to get around for now until next month when we can get bus passes.  Ummm...trying to think of other things going on but my mind is blank right now.  OH!  Almost forgot our awesome experience of the week!  We saw some major blessings!  As we went tracting, we found a wonderful lady named Abby.  Abby is from Ethiopia and she has talked to the missionaries before in her country and she loves what they do there.  When we knocked on her door, she let us right in and we began to teach her about the restored gospel and how it blesses our families.  Abby is a mother of a two-year-old little girl.  We told her about the Book of Mormon and her face lit up with excitement as we shared how prophets wrote it in Ancient America and how it is another testament of Jesus Christ.  She asked if we had a church service she could attend and also when we would come back.  So we are going back tonight.  Unfortunately, she has to work on Sundays but we are going to ask her if she will ask for Sundays off so that she can come to church.  So that is just some of the good things that are going on here.

I love you guys and miss you tons!

Love, Elder Lance Ririe

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