Monday, January 31, 2011

23 Lessons this week!!!!

Hey Mom!

So we are pretty much awesome!  Well, no, not really...we just had an awesome week!  23 lessons in one week.  The average is about 10 or so.  We we were way stoked about that.  The Rodgers are are doing good.  Still struggling a little bit, but overall they're good.  We have another family that I'm not sure I told you about or not, the Houstons.  They are doing great!  And the husband, Chet, who used to not like us too much has really warmed up to us and he's been to church every week for about 3 or 4 weeks now.  I lost count! 

Sounds like everyone is doing awesome!  And yes, I think I know who Taylor Swift is...I think...well maybe.  I'm not sure!  Anyways, glad to hear Nicki is doing good.  How is her basketball?  Did you get the pictures I sent?  Hope you like them.  I didn't realize I hadn't sent pictures since Wenatchee.  Ooops!  My bad!

Well, I love ya'll tons!  Tell Den I say hi!  Miss you guys a lot!

Love, Elder Ririe

Monday, January 10, 2011

Emmy gets baptized!

Hey Mom,

Things here are great!  We had Emmy's baptism on Saturday.  She was super scared of the water but it all worked out fine.  Not much else going on at the moment.  I'm just really trying not to "check out" too soon, but it's all good.  I love it out here!  And I especially love the people here...they're great!  I'm so glad that I came out here on a mission!!!  We have a few people we are working with and our teaching pool is getting smaller, but hopefully we'll have a few more people to teach this upcoming week.  I can't really think of what to write about, everything feels like a blur lately.  Trying to remember some of your questions.  My knee is doing okay...we'll just have to wait and see on it.  The weather goes back and forth from sunny to cloudy, but it's ALWAYS cold (14 right now).  The other question you asked......same ole same ole.  I'm trying!!!!!  I still haven't heard from Sis. Futi and the kids, so I'm not sure what's going on there.  We haven't heard from Russ, but we did talk to the Elders that are teaching him about two weeks ago and all seemed to be good.  Thanks for ordering the study materials for Sis. Sosa.  That will be awesome for her!  She just found out her mom has cancer....that's not so awesome  :(
Awesome for Hunter on his ordination.  Tell him to email me!!!!  You wanted to know my agenda for the week.....Agenda = teach more people!!!  I'm trunkee outta my brain but trying hard!!!  You asked what's one of the first things I want to do when I get home (and I'm only saying this cuz you asked!!!)  Sleep and lose 30 lbs!!!!!  That's awesome about Nicki's team!  Tell her congrats and to email me!  It's easier for me if I can just email them, but I don't have their addresses.  Send them to me please!  Let Den know I miss him a bunch too!!!!

Love you guys and miss you a ton!

Love, Elder Lance Ririe

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just Awesome and Icey!

Hey Mom and Den,

Things here are awesome!  Holidays as a missionary aren't really holidays, but instead of going out to party for New Year's we were able to watch missionary movies at the Emmerson's house.  Great family!  They have some funny stories about Elder Yancey that were fun to hear about.  So that was pretty fun.  Emmy is ready to go for Saturday.  We're really excited for her, but she's still really nervous.  We transferred Russ to the missionaries in his ward and he's still going strong.  Kinda disappointing that we can't be there for his baptism, but we're excited nonetheless.
Um... let's see what else is going on lately.  Oh, a guy we're working with, Jimmy Tungate, who has been meeting with the missionaries for years (actually met them back in the Glenrose ward of all places) but he's one big step closer to getting baptized.  We're just waiting on approval from Salt Lake for his baptism and then he'll be good to go.  I've never seen someone so eager to get baptized.  He's put so much work into getting to this point in his life.  It's just awesome to see!
Well, I love you guys and miss you tons!
Love, Elder Ririe