February 24, 2010
My district decided that mom gets the “best mom” award because I have gotten the most letters out of all the Elders in our District. Is now the long-standing joke –“Elder Leash gets the ALL the letters l.o.l. I feel so loved. I really enjoy what you say in your letters.
We are going to be getting a new mission home; it will be call the Amsterdam Mission home and we will soon have a new mission president. This is all very exciting.
I have to tell you the Elder Osmond (D Osmond’s son) and I are a lot alike – both physically and in personality-wise. We are going to send a picture so that you can see.
The language is coming slowly but surely. I feel like I’m spitting all the time – the guttural noise is more pronounced that it is in German. Yesterday we had our Tuesday devotional and we heard from Brother Jensen of the Seventy. He gave a very powerful talk, in it he said…”don’t use music like bookends to a meeting. Hymns can be the Spirit quicker than anything else. Hymns can be used to introduce, to clarify and as a capstone. And then, “take away the Book of Mormon and what is the keystone of our religion? We Have None. The foundation has to be just right. Never let a day goes by without being in the scriptures.”
It was great. The spirit was very strong during the devotional. I sing in the choir for the devotionals and I really love that. Mom, I have a scripture for you, it is Philippians 1:3-5. I love you all. Thanks for the blog mom, people really like it.
Oh, quick note – missionaries don’t get to go to B.Y.U. anymore – bummer. And my companion snores, but I figured out that if I clap it disgruntles him enough that he will roll over and stop lol.
Elder Ryan Leash