Monday, September 6, 2010

Work with Less Active Members

Hello father, i did have a pretty good week...and i did go and pick up some ankle weights on one of our lunch hours last week so yeah, my legs are getting HUGE! no no they aren't but oh well. i realized i can already barely not dunk it though. so not much longer and i will be the D-wade of Oregon. but white and not very athletic :)

i loved the package very much.. but instead of candy and sweets i really want some jello packages so i can eat that and maybe some low calorie drinks like that stuff ryan drinks. just alot more healthy for my cause. i try to bust out with the AB Lounge almost every night, but its the diet i need to change. so i would much appreciate just for future reference.

i did hear about the Cougars winning and boy was i excited about that. i did see a little bit of the end of the 1st quarter at a members home, the safety and the botched return. anyways, things here are going very well. i don't really have a ton of investigators but we are trying to get less actives more active in our ward. our ward has alot of members but about 200 or so are less active. so we try to encourage them to come to church and to help them endure to the end!!! -- which they must do to return to heavenly father and all. 

i miss you guys alot and i am kinda feeling a little bit homesick now but i think i will get through it. i just really miss the munchkins... no one here calls me there best friend--but i did meet an awesome less active family and all there kids love me because i let them "beat me up" and i lift them up and one of them has me lift him up and he just turns and knees me in the stomach. so that is pretty fun--they are awesome.

i am just trying to learn the scriptures better and pray alot better. i started the book of mormon over again like 5 days ago and i am already in jacob. so i am proud of myself because i am a really slow reader--oh well. Preach my gospel is definitely helping too. Make sure you have ry guy read the book of mormon every night before he plays video games--a chapter a night.

Anyways i gotta email the rest of the fam, but i love you dad, and i love the rest of our family and you did a good job raising us up and i think it was good we grew up in utah.. i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i just wanna say i have felt the power of God and i know that what i am doing is the right thing and reading the book of mormon is the key and if we read it and try our best to live its teachings we will be blessed and return to heaven.
-Elder Ballif OUT!!!!!!!!!