Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Will the Jogger Trend End Before Elder Dallas Gets Home?

(Editor's note: Elder Dallas' initial comment is in response to a photo of Landon during back to school shopping. He's wearing a pair of jogger pants -- of which Landon obviously does not approve.)

LOLOLOL at the back to school shopping picture, Landon is straight flexing but is trying to make it look like he's not. And joggers are totally the thing. You know I'll have a pair of those with no socks, boat shoes, and some wayfarer sunglasses when I get home, because that's totally the thing. #LandonDontKnowSwag

Speaking of swag, I got a haircut today and got a part on the side. It's the first time I've done that, and I think I like it. I might do it again next time, we'll see. And score on the pizza, that's sweet! Not as good as getting $90 of Lou Malnati's for free, but still, that's something. Have you ever Googled Giordano's pizza before or gone to their website? It's crazy good! The pepperoni is still one of my favorite, but the meat combo is amazing too, they put like 5 different meats on there!

Getting on to missionary work, we learned that Anand is back in rehab again, but he isn't in our area any more, so we won't be able to visit him. It's sad that we won't be able to teach him anymore, but hopefully it helps him move forward so that he can accept the gospel in the future. Besides Anand, Elder Campbell and I did some tracting this week and found two YSA-aged people that we hope to start teaching this week. We also found 5-6 potential investigators that aren't YSA-aged, so we referred them to different missionaries, but finding is finding, and we're glad that we found some people that were interested.

We were able to teach a couple of less-active members and recent-converts in the ward this week. The highlight was probably our lesson with Ru Yi yesterday. We had a member with us that has only been a member for about a year, but he's about as solid as it gets as a member. We taught the Plan of Salvation, and he did a great job teaching with us. Ru Yi is great, she is understanding everything and is retaining it as well. A little bit about her history: she was on a trip to Hong Kong when she was about 14, and met missionaries there. They baptized her 4 hours later, so she has a very limited knowledge of the gospel and is still working on her conversion right now.

We spent a lot of time at meetings and in the office this week auditing and writing a training guide for President for how the Technology Missionaries can get involved in the new training program that he announced at this round of zone training meetings. We also learned at the meetings that the church program, "Just Serve" is going to be coming to our mission sometime around October.

I'll email you one of our presentations that we give to the new missionaries when they come in. It talks about a few of the basic rules that we have. I'm also going to send you a copy of the Belief Window CD, we just don't have time to go to the post office today, so hopefully we can get it in the mail next week.

I love you, and hope that you're doing well at home. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you!

Elder Dallas Anderson

P.S. Mom, you would be jealous to know that I ate at On The Border this week.

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