Sorry for the late weekly email.... We did some service today that made it so we couldn't email first thing! I guess if I just do it period it doesn't matter when does it?!
Well this week was cool, definitely getting more used toworking in a small town, getting more used to the people and their...... I'm going to say idioms. Don't be disappointed in me family.... But the local, musical entertainment is slowly becoming more and more appealing to me. I guess with guitar & banjo in my musical capabilities it would eventually happen whether I want it to or not right? >.<To answer some of the questions that have been asked: We're usually in Ennis two or three days during the week, and in Three Forks the rest of the time. We spend Monday's in Ennis doing laundry, shopping, and other fun stuff, even though every few weeks the zone leaders put together like a hike or game day or something for all the elders in the zone which usually takes place in Bozeman.... About 90 minutes away from Three Forks, 45 minutes from Ennis. I think I'm going to send you guys a map of Montana eventually where I will circle my current area and then as my mission continues we can circle all my areas and get my full mission map going on!
The baptism was cool, but I didn't get to do too much with him before. I taught him once, & I don't even know if it counts because I just went to his interview!!, >.< Talon is the oldest kid in his family, only of 4 kids baptized. Mom is a member, and we think that mom's boyfriend is a member. We weren't in a parade..... Idk where you heard that. We went to the homecoming parade and were able to talk to some people, but we weren't in the parade!
Like I said, this week has been pretty cool, some fun stuff going on in our area! Lots of service being done, and I think I'm starting to see some rewards from our efforts, so it's good to know that I'm not fruitlessly digging for people to teach. The Lord has definitely blessed me in my work and continues to show me where I need to be and what I should be doing.Saturday we got to go out to Clarkston... A small town in population, but definitely not in size. The city itself consists of 4,200,000 acre ranches (that's 800,000 acres for those of you following at home!) and each ranch has maybe 6 families living on it. Each house is at the smallest 7 miles apart, and everyone seems to have built their own place. We think we got shot at once while we were leaving, and we know that we heard a shotgun behind a door once. Well... Montana I guess! All the roads are run-down dirt roads and we were traveling with a member in his minivan. That was a...... Humbling experience! Sunday we had one of the assistants to the president come and visit with us and go in exchanges with us. He gave us some great advice & even traded one of his ties with me! Taught like 4 member lessons on missionary work, and through out the day we got like 15 or so referrals. Keep giving those to the missionaries, you have no idea how much it helps! Today we went to Ennis and helped this older widow clean her garage out and move some furniture. (Hence the late email) She fed us tacos for lunch...and gave us some stakes and lamb to take home. Neither of us have ever tasted lamb or know how to cook lamb but I guess we'll find out! And then I'm here in the present! :D
So we,volunteer at a food bank once a week, and they always have us go into the basement, which is a retired nuclear bomb shelter. We had some fun.
I got a little picture happy win the scenery this week... So I have a lot of sky pictures >.<