First off, glad you got my letter. Three weeks was pretty quick actually, faster than I thought it was gonna be. Last week we got a fun surprise letter in the mail – it was such a blessing to read Cody’s testimony and hear him share his love for the Lord and his family. He also sent us $36 in Jamaican money – so cool, but wouldn’t even buy a postage stamp here in the states! Here are a few excerpts from his letter:
"I just want you guys to know what kind of great examples you are to me. I was able to grow up relying on your testimonies until I finally was able to figure all this stuff out for myself and gain my own personal witness that this church is the true and living church on the earth today. Thanks for helping me “not fizzle out” as Grandma Briggs puts it. Speaking of that, I look at that book that you made for me probably once a week; not because I’m homesick or anything, just because it’s cool to see how freaking awesome my family is. Not very many people have that blessing out here – in fact, it is very rare to find a family with a married father and mother and all kids belonging to those two people. I’m starting to ramble now, but just know that you guys were and are and will forever be my role models. I miss you all like crazy, but you and my crazy awesome sisters are my heroes and my motivation to keep working my butt off every day.
President Brown said something in Zone Conference that stuck with me. He said, “Do this work like your life depends on it.” It’s short and simple but really profound. It’s pretty true, too. My life really does depend on this work. I’m doing everything I can to make sure I have no regrets out here, just like Dad reminds me each week.
Elder Kuehn, Elder Stewart and I are best buds now… we have a lot of plans for the future like starting a motorcycle gang and going on road trips, opening up some shops in Rexburg and some other stuff. We’re going to get rich together and have an Idaho version of Duck Dynasty, or we could start a TV series called Hubert and Gerald, because Elder Stewart’s grandpa and mine sound like the same person, so get ready.”
Yeah, he’s a ding-a-ling, but we sure love him!!
Anyway, I don't have too much time today, we went on a little trip to Kingston with the ZL's, just following them around on some errands. But Spanish Town is great so far!
I'm having a hard time remembering too many specific things that happened, but just know that Elder Jackson and I are getting some work done out here!
Last week at church, a member came up to me and told me about a lady she had been taking to church the last couple weeks, and told us to go see her and teach her. When we went, the lady was way enthusiastic about the gospel. We just need to help her become a little more 'doctrinally sound' and, if all goes well, she could be baptized in August! She is actually going in for some sort of cancer treatment tomorrow, but I don't think it is too big of a deal.
The work in Spanish Town is developing still, but it is great! We have a lot to do, but as we continue to work, the Lord's going to bless us!
That's all for this week!