Mom, Dad, Cody,
Apr 9, 2013
Trent's email 4/3/13
Hey everyone. I´m doing well. We went to the campsite in Bonao where we played sports and cooked and enjoyed the mountains and fresh air. I like the small town, but I don´t think I´d want to live here for a long time... I think I´d get bored! I´d have to have lots of parties with lots of crazy things to do, or something. Make my own fun. I could make it work. I definitely prefer the tranquility. It´s nice to be able to sleep at night and only hear chickens crowing. Well, that´s not true about my current house, but we´re going to move soon (there´s a really obnoxious bar in front). I like the peace.
We can travel to some small villages along the freeway, but we haven´t. There are lots of people to contact around here. In my district, though, I travel to another small city. I was there for a companionship exchange the other day, it was very cool. Very small. The missionaries needed a little enthusiasm for knocking doors, cuz it´s hard in such a small town. Lots of people think they´re from the CIA, so they hide a lot.
Vegas sounds like fun. I don´t remember Fremont Street, have I been there?
I hope Dad finds a good job that he likes.
Wow, I got the Easter Package. DELICIOUS! Thank you so much. THose reese´s... Wow. I can´t believe America is so delicious sometimes. And I´m crazy about cadbury eggs. Thank you so much. You´re the best! I already finished the bag of cadburys that Courtney sent me last week, so it was much needed =)
I´m really happy that Becca´s going to mutual. It´ll help her learn, little by little. WE´re hoping that lots of people come to our activity tonight, it´s supposed to be a movie night. We´re also praying that our Branch President actually planned the activity this week, because they didn´t last week. They´re very stressed sometimes.
I´m sorry your job is boring. You could do a random survey with all the students, ask them questions as they walk by, do Psychology experiments on 8th graders. That would be fun =)
I was reading Our Legacy this week, and it´s INCREDIBLE to think about the sacrifice of those old pioneers. I hope to have that much faith one day. WOW. Brigham Young was poorer than poor. I just can´t believe how they lived. So much hope, such a dream. And Joseph Smith, despite all the persecution inside and outside the church, people calling him crazy, tarring and feathering him... I can´t imagine how he kept a grip on it all. Sometimes I get really frustrated with mission work if I lose a good investigator, but they lived through EVERYTHING.
We had a really cool experience with a doctor, Pabell. He said he felt something really impressive as he read the Book of Mormon and is really interested in visiting Church. Unfortunately, he´s going to America for a month. It´s great, though, to see that people find the truth when they truly search for it. I KNOW that Book comes from God because of the way I feel when I read it, the things it has taught me, and the way it helps me know how to truly follow Jesus Christ. I hope you all are reading it to strengthen your testimonies, so that one day we can see His face again.
What´s going on in Korea? I´ve heard "war," "Red alert," and "nuclear missles." Please keep me updated!
Anyway, I love you all. Have a fantastic week.