This week was a super good week! First off I found out I don't have to
come home and have surgery! They said I could take some Ibuprofen and that's
really all they told me haha but I'm glad I don't have to leave! The hospital in
Dartmouth is literally the biggest thing I've ever seen. I didn't
think there was even a building that big that existed in New England,
there aren't enough people around it, but literally that hospital
could host the entire state of New Hampshire. K joking, but kind of
not. It was a really long drive, though. Road trips when I get back will
be a breeze, we drive so much all the time haha but yeah it was a good
We made a goal this week to meet with more members than we ever have,
or at least to try to! And it worked really well. We have been trying
to extend stronger commitments to the members so that they will be
more motivated to help us find new people to teach, and to help out
their friends and family that aren't members. The members here are
seriously incredible ha they are so willing to help out. And
especially having a new missionary come in they have all taken Elder
Bates right in haha it's funny to see Elder Bates' reaction sometimes.
We had a good lesson with L-- the other day about the Sabbath Day
and obedience! She is on fire ha she is really learning a lot and is
doing her homework! It's really fun teaching her. We also meet with
her boyfriend, D--, who is a member, but has lost his way a little,
but it's really cool because L-- is straightening him out! He has
a testimony-- sometimes he just needs to be reminded he does. Does that
make sense? And the Dad, Brother J--, is like the coolest ever.
He's from Massachusetts and has the funniest New England accent. I've
been working on mine, actually. Usually you just put an r at the end of
a word, like soda is soder, idea is idear, oh and, no joke, a member
asked us if we liked enchiladers.......I tried so hard not to laugh.
The New England accent is so funny.
We tried to meet with G--, but he really doesn't know anymore what he
wants. He expects things to play out perfectly for him when he's only
living part of the gospel. It's hard, even when it's explained to him
it just doesn't click anymore. We are going to keep trying, but we are
sad about where it's going. It's ok--maybe it's just not his time!
He's a stud though, so we think he can pull through and get back on
So we got a call from the assistants yesterday and we have this
meeting we are going to tomorrow for the new missionaries, and they
gave us the plans for how we will get there and they said the Cornish
sisters will be picking us up. (Aka Sister Whitney) but they called
us a few minutes after and said they had changed so we are just
driving ourselves down now. So I'll see her tomorrow. So Dad, Mom was
telling me about Michaella's farewell and that you got up afterwards and
said for her to give me a handshake from you, so here you go!
Sure love you, fam. Keep up the good work at home. And thank you for
all the prayers! It means a lot.
Michaella Whitney, a young woman
in our ward who was called to the same
mission as Cam!