June 2010 - June 2012

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Monday, July 11, 2011

So I'm doing pretty good out here. The members we live with out here had there granddaughter move in and she's our age. She has sleepovers with some of the young women in our ward, and it gets very awkward! Well, anyways here is the rundown of our week. Monday- Holiday so our pday is pushed to Tuesday. Crappy day to try to find work. My companion also rear ended someone.
Tuesday- Pday, and a sleep over/movie night at our house...
Wednesday- Zone conference most of the day, and switching off on exchanges with the zone leaders.
Thursday- Searching for apartments for us to move into cause the office really wants us out of where we live right now, and I completely agree. Also exchange back.
Friday- Looking for more apartments.
Saturday- Apartment hunting more.....
Haha I know it doesn't seem like much, but for me it's a lot. We did find a really nice apartment that is in like the center of our area, and we are just waiting on the office to get all the fun stuff taken care of and hopefully we move in this week.
Well, I can't really think of anything else to talk about, but thank you so much for writing. Thanks for all you do, I love and miss you guys, and I'll talk to you next week.
Love, Elder Patterson

Monday, June 27, 2011

How are things going? I'm assuming that Mom has already moved in with you? If so how is that going? Is she having any luck finding a job and somewhere to live? Let her know that I got her package last week and it really meant a lot to me. Tell her that she's got some good taste at picking out ties. I don't even think she was the one who picked them haha. I'm doing good, we are coming off of a colder week. It's been in the 50's this week and rainy, but today seems like it'll be a warm day. I started a new workout this week and it's been kicking my butt lol... We have interviews with President Jones tomorrow which is always fun, and we have zone conference next week... Well, I don't know what else is new out here. It's fun as usual. I love and miss you guys and pray fr you always. Have a great week! Love, Elder Patterson

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mission Conference

I'm doing good out here still. If you didn't know, we had a full mission conference last Saturday, with five General Authorities present. We heard from Bishop Edgly from the presiding bishoprick, Elder Ward from the area seventy, Elder Ardern from the quarm of the seventy, Elder Hallstrom from the presidence of the seventy, and Elder Cook from the quarm of the twelve! It was such an amazing meeting to hear from all of them and afterward we got a full mission picture with them. Yesterday we had stake conference and heard from Elder Ward, and Elder Ardern again! It really was a unique experience to be in a meeting with five general authorities and it is something I'll never forget! The weather here has been pretty good, although we're supposed to have thunder storms all day and night, but I love thunder storms, it's so relaxing lol! Well, I'm doing good and it really was great to hear from you and thank you so much for everything that you do! I pray for you always and I'll talk to you again next week! I love you all!
Love, Elder Patterson


Monday, June 6, 2011

It's good to hear from you! You should get mom into emailing so it would be easier for me! It's about time for her to learn. Well, I did get those cards for Hunter and Bowman. I thought they were both sweet! I liked Bowmans where he was on his stomach and his head was on his hands. Sounds like he's quite the chunker! I've been working on myself, and am down to 196! Basically all my weight went to my butt! I have quite the ghetto booty!!! But it's good now haha. Well, the best address to send to me right now is the 6830 Northstar ct. Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494! I'm so excited to get that package! I'm way excited for my year mark, has it really been a year??? It doesn't seem like it at all. My companion is freaking out more than me cause he's gonna hit his two year mark with me. He's going home in six weeks. He tells me about it every day haha! Anyways, this week we went to Stevens Point and got ice cream cones that were literally the size of my thighs!!! It was like a gallon of ice cream on a normal sized cone. I don't know how they did it, because it was totally against the law of physics! But I ate it all, and wanted to throw up, but I didn't. So in a way I completed the gallon challenge with ice cream haha. I got pics, but these computers don't have a card slot so I'll have to figure out how to get you some.
Well, it really was good to hear from you and tell everyone I say hi and I love and miss you guys. I'll talk to you next week!
Love, Elder Patterson

Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm doing good back here and my new area is Wisconsin Rapids! It's a really pretty area, it reminds me of Pinetop or Payson because there are tons of Pine trees. Wisconsin Rapids is actually surrounded with paper mills so the air usually stinks pretty bad. My new companion is Elder Stevens and he's way sweet! He's going home in July so I'll probably be sending him home. Or as it's said in the Mission Field I'm killing him haha. He's from just outside of Salt Lake and he's a way cool kid! He and I are a lot alike. My year mark is actually June 16! That's the day I entered the MTC so that will be a big day when I hit that. I'm already freaking out because that's next month and I don't know where the time has gone. I just can't keep up.
What's funny is I got your email right as I opened up my email. Right when I opened it up it wasn't there and then the next second it popped up so Great timing!
Wisconsin Rapids really is a sweet area. It's about the center of Wisconsin. I met the ward and I gotta say, there are some very very strange people in this part of Wisconsin. It'll be an interesting little bit that I'm here cause I've already gotten some good laughs about some of the people here. It's a very small ward, almost a branch, but fun. This week has been crummy because it's been like in the 30's and 40's and rainy all week. We had a couple nice days in there.
So yesterday at Sacrament meeting, The first counselor of the bishopbrick shared his testimony first to start it all off ya know. After he finished he said "the time is now yours to come up and share your testimony except we would like to give Elder Patterson a special invitation to come up and share his testimony with all of us." It would have been funny if I went up there and said that I don't know why, but I felt a strong impression to come up here. It wasn't the Spirit, but I just heard a voice tell me to get up here.
Anyways, I'm doing great out here and having a lot of fun. Thanks for writing me and keep me updated on all that goes on. I love and miss you guys and I'll talk to you next week!
Love, Elder Patterson