June 2010 - June 2012

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

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