Monday, July 28, 2008

Well as you can all see, I am a terrible blogger! I don't know how anyone can possibly update their blog everyday. Oh well, maybe I will make it to that point? Anyway, I thought I would give you the monthly updateS.
I will start it off with the first week in May. It was a pretty cool experience! A really close swedish member from my mission has been living in Utah going to BYU. Well, she fell in love with an American and got married and invited my companion and I to go to the wedding. We were in her area for 6 months together and gained a really close relationship with her and her family. The friendship with her father was pretty special too. He was not and still isn't a member. But during those 6 months we met him on a weekly basis to teach him about the gospel and the importance of having it in your daily lifes. It was one of those stories where the whole family are members except the dad. He does everything a member does but just hasn't made those special promises. Anyway, to make a long story short.... he wasn't able to go in the temple with the rest of the family but it was such an excitement to see him outside the temple. I always hoped to see him again, but thought it would be in Sweden. Anyway, this is one of my favorite companions from Hawaii and Juan Vasquez. This family is originally from Chile. The next picture shows Ann Marie (the bride) with her mother Gina at the bridal shower. These are those special experiences that make you savour every hard minute on your mission.