Tuesday, January 7, 2014

7 Jan 2014

Dear mom,

i did get your letter... a week late. but thats ok. we had a lot to do last week. it just made today better getting to read two letters.

things have been well here. i've finally finished with all the training for Facebook, and I'm still training Elder Camarena as a missionary. though with what president said last night. come february there is going to be another set of trainings when they give out the digital technology to all the missionaries in the mission at this next Zone conference. assuming that this isn't just another "it will come next month" statement.

we had calls for transfers last night. no surprises i will be staying right where i am at for at least another six weeks. unless something crazy happens. its unlikely. most of the missionaries that i am now surrounded by are staying too. only four of them are moving away to new places.

you can have your typical utah cold back. it was 20 degrees outside last night. and we don't have any other form of transportation other than bicycles. when we were either walking or standing it was fine but trying to bike in that was fridged at best. this is very cold for florida when it happens for more than 2-3 days during the winter. it feels like its been this way for a week.

we have been out doing a lot of tracting and yesterday as we tracked the neighborhood that our ward mission caroled in we found a family to start teaching. they were the very last house on the road and living next to two very active members. that has been our exciting highlight of our week so far. last week we found several other people to start teaching so we are not at a loss for people to teach if they would simply keep their appointments. (apparently its harder than it sounds).

last night elder Camarena's bike busted a big hole right through his rear tires tread while we were a 4 mile walk from home. at 8:30 at night. thanks to some really good members though we were able to get home in time to hear president read off transfers since he does that monday night after everything is said and done.

there are a lot of times that I've heard what is going on in the outside world, and thought I'm glad i don't have to deal with any of that right now. but then i think i have to go back into that world eventually. the more i hear the more i appreciate being away from all of that. i guess the more i hear about whats going on i just think about Mosiah 29:23-36, then i think it more signs of the end. then there is the old saying its darkest just before the dawn so.... the end soon cometh. i can't count how many people i hear say how bad things have become. but i don't have to worry about that now.

i get to see some of the people from Williston every now and then. since i serve in the stake center we see a members come and go from all the wards in the stake. so occasionally i see one or two of them. and I've found a few of them on Facebook. I've also been able to find members and investigators from the other areas that i have served in so that i can work with them online.

hope everyone is well back home.

Elder Ogilvie

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