What exactly are you going to do on your mission?
I have accepted the calling to be a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so that I may share the gospel to those who are yearning to know of the truth of the gospel. I have answers to questions that people don't even know to ask. I am going to tell people where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. I will explain to everyone that will listen why Christ is the center of the Plan of Happiness and why the Atonement that Jesus Christ has provided for us is necessary for our salvation.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day After Mother's Day

Elder Benjamin Walker Skyped home yesterday for Mother's Day. It was really good for everyone to hear from him. In today's email home he wrote:
My collection of stories is constantly increasing! The only worry I have is that eventually I'll run out of money for the cost of copying them, 10 cents per page... no, I'm just kidding, I have more than I need. Tell Joshua and Robert that when they go on a mission I'll either send 1 story a week to them or all 100+ pages of talks/stories/poems/other all at once at the most inconvenient time, right before I think they are going to get transfered to another area. (s\So they need to make room for it all after it is too late! muahahaha!) 
So, like I told you while skyping, I went to the temple last Tuesday... I am surprised I forgot to tell you last Monday that I was going. It's kind of a rare even that most missionaries don't get to go in their mission before they are preparing to go home and go with President Holm. The member that brought us doesn't even have a temple recommend and we asked him Monday night to bring us because others couldn't do it. He'll be blessed for it I'm sure! Then, after the temple, the member friends that baptized Lee Ray Ragsdale took Elder Peterson and I out to eat. It was wonderful to be able to do that. I'm glad I've been blessed so. 
I am going to finish my backwards journal soonish... it's almost finished... I think then I'll start a journal that is written all in "short-hand" so I can write a lot in a little space. As this is the reason I don't like to write in my journal, because it takes so long... I'll practice in a new journal so I can write down all the stories of stuff... I have a request for you now. This is what you can send me in a package: papers of stuff that will describe to me in detail for how to write in shorthand. (Probably printed off the internet somewhere). I imagine that it won't take much more time than double the time it took for me to learn to write backwards comfortably. I don't know where you can send me that... Dad might know how to get something like that better. (Because he's probably more technologically advanced ... or Joshua ... or even Robert or Monica for that matter...you should probably hand this responsibility off to someone).