Hey! Mom & Dad;
Things are going pretty good here in the Texas Lubbock Mission. The weather is perfect for missionary work. Midland is doing just great, at least I think so. The town is about half the size of Tri-Cities I think. I am ready for a new area but then again I love this area. Things are a bit slow for us right now, but hey! everything can't go the way you want it to all the time. We meet a lot of awesome people everyday but then as soon as we mention the Gospel to them they all the sudden are not all that cool to us anymore. We get a lot of people that get mad because we knock on their door, we just address them nicely and tell them who we are and they are nice to us, there is another church here that most people won't open their doors for and they think we are part of them. The one ladies family, you know the one that has a wife, yep! still can't get over that one. Kind of weird right!
They came to church last week, it was awesome and they liked it. Someone shared with them about pre-earth life and that they were probably in the chior in Heaven before this life. They didn't know how to handle that one. We have a baptism set for the 24th of January. This lady is so awesome but she is still smoking so not to sure on that one. It is pretty crazy because she says she hates the smell of smoke that it makes her stomach hurt. She has had cancer so she is scared to smoke so it doesn't make sence to me. Hopefully we can help her out with that committment. She is a special person and wants to clean her life up. The weather here has been in the 70's, it is alright but I think I am going to freeze when my mission is over. I am used to this weather here. I hear that the weather is getting a bit warm back home, is the snow gone yet? I think Kyle has warmer weather than what I have here becasue we have frost on the windows every morning when we go out. I hear that Kel is almost ready to move into their new home. I am excited for him. What is wrong with Mel's hand? Kel tells me that they have a track right behind their home, we can do some riding back there. I know Mom you don't like motorcycles!
The other day I went about 45 minutes away to Big Springs which is part of our district to do some exchanges with some other Elders. It was pretty crazy because we were riding bikes there and FYI there are a lot of hills there so you can imagin that I was having a hay day on those hills. lol We were about 7 miles from their house and about 5 miles from Wal-Mart and guess what? I got a flat tire and we had to walk the bikes all the way to Wal-Mart to buy a tire for a bike that is not even mine and then fix it. OH! It was a pain in the rear, but it was fun at the same time. lol ! We don't have to many more investigators right now, that is what we will be working on is finding more this week. It should be a long week of hard work for us but it is all good.
Hope work is going good for Dad and he isn't getting to much gray hair. Mom how did your's and Kacie's class go in Mutual? Well I am done with this letter and I have to run. You all take care and know that I love you all so much. Thanks for being an awesome family.
Love Elder Eppich