Mission Home Address:

Elder Ammon Woolbert
Alaska Anchorage Mission
3250 Strawberry Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99502

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It was an interesting week.....

 Dear People from back home,

                 It was an interesting week. Last Monday we went to Girdwood and did a hike to the hand tram. All of you are probably going what the heck is the hand tram? Well it is a metal basket that you get in and you pull yourself across a river. You are about 100-150 ft. in the air above the river. It is pretty cool but wow it makes you pucker when you pull yourself out over the river and the land just drops out from under you. Ha-ha. It's so cool though. It was a good day.

Yesterday I got to see Dan and Noreen. They took me and my new companion out to lunch. Ha-ha. It was really nice and I had fun. It's kinda of weird seeing people from home and not being able to be a normal person. I do not know how to describe it. I am just excited to see every one in 10 months. Ha-ha.

Last Tuesday I got my new companion. His name is Elder Weber. He is from Idaho and hmm I do not know what to say about him. He is a really nice kid. He is a giant of a man. He is very nice, non-confrontational.

The people we are working with are doing good. Minnie is doing great. She loves us coming over and teaching. She feels the Spirit more and more. Her friend is moving forward as well. Just not as fast as I thought she would. But we read 3 Nephi chapter 11 with her and she loved it. So we hope she will keep going forward. Joey is doing good. He will need to be taught for a long time probably but he needs the gospel. He is slow to pick things up and he has some problems he needs to take care of but he is doing good. The Phillipino family dropped us. Well we dropped them. They won't let us in or even answer the door when we knock. They are home and we can hear them talking, they just ignore us. It's weird. So they are not quite ready yet but we still love them and stop by every once in a while. We put a lady on date to be baptized this last week. Her name is Trisha. She is a way nice lady and loves the gospel. She is getting baptized November 23. She set her own date. Ha-ha. It was cool.  Then another person told us he wanted to get baptized. His name is Kevin and his wife is a member but less active. Kevin has had some things happen lately and prayers were answered and he told us last Tuesday that he wants to be baptized and bring his family together. I was totally shocked. Right after he told us that he put it a big old dip of chew. He looked at me and I shook my head. He said I am going to have to stop doing this aren’t I?  I just laughed and was like yep no more of that Kevin. He was like okay not a big deal. I have wanted to quit anyways. Ha-ha. I love Kevin. We are good friends. We laugh and just talk real with each other.  So it was a good week. People will be getting baptized soon enough.
             We had dinner with a family on Sunday and the dad is a state trooper up here in Alaska. Well he is kind of high up. I was really interested in the troopers up here so I started asking about them.  An hour later we figured we should get going but he told me lots of things that I have been wondering and the whole time he was telling me about the troopers I was so excited I could barely hold it in. They are short 33 troopers for this next year. He said they like Mormons a lot and you don't have to have a college degree. Just high school. I am really thinking and praying about this because I want to go into law enforcement and this is the best way to do it and it's the coolest one in the U.S. by far.  I really want to do this but I need to talk with you all about it when I get home.

Hey have you heard from Mike? I wrote him a letter 2 or 3 weeks ago. I hope everything is ok. I really miss him. If you do see him tell him I am thinking about him and I hope he is alright. Thanks.  Well I got to get running. I don't have much time as always. So have a good week and drive safely.

Elder Woolbert

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