Monday, May 2, 2011


Dear семья,

Thank you So much for all the birthday wishes that you sent me. Having birthdays on missions are really weird because they're basically like any other day. This morning I woke up and got ready and started study, and it wasn't until halfway through my studies that I realized that it was my birthday today haha. I actually don't have any idea what more I can say about my birthday haha. Just thank you so much for all the support and the world's best twenty years that anyone has ever had, it's all thanks to you :). Oh yeah I almost forgot to mention it again. I did get the package this last week! Thank you so much it really made me way happy. I really like the photo album and all the letters. Pictures and letters are the best things you can get as a missionary. I'm mostly happy though to hear that everything is going so well with all of you. I love hearing what's going on with all of you. I'm way excited to talk to all of you this upcoming Sunday. Today we found out the procedure for calling. My time for calling will be at 10:30 a.m. your time. It will be the same as last time (except for I have a different number now). It will be way radical!

This week in missionary work was just way awesome! We were able to teach a lot of lessons and find a lot of new people. We have a few investigators that are progressing really well, and we're hoping that we'll at least be able to help someone progress towards baptism! A cool thing that happened this week is we went out to a city named Kraslava, to teach a referral that we actually got from the parents of one of the missionaries here. We've taught her once before, and so we were all ready to teach about the plan of Salvation. But when we got out there she wasn't able to meet with us, so we met with her daughter who was actually way way awesome. She's about 35-ish years old and lives in a way awesome place in Kraslava I'll send a picture. She was way interested and we're going back to teach her again probably this week.

Thank you so much for all the support and for all the awesomeness that you all give me. I'm really really grateful that I was able to grow up with such amazing people as you in my life. You are all the reason I am who I am today. Please have a great week. I'm sorry I can't reply to all of you. I wish I had more time to email, but you know the life of a missionary just busy busy busy. But don't ever forget that I love all of you so much and I always will be so grateful for all that you do for me.

Kraslava, Daugavpils
Daugavpils Sunset
Elder Gudmunson & Elder Pack at Carvival

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