Monday, May 18, 2009

More baptisms and lots of rain

Hello everyone
I hope that the funeral (in Salt Lake City on Tuesday) goes well for my grandfather (Dale Latimer). I’m sad that I couldn't be there.
This week has been pretty interesting. On Thursday, I went on exchanges in Robstown. There are a lot of really cool people there and it was a pretty fun and successful day. We went to Mathis on Saturday with one of the members of the Branch Presidency, Brother Clayton. It’s about a 25-30 minute drive, and he came and picked us up. While we were in Lake City, it started to rain like crazy, and it didn't really stop until the next day. It was nice because the crops around here really need it. Someone told us that most of the crops are pretty much lost because it’s been so dry lately. Someone else also told us that when there is a drought like this, Corpus usually gets a hurricane!
At church yesterday we had Branch conference, with the Stake Presidency. It was a really good meeting and I learned a lot. Next week Johnny is scheduled to be baptized after church, which is going to be super exciting. One of his daughters wants to be baptized too, so we're working with her. We also have this other family that we’re working with that came to church last week. The father was called into work yesterday because of the storm that came through, so they weren't able to go, but they are really looking good and hopefully everything will work out with them.
I'm really sad because this transfer is ending pretty soon and Elder Bugg will be going home. We have really seen some good things happen in the branch since we've been together, and it will be an adjustment with out him. I hope all is well and tell everyone hi.