Monday, June 13, 2016


February 15, 2016

Ft. Defiance, AZ

Once again it was a good week in Ft. Defiance. We have been blowing through our miles and are much past where we should be. We are at 1,300 and we only have 400 for the rest of the month. Whoops. 

We are working a lot with the garden program now and are trying to find all of the who were once on placement. If you've read past letters from me you know that this is a lot. Here in the Window Rock Ward we have about 150 people come a week, but we have about 10x's the amount on the rolls... The ward is just around the corner from splitting, the name for the new bishop is submitted and we are just waiting on that, it will be interesting to cover 2 wards again. The other missionaries in the ward are going to have it easy just covering 2 wards but we will get both. 

Here in an update on some of the people that we are teaching. Sam, he is still on date to be baptized in the beginning of April. He is very excited, inviting former missionaries to the baptism, and looking for a good place up in the mountains to do it. Dennis, still hasn't come to church but we have re-set his baptismal date for a couple of weeks later and are praying that he will come back. The Begay family was busy this week and when we went over for our lesson and they were gone, so we didn't get to see them. Saturday we went wood hauling, it felt so good to do some hard work. 

So in Navajo culture snakes are bad news, you don't do anything with them whatsoever, well in Gospel Principles I told the analogy of the young Native boy who climbed the mountain and found a rattle snake up top, was tricked into taking the rattle snake down with him then the snake bit him... well, when I finished relating this story and the moral, one of the ladies in the back said to one of the Sister missionaries who was sitting next to her "boy, now that's a white boy story." Once I hear that I laughed. We also know a guy this by the last name of Snake. He is from a  tribe in Minnesota, and he said that his wife's family was not happy with her choice to marry a Snake.

Thanks for all of the prayers, have a great week.

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