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August 2012
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21 Still Feels Like 19 When You’re a Missionary

Note: Erik just turned 21 on the 19th of August! (check out his link below!)

So this week was pretty hectic and crazy for me. I had my one year temple trip on Thursday and that was pretty sweet. But then I got sick and was totally out of it on Saturday and Sunday. I’m still getting over the last of it today too. The temple trip was pretty cool. I forgot that all the temple workers from Howell work on Thursday so I saw about 5 people from the Howell ward there. I was hoping to see a couple from Romeo, but they don’t work until the evening usually. The Detroit Temple is pretty nice. It’s really small though. You can really only fit 20 people in the celestial room before it starts to feel crowded. It was good to go though and I got to go with a couple of my missionary friends too. Afterwards we had a big lunch and testimony meeting at the mission home and that was good. It’s always good to be fed well too!

On Saturday we went to downtown Howell and checked out the Mellonfest that was going on. There were a lot of cool booths and a pretty good band that was playing so that was a lot of fun. I always like to get out in the public eye and show everyone that missionaries are normal people who like to have fun too. We stopped in at Howells music store and I talked to the owner for awhile about Bonne Nuit and how I gave it all up to be a missionary but I’m lucky I get to use my guitar occasionally! We had a good talk for 15min or so and then I left him a mormon.org card and told him to check out my profile there. I forgot to tell you guys that I created one. You can check it out at http://mormon.org/me/7T1N/Erik. (check out his link!) And if you get time, you should make one too. It’s the easiest way to share the gospel! I’ve encouraged all the members to get online and make a profile.

Other than that our week was pretty standard. Our numbers were low this week with me being gone for an entire day and then mellonfest going on and also me getting sick. It was kind of dissapointing but what’re you going to do? We have a couple baptisms coming up that will hopefully happen in the first few weeks of September so keep your fingers crossed. My time is Howell is probably growing short too. I put in a special request to President Holmes when I had my interview with him that I wanted to stay for another transfer. All he said was, “Well we have left missionaries in an area for a long time before…” I really would like to stay even though one of my favorite families just had to move out. I’m pretty sure I’ll be leaving in two weeks though so I’ve already started having people write in my mission memories book. Well, thanks for all the birthday wishes and tell everyone at home hi for me!

Love, Erik

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