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New Companion 12-19-2011

We picked up my temporary companion Elder Gonzalez last night. We’ll be companions until the 27th when we’ll both get new companions. He’s a pretty cool guy from Puerto Rico and is a native Spanish speaker so we’re going to through the Mexican town of Romeo. We have to cover 2 areas though so we’re going to be driving a lot this week.

We picked up out new Ford Fusion on Wednesday too. It’s a pretty cool car. We named her Faquita because she’s a white car with a black personality. And because she’s from Detroit.

We had a weird experience we had last Saturday.  Elder Erickson and I were about to go tracting so we picked a street we had never been to before. We knocked on the first house and a lady opened it and said “boys! Come on in!”   That never happens so we were kind of hesitant but we decided to anyway. As soon as we walked in we noticed the house was packed with women and they all cheered when we walked in and started singing Christmas songs. Apparently they were having a Christmas Cookie Exchange (they’re all the rage in Michigan). So they started loading us up with food and cookies to take home with us, and then all of them started asking questions about are religion ALL AT ONCE. Imagine how fast women talk to each other, and then imagine Elder Erickson and me talking to 5 each all at once. It was crazy!!

Everyone has wanted to have us come by so Elder Erickson can say goodbye. It’s been an interesting experience being with a missionary who’s going home.  I am ready to take over this area though and lead.. Plus, since I have Elder Gonzalez for a week, we’re going to be seeing a lot of Spanish families! And I guess his area has a baptism scheduled for this Saturday so now we have to work that out too.

-Love you guys

12/12/2011 Last Week with Elder Erickson

This is Erik’s Companion’s last week in the field before he returns home to Bluffdale Utah!  They have really liked working together so it’s going to be hard until we know who his new companion will be!

Next Monday Elder Erickson leaves and I’ll be left without a companion for a week.  I’m moving to Rochester Michigan for a week to work with Elder Gonzolez until I get a new companion on the 27th.  Then I’ll most likely go back to Romeo.  I’ll get you the apartment address before then.

This week we got stopped by a cop who told us we had to register with the Township (in Michigan they have cities and townships) to knock on people’s doors. We left the area but we called Pres. Holmes and he told us that was FALSE. I guess the Jehova’s Witnesses fought a battle in the Supreme Court and got a law passed that says Missionaries are not Solicitors. So at least the JW’s did one thing for me I like.

Regarding Sports—The Lions are getting fined all over the place now too! Everyone says they need to stop playing like they’re from Detroit.

 Not too much happened this week. We had our branch Christmas party on Saturday and it was pretty fun. We had a lot of less actives show up and were able to get a couple of investigators there as well. We had a pretty fun white elephant activity but I think I wrapped the best gift – 2 potatoes and some tic tacs. It was pretty funny when a little 12 year old girl opened it and went “Potatoes and tic tacs!?!”

We went to the temple on Thursday and that was pretty cool. The Detroit one is really small. I mean REALLY SMALL. Even the picture of it looks about twice as big as it actually is. It probably wasn’t much bigger than our stake center at home. It was still really pretty though. Bro. Robertson drove us there and then on the way home he drove us through the GM technical center. We couldn’t go inside any of the buildings, but it was still cool seeing the test tracks and wind tunnels.  Even if they were GM.

We’re getting a new car on Wednesday and I’m pretty excited. The dirt roads of Michigan really beat up your car and our Malibu’s tires are pretty bald which makes me nervous. So I’m glad we’re getting the new 2012 Ford Fusion. Plus I’ll be the driver so I’m pretty excited!

Tell everyone in the ward thanks for the Christmas cards. It’s nice to get a taste of home. If you get a chance too tell everyone in the Singles ward thanks for their Christmas letter too. Oh and congratulate Andrew Law for me too! (on his mission call )

Tell Alexa I’m working on naming her puppy and sending her card back. (Alexa sent him a puppy Christmas card and asked Erik to name it) I just didn’t have a big enough envelope for it! Oh and thanks for the family cards everyone but I think Sky’s Hanukkah card was the funniest.

Well, hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for Christmas. I’ll try and get out a hand written letter today if I get a chance.

Tell everyone Hi from me!


12/5/2011 Letter from Erik

This week was pretty great. One of our investigators was able to get out of the hospital again and he came to church. We also put him on a soft baptismal date and he’s going to work toward it. It was really great to be able to teach him again.

We also have been teaching one of Emilio’s friends more lately. She has been involved with the church for a long time and goes to a lot of young women’s activities. It’s hard to meet with her though because her family doesn’t like us over so lately we’ve been teaching her at Emilio’s house.

We had a good lesson last night though with a Spanish couple. They asked us if we believe in the Virgin Mary and we of course went through the whole discussion of how we believe she was called of God but we don’t worship her. He they went on the normal Catholic tirade of how you have to pray to Jesus through Mary and what not. Then Adrian, our member from Mexico, totally backed him into a corner. He said ‘When you get sick, do you call the doctor or his mom?’ He responded ‘Well the doctor because his mom isn’t a trained medical professional.’ Then Adrian said ‘Which is why we worship Jesus because he’s the one that died for our sins.’ It was a pretty sweet example and then they totally threw down on the Catholic church because she’s always believed you don’t need to worship anybody but God and Jesus. So hopefully they go somewhere.

We did run into a tricky question this week. We were tracting a road and a lady told us we need to leave because the road was marked ‘Private Property’ and she would call the police. We usually don’t pay attention to those signs because half the roads in Romeo are marked ‘Private Property’ and nobody’s ever said that to us before. I know that by law we aren’t labeled as Solicitors so we don’t have to follow ‘No Soliciting’ signs, but we’re going to ask Pres. Holmes about roads marked ‘Private Property.’

Other than that not to much has happened this week. Thanks for sending the packages and letters. Tell everyone at home ‘hi’ for me!


A Turkey and A Baptism! 11/28/2011

Thanksgiving in the field was pretty awesome. On Wednesday night a member called us and said she had cooked a whole turkey for us to take home! So we ran over there and she sent us home with a whole cooked 12lb turkey, 2 pumpkin pies, mashed potatoes and a bunch of vegetables. Then on Thanksgiving we first went to the Packs around noon for our first thanksgiving meal. Our investigator and his mom were there too so it was really fun. But even after that meal I was feeling full. Then around 3:00 we went over to the Copes and watched the end of the Lions game (they lost and now everyone’s mad) and then had a HUGE dinner. But it was all so good you didn’t want to quit eating! She made these yams that were covered in brown sugar and roasted pecans that were SO good. After that, Pres.Cope took us out to his dirt bike track in his Hummer and we did some off-roading in the mud. So it was a pretty fun thanksgiving.

Saturday was the greatest. This whole week was just a big countdown to a baptism. It was fun because we spent all week preparing the program, calling people to invite them, meeting with our investigator and showing him how everything would work and then getting him interviewed. He wasn’t scheduled to be baptized until 6:00 that night and the whole day went SO SLOW because everyone was so excited. It felt like Christmas Eve! We had to be at the Rochester building really early to fill the font because it takes 6 hours to fill all the way. So that only made the day go slower. The baptismal service was great and I got to perform another musical number on guitar (which everyone loved of course). When our investigator and Elder Erickson got into the font his mom started saying, “Now Elder Erickson that’s my youngest son and if you hit his head on the wall you’re going to have to answer to me!” The font is pretty small for a 6′ 3″ guy and Erickson has whacked someone’s head before so it was really funny. After he got baptized he told us how peaceful and calm he felt and he was really excited to get the Holy Ghost.

On Sunday, I got to confirm him in sacrament meeting and it was really cool. I was really nervous though and I probably gave the shortest confirmation prayer in the history of the church. Afterwards his mom asked him how he felt and he said he felt like his heart was burning. She was like ‘It’s what!?!’ and he said “no it’s burning in a good way!” We laughed and then HE explained to his mom that the Holy Ghost is a baptism of fire and that it’s supposed to feel that way. This Sunday hopefully he’ll have an interview with Pres. Cope and then he’ll be ordained a priest. I bet he’ll be just fine in this gospel.

I’m so much more grateful now to be a missionary than I ever have been. I love doing the work, I love teaching lessons but seeing my work pay off at the baptism was amazing. I know that missionary work isn’t about how many people you baptize, but being able to get that first one has just reinforced my testimony. I’m so glad that I made the choice to come back out here and preach the Lord’s gospel.

Well I hope everyone’s doing well at home. We had a nice 65-70 degree week almost all last week but it’s supposed to snow this week so I’m not looking forward to it.

Thanks for the thanksgiving letters and tell Luke and Alexa thanks for the pictures.
Well thanks for everything and I guess I’ll talk to you later.


Romeo Week 7

First the best news – We have a baptism for sure happen this Saturday which is AWESOME. We got all the details hammered out last night with him and his mom and they’re both exited for it to finally happen. Elder Erickson with be doing the actual baptism and I will more than likely be doing the confirmation in sacrament meeting the next day. So I’m excited and a little nervous.

One of our investigators is out of the hospital and we went to go see him on Saturday. He is doing really well and has been without alcohol for over a week now. It sounds like the 2 people he is staying with, are finally realizing the effect that alcohol has had on his life. I guess they told him that he’s not going to allow any alcohol in the house anymore which is great!. The problem we were having is that the people he was staying with would have alcohol in the house and even though they were not drinking it, our investigator was. He has no way to get alcohol unless someone brings it to him so unless that happens, he is basically forced to quit. He says he’s really resolved this time to quit and he’s going to meet with our branch president once a week for help. And he said he’ll be coming to church a lot more which is sweet. But he still doesn’t want to be baptized yet because he doesn’t want to give up coffee… :(

On Thursday I played a musical number at our mission fireside. I did well, but I was pretty nervous for 2 reasons. First, it was a church event and for whatever reason I always get nervous playing at church events; and second, I got a call about an hour before the fireside saying that I couldn’t do the song I had planned! I was originally planning on doing ‘I need the every hour’ but it turns out there was another group doing a musical number and they were doing the same song. Luckily I had that simplified hymn book so I was able to change pretty easily and I ended up doing ‘Come Come Ye Saints.’ I’ll be doing ‘I need the every hour’ for Emilio’s baptism and then I’ll most likely be doing another musical for our Christmas fireside in December.

Yesterday evening we had dinner and FHE with the Maxfields, Wilsons and Copes. They’re 3 of my favorite families in the branch and we had a lot of fun. The Wilson’s are going out to Utah in January to be sealed. I told them they should look you guys up so they might. The Packs are going to Utah in December too and may want to visit you guys too.

We didn’t get a third companion but we do have a Spanish speaking member that just moved up from Mexico who is a GREAT teacher. His name is Adrian and he’s only been a member for about a year and a half. He married his wife last year but he just barely got approved to come to America, and his wife waited to get baptized until he could do it which is cool. We take him and Bro. Pack with us and between the 2 of them teaching in Spanish, I don’t really say a word and Elder Erickson doesn’t say much either —haha. But Adrian is a good teacher and is studying Preach My Gospel more to help us. It’s nice to have him available too because we’re now up to 8 Spanish investigators.

Well, I hope the family is doing well.

Love you all

11/14/2011 Still Staying in Romeo

We got transfer calls on Saturday and found out that both of us are
staying in Romeo. So that means Elder Erickson will finish out his
mission here.
One investigator has been giving us a roller coaster ride of emotions. If you
remember, last Sunday he came to church and we were so excited! But
then we went over to his house on Tuesday and he was drunk… Then we
called him on Friday and found out he was in the hospital AGAIN! This
time the reason was he passed out because he’s diabetic and let his
blood sugar go to low. I guess his blood sugar was to high and then he
did the math wrong on how much insulin he was supposed to take and
ended up putting himself into shock. It was a pretty crazy story.
He did tell us though that he wanted to quit drinking finally and had
told a nurse that he wanted help. We were feeling happy again because
missionaries and members have been trying to get him to stop drinking
for a really long time! But then last night I called him and he was in
the hospital again. It turns out the hospital released him with some
pain killers and he went home and took 3 of them and then drank a ton
of alcohol. So now he is on suicide watch at the hospital too.
It was really depressing talking to him last night and I kept telling him
that he needs to quit drinking. He drank himself blind, he ruined his
liver, it’s really bad for his diabetes and now he’s on suicide watch.
He ended up calling us later and apologizing. I guess he then talked
to one of our really strong members, and our Branch President and
they both told him the same things. Then he called again
later last night and I got to talk to him again.
I don’t know how the Lord does it, but the spirit was in that phone call. He told me he wanted help and he knew that we as missionaries can help him and get him help. I told him that we pray for him every night and that if he
truly wants to quit drinking, the Lord will help him. We’re going to
call him later tonight and set up another appointment with him.
That was really the main high/low of the week. Other than that, things
have been about the same. We have a hard time getting lessons between
6:00 and 9:00PM every night so we end up tracting almost every night. It
gets dark around 5:00 now though and it’s super awkward to tract in
the country. We try and stick to more residential areas but there
aren’t many in our area. We used to just hit the trailer parks at
night but we’ve been through every street of almost every one.
We had a good family night with some members last Monday. We played a few short games, read some scriptures and I played some music. I played a
few primary songs we sang a long too and then I played some Pink Floyd–
haha. I’m supposed to play a musical number at our mission fireside
this Thursday too which I’m a little nervous about. I’ll probably do a
version of ‘I need the every hour.’ If you can find that ‘Hymns Made
Easy’ book that would be really great. I’m slowly slowly learning some
of the ones out of the book that dad got me last year but I’m nowhere
near being able to perform them yet.
Romeo lost last week so they’re out of the football tournament. If they
would’ve won, we could’ve gone to the next game. We are looking at a
possibility of going to a Lion’s game on Thanksgiving though. But
that’s still way up in the air.
I asked Elder Erickson about USU and I wrote some things down so I’ll
send it home to Austin today.
Well tell everyone hi for me!
-Love Erik

A Week of Highs! 11/7/2011

Erik's Pumpkin

My Pumpkin and I

Hi family!

This week was great! Halloween was really exciting. We carved pumpkins on Monday and then we went and hung out for awhile at the Romeo petting zoo. During Halloween they have a bunch of things going on that reminded me of pumpkin land. At night, since we couldn’t go tracting, we hung out at a member’s house. They invited us over for corn dogs but he told us not to talk to his wife’s family about the Gospel unless they asked us about it. It took a couple hours, but her mom and grandpa finally started talking to us. We didn’t really get into a very big gospel discussion, but they asked us a lot about our missions and different mission experiences. Then the member jumped in too and talked about his mission a lot which was awesome! We left their house with 2 new potential investigators!

On Friday we went on companion exchanges and I went and spent a day in the Clarkston area, which covers part of Pontiac Michigan. It was fun, but after I went back to Romeo we realized that one of the Clarkston Elders, Elder Greene, had accidentally taken our cell phone! We were really worried about how we were going to get it back, when all of the sudden they pulled into our apartment complex. By that time it was about 10:00 and there was really no point in them making the drive back to there apartment, so we called the Zone Leaders and they gave us permission to let them sleep over. So we had a missionary sleep over party! It was fun trying to cram 4 guys into out little bedroom– haha.

Sunday was the greatest day of the week. All week long we have been telling our investigator that he needs to come to church 3 weeks in a row. One to show he’s ready to be baptized, one for his baptism, and one to be confirmed. Not only did he come yesterday, but he arrived an hour early! It was great to have him there and now it looks like he will for sure be baptized next week. I’m really excited, Elder Erickson is excited, and the branch is really excited too.

Our other investigator, who is blind, showed up at church too! He hasn’t been in over a year! Lately though, he has been really into our discussions and has even pulled out his BOM cd’s again. The last time we taught him he said that he has been thinking about being baptized and that he’s been praying to know if the BOM was true. He’s a good guy and I’m hoping that this week we’ll be able to set a baptism date with hi.

Romeo high school won the first round of their playoffs. They played again on friday, I’m not sure if they won but if they did then then this saturday they play at home. We may possibly get to go too because one of our recent converts has a son that plays and he invited us.  Everyone in town LOVES the high school football team and they keep telling us ‘you don’t know HS football until you’ve been to a Romeo game!’

Thanks everyone for writing! I try to write everyone back personally, but just let everyone know I love them!


10-31-2011 Happy Halloween from Romeo Michigan

Happy Halloween!!

This week was a pretty decent week even though we didn’t teach as many lessons as last week. We usually teach about 18, and 20 lessons is considered a good week. This week we had only taught 7 lessons by Thursday, but we still ended up finishing with 16. Most of those were taught to less actives and members though and not investigators so that was kind of a bummer but oh well.

One contact is scheduled to be baptized this Sunday after church but we may move it back again because he didn’t show up for church yesterday. He’s totally ready for baptism but he’s only been to church 3 times and missionaries have been teaching him for 4 months. We may still go as planned though and baptize him this Sunday. By the churches standards he can be baptized, but I think everyone would be more comfortable if he came to church a few more times.  A couple days ago our contacts mother cooked us Chicherones’ which is basically pork rinds cooked up with a bunch of salsa Verde and different peppers. It was interesting.

We had a great lesson with two of our Spanish investigators. Every time that we’ve been able to teach them, they’ve been pretty quiet and just mainly listen. But last week we asked them how they felt about what we were sharing. One of them opened up to us and said that even though he feels the spirit when he reads the bible, he feels the spirit so much stronger when we come over. He also said that the Book of Mormon makes him feel really happy inside. His wife said that the Book of Mormon makes her feel peaceful when she reads it. We asked them both to be baptized, and they said that they want more time to study with us and want to check out our church first. The spirit was really strong though and I feel they could be baptized soon. It’s still a pretty big pain teaching with a translator though.

Everyone is really excited for Halloween here. We’re going to carve pumpkins today since it’s p-day. The only real problem with today is we have NO appointments for tonight! The Elders in Detroit have to go inside at 6 but all the Elders in the country are supposed to just do the same old things. Basically the church told us that if we have no appointments, we should tract. How do you tract on Halloween!?!?

One of our cooler families, invited us over to their house to just hang out with them so we’ll probably do that. They are a really cool couple and he served a mission in California and loves Pink Floyd. He baptized his wife in January last year and their going out to Utah to be sealed this January.

On Friday our branch had a Halloween party and it was really fun. We were able to get one of our investigators to come and she had a great time. One of our members, introduced us to one of his non-member friends that he’s building a barn with. We got to talk to them and we set up a service project to come and help them out. After the service project we were able to talk to him for awhile and later we were told he’s really interested and may come to church with us this next Sunday.

Well, hope everyone is doing well! Love you all and I’ll write next week!


Letter Home 10/24/2011 Romeo Week 3

Week 3 is done and done! It’s been pretty slow here lately but this week we have a lot of appointments with new potentials we found so hopefully it picks up. It’s getting harder and harder to meet with people now that the weather is getting colder.

As a missionary, we can’t go into a house unless there is another man there who is at least 19. That makes it really hard to meet with our investigators because most are single women or have husbands that work. In the warmer weather we just meet with them outside but we can’t really do that in the cold. From what it sounds like though, next transfer they’re going to send a Spanish speaking missionary up here and we’ll be in a tri-panionship until Elder Erickson leaves. That will be nice because with 3 elders, you’re allowed to go into a home with no males present.

Lately we’ve been doing a lot of work with members. We’ve been doing what we call the ‘Preach My Gospel’ activity with them to hopefully get them more comfortable with telling people about our beliefs. Basically, we ask them a question (something like ‘what does your church believe?’) and then give them one minute to answer it. It’s kind of funny watching people stumble over there words trying to get all of our beliefs in one minute. It seems easy to me since I do it every day! After their minute is up we show them that at the end of the Restoration lesson in CH3 of Preach My Gospel, there is a 3-5 minute lesson plan that has a good, easy statement to say that takes less than a minute to say. It’s a fun activity to do and hopefully it will lead to more referrals! We joke around that the mission is where you pay for all the times you turned people away at your door, or for all the times you didn’t give referrals to missionaries. I don’t think I ever gave a referral at home.

Lately, most of our investigators have decided to look up a bunch of Anti-Mormon material on the internet. It really sucks because then we’re stuck answering a bunch of questions and defending ourselves when we shouldn’t have to. When they look up that stuff, they stop reading the BOM too. You can’t gain a testimony of this gospel without reading the BOM! This week we’re just going to tell everyone to stop listening to what OTHER people say about the BOM, and start reading it themselves.

We had a lot of service projects we did this week. People have to rake leaves like crazy out here and I think we racked up 6 hours of leaf raking this week. We also helped a member winterize his boat and later this week we’ll be painting a ceiling for someone. It’s a lot of work but if it leads to referrals and appointments I’m all for it.

Yesterday was stake conference here and it was really far away. We had to drive about 45 minutes both ways. So once again none of our investigators came for the 3rd week in a row…

The Halloween decorations out here are amazing! There is a street right across from out apartment complex called Tillson St. that is well known around Michigan for their Halloween and Christmas decorations. We walked down it last week and it was really really cool. Mom would drool over it! This Friday is the branch Halloween party and we have permission to go too so that should be fun.

Well I guess I’ll talk to you guys later. Tell everyone in the Family and Sis.Peck and Sis.Sabin for writing! Hopefully I have enough time to write back today! Say hi to Fritz for me!- (His Friend returns from his mission this week)


Romeo oh Romeo–Letter home 10/17/2011

Hola Familia!

The past week and a half has been pretty tough for us in the work. We had interviews with Pres. on Thursday and we told him that we’ve been struggling to find appointments and that tracting hadn’t been very successful lately. He shared a passage out of Helaman…5 I think? it basically tells a story of when the Mulekites go to where the Jaredites used to be and they find that there is not wood there to make houses. So instead, they learn to be great cement mixers. Our Pres. told us that maybe we need to find the ‘cement’ in our area and work with that instead.

We’ve been looking for things all week that may qualify as ‘cement’ but so far we’ve been unsuccessful. But now we’re going to try to get the members more involved by sharing with them a talk by Elder Bednar called ‘becoming a preach my gospel missionary’ that has a lot of stuff about member missionary work in it.

We had a pretty cool experience yesterday. All this week we had been out tracting every night from 8:00 to 9:00 because all of our appointments would fall through or nobody would schedule us that late. I don’t really like tracting that late because people don’t like to answer the door when it’s dark and when they do answer the door, they’re usually not very receptive. So we were tracting last night at 8 again and we knocked three doors with no answer like usual. We have been trying to figure out why our nights have been so slow in the work and last night we came to the conclusion that maybe we should try to be more positive about tracting. So on the fourth door, right after we made that decision, we ran into a family who’ve had missionaries teach them before and they let us in. We had a good ‘get to know you’ lesson and they said that they’d like to have us back sometime later in the week. It was a cool experience and now we’re more resolved to be more positive about everything in general.

We’ve been running into a lot of Hispanic contacts lately in the trailer parks around our area.  But the trailer parks are the only places we’ve been having success lately so we have 5 Spanish appointments this week.  Luckily there is a family in our branch that can translate for us.  Its funny too because I have to say Book of Mormon as “El Libro De Mormon” or the Spanish people don’t get it.  Maybe I’ll come home knowing a different language after all.

Last week I went on a companion exchange with the zone leaders and I got to stay in Lake Orion for a night.   We ate with a member who was Melba Crow’s Grandson!  (A Ward member)You’ll have to tell her when you see her.

The members here have been giving us alot of food so I haven’t had to buy much. Fruit is really cheap out here. Especially apples and strawberries so I have been eating a lot out here. Romeo is famous for their apple orchards and the cider they make is AMAZING. If you buy it straight from the orchard then it comes unpasteurized and tastes great.

Tomorrow we’re doing some service for our Branch President to help them get ready for a Halloween Youth dance this Friday in their barn.  They said they usually have about 100-150 youth show up which is cool because we only have about 10 in our branch.  This branch does a TON of service projects so the town knows us really well.

On Saturday we went to a members house to help them cut wood. It was fun and I got to teach Elder Erickson how to use a chainsaw. Oh and I got to cut a tree down too which was pretty exciting/nerve racking.

Romeo Michigan is a pretty fun town. The Lake we’re closest to is Lake Orion but I’m not sure exactly how far away it is. One of the members told us that unless you’ve had 3 generations of family living in this town, you’re considered an “outsider”.  A couple other cool things I found out about Romeo – The town used to be the last stop before Canada on the underground railroad. A lot of blacks just decided to stay here so we still run into a lot of black neighborhoods.    Also, after Hitler attacked Poland in WW2, a lot of Poles came and settled here. Because of that, there are a lot of different last names here.

Everyone out here LOVES Halloween. It’s pretty different from Detroit where everyone hated Halloween. We ran into a lady who has a huge Halloween Village kind of like our Christmas one. She said that she loves Halloween more than Christmas haha.

We’ve only biked a couple times because it’s been raining the past week. Most of our appointments are pretty far away too so we take the car usually.

That’s awesome PG is doing well! And great that Davis beat AF!! Especially at they BYU competition because that one always seemed to favor AF.

Hope everyone is doing well and BYU keeps up the wins! Tell the kids I love them and they better keep the band going!

Elder Rushton