26 July 2011
Thanks for the candies, though I have too much. The raspberries went like hot cakes, but none of the other things are going. I'm glad to hear that Nik got his promotion, and I wish him luck. As for your questions, here are the answers: In my district there are 11 Elders and no Sisters (only 11 because one of our Elders needed to return home and take care of some issues), of those, 7 are going to Richmond, Virginia, and the rest are going to Lansing, Michigan. Up to four elders share a room that has two desks, two bunk beds, and two sets of closets/drawers; I share with my companion, Elder Van Dyke, and Elders Joyner and Eager, both of whom are going to Richmond. Temple days are on Preparation Days each week, and each district goes at a time specified in our weekly schedules - usually during the late morning.
On Sunday, we had an amazing fireside with President Allen, the current president over the missionary program. I loved that experience. Well, time is short, I'll write again next week.
Elder John Y. Roberts
P.S. My Excalibur pot was nice, but never my favorite so don't worry about it. Just try to keep Sid safe and out of trouble.