Tuesday, March 12, 2013


11 March 2013

Dear Homefront,
Another week gone by in the VRM, and it seems that most of the action is happening elsewhere.  But that's alright because even though it may not seem like a whole lot is happening, we're working hard and doing our best.
This week we had some time to really get down and deep clean the apartments which was kind of nice.  It gave us some time to rearrange a little bit as we were going and to clean out the fridge.  I've noticed one thing that missionaries aren't very good at, and that's staying on top of the expiration dates of things in the fridge.  Admittedly, I'm not always the best at that myself, but I do try.
This past Friday was Zone Meeting.  One of the local Bishops was asked to come speak to us.  He spoke about many of the committments we had made through baptism, priesthood ordination, and the temple, and about how we can better remember and keep those committments not only as a missionary, but throughout our lives.
Then on Saturday, I actually spent the better part of the morning with Elder Andreasen again.  There was a mini District Leader Council in which he and Elder Coon needed to pass along some information which didn't get covered in Zone Meeting.  But Elder Andreasen was feeling sick so I stayed with him and Elder Coon took Elder Starks and went to the meeting.  Later that afternoon we had the usual activity with the soldiers out on post which was fun as it always is.
Yesterday was just absolutely exhausting.  Daylight savings on top of two separate church services, and the anxiety of transfer calls just drained us both.  We're both staying in Hopewell, but we're getting a third, and of all people, it's Elder Huntzinger!  Apparently 6 months weren't enough for us to serve together. ;)  So the next few weeks are going to be very, very interesting.
I hope that you are all well and safe.  Na zdrovia to Christopher and his new bride.
I love you all so very much,
-Elder John Y. Roberts
PS:  I have recieved 2 forwarded letters from youth in the ward.
PPS:  If you could please put some extra money on my card,  I need to pay $100 at the time I register for that "SOAR" thing for USU.  Premium registration ends on the 1st of April.  Let me know about any information you get from the recruiters.
PPPS:  President said that if you all want to pick me up, the way it works is that I would be allowed to take an "extended preparation day" for about a week or so before my scheduled release date to tour the mission with you, and Dad or you or Nik would technically fill the position of my companion and then I would be released by our Stake President like normal when we got back to UT.  We can talk about that and see if it's something we want to do.

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