From: Reihia Todd (reihia.o.todd.KLM@myldsmail.net)
Sent: Mon 10/05/09 3:44 PM
Dear Family, I'm doing well, I'm so glad conference came, I finally get some spiritual uplifting for myself for a change and its for two days. Missionary work is doing ok, thnks dad for your letter, I'm glad to hear that everything is doing well with you all. So let me begin with an Update for the Week which you can pass along to others in the family or whoever. I think I'm going to do this now on, a weekly upday.Weekly Update: So this week was like the worst ever for me so far, it wasn't a good week for finding, I'm still optimistic. I guess i'm starting to see the challenges of missionery work. Tuesday was a downer, we had to drop a strong potential, she's the one who came to church and seemed so strong, but her understanding of Gospel truths just was her problem and out of no where she just wanted us to stop coming over, so we did that, i guess that's how it goes, it's kind of frustrating though. The rest of the week was about the same, we managed to find one new investigator, taught her the lesson, but wasn't able to recontact her later that week. I'm still praying to find a strong investigator one who we can contact on a regular bases and one who will keep commitments. Tough to find. Anyways we had some crazy people as well, this one guy was cursing at us while we were going to see someone in an apartment and kept on saying we can't be there, then he gave an empty threat to call the police, I'm kind of used to that by now. it's pretty funny, I was glad though to have conference, it was like our days of rest, until the next one. There was some awesome talks especially in Priesthood session huh dad. Well, guys, just keep praying for me cause I'm still praying for you guys. I still believe there's someone out there who is truly ready. So that's the update, Dad I'm glad that I can be out here on a mission, I'm glad I can be a good example to my brothers and sisters whom I love, yes I love them...I know it's weird...it's okLOl Anyways I just wanted to take this time to say thank you parents for always leading me the right way or at least trying to, and for always loving and supporting me. I am truly blessed to be apart such a wonderful family. Dad you have been on a mission before, how would you deal in a situation that I am in right now with finding not so good investigators and having to drop them because of them not keeping commitments? It's kind of my struggle right now? Oh Dad I wanted to say thank you for always setting a good example and for showing me the way to true happiness in this life through the gospel and always being there at the cross roads in my life. Thankyou. Anyways, Brandon that's awesome you got you drivers license, it's got to be awesome to be able to drive aroung huh. How's school doing and football and such, people here still can't believe that I'm the oldest compared to you. Also it's pretty funny how crazy the UK Fans are here in Lexington. It's like their religion but their football team isn't that good...Well I hope everything is doing good, and remember Ballards talk i think in priesthood. So Vai how are you sis...how are things with school, sports, etc..., how are you and Tehani dealing with her first time in school at different places? Well I hope my sisters are doing well. Teva and Ethan, ....there not much to say, next, just kinding...how are you guys doing and your friends. Is Teva doing better with his attitude huh Mom? Oh are you guys excited for holloween, I think i'm going to go as a missionary what do you think? Well I love you guys a lot, thanks for the support. I got a letter from Deon's, tell them thanks, I loved the pictures, also the letters that heather wrote. So it's looks like Kevin is doing better, tell him from me that I'm still thinking about him. Tell Kevin Richards thank you for all he has done for me and how he has been a good role model and a friend for me in my life, and tell him how greatful I am for the service he gave me and to our ward, I am proud to have known him. Well finally time is always short, but I Love you guys always, and I pray that you have a good week, and i bear testimony that i deeply and truely know that this church is true, like Holland said, there's no reason why I would be out here unless i knew it was true, that it is worth fighting for. I love you all once again and I know you can only find happiness in this lie through our Savior. Just let him in. You guys have a good week.
Love Elder Todd