Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 9:53 AM
Subject: "The Ides of March have come." "Aye, but not gone"
Nyob zoo nej sawvdaws!
Hawaii sounds really nice; looks like you're enjoying it. (A good thing too---if you weren't enjoying it I'd call a doctor) Spring is here at last, and it's very wet. There's a whole lot of snow that needs to go somewhere, and it all wants to go there at the same time.
I'm going to indulge in a Caesar salad today in remembrance of our poor, punctured friend. Hmong people only eat papaya salad, so I haven't had a good Caesar salad in quite a while. That is to say, the only kind of salad Hmong people eat is papaya salad. Am I spelling 'salad' correctly? It looks weird.
There is a less-active member named Jim who is finally ready to come back to church. We're really excited because his example may eventually make his wife more receptive and willing to let us resolve her concerns with The Church.
Anthony is a sober child of great understanding and learning. A few days ago we taught him the plan of salvation, and yesterday he recited it back in order, without missing a step (he had to think really hard to remember "prison" but he got it). He is counting down the days to his baptism like it was the last day of school even though he only has a projected date set. We can't set a firm date until he comes to church this Sunday. He remembers a lot about primary even though he hasn't been since he was 5 or 6. Not just the snacks or the songs, but he remembers gospel principles and stories from the BoM. We're praying hard that his mom will be committed to take him to church reliably.
We have a meeting house tour today. We didn't know until last night, so we didn't get to invite any of our investigators. These tours have been very effective in getting people to start coming to church, so it would've been good to know about it ahead of time so we could get some people to church.
I love you all, keep up the good work!
-Elder Muaj Yeej