Hey thanks so much for your faithfulness in emailing me. There are a number of Elders I know that rarely get emails from their fathers and it means a lot to me that you both take the time every week to email. I understand the weeks you can't or it must be short, but I really do appreciate it. Thanks!
I did receive the Easter package last Monday! That absolutely made my day. I felt so good as I read your letters and thought about each of you, you are each so special to me in your own ways. I will try to reply to them in due time! ...and Mom, the chocolate bunnies and eggs were much appreciated as well - haha :D Thank you all so much. Those letters meant more than I believe you realize.
Elder Meeks is getting transferred tomorrow. I feel I am taking this area over quickly but it doesn't even phase me anymore - haha. I would have been nervous at the beginning of my mission to take an area over after just one transfer but this is the lifestyle so it's really not a big deal. Our big focus this coming transfer will be to find find find! Our ward boundaries are very small and we have a car because we're ZL's so we run out of people to see very quickly. We need to find more. I am going to be as optimistic about it as I can!
I loved looking at the pictures of the chicken coop project!! That was so cool to see the fam working on a project like that! I really do wish I could have been there to be a part of it. It's strange for me to see how people look a bit different... Mom is your hair long!? It looks good but it threw me for a loop haha I had no idea!
President Maynes told me no more sports or running of any kind for the rest of my mission. He is concerned about my knee. I will find out on Wednesday, hopefully some helpful information about what exactly the damage is and what needs to be done. Thank you for the prayers on my behalf. I really hope and pray for a full recovery. As of right now it's not feeling too good. I stepped off a curb wrong last night and accidentally straightened it. It hurt so bad. Until then it was feeling a bit better but now it's back where it was. I'll fill you in sometime this week after I know what's up.
I got a letter the other day from Kylie and she sent me a reaaally cool ring that says "Return with Honor" I'm sure you probably knew about it but I was super excited. I love the way she thinks of cool things like that... it makes me feel like a slacker - haha.
Elder Holland’s talk really spoke to me as well. He delivers so powerfully! And his message is always right on the money.
Alright I'm going to shoot President a quick email before we have to go. I sure love you all and think of each of you often. You mean the world to me! Oh! That's awesome about Spencer going to the Marshall Islands!!! That will be such an amazing experience for him and will help him a lot. I love you all, have a great great week!
Elder W. Marks
...I've got a compression brace that helps a bit but doesn’t provide much support. Love ya!