So, I’m just sending one email to all of you today. Hope you don’t mind I’m kinda cheating!
I loved talking with you yesterday! It sounds like y’all are doing well, which makes me happy! I’m so sorry I couldn’t talk as long as I wanted, but I talked for longer than I should! Lol. It was so good to hear your voices. And it was good to meet Mariam, I’m excited to meet her in person.
Thank you again for all the amazing Christmas gifts! I am currently wearing my bright pink Sandpoint sweatshirt, and though it’s almost bright enough to hurt eyeballs , I love it! Dad, I scared the Mission nurse with the scarebox, she’s a good sport. I’m bringing it today to p-day, and hopefully more missionaries will open it!
I didn’t get to tell y’all about Jake on the phone yesterday. His family is coming home! They’ve been in Tonga for the last 9+ months, and he said they should be home January 14th! Which is perfect timing for his baptism on the 27th. He’s doing so well. He texted us on Christmas Eve with a really sweet text, talking about how excited he is for his baptism, and how grateful he is that he let the sisters in. It makes it all worth it, ya know? I’m excited for his baptism.
We also set a date with a woman named Jai! She is married to a LA, and so prepared! We talked the other day, and she said something about wanting to be baptized in 2018 so they could be sealed I’m 2019. What?! Does that even happen? As soon as we said January 20th, she was so excited! And she even said she’d put it in her phone, so it’s official. Plus, she wants her husband to baptize her, which means he needs to shape up. But, what better motivation than to baptize your wife? She’s a little Hawaiian girl, and she cracks me up. She always jokes around about beating up her husband, but she’s tiny, lol. I love her.
Umm... don’t really know what else to tell you... I loved talking with you yesterday! I hope you have a Happy New Year! I’ll be emailing on Tuesday next week also, because of the holiday. So don’t panic when I don’t email Monday
I love you all sooo much!
All my love,
Sister Erika Marks
p.s - Also, no I missed Jai's first lesson, and some other small interactions, but I’ll b there for most of it. Well, she’s been meeting with missionaries for a long time, but I’ll be the one that actually gets to teach her the discussions.
p.p.s - And Jake’s family does know about his baptism, and they’re so excited! He said Aina (his wife) started crying when he told her. Isn’t that cool?!