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Monday, October 18, 2010

Letter to Aliese--Received October 17, 2010

Hey Sister, it's been awhile since I've written; my apologies. Things have just been rather hectic since the transfer ended. I have a new companion now. His name is Elder Byington. He is from Moses Lake, Washington. He has been here two weeks on Monday (the 11th), and I'm still getting used to him and vice versa (I, too, can be very stubborn). Anyway, we are probably the most "green" of all the companionships in the mission. I now have just barely been out over two months, where he has only been out five months. So between the two of us, we don't even have a year's worth of experience.

Things are going okay though. I don't think I was fully prepared to lead my area, but I am coping with it. In fact, I committed two people to be baptized on October 23, so that was way cool...but we are going to have to change the date because one of the men asked to perform one of the baptisms will be out of town. We are working with that and I think it will be on Thursday, October 21. Anyway, I've very excited/nervous to have my first baptism.

Not much else is new around here. We are still kinda just working with people and I'm introducing the new guy into the area. :) But we have still been splitting A LOT of wood, it's a way good workout and I'm getting quite large because of it.

Anywho, I finally am sending you some pictures [to be scrapbooked and posted later]. Well, that's all for now. Hope all is well. Love you lots!

Elder Jacob S. Chipman

Letter to Aliese--Received September 28, 2010

Thanks for the DearElder information and sorry about your kitchen; that is quite a big fix needed for a little problem--MAJOR BUMMER--I'm glad to hear you like your vinyl tile though. That Master's Thesis classes sound stressful and hard, but I know you can do it, it seems rather redundant having to write 30 pages about you finding that research. It maybe just me but I find it rather...well...dumb. I hope it doesn't stress you out too much though because you'll need to be able to actually enjoy the free trip to Belgium you're taking! That really sounds like it will be way fun, and this might be because I am an underachiever now, but when it comes to school, I would totally trade a 4.0 for a free trip to Europe! But again, that's just me.

Anywho, onto mission news! I am working with three new investigators...[more information in written letter]...The members feed me practically every night...[more personal information about members]...

At the moment, I can't really think of anything I "need," however, if any good music comes out you deem "mission worthy," send it along, and if it isn't mission worthy, make a list of them and of good movies so I can see them when I come home. Well, that's all for this letter. I hope all is well at home. Love you and miss you.

Elder Jacob S. Chipman

P.S. That is crazy Fletch got a Mercedez...Maybe you can drop some subtle hints to mom and dad, yes? :)

P.P.S. Oh, by the way, I was given a baby grand piano and I'm shipping that home...Hope someone has room for it 'til I come back! HaHaHa.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Elder Thug-life

My room at the MTC

Baby Lorenzo

Provo Temple

I (Jennifer) am a big fan of that top picture. What a lovely backdrop. And it turns out Adam's cousin, Elder Kay (as mentioned in the picture description), was in Jacob's district at the MTC (although they didn't go to the same California mission).

Push ups with Elder Kautai

These pictures are from July 30th. Jacob is the one in the bottom right...plaid pajama bottoms.