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Saturday, May 28, 2011

E-mail to Aliese--Received May 24, 2011

hi liesey
i went on exchanges today and my district leader can't do e-mail mondays so while he's doing his weekly e-mail i get round two this week and thought i'd send you a letter. :)
first off i have found out why you have not been recieving letters from me... its cause i didn't recieve 2 or 3 from you until just barely, the mailing system for the mission was having some troubles so most of my zone just got letters that were sent from as early as january. one thing they told us was that dear elder was having some kinks in the system and that for the time being it would be unwise for amily to use it so i thought i'd let you know since i think thats the easiest way for you isn't it? anyway i thought i should warn ya :)
In mission news, on saturday i met with and chatted with elder m. russel ballard, no big deal.  :) alright yes it was, the mission conference we had with him was way cool! We were visited by him, Elder Richard Hinkley (Pres hinkley's son) and Elder Steven Allen of the missionary department. as well as our area seventy members elder's Clayton and Packard. it was really cool to get to hear from them all. Thecoolest thing by far though is the news they brought us. All we can say for now is that we as a mission will be piloting something new the church is doing and that we are the only mission in the world doing it (which is why we can't tell anyone anywho its way cool!

Funny story we were at a tongan members for dinner last night and they told us congratulations on the new baptismal date, we responded with "what baptismal date?" (because work in the tongan ward has been slow as of late) and the family said "well so and so said they were ready to get baptised and chose the day already". the funny thing is that this person stopped taking the lessons before  i got here but still had friends at church and stuff and just feels good about baptsim now so thats exciting.
well i guess thats all for now just wanted to give a quick update since  i had the time. :)
love you and miss you :)
elder chipman

Letter to Aliese--Received May 21, 2011


So I decided to simply start this letter over 'cause the Mothers' Day call kinda null and voided that one, eh?  :)  Anyway, it was nice to call home and talk to you all on Sunday.  It was a lot of fun to kind of take a break and joke around with you all for awhile.  It was much needed.  :)

So how are things in St. George?  Things have got to be pretty nice now that you have graduated.  Are you getting ready for summer?  Any big summer plans for you guys yet?  I don't have any real plans for summer yet myself because I am not sure where I'll be for the summer.  But I'll be pretty stoked if I can stay here for the summer.  I already told you our plans to visit the Monterey Aquarium.  We didn't go today, but we are planning to go next week with our whole district; that should be fun.  We are also still planning/hoping for a golf day.  Possibly at Pebble Beach, but more than likely not.

As mush as we love all the fun things we could go and do on P-Day, we still have work to do the other six days. This last week, as I told you, was rough with me being sick and all, so we hope this week really picks up to help pick up the slack for our sickly week.  Step one for that is finding some new people and with three referrals, we are very confident to get at least one investigator from those.

Well, that's what my week looks like right now.  I'll let you know how it goes.  :)  I hope all is well with you.  Love ya and miss you.  Talk to you soon.

Elder Chipman

Letter to Aliese--Received May 10, 2011

Hi Liesey,  :)

I got your gradee-ation announcement so I thought I'd do something fun to reply [the letter is written all in various colored pencils and decorated like crazy].  That's way cool.  I hope you get to relax a bit now that school's done.

Things here in Seaside are still going well, the transfer just ended so my comp. and I are both going to be here for another six weeks.  We hope that the work will pick up a bit during that time.

Easter out her was god.  We got a lot of candy and aren't sure what to do with it all.  :)  I, for one, don't think we'll finish it all but that's okay, I hope you had a good Easter.

All of these colored pencils aren't very sharp or don't write dark enough and it's getting rather frustrating.  Oh well.  Life goes on, right?

So I was given a Glee CD out here and I'm a bit ashamed to say it's turned me into a "gleek" but worse than that, it might have turned me into a Neil Diamond fan!  BAH!  I'd vowed since my days at Renee's I would not be a fan...I am.  Shame.  Oh well, it's good music.

Sorry this is so short, I don't have much time, just wanted to say, "congrats" and see how you were doing.  Love ya lots and I'll try and call in the morning on Mothers' Day so we can chat.  :)

Elder J.S.C. (Just So Cool)