Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tortlita Ward - Ames 6/25/12

The Tortalita ward is so much diffrent then deming, while i was in deming we would usualy have 60-70 people in church each week. Yesterday at church we easily had 300. Quite the change i must say. it was rather overwhelming with so many people. The chaple was so loud before and after sacrament meeting, not super reverent. and the halls were just packed with people that you couldnt make your way to class! Crazy. Our ward mission leader is super gun ho about the member missionary work, its allways good to have a motivated WML. He just recently moved into the ward from the Picture Rocks ward :D So i allready knew him, that was kinda fun. Our ward is super young too which is completly diffrent from deming. I occasionaly find myself wishing i was back in new mexico, i dont think i ever thought i would miss it because it is so po-dunk, but i really miss some of the people there :( I hope i make it back at some point.
We have a baptism set for the 14th of july! super excited! The guy is super ready to make the transition. He read the Book of Mormon in three weeks! I was impressed. We also have one other gator who has a date for the 14th, but we havent started teaching her yet so we may have to bump it back a week, but we will get her there for sure. The work in the ward is booming :D Its going to be a fun transfer.
Im jealous of the mountain pictures! There is so much brown here its so mundane! Im getting sick of all the dirt =P. But life goes on.
So a few days before i left deming we had a rain storm. So what does Elder Ettinger do? Grabs the camera and posts it up on the portch for an hour taking pictures of the lightning :D It was really fun. Elder handerhan was feeling sick so we were home a little early and he went to bed, so i took pictures.
The one picture with the really big one in it turned out blurry :( i was so mad! But i had to keep it beacuse it was huge.
The work is going great.
Have an awesome week of travels!
Love you all,
Elder Ettinger
A storm in Deming, NM

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