Monday, January 30, 2012

My new best friend

                         SNAPPING TURTLE!!!! HE IS SO BIG! HE LIVES IN GRAFTON!! 
                                                       WE ARE BEST FRIENDS! 
     WILLIAM'S BAPTISM!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!! NOTHING WAS STOPPING HIM =) This week was so busy with district leader zone leader conference. We had like 5 hours of driving one day... We had to take some Waterloo elders home which was super neat because one of them was Elder Ashley and he had just left Frederictown. =)  So we got to talk about the things that had happened there and all the people I miss so much. I Love William! he is amazing! Every time I sit by him at church I am so HAPPY! I have to train at district meeting on Wednesday and I don't know what to talk about. I like to have every thing down and ready to go about 3 days early so it is stressing me out and I couldn't focus this morning so I didn't get anything down and some people were yelling downstairs so that didn't help either, but all is well. I have to drive some more tomorrow to president interviews. It is annoying to have to correct other missionaraies and rebuke them when it is needed so if I'm ever just a normal missionary again I'm going to make sure I am a blessing and not a burden to my leaders. Well I guess I could try my best to be a blessing to my zone leaders but I am so new at this sometimes it feels like I'm always a burden. The district is doing good so that is a huge help and only small disobedience so I really shouldn't complain. So the winter here has been really mild... It should be 60 degrees today. I hope the summer is nice and mild too. This week flew past so fast.
     Tell Max thanks for saving Darwin and to always listen to the Holy Ghost when it tells you to do something =) and that I love him even though it is hard to love a turd.  >.< Ask some questions so I have something to write about! One thing I can write about is Larrry. He is a less active man. He has like 16 fishing poles, 6 axes, 30 knives and 5 guns in his tiny house. We get along great!!!
                                                                           Love ya,  Elder Campbell

Strange tidal fluctuations!

My best friend! Elder Mason
                                          Me and Elder Kennedy freezing in the Illinois cold!
                                                                   My four egg omelet!

  Well as far as the Alton Eagle Watch goes - I have only seen one eagle because the weather has been so warm here the Eagles are staying up north but now that the weather has cooled down maybe they will come down soon. they have a hundred year old snapping turtle north of Alton so I want to go see it. >.< And as for your turtle count on the cruise, (the official turtle count was zero) I see more turtles than you. I saw about one a day in Fredericktown. William is being baptized this month! It is going to be super great! I Love him. The district is going really well, they all seem to love me, well I hope so anyway.

The ice storms are crazy here! Like everything is covered with a sheet of ice after a storm! the whole town is black ice!!!! cars can't do anything on the road!!! It is crazy and fun to play on. Elder Kennedy hurt his bum and I hurt my shoulder and pinky>.< haha. I better get extra packages when you get home from your cruise. Oh I have the best ties ever! Lynn gave me some of his ties from the 70s hahahahahahahahaha they look so fly! oh and I bought a pink suit jacket....... It was only 8 dollars and a great fit!!!!! Lynn got a purple one for 4 dollars!

Well being a district lead is fun and it gets my mind off of other things and it is fun to serve my district. I need to grow a little before I can be a zone leader but I hope to be worthy of it soon. I don't really care if I get it or not as long as I know I am able and worthy to have such trust put in me then I am happy. I got a bad headache yesterday but it only lasted about an hour.

I am sure Max and Dad are doing fine being home by themselves, it is good for them. Well time is flying by and sometime I wish it would slow down a little and then I think wait I hope it keeps going fast>.<

So I have been hearing that the they have been having strange tidal fluctuations all over the world they say it has something to do with the melting of the polar ice caps but I know it is just you getting in and out of the water! I AM SO FUNNY! Haha I am back to my old self - o.k. back to being serious >,< no wait I am serious about your weight! seriously concerned >.< seriously concerned hahahahahahahaha. Gosh I am so funny.
                                             Love ya!!!!!! take it easy >.<


Monday, January 9, 2012

Staying in Alton! =)


Elder Kennedy and I are staying Alton! I am becoming disatrict leader but I'll have a really great district to watch over. It has been so hot!!!!!! It was 72 degrees!!!! We were sweating from the heat in January!!! So William is going to be baptized this month and Brian is getting closer to baptism. Things are going great.
I am getting soooooooooooooo fat here!!!!! Everyone is feeding us too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is o.k. I'll sweat it off this summer. Everyone is so happy we are staying in Alton well I think everyone.... TELL SARAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Time is going by so fast sometimes the days feel like weeks and weeks feel like days!!!  I hope I can be a good leader for the missionaries here! If you could send me some fake spiders and snakes and really scary bugs and oh some pokemon cards!!!! I would love those!! I give them to the kids here but I keep the nice ones and I mail them to Mason and Teej. It is fun I think! Hopefully I'll have pictures of Lynn's house next week, I have been really slow on that.

I love my glasses!!!! I took them off for about an hour yesterday, when I was writing in my journal and I got one of my old headaches! Man, I don't know how I did anything when I had a headache all the time. If I do a lot of reading or writing with out my glasses that is when I get a bad headaache. So video games would have brought the headaches on. School would have been a loose loose situation. Naps always helped them feel better because it gave my eyes and brain a rest. Love ya much, it looks like I am going to get really really busy and stressed >.< GAHHHH!!!! BUT IT IS ALL GOOD.  LOVE YA!!! BYE
                                                        ELDER CAMPBELL

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years in Alton

     So as for New Years all missionaries had to be in by 3p.m. and clean until 9 p.m. so it wasn't a super fun day but we did get a lot of cleaning done, other than that I just bothered Lynn. Transfer calls are on this Saturday and that means I would leave on Wednesday. We will see what the lord has planned for me. Staying here in Alton or moving on to another area. Alton is so different than Fredericktown. Jordan is the only investigator that we have found and hopefully the seed that we planted in his family will grow and his family will become an eternal family. So a burger King opened here and it is Lynn's favorite place ever! We went there for the grand opening. It was loads of fun.
     It is hard to believe that Brayden will be back so soon and Teej has been out for one year. I'm still forever away though. I feel after Max's mission and Sarah's trials she has gone through we will be the strongest family ever. I believe that 100%. We have a lot of weaknesses as a family but our weaknesses will become strengths when we go though trials and we support each other. BUT YOU ALL STILL ANNOY ME >.<            Love,  Elder Campbell=)