September 7, 2009
I'm not sure if the emails are going through, which is a little frustrating, but I'll try to keep in touh as much as possible. I'm slowly getting into the groove of missionary work. We cover the south end of Draper, right on the border of the Provo Mission. We cover 2 of 117 stakes within the mission, the Riverview and Mountain Point stakes, 16 wards in total, and it's really hard to keep track of all the bishops and ward mission leaders. They feed us lots of referrals though, which is really nice. 85% of the baptisms in the mission are member and media referrals which really shows that if members can find the people to teach, the missionaries don't have to waste their time trying to find. We have teaching appointments every evening along with visits to less active members and re-activated memebers. We aren't doing much tracting cause it's a little pointless when half the neighborhood is already members. We go all the way across the valley to the Jordan temple on Tuesdays. I also got way sick on Friday and puked several times, including at a members house. Elder Manjarrez got sick Saturday, and made good use of that Immodium medicine. Elder Lugo is still feeling some of the effects of it.
Food is also real nice in the valley. The members feed us all dinners. And there are lots of discounts at certain places for missionaries. Gandolfos is FREE and Jamba Juice is 50% off for missionaries. I'm so happy. A member fed us the most legit Italian food I've ever had last night. Oh, and the dry cleaners is free too. The pictures I'm sending are all of the MTC, I haven't taken any of the Salt Lake Valley yet... I'm outta time this p-day. Stay tuned next time for the next episode of Rudy's Mission.
Love, Elder Wright