Thursday, June 30, 2011
June 27, 2011 Letter
You went to the "M" casino? Was it cool? Never been there before. Mom, just so you know there will probably be a lot of elders coming to stay with us after the mission. Especially Elder Sinclair. So just be ready. He says that he is going to marry Aria Jackson...you know Gladys Knight's granddaughter? I think it is so funny. I was showing him Henderson and Las Vegas on the maps on LDS.org and he couldn't wrap his mind around how big the houses were in Legacy Estates. He's probably one of the funniest Elders that I have met thus far on the mission.
So this past week has been kinda crazy. We had what was called Jubilee on Saturday. Weird because they took like 60 or so missionaries out of their areas to perform in 3 shows. Apparently it was like a giant roadshow. It had clips of the youth's testimonies and different dances and what not. It was a way cool experience. I felt super apostate because I wasn't out knocking on doors all day and instead I was sitting in a chair watching the Jubilee...but that is what the mission president asked for so it's whatever. The part that we played as missionaries was pretty awesome. They had us placed at the tops of each of the sections in this big place like the Thomas and Mack Center. The youth started to sing this song about Joseph Smith and then about halfway through we come in with Praise to the Man and walk down the stairs to the center arena. We had flags from all the different countries around the world and we unveiled them at a certain point in the song. You should look it up on youtube and see if there is any footage of it. Look up Texas sized Jubilee. I am sure you will find something on it.
Yes I am staying in shape. I play tennis and basketball. I suck at both but I would much rather play basketball than play tennis. I don't really know how I have gained 10 pounds but it's not like I'm fat or anything. I don't know where all the fat is being stored but...my pants still fit...and so do my suits...so I don't know...
So fun fact...Elder Marr just got back from his mission. He is the son of the members that Elder Sinclair lives with. Turns out that he, Elder Marr, served in the Tacoma Washington mission. The same mission as Jimmy Lewis. CRAZY!!! He has all these pictures that he was going through and I was just like...holy crap! That's jimmy!!! He went to my high school!!! AHH!!!
Tia Zwick is home?!? I sang at her farewell! That's nuts! Did you see Ashley Zwick there? Man time is flying by. I turn eleven months tomorrow...so weird. How much longer is Jordan Miller on his mission? Jordan Seegmiller comes home soon too....CRAZY HUH?!? Well...I love you all very much. I promise that I will write more next week I promise.
Elder McNinch XoooXXxxOOoxoxoOOXX (Quote: "Big hug, little kiss, big kiss, little hug....")
ps: the quote that you gave me was liar liar.