Thanks for writing me! :D Mothers Day: I will try to be calling you all by 8:30am according to time as I know it here on Saturday the 11th of May 2013. However, this may change at any point in time! So... I will try to Skype at that time, but if I can't I will most likely call so that no one has to be around the computer all day. This week we spent a lot of time knocking doors, but we are still searching for those who are prepared to hear our message! Other than that, I am having a great day, and a great mission :D
Daddy: That sounds like a blast [attending wedding of Jacob's cousin Ariana]! I love you. :D
Mommy! I love that you are striving to be a better and better missionary! I know that God will lead and guide you in this great work! It has really helped me to understand how the Spirit works with me. I am still learning a lot, but a year of serving alongside the Lord has helped me to learn much from Him about Him. I am so grateful for the support I feel from you all! You are all so beautiful to me, but I just read in Jesus the Christ about the special word "Woman" Jesus used for His mother, and how special you are to me! I want you all to know that your love and prayers are felt over here in Malaysia! I love you Mommy!Corina: Thank you for sharing that with me! I am glad that you remember that I like that scripture [Helaman 10:5]! It makes me so happy! Corina, you sounds like you are growing into such an intelligent and smart girl! Tell me about the things that interest you the most right now! I would love to learn more about you! :D
Rebekah: That sounds so fun! I remember doing that [ABODA music festival]! (I think....) You got excellent?! You go Rebekah! I am so happy for you! Rebekah, I want to know how you are doing right now. How are your friends? I love you so much you beautiful Cheetah girl you! You keep up the excellent work!
Richard: Stress... Missions are stressful... I will definitely pray for you! One thing that has helped me cope with stress is prayer-- basic and it works. I kind of understand what you're going through, but if not, you will have to tell God about it all. Thank you for your prayers! I love you so much Richard, and I always remember the great example you are for me. Don't you worry about anything (besides God, ladies, and food of course)! :D Love, Elder (Bubby) Black!
Joshua: You MOWED the lawn?! I am glad to hear that you are practicing your French! (Dad, if Joshua doesn't get this one--- you get to explain it to him! :D) [Editor's note: Jacob's Grandpa Black referred to mowing the lawn as practicing French: "Mo de Lon." No idea if this even sounds French, but that's the history.] Mandy sounds like she is the BEST FRIEND!! I hope that you are making sure to keep her happy and cuddly! I hope you tell her that she is beautiful every day! I will come home next year, I love you too Joshua! :D