May 5, 2013
Dear Family and Friends,
It has been another great week! It started with a couple of hot and humid days (up in the 80’s), just a taste of what’s to come. Then a cold front came in. We heard that some of you got snow. We got lots of rain for a couple of days straight, and it was cold again, down in the 30’s at night.
I got to work with some of the young sister missionaries again. They are so good at sharing the gospel message and remembering the details. Today Elder Campbell and I worked together in the Browning Gun Shop and Home. What an awesome place to work, and what a wonderful and talented man Jonathan Browning was. It was a special day to work together with Elder Campbell. I told the history of the man and he demonstrated and talked about the gun aspect of it.
Yesterday while getting some groceries in nearby Keokuk, Iowa in a little store called Aldi, the store was full of young missionaries. Come to find out they were the newly arrived young performing missionaries. We will be working side by side with some of them in the production “Sunset by the Mississippi.” They are fine young men and women from all over. One I met is from Australia. The mission is getting ready for the busy season. It’s exciting! Sometime soon about 120 pageant performers will arrive, as well. At church we fill up the whole chapel, overflow, and partway into the gym. If you arrive 30 minutes early you are too late to get a good seat!
Elder Campbell and I have been practicing for our part in the polka and another part called Noah’s chorus. We performed in that segment last night on stage for the first time, and it went pretty well. It’s really fun to be on stage, I think. It is hard to sometimes remember all of the words to the songs, so we need to brush up on that a little bit more. Neither one of us has been on stage before, to speak of, so this is a new experience for both of us. But we get help from Heavenly Father, which gives us the confidence to do it.
Other than that, it has been a pretty normal week. Elder Campbell caught a bug and is recovering from a bronchial infection of some sort. He missed a couple of days of work, but had a Priesthood blessing and also went to see the doctor. He is on the mend now. I have been practicing the violin, trying to get my piece ready to perform. Also the guitar. So that is fun.
We send our love and hope all of you are doing well in your righteous endeavors, and hope that you are continually doing works that are keeping you in the way of the Lord.
Elder and Sister Campbell
No pics this week