"Mom, don't drink it, you will die"

Hey Family,

How are all you doing?  I am doing fine, and I am in high spirits although a little tired. We have a tradition now where we play basket ball on preparation day at the butt crack of dawn, and so I am tired, and would like to go to take a little nap. All and all however, I am doing quite well, and I am looking forward to what life has in store for me.  

 I am busy at work.  We have been trying to improve our manner of teaching as well, as finding people to teach. I think it will have a good effect on the ward.  I hope that people see our efforts and want to provide there talents in Lords work.  

That family of seven is still going on strong. They have agreed to stop smoking, and they have a little reservations about coffee drinking, but their children are helping them. Their youngest daughter saw her mother drink a cup of coffee, and said "Mom, don't drink it, you will die."  I got a laugh out of that one, but it is very true. She is a very smart little girl of three years of age.  I really love that family, but it is a shame that I will not be able to see them get baptized.  It is very likely that here in two weeks that I will leave the area and more than likely leave the city.  I really do not know what will happen, but I hope that I can still have the opportunity to see them get baptized, or at least when I come back here see them get sealed in the temple.  That is why I would like that you guys talk to Brother Dixon, and see about that study abroad.  

I love you all, and hope you are doing well.


Elder Caleb S. Carriere