3/26/12 2:06 PM
Subject: ET Phone Home (ET for Emergency Transfer)
Email from Elder Nicholas Dees:
Well I got an ET (emergency transfer) out of Mountain Home on Friday. I asked if he could move one of us and he said he would move me. There were other areas that were having problems and he said he is glad mine wasn’t a bad problem so that it wouldn’t be as hard to move people around. So I’m now with Elder Barnes who came out with me! And we are super tight together so I’m super happy this transfer. I'll tell you my address in a letter because I don’t even know it yet. haha. But things are way better now thank goodness. Well not much else is new. I saw Michael got his New Civic Si. Has he brought it by the house yet?
Mom: Hi Elder Nicholas Dees,
Wow, so you've changed areas??? Wish it could have worked out. Where are you/what town? Yes, if you could drop an address soon I will put them on the envelopes up at the church.
What is the next step regarding your tooth sweetheart?
I'll send John's email. I think he just got off.
Mom again: Son, what is going on teaching wise?
Please answer me regarding your tooth.
Love to you Nicholas. Mom
Elder Nicholas Dees: Teaching wise idk, I just got here today. My tooth won’t be worked on again till next transfer. I study every morning.
Email to both Elders from Mom:
Time has passed quickly this week.
Did you both get your little pkg w/the cake? Lame I know, but hey---at least you got a pkg in the mail.
This week has been filled to the max for me. Hope you two can say the same. I pray you have had success in sharing the gospel message. Remember, you are planting "seeds" is some cases, as well as developing and strengthening your own testimonies. It brings great delight to me as your mom to know you are learning the gospel more as you use your study time and as you teach those truths you have come to know. Imagine the joy our Heavenly Father must feel to see us grow in the gospel---increasing our testimonies. As you know it is not enough to know these truths but we must LIVE these truths. That is how we determine the extent of our exaltation. I need to "put the shoulder to the wheel" and do better. There is always something to do.
Bishop Stone gave an excellent talk in Sacrament Mtg yesterday. It is quite evident that he loves us as a ward. He is a good man. Humble, honest and truly desirous to see we all achieve great things in our lives.
I went to mom's last Tues. We had a wonderful day even though she was in pain w/her back.
Odd---I had a busy, busy week yet nothing to write. We have more cleans this week as well. But, I have so much other stuff to do. Garage, house, etc. etc. Gotta get things in order.
Did you all have fast Sunday yesterday? Ours will be the second week of April (Easter) due to General Conference coming up. I hope you both enjoy conference. No sleeping (like old times) heehee.
Nicholas, how has the transfer been this week? Are you all working together? I was told Mountain Home has an Air Force Base and is quite large. I was thinking that you will have quite a drive when you have to go in for your tooth. bummer.
Is there plenty of work to do there? How many wards, stakes in that area? Do you live in an apt or mobile home? What is your teaching pool like for right now?
John, how are things w/you?
Just got a call---Leslie had her baby this morning. KImball. All is well I heard. They spent their first night in their new home last night and now this. Perfect timing. Keep them in your prayers please!
Love you both--really I do!