This one's going to be pretty quick- I don't have a lot of time.
We had a baptism in the Atlantic Ocean yesterday. That was pretty cool. I gave a three-minute talk about how we are like shells, and Baptism sets the course for the rest of our development. Remind me to update with more detail next week.
We've been listening to some Skousen lectures on Secret Combinations, the meaning of the Atonement, and the Constitution. It was pretty cool. I've been growing a lot spiritually these past few weeks. More on that next week. I'm glad to hear that the Amazing Race went well. I know you put a lot of work into that. You are such a great example to me of magnifying your calling. I love you, Mom.
That's gonna have to do for this week. I'm so sorry it's so short, but I'm thinking of you and praying for you. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Enjoy Education Week for me, and take plenty of notes,
and drink some cookies n' cream milk for me. Maybe send me a bottle or two ;)
Elder Richard Brandt Hull
(My first name in Chinese)
P.S. - I actually made friends with the employees at the local Chinese restraunt called 'The Magic Wok.' I ordered my food, and this old Chinese guy said (in a heavy accent, of course) 'You use chopsticks?' I said yes, and that I love using chopsticks. He just laughed and said 'good, good.' Now when I go over there, I speak the little bit of Chinese I know, and ask them how to say things in Chinese, and now we're pretty good friends. They're super intelligent and capable people. They've picked up enough Spanish to understand orders and ask clarifying questions. It's kind of funny, because it's the first time I've heard Spanish with a Chinese accent. I really want to study Chinese in college, and learn Japanese sometime in my life, too.