Someone who leaves their family for a short time, so that others may be with their families for ETERNITY.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ity vehivavy ity dia miarehitra

So, Thursday was my one year in country. Actually Saturday was his one year mark but I won’t argue with him. No denying it now. I don't like talking about it before it happens, but I guess once it's past there's no point. So I went to Pizza for dinner, had a coke and sat and talked to Elder Kumar. 

Package hasn't showed up yet, no letters in a while. We had a full day of splits, caught ten lessons. It was a solid day, no extra fluff about it, just straight missionary work and then good food. I think that's how I want to remember my mission. Just working hard and getting stuff done. I think I am doing a pretty good job so far. Especially since I got done being trained and can actually hold my own in the mission. Elder Kumar and I are killing it here, we taught 41 lessons last week. Only one on Sunday and one on Monday, so that's an average of what, 8 times a day? I can live with that. Some people teach 8 lessons a week. So I am pretty happy with how much we are getting done here. I just wish it was in one branch and not two. But whatever. 

Saturday we had a party at the Branch President of Andranomanelatra's house. President Daniel. He made us way good chicken loaka, it was so good! Then we were basically done eating and there was a chicken head on the plate with all the meat. I told Elder Kumar I would give him 5000 if he ate it down to the bone. He is broke so he did it. Eyes, brain, everything. It was pretty nasty looking. He said it just tastes like chicken though. 

Not much interesting this week really. Just kind of getting by. Lots of work, not a lot of cool stuff.

Man I was on fire!  I would throw in a song lyric here but you wouldn't get it since it is a new song. (this was from my letter to him)
This girl is on fayeeeeeeer, this girl is on fayeeeeeeer. Malagasys love Alicia Keys. Nice try though. Good job on the likening and whatnot, way to go. You are burning it down, and you're not coming down. I like that kind of stuff. Physical activities with a deeper meaning. They are good stuff. 

As for the General Missionary Training broadcast, I haven't heard anything about it. I don't think we will get to watch that. I am glad you brought up the new member lessons! Yes, all ye members of the Church of Christ. Ye too are missionaries. You should be helping the missionaries teach recent converts. The new member lessons are the same as the investigator lessons, you just go a little more into depth and then teach a couple extra things. The idea of the lessons is to have a review for the converts, and to get the members involved in the recent convert's salvation. You should help! Have you gotten the new mission yet? Are the missionaries working hard? Do they just work in third ward or how are their boundaries? I bet it is nice to just be able to focus on missionary work and not have to train leaders or stop apostate stuff from going down in church. You should have them over and ask them all about their areas and work and make them tell you stories and then become their friends and if they work hard and are good missionaries then give them referrals. If they aren't, don't have them over any more. That's how the return missionary families are here. They ask how the work is going and if they think you do a good job they feed you and help you and give you referrals. If they don't you get to eat boiled noodles for dinner and go tracting. Good way to do it if you ask me. I work hard though so I am a little prejudiced towards their way. 

I am glad you liked the video, I was "mitoto katsaka" or crushing corn. Basically there was a bunch of dried out corn kernels in that big wood thing and I hit them with a stick until they are all broken. Then they can eat it or plant it or whatever. My pants were dirty from that, the dust and corn powder and everything. They are not usually that dirty. 

Whoo-hoo for zucchini! Gotta love veggies. 

 Let's see. New missionaries this week. 
Yep, a lot. Only one the bay though. 
Are you excited?  Have you gotten word yet on transfers?
Yeah got word. See Dad's email. 
How are your bikes holding up?
They are staying together. Still make it to Andranomanelatra every tuesday and Saturday so I guess pretty well. 
What is your best memory about scout camp?
Um, probably the relay we did one year at Camp Fife. We smoked the other troops. Destroyed them, except for one part of the relay where one of the other scouts fell so far behind we weren't even close to winning. 
Tell me a travelling story today.
We biked to Andranomanelatra, and we were super sweaty and tired when we got there. Cool story right? Any good travel stories are too dangerous to tell Mom. Sorry. That makes me a little nervous)
Did I tell you I got your letter?
You did not, glad you did though. I always wonder if they get there or not and how long it takes. So yeah. Thank you. 

We got transfers last night. Exciting news is I am District Leader, so more responsibility there. Also, our area is not splitting, or changing at all. We almost got the car so we could get more done in Andranomanelatra, but that got changed this morning.
Big news is baptism on Saturday! Two converts and three eight year old kids who all asked me to baptize them. Pretty cool stuff. One of the converts is being baptized by her son but I am doing the other one too. So my first time baptizing someone! So excited. Then another one next week, two converts in Mahazoarivo. Way cool stuff. 

That's all for the week I think. Just working hard. Got a huge group of missionaries, two american sisters. They are both in Tana so I don't meet them for a while. Maybe never. 
Well, I gotta run. People to teach and parties to crash. 

Love you,
Elder Galbreath

                                          It's the birthday girl!
                                                 The district.

                                             New suit, love the red!
                                             Traditional malagasy shirt
                                                  Garrett and some cute kids!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mirary fety ny Ray!

That means happy Fathers Day. Yesterday was Father's Day here too so this was going to be my happy Father's Day email anyway. Happy Father's Day Dad, I love you so much. I'm so happy you are my Dad. I don't really know what else to say, but I love you a bunch. 
The shooting sounds like a blast, glad you got to mess around a little bit with someone that shoots pretty good. Congrats and arabaina on your clean match and 4th place, you lost to some very good shooters. And you almost beat Silent Sam so that's pretty cool stuff. 
Thankyou for the wishes from Christian and the spiritual thought from Lorenzo Snow, I really like it alot. That might have helped me pre-mission but it also might have done nothing so no big deal. 
I haven't been out a year. I couldn't even catch my year mark holding my breath. So I will deal with that maybe next year. Too much crap to do here right now. We just got a new assignment, that we need to meet with every auxilary presidency every week for the next little while. That's ten extra meetings during the week for the two branch elders. 

Bigger faith, Daniel and the lions or David and Goliath?
Hmm... That's hard. I might go with David on this one. Daniel stood up for what was right and didn't back down, but David straight volunteered and ran at it head first. 
Take the winner from 2 and put him against Joseph Smith.  
Hands down Joseph Smith on this one. Just too much to count. Not one act of faith like David fighting Goliath. Just repetitive over and over and over again being persecuted, tarred and feathered, driven out of town, having his family killed, his friends killed, falsely imprisoned countless times. Never backed down, never gave up. Incredible. No contest. 
Still rocking a 6 pack?
Not even close. Biking every day still isn't enough to keep Antsirabe off my gut. My MTC pants all fit like they did when I left now, I need to start working out again, but I am so tired all the time haha I'll get around to it. 
Bro Reegen called me and he asked me to talk on sunday, About YOU!!  This is going to be the easiest talk ever!  So he wants to know a few fun things about Mada.  Any changes in you that you/we have noticed and how you being on a mission has blessed our family.  So what should I tell everyone?  It is also Alyssa Tuckers farewell.  Any advice for her.  
Hmm. I don't know what you should tell people. You probably know just as well as I do. I have definitely gotten a lot more patient though. Try not to cry too much. Tell Alyssa to work hard and never count days, weeks, months, or even years. It makes things go so much faster. Also tell her if she hasn't already then take a colored pencil and read the Doctrine and Covenants and mark every scripture that is a promise to missionaries or about missionary work. It might take a while. 
A few fun things about Madagascar. People are crazy poor, and they don't have a lot of stuff in their house. So they play cool games that they make up and use rocks and garbage mostly for props in games. They take tires and two sticks and have races, they push it like a wheelbarrow and it rolls pretty good. They take two rocks and bang them together on the ground for stories, and sometimes they put leaves or grass between them for extra effect. I saw a group of kids the other day running around with corn stalks yelling rebel type stuff, pretty funny. They are so much more creative than American kids. They are also much dirtier. Always dirty. 
I know you don't want to be reminded but saturday is one year.  Wow I can't believe it.  Hope your package arrives.
If you know I don't want to be reminded then don't remind me. Come on. 
Someone in their blog mentioned that there are elections coming up in Mada.  Do you hear about it?  Is it anything like here? Are there any problems?
I hear all about it all the time. Look up on the international news, I think there is an article about it. I think the date got pushed back again though, it was supposed to be last September originally. 
They also said independence day was coming up.  What do they do? 
Not sure yet, two weeks and I can tell you all about it. June 26th is the date. 
Any transfer news?
Not yet, next Sunday is transfer news. I'll be able to tell you next Monday what the news is, should be pretty big. 

So, since it's Father's Day I am gonna give you (Dad) the stories this week. First things first, got my suit made. Just a business suit but this guy is good so I can trust him with the cowboy suit next. It looks sharp. No pictures yet, sorry. Next week though. 

This week was a huge Rally. Like racing. They had a course set up that was essentially just downtown Antsirabe and then an outlying area. However, they didn't close down any roads or anything, so they just had police at all the intersections that stopped traffic when a rally car was coming. So the cars were passing semi-trucks and pousse pousse and bikers on the road. Pretty scary sometimes actually. We were coming back from a lesson on Friday and had to jump off the road on our bikes a couple times because they just assume you will move so they don't slow down for you. But no harm no foul. 

On Tuesday I learned to knit. Pretty interesting really, although I made what is basically a low quality shoelace. So we are learning on Tuesday mornings now in Andranomanelatra. The Branch President has three daughters that live with him. All three got married, have one kid, and then the husbands bailed. I think they all have divorces though, at least two of them got them. So they teach us and feed us lunch and it's way cool. Their kids are adorable. 

On Wednesday we had splits for baptism interviews. Bebe Balbine and Iando, in Andranomanelatra are getting baptized next Saturday, the 29th. First people that I have taught and are getting baptized while I am here. Super excited! And also Iando asked me to do her baptism! So I am super excited for that. Then we have another baptism the week after that in Mahazoarivo. Way cool stuff! I'm excited. 

On Wednesday night we had a soiree at a members house, the daughter turned 11 maybe, not sure exactly. So they gave us some good food and we had a good time and talked and Elder Moore gave her his picture of the temple he kept in his Book of Mormon and I didn't have anything to give her so I just felt super lame. I am gonna print out a picture of the Columbia River Temple today so I won't get stuck like that again. 

Then on Friday we went less active hunting, on splits. So I found this lady, who tried to avoid me but I am clever so I walked with her and talked to her. I asked why she hadn't been coming to church and she said it was too far. I said while you are still young, you can go good on your feet. She wouldn't give though. So I asked her why she got baptized. She said, I kid you not, "I got an answer to my prayer from the Holy Ghost that that is the true church and I should be baptized there". You got an answer to a prayer and you left the church because your old church is closer? Holy cow, I asked her, if Jesus Christ himself was standing in Tana would you go? And she said of course. So I asked, if you received an answer to your prayer then you know that this church is the only true church on the earth and that only through the ordinances and enduring to the end in this church can you receive salvation. And you stopped going because it is too far to walk. Then  we had to go.
So, this story goes back a little ways. When I was in Itaosy, right before Elder McLaughlin went home, we were talking to this wood carver who was making stuff for him. Then his daughter and her husband showed up, said they wanted to learn. We asked when they could, and they could only learn after like 9 at night. We can't do that, so we told them to come to church and we would work something out. They never showed up and I forgot about it. Fast forward six months. I get transferred to Mahazoarivo, see a lot of potential in Andranomanelatra. I decide we need to start working out there more, so we open up a day and go out there. I am diligent and won't bend on the rules or stop trying to find people out there, so the Branch President becomes my friend. Two or three months after that, working out there every week, we get a referral from the branch president. His son and daughter in law just moved to Andranomanelatra from Tana. Cool, sounds good. We go there, find out they lived in Itaosy. He was a reciever(money collector) on a taxi be. We talk and talk some more and then I ask if they know that wood carver in Itaosy, because they lived close by there. Sandy goes "yeah that's my Dad" and then her husband, Hery, says "Yeah, we talked to you a long time ago there, you don't remember?" So of course at that point I remember perfectly and am just flabbergasted (however you spell that) that they were in two obscure parts of both my areas. Pretty cool. And now, they are way diligent and come to church all the time and have a baptism date for August 24th. Amazing the stuff that happens when you work hard. 

Small miracle in Mahazoarivo also. We were contacting people here in town and saw one guy on a bike. He lived far away but wanted to learn, but we were in a hurry so we couldn't go to his house. Then later we got dogged at two times and had three hours to kill. So we started contacting again. Found an older guy on a bike, headed home. He said he was interested in learning so we followed him to his house and it was way far. So we started teaching him, he is way diligent, comes to church every week and all the activities and gives us sweet potatoes every time we go over. Two or three weeks after we started teaching him we come out of a lesson at his house and standing in the yard is the first guy from that day. It's his son. They are father and son, we contacted them on the same day on opposite ends of the area and they are both learning now. Amazing stuff happens every day. 

I think that is all my stories for today. Videos and pictures on Photobucket! Love you so much. Happy late Fathers Day.


Elder Galbref

                                               Drying their clothes.
                                            Learning to knit
                                         Found some old friends.
                                           Fun video of a family and their home.
                                             Garrett working hard.
                                  Homemade soccerball!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

There is no way to say that in Malagasy, sorry. Happy anniversary though, 24 years is a long time. Good job. Haha not sure what else to say but I love you both. 
Sorry this email is going to be kind of lame, but last weeks was really good so it works out. 
5 lessons on the priesthood is hard? Come on now, there is literally four hours straight every year of general authorities talking about the priesthood. You can do it, I have faith in you. I do like the game idea though, use the Doctrine and Covenants, there is a lot of detail in that. Also if you can get your hands on a copy of the Handbook 2 for leaders in the church, there is a lot of good stuff in there. 
You know Dad, I am starting to think that maybe doctors know what they are doing. Not here though, I'll wait until I get stateside to go to a doctor for anything less than life threatening. 
The toyota looks good, and it sounds like a solid family car. Whoo hoo for the Jeep! Hopefully this one likes Wyatt more than the last car he inherited... I am glad the daisies came off though. As for the debate, I think those are both solid ideas. Leave a couple little daisies around the door frame or something, maybe just one even on the drivers side. I also agree wholeheartedly with the ideas Wyatt had. Sub and amp away, and get those lights working. The more you do to it now the less I have to worry about when I get home. However, I would like to throw this out there real quick, when I left all the lights worked on the car I left behind and the sound was excellent. Maybe Dan is still trying to get rid of the two subs he had in his garage, but they might be long gone already. Also I would like to declare now my intention to fly proudly a Malagasy flag on the back of that thing all summer. 

Any locusts yet.  Everyone here is excited to know how they taste.
Still no, but I guarantee you I will tell you as soon as I get the chance to eat them. 
Any pictures this week?
Unfortunately no, my card reader broke but I am going to get a new one today and hopefully I will be able to send you pictures next week. 
Farthest bike ride this week?  How is your bike holding up.
I rode to Andranomanelatra and back, about 25 kilometers. MY bike is doing alright, it's an uphill battle to keep it running smooth but I am smarter than it is so I am winning, for now. 
Are your investigators still progressing?
Yeah, we had to push back a baptism because of district activities and stuff so the next baptism will be on the 29th of June. In Andranomanelatra, baptizing two people who are among the last members of their family to join the church, but they are both really diligent. 
First base or catcher?
I am gonna go catcher on this one. Ideally you know where the pitches are coming, and you do the malagasy squat all day. So that's a bonus there. 
Soccer or American Football?
American Football all the way. I still don't like soccer that much. I might take rugby over football though, it would be close for sure. 
Pharoahs daughter (Moses' adopted mom) or Sara (Isaacs' mom)
Hmm. Just for pure charity sake I am gonna go with Moses' mom on this one. She grabbed a little kid, exactly the people her dad was straight murdering at that time, and raised him as her own. Gave him a good life, and also through some cleverness of Moses' sister his real mom was able to nurse him and stuff. 

Only cool thing is yesterday I had all the people that had been baptized in the last year write their names and bap dates on a piece of paper in Andranomanelatra along with anyone that got baptized the same day and wasn't there. Went home and compared it to the records of the church for the branch, and we had about 30 new names. So that's fun, people slack on paperwork and it makes a headache for us. 
So, I don't know too much this week. My suit should be done before the next email so I can send you some pictures! The material is pretty nice so it should be good. 

I love you, be good.
Elder Galbreath

Monday, June 3, 2013

No shoes, no shirt, hypothermia

I think that is a Chesney song, but I don't know for sure so forgive me if that is a poorly referenced lyric and a slid in joke about how FREAKING COLD it is here. (the forcast has been in the low 60's high 50's, hard when you have no body insulation) I wore a sweater vest and a sweater under my suit yesterday to church and still had my hands in my stocking hat the whole time. I was good though and didn't wear my hat inside. I also bought some lined leather gloves this morning. I think they were too expensive but it will save my hands on the bike rides home every night, and in the long run 6 bucks is really not that much. 

So, I made a long list of interesting things to tell you this week, but I will go questions first so I get everything covered. You are going to be the story email today so make sure to forward this to Mom when you get it. 

Did you eat locust? You were going to but never have mentioned whether or not you have had the chance.
I have not, I keep asking people for it but no one ever comes through. 
You might be surprised at who looks forward to your blog letters.  Tell me something that you would like to share with your non-member friend who are reading this.
Talk to the missionaries haha or at least read the bible. Seriously though, read the bible cover to cover. Start at the New Testament though, it's a lot easier to get through. I got to Psalm number 42 and gave up on the Old Testament. Use a notebook, or just highlight in the bible scriptures that you find that you like, or have some meaning to you. Then most of all, pray about it. James 1:5 says if you lack wisdom, ask of God. Everyone just takes for granted that the bible is true, which it is I agree wholeheartedly but few people have ever actually prayed about it. 
Fat Albert or Weird Harold?
Fat Albert, mostly because I don't know who Weird Harold is.....
Mario or Luigi?
Luigi, taller and rocks the green. Equally big moustache, not as famous but does all the same stuff. 
Rice or beans?  Follow up to that one, Is the rice you are eating a long, medium or short grain? Is it white or brown?
I am gonna have to go with rice as a stand alone, although the two together has become one of my favorite foods here. The rice I am eating I think is short or medium but I don't really know, and it is white or they have red rice here that is way good. It's called malagasy rice but I don't know if they have it other places. It's way good though. 
How many times a week do you visit the same person?  Just once a week or more.
Usually twice a week, but our program is filling up so we only get to a lot of people once. It also depends where they live, if they are progressing, work schedule, stuff like that. 
Any other good food?
Had some anana and voanzo on Thursday night, that was way good. Basically leaves and crushed peanuts, cooked in oil and with a little seasoning on it. Delicious. 
How is Elder Kumar, does he have a first name?
Yeah, Elder. No his gentile name is Rajesh. He is good, we get along great and we are just working hard out here. Pounding out times. 
Tell me a story of something that influenced Elder Galbreath this week.
Um, I don't know. We had a guy that lives pretty far from town and we contacted on the street come to church yesterday, just goes to show you can't be lazy in missionary work. Those are two factors I usually discount for diligence, far away and street contact. But he is diligent, so I have to be too haha

Alright story time. I'll start at Tuesday and work my way down. 

So Tuesday morning we went to Andranomanelatra and had splits again. I went with the Relief Society President and the Young Women President, and the Elders quorum president, and we went looking for less active members. We literally walked all over that place. We walked about half an hour, then had a good talk with some members for about half an hour, then walked another twenty or twenty five minutes, then had another half hour lesson, and continued like that from about 11 to roughly Four thirty. Pretty fun stuff, but we found a lot of members who are not coming to church, so we are trying to get them excited again. 

Then Wednesday nothing interesting happened.

Thursday we had Zone meeting, and we are really close to becoming a stake here! We just have to get the attendance up in all the branches and we are golden. Then that night we had a party (basically dinner and conversation) with a family in the branch that has been baptized for five years that day! Way cool, it was four siblings that got baptized that day. One is on a mission in Cape Town right now, one is just waiting for July to roll around so she can go to Manchester for her mission, one is preparing for his mission and helps us all the time, and the youngest is fifteen and a girl so she can't really help us that much or put in her papers yet but she is really diligent and comes to church all the time. All from investigators who learned for two years. So that was cool, I made brownies and used my leftover birthday frosting for it and it was styling. Pictures ho avy. 

Friday was a pretty good day. Had interviews with President Adams, he said if I didn't shape up and start working he was gonna send me to the congo. Just kidding. He said he was glad I am progressing as a missionary and he is glad that I am having the experiences now that will be what I remember fondly for the rest of my life. He also told me he is going to try and split Andranomanelatra as soon as he has enough missionaries to do so. So that is good. Then we spent a fair amount of time trying to find this guys house, named Rifen (french name) who is smart and married and all those great things, and when we finally found his house he is right in the middle of the other area. So that kind of sucked. But it will be good for the Ambohimena elders. 

Saturday was interesting. We had another Mormon Helping Hands activity, cleaned up a road in town. Lots of garbage on the path, overgrown trees, brush everywhere, just a mess. So we went in and hacked and picked and cleaned and four hours later we had a very nice little path. So it was cool to see the fruits of our labors that fast. However, during the activity I was using my hand scythe to clean up some brush on the edge of a ditch and didn't see a cactus. I basically punched it in the face. But I had three big thorns and a bunch of little ones stuck in my hand. It hurt pretty bad, and I had to have some girls from the ward pull them out because they had nails and I couldn't grab the small ones. So fun stuff there. Then in the afternoon I went out with a member and taught some people that had set up times with us. So we went to the first place, and nobody showed up. Went to the second place, same story. Third place, same deal but we went and found him because we know where he hangs out. Fourth place, nobody home at all. So we did a little tracting, then went and met up with two really diligent members who were going to talk to some investigators who are too embarrassed to come to church. They were going to help them get over it, but we got to their house and nobody was home, and nothing was in the house. We asked around and found out that they had moved. So that is cool, we will be searching for them. Then we went to a part member family who we are teaching, and the daughter that is learning said she is going to go to Tana for school for two months, but she isn't sure when she is leaving. So we will teach her until she leaves and then come back two months later. So we taught and had a pretty good lesson about the restoration and the priesthood. She seems to get more interested every week, but she hasn't come to church yet so we will see. Anyway, after that lesson we had dinner at the district president's house, and the member who was in the lesson, Sr. Emma, said that I use a lot of charm when I teach. She said it's good though, and not like flirting or anything so I guess we are all in the clear there. I thought it was funny though because there is no word for charm in Malagasy, or at least she didn't use it, and the french word is charme, so she said "Elder Galbref, mampiasa charm be rehefa mampianatra ianao" pretty funny stuff. 

Then Sunday we had church, and as I mentioned before it was freezing. However, our branch presidency was all there and sitting down five minutes before, and we started on time, and applied everything we have been trying to get done. It was great! I was pretty happy. Then in priesthood we had two potential melchizedek priesthood holders at church and the elders quorum president thanked me in front of everyone for doing good work and being a good missionary. Good little ego boost for a very cold missionary. 

Then this morning Elder Kumar is taking an english proficiency test at the Todd's house, and if he passes he gets a certificate that will let him go to BYU and he will be the first missionary in Madagascar to take the test, and then to pass it also. So I am here with a member, he is just taking a nap on the couch in here haha 

Well that's my week in a nutshell. And it was a good one. We taught 39 lessons this week, and that was with two hard days of dropped times. Hopefully next week we can break 40. 

So, the concert sounds fun. Gotta love teenagers right? No you don't, not at all. Floor booth is always fun, Dad doesn't sound like he enjoyed it that much but Wyatt certainly did haha I'm glad Kimmy is still doing the concert thing and you get to talk to her, tell her I say hi next time. The ladies's comment is a really weird one to us, but it is one that is heard a lot. Not here, everyone goes to church, but in America. I think you handled it well. I think the best talk I heard about that was John Bytheway, fences or guiderails? I relate it to driving when I hear it. I don't want to follow the rules, I want to drive 95 on the left side of the road while texting and eating a McChicken (side note, I really miss McDonalds) Who are you to take away my freedom and not let me make my decisions? Well, in reality I am gonna be able to make a lot more decisions following the law than I am in a coma on a hospital bed. You can make a lot more decisions as a christian kid than you can as a hooked on drugs and cigarettes 25 year old with two kids and no husband. Guidelines, not a cage. However, there are some people that take it too far. It is entirely possible to take religious rules too far and it becomes a cage where you are sheltered and never see anything and then at 21 when you move out all the real world stuff hits you in the face and you can't cope. In the world, not of the world. That means you can't pull your kids out of the world. But you already know this stuff I am sure. Just wait a year, I will rail all the anti-religion people at every concert haha. 

Plan of Salvation lesson sounds awesome haha bilingual lessons are fun. Plan of Happiness does sound kind of Primary-ish but at the same time it is a very apt description of what it is. Those are the two things it gives us, salvation and happiness. 

Well I think that's it for today. I am gonna go talk to the suit guy this week or next I think and see about the long jacket. Then I have to find good material, I might have to get some sent up from Tana. Options are scarce here in the bay. 
Yep, sorry the internet is being super weird this week, so no pictures. Next week though I will flood you guys. Or try to at least. 

I love you, the church is true. 

Elder Galbreath