(July 9, 2012) Hello family! How’s life in CO/ID/AZ/MO??? Sorry you guys haven’t gotten any mail. I’m writing every week but I don’t know where it’s going. I’m getting all of your letters though about a week and 1/2 after you send them. Thank you! They’re awesome. I hope grandma is doing alright. I’m glad to hear everything went well with Girl’s Camp and I hope you can finally rest now mom. I honestly think you’re probably the best person in the Stake for a calling like that even though it’s pretty stressful. I’m still waiting for news on the little nephew – I wanna know all about him!
Anyway, this has been a fairly frustrating week. I’m struggling a bit with my comp. It’s frustrating because I feel like I can’t achieve any of my three goals while I’m with him. It’s making me super anxious and upset. I don’t want to waste time out here because I don’t have a lot of it. I’m out here to give people the happiness that I have felt throughout my entire life and I don’t know what to do. I can get angry and tell him everything he’s doing wrong and make it the worst transfer ever or I can just continue trying to encourage and not get near as much done as we could be. I’m out here to make the most of two years and I feel like he’s out here to “knock out” two years and that difference is frustrating. The good news is that there is a pretty good chance that I will be training next transfer which I really hope I am because there is no way to learn this language faster and learn how to fulfill my purpose as a missionary better than by training. So I hope that’s the case. I don’t know though. I hope you’re all good.
Love, Elder Johnson