Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A special message from Elder Bentz

Ed McMullin, new YM President asked Elder Bentz to write a few words to the Priests in his home ward. Here's Mooker's take on serving a mission. Enjoy!

Listen guys, Missions are DA' BOMB! you learn so much out here, no matter where you are. I know that. You have a lot of experiences that help build your testimony. It takes a butt-load of work, but there is no better feeling than going to sleep at night knowing that you have given it your all that day. Some days, you don't feel like that, others you do, but the main thing is that you give your best. The best is different for everybody, and only YOU can decide what YOUR best is, and at the end of the day, the Lord knows your best, and accepts it, but you have to give it first! If Ed and Bro. Painter are there, I hope they know that they are great guys, I don't care what everybody else says, and that all of you young men are LUCKY to have them with you. Examples like them helped me decide to go on a mission, and to try my best. Now, I am not saying I am the best missionary in the world, far from it, but to have this opportunity to serve a mission has brought me the best memories and experiences I have had in my life. It has brought me closer to the Savior, and truly to understand the doctrine, and to feel the joy that comes from helping others learn about it as well, in German nonetheless! We really don't know what we have as members of the church. It is truly the greatest message on the face of the Earth (next to the atonement of course) but really, I love the Gospel, and am thankful for the decision I made to go on a mission. If any of you are having trouble deciding to go, listen...Do this one thing, and you will know what you are supposed to do: PRAY. That is the cure-all to problems in life, when you really pray, knowing, and trusting that God is listening to your concerns, and that he loves you, everything else seems just like a task that can be accomplished, a problem that will take care of itself, and so on. The feelings I have when I pray are the best in the world, and I know of no better place in the world. I remember one time, Ed and I and I think it was Ed's cousin, Mike? anyways, We were hiking the Grand Canyon, South to North, and we started really early in the morning, like 4 AM. We were only about 20 minutes down the trail from South Kaibab, and there was a sharp switchback, and Ed and Mike were ahead of me, I paused to look over the edge, and observe the scenery. They went ahead a little ways, until I was alone, and could hear absolutely nothing. It was so quiet that I could seriously hear the beating of my heart. Out over the ridge, I could see the orange of the pre-sunrise coming up. As I stood there. I felt peace, I didn't have anything to weary my mind, and the sound of nothing was so awesome that I remember it to this day, and will forever I am sure. That feeling of peace and complete content and gratitude are what I feel when I really pray to God, and truly ask for his help, and WANT it too. It has taken a while for me to gain that kind of appreciation of prayer, but I am thankful that I have it, and I know that anyone can have it too, all it takes is Humility, Faith, and of course doing it! I love the church, and all of you. Auf Wiedersehen! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Baptism date set for Lauritz...prayers needed

SWEET! the Packers beat the Bears! yes. I will probably call around 8 o'clock P.M. here, so like noon, or 1 o'clock P.M. will be when I call on Christmas day. Be sure to tell Michael when I call too. I will most likely call you beforehand with a phone card anyways, so...yeah. So, last week we went to Frankfurt as you know, I got some sweet stuff, that you should be receiving in the next couple of weeks because I am sending it all home, and I got a SWEET nativity scene for Grandma, seriously, she will like it, and some stuff for some other people as well, so just be sure to follow the instructions in the packages. This week it has gotten super cold, so I am bustin' out the thermals and jacket, It is still cold when I do those either way, but so it is, at least I get hot wife points for it!(not sure what that means) I hope...Oh, yeah, I am staying here for the next 6 weeks with Elder Smith, so, that's that. ummmmmm...We have a sweet Christmas schedule lined up with the sweetest families in the Ward, and it will be way fun. We set a baptismal date with Lauritz this last week, from his friend that got back from his mission a couple months ago, so that is way cool. Be sure to keep him in your prayers, he was sick this last Sunday, so he didn't come to church, but he should be this week, and he still needs help really gaining a stronger testimony about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, so yeah, he is way cool, That is about it from me this week, I am sure we will have plenty more to say to each other when we talk on Christmas day. Thanks family I love you all! Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Friday, December 11, 2009

I am wearing a scarf and nothing else...I am a Man

Well, Myldsmail is not working right now, so I am just going to write from his one. I got the package! thank you so much, It is gonna be hard to not open them for the next week, but it should be good. We just got a ton of Christmas appts set up with the members here, So christmas should be nice for us here, unless I get transferred, which I shouldn't be, so, we shall see. Today we are in Frankfurt checking out the Weihnachtsmarkt here, and I am on the lookout for a nativity set, don't worry grandma, I'll find one! and for some cool stuff. I hope my package gets to you soon, there is come stuff in there that is for everybody for xmas. Thanks for the Guitar center brochure, that was nice! :) This last week for us was pretty good, we had a good lesson with Lauritz, and we are meeting again this week with his mom too, so pray for them, that they can be open to it, and really pray about it. It is definitely cold now, and I am wearing a scarf everyday, but that is it! I am NOT wearing a coat! ever! I got my thermals, and my scarf, that should be good. I am a Man! Thanks for everything again, I hope all is going well, I got an email from Thomas, that was nice, I haven't heard from him the entire time! or Paul! Anyways, be sure to be in contact with Michael for Christmas call, and then I will have to give more correspondence a little later. I just found out that myldsmail is working now, so, I will send it from there too, just to be safe. Well, until then family, Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Oops...this is NOV. 24 before last one

Hey, everything sounds good at home. Yeah, be sure to be in shape for the rand Canyon when I get back mom, it will be fun. This week was pretty good for us, we got a new investigator, and it was way sweet for the first lesson that we had, He is about 19-20 years old, and is a friend from a member in the ward, who just got back from his mission in Belgium, Holland France area. It went really well, and we felt the spirit for sure. He even said that he feels different when he comes to church and meets with us or talks about the Book of Mormon, so yeah, way cool. The rest of that day was pretty lame, just doors for like 4 hours, but hey, you gotta pay the price. We also had a good lesson with this one guy in our ward as a joint teacher, and we went by on this 73 year old investigator we have, and our joint teacher knows everything about everything! He used to be a Jesuit priest, and came to the Temple for the open house, to see what the Mormons were up to, and he felt the spirit, and ended up converting after giving up alcohol and smoking, so way cool, anyways, pretty good week, also had zoko, and it was good, all about taking control of ´missionary work and goals, we talked for like 3 hours on apostasy too, it was sweet. Well, that is about it for me, thanks for being ready to send tat package, I am almost done getting mine to send home too, so we will have to wait and see whose gets home first. Take care, I love you all! Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Bishop's home for Thanksgiving

Oh, you already sent my christmas package? sweet. I should be sending off my big package today with a few things in it, including gifts, and camera cards, and other things as well. I pulled out 200€ today cause this package will cost a bit, and we are going to Frankfurt next week, and I am planning on buying some stuff there too. so thanks for all of that stuff in advance too! This week was way cool, we were able to go over to the Bishop's (DeMolder home for Thanksgiving, his wife is American, and his family speaks French, German, and English very well, he is French himself. We went over there and had Turkey and potatoes, and stuffing, and all the normal stuff for thanksgiving, I was even able to play some guitar over there, it was nice. After that, we sang a lot of songs in French and German and English for Xmas and Thanksgiving, and it was way fun, it was nice to go over to a nice family's home. Lauritz, the guy we are teaching right now, is doing well, he came to church on Sunday, and had a good time, we are going to meet with him, over at the Bishops' familys' home on Friday, and that should be good too, thanks for all of your prayers! It is already December again! crazy, this time last year, I was supposed to be on a plane to Germany, but it didn't happen until a day later, good times.I feel like I will be staying here in Bad Homburg for Christmas, with Elder Smith, and I will be telling you within the next 2 emails or so what time for the phone call and everthing, so be on the alert. well, thanks for everything family! Tell Matt to stop being a bum and find a Girl! oh wait, too late, man, I am gonna have some catching up to do when I get back...Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Monday, November 2, 2009

Some things are better going down....

This week was pretty good, we had interviews last week, went on a split, found a guy, and we set up an appointment with him, but...he wasn't there, oh well, we went by on this inactive guy too, he was way cool, apparently he was a pro soccer player for quite a while, and he actually played against Pele! cool. Next week is stake conference, so we will be going to Frieberg for that, and one of the members from the area presidency will be there, Elder Texeira, from Portugal, it should be pretty sweet, and it should be about missionary work, i hope it is anyways. Elder Braithwaite is going home next week, and then i will get my new comp. So next pday, I will tell you what is going down. I SHOULD be staying here, and will be for Christmas too, but one never knows for transfers. You will know next week. Today we are going bowling, and then going to an inactive's house for a lesson, should be interesting. We shall see. Last night we went to a family in the ward's home for dinner, and we had Texas Beef something or other, it was way good, and I ate a lot, but this morning, i think it didn't stay the same. At any rate, that dinner was good, but the comeback was not, and now the toilet has to deal with it, thankfully. WE went to go collect sticks in the woods with the members too, for a boy scout thing with carving too, we got some cool pics cause it was way dark, and in the woods. sooo. that is all from me this week, hopefully i will send those camera cards home some time :) No, seriously, I will send them home in December, with some extra stuff I have and do not want anymore, so, be patient, and they will come. I love you all, and hope you are all having a good time, poor chloe, i hope she doesn't die before i get back... Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Thursday, October 22, 2009

In the end.....Mooker wins!

Man, don't worry about not writing, i understand, and i can't complain, cause i never wrote anyone on a mission, sooo...Everything looks great for the baby room, and Utah sounds like fun. Man, that is crazy, that Matt is getting married now too...oh well, Today we went to the temple, and we have our interviews right in the middle of pday, but that's how it is sometimes...what can you do? This week, i gave a talk in sacrament meeting, and it was about how the ward and the missionaries could work better together, and the answer is through "preach my gospel", so that's what i talked about, and it went over pretty well, we have made a new member missionary plan, that should help the members really strengthen their testimonies, and to help the relationship betwixt us to be stronger and more productive. Our main investigator right now is on vacation, so we are doing even more finding time, but we need it, and it is a large part of the work, it is pretty hard to go out there and do it sometimes, but it has to be done, and we are the ones to do it..yeah. WEll, other than those things, not too much has been happening, Elder Braithwaite is going home in like 3 weeks, and then i will definitely be getting someone new, so we shall see how that goes, until then, i guess i am just going to have to put up with him, he's not bad or anything, i am just sayin' :) anyways, it is colder now, so out come the suitcoats, and scarves, I hope you all enjoy that heat! it is sooo nice. Man, Matt! Just be sure to not have a baby until i get home, geeez, whatever, i was here for steve's wedding, steve is here for yours, and you will both be there for mine! so, i guess i win in the end after all,,,hahahah,,,uhhh. well, Take care and know that i love you all, Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where is everybody?

Where is everybody. Forget about me? You are all in Utah for the babay shower huh? yeah, oh well, this week was pretty sweet, we didn't get to do too much, but we watched the last session of Gen. Conference, and Jeffrey R. Holland was way good, he gets intense! It is getting colder now, yesterday was the first day when I wore a jacket, since last winter at least, so that is a sign. Our main investigator right now is on vacation for like 2 weeks, so we will be doing more finding time than before! YEAH!, no, it really isn't that bad, but it doesn't help that it is getting colder now too, but, it's all good, don't worry. WEll, I will write more next week, and hopefully I will have something more to tell you, sorry...Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

I'm a Lonewolf...

We just told Mooker that his brother Matt is engaged to Melanie Buchanan and they will be getting married December 19, 2009

Wow, nice work Matt, it hasn't even been 6 months...DANG IT!!!!! PACKERS!!!!!! I hate the Vikings, and FAVRE now...I really hope they can do good this season. To answer the questions, The mission is going good, Our prospects right now, are few and far between, but they should be picking up in the near future. That Temple tour with our one investigator went really well, we will meet with him again tonight, the other one we had planned with that ''sweet'' family, didn't happen, so....such is life out here, maybe they will answer their phone tonight? we shall see. Hope everything was fun in Utah, and that you had a good time talking about how you will be a grandma and have another daughter in law soon, so many other mothers would be jealous of you if they knew...Shoot, this means that I am gonna be like the wayward son when I get back, struggling to find a wife, to live up to the standards that my brothers have set...whatever, I'm a lonewolf, I don't need no stinkin' girlz!...yet :) Well, thanks for the news, I will write you again next week I am sure...BTW General COnference was way sweet, we watched it in our church building, and they have it in english, so that is nice :) We went to FRankfurt last week, and met a lady in a shop who was from wisconsin, and she was a member, two oddities at the same time! I asked her how she feels about favre, not knowing if she liked football at all, and she said ''WE don't talk about that...'' I love wisconsinites, and AMericans :) Anyways, Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

P.S. Does Melanie have any sisters?

HUMP DAY.....One year down

No Halloween in Germany, but we will celebrate it nonetheless...Today we are in Frankfurt, so we will get pictures of the big city today, so I can say that I was actually there... This week was pretty normal, but we did get two temple tours scheduled in, for tomorrow, and saturday, so that is way sweet. Awesome about the Pack, I am looking forward to seeing how the Pack fair up against the VIKES, write me!!!!! Other than that stuff, not too much happened, General COnference is coming up, and that means, HUMP DAY, yeah, it is on thursday, I can't believe that it has already been a whole year, only one more to go,,,man, btw I got the package, thanks for the pics matt, and everybody's letters, I totally look like a goob in my plaque picture! well, tell everyone at home I say hi, and to go with the name Jessica! that is it for now! Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sometimes email gets persnickity...

I sent Mooker a link to view pictures of the Gilbert Temple plans. I have had some trouble with my email server and have not been able to place the last few letters on the blog. I apologize. This should catch everyone up. Mooker is in Bad Homburg now and loving his mission. Enjoy!

Wow, that temple looks sweet, thanks for the article too, that is awesome, that one lady, who didn't want it to be in her neighborhood, because it was too high says, '' you're gonna be able to see it from everywhere!'' HAHA that's the idea! I love Mormons. That will be way fun to see it under construction, and eventually visit it. So, this week was not too eventful for us, we had a couple lessons and that was pretty much it, alot of fallen out appointments, but it is ok, we came up with a sweet plan to work more with the members and last night we did it, and it worked out great. We had planned out originally that we would just come over and practice teaching to them, but decided that it would be cooler if they would be included in it as well, and we all took turns teaching and talking about it. It went well, because everybody felt like they were part of it, and it really helps the members to feel that they know what the stuff is that is taught, and that everyone can do it. It is stressed now in the mission to work more with members and get them excited about the work. So we are focusing on that a little more. Thanks for your prayers and everything you do in that endeavor. Today we are going to play soccer again with some ward people and other missionaries, and hopefully this one less active kid, but we shall see. Two Elders just cancelled on coming...lame, but oh well. So, I did get the package you sent. Maybe in the next letter you could send like a picture of the 4 of you together and send it, that way I can have one to show to people, and to carry it around in my scriptures, I do not have 1 with all of you in it at the same time, so that would be nice. Well, O should be sending off the camera cards in a little while...don't worry...I will. So, thanks for everything family, take care and know that I love you all. Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let's put a wasp in the freezer...

Hey, thanks for deciding to send a package, it is always appreciated. Yeah, this new place Bad Homburg is pretty sweet, my comp, Elder Braithwaite, from Highland, UT is way cool, he dies in 2 transfers, so I might end up killing him as well as my trainer, oh well, it doesn't bother me very much. We have some pretty sweet investigators lined up and hopefully we will have some baptismal dates by the end of the cycle. One guy totally told us that he does NOT want to get baptized, but we are still meeting with him, because he really does not understand it, that will be fun. That baptismal date for Nathan Muldez is on the 22nd, so I will not be there, but its all good. My last comp will take care of it all I am sure, he is training, so that will be good for the golden as well.
Today we caught a wasp, and stuck him in the freezer, so that he goes unconscious, and he did, and we tied a string around him and flew him around, it was fun.
So, cool thing today, we were part of this movie that the area presidency is making for the new area presidency, so a few companionships in the mission were picked out to be in these different settings to record mission work, it should be on the church website at the beginning of October, so I will let you know about that, I wore this sweet tie for it, with a diamond in it, so yeah...Today was pday, of course, and we played the game carcassone, and it is way fun. Random...yeah. Cool stuff about St. George, and that is crazy that Timmy is now 5 foot 8, good for him. Awesome about the Packers, they are gonna go all the way...I can feel it. or maybe the Cardinals. Keep me updated nonetheless.
So, yeah, that is almost all I got for ya this week, thanks for sending the package, I will definitely be waiting for it. Until then! Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz

Transferred to Bad Homburg...

Sweet stuff about all of the news from home. Matt has my room now? he better enjoy that bed! that thing is sweet, and my xbox, if the xbox live is reactivated, still use my gamer tag, and try and get the new set up for it, but if not, don't even worry, i will do it when i get home. WEll, big news for me, I am getting transferred to Bad Homburg, it is only like 15 minutes away on the Autobahn, but it is in another zone, and a ways from this sweet ward here, so, I will definitely miss it, and the members here.
So, just a heads up. Our investigator Nathan Muldez, 9 years old from a part member family, is going to be baptized by his dad on Aug 22, and we just finished teaching him all of the lessons last night, and he will be ready for it by then. We made him a sweet gospel study guide to help him with knowing all of the stuff, it was kinda tough teaching him, but it worked out in the end. Off to new and hopefully better things in my new area, so yeah. Such is the life of a missionary.
My suitcases right now are huge and heavy, I am definitely going to have to lighten the load before next transfers, and for sure before I get home. By the way, I bought a hair trimmer the other week, and it is sweet, in like 5 haircuts, it pays for it self! gnarly! TEll dad that I love him especially, and that he needs to get the NFL package...just kidding, I did hear that Favre was really retired now? We shall see, poor guy.Today is the last pday I will have here in Wiesbaden, and one of the last times I will see Elder Curtis, he is leaving to go home, he is done, he is a way cool guy, and I will miss him alot, but so its, If I ever do go up to Utah again after I get home, I will have some visits to make to people up there. WEll, that's all I got for ya' today, take care family, and thanks for being ready to send pictures, even when I am not, I will send them before christmas, I promise, because all of my cards will be used up by then, and it will be time to buy another one! Alright I love you all, and tell chloe I say hi, and rub her belly for me. Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Missed Elder Bentz' last letter

Dang, I totally sent that last week too! oh well. Fun stuff about Matt having to get a job and stuff, and Steve doing all that, and David Snow having a baby! sweet, that guy is pretty cool. too bad about the NFL package being so expensive, I heard that Michael Vick is reinststed into the NFL, but nobody wants him.

Well, this week was pretty cool.we didn't have too much stuff to do, but I did go on a split, and we had fun on that, and last night went to a sweet member appointment, who later took us to the commissary on base, and I bought a lot of fruit roll ups, so sweet. Nathan is doing well, and tonight we are going over the 10 commandments with him, and other stuff, we are making a bunch of picture books, and stuff to help him stay focused, and to help him understand and retain everything, so it is going well, but it is way harder than I thought it was going to be to teach a kid. Stani did not come to church again, and has not been reading, so it is getting kind of tough with her now too. We did meet this one pretty cool kid on the street the other day, who decided to give us his information, and we can't really decide WHY he did it, our approach was not anything special, and he started out by saying that he does not believe in God, but we got his number, so we shall see, I hope it goes well, but nonetheless, we need to do some hardcore finding to get somebody new too. So pray for us in that respect. Well, I am trying to think of something else to write, and I even asked my comp if anything cool happened this week, but alas, I have will have to wait 'til next week to get something new. Thanks for writing family, I love you all, and am thankful for your efforts in remaining a family. Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Plenty of Peanut Butter....

I got the package, thanks for everything in it. By the way, we definitely do NOT need peanut butter now, we had like 3 jars before you sent it, and now, ...alot, so thanks, but just a heads up. Cool tie rack, but I really would like that wooden one, from my closet, if you could find it, and next package? don't worry about it, I sound like a greedy little punk, just send stuff whenever, and whatever you want. Monsoon season! I miss it, but it is really hot here anyways, so, for Donald, we havn't really been meeting with all, so if you are going to pray for someone, pray for Stani and her 2 boys, we are meeting with them again now, and it is going well again, This week went well, we committed NATHAN Muldez to baptism, he is that 9 yearo ld boy from the family whose dad was just baptized in March, and we are going with him through the lessons, but REALLY slow, he has adhd, and he has a pretty hard time reading and praying, and the mom, is not the greatest exapmle, way nice, but just a little...ummm...different. It should go through, on August 22, so pray for him and his family too. This week, we met with Stani, and had a good 2nd lesson ( Plan of Salvation) and she understood it all and said that it all made logical sense, and had a good time. We then went with her over to our Ward mission leaders house, and had FHE, and he made Korean food, and her boys came and played Wii, and had fun, also another lady, Frau Fisher, who comes to English classes came too, she had a good time, she is korean, and really enjoyed herself, she is not really an investigator, yet, but she is way nice, and likes us all. Sorry about not sending pictures for a while, i should probably do that sometime soon. Oh, I also had my suit taken in at a turk shop, Matt will know what I am talking about :} I have not lost weight or anything, it s just american, so I had it taken a little, and it is more acceptable now, I will do it to my other pants and suit next week sometime, it will come to a total of 100€ to have it done to all of my clothes, so not bad. Be sure to tell everyone hi from me, and tell Tausha hi especially :) Alright take care, Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz, the one and only! aka Mooker

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In the Neighborhood

Hey! Thanks for writing, the package has not come yet, but maybe later today or tomorrow, I am still anxiously waiting, and 20 years old :) So Adam Anderberg got married!? that is sweet, and so did Season, How did the reception go? The work is going sweet here. This week was pretty cool, just to highlight one of the experiences we had...Last night we were at a dinner appointment with some members, at their home, and after dinner, Elder Lechtenberg and I shared a couple scriptures about the elect hearing the Gospel, and being prepared for it (Alma 13:24-DC 29:7) After the thought we asked if it would be ok if we would be able to pray with them, that people in their neighborhood would be open to the Gospel, and willing to meet with us. We kneeled and prayed in their living room and Bro. Peay offered a prayer and it was a really great prayer. We told them that we would do doors in their area for about an hour, and that we would come back and tell them how it went. They agreed to it, so we left and did their street, the next street down, across another street and all the way down the left side of the last street that we were going to do, and before we were there, we received a phone call from the other Elders and they said that they needed some more help with taking apart and moving some furniture for one of their investigators, so we said that we would go and help after we were done with these doors in this neighborhood. At that last house, I said that we should probably head back now, since the members offered us a ride too, but Edler Lechtenberg said we could do a couple more. So we crossed the street and went to that first house. It was just a normal door approach, but the lady started asking about our ''dialect'' and we then of course gave her the whole two years thing and why we are here, and she said that she LOVES the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and would love to see them some day. We told her that we sing the same songs that THEY sing in church, and it would be great to hae you there. She was worried about having to come with someone, or not being welcome, but we told her that we love to have visitors, and we would actually come and go with her to church, cause they don't have a car, she said she would really like that, and we got her information, and we met the husband and their son too, and they were all really nice. I don't know if anything Fantastic will come of this or not, but I do know that people are prepared, all we have to do is the sifting to find them. After that experience, we ran back to the Peay's home, and told them, Sis. Peay was SO excited, and it was a really great time. The members loved it, and we were able to actually find someone in their neighborhood. All in all I would call that a miracle. The last doors, ya' gotta' watch for 'em. It was way cool, and it is times like those that make all of the rejections worth it. So yeah, I twas cool. Sounds like everything is going awesome at home, and tell Tausha hi, if she is still there. Take care everyone, and save some kringle for me! Tschüß! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

letter to Auntie Sharon July 8, 2009

Auntie Sharon, Thank you for the money, it will definitely be put to good use, and you are right, it will all always be worth it, no matter what we do, that is the beauty of the plan of God for us. The only thing we have to worry about is keeping the commandments and living up to our covenants, which is a lot easier said than done, but hey, what else are we gonna do here? Nothing that's as important as those things, I know that. We have been having some really good success lately, and way sweet people to talk to and teach, So yeah, Everything sounds great at home, and a fun 4th of July, I love 4th of July breakfast, we had one here, by ourselves, with some other missionaries, and it was way fun, we sang the star spangled banner, and the pledge of allegiance, and had pancakes, and bacon. Fun. Well Take Care Auntie Sharon, I love you. Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker