Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tea Anyone? Not that kind of tea! Or was it?

family! Howzit?!
Well this week has been quite hectic! But it's been good!
We've been working hard and it's been good. Our appointments with our new investigators went great! WE put eve and immanuel on date! So they will probably be getting baptized in october! I'm quite excited about that! Eve was way cool. She pretty much said "well this how i think it will go. You guys will come teach me and then teach me how i can get baptized and become a member of the church." And we were like yup... that's about right. And she kept saying how she's excited to join the church and be a strong contributing member not just a wishy washy one. It was awesome!
Delicate continues to be awesome. Except for the fact i don't think they have quite distinguished between the "kosher" herbal tea and the normal not so kosher teas.... I'm about 90% sure we broke the word of wisdom last night. haha They gave us what they said was rooibos tea(Which is a south african herbal tea that rocks!!) The whole time i was just thinking "This doesn't taste like rooibos tea...." then we asked and they didn't have the box so we decided not to finish it.... it was pretty interesting. So next time we'll check to see if they've figured that one out. haha
And paul is actually doing very well. His Testimony is growing. He's pretty excited to get baptized! And he's actually been reading from the book of mormon! It's been awesome! Michelle says he usually never reads any books. SO we're excited for that!
Our recent converts are doing very well also. Both are still active after the first 2 weeks! so thats good news! I'm sure it'll stay that way!
I'm also glad that you enjoyed the little suprise in the last email!
I was pretty pumped i got to tell you all about it! I'm excited to see that kid in a year or so! he/she''ll still be just a little fella or gal when i get there! Sweet.
As far as the talks go i would like the audio versions! If possible. Lately i've been a big fan of the following: Neal A. Maxwell, Spencer W. Kimball, Cleon Skousen, Hugh Nibley, Bruce R. McConkie and Any Jeffery r. Holland talk! Oh oh and i would love some classical. And some church would be swell. Classical like.... Stravinsky, mozart, and beethoven.
OOH well that all sounds good! i'm so excited i haven't gotten any physical post in like 8 months! So that will be a very special moment when that package comes! Oh and can you send shoe laces! The skinny shoe laces please! mine broke! Anyways... i'm loving it here. Things are still good! i hope to hear from you all soon!
Love you all!
-elder johnson

I decided to do a little research on the tea Michael was referring to and found that it is very good for you. It does NOT contain caffeine. And there was a lot of info about the benefits for pregnant women. Maybe Andrea ought to give it a try.
After reading his email once more, I realized he was not questioning the Rooibos tea, he was suspect of the tea his investigators offered them. Anyway, it was fun to find out a little about it, so here's some brief information.

Rooibos is only grown in a small area in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It contains no caffeine, and provides plenty of health benefits that have made it a very popular alternative to tea in recent years. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, it is a natural and healthy choice. Rooibos brews up a naturally sweet, dark red infusion.

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