Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Utah Valley University meets #2 in the nation ISU!

Dear Elder Morain Fan Club,

I've had quite an eventful week! On thursday I had the opportunity to go to the wrestling match between Iowa State University and Utah Valley University!!! I'll give ya a lil background on how this came to be. So in the ward I'm serving in there is a guy by the name of Cody Sanderson. He is the Assistant Head Coach for the Iowa State Wrestling team. His little brother Cyler who I know pretty well wrestles for their team right now. And their other Brother Cael Sanderson is the head coach. Cael is quite a legend, he had an undefeated record during his 4 years as a wrestler for iowa state. In the 2004 Olympics in Torino Italy he won the gold medal in wrestling! Anyways, so thursday we had a dinner appointment with a family and they invited us to go to the wrestling match. Because we know the sandersons they hooked us up with some free tickets. We called my mission president and he gave the approval so we got to go! It was really fun. I wore my BYU shirt and BYU hat to the match haha. It's the closest apparel I had to Utah Valley University. To much people's suprise UVU put up a pretty good fight against the #2 team in the nation! It was a blast to be there.
Last night I had an amazing teaching opportunity. I recieved a text message from headquarters in salt lake. It was a referral from a pass a long card given 1 year ago. It was given to a family from Sudan that lives on the same street as the stake center here. they ordered a finding faith in christ dvd so we delivered it to them saturday and they watched it that night. Last night we came back to teach them the restoration(lesson 1) We brought the stake patriarch with us to the lesson and it went very well! This family has 6 kids, one of them is only 2 weeks old. We found out they don't have the Book of Mormon translated into their native language from sudan though. So hopefully they can read english, they seemed pretty fluent in english when we taught them. They told us about their life in Sudan and how dangerous it is to live there. I'm so grateful to have been blessed with living in a safe country. On my mission I've recognized so many blessings that I never even thought of before. The blessing of being raised in the gospel means so much to me now. This Wednesday marks my 8th month mark on my mission! It is going by faster and faster I can't even believe it. I am so grateful for this time I have to serve the people of Iowa.
I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Keep it real
VE Elder Morain

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