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 +==== Original Letter from Elder Jolly on 28 November 2011 ====
 +  Dear Family,
 +  ​
 +  So to start out sadly Michael didn't get baptized, he has a Pi polar
 +  disorder and his health tanked and he just didn't have the desire anymore
 +  oh well.  I will try and get a letter out to Jeremy today, we will see what
 +  happens though. ​ Food Joint wise there is a little bit of everything, we of
 +  course have a Carls Jr. we have McDonald'​s,​ Papa Murphy'​s,​ Papa Johns, a
 +  Panda Express, a bunch of Buffets. Just a whole bunch of places that are
 +  good to eat at.
 +  ​
 +  Well I can't exactly answer completely what our area boundary'​s are but I
 +  know it goes from the I-5 all the way out to the middle of nowhere, its a
 +  big area considering we are the only missionary'​s that have a car except
 +  for the ZL's.
 +  ​
 +  Oh the Christmas Question, well me and Elder Manwill where discussing this
 +  a bit, we actually on P-days play some risk with the other Elders in our
 +  district and we where thinking that to get another strategy board game
 +  would be fun to have so on holidays if they don't want us out or our areas
 +  we can sit down and play that, when we can't go Tracting. So, (this is just
 +  wishing) we thought it would be cool if we could get axis and allies to
 +  play then and on P-days just to spice it up a bit. :D
 +  Besides that just simple office supplies will suffice, like post-it notes,
 +  note cards, three ring hole punch, just stuff like that, and ties are
 +  always nice to get.
 +  I really don't know what to ask for so I'm just going off of the top of my
 +  head, I guess some extra cash is always nice to have. I have heard the
 +  owner of a pretty nice clothing store will sell $30 ties to missionary'​s
 +  for like $5 dollars and I guess to elders got $500 suits for only $100
 +  dollars I thought that was pretty nice of them. But I guess just whatever
 +  you think could be useful. Oh actually a Jacket that could cover my suit
 +  and has a hood would be really nice. If I think of anything else I'll write
 +  it down and tell you next week.
 +  ​
 +  The questions about my comp I'm not totally sure about I'll get those to
 +  you next week.
 +  ​
 +  With the picture that you said looked like I had a black eye I couldn'​t
 +  tell you why, it might just be like you said a printing error I don't
 +  really know. And with mail and such I have heard it takes around three days
 +  to get here, I will have to check on the package you sent me to get you a
 +  sure answer.
 +  ​
 +  Now Shelly, we went over there last night and taught here, she said she
 +  doesn'​t feel like she is ready, but the date we set was really just a goal
 +  so we will continue to work with her. She just needs to continue to read
 +  the Book of Mormon that's the heart of the problem.
 +  ​
 +  I thought in my last email I said I say Elder Friend, so yes I did see if
 +  for a bit, we said hi and talked for a little bit, I should be able to see
 +  him again at the Christmas party so that should be fun.
 +  ​
 +  So Thanksgiving,​ it was pretty fun we ate with just one family and most of
 +  the stuff I was familiar with, but they had homemade stuffing which was
 +  really good, they also had cheesy potatoes, yum!! We actually still have
 +  some in the fridge, I love that stuff, after we had been there for 4 hours
 +  we just went back to the apartment and relaxed since we couldn'​t do
 +  anything that day.
 +  ​
 +  Don't worry about my comp, we have been doing alot better at getting up on
 +  time, I think it was just that, that week was crazy and hectic, and we
 +  really didn't know what was going on, but he is a great guy, and a really
 +  good trainer. Just so you know they give the trainers a whole packet on
 +  what they are supposed to do so it is laid out for them and they give the
 +  missionary'​s they are training a packet as well. The first time trainers
 +  also get to go to a leadership meeting as well so don't freak out. The ZL's
 +  also go on exchanges just to make sure everything is going well, and our
 +  District leader we will be doing the same thing the next week. so again
 +  don't worry!!
 +  ​
 +  So I hope I answered your questions, I can't say much really has happened
 +  this week, we have just done some tracting mostly, my knee is doing well.
 +  It actually bothers me more when I am in church for 6 hours and sitting
 +  then walking and such. I sadly still can't run though :( so that's no fun.
 +  I will tell you we do have a potential investigator that's seems quite
 +  interested. We had a Book of Mormon for here and before we told here it was
 +  her's she asked if she could get it at the library. I guess that's a good
 +  sign right there.
 +  ​
 +  Well tell everyone thanks for all the candy and letters and such in the
 +  package they where fun to get. Letters are always fun to have. Love ya all,
 +                                       Elder Jolly