Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blake letter October 27, 2009

My area is probably the most beautiful area in the mission. We live in a 3 story townhouse that overlooks Ulladulla harbor. We have not yet met the whole branch yet because this past Sunday was "District Camp." The three branches on the south coast got together at a beach resort and had a bunch of activities. It was really fun. Everyone in my district loves Bang! I am hoping you can get the expansion for it and send it to me (ask Shane about it). The work here is a lot different from my old area. Everyone here is a lot more laid back and nice. We have a lot of driving. My companion is still working on his English; I am helping him with his grammar and pronunciation.
Lucky you mom! You have a whole new set of responsibilities and work ahead of you, rely on the Spirit! It's great that everyone is getting mission calls too. I did get the package with my jacket in it, and I am looking forward to the next one. You could send the next one straight to my address which is: 2/10 Dolphin st., Ulladulla 2539. Well thats all for this week! Talk to you next time.

Elder Blake Gammon

Blake's new companion

Blake letter October 19, 2009

I got transferred! My new area is called Ulladulla. It is on the south coast of Australia. My new companion is an enormous Tahitian. His name is Elder Tematafaarere. During transfer meeting, everyone laughed when we were assigned together. President Simmons brought us both up to the pulpit to make an example of the revelation he received. I am the senior companion because he needs me to help improve his English. We have a large area, and I am driving. Ulladulla is beautiful. We live in a three story townhouse that overlooks Ulladulla Bay. It is also warming up here as summer approaches; the weather is really nice. This is going to be a very interesting transfer. Our address is 2/10 Dolphin St, Ulladulla Australia
We also had a big cultural night on Saturday, and we had food from all different cultures, and Polynesian performances. The Cook Islander performance was generally accepted as the best one. It felt like I was back at Heather and Buddah's wedding.
I have been eagerly waiting to see the baby. That's all for this crazy week!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sydney dust storm 9,29,09

Letter for Sept. 29, 2009

This Sunday we spoke in Sacrament about our wonderful families. We are really trying to mobilize the ward behind the missionary effort. That has been quite successful so far; we are getting a lot of referrals. John should be getting baptized on Saturday if everything goes as planned. Unfortunately, we won't be able to watch conference until next weekend because the live satellite broadcast would air during the middle of the night here. I haven't gotten sick yet, but my companion seems to be getting sick all of the time. Wow, I was just going to ask for that banana bread recipe because we have a bunch of ripe bananas. Thank you! Every loves the cookies too. Cookies aren't very common in Australia, so they love the American food. The dust storm was crazy. They are very rare in Sydney, and it was very odd to wake up and see red everywhere. Unfortunatley, I haven't seen any crazy animals yet because I am in the city basically, but I will eventually. Thank you for the email! I can't wait to hear more!

Elder Blake Gammon