Dearly Beloved, I have a confession to make. It takes a lot out of me to write emails. Not as much as writing letters, but nevertheless it is still most exhausting. And this week we woke up at 6, left our apt. at 6:30, and went and hiked Spencer's Butte with the zone! It was pretty increyable and gorgioso, so I'll have to send pictures eventually. Near the top we obeyed the Savior's command to "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15) by befriending a squirrel named Gworge. He said it was pronounced George. Seriously though I'll have to send you the video. He was just this wild squirrel that would let us come up and tickle his belly. It was so awesome. The view from the top of the Butte was pretty gorgeous. It was strange to look down on the great and spacious city of Eugene (by which I mean no disrespect to The Emerald City) as a little tiny scattering of neighborhoods. We then came and cooked and ate the sacrificial waffles and bacon and had a "share the best thing you learned from your mission so far" and I told the ｍｉｓｓｉｏｎａｒｉｅｓ that I learned that nothing makes me happy if I'm not loving and serving other people. We taught Walt and Cindy on Thursday at the Stake Center. We taught them what we in our mission call a "font to table" lesson where we start in front of the baptismal font where we taught them about the baptismal covenant and the gift of the Holy Ghost then committed her to be baptized on August 23rd and she accepted!! Then we went to the chapel and sat in front of the sacrament table and talked about enduring to the end and remaking our baptismal covenants each week through the sacrament. It was wondrous. We planned to do the same thing with Mitch last night but he rescheduled for tonight then he just a minute ago as I was typing rescheduled for tomorrow. He's a busy guy. Mom I know's how to use apostrophe's ok? I love's you'. You had a fun independent day it appears! For the 4th we helped someone move for most of the day then we went to a members neighborhood barbecue then went to our apt. at 7 for weekly planning. When the members asked if we could do fireworks we just told them that missionaries are highly flammable.