Time flies when you are having fun. Elder Boyce and I are loving the mission, but we don't' want it to end so soon. Thankfully, I have a long time. . . Sometimes we struggle and have tough days. Here's some advice for current and soon-to-be missionaries: If you want the time to go by faster, you should work harder, smile and think about serving others:)
I loved General Conference! I always do. I'm not sure if it was just me, or what, but I noticed a theme of marriage and fulfilling our roles and magnifying our callings. I liked Elder Renlund's talk. Here is one quote from him, “The greater the distance between the giver and the receiver, the more the receiver develops a sense of entitlement.” Since then, I have tried even harder to come closer to God.
Our mission has been focusing on the Christlike attribute of humility since Zone Conference. That is the same topic Elder Snow spoke about!
Hyrum mentioned that his new vehicle didn't have a Tiwi. So I asked him what a Tiwi was. In your last letter you asked what a Tiwi is. It's a cross between a tangerine and a kiwi. Just kidding! He still has a sense of humor:) Tiwi is a device installed in all mission vehicles that uses GPS to help coach us while driving. It tells us to "check your speed" and give us violations when we go over speed bumps too fast, accelerate too fast, brake too hard, or go around a curve too fast. The church records these and sends a weekly and transfer report on each driver's driving. So far, I have been a green driver (verses a yellow or red)!
Right now we are cooking some halibut in the oven. Our neighbor, Cindy, gave it and some freshly picked oranges to us. She is super nice. We are eating much better now that you sent me some recipes and with our crock pot. Having prepared meals makes dinner at the apartment something to look forward to. Some more advice: start learning to cook quick meals and be creative before serving your mission.
If you make the best of your week, it will go by fast! :)