Elder Bird, Michael, Lisa and Elder Johnson
Same folks with Patriarch McNair
Oh yeah, I know Elder Macpherson* very well. He's very sharp for a new
missionary--one of the most impressive missionaries I've been around. I
loved the guy. We did an exchange not too long ago for a day. I'd love to
serve with him.
Thank you for sending me a working watch. I'll send you the broken one ASAP.
I hope you start feeling better.
Please check my account regularly. Sorry I had a few miscellaneous
expenditures this week that added up. I do not forsee using my personal card
anytime soon. Please make sure that I didn't overdraw.
We had a wonderful baptism on Saturday. Michael Kulowiyi and Lisa
Lehrman-Bon. Here's a picture. In it you will also see our Stake Patriarch,
Brother McNair, who, by the way, absolutely loves me. He's asked me to come
back and marry his daughter when she gets back from Med school, so that he
and I can spend more time together. Never seen the daughter--not even a
picture--don't even know her age--but I told him I would anyways, because
he's way cool. Reads a lot, knows a lot. Most of our lessons with Lisa and
Roger and Michael were me and him making fun of each other. Patriarch McNair
performed the ordinances for Lisa and Elder Bird for Michael. I wanted Elder
Bird to get a chance to perform the baptismal ordinance for Michael. I
thought that'd cheer him up, so I recommended it to work the way that it
We had the McNairs at every lesson with Roger and Lisa. I knew right from
the beginning that they'd all love each other. That's the way it worked out.
Lisa's already got a calling. Michael's already got the Aaronic Priesthood.
The family is solid. A solid conversion--it's been a blessing to be a part
*Steve wrote this to Brad in his e-mail, "We had a visiter (high priest) from Utah in our ward yesterday who said he has a newphew who has been serving in Alaska (the Valdez area) for about two months now--Elder Macpherson.