Oh my goodness I'm so happy to hear about everything thats going on at home! In the past couple of weeks I feel I've gotten some of the best news of the year. Our new investigator that we've been teaching, James, has been gaining a testimony of this gospel very quickly. He'd told the family he was staying with that he wanted to take this whole thing kind of slow, but after a lesson we had with him about the gospel of Jesus Christ on friday, he told them that he decided he wasn't going to take it slow anymore. He says that it all just makes sense to him. We are having another lesson with him on Tuesday or Wednesday and are going to invite him to be baptized. I cannot think of a better family to be fellowshippers either. It is the family that I was talking about whos kitchen is in an old garage and their bedrooms are all trailers. They are self proclaimed rednecks, but some of the greatest people I have ever met. We decided that they would make a great "I'm a mormon" profile video. We just had the Word of Wisdom lesson with Leslie and committed her to quit smoking and gave her a blessing at the end to help give her strength to do it. It's been pretty hard for her, but she's definately making progress and she really wants to quit and be baptized. We had our transfer calls yesterday, and both Elder Dees and I are staying in Chewelah, which is good, because a lot of good things are going on here. I love the ward and I love all the people that we have been teaching. The end of the week was a little harder because everybody, and I mean everybody, who we had planned on seeing cancelled on us. We only got one of our scheduled lessons in on friday and we didn't get any on saturday or sunday. I'm not going to lie I was kind of annoyed, but I can't choose what other people are going to do. I can just choose to be patient and love them anyway. Thats about all I have time for so I love you all and I'll write you later.
Love Elder Stacey