Wednesday, June 28, 2017


From: "Joseph Russell Butters" <>
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 6:25:01 AM
Subject: Hi mom!

You know it always worries me when you dont send an Email...

Anyway it was a good week, Elder Kyomya and i are having lots of success. We had a baptism and are teaching around a dozen progressing investigators, many of them have baptism dates in the next 3 weeks so hopefully we can have them ready in time!

This next week will be interesting since we have to go to zone confrence, we wont be in our area from wednesday to saterday so we wont be doing much teaching. Also my bike broke so thats an issue (we will deal with next week probably...)

So my bike was having this issue were the pedal on the left side would work itself loose then fall off, we had to get it tightened almost daily and then it would still fall offf at random inconvenient times, it caused us to miss several appointments because  we had to take it to be fixed and couldn't ride it. Well last week we took it into the town (Kitali) and had them replace the pedals and the gears. Later that day we were riding home and Guess what! It fell off again... after a couple more days the repairs we got were a waste and the same problems persisted, so we decided to have someone Wield it on! That should hold it! later that same day (yesterday, yes we had it wielded on sunday so we could make it to an appointment) the pedal snapped off! so now its not easily fixable and it isn't ride able... anyway its really frusterating. we will see what we can do to fix it.

On a side note, I received a very wonderful Email from Brother Stokes, and i would like to request you guys to have them over for dinner (if you can manage, at least take them out to Mcdonalds or something ) I think that would be really good, and i would appreciate it.

Your Son For Eternity,