Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Week 3

Hey Family! How are things going? So I can't quite remember what I said in my last letter so sorry if I repeat some stuff.

So where to begin. I haven't really told you guys about all the people in my district so I guess I'll start there. Elder Pratt is from Logan, he's pretty cool and has a lot of the same interests as me like motorcycles and outdoorsy stuff. Elder Hamilton is his companion; he swam in high school so that's cool. He reminds me of Logan Wrigley, he's super funny without even trying. I'll Denwaring is super nice and misses his family a bunch, probably the most homesick out of us. Elder Blackham is his companion and he has the best one-liners ever! So funny! And then I think I already told you about my companion. He's from Texas. He's the only one in our district not from Utah. He's pretty into computers and he's really smart, definitely progressing the fastest out of us in French. I actually like him a lot. And he's pretty funny.

I feel like I'm picking up on French more. At first when me and my companion would teach our "investigator" he did most of the talking but now it's evened out quite a bit. The first guy that we taught actually just became one of our teachers. So we have two now. His name is brother Releford. He's super cool.

I'm not sure what else to say. I'll tell you funny story that happened today. Elder Blackham was wearing his tie that has a little camelback canteen built into it. It's pretty sweet. He also has a pillow one. Anyway we were outside with our district and one other district getting taught a lesson by Sr. McKay. And Elder Blackham was standing next to this random girl. There's was just a little bit of water left in his tie and for some reason he decided to empty it right then. It was really quiet and everyone just heard a splash and the girl was like "what just splashed on my feet?" And everyone just looked at him and another girl said "Did you just wet yourself?" And he just didn't know what to do. Then everyone from our district started busting up laughing. And then Sister McKay had to explain to the other district that it was his tie. It was hilarious! We are still laughing about it in our room. LOL. Well I love and miss all you guys, I hope you thought that story was funny.

Elder Empey.

PS dad thanks for forwarding me Jake and Brad's email addresses

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Week 1

Thanks for all of the dear elders and cookies! I love getting them (yes Isabelle, even when i get two in one day, its even better!) I don't have a bunch of time to email and i wanna try and send you a bunch of pictures which will probably take a while. Expect some mail in a few days, so far I've only sent the two letters, but i think I'm going to be writing some tonight and sending them off tomorrow or the next day. The best way for you guys to uh contact me is through its the best cuz we can see it the same day you send it. Oh and thanks for the emails and texts you have sent to my email. i love seeing these pictures 

my schedule goes a little like this
6:30 wake up and get ready
7:00 go to breakfast
7:45 go to class where we do companionship and personal study (sometime we just kinda mess around during companionship study)
11:30 lunch
12:15 back to class where Sour McKay teaches us french and gospel stuff
4:30 Dinner
5:15 back to class and learn some more
8:25 gym time
9:15 head back to our room and chill, write letters, write in our journals
10:30 lights out and to sleep

The MTC keeps getting better and better. The first few days went by super slow but once we got to Sunday things started to get good. French is coming alright. we have an "investigator" that we have taught 3 times now and its all in French. I see a bunch of elders from school and I love it, seeing familiar faces and all. Me, navy, hunter, and tom all have the same meal schedule so i see them a lot. I love and miss you all bunches. You'll hear from me in a few days.
Elder Empey

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dropping off Elder Empey at the MTC

Dres was set apart by President Dan Frei last night.  This morning we drove the whole family to Provo, ate at Cafe Zupas and walked around the temple. We then met Navy Dalton and his family at the Creamery and set off for the MTC drop off. It was really hard to say goodbye.  We've dreamt of Dres serving a mission his whole life, but didn't want to see him leave. We are going to miss him like crazy, but are excited to watch him grow as he serves the people of France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. 

I'll be in charge of updating this post, and try to post Elder Empey's letters and pictures weekly. Thank you all family and friends for your support and love to Elder Empey and our family!

Elder Empey's Dad (Court)