I'm doing well. Yes, Tasha got baptized last Saturday. Yes, I know Elder Talbot - he's my district leader - he's serving with Elder Allen in the Point Place area, which borders our area on the north. He is in the Toledo 2nd ward. I talk to him just about every day on the phone, and see him a two or three times a week.
That's pretty sad to hear about Bro. Dudley. I hope the family is doing alright. Yeah, I'll probably write a note and send it to you to deliver. (A man in our ward died who was our home teacher and also one of Cody's scout leaders.)
Thanks for the weather update - rain definitely beats snow after a whole winter full of it. The 50's sounds so nice!
The missionary work is going alright here. We had some good success finding new investigators this week, but it remains to be seen if they will end up being flaky or solid. We set a baptismal date with David, one of our investigators, on Wednesday, but on Friday he called and dropped us. We think he got anti'ed. The members have been good about coming teaching with us, which adds a lot to our lessons.
No, people don't usually give us food to take home - usually we eat at their homes. We probably live 1.5-2 miles from the church. Yes, the church building looks the same as the ones in Utah. Yes, we are an amazing companionship.
Yeah, sorry the emails are shorter. We email at the family history center at the stake center, and there are only four computers and a lot of missionaries that have to email. Plus, today one of the computers is broken and someone is doing family history on another one so there are only two computers to share.
Love, Elder Smith