Dad: When did Elder Leota enter the MTC?
The 26th of July .
Dad: In one of the papers you sent home, there were some notes. You drew a picture of a stick figure in a boat with an oar and flag. You listed five things 1) surface meaning, 2) whole picture, 3) symbolic meaning, 4) personal application, and 5) Savior and Atonement. If you have time, do you mind sharing your thoughts on these notes?
It was a training on how to dig deeper into the scriptures. They are the different levels of studying.
Dad: You sent home a visitor's pass to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military facility. What is the story behind it?
One of the members lives up there, and we went to see and eat dinner with him and his family.
Dad: Do you get to attend the temple?
Yes, when we came back to anchorage with the members of the Whitehorse branch. I think I sent you home the cards. I did the work for Daniel Owens I think.
Dad: Elder Steven Snow has been called to serve as Church historian. (http://lds.org/church/news/steven-e-snow-called-as-church-historian?lang=eng)
Wow, I'll have to check that out.
Dad: Cordova, AK got 18 feet of snow. They called in the national guard to help the residents dig out. Do you know of any missionaries serving in that area?
Not off the top of my head but WOW that's crazy awesome! My district leader Elder Thompson served there in the past.
Mom: How deep is the snow where you are?
Like 6" to a foot, but the snow banks are like 5' high.
Love you all,