August 7, 2017
Rapid City,South Dakota,USA
Ladd is coming home? It's already been two years? Wow I better look out,
I'm going to be 40 next time I blink 0_0
Thank you about the hair!
Elder Moon is legit! He's teaching me so much about how to be laid back
haha. And loving. And patient. And fun loving. And relaxed. He's awesome!
Thank you so much for the packages! :)
On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Claire Westlake <
That last package was for your birthday. Lol. Yes Bro. Spencer asked
about you and he never talks much so ya that was legit.
Ladd is coming home this week.
OK. Save some of the packages for your birthday.
Love how you are doing your hair now!
How is the new elder working out?
On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Cade Westlake <
That would actually be pretty legit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A roll up keyboard!!!
I'm down!!! I got some vacuum seal bags so I should have more room in my
bags now. I can make it work!!!
Oh my gosh Brother Spencer asked about me? I love that guy! Tell him hi
for me!!! I totally miss him! He better not move while I'm gone haha. :)
I'm excited for the plaque.
On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Claire Westlake <
I have a card coming with more stuff. Is there anything else you need
or want? I was going to get you a role up keyboard so you could practice
in your apartment. Not the same thing but something and it is very
Then I thought you wouldn't want it taking up room.
Brother Spencer asked about you yesterday and Brother Christensen said
the plaque should be up this week.
On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 10:04 AM, Cade Westlake <
I think you're right haha, the sisters in the ward do love me. Sister
Clayton is legit! She could definitely be friends with you.
I got some gummy worms, and two ink bottles! No letter in them, so I'm
presuming both of those were you!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm already loving the green, and the purple!!!!!!!!! And the gummy worms
are the best gummy worms I've ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, winter is going to be great!
My back is doing great. Because we get fed in this area every night
(every night is rare in this mission!), I'm gaining a bit of weight, but
I'm managing to keep it off. When I eat too much, it puts pressure on my
spine so it is quite uncomfortable, so I try to keep the weight off haha.
We try to get as much service as possible. Not too much happens
unfortunately. We're lucky to get one opportunity a week for 20 minutes.
That's a really cool experience from Dallas!!!
I played for the Anderson's. They really liked it! I'm glad that was a
supercharge for you. :)
That's great that you're helping the Dunn's with family history!
Good luck with the full work schedule, making that moolah!
Loving you more and more!
On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 9:16 AM, Claire Westlake <
I love the sisters in your ward and they love you and are saying all
the time what a great missionary you are. I think I could be really great
friends with Sister Clayton. It seems like life in Sidney is very similar
to Bennington with less members.
It's Crystal's birthday today! Jason's on the 12th, yours on the
17th. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to get you. I
can't get you anything big because of transfers. There is something on the
Are they preparing you for winter? Will your stuff be OK?
How is your back holding up? Looks like you are doing lots of service
which I am really proud of.
I wanted to share with you an experience that Dallas Campbell had last
Sunday. You know he is in the MTC that my cousin Dan is presiding over
along with his wife DeLayne. Dan talked to him about it. It was pretty
cool. I am going to copy paste what Dallas sent in his last letter:
*"The MTC President LOVES ME. I love talking to him about Arizona and
he shared that he's related to Claire Westlake and that she wrote him on
facebook and told him how I'm such a good boy and to take care of me 😊"*
*"We had an hour of free time on Sunday so I sat down and played the
piano for an hour and played all of my church music from beginning to end
and slowly one by one all of the missionaries gathered around and read
their scriptures and had personal study in the huge meeting room all on the
ground! So when I finished, there were tons of missionaries studying as
they listened to my music and gathered around the piano. It was so neat and
the spirit was so strong. I played my farewell song and all the rest of the
music that I brought. It was the neatest experience I've ever had. One of
the Latino Elders came up to me and gave me the BIGGEST and longest hug and
said, Im going to learn the piano because of you Elder Campbell you inspire
me, and it was so neat to hear that!"*
One of the sisters, Sister Stone?, already told me you played for
their family. I am so glad! You are so tuned into the Spirit with your
music that I know you touched them like Dallas's experience. Let your light
shine. I received notice of both of you (piano) within 12 hours. It was a
super charge for my week which I needed.
I sat with the Dunn family last night and helped them with family
history. Then I taught the parents and the pretty older girl how to
index. What a neat family! I really like them.
School starts this week so I will be doing my full work schedule.
Wish me luck!
Love you to pieces!