Monday, June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011

Dear Family and Friends,

It sounds like a lot of stuff is going on at home. That's too bad the Dickson's are moving. Tell them goodbye and that I will miss them all. That's great you got to hear Rick Doxey's farewell talk and Tragen's. Wish them Good Luck and tell them to keep the rules! Tell them and all my friends hello and to email you so you can get the letters to me since you can't mail letters to Canada right now. ( )

We had a somewhat eventful week. We had a special training on Wednesday and they trained us on how to leave an effective 7-day challenge (which is where we challenge the members to have someone for us to teach in their home in the next 7 days). At the end of the training I had to go up in front of all the missionaries and President Archibald and role play what we just learned. Then we used the new 7 day challenge in a lesson the next day and they told us they would have someone for us to teach this Friday, so that's exciting and we also taught more of the Nzojibwami's friends on Saturday. Their names are Christian and Letari and they are from Burundi as well. We are meeting again with them this week and they went to church.

That's about all that's exciting that has been happening here. We went out to Morely the Indian reservation and met some of the members out there. I have been riding a bike and have lost 15 pounds. My belts don't fit any more!

I forgot my camera again, so I will send pictures of Cardston and Banff soon for you to see.

This week should be good, we are potentially going to be teaching 5 investigator lessons this week. Next week is transfers so I won't be able to email until Tuesday. I am guessing I will be transferred and I am a little sad. I am anxious to go see some other places though I have really loved it here. I will make sure to thank those who have helped me before I leave.

I love you all!

Elder Dowd


Morley is a First Nations settlement within the Stoney 142/143/144 Indian reserve in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located along the Canadian Pacific Railway between the Trans-Canada Highway and the Bow River, upstream from Ghost Lake. It has an elevation of 1,240 metres (4,070 ft).

The settlement is located in census division No. 15 and in the federal riding of Wild Rose. The settlement and the Indian reserve are part of the Stoney Nation.


Burundi (pronounced [buˈɾundi]), officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its size is just under 28,000 km² with an estimated population of almost 8,700,000. Its capital is Bujumbura. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika.

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