Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A typical day In the life of a Mormon Missionary in Russia...

17 Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments;
18 And also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets—
19 The
weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh—
20 But that every man might
speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world;
21 That faith also might increase in the earth;
22 That mine everlasting
covenant might be established;
23 That the
fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers.
24 Behold, I am God and have spoken it; these
commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language, that they might come to understanding.

Hey Everyone,

How is it going in HOT Arizona now that it is almost August? It rained here in Russia and cooled down for a few days, but its back to hot and humid.
I am sorry I haven’t emailed any pictures home, I have misplaced my cord for my camera that attaches to the computer. As soon as I find it or buy a new one, I will email the few pictures I have. I haven’t taken many, you’re not allowed to take pictures unless you have special permission. (Dang all these freakin rules) The few pictures I have are from inside our apartment, which are boring, but I will email as soon as I get things figured out.
We have English Club every Tuesday and Thursday. Just a note… it is not an English Class it is an “English Club” and only a club. My companion and I teach the Advanced English, which is WAY cool because they can speak great English. We have two English teachers that participate, one is an Olympic coach.
* Side note…we are in an Internet cafe and one of my favorite songs is playing on the radio...yes, this is awesome! I do miss my Music!
Anyway, besides the two teachers, we have random people come every now and then. It’s a lot of fun. Last time we talked about our favorite books. They actually knew about mine, but not my companions. Maybe it’s because my book is the best book ever!! ** note from mom…We would love to know the name of your favorite book.
Mom, you asked about Riviel…he is out of town a lot on business so it is difficult to get a hold of him. My companion wants to give up on him, but I totally want to keep trying. I mean, what could it hurt, or at least try until he tells us not to call anymore. Right?...Right!
Some of you have asked me to describe one of my” typical missionary days”...haha! OR do you mean a “typical missionary day” here in Russia? Sooo, here goes…
We wake up at 6:30 am and we have our ever so tasty Gretchka, which is nasty grain junk that horses back in the US eat. We study until 11:00 am, and then we go finding, which either consists of walking around on the streets talking to people and handing out Book of Mormons or we have meetings with inactives, new members or investigators (we haven’t had many of those). We head back to our apartment around 2:00 to eat lunch, I drink a lot of juice because it is soooo good here. I actually haven’t been able to eat very much lately and have been losing a lot of weight. After lunch, we go back out finding, to appointments, English Club, or FHE, depending on the day. Just another day in the life of a Mormon Missionary in Russia.
I’ve had a few of you ask me if I’ve had any scary experienceshmmmmI would rather not share those for the sake of my mom…duh!! Just know I am alive and surviving. BUT… I will share one my most recent awkward moments with you… The other day we did an advertising “Blitz” AND...so yeah.. I just happened to be... "THE BLITZ”. I had to wear this ridiculous HUGE GOOFY looking blue shirt that says “FREE ENGLISH” . We then went to a very busy part of town and handed out flyer's. So yeah, there I was as a GOOFY looking ‘HUMAN SIGN” trying to explain to pepole (with the my limited Russian vocabulary) about our English club. So AWKWARD!! BUT… then the police came and put a STOP to my BLITZINESS. I then had to walk around Ufa with this crazy goofy shirt and people staring at me weird…oh well…people stare at me rather I am in a goofy huge blue shirt or in my navy blue suit. So...go on I say...STARE AWAY!!! As long as you come to our English Club! Haah! Just another day in the life of a Mormon missionary in Russia.
The favorite part of my week
here in Ufa happened a few days ago when we had a great time talking with people. We were able to talk to a bunch of really cool people right in a row. When you have an experience like that, it helps to boost your moral. Although we haven't seen any real great moments like that since, it unfortunately didn’t last. Lately, it has rained a lot and we haven’t met too many receptive people who have been interested or willing in talking with us. Just another day in the life of a Mormon Missionary in Russia.
Hopefully this next week will bring us better success.
The language is still a struggle. It’s difficult when your companion doesn’t want to do SLY, which is when you and your companion only speak 100% Russian. He say’s he doesn’t need it. Oh well. Also, it looks like I will be with him for another six weeks. The members here that I am friends with are great though and they continue to be a lot of help and support, especially Gulnaz. She continues to call us, and still talks a mile a minute, which continues to be helpful for my ability to translate much faster. I always love to talk with people about the gospel and hopefully I will have the opportunity to do more of it.
We have “Sports” every Saturday at noon for the investigators. This Saturday we had one investigator show up who was from Mexico. So, there was one investigator to ten missionaries. Some of what goes on here seems so pointless I just feel there is so much more that can be done if more effort was put forth. There seems to be some things that are really lacking. I have shared a few ideas with my companion and ZL, but their unenthusiastic response was that I need to sit back and take the junior companion roll and just follow along… New kid…New Ideas…don’t always agree with some. I guess I better just mind my post as the “junior companion”. Just another day in the life of a mormon missionary here in Russia.
Honestly, this past week has been a tough one emotionally, but I am hanging in there and hoping this week will bring better success and happier moments. I really do love it.

I would like to close this email with the following scriptures from Alma 29: 1-3

1 O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people!

2 Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.

3 But behold, I am a man, and do sin in my wish; for I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me.
Elder Dewey
P.S. I hope to write a better email to you next week. Take care and tell everyone I love them.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Birthday Party - Russian Style...I just kept SMILING...experiences to remember...noted in journal

~~ Let us then continue on in this important work of recording the things we do, the things we say, the things we think to be in accordance with the instructions of the Lord. ~~ President Spencer W. Kimball

Hey Everyone,

OKAY... I will start out with QUESTIONS and ANSWERS for all the inquiring minds…mostly my mom’s.

Question #1 - What do we do on our P -Day’s?
Answer - First, we get done everything on our “To-Do-List” like the laundry, grocery shopping, etc..., and then we either play sports with our district or just hang out. However, our last P- Day we were able get permission to watch the movie “Chronicles of Narnia”

Question #2 – How long has my companion been out in the field?
Answer - Elder Taylor has been out 18 months and is on his “downhill slope”.

Question #3 – How many Elders are in your zone?
Answer - There are quite a few elders, I believe around 12. They are all a great group…WAY COOL. HOWEVER, after this transfer an area in Ufa will be closing because there will not be enough missionaries to support it, so it will be added to the charnikofka.

Question #4 – Is it true there is no “PEANUT BUTTER” in Russia and do you need some sent to you?
Answer - Yes, from what I hear it is difficult to get peanut butter, BUT…I have my connections! (haha) Sister Paige, (senior missionary) hooked me up, so I am cool with the peanut butter (truth be told, I’m not a real fan of the stuff.)

Question #5 – How is the laundry coming with NO dryer?

Answer - Okay, mom…NO big deal, I am managing. It’s so hot and humid here that when we hang our laundry out on our balcony it dries in no time!!

Question #6 – How is my language coming.
Answer - It is coming, but always can improve. It’s still a struggle, but I have a member lady who gives me a lot of language practice. She constantly calls and I am the one she talks with. She talks a mile a minute. She is helping me with improving my translation abilities. I can translate in my head a lot faster because of her frequent phone calls, which is great! I am so grateful for any slightest improvement I can make in conquering this tough language!!

Question #7 – What
are the two favorite foods you really enjoy?
AnswerThe ice cream is the best! Nothing like you have in the States! (don’t worry, I can still eat it and lose weight) The juice is Freaking Amazing! They don’t add all the preservatives so it really taste pure like the real thing. The best is the Apple and Peach, but the ultimate is the R (backwards R) brand.

**There are more questions and answers but I will have to continue next week because I am running short on time and I want to get to the happenings of this past week before I need to go.
So, here goes…The other day we were invited to a “Birthday Party” (of a less active woman) …what? Did someone say…”PARTY” ?…You know me, I’m ALWAYS up to “PARTY”. OKAY, let’s just say it was AWESOME and so RUSSIAN!!! To start the “PARTY” rollinwe have this older guy running around the building with no shirt speaking…ENGLISH!!! I thought to myself, this is cool, this guy can speak English. He had the BEST British accent ever! He ends up being a neighbor who is coming to the birthday party. We later find out that he and his wife learned how to speak English from the BBC - British television station. (haha) We didn’t speak in English very long because it was annoying the less active woman. Another lady with her daughter from Ufa was there. The daughter was back from Moscow where she attends college. She was back for summer vacation. So I sat down and the lady hands me a bottle of WINE! WHAT THE CRAP!! So, I was “FREAKING OUT” and kept saying to her HET”, “HET”, which means NO. (haha) and I was trying to tell her I couldn't’t drink it. She just started to laugh and said it was only for her and for the other people who wanted to drink. When it was time to sit down to eat, I was asked to sit by the girl who is attending school in Moscow, and by the way, is WAY GOOD LOOKING!!! I felt extremely awkward and didn’t want to sit by her because my companion kept giving me funny looks!! WHAT AN AWKWARD MOMENT!! Then they poured the wine and poured it into everyone’s shot glasses. ( I think that’s what they are called) The “British guy said that it is the polite thing to do regardless if you drink it or not. The girl from Moscow and her mom didn’t drink, so that was comforting. The dinner consisted of Sausage and Potatoes and some type of salad, I’m not exactly sure what it was. I have to say it was the MOST CONFUSED I had been in my ENTIRE LIFE! I just sat there “SMILING” and trying to act as “COOL” as possible, all the while thinking to myself, this is the craziest moment of my entire life…BUT… IT WAS A BLAST!!! I LOVED IT!!! It was just disappointing that this less active woman was drinking…UGH…BLAH!!

We went on splits with the zone leaders and I went with Elder Carlin. He is WAY COOL. It was an awesome experience and I had a lot fun. He was speaking with older ladies left and right and he really taught me how to be a people person. Well, I actually am most definitely a people person, it's just that when your not a 100% with the language it can be some what intimating. I just need to continue with my language skills so I will be better at communicating. Once I get the language down...Watch Out!!

It’s sad to say, but I am getting used to cigarette smoke. I NEVER thought I would say that. It’s not that I am really used to it, it’s that we just have to live with it because the people downstairs smoke and it comes right up into our apartment. We have to keep our window wide open because of the smoke smell and it’s so so so so so dang hot and humid! It was funny, because the other day in church I said something like, "here I am in Russia and it’s WAY HOT!!!...What the heck!" Elder Tharp looked at me and said, “You are in the Middle Eastwhere it ends with a “STAN”! It ‘s funny because the Oblast, or Bashkiria, or Republic or State or whatever you want to call it is just like the middle east with a ton of Muslims and the heat! The people really are nice here.

Our bathroom has a really bright light that puts out a ton of heat and it makes you really hot when you’re going to the bathroom and you come out drenched in sweat!! Haha…yummy!

I have realized and gained a testimony of the importance of writing in a journal. I right in my journal every day at least a page. I never want to forget my experience here in Russia. I want to go back and read my journal entries and remember all the small details. I would like to challenge everyone to start a journal. It’s awesome to go back and look at your past experiences and all you’ve accomplished in your life. I would like to challenge all of you to start today by keeping a personal account of your everyday life regardless how mundane you think it might be.

Just to remind everyone once more...anyone and everyone can email me!

Well, that was just some of my week, I wish I had more time to elaborate further but I best be movin on...UGH!! Thanks for everything. I love you all. In closing this weeks entry I would like to share with you something that President Spencer W. Kimball shared in the December 1980 New Era about keeping a personal journal.

On a number of occasions I have encouraged the Saints to keep personal journals and family records. I renew that admonition. We may think there is little of interest or importance in what we personally say or do—but it is remarkable how many of our families, as we pass on down the line, are interested in all that we do and all that we say. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us—and as our posterity read of our life’s experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our families are together in the eternities, we will already be acquainted.
From time immemorial the Lord has counseled us to be a record-keeping people. In Exodus we read, “And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord” (Ex. 24:4).
And further: “And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Moses, saying: Behold, I reveal unto you concerning this heaven, and this earth; write the words which I speak” (Moses 2:1).
Nephi said to his brothers as they journeyed from the wilderness back to Jerusalem to obtain the plates of brass: “Behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers” (1 Ne. 3:19).
When the Savior visited this continent following his resurrection, he commanded the Nephites to bring their records up to date, saying:
“Therefore give heed to my words; write the things which I have told you. …
“And Jesus said unto them: How be it that ye have not written this thing … ?
“And it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written; therefore it was written according as he commanded” (3 Ne. 23:4, 11, 13).
And in our day the Lord said to the Prophet Joseph Smith, “And again, let all the records be had in order, that they may be put in the archives of my holy temple” (D&C 127:9).
Let us then continue on in this important work of recording the things we do, the things we say, the things we think, to be in accordance with the instructions of the Lord. For those of you who may not have already started your books of remembrance and your records, we would suggest that this very day you begin to write your records quite fully and completely. We hope that you will do this, our brothers and sisters, for this is what the Lord has commanded.

I want you all to know, how grateful I am to have made it here and to be in the last group to have this privilege of serving the Russian people. I love Russia with every once of my heart. It's hard to explain how much I love it here and the Russian people and the work, there are no words to describe the feelings of gratitude i have. Being here and serving the Lord has changed my life and the person I am. Thank you for all your love and all your support.


Elder Dewey

Monday, July 14, 2008

A water hose, Babushka, and rocks...The word "Peach"...CTR ring...in a Park, on a Bench...we teach...

~~ In a park... on a bench ...we taught and testified to Riviel and his wife ~~

Hey everyone,

Thank you for all your emails…WOW!! I received a ton of emails this past week…thank you for all your support. I have one favor to ask…if you could limit your questions to just ONE, the ONE you’re the most interested in, (this of course, doesn’t apply to mom…ask away mom!) and I will do my best to answer it…Fair enough??? I had so many questions and I wanted to answer them all, however my time is limited. By the time I read my email, email my Mission President and write the post for the blog my time is spent. So, I apologize to those questions I didn’t get to, but I will continue with the answers next week. Also, I would like to email responses to all of you, but again, time is the problem. So, please don’t feel bad if I don’t get an email sent to you, if you could just refer to my blog and I will email you as soon as time permits. I appreciate everyone’s understanding. AND…please don’t let this discourage you from sending me emails…because I really look forward to hearing from all of you, and it’s great to know you are all thinking of me...”I feel the LOVE”!

So, the hot topic everyone seems to be interested in is…What is happening with the church in sending US missionaries to Russia??? Well, unfortunately… the rumor is true. My group from the MTC was THE LAST!!! All I can say is... "I MADE IT BY... THAT MUCH “... (instead of “I missed it by“)…(a little “Get Smart” haha!) I assume, you all have seen "Get Smart", I heard it had a lot of Russia in it!! So, I guess I just barely made it!! I am so grateful that I am here and have this great opportunity. Seriously, it’s disappointing that the younger elders in the MTC with me were reassigned. Russia is truly in need of the Gospel. I am praying that this is only a minor setback and just a temporary situation, but who knows what the future holds, all we can do is work hard at the present and do all we can to share and teach the Gospel to the Russian people and strengthen the members. I just know that we have our work here cut out for us. There is so much to do and not a lot of time.

So, here are the happenings of this week here in UFA, RUSSIA… I will start with a short story …The other day, we were all at the church building when we hear this woman screaming from behind the church. So, we all run out to see what is happening and fins four little kids, probably 12-15 years old with a water hose,

spraying this poor babushka (grandma) woman. The guy that does the lawn service gave them the hose! I like to think, he didn’t know what they were going to do with it. We yelled to them to leave, but they kept it up until we went up to them and FIRMLY told them to leave now!… So, they left, but later came back with their shirts pulled up around their heads, with rocks in their hands. It was funny, my companion was scared, but all I could think about, was how bad I wanted to go out there and hurt them a little so they wouldn’t come back, but of course, because I’m a missionary… I didn’t…(I sure wanted to though!) We had to stay in until they left.

The Russian food is great. The other day we went to a Russian Café and I had Chicken Shasiki, which is chicken marinated and then grilled. And... everything I heard about the ice cream in Russia is… true! It’s the best I’ve ever had. It comes in bags and is soft and is way good, but don’t worry, I’m careful! I have to be, because my comp and I figured out how to make new holes in my belt!! We actually eat very healthy.

The BEST experience for this week was finding a new investigator.! His name is Reviel. He actually approached us when we were out advertising for our English club. He asked us questions about the church. It was great. We met with him and his wife in the park and taught and testified to them on the park bench. They seem to be very solid investigators. It was my best day here so far!! We gave them a book of Mormon, and called them Saturday. Reviel said, he enjoys reading the Book of Mormon, but he needed specific scriptures. We pointed out scriptures that would help them. I am excited and feel hopeful we can continue to work with them. It was a great experience.

We attended a fireside the other night about Eternal Marriage. As I was sitting there, I noticed that Russians wear their wedding rings on the opposite hand as Americans. (the right hand instead of the left.) I realized, that I had my CTR ring on that finger and felt a little awkward, and so I quickly changed it to the left, but then that felt awkward, wearing it on my American ring finger”. I then decided, that wearing it on my middle finger is a safe spot. haha!
After the fireside we had ...peach juice, which was really tasty. I had a sister missionary tell me how to pronounce "peach" in Russian. I kept repeating "peach" out loud to help me remember it and then a devchucky (girl) walked by just as I was repeating this new favorite word of mine... "peach" and the sister missionary got mad at me, because the word "peach" is also like calling someone... “Babe” (like you are trying to pick them up)UGH!!! … That was ...WAY AWKWARD and EMBARRASSING!!! There are a lot of Russian words that have more than one meaning. Learning the Russian grammar is crucial. I hope to start learning a little faster, so as to advoid this type of situation! haha!! i certainly don't want to give out the wrong impression and be known for... " ONE OF THOSE" type of missionaries! hahaha!

My couch is uncomfortable still, but I’ll live. The food, like I mentioned, is good. We eat pretty normal with some Russian mixed in. We eat something called Palmeni, which is a pasta with some sort of meat in it, it’s not too bad, and like I mentioned before, the Pillow cereal, is the best!!

Saturday's we have sports at the church building. This past Saturday, we were playing Ping Pong and some big drunk man came stumbling in yelling at us, that ping-pong doesn’t belong in church . A member had to finaly get him to leave, which wasn't an easy task. It was pretty interesting. The members here in Ufa are great and they continue to be a huge help to me with the language. I have learned a lot from the members here and appreciate their patience with me as I am still learning. They are the greatest members and seem to be very strong.

Well, my time is about up and I still need to email my Mission President. I love you all. Stay strong and work hard. Remember, we all need to be missionaries. Missionary work isn’t just for full- time missionaries, it’s for all of you back home as well. It’s easy, all you need to do is be yourself and start up conversations. You can also start inviting your friends and neighbors to activities. You all know how much the Gospel blesses our lives! The Gosped is who we are and what we live for!! Where would we be with out it??? We should want to share this great gift with other's, so they can have the truth and the light! It’s important we share it! There is nothing to be afraid of. Every member is a missionaryMake me proud... while I try to make you proud!!! If I can be spreading the Gospel here in Russia, speaking a foreign language that is tough, you all can be sharing it in your own language, with people you already know…it’s that EASYso get to work!!

Love you…until next week…PEACE!
Elder Dewey

P.S. ~~This is Chad's email to his dad ~~ Hey, Russia is great my comp is cool but doesn't like to spend too much on food. I don't have a lot of time so I will do a post for the blog and you will have to read on that. Also, just so you know... I used the same towel for two weeks!! So what now...Big Guy!... And I have only used 1 cup ! haha!! Peace!

**side note** Chad would go through at least two towels a day when he was at home...his dad wondered how he was going to manage ....it's the obvious...he has to do his OWN laundry! haha!!

Monday, July 7, 2008


Hello Everyone,

Well, it’s been another week here in Ufa. I am finally used to the time difference and living conditions. To be completely honest, my first impressions were… "holy crap!" But I knew I had to suck it up and realize it’s just how it is going to be for the next two years and I better get used to it. So, I am totally fine with it and getting used to it. So, for a quick run down of what we have going on in the apartment. The couch I sleep on is uncomfy for a big guy like me, but I’ll live. We have a routine down already…my comp does all the cooking, (thank goodness, because I suck at it…I know mom, you tried!) and I do all the dishes…BY HAND! Yes...I said by... HAND!! Haha!! Yeah, you might say I’m getting “dishwasher hands…smooth and silky!" haha!

Our bathroom is pretty nasty, but we buy toilet paper that smells like peaches, so at least we have that going for us! Oh, we have a washing machine, but no dryer. It will be interesting to see how clothes dry in the winter when it is so cold outside…I guess I’ll soon find out. Our neighbors are pretty entertaining. They love to PARTY every night. They rock out to techno music!! It’s pretty funny and amusing.

My comp, “trainer” is way cool. We get along very well. I am learning a lot from him. Church seems so much longer here, especially when half of the time you don’t know what is being said. I catch a lot of it, but sometimes when they speak really fast it’s difficult, but I’m doing better than what I thought I would. The other thing that makes me laugh are the MULLET'S...Russians are stylin here in UFA! It’s crazy!!

I remember in AZ, whenever I saw someone with a MULLET, I would crack up!! I would say probably 70% of all the men are…”ROCKIN WITH THE MULLET’S here in Russia!!" Oh,…and Russians LOVE to look at family pictures or anything to do with America. The Russian people may seem distant at first, but if you try to break the ice by showing them your family pictures that seems to be a way to soften them up. So, if you could send me some more family pictures I would appreciate it. There are just a few more items I need you to send me if possible, a camelpack and a converter outlet for traveling. Also, dad if you don’t mind and check on the status of the ATM card I would appreciate it. I’m having a hard time getting it to work here. Maybe, just contact the bank and let them know I am in Russia. The weather here is WILD & CRAZY!!! It has been soooo HOTTTT!!! I feel like I’m in stinkin SOUTH AMERICA!!! I thought I’m supposed to be in Russia where it snow’s year round!! Haha!! I know…come a few months from now, I’m going to be wishing for the sun to shine to add a little warmth to our shivering bodies that will be frozen to the core. So, although it's a bit uncomfortably warm, I’m trying to appreciate the hot spell we have going on at the moment. The funny thing is on the fourth, we wanted to do our own small celebration, so we stopped by at the store to buy some Mountain Dew, and just as we were walking out it started to DOWN POUR!!! We got SOAKED, from HEAD to TOE… my shoes are still drying out. It must have been because I bought caffeine. It must be a sign…I better give it up!! The other thing that is pretty funny, but I’ve caught on to as well, is the concept of the ‘KETCHUP & MAYO MEAL” …It goes on EVERYTHING…no matter what it is!! It’s not too bad!! Haha!! Oh, and by the way, my comp and I are going out sometime soon in search for a new belt or figure out how to make new holes. Yep,,, losing weightnot gaining, like some people said I would, because of all the bread and potatoes I supposedly would be eating. Haha!!

We do a lot of work with the youth here in Russia. The youth here are great and are extremely strong in the church and have strong testimonies. We have a great time in FHE. We played "Who Did It", Russian Style. It was a lot of fun and a great experience. We did a lot of tracking this past week, which was awesome, but extremely hard with all the rejections. The younger people are much easier to speak with, but the older people just seem set in their ways. However, for the most part the Russian people are very nice and I am really loving it here and grateful to have the opportunity to be working with a great people who are in so much need of the gospel. Oh, and no problems with any devchunk’s (girls) this week. Haha!

Well, I am really running short on time this week. I love you all and remember the harder we work, the more we apply the big guy rules, and the happier we areTRUST ME!! I LOVE THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE. I LOVE TO SEE THE YOUTH SO STRONG!! WE ALL NEED TO STAY STRONG, WORK HARD AND BE HAPPY!! PEACE OUT ! ПАКА ПАКА Bye Bye!
Elder Dewey

P.S. Tell everyone to email me and I will try and email them back, time permitting. I appreciate everyone’s support!! I love you and have a great week.