Monday, September 16, 2013

Flagstaff Monsoon Season - Sept 2013

Hi Everyone,

Reminder of Elder Andrew Baker's address:

315 W. Phoenix Ave.
Apt. #4
Flagstaff, AZ  86001

Here is a little section of one of Elder Andrew Baker's emails to the family describing the monsoon weather in Flagstaff:

 Wow.. the weather here is crazy! It's cold and rainy all day! It's been a nonstop rainstorm the past couple of days... I imaging we'll have to be doing some more sandbags soon. Flagstaff has had TONS of flooding this year! It's been the wettest year in the history of Flagstaff!! That'll probably mean lots of snow in the winter!!

"The weather here in Flagstaff reminds me a LOT of my first semester at Rexburg. It's rainy, and cold all day, and at night it gets wayyy cold! It's been raining here for the past few days. Just nonstop rain. Every street is flooded, and lots of houses are flooded too. It's crazy. It's fun though. Way better than 110 degree Phoenix!! Still though, the rain brings back lots of memories of college, and being with friends.. Sometimes I really miss those days! I miss having unlimited freedom! Oh well, patience builds character!

On a more serious note, here is a part of a recent email where Andrew is discussing Maturity:

I guess on that same thought, I've been thinking a lot about maturity. I think it's kind of a skewed concept in the church. I think a lot of members of the church view maturity as someone who is stoic, and doesn't talk much.. someone who doesn't laugh, or joke around. Almost like maturity means not having a personality.. Well, anyways.. I was thinking about it, so I decided to look up "maturity" in the dictionary.. It said something like this, "progressing, progressed to a desired point."
So I thought, "where do I want to be?" and "What is my desired point." And the more I thought, I realized that I want to be like God.. eventually become a creator of my own.. President Grant said that "God is jovial. He laughs, He smiles, He is pleasant, He is a beautiful, fun person." So in reality, maturing isn't necessarily losing your personality, but growing your personality. We all have different gifts, and talents. We have different inherited personalities, and god-given personalities. We all go through different "fires", forming us into a unique person... well, that's just a long thought! hahaha

Here are the latest pictures of Elder Andrew Baker!!

1 comment:

  1. Andrew, you look amazing!! My kids miss you tons! Hope you're doing great(you look like you are:) Kelsey has told us she's been staying in contact with you, making sure you're being good;) Honestly, our family thinks about you lots and hopes you're having a super mission! Anyhow, have a super week. Love from,
    The Stockett Clan!!!!!!!