Monday, August 24, 2015

HELLO EVERYONE!!!! So to update you guys on what has happened this week!. So to update you a bit on me is ive been writing a song well one song is farther than the other two and ill be puting lyrics to it soon. . Tanner my new companion is super cool! A day or two ago we went to go work on what i call a backyard ranch up in the hills or forest. and We chased down a ram and a sheep and tackled the sheep. Running through the forest is difficult when your trying to chase down a little animal. and your trying not to trip and fall. So in other news My foot has been swelling up and it is really painful to walk on, this was not from chasing down the sheep. I have no idea whats wrong with my food. Sister Stedmen our nurse said that 99 percent of the time its your shoes. But i dont know. So ive been wearing dads shoes that he gave me for now. like his running shoes to see if the swelling an pain goes down. I also borrowed crutches from our ward mission leader to take weight off of it. So hopefully it goes down. Lets see the Temple dedication was yesterday we went to the 12oclock and 3 o'clock session then  went and helped the young men with family history after dinner. We also watched the youth cultural celebration Saturday so that was cool. The temple Dedication was a wonderful experience. Recently we have been trying to find new people to talk to and we went out after dinner at 7:oo Pm and went to this neighborhood that ive been to before. A lot of the people were not friendly at all so i was expecting the same thing but instead of going left at the break in the neighborhood we went right. We said a prayer before we began and not a single person we talked to was mean and everyone wanted to talk to us XD Well after we were all done it was getting close to 9 and Elder tanner and I felt we should knock one more house and went accross the street to a house with an open garage and a packed drive way. Well We squeezed passed the camping trailer and a car and didnt even make it to the door when a voice came from the garage yelling at us. Asking us what we were doing and it startled both of us. We were like. Uhh we were coming to knock on your door and come talk to you and he said. "Oh yeah??" and we said yes. I noticed he had an old Mobster car like the mobsters with Tommy guns and fedoras. So I started asking him about it and he opened up a bit then asked who we are and what we are doing. We Explained that we are missionaries and he said so what do you do. and we explained that we had a message and that our purpose as missionaries is to invite others come to Christ and if they have a faith in him already that we are here to help strengthen that faith. He lit up in a good way and told us how he was just praying for his brother who has cancer and isnt doing to well. And he said. This is going to sound cheesy but its crazy that you guys would show up in the middle of my prayer. its like a sign. We laughed and said thats not cheesy at all we see things like this happen quite a bit. He laughed and said yeah Its funny how God works. Well he offered to meet up with us again and we will meet with him soon! Its a reminder to me to always try to follow the promptings of the spirit and how important it is to stay worthy to always have the holy ghost as a constant companion. Love you guys hope you are all doing well!!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Its been a week or two since ive updated you guys so. to catch you up. I have a new companion Elder Tanner. The dude is awesome! Love him! so I also have a new hair cut. Its a bit interesting. Don't know if im a huge fan of it haha. So recently I told you about Joe. The dude is awesome. He looks up to us and loves when we visit him. We asked how his book of Mormon and bible studying is going. Turns out his eyesight is going bad so he cant even read the large print. However he wants to try and come to church in a week or two! Ok so we no longer have sisters in our area for the next 6 weeks which is one transfer. So Elder Tanner and I took over their area and we now no longer share a car with the other elders. We have a full time car with less miles allotted to us and a lot more area to work so we will be biking and walking for long distances and periods of time. Its the beginning of week two with this transfer so right now we are just working on organization and figuring out our new area. Ill update you guys more next week and share some cool experiences. Ill share an uplifting message first before a funny story. SO the previous transfer was pretty rough. It didn't feel like we were getting much done and there was a bit of frustration and contention however there is always something to learn from tough times whether patients, love, or learning to be more humble. Well when the contention and anger was between my companion and I, I noticed that we could not function. The spirit wasn't there and it was extremely hard to cooperate. however When i noticed I would say a prayer in my head that I could have the strength to be more humble that i could be patient and sit and love my companion and love who we were talking to at the time and that after that I was able to calm down and focus and relax and just let go of what ever was bothering me and it helped us work together a lot better or even if at times it didn't help it would help me feel peace and focus on what we can do better and how i can help my companion and or who ever we are teaching or talking to. Just a short message. Be patient and kind. Love you guys hope you all stay safe!


 Some fun stuff that has recently happened we went to eat at White castle. The rumored eatery of death. The guy we went with loves to take missionaries who are brand new and never eaten at white castle. He told us the record of sliders eaten was 10 and he wanted us to beet it. What sliders are for those of you who haven't eaten there are little. sandwich looking things with a tiny mystery meat square patty with holes in it and soggy buns with a pickle and unions. The buns are soggy with grease and other things and is known for causing some mean trouser chili. Or Diarrhea. YAY FUN. So being the thick headed puffy chested missionary I am decided I could beat the record and be fine. I was was kind of wrong. I say kind of cause I beat the record. however being ok after words was a different story. I ate 20 sliders and was fine for the next hour or so. Then it hit me like a mini nuclear bomb down in my stomach. I wont continue on with the story that is up to you and your imagination.