Monday, April 18, 2016

From 4/18/2016:

We Got an old Investigator on date this week! His name is Cody! He is a stud! Cody is a gun nut and we love it, He was separated from us for a while because of the last mission transfer and he got a new job but we were able to get meet with him again and the time apart I think helped prepare him even greater than he had been! Apparently he had been getting bagged on for talking with us and wanting to get baptized by his Girlfriend and her Mom and he defended the church and told them "Why would you try knocking something you know nothing about!"  When we asked if he would be baptized he said. Please don't be offended but... Heck yeah! We love him. Oh when we knocked on his door and got in contact with him again he was like "Where the heck have you been?" And then invited us in. He missed church this week but hopefully we can get in contact with him again! 

We lost contact with Q. We think its cause a ton of trials came up. I'm sure he will realize how the gospel made him felt. He just needs time for the seed to grow! I love you guys we have one week left and I may train soon and or stay with Norris because of Cody. Other than that I get my cast off in two days on the 20th!  Ill send some pictures from this week. We had tons of service and found little baby turtles during service! love you guys.

Monday, April 11, 2016

From 4/11/2016:

Sounds good! I just emailed Jeremy! poor dude! but he sounds like he is doing well! Sounds like a busy week! I havent had food money for basically the whole month cause I had to pay back Elder Bair for helping me buy the water proof cast! SO Its been super tight.. and I have been using personal funds for food.

Im so excited for Parker! Its going to be so fun for him! Its such a huge growing experience as you both already know! I wish I could have helped you guys with the yard work! I MISS LABORING WITH MY HANDS! haha I am super useless now when it comes to service out here. I can do little to nothing. But hopefully it will heal quick, I go to the Doc the 20th and I have had two blessings saying it will heal up and Ill get my cast off so If It is Gods will, I will bear with patience and wait for it to heal!

     Elder Bair had me be senior comp this week so I could practice for when I train, though Ive already been Senior Comp! We got In contact with one of our Gators who was super solid! His name is Q. However he said things are going really bad and bla bla excuses and told us he would get in contact with us. Which he hasnt. However we have gotten in contact with one of Elder Norris's former super solid Investigators again and his name is Cody! HE IS SWEET! He got a new job and has been super super busy so when we finally got in contact with him he was like " DUDE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!" then invited us in to sit and talk! Elder Bair hasn't ever met Cody but they both looked at eachother and said. " you look super familiar, But I dont know where Ive seen you" it was funny! Well I love you guys and ill update you on my arm!  

 BTW there are things I keep forgetting to tell you. First of all my top permanent retainer on the back of my teeth there are two spots that have split however there is one spot holding the two middle teeth together. Now it hasn't been a problem whats so ever because I wear my actual retainer once a week and that keeps my teeth in line! So there is no movement! Second of all they slacks we bought from the CTR store Split down the seem for ever ago like in the first 6 months so I bought a pair of Van Huesen and they have been wonderful! And one of my long sleeve shirts has blood on it and the other a large hole so I might go Get another. With Blood do you think Hydrogen Peroxide would help break it up? I heard that works!  

Love you guys!  Stay safe
From April 4

Thats great! and Conference was awesome! I loved the talks on father hood and Elder Hollands talk last session! I have had pretty bad migranes out here and Ive had to take meds right when i feel something and then drink lots of water and do a neck exercise to stretch out my neck. I dont know if they really work cause it continues to hurt even after but yeah.

Thats crazy Parker is 18!!! HOLY COW! I hope he is stoked for his mission! And I still love my companions so much! Things are just changing.  Im glad you are all doing well I love you guys! Ill email  you more If i remember... 

*Warning, possibly graphic descriptions about birthing goats below*

     Oh so saturday from early in the morning till late at night we were working on the goat farm and helping them birth a ton of goats! It was fun and we watched conference on breaks! We had to then clean the towels that were used to clean the placenta off of the baby goats so they didnt freeze or choke from it being all over the face. Its kind of funny to watch. Their was one goat that was pretty small and was having trouble getting the babies out so what would happen is someone had to come and reach in the goat and grab the baby and pull it out while another person held the goat down or against a wall. and when the babies come out sometimes you give them a good swing so all the liquid comes out! While we were cleaning the rags I had a huge piece of placenta on the rag and it was cold and windy out side so it was like a cold sticky, slimy booger and I dry heaved twice from thinking about it to much and then got over it and was able to clean off many rags! it was a fun day!!!  

Any ways thats about the coolest thing. My comps and I also recently had a belt fight so we would wip eachother or get one another cornered and take them out! In the mornings if one of us isnt up on time (which is always Norris) ;D we "gorilla stomp him and jump in his bed and "beat him up" haha We are like brothers! 
From March 28, 2016

Terre haute is great! We run into a lot of people that do meth! But its a cool place to be. All of my areas that ive been in our apartments are right next to the train tracks so we get stuck behind a train every once and a while and we can be stuck for an hour or more if we dont go around! SO for updates I think I forgot to tell you guys that we go to a goat farm and have tons of fun there! We did what we call goat shots where you drink goat milk strait from the goat! Its funny and tastes good its just the warm milk throws you off! I did it like 4 or 5 times. Elder Bair has already done it before cause he has served in this area 3 times! He served more than half his mission here! Which is really cool.

Elder Bair Gave me a haircut and Elder Barboza our district leader a hair cut and after that went into the bathroom to give himself a hair cut. (My bed is right next to the bathroom) The next thing I hear is BZZZZZZZZZZ "CRAP!!!" and he opens the door and looks at me and has a reverse mohawk right down the middle of his hair. He didnt check the size of the guard on his clippers and buzzed right down the middle with a three so he shaved his head! Oh a random thing about our bathroom is it has an original door nob on it so no lock and its from the early 1900s so you can just kick it open so my companions will bust open the door and bother me or when im in the shower and they will shoot the curtain and spray me with cold water or shoot above my head and get me with ricochets. We mess with each other alot. Its so much fun. 

     We went to the farm saturday and we worked. Since I cant do much I just filled up water buckets for all the animals and got eggs from the chickens and one chicken was guarding her eggs so if I reached in she would bite me. So I grabbed her by the neck and tossed her out haha. Thats what the Sister Foster told me to do. She is the one who owns the place. April 12 we will be birthing goats! WOO HOO haha! Ill get to put to use what I learned in school at meridian! April 20th will be when I go to the Doc to see whats up with my right wrist! I love you guys! Hope your all doing well!