Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This week a wee update! I forgot to tell you about some animal experiences haha. We were at some investigators house talking with them and their cat came up and and I was petting it and it just latched on to my arm and started attacking. It wasnt like what cats do when they are playing. It cut me up a bit and bit a hole in my hand!!!! I should just not touch anything haha. Then while we were knocking a neighbor hood. There was this big dog barking at us like a few blocks down. and I had the thought. Wouldnt want to go near that thing. Well we knocked all the doors and we were one house away from it and it had been behind a fence the entire time and when we arrived at the one house before, it tried Lobbing its self over the fence and I thought. OH DANG IM GLAD ITS BEHIND A FENCE well we start walking away and come around the house this dog comes flying WITH FLAMES BEHIND IT! Im pretty sure it broke the speed of sound hahaha. Just barreling around this house at us and at this point im like. Ok im going to have to kill this dog or fight it at least till it backs down and I wasnt the only one planning on what to do if it attacks us. And this lady saw here dog freaking out and opened up the gate to let it at us!!! She just sat there like "sorry guys"  So walking away from the dog it kept getting more and more agressive and following us closer and closer. I mean like right up in our face. I cant punch it cause it will grab whatever I throw at it. But I just was pumped full of adrenaline. We went to knock on the next house and i Just got a heavy impression to walk to the car so we did and the dog would not let off... I just thought WHAT DO I NEED TO DO!!!! Little prayers in my heart for protection were going on.  We walked. and tried getting away and we made it to this one ladies house and the dog stopped and we talked to her for a little bit and we were able to get to the car and escape haha. 

    ON Saturday we were at the Goat farm and they had just killed a massive massive snake. I wont go near snakes here. As much as I love them. I know it would just be a dumb Idea. Well this snake was a bit longer than 5 foot 9!!! IT WAS HUGE> None venomous but the Fosters dont want anything that long around all the baby goats and their own kids. I had to be careful. There was a play on words with the BABY GOATS called kids and The children of the Fosters called kids haha. Anyways ill send some pictures! 

Yesterday during a dinner I was given a challenge to share a scripture out of the old testament so I shared the scripture Exodus 20: 12 Which says 12" Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." And looked at the kids and said. See what it says here! THAT THY DAYS MAY BE LONG!!! then looked at the parents and read the next verse which is THOU SHALT NOT KILL! And I said Be patient haha. It was kind of just a funny little lesson that we all had a good laugh at and talked about keeping peace in the home! Any ways I love you guys and hope all is well. One last thought. We were trying to help Cody to church this week yet he didnt answer the door... SO we just have to keep trying. love you guys! and here are some pictures of the snake and a butterfly that chilled with me for a very long time!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Hey sorry I havent been updating you all that much. I will get some pictures of the following things that I have done this week! The missionary work has been good for me c; We went on exchanges and really felt like we just didnt do much because of specific things that had come up and everyone they had lined up canceled on us. But when I got back after 3 days on an exchange from lack of miles. I was able to work and it felt super refreshing to go out. Teach, uplift, and share testimony.  on Saturday we went to the goat farm and helped a ton. I GOT TO WELD!!!!! AHH IT WAS AWESOME! I helped Rig up something to carry the Fosters bumper on the back of their car and did what I could to keep it there! 

Remember when I told you guys I would come out here and find someone with a farm and help them weld something! TOTALLY HAPPENED haha C: 

Then On Sunday we stopped by Cody and he didnt seem that happy when we got to his house but he invited us in and was playing Siege on the PS4 so while he played we went out the district leaders car (who was with us) to get a Book of Mormon so I could share Alma chapter 43-46 With the Battle with Captain Moroni and the Title of liberty. However the District leader and his comp were gone and the car was locked so we werent able to get in! So we called them several times and no answer then I remembered Cody had a Book of Mormon! So as we were headed back into the house we invited the Other two missionaries in and we all sat down as he continued to play. So I just offered to start reading. But instead we didnt feel like we had that much time to read so I summarized the story and shared it with him. Then asked him to think to himself. HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR BAPTISM TO YOU. And asked him not to answer me but to remember that and think about it. This was around when he began to show some interest or his game was over haha. He exited out of his lobby and we began to just talk. All the missionaries and him. I wrote down my testimony in his Book of Mormon and wrote down the commitments we asked him to keep. I could really feel the spirit. The lesson was smooth the questions were thought provoking. Everything went well. SO hopefully it re kindled his desire. Thats about the coolest stuff I can remember to tell you. Some funny stuff I remember was with Elder Bair and Elder Norris and The District Leader and his other companion and I were driving down these back roads deep in the "Forest" I guess you can call it. And passed by an area of open land with a few donkeys on it. So as we passed by I honked and saw a donkey LEAP like 12 feet in the air!!!! It was SO FUNNY I havent ever scared a large animal like that before from honking! After it regained its focus it looked back and stared at us haha. Ive never been able to do that cause you honk at a cow and nothing happens. Well I love you guys! Take care and be safe!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day Update

We were able to talk to Davis for about an hour on Mother's Day.  He's doing great!  He loves being a missionary.  Some highlights:

  • He has a better understanding/appreciation for the Book of Mormon.
  • He has made some great friends with former companions/other missionaries.
  • He is reading Jesus the Christ - a great book!
  • They do service at a goat farm and he has some funny stories about it.
Since he broke his wrist, he can't exercise and is getting a bit soft.

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

Update is I have a new companion named Elder Weitzel He is pretty cool ill probably kill him off (he'll go home) next transfer! Things have been super busy! We have walked a ton this week! WE WERE out of miles. We also had the opportunity to go to an orthodox church where they celebrated until around 12-2 am or so on Saturday!  Then Sunday rolled around and we were all super tired and got to teach Gospel principles! Other than that not to much. We put Cody on date for JUNE 4th so everyone please pray for Cody! Other than that not much. Ill email more later! LOVE YOU GUYS!