Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Elder Burnett is getting transferred to a ghetto area to train a new missionary and he's in an area with a couple of his old companions and he's really excited!  Also, a tornado struck a few miles away from him, so they've been helping people clean their basements.

Yo Just got transfer calls! MY COMP IS STAYING AND IM HEADED TO THE GHETTO OF WHITE RIVER TO TRAIN A NEW MISSIONARY!!!! WOOP WOOP!!! Im super stoked! I hate packing though and had to say goodbye to some good friends. But thats every area! white river is really really ghetto. Its the place where "the most murders happen" there are lots of shootings that happen there on a daily basis. Dont be worried to much. nothing has happened to missionaries there other than getting robbed several times.
So I may be sending a lot of my stuff home. but I was going to say get him dockers for shoes. Mine have lasted my entire mission they will probably last to the end but we will see!

The Tomatoes (tornadoes) have not affected us in any way. They did however hit Kokomo (However you spell it) hard it destroyed many houses! and flooding is huge there. The flooding has been bad here too, taking out basements! TOTALLY COLLAPSING basements! i feel super bad for all of the people whos cars and houses and things were destroyed! Even stores were flooded.

We cleaned out many basements and one for sure was mixed with sewage. YUCK but we are alright. In my first area Greenwood a tornado landed 2 miles away But we couldnt see it. the storms were to thick. Any ways thats all I can think of and remember of what i said. BUT HECK YEAH TRAINING Elder Benson my old comp is my district leader> I follow up trained him.. SO our entire DIstrict is training and we are all good friends all in the same ward! ITS GOING TO BE SO COOL!!!! 

Here's a couch they helped rig to a car:

A wild rabbit that he caught.

A beautiful rainbow

A soft shell turtle. The meat sells for $18 pound, but he let it go.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Apparently, Davis has been working out a bit on the mission:

He also was finally able to shave this week, so he's back to looking normal.

Their apartment complex was hit by lightening (not their apartment specifically)

Email from Davis Monday, Aug 1st.

My mission has flown by it saddens me that I cant get my hands on more time out here. I am so grateful for the time ive had and I have seen the growth in my life and my family's. Ive had struggles and I've waisted time, Ive worked hard, Ive seen miracles, Ive felt Gods love, I know he is there for us. If I make a mistake All I can do is repent and move forward. I know God still loves me. He is waiting for me to cast my nets aside as Jesus's apostles did when I believe it was Peter went to meet Jesus. Peter was standing right in front of Jesus and he started to sink. But Immediately Jesus reached out to help him. We all fall short. But He has his hand out for us to grab and he will pull us out of the ruts depths of any deep waters we are standing in. I love our Heavenly Father and our Brother Jesus Christ. I love the Holy Ghost. Its such a tender and fragile moment to have him with us and is so easily pushed away with bad decisions. Its a learning experience for sure. I know that I will step up and things will be different. Just have to find a balance. Its almost like a repeat of my first transfer in the mission. Ill get out of it and know what to do! Ive been reading about the Strippling warriors and their efforts to fight off the laminates. And their faith that they learned from their Mothers. Knowing that God would protect them. Their captain has never seen anyone with such faith. It was super cool to read all of the details about the war they are fighting. I love you guys! 

We met the Mission President on Tuesday. He was very friendly! A really great guy! we were the first interviews for him we spoke about training and about the work and trust. He asked about my oppinion as a musician for music in the mission. I told him what I think. Spoke with him about listening to acoustic songs and listening with Jesus haha :) 

We also went to the fair with Joe! It was a great Time Ill send you some photos. We also did service at Joe's cousins house and had a great time and really clicked with them! They asked for material to read so we are going to get some pamphlets to them! After that we went and helped some people move into their house and clean the place up. The guy invites us for service but I guess he gets heated if we talk or teach about our church. So we he calls us over everytime he needs us. Who knows, maybe something will come from the work we do. 

For now thats all I can think of.  

I forgot to mention my Apartment complex got struck by lighting and a ton of firefighters showed up!!! TWAS CRAZY

Love you guys!