Sunday, January 31, 2016

Week #79 1-25-16

Brittany's Baptism!

Her husband baptized her.

On the farm!

Hey everyone! SO this week has been a weird one! This is a seven week transfer so normally this would be Transfer Pday, but it wasn't! So It's a little weird! But other then that things have been good! It is starting to warm up which is freaking awesome! I love the heat! It is seriously the best thing ever!

So on Wednesday we had a Broadcast with some of the leadership in the church. Elder Bednar and Elder Oaks were there and also President Nelson! It was really cool because they had all the missionaries from across the world watching this at the same time! They haven't done that for a decade! They talked a lot about repentance! I love repentance because with out it we would all be wrecked! Luckily our Father in Heaven is gracious enough to let our Savior Jesus Christ take the punishment for us! Literally the best two guys around! haha But I like it because according to the scriptures we are called, as missionaries, to preach repentance unto the people! That is what is going to save people is repentance! We don't need to be perfect in keeping the commandments, or perfect in even TRYING to keep the commandments. As long as we are perfect in repenting, then we are sent. We will make back to our Heavenly father by that alone.

So then on Thursday, we went to the dairy and worked some more! I got to feed the baby cows! They are super cute! haha I was pouring milk into their bowls and when I would do it they were so excited they started like eating my hand and drinking the milk as I was pouring it! It was kinda funny! But afterwards, this Mexican guy that works there was freaking out because it was going to rain, so I told him that we could pray so it doesn't rain! Haha he looked at me like I was crazy and was like " You think that wiil work?" and I told him " I know it will work". Then he looked like I was even more crazy! haha It was really funny! I wish I could just video tape everything I do because then my emails would be so much easier to explain it!

Saturday we had a baptism! It was really good! Brittany got baptized and it was a really good program! She had her two cousins speak, who are the only members in her family and it was super awesome! The spirit was super strong and I think the coolest part was that her husband got to baptize her! Not very many people get to say that! So Good for them! They are gonna be a super strong family and I am totally coming back when they get sealed in the temple!

Then today we were playing basketball and we were really having a good time. But Elder Wright had to ruin it and sprain his ankle! Then he was crying like a little girl saying it hurt so bad so we took him to the hospital and spent the rest of the day there! Such a baby! Haha! (He loves Elder Wright)

Well I love you guys and thanks for all the love! have a good week and talk to you next week!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Week #78 1-18-16

Missionaries exploring Jump Creek

Hey everyone! How is it going?? My week was really good! We did a crap tone of service but it was really fun! We helped this kid in our ward with his eagle scout project so hopefully he will send me the pictures but we will see! We also went out to the dairy again and it was pretty fun! Other than that not a lot has happened! Brittney is getting baptized on Saturday and I am super stoked! It is gonna be great! Also we got a call last night from ward missionary with a golden referral! They even set up an appointment for us for tomorrow so we are gonna go teach him! He is already talking about being baptized and coming to church! we are super pumped! He has a word of wisdom issue but we will make him stop!

Well I am sorry my email this week is so lame. There are missionaries waiting to get on so i love you guys and thanks for all the support! Have a good week and don't take any wooden nickels!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Week #77 1-11-16

Learning to milk cows!

Hey everyone! This week has been really good and flew by really quick!

So we started the week off with exchanges! It was good because I got to hang out with the Zone Leader all day and see how he works and learn from him! We went to what they call "U-tuesdays". Basically it is just an open house for investigators and less actives to get a feel for the church and feel the spirit! It is really good!

Then the next day we went on exchanges again, but this time Elder Ward (previous companion in Nampa East) came with me and Elder Wright! We had a good time!  But we went to the Dairy the next day! That was fun! Elder Ward was hoping a fence and he got caught up and fell face first into a crap ton of crap! hahaha he smelled like..... yeah! Anyways, we also revived a cow! It was crazy! We were driving down the row of cows and the owner was freaking out because there was a dead cow in the middle of the field! Then I told him that it was still twitching and he threw the truck into reverse and got out and hopped the fence and we ran over to the cow and stood her up because she was really bloated and was about to pop like a balloon! But we saved her before she popped! It was really funny though because the owner looked like he belonged on bay watch when he was running to the cow! It was really funny! Me and Elder Ward couldn't stop laughing! haha! 

Also a member from Kuna came down and visited Elder Wright! They are super cool and it was good to see them! We also helped a member fix his Buggy and it was fun! He got covered in mud when he drove it because it was super muddy! Haha
Well I love you guys and hope yall are having a good time without me! Because I am having a good time with out you! haha love you guys! Thanks for everything!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week #76 1-4-16

All of their Christmas loot!

Elder Rogers and Elder Wright!

Hey everyone! So this week has been pretty good! We had a lot of fun. Except for the fact that it is so stinking cold outside. The other day we were driving and it hit -1 degrees and I thought I was gonna die! But other then that it was a good week! We had new years so we had to be in our apartments by 6:00 so we got to catch up on some sleep! That was pretty nice!

This week we got to go work on the dairy! It was freaking legit! Got to drive the huge freaking tractor! And play in the poop and milk some cows! Funny story, we were riding on the tractor and I looked at Elder Wright and asked if he had the phone, and he said no. So neither of us had it. So we were looking for it and found it in a pile of pooped that got ran over by the tractor! haha it was super funny! But don't worry our phone still worked! haha The only bad part is the phone still smells like poop, but that is okay!

We also had a lesson with Brittney and we postponed her baptism, because she wants her family to be there. So no worries, she is still gonna get dunked!

Spiritual thought:
Mosiah 4:9

Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.

I really like this scripture because it helps us realize that Heavenly Father can see more than us, he can see beyond our instant gratification. He has given us commandments because he knows what we CAN become. Where we only know what we WANT to become. He knows us better than we know ourselves. So trust in the lord always and let Him guide you.

Love yall! Have a good week! Happy New Years!