Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

It was coo, a few days ago we just decided to tgo to this members house and it just so happened that he just finished calling like 6 people to try to give his baby a blessing so we were able to do that. then we went to read with mary white and her baby was sick, so we gave the baby a blessing and the mom said that just before that, her baby we couching since 5 a.m. and she was just about to bring her to the hospital. but then we randomly showed up (an appointment that she forgot about haha) and gave the kid a blessing. right after the blessing she stopped coughin. she texted us later in the day and said, "she still isnt couching" so we replied "thats great! blessing work".
so its been a tough week but we're pulling through it. with the member discussions... we do five names from each auxilary that they give us, part member, less active, or active members, just to give us people to teach. then if those people want off the list they need to refer us to others haha so ya the wards arent doing very well on getting us those names so we just set it up ourselves, for now.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Sep 22, 2012

today we went to an appointment with byron, a former investigator, but it fell through. then we went to sis salizars and set up service for next week. we then read the story of abinidi and taught the 10 commandments to the niels. we then stopped by jennine filmores house and she is awesome!she is crazy spiritual and I just felt a connection to her. and her son noah, 12 years old, is awesome!!! They are both members and we just saw them on the member list and stopped by. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday September 21, 2012

today sucked! all of our appointments fell through! thats all I have to say about today!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday September 20, 2012

today was crazy slow too!!! but people finally let us in. we talked to the Paez's and set up doing the lessons over there so we can have more practice. then we met with zion and watched finding faith in christ.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday September 19, 2012

today was very slow! but we finaly got an appointment with michael and talked for 3 hours. he needed to vent because he just quit smoking on monday. then we had a lesson at the farleys with the son john and his non member wife rachael. she is solid! so we are going to start the lessons with her. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday September 18, 2012

today we just went around and did a lot of visits, or which no one was home, except a potential investigator, henry. we offered to give a blessing on his home and his girlfriend came in, who had taken the lessons before in california. then we told them the Joseph smith story and it ended with us talking about church attendance and we invited them out to stake conference. then we had an appoijtment with shirley johnson and taught her and her friend

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

hey family!
so this week was great! Wednesday I received a call from president Black saying that I'm going Senior companion... so I was like ok great thats kinda cool... then thursday I get a call from the Assistants and they say I'm getting Elder Andrew James Smith, who has been out longer than me! so I'm pretty nervous! 
Sunday we had the baptism for Zion Jones and it was awesome! there were over 120 people in the relief society room... we were gonig to move it to the chapel but we just had to start. 
it was aweosme cause the guy who baptized zion, his cousin Aaron (in his late 30's), said that this was a long time coming...zions dad, before he died blessed him that he would get baptized. but the rest of the family are not members so the fathers family, after he died, hads been trying hard to get him baptized and has tried many different sets of elders. but he was so appreciative of us and it made me feel really good. 
so this week is going to be hard but we'll get to work and start knocking doors! Love You All!!!
Love Elder John

so today was transfers and I got to meet Elder SMith. so then we went to dinner at the Dailys which was fun.

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012

sorry this email and ther others are short but not much is going on... we have transfers this week so we'll see what happens... Im doing really well!!! thank you so much for your emails and also for the boxes!!! the boxes are how I'm going to get through the mission!!! lol I really enjoyed the oatmeal and the yogurt and nature valley bars!!! if you could make any cds and send them that would be great! like 'dances with wolves' and 'rudy' or any other soundtracks that are purely instrumental... and any classical music. oh and handels messiah!!! if you could send that sometime! thank you so much!!!
Im doing really well!!! the homesickness is kinda over... I'm pretty much accepted that this is my home now... although I miss you and everybody like crazy... its not as crapy as it was before. These last two transfers have gone crazy fast... even though I only have 15 more to go haha but the mission will go by really fast!!! I dont have much time today but I love you and I love everyone that supports me! tell them thank you for the letters and I look forward to them! also if you could ask bishop bertoldo where his brother lives in vegas that would be awesome!
Love You!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 3, 2012

hey what was that part about 'i don't think these are mutually exclusive'? anyway... things are going great! today we went to our stake center for our Fun Run for the whole stake. we biked 25 miles... which was horrible because I haven't been able to get hybrid tires... so I had mountain bike tires... and biked for two and a half hours straight, so that bit.. but the bike is crazy awesome by the way. then we went to IHOP!!! but we have a baptism the week after next! its awesome! for Zion Jones! this awesome 13 year old!

Saturday September 1, 2012

Today was interesting. last night we got a call from on of our investigators/part member families and they said they thought they had a ghost in their house and wanted us to bless the home or something.. so we called their home teacher and bishop Richins and us went over this morning. we talked about it for a while then gave a blessing and it was awesome! cause he commanded the spirits to leave and you could feel the spirit come into the home! (the good spirit haha)
Mary white came to the baptism and loved it! she said it just really hit her hard! we also invited her to come to this Fun Run we are having in the Stake on Monday, and she was really excited! her and her husband are extreme outdoors men. so things are going well with them!
We then had a lesson with Michael and we were waiting forever and he showed up just as we were leaving. so we had two young men there and talked with him and taught a little about the temple and he asked about tithing and we committed him to keep the law of tithing after he is baptized.

Sunday September 9, 2012

Sunday sep 9 2012
I havent written much lately but things are going well. we're coming up on week 6 of the transfer so I dont know whats going to happen! but things are picking up on thoth our wards! we have zions Jones being baptized this sunday! and we are close with setting the whites with a date, they just need to figure out their work schedulre. we have had a ton of lessons this last week! a less active member said they would start coming back to church and we are meeting with a lof of other less active families.
we taught this 10 year old girl aurore ling on her front portch. it was kinda cool cause the sun was starting to set and right after I said the first vision I looked to my right at a tree and the sun was behind it and was shining through... i cant describe it but it was really amazing.