Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I Love the Old Testament!

I love the Old Testament!

Do you know what will make your Old Testament reading better?  Getting an institute manual!  It is free to download from  There are two manuals:  Part 1, and Part 2.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Transfers...I am in a Trio!

Transfers are every six weeks. My trainer and one of my former companions will be going home during the next transfer. Transfer calls take place the Saturday before transfers. Occasionally, there will be emergency transfers out of the blue.

One of my new companions is from Southern Arizona. We like to joke that he's from Northern Mexico. He's been out for about two months. He's pretty cool.

My other new companion has been out for about nine months. He came out a transfer after I did. He's really cool, too. He's from California.

We drive a Jeep Compass. My fifth different vehicle in the mission (the five being: Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Chevy Cruze, My bike, Jeep Compass). Pretty cool.

Our new area is awesome. We've had a lot of success in reactivating some of the members, and we've been tracting a lot to get new investigators. We referred a Young Single Adult from one of our great members to the YSA elders. We've had some really spiritual lessons, and we've especially had success with the less actives in our ward.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Still Catching Up! News from September 15...

I found out I was in a trio Monday evening. So, my two new companions got "shotgunned" with me into our new area. It's fun. They're cool missionaries. Plus, one of my former companions served here.

During transfers, I saw some of my friends from my first area!!! It was so amazing. I miss them so much. We have eight hours of church meetings again, which is cool.

Our new area is such a tiny area. About the size of two of our stakes back home. The adjoining city is a lot bigger, but is still really small compared to my previous areas.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Catching Up - News from September 8

Well, I'm getting transferred.  I already learned that one of us was being transferred while the other trained. My companion is training and I'm transferring out. I'm going to a dual area in Missouri, it is in the same zone as my first area...totally excited for that. I'm definitely going to miss this area. It's been a very wonderful place.

I found out that a family in our stake at home are moving to Arkansas, and they are going to be in our mission president's ward. It's awesome!

Well, what happened this week:

  • We tried to contact Less Actives that we've already contacted...but we weren't able to set up appointments with them. Their schedules are crazy.
  • We did, however, set up appointments with our few investigators.
  • We notified an individual about the Addiction Recovery Program...she's in the process of quitting...very sad that I won't be able to see her or another one of our investigators baptized.  Oh, well. I already have a testimony of transfers, so I know that I'm supposed to leave.
  • This Sunday, I told the young men and the leaders that I was leaving.
  • We taught Gospel Principles for my last Sunday. It was amazing, and I was able to leave our investigators with my departing testimony. It was a really cool experience.

This next week will be spent packing, saying goodbye, picture-taking, etc. I'll send the pictures to y'all!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Our Area Is Awesome!

Our area is awesome.

We were finally able to get in contact with an investigator, we had a great lesson with her, and we were able to set a return appointment with her this week...AND she came to church last Sunday. It was amazing!

We also received a text from another of our investigators.  She went to the hospital this past week...well, long story short, she wants to quit smoking! She wants all the help she can get. We gave her some advice about the Addiction Recovery Program, and we learned that her son was reading the Book of Mormon AND she came to church last Sunday, too!
Meanwhile, we went to neighboring town to contact some less actives. We were only able to contact two, but they were great lessons.

That large spider that I took a picture of laid eggs. Very scary. Don't like tons of spiders next to our apartment.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Saying Goodbye...and Star Wars!

Saying goodbye to a wonderful family :(

Saying goodbye to the Frisbee players :(

Saying goodbye to the Kickstart tower.
(Don't worry, I didn't really like the taste of Kickstarts.)
I put only one can on this 319 can tower.

Saying goodbye to FHE with the YSAs.

Saying goodbye to my district

Finally, Cool Star Wars shirt with flowers!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

This and That!

We celebrated my companion's birthday, this transfer.

We have a really huge spider next to our apartment.

Finally, this is a member's dog. His name is Spencer, and he just roams around the Walgreens parking lot. He goes running with us sometimes.