Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Edmond Oklahoma- Week 100

This has been a hot week, we have been outside a lot tracting! At the beginning of the week, we were finding a lot of people, we started trying to tract in the late evening, and so far that was the best time to do that. So at the beginning of the week, we found 4 new people, only later we sadly found out that we weren't in our area... so we gave the other elders a lot of referals for them to teach. We got a baptismal date that we are excited for! The highlight of the week was two things, one was-do you remember Melody? she was my first convert- well, I got to go with her when she went to the temple to get endowed!!! She was so happy! It was great to see her again, that event right there, just made the entire mission worth it. I was soo happy that I was able to be with her for that. We also we had stake conference, and bishop Causet, was there, he is the presiding bishop of the church! So we got to meet him and talk to him for a little. It was really cool! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 99

So not that much happened this week, it was a slower week. We taught a few lessons, but for the most part it was a lot of trying to see people and they weren't home. It is pretty humid today, its in the 70's with 90% humidity, so it feels hot outside! Sorry for the short emails! We did  a lot of tracting with week, so knocking on doors. Not much else is new.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 98

So my new companions name is Elder Mickelsen, he has been out for about 17 months, so we both have been out for a while. This week we have seen so many miracles, we were able to find a lot of new people to teach, and we had to give a few of the people that we found to the university sisters because all people between 19-26 go to them, so that was sad, because they were pretty awesome! So we should be teaching a lot of people this next week! Love you

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 97

So first thing, I'm staying here in Edmond, Elder Ricks is getting transferred to Lawton, so it's sad to see him go, this transfer truly flew by! I wish we would have spend longer together. My new companion is Elder Mickelsen.  This week was great!We were able to have some good lessons this week, met a lot of people. Oh and something cool- President called us and wanted us to give someone a blessing in the city, so we went down there and it turns out the person is closely related to Elder Ricks, small world! We had a movie night at the church and we watched the Saratov Approach, that is a awesome movie! Our investigators enjoyed it! We also had a miracle last week, one of the people that we are teaching is atheist, and then just last week, she told us that she believes in God now!!! So we are excited for that :)
Guess who I found this week? Do you remember Garret? I taught him in Blanchard- he now lives in Edmond!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 96

This week has been good, the weather actually has been cooler in the beginning of the week, now its starting to warm up. We got a small storm this morning, so we got a little rain, that was nice. There was lots of thunder! :)  We have been continuing to teach a lot of people, so that has been good. And I will probably stay here for my final transfer. Also, I got great news, Melody, my first convert is going to the Temple in a few weeks! So I get to go with her! :)
There is a Storm Coming

Monday, June 20, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 95

My week has gone well, it was a little stormy last night, but the weather has actually been a little cooler than normal! We were able to go to a scout fundraiser at the church this week, and it was really fun. There was dinner there as well. Jordan Cortez was able to come out teaching with us last night, it was awesome! We had a great lesson with him there. Love you!
Special Olympics in Stillwater

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 94

We had a good week, we have been staying busy, with everything. We thought that we would get some storms this week, but so far the weather has been nice. Maybe a little rain. I'm slowly liking Edmond more and more, I think the thing that I still have to get used to is that the areas here are so big, and spread apart. So I think its the directions I'm having trouble with, but like I said it is getting better :) We are not really doing much today, shopping, maybe some sports. Love you

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 93

So we got some storms this week, lots of rain and lots of wind- no tornadoes which is good. It has been a fun week, we were kept pretty busy with everything which is a good thing. We talked to a lot of people this week, we were able to find a few new people to teach. At Church last Sunday, they announced to the ward that this was going to be my last area......... thanks..........haha I am still loving the mission, it is great being out here!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Edmond, Oklahoma- Week 92

Yep, so I am in Edmond 2nd now! It is a lot different then Del City. It's still a little weird being in the more city like areas, but I do like it - and that we have a car! :) I am so glad for that. The work is going pretty well in this area. This week we were able to set two baptismal dates, so that was great. We do some service here every week, and it all sounds like so much fun! The weather has been nice, so storms yet, but we heard that we might be getting some this week. We were able to go with Jimmy to get his Patriarchal Blessing this week, it was sooo cool to be able to be there! The spirit was so strong there, it was amazing. Like I said last week- my companion is Elder Ricks and he's cool- we get along great!  Hes been out 9 months. And it's cool, one of the places we do service here is called the hope center. It's sort of like GoodWill. People donate stuff to it, and then they sell it for a few dollars. You can buy a new GPS for $3, so can't wait to go there! Have a great week! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 91

So im getting transferred :( I'm going to Edmond 2nd Ward, the address is 3621 Wynn Dr. Apt 55. Edmond, 73013. We had a really good week here in Del City though! So we ended on a good note, there has been so many miracles this week. We found so many new people to teach, it was a week to remember. We had a lot of members come out with us, and we got in to our appointments with those members as well :) We met Rodney- he talked with missionaries here in the past, a long time ago, and it was really cool how they found him! Long story short, they literally saved his life, he loves meeting with us, sadly he has cancer and doesn't have that long left, but he is the most humble guy I have ever met, it was awesome that we found him. We had exchanges with the zone leaders this week, and that went well. We went to their area for the day. And the next day, their was a Book of Mormon play that the Spanish branch did in the city and so we got to go to that. It was sooo good, they put so much effort into that. I'm going to miss this place, I really liked it here!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 90

So this week has been pretty good, Zone P-day was really fun, we had a relay race, and some other activities, one of them was a egg toss, and there was some people that got really far, they were probably throwing this egg from 70+ feet away, and they didn't break it! There was one that bounced on the ground and didn't break.......... at one point we thought they cheated and hard-boiled it or something! Finally it broke so it wasn't hard boiled, the one that they had was one tough egg! We had lots of fun, and we had a meeting after that. We learned a lot about different teaching situations; they had some members that were in different room, and so we had to practice teaching them. It was good practice. Service at the food pantry was fun as always. And then on Friday, :) I had a great birthday! :) And the sisters threw a little party as well, it was great, best birthday on a misson ever! We went on exchanges with the Choctaw Elders, that went well. We were helping someone build a playground set for his daughters birthday, it was fun to help out, it took forever though. My knees are doing ok, I have been doing the exercises like I have been told, so hopefully that will help. The storm we got on Friday-Sunday wasn't the best. We are still really busy, and the work is starting to pick back up again. And we don't know about transfers yet, it is a 7 week transfer so we will know next week.

Elder Lyman came back to visit!

The Sisters Decorated the Car! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 89

General Conference was great this last weekend! I loved the talked by Elder Oaks! My knees have been bugging me a bit from all the bike riding and walking around we are doing but try not to worry too much about me, the Lord knows what He is doing :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 88

It's been a good week, we have seen a lot of people. The ward had a talent show on Saturday so that was really fun to go to. It was a pretty normal week this week, so not that much happened, we did get a lot more members to come out with us so that was nice to have, didn't have to bike as much. We had a zone meeting on Thursday, there was some good training there, and I am so excited for general conference!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 87

It's been a good week, the weather has been nice, and we heard that it is going to be warming up part of the week, then a cold front might roll through, so I guess we will see how it is going to go. We have been continuing to share the new Easter video with everyone, and we have been able to see many miracles from it. One miracle is with a less active member and his wife who is not a member. So we have been going over there for a while, but not much has happened, and his wife didn't talk to us that much, so we went over there and shared the video with them, they all loved it and we started talking. We were talking about family history, and that's when his wife got excited and showed us this really old Styrofoam cup with  a lot of faded writing on it. She told us that her mother one day wrote down all the family history that she knew on the cup with names and dates before she pasted away many years ago, and she has kept it ever since. So we called one of the people in the ward who is good with family history and asked if she could come with us to see them later in the week. She did and helped them with a few things, we came back the next day after that, and his wife was totally different, she was excited to see us and let us inside, and they told us that it was great that that member was able to come over! They weren't able to set up a account that day, so I played around with it for a while, and finally I was able to make everything work, and showed them a little how to do it, and find people on the church's family history website. So I connected a few people together on the members side, he already had some family lines that went back to 1300. Someone else in his family has been doing it as well, but it was really cool to be able to show them that! He then said its probably time he gets back into church. Got a miracle all because of family history!!! On Thursday, we went on exchanges with the zone leaders, it was fun, I went to their area. It was nice to be able to be in a car all day! :) We had some miracles with that as well. The last appointment of the night we tried a former investigator again, and we taught him the restoration, and set a baptismal date with him, it was soo cool! So our investigators are doing good! :) We have a baptismal date set with one of them, that we are really excited about! 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Del City, Oklahoma- Week 86

This week went well! We worked pretty hard this week, the weather has been nice, and every morning it has been foggy so that is cool to see. It has also rained a few days this week, luckily we were never caught out in the rain. We had some good lessons with our investigators and also some of the less actives that we are working with. Service at the food pantry was fun, they just got some more storage space, so we spent the time there helping them move stuff in the storage. We had dinner with the McCunes, they are still doing great, I am so glad we were able to meet them, and help them come back to church. We have been starting to work on the names that the bishop told us to go see, and it is getting done, and we were already meeting with most of the people that he told us to see, so we just have a few more, and we were also able to meet more of the members as well, so good things are happening in Del City. On Friday, we had more of a zone meeting than a district meeting, so I didn't have to plan a training, I only have to do one for this week, but the zone leaders talked about the new Easter Initiative, I really like that video, I does remind me a lot of the Christmas one. On Saturday, we helped one of the sisters investigators move from their apartment to the next building over, there was some really funny parts of that move-so they have a huge and heavy mattress, so we are barely able to carry it out to their van. We then stuff that into the van, and put the box spring on the top of the car BUT the car won't start, so we put the car in neutral and we ride as far as we can with that, and then all we have to do is get it out of the car and push it the rest of the way. It was pretty funny, anyway, we got it all done and moved, so that is good, and it felt really nice outside that day too.