Monday, August 25, 2014

Baptisms Scheduled

 I want to know how the family is doing? When does school start?? Did you hear about that journalist on the news??? well I almost have been starving for news from home, but don't send the super fun stuff that will make me home sick. I don't want that. :) I can't believe I have been out for this long in such a fast amount of time. :)

I am seeing myself improving and I can't wait for a baptism this saturday, and then one one the 6th and then I think another on the 11th. I can'twait to do my first baptism, but I don't get to decide who does it. The person getting baptized gets to decide. I hope that everything is going well at home and I hope that life isn't too quiet. hehe.

Love you!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014


Hello everyone!!!

I am here now in South Carolina and I am loving it here. I have to say that when I was in Utah I had a lot more time. Here the time flies by so fast, I now only have 23 months exactly from today until my mission ends. My life in Utah now seems like a dream and the life here in the field is reality. 

So my flight to Atlanta was good and long. but my flight from Atlanta was short and kinda lonely. I flew on the plane by myself and when I arrived here no one was waiting for me. So a lady helped my out with a phone and I called the Mission President's Wife. They then came and picked me up. It was really funny and a good put your faith in the Lord experience.

I am in the Blythwood Ward and we are doing good at bringing back less actives and teaching investigators. I am still trying to remember all of the peoples names and matching them to their faces. 

I don't know what else to say to you all but I am still alive and I love my trainer Elder Wright. 

right now we are teaching a guy from samoa and he has a really super long name. He is totally going to get baptized. We just call him Mr. T. I think I will try to get his name fully so I can let you see how long it is. I also have been dreaming about people that don't know the gospel and I am teaching them about Christ. It really cool that I am having some of these dreams. 

I am also having dreams about home but they are mostly about my friends and family. I do miss home but I feel like I just won't get there until I'm ready. My companion said to my one day, "look up and that plane. How far away does that plane seem to you?"

I said, "about 2000 ft" It was kinda low.

He then said, "No that seems more like 2 years."

We both laughed but to be honest 2 years goes by so fast. I can't wait to see all of you again. Just don't forget that someone out there loves you.

Does God know me? Alma 5:38, 58
What does Christ expect of me? 2 Nephi 9
How can I find peace and joy? Mosiah 2, 4

I will Survive!

Monday, August 11, 2014

First Letter from the mission field

My first week out in the field has been great! I love the people and I am growing closer to the Lord. I have had a few times where the Lord has helped me out. I am beginning to notice a lot more things he has given me. I honestly love living dependently and I rarely get homesick.

I have been covered in mud, dog slobber and dog hair. I love the rain storms on bikes. The humidity isn't bad at all I almost feel like Im back in Utah ish. I love the trees and I think You guys are missing out a lot. My apartment is next to one of those 2000 foot radio towers and It is so cool to see how low the clouds come.

I have talked to a few ministers and I have already said the opening prayer in my first sacrament meeting. I sometimes feel overwhelmed and I would be overwhelmed if I was at home but the spirit just gives me that calm and peaceful feeling whenever I need it. My companion is so kind to me. He is my age and he has already been out for over a year. His name: Elder Wright.

I only get an hour every week to write. I already have a huge line of letters to respond to, and I spend most of my time writing so ya.... I wish I had more time to write but it's ok.

I hope life is great and I think that my letter writing will get better eventually but its ok for now. I love you all back at home! Good Night! till next week!