Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello family, how are you all doing? Having vacation I see. Well, I am getting transferred out of Umatilla. I am going to Pendleton, with an elder named Elder Snow. I am super excited and sad at the same time. I love Umatilla. The people here are super awesome. The socks are holding up! Thanks again for the package. I really appreciate it. I didn't burn a shirt, there wasn't a place to do it. Maybe in Pendleton haha. I am always cold. The investigators are doing awesome. We just found a bunch these past few weeks. one of our investigators is progressing really well! I am super excited. We have faith and hope these people will be baptized soon. I really am gonna miss Umatilla. The members are cool. But I am also excited to go to a new area. Well, not much else today. I have some pictures though!  


Friday, October 9, 2015

Hi yall, how is it going? We were so blessed this weekend to hear from the prophet and apostles. I love conference so much. It is so uplifting. Something that I learned is that mothers are awesome. I love you mom. And another thing that I got out of conference was Discipleship. I heard that a lot. And I thought of how I could apply that to my life. I want to be a disciple of Christ. Not to be an apostle, but as a normal member haha. To me, discipleship is sacrificing everything, to follow Jesus Christ. "Come follow me" he said, and I want to follow him. Taking his name upon us. Pretty much keeping our baptismal covenants. As a missionary, we are required to be a disciple of Christ. I have a fear that when I go home, I will lose all my good habits I have had out here, but more importantly, I hope I dont lose my discipleship. My goal, is to a missionary and a disciple of Christ, my whole life. I wont be a full time missionary, but I can still be a missionary. We all covenanted with God, to be disciples of his Son Jesus Christ. So lets go out there and be disciples!

Ok mom, I will answer your questions. We went to all 5 sessions at a church building. All in english. My week was good. We had another service experience. We were driving, and I dont think I even realized that the Lord was leading me, but I drove this certain way, where we saw an old man bent over pulling weeds, and I the spirit told me that we need to go help him. So we stopped, I had some gloves in the car, and we went out and helped him. He is super nice and was super grateful, and then his wife came out and she was super happy and grateful and we said that we could come back and do more service and also teach her and share the gospel. She said ya she had been looking for a church. It was awesome! The Lord leads us to those who are ready!!!! Our investiagator is still smoking. He is awesome though. We found a few new investigators. yes. Thanks mom I love you! Thanks for the ties and Belt!

Conference was wonderful, and I did get a lot of stuff out of it. I liked the Ponderizing one. That is a really good idea. I loved how President Monson was so clear on his message of Keep the commandments. There is truly safety and peace. Just like that story of the barriers. The commandments keep us safe from those spiritual sharks. And real sharks :) I cant wait to get he magazine, and read over them again. It was so good. And thanks for the pictures of the Elk's. I loved seeing those pinetrees too. There aint very many trees here in Oregon and washington. Winter is coming, and I am not too excited. I loved the summer here. it was nothing compared to arizona.

I love you guys, thanks for all that you do. I will try to send more pictures next week. I just dont take too many pictures anymore, cause we are not allowed to during proselyting time. I would love a picture of Pman and Tag. Apparantly they are getting swoll (big). love you guys! keep the commandments!