Monday, August 13, 2012
So do these things still get published or what? Haha this week has been crazy! Monday WE WENT TO THE ZOO!!!!! WHO0O0O0O0O0O0O0O0O0O0O0 haha it was awesome. I saw an orangutan who gave people kisses through glass, and another gorilla vomit, then eat it's own vomit. Twice. Awesome. Plus I got a sick shirt! Tuesday was a super awesome and spiritual zone conference, I was super pumped! Didn't get the cleanest car award, but oh well. Then on thursday we went on exchanges with 16th ward elders, when I met the Raught family! Haha super awesome. It was awesome to meet them! Friday we had a zone training meeting (it's a new thing we're doing where zone leaders host a meeting for the zone and we discuss problems and what not) it was super awesome too! But unfortunately, we had no investigators at church. It was cool tho cause it helped me recognize and understand once again, the lord's timing. Sometimes we do all we can, but you just have to wait a little longer. I was praying a lot about it this week, and all I kept getting was just to wait it out. So there's definitely good stuff in the future. Yesterday evening we went to a child's baptism, it was such a great reminder of why we as missionaries are out here. We didn't do anything really to help them prepare but it was awesome just to feel the spirit so strong. The church is true. Then the family fed us, bonus! Haha oh and while I'm typing this I wanted to invite EVERYONE who reads this to log onto mormon.org. It's way awesome. If you're a member, make a profile. If you're not, check some profiles out. I will be having one made probably by next monday, so ya can look for me this week at some point! It's super awesome, and making profiles and telling others about your profile will be a great blessing to missionaries worldwide! I love you all God Bless!
Flying eagle CRAW!!!!
Matching zoo shirts!
Happy 18 months?! Sheesh. Nutso. My comp made me breakfast on thursday. What a sweetheart right?! He's awesome! This week has been pretty good, not a whole lot to report on. On monday we got a ton of rain, it flooded everything!! Crazy man. It was nice tho cause the area really needed it. On saturday we walked out side and, that's right, IT WAS FOOTBALL WEATHER!! I could just smell the pigskin in the air haha. I started having my cravings already haha. And to add onto that, I got into a debate over if the eagles or steelers are gonna win on thursday with a member haha. It was awesome. Oh I had my first MRE this week, it's not bad! There's a member here who gave us some and is a jack of all trades, so he's teaching us some skills. He has a 50's willeys jeep that he's working on so it's almost like an exchange, I'm helping him with that haha. It's awesome. Yesterday there was a recent convert fireside and it was awesome cause I got to see some members from previous area that went and also the spirit was super strong! I love RCFs because it's so amazing to see and hear people who just recently came into the Gospel and were baptized and hear how much it's already effected their lives. So super powerful! Anyway I love you all take care! God Bless!
Some cool storm clouds around pikes peak. I felt semi artistic but not really haha.
This week has been pretty good, seen some cool miracles as we've been going out doing our thing! We've tried to see people that missionaries were working with before, and sometimes we've met them and they're still at least semi interested and other times we'll knock some doors around and a few times we've found people who accepted a return appt. Pretty awesome. There's so many awesome members in this ward too. I've learned so much about the army in the last two weeks haha. It's pretty awesome. On thursday I got to help shovel rocks with a green beret and a combat medic. That made me feel cool that I was able to do that with some warriors haha. Elder Behrmann and I have been having some fun telling stories of Kansas and all the such as well haha. His first two areas were Dodge City and Garden city, the two biggest towns that are in our part of kansas. I keep telling him that Goodland is where it was at haha. Anyway I love you all God bless!
First is a family from pueblo we were working with. Rain is gonna get baptized!
Craziness with the spanish missionaries and then the other is with my district. I don't remember which I attached first haha
man I gotta say it's nice to wake up in the mornings and not have sore legs!! Thank goodness I am blessed with a car this transfer! haha. The new area is pretty sweet! I actually cover Fort Carson so we go onto post all the time. It's a very different way of life out there it seems. Pretty cool tho there's lots of awesome people out there. So this week has been crazy! Wednesday was the big move day, thursday we had interviews with President, and friday was district meeting and we had to get some stuff done on the car. So all in all we only had one full work day haha. It was fun tho. The "nicer" areas here are the way nice ones in my last area haha. Elder Behrmann my companion is a cool dude, he's taught me some new games already haha. We have one person with a date right now for a little ways out but a ton of other people who are close to getting a date so I'm super excited to be here. It's pretty here too, lots of greenery (compared to Pueblo). Anyway love you all God Bless!
Happy 4th of July!!
Hope everyone had a safe and awesome holiday this week! It's been a pretty eventful week. The 4th of course is always awesome, we had some good work that day. It was funny too we didn't need to go to a fireworks show to see some, cause even tho it was illegal all our neighbors were lighting them off haha. Our investigator with a date is still doing awesome, that's super exciting! For the end of the week we were on temporary exchanges with Elder Jensen our zone leader which has been crazy. He was in my first district so it's been a blast joking around with him so much again haha. We've had some good fun for sure and he introduced me to king taco, an awesome restaurant for sure! On sunday we had an investigator come to church and had another family text us and tell us that they wanted to come but wouldn't make it before services started. But afterward we went and visited the family and they're super awesome. I'm way excited for them! Hopefully they'll get baptized and I can come down for it! So tomorrow I'm getting moved again to Fountain 17th ward, nearby where I served in 18th but not quite. I'm super sad to be leaving, especially since things have gotten so awesome here but it'll be good. I'll have a car finally! Haha even tho I don't have any idea where I'll be driving haha. Anyway love you all God Bless and keep me in your prayers!!
Happy 17 months!! That's flippin nuts. It should not be that big yet. Oh well life goes on! This week has been busy! We've been doing a lot of service recently. Elder Bredthauer and I figured it out that we spent 6-7 hours in two days with shovels in our hands haha. Pretty sweet. One project was digging a hole for a sewer line problem and after a series of people going to help at different times Elder Bredthauer and I got it to 7 feet. Pretty awesome, we put in a nice step system too haha. Oh, I finally got another flat tire yesterday!! Kinda random, my tube slid inside my rim, but it's all good cause I had an extra waiting at the apt haha. So we have a new investigator, and it's pretty sweet cause they're originally from farmington, nm! Hey I know that place! Haha. It's a small world! Elder Bredthauer and I have been getting creative this week, and he's mastered being a sniper with a blow gun for nerf darts. He crawled under a bed at another missionaries' apartment and took them out when we were there haha. Anyway love you all God Bless!!!!
This week has been crazy! Been long but hey I made it! We've had record heat here of 107 and it's been quite challenging, especially since I am definitely not a heat kinda person haha. I'm trying to learn new tricks and ideas to stay cool haha. We've been working with some people still hopefully they're really embrace the gospel in the near future. OH!!! Yesterday I got bit for the first time by a dog!! Dang chihua haha. Didn't even get close to breaking the skin but it still hurt. Then before that we had a "former member" scream at us and told us never to come back. He wouldn't even hear us out about how he can keep the church from contacting him haha. Good old Pueblo. Anyway love you all God Bless!
Man who turned up the thermostat! Sheesh. This week was a way good one but dang it was hawt!! So we had a specialized training on tuesday which was way awesome. President and the APs talked about 3 types of missionaries: ones that serve because of fear, duty, and love. It was way cool! I loved being hearing about it and all that I learned. Definitely a revelatory experience. On saturday we had a ward barbeque that almost got rained out, they just moved it to the church and the rain stopped just in time to still cook so it was good! We afterwards went and stopped by a house that used to be taught by the missionaries and ended up playing some street football for an hour with their boys. I was doing great but sadly Elder Bredthauer burned everyone deep including me and caught a deep ball for the winning catch. Dang it. But afterward we got to talk to the whole family more and they invited us back which is awesome. We're really excited for more football!! I mean er... visiting them haha. Either way, all of it was totally worth the blister I got on my big toe from running in crappy dress shoes haha. I hope y'all have a great week God Bless!
This week has been pretty good! It's pretty sweet at one point we had 3 people with baptismal dates!! Only one made it but either way that's a lot of people to be working with! It's pretty exciting. It has been flipping HOT this week! On saturday we ended up biking a bunch and it was high 90 or so, pretty crazy! We stopped at one point and just sat in shade for a minute or two haha. Pretty sweet. Things with being a district leader has been going good, the district is doing awesome. Elder Bredthauer is freakin cool as ever haha he has been jumping on a trampoline with one of our investigators and doing all sorts of cool tricks haha. Oh a family we visit found a baby turtle in their back yard!!!!! Nuts! But way awesome. Anyway love you all take care and God Bless!
Happy 16 months!
Man it's crazy to think I'm actually 2/3 done with my mission! That's crazy! Things have been going good here tho! We have some great new elders in mydistrict and in the surrounding areas! It's been a blast getting to know them better for sure. The work has been kind of slow, most of our set appointments which was a bummer but we have soem sweet stuff coming up in the near future. Hopefully soon we'll have some people we'll be teaching! Either way I'm excited for it haha. On saturday we found an off road trail that I would have taken my 4x4 on so we biked on it haha it was pretty sweet! But anyway I had probably go I love you all God Bless!
Man this week has been pretty crazy! There have been colds going on and companions down with illness but it's been aweseome still!! Elder Bredthauer and I are able to be entertained quite easily haha. We have gotten into a almost scavenger hunt with a bakugan toy things in our apartment. I think the best is I put it on the shower faucet so when Elder Bredthauer went to turn it on it was sitting there. Pretty awesome. Ran into a bunch of crazy people as usual, a guy told us to chase down cars and bug them, and then talked about he can't have a car so he has to walk everywhere. To which we pointed out, the fact that we were on bikes while talking to him haha. Memorial day was pretty cool, we didn't see much success but saw some sweet jeeps and 4x4s in driveways haha. We helped a family move out of their home on wednesday and the storage shed they have has courtesy cart things. So we took a recliner on the cart and the whole time my companion rode on the recline haha. I'm a good leader, I serve others haha. Anyway love you all hope you all were safe and had a great memorial day!
So, this weekend I took over another district until transfers, so I've had to talk to 3 companionships a night then zone leaders. This is what district meeting looked like haha
Elder Bredthauer and I on a scenic bike ride
Hail from the hail storm
This week has been pretty awesome! Been hot as all get out! But still awesome. We've started playing an intense game of slug bug everywhere we have been going, which is intense on bikes haha. We got a few new investigators also that we found from tracting or just talking to people out on the streets, which is super cool! We worked on a street called kickapoo road which was freakin cool haha. Then yesterday we were unlocking our bikes after an unsuccessful tracting session when a family we met before stopped by and invited us over haha. Freakin cool. Last night we got home and were visiting our neighbor and we were off our bikes for only about 5 minutes when it started hailing way bad. It was liek the size of marbles haha it was intense!! But made for a good video haha. Anyway love you all God Bless!
This week was pretty awesome! Had some awesome adventures. First off, I've began learning how to wheelie which is super awesome haha. And I only flipped my bike over once so far! I'm doing pretty good! Haha. We taught seminary on friday, and getting there on our bikes was crazy for sure! We were digging to China one day, helping dig out a sewer line which was way fun haha. There has been some awesome random laughs with Elder Bredthauer. We've been making up our own songs and whatnot the last few days haha. Today we might do a slackline thing, pretty sweet. yesterday I was at a leadership training meeting, it was pretty interesting, kinda weird to be there honestly. It reminded me I'm supposed to be responsible haha. It was cool tho still. I got to see some missionaries who are leaving (like Elder Clark, my homie) and got a bunch of new revelation and what not. Its sweet. Anyway love you all God Bless!