Kirkland Temple

Kirkland Temple

Monday, November 28, 2016

Apartment Smells Weird? Great Pics

I am doing great mom. My apartment is ok i guess kinda smells weird but it works. Theres hot water two beds and heaters so its perfect. Elder larsen is pretty cool he's super chill and we get along just fine. Kaitlins doing great we should be getting her to the temple here pretty soon to do baptisms so maybe ill see erin. Andrew is progressing slowly it'll take him awhile but we are patient. he's 12 and his mom isn't a member and until andrew shows interest it's a no on baptism. we have a couple of really good potential investigators but untill they pregress i won't talk about them. Theres a lot. Im doing ok with the cold but it's suposed to get a lot colder really soon. And we still don't have miles till next month it's ok im lossing weight. something cool we went and played volley ball asa district so i still got that part of tghanks giving. I think his fist name is brennan. I got one box the other is probably ar the mission office so i might get it soon. 

Ok i have some requests for some things
1 can you get ahold of Daniel Babcock and get his new Zealand stories i've found a lot of people interested in it.

2 can i have more family stories like the Strickleys and what not

3 send that cool wooden puzzle plan of salvation.

4 what do i do with all of the little thinsg you send me?

Monday, November 21, 2016

NO ALARM! Security! School of the Prophets

Well Its been a fun couple of days. Our Alarm didn't go off in the morning. So the the security woke us up, so a great start to a mission. We then flew out to detroit. Luckily I sat right next to two elders so i took a long nap. It was the best and worst nap i ever had. We then had an hour Layover in the detroit. A super nice member bought us some lunch. which coasted a lot there was 14 of us. So super expensive and nice. We then flew to cleveland airport. And again i sat next to elders so not much talking on the airplane but i had a card on me ( thanks Parker ) and i wrote a message on it and gave it to a set of sisters that were talking to a man on the plane. Well the first night in cleveland we had dinner and interviews and then went to bed. Like an hour early. The bed was super nice. Kind rude to start with a nice bed. We then took the tour to kirtland. And I talked to Carl A anderson. and he remembers papa. and says hi to him and president Beus in the ward. It was a cool experience. In the cleveland mission we start our mission. in the school of prophets and we end it there too. I then got my first mission companion. His name is Elder Larsen. He's from mapleton Utah. and i still don't know how long he's been out. But he's pretty cool and after we drove for 2 hours we arrived in Uhrichsville Ohio. It's a dump. Im gonna be honest its a bunch of white people who don't work. My area is called the New Philladelphie south. We are at the bottom of the right hand side of the mission. Our apartment is probably one of the nicest buildings there. AND I LOVE EVERY SECOND HERE. It's crazy. I literally walked into a baptism so not even a week i have a baptism under my belts. Her name is Kaitlin. And pretty much her friend was baptised like 7 months ago. And her friend sydiny just invited her. And it was pretty awesome to get a baptism already. Oh another bad thing about this place the roads are terrible, no one brushes there teeth. and everyone talks. so much. They never stop talking. it's so hard to stop them and actually talk about the gospel. oh and were out of miles. so ive biked so much already and its freezing here. It's so cold. And i know all of this kinda sounds depressing, and it kinda is. But the ward of only like 40 or 50 people are great. Theyre happy they help so much. theyre all humble they all work hard. And its great to work with them. I'm pretty sure none of the work here would progress at all. But the lord is blessing this ward so much.

So we have twoish investigators already. Andrew he's 12 and in a part member family and he has so many questions. and he has to convince his mom if he wants to be baptised.

second one we just met yesterday is sam. and sam seems pretty interested. He liked the Idea of joseph smith so. it should be easy after that right? 

But after all of this i still love and learn more from the gosple and its crazy how much i learn. Itrs pretty hard to study in the morning but what i got this morning was that god has been the same will be the same and he will never change. If he has loved ypu before a trial he will love you after. in the name of jesus christ amen

Elder Beus.

Friday, November 18, 2016

I'm Still Alive...

So next week is weird P day is on thursday. But i still have time to email on monday so dont worry. My companion is chill and i cant say much right i say more monday love ya.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Only 17, 520 hours, give or take...

Well hello again everybody

this week has been awesome just like the last one. The spirit here is truly amazing and defies all description. Get it like the first visit which you have to memorize. Luckily i got. and also you have to memorize your missionary purpose but with zions camp i was the first one to have it memorized. But going back to the spirit here. Lately i have been getting memories of my past that i didnt write in my journal kinda feels like im getting a second chance and its awesome. Another cool thing is we get to do things called TRC's here and that means we get to teach real people, not sure if some are baptised or not. And its great any ways. Me and my companion had both of our TRC's say yes to baptism. It was great. Theres one problem here. The temple isnt as cool as the ogden one. But of course the spirit is still the same in both of them. Which is awesome to think that all the temples have the same type of purpose and spirit in them. Its pretty sweet. Or like how one of my companions says its sweat ( he makes it sound like sweat not sure why.) 

some cool people showed up this week first was sister sister oaks baker forgot her first name. She gave a great devotional through music. Her and her family are all musicians and she just played awesome songs and then would talk but to be honest i got more through the songs then i did the actually talking. second person was the primary president sister Jones. She kind made me feel like i was in a primary class with 1,500 missionaries. But the key thing i got in her talk was that no weapon created against me can prosper. Meaning that what ever is thrown at me i can handle it.

well everyone i leave for detroit at like 7 in the morning but i have to wake up at 3:30 then from detroit to cleveland. Im so excited to leave next tuesday its going to be awesome. 

One of the main focus this week and really all the time is christ. And i know by learning myself and loving what i learne so i can teach it is that jesus was real. and he really died for us. Always remember that. especially during the easy times. Its easy during the hard times but its the easy parts that it is hard to see his attonment in your life,

I love you all and i hope you stay safe and please pet molly for me. I miss you. but Im so glad im here. Dont miss  me to much its only 17,520 hours. give or take.

* ask seth if he could copy his cheat sheet of scripture references. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A little more time

Well I have more time then expected so I will tell you more. Here in the MTC we get the opprituinity to have two devotionals every week one on sunday and one or tuesday. The guy who spoke on sunday didnt really touch me that much. But the guy or i should say apostle. The apostle elder Nealson came to our tuesday devotional. Oh Man was it awesome. As soon as he walked in you could feel his spirit and love. And of course we stood up to let him in and it just blew my mind. Something that really stood out to me was that as elders we are epistles of christ. Not a Text or a tweet but an epistle. And we must have christ with us always. Also if any future missionaries need more of a push to go I have a great reason to. Theres a film that can only be watched at the MTC its called the Character Of Christ by Elder Bednar and it just changed my world. Completely flipped my world upside down and then shook it around fixed it then shook it up even harder. It made me think so much about the Attribute of christ. and i dont want to spill the beans but its sweet. Ok now i realluy have to go only an hour of writing time. So Love you all. I'd love to get emails from anyone.

*There this cool keyboard thing that is used for practicing typing that one of my companions have and im going to try to get the name and a picture to you but that way i can send longer messages. but just keep your eye out its had like 3000 in the name he found it on ebay. Thanks mom love ya.

Captains Log

well Dear family and friends i have lasted till the dreaded first Sunday it was pretty rough. But i've already learned so much. Just for your information my P day is on wednesdays for now. I shouldnt be here for to long. So my district is awesome, and my companion is pretty sweet. His name is Elder Page. And he is just awesome super smart. The rest in my district is Elder Truto, And elder Kirby. Elder Jones and Elder Richman. Sister garvin sister Lundquist. Sister davis and Sister Stout. Elder richman is my favorite he always says that he loves Jesus. Every time. oh uh cool thing im district leader. Cool huh. Didnt expect it but it happened. oh and their are no hangers in the MTC BTW. So folded shirts was pretty fun. I've already seen 3 people i know Parker of course that was pretty sweet. Elijah Booth i went to highschool with him. And a sister named rachel who helps here. She dated Juice back in the day.You shoulda seen the reaction when she connected that i was seths little brother.but its great here i see miricales everywhere, but its pretty rough. I feel like ive been here for at least 2 years. I just want to say thanks to james for getting the hangers to me. They have helped a lot. I would say i miss you and i do but i really do feel at home here ive got a family everywhere and the spirit. Oh Boy the spirit is awesome. If you want to write me that would be awesome. Ill reply over email though. I love the lord and I love this gospel Stay strong for me and don"t be to sad Its only 2 minutes and 54 seconds in gods time ( me and elder page had some fun math stuff ) But i Love you all, Stay converted to the church. sorry i Cant write much i gotta do laundry gotta look good. Love ya

* i need a hoodie for P day stuff. The ogden high one would be sweet just put it in the box for my mission though.