In response to his brothers going on a boys trip over Fall Break and then the cars getting 4 flat tires in the process:
Those lucky bruhs! ! hope it was fun! Actually my tires are great considering how the roads here are terrible!! i swear every time I turn around a gravel monster pulls my bike out from under me. Its ok though I just start yelling my "mormon voodoo spells" at the ground so it lets go. This week is the first time i got to run over the top of my handlebars, I am sure it looked pretty awesome! i hope.
In response to his mother saying she stayed home over Fall Break and cleaned. Good job cleaning mom! proud of you! wooo go mom!
In response to his Uncle Nate's comment on the blog: Nate, when did you hit 4'11?? way to go!
In response to Uncle Mitch and Aunt Haley naming their little one Matthew: Mitch and Haley! I mean its ok not naming him after me but then you had to go name him after my cousin??? ouch..... I see where I fall on your list.
In response to the ward finally putting up his missionary plaque in the foyer: oh no I got plaque? better start brushing!
In response to his Grandma telling me that she thinks Josh is kind: Thanks Big G! i always knew i was the favorite! Josh bringing up a family joke: Thanks ma! i always knew Joe was the favorite!
Now its game time! So after temple day, which was exhausting, we just went back to working but Heather has been sick so we didn't get to see her and Jackie is still shy and won't ask her mom if she can get baptized earlier. Little frustrated with that! But all is well!
This week was stake conference and that was good! And weird because it was my first Stake Conference away from home and the stake president wasn't my stake president. The talks were good! It is for sure easier to feel the spirit when all I do 24/7 is church stuff.
Now I have to tell this story because I literally laughed so hard i couldn't get up. The Chinese missionaries do sports night at a park where we try to pick up new investigators. We were playing soccer and we play by a baseball diamond and somebody kicked the ball over the fence and heroic me was like i am going to jump over this fence. I started running and about 1/4 of the way into the air I was like "crap" and yes. I caught the fence with my back foot and fell flat on my face. The crowd for the baseball game starts laughing, the missionaries and all the people who saw it happen were laughing. I was a little dazed and then I remembered what happened and I couldn't get up I was laughing so hard. oh man. It was gold. I tried again and made it over! Apparently I needed to be humbled!
A more spiritual event was when the AP's came over to study with us and we had a mini testimony meeting which was amazing! It strengthened my testimony even more!
So to close all I will say is that I Know That My Redeemer Lives!
Love you all! So does He!
Have a fantabulously amazingness week!
How was it going back to the temple? You know that is where Andrew and Jenn got married.
Faaaantastic!!! No I didn't. That was a long time ago.
Was it different going as a missionary in the field?
Yes they blessed the missionaries. and we were sitting right there.
So how are Jackie and Heather and her sister doing?
Jackie is very stubborn. Heather is very sick. Savannah is very strange.
You don't have to flirt to convert anyone right? The last think you want is a stalker there.
No mom. They just flock to me cause i gots that mish swag on. Just kidding. No, I have no swag. If Sam Merrill thinks I look like a goon in that helmet he should see my hair after I take it off!
What was your greatest challenge this week?
My greatest challenge? Really not too bad this week!! probably jumping over the fence.haha
When did you feel guided by the spirit?
I felt guided when I was biking one day and we went a different way to the church. I still don't know why.
Is there anything you need? I sent the package last week so you should get it this week whenever the Elder's deliver it to you.
Nope i got all I need! two legs! oxygen! a decent sense of humor! and the Spirit of God! I am home free!
Do you have enough food?
Mother, i will never have enough food.