Monday, November 25, 2013

Pictures from Week 7

His Daily workout

Week 7- Derry, New Hampshire

Hey guys! Sounds like its been a pretty good week for you guys.  I'm sure you guys are super excited for the trip to Moab, I'm jealous!  We better be doing it when I get home. SO as for this week, it was pretty good. Monday night I went on companion exchanges with one of the zone leaders, he came here until wednsday afternoon. I learned so much.  I really liked him a lot, we had a lot in common. He plays baseball and other things. Then the rest of the days were the same, just a lot of finding etc. Actually on Saturday night it was a crazy night. SO we walked in the apartment for dinner at around 6 ish and it was a clear sky, didnt look like it was going to rain at all, then as we were done with dinner we walked out, I noticed there was white all over the ground and we looked up and it was snowing like crazy. So we decided to go for a walk instead of driving to be safe because they hadn't salted the road at the time. On the way back to the apartment, there is a big field of grass by us and Elder D and I were wrestling a bit just to have fun, then my implant fell off and fell in the snow. So we were on our hands and knees looking carefully to find it, there was barely any light, really dark, and it was snowing a bit. After about an hour of looking, we decided to run back to get the car to use its lights so we could have more light. So we did, and luckily after about 15 min I found it by crawling and feeling something on my knee. Surprisingly it still worked despite how wet it was. Definetly a hand of the Lord there. But ya, its just been really cold lately. Its 18 degrees right now. Its freezing. That's cool you guys went to Irvine, what else is new? How Sam and Kate doing? My companions doing fine, he's a great missionary and companion.  I enjoy him. Love you guys!!

 Sam got his hair short!? Tell him to get a better pic! And maybe spike it up or something. I'm so glad he decided to do rugby, he'll have fun and it'll be good for him. Soundsd like the playoffs were very furstrating. But I'm glad its over now, she can look at club now! Maybe have Sam get the night season pass if he wants to, the snow should be great this year in CA. Sweet, please keep checking just in case. I won't be spending too much anyways. There's not a lot of familar restaraunts around here, there's Cracker Barrel, Applebees, and the original fast food stuff. The only place we can really shop for clothes is TJ Max. But i really like that place. Transfers are this Saturday, I dont know, because im a new missionary I'll probably be with my trainer for another transfer, because that is how it usually is, but we never know.  We dont play a lot of sports here sadly, I wish though, its usually shopping, emailing, rest. There's just not a lot to do here in Derry. I've been trying to find something though! Im going to the Rojas, the same family with that daughter that commented on that instagram pic, for Thanksgiving.

Pictures from week 6!

In the paper for working in the soup kitchen.

Week 6 Down- Derry, New Hampshire

Hey Mom and Dad,

      Man I get so excited every time I'm about to open my email to hear from you guys. It shows how much I miss you guys. Its crazy I've been out a month and a half. It doesn't feel like its been that long but at the same time it feels like its been so much longer. Dang, sounds like everybodys been getting the flu recently. I'm still debating to whether I should use my money to get a flu shot because I really dont want the flu at all. Thats a bummer that Abby lost, but now she needs to focus on winning JO's this year for 5 Starz. Kate won the whole thing?? Dang thats so awesome. And that sick that sam scored a PK! What a stud. Abby went to the Abel's Grandparents house? I love that place, and that building she talked about is so creepy but so cool. Wait cody got enganged? Wow, I didnt expect that at all. Thats good I guess. It's actually really warm today, I'm wearing my short sleeve white shirt right now and it feels soo good. 
       Hey guess what, two big things happened last week. We had zone conference and Elder Nielson who spoke in conference came! It was sooo cool. He's such a great guy. It's funny at the same time because he's the type of guy who if he was my age in high school, he would be hanging out with my group and I cause he was a stud in high school. One of his stories he told that was funny was when he was walking around, he heard someone call his name, so he turned around, and it was the prophet! He started freaking out, obviously. So when he came up to shake his hand, he asked, "How tall are you??" So that was pretty funny. It was a cool day, nice to get out of Derry. Then yesterday, I spoke in church with Brother Whitney, who is a return missionary that just came home last week. I did great!! Despite the fact I only had 2 hours to prepare for it. I got a few good laughs out of them so thats good. Haha. Then Brother Whitney went up for his homecoming talk, the first thing he does, is tell me to stand by him, and told Elder D to stand, and bore a huge testimony about missionary work and thanking us for our decisions to serve a mission. It was super cool. We talked a lot between, and I like him a lot. so ya that was my week!  My companions great. Overall, he's a great missionary.  What else is new?? I miss you guys. I love you guys!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pictures from Week 5

Max got to see his good friend from the MTC this week!

Miles from Derry to Roseville!

Elder D's mom surprised the boys with pizza!

Kate made this bracelet for Max before he left!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Week 5

Week 5
Novemeber 10, 2013

Hey Mom and Dad! Things are going good here, this week we had companion exchanges so I was with a different elder from Monday until Wednesday in the Georgetown area. It was sooo ghetto, but a really cool experience. I got way more teaching there than the whole time I’ve been here in Derry. haha. Elder D is good, were having more fun being together, I do like him.  The first transfer is on the 31.  But I’ll probably be staying here with Elder D. since I’m kind of still a new missionary. I guess that’s just how it is, but it may not be that way at all. So I guess we’ll have to see!! I really like the ward here though, I love everybody especially the youth, so I don’t really want to leave here for a while. I got the package, I loved it, It was perfect! The photo album is something I really needed!  It has helped boost up my confidence so thank you. I love It!
I know, her name is Sister S, she left the room and came back with her iphone and asked for my moms phone number so that was really nice of her. It’s starting to get a bit cold, I guess its supposed to snow the next few days so well see how that goes. Saturday was cool because we went out with a member in out ward to find less actives.  Because of the drinks the member bought us, we had to go pee really bad, so we stopped at a gas station, and asked to use their restrooms, but they didn’t have any so he told us to go next door to this restaurant.  While we were using the bathroom, the member came in started talking to one of the young employees. She asked a lot about us, so he started to explain who we are, she was like, OOOO Ya I kind of recognize them. When Elder D and I came out, she started asking questions about us, and we ended up talking to her for like a half hour, and she now has our phone number, so hopefully the lord had prepared her for us and hopefully she’ll call. Then we got another referral right after we left the place, so we quickly contacted him, and he’s super interested, so we gave him a Book of Mormon, and bore our testimonies, and now he’s gonna call us when he’s ready after reading it a bit. SO that was pretty cool, a really good day!
All areas have a car, but some of them do car share.  But ya things are going good! Love you guys! Thats awesome that she made the playoffs, I’m happy for her, hopefully they’ll do good, even though thats unlikely!  Haha  I’ll be praying for her. Tell Bailey congrats on his game, thats sweet!  Miss you guys!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Week 4! Week 2 in Derry, New Hampshire

Hey Mom!!
     Its been great!!  But we still have a lot of fun together! Hey, I got my first referral yesterday!! Even though it was from a 12 year old were still happy about that because we literally have no one to teach. That's good for Chance he actually emailed me, it sounds like hes doing great!!  Ya, the ward is really spread out, luckily we have a car, but we only have limited miles each day, so we cant really travel a whole lot. The bishops great here, hes a good person, but I love the 1st counselor, Bro. Tremblay.  I'm super excited for Brigham!!  I cant wait to hear where he goes!  I miss you guys so much! But everythings been going good here,  just the same. It's starting to get a bit cold here, I cant wait to hear from you guys. Umm, the transitions still a little tough on me, I'm just not used to always having to study, but its still great. I will send you home a flash drive that has all of my videos, but make sure you send it back after you upload them on the computer. 
Love you!! email me soon!!

We go tracting a lot, but lately we've been trying to visit less actives too. Everybody was freaking out the day after the Red Sox won!  I could tell they won before I even asked who won. Pretty funny how everybody loves the Red Sox here!

Haha it's all good, I'll just get used to it. Ya its gonna be the same for me. Ya it does, I cant wait for my first baptism. No Facebook here.  Man that's awesome for your missionaries, I'm jealous they can use it.  It's been getting a bit cold, the weather is weird, it will be cold one hour then hot the next.  Like yesterday was snowing a bit in the morning then it was hot in the afternoon.  I love you guys and miss you guys so much.