Called To Serve In Orlando, Florida.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Week #72 - AWESOME

So this week was such an awesome week but at the same time a little bit difficult :) We had the baptism of the Byrd family #Byrdbath and man that was so awesome i just had a grin from cheek to cheek it was so so so good. :) Practically the whole ward was there and it just went so smoothly and the spirit was very strong. Then after the baptism we went out to teach and our day fell through and it was just rough but keeping them in my mind made it so much more sweet.

Guys I just love the gospel so dang much and everything it offers! I dont even know what to write at this moment but I do know that the time is winding down oh so fast and it kills me haha so many changes in our mission right now and my companion wont stop talking about home and singing music from home so I'm pretty trunky but still working hard :) We have been playing this card game every so often at night called superfight and it is the best, we just yell and argue about who would win and its hilarious, I'm sure our neighbors are like what is going on over there. The game lets you randomly pick a character card and two attributes and you argue why you would beat the other opponent and it is so fun haha I will send you pictures later for the baptism and you can check my blog for more stuff! :) Guys, I will make next weeks email much better I just don't even know this week bahaha

Ask me questions and I will answer, I LOVE YOU 


Sorry the pictures are bad I will send better ones next week from my camera

Monday, April 18, 2016

Week #71 - 3674 Middleburg Lane, Apt. 104

Alrighty so my address is at the top of this bad boy, sorry I gave some of you the wrong address but hopefully you haven't sent the goods yet ;) Email me your best selfie this week people?!?! We can do a contest and I'll send out the best one next week ;) Well this week has been pretty dang great we had the interview for Emily Copp and Michael Byrd they will be baptized this weekend on saturday! :D

Also, we had the opportunity to meet some really really wonderful people! our baptisms have been great but they are bleeding us dry of investigators to teach so we are finding right now and its been awesome to see the Lord rain down manna from heaven :)

So today i just wanted to share some spiritual goodness, I just want to start by phrasing a question. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU?  I don't think any of us truly understand the magnitude of his love for us.
Psalms 8:4, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the sons of man, that thou visiteth him?"
We are literally and truly the offspring of the creator of the UNIVERSE, the supreme and mighty being, master of the elements and giver of life. And his greatest creation is what? IT IS US, you can look into the vast expanse of space and search all around the world when all you have to do is look in a mirror and your staring at Gods greatest and most special creation (NO, not the mirror) So I want you to then think closely about this, who is God without us? Without all of his creations he would cease to be, because there would be no one to recognize him as such. Yet without him obviously we are nothing as well but the thought of his love for us and our love for him combine to make the supreme setting for progress and growth. God truly loves you so much, never ever forget that, when all seems dark he truly will never ever leave you. I type these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. 

Love you guys :)

(Not church doctrine, or is it....maybe you should study and find out for yourself :) ) 
PS. no pics

Monday, April 11, 2016

Week #70 - Baptism & A Short Email

Hey guys,

It has been a really really awesome week!! I wish I could send voice recordings so bad, but we can't anymore. But we baptized 2 members of the Alas family and it was wonderful, the kids are so cute I almost cried bahaha as well.

Guys, I just don't even know what to write this week i mean the work is going absolutely swimmingly, my companion and i are doing great, and nothing really crazy happened this week....except we picked up a lady named Jan and we thought she wasn't gonna be super solid because she had some pre-conceived notions of concepts in the bible but she already believes the book of mormon to be the word of God, Joseph smith to be led by God, and pre earth life, spirit world, and age of accountability for baptism. she is so freaking awesome!!!! 

Sorry this email is so short, if you have any questions just email me them :)

Alas family & brother Delap Baptizing + Elder Bigler & I

Monday, April 4, 2016

Week #69 - Conference Weekend/Meet Elder Bigler :)

So this week is been really awesome, I love General conference! It Gives such a great spiritual vibe and it made me truly remember the importance of having a living prophet and apostles and leaders that can guide us in a world of commotion.

I got my new companion his name is Elder Bigler, he has been out for 7 1/2 months and he's really awesome I've been able to have a lot of good laughs and down-to-earth and chill. I love being able to learn from all my new companions and shout out to Elder Peay or Austin Peay as he is home now and just having a good ole time.

One thing really wonderful miracle about General conference is that one of our investigators watched it and just received so much personal revelation, I think it was something so essential for her to realize that this is truly the church for her and Christ's church on earth. She is amazing and I've learned so much Charity while teaching her, she knows it is true but she's waiting on an answer from the Lord. We've talked to her and she's already received answers. Whether she knows it or not but we are just doing all we can to encourage her she is amazing. 

It's been weird to think about, after this transfer I only have a half a year left. This general conference was my second to last one in the mission and I only have one call left before I'm home. I've been so grateful to hear from you guys and be blessed by your emails and your love and support. I am keeping this email short because today I'm going to try to send off some personal emails to some people so I hope to hear back from you I love you and let me try to get some pictures for you!

Jeeping pic... Wow, so beautiful & I LOVE Jeeps
Elder Peay & the Vickery Family 
Final goodbye with Peay & Ammon Delap
 Elder Bigler & I, excuse the sweat! #gohard