Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Keep the good times rolling

"I am a representative of Jesus Christ"

All throughout my time on my mission I have been trying to think of a phrase that will catch peoples interest. Well I found it this week. This phrase is fairly simple but it is amazing the effect it can have! I still Remember the first time that I used it. It was on Wednesday of this past week. We were tracking around not having much luck. I go up to the next door to knock on it and this phrase came into my mind. It was the first thing I said, and I could see that he was already interested. He invited us back. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to say that


Wow, I have learned so much this week. It honestly feels like this week also just flew by :) I love it! Something that I tried this week was to read my patriarchal blessing before I do my personal scripture study. OMG it made scripture study so much more exciting. I read Mormon 9, an awesome chapter that I would recommend to anyone :) 

Saturday night this past week was one of those night that I am going to remember for the rest of my life. It was awesome. We went over to the Henshaw family. They are a part-member family. We did some service, ordered some very good New York style pizza, built a fire and talked. We didn't get to talk that much gospel but the most important rule of MY mission is to fellowship. We did, and it turned out to be a night that reminded me of the good old fire at Checkett's house, music and fire at The B, and fires at my house. I don't know what it is, but having a fire and people around that you care about is the best thing ever! It also reminded me of this awesome opportunity I have out on this mission. 
Let the smoke clear so you can be reminded of the good times 

We are going to be friends for ever. Elder Fletcher and Elder Parkinson

"Chubby Bunny"

The Apartment Crew

Selfiies for DAYzzzz

We did also get to do a lot of service before the Henshaw. There is a family named the Robins. We get the opportunity to eat at their house every Wednesday, they are the BEST! So all day Saturday we were over there racking leafs. HAHA as you can tell by the pictures there were a lot! This is actually only about half :) So yeah we racked 3510 gallons of leafs, I am a missionary and I rack leafs. 

Oh so the reason that I am not on email till today (Tuesday) is because we had Mission Conference yesterday. It was great! We had Elder Sitati of the 1st quorum of the 70ty! The spirit he brought into the ward building was so awesome! 

 I assume of you have heard. There was an awful disaster in the Philippines. PLEASE pray for the people there. Especially the missionaries, but ESPECIALLY my sister! Love them to death and I can't imagine what is happening there. The Lords works in mysterious ways. 

Lastly I want to mention about a talk that I read this morning during my studies :) Elder Shayne M. Bowen talk "Because I live, ye shall live also" it is from this past year conference: http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/because-i-live-ye-shall-live-also
These are pictures that I took this past week as we stopped,  so we could take in the beauty around us. More importantly though these ducks reminded me of my Grandma, we used to feed the ducks together :) Love my grandma, love ducks and love this talk. It assures me I will be with her again! 

Thank you everyone for all of your support and love :) Love you all, take care and be safe! 

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