Monday, October 28, 2013

I have already caught the Canadian accent Aye!

( oh guess what I have already caught the Canadian accent Aye! Haha well boy I am going to tell you about my week!

Okay Mom I know that you might freak out when I tell you how my really event-full week went, but try not to because Me and Elder Hayes are okay. :) So here we go! So Friday we picked up a new Investigator and we went and started teaching her the Plan of Salvation and while we were teaching it she pretty much just butted in and starting teaching us about the plan of salvation! And everything she said was right! She was like " OH I have been studying already about all of this stuff", we were like what? How? She's like OH I have been studying it on So we asked how she felt about baptism and she said that she doesn't know enough! And we bore our testimonies telling her that she knows enough. And she wants us to come back again this week and see how she feels about it, and I gave her 2 Nephi 31: 16-21 to read and to ponder about! but next time we are going to have her listen to that talk from I think Neil L Anderson, and it talks about how we know enough. Okay So after that we help Serve Natives Lunch at Salvation Army, and There were 2 fights in that 1 hour. And the Cook was showing us all of his scars on his body because He got attacked by a bear 2 weeks ago. CRAZY! Okay now Saturday we were walking into our apartment door from outside and Elder Hayes was ahead of me and He Stopped and hid and he mouthed the words to me to stop and hide! There was this  native lady  and she just starts fights with people and beats them up pretty good and she always has some kind of weapon on her. So she saw us So we ran to our truck and locked it and we laid back in the chairs. She walked around our truck for about 2 minutes and then she walked away about 200 feet. So our plan was to open the doors quietly and then sneak to our apartment. So when we opened the doors the Truck alarm went off and so we ran to our apartment and we barely got in before she can catch us. So we ran upstairs into our apartment and we role down our window to hear what she is saying and she was screaming I am going to kill those white boys I'm going to kill those white boys. So That was Saturday! Oh and then she passed out because she had been drinking. Then on Sunday we went walking around town and its dark because it is winter. We walked because the Roads were pure ice and while we were walking we had this guy yell at us and then he started running after us and so we were a couple blocks away from our apartment and we just ran as fast as we can and he was gaining on us and we again barely made it into our apartment. Haha so that was our week! Sorry mom that you had to read all of this but their is nothing to worry about because the Lord is protecting us! Well that is Whitehorse Canada for yeah. But we have been teaching a lot of lessons with Investigators. 

I love you mom so much, don't forget to say your prayers

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I am finally in White horse Canada

Well I am finally in Whitehorse Canada!!! So I was in Juneau all last week and we finally got onto the Ferry at 11:30 and we did not get off until 8:00 PM. We saw a couple of Whales which was pretty cool! And while we were on the Ferry we had this one lady come up to us and asked if we could do a bible study with her and of course we said yes! She brought her boy friend with her and we had a great 2 hour lesson! The lady said that she was praying that something would happen today that will make her happy, and then she found us! Then about an hour after that we had this one guy come up to us and he is from Virginia and he is a southern Baptist Preacher, so of course he wanted to Bible bash with us but we just said hey we do not want to fight, we will let you ask any question and we will answer it the best we can through the Bible (Because he only wants proof from the Bible and not the book of Mormon) so that went on for about 2 and a half hours! Then we finally arrived in Skagway at 8 and then we drove 2 and a half hours to get to Whitehorse! Let me tell you it was not easy getting passed the boarder! haha but it was fun! And now I am here emailing you guys! If you have time you can look up pictures of Juneau and Whitehorse and see how cool it is! OH and Skagway! Well I love you So much!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hey there is big news!

Hey so their is big news!!!! Right now I am Emailing you from Anchorage Alaska. I have been called out of North Pole and I am now called to go To Whitehorse Canada, and the missionary that I will be serving with is Elder Hayes!!! He is way awesome, and He will be district leader and I will be assisting him or helping him, I guess! Busy busy busy!  Their are so many missionaries that are dyeing to go there! They are all pretty excited for me, as am I! So I drove down to Anchorage yesterday which was a 10 hour drive! ( we got caught in a snow storm) And Today I Finally get to go to the Temple! Tomorrow I will be flying to Juneau, my flight leaves at 11:30 am. Then I stay in Juneau for a week because of Zone Conference! Then Next Monday I will be taking a Ferry to Skagway and then I will be driving up to Whitehorse! So I Have to make this Email short! But I Love you With all of my heart! Hey um make sure you don't send anything to Valuable in the Mail to Whitehorse because They check every package before it goes a crossed the Boarder! But you can still send stuff just not really expensive stuff!!! ( Elder Landon is serving in a Tongan ward in Anchorage! He is going to get FAT! Haha I love you Guys!

Monday, October 7, 2013

North pole at the Taylors

Well this week was kind of stressful....

Well this week.... um let me just say that it was kind of stressful. I'm not stressed about the Work. I am stressed or I was stressed about our truck!!!! So I will share the Story with you! So Wednesday we were surprising a member by cutting up all of his wood, because he has been really really busy! So we had this HUUUGGGGEEE stack of trees that were already cut down! We were cutting off the branches with a chain saw and stacking them on top of each other so that they can be easier and faster to cut! But there where these trees that we could not pull out! So us being smart and all, we grabbed a strap out of the Shop and we rapped it around the trees and then we hooked it up to the front hooks of our truck. So we were doing that and it was working. But there was this one tree that was MASSIVE So we being smart missionaries strap it up and hook it up to the truck. I was stepping on the Gas and we were pulling it out but then it would not move anymore. So Elder Landon said Get out of the truck and I will show you how it is done! Hahahahahaahaha big mistake. He pulled forward and then put it in reverse and then he hits the gas peddle all the way down to the floor! Um lets just say that I am so very grateful that I was far away from that strap! The strap that's limit is 6500 pounds SNAPPED and Shot Back into the front grill of our truck! Yeah We broke the Grill of our truck! OH but that's not all! That same day we were throwing the cut logs into the back of the truck and we threw one and it slipped and it hit the back right taillight and it broke! HMMMM can you see why I was so stressed out this week? So we had to feel out this huge report thing and then we called Elder Ferrin (He is over the Missionary vehicles) And Ummmmm Yeah that's all I'm going to say! Haha but we got it all worked out! This morning we were Pouring Cement and that was fun doing it while it was snowing!! 

Well I Love you so much and Stay Strong!!! 
Love Elder Russell