But going back to my week! We helped Todd P. Shovel his parking lot because get this!!! He was hosting a band that travels all over the world! And they Played the next day at his house! He invited us to come and he said that he would let us in for free! Man that was so tempting! haha but of course we said that we couldn't but the next day when the band was going to play! Todd called us and he said I have an Emergency! So we drove to his house and he said that his basement flooded and this was about 1 hour and a half before the band was going to play! How he flooded the basement was that the water heater busted! NO GOOD! So the funny thing is is that this guy is really rich and so He gave us his credit card and his pin so that we can go and buy him a new water heater! Haha he really trusts us! Good thing I'm a missionary right now or else! haha just kidding! So after we got it installed and stuff he introduced us to the band and he was bragging on how cool we are and so we had a conversation with the band and they were baptized.... Haha just kidding! But they really liked us so that was good! The band thought that missionaries were like robots, but when they got to know us and we got to know them then they changed their thoughts about us! Cool Stuff going up here in Whitehorse Canada! Those Canadians are still crazy thought! Haha There was some more things that happened this week but... I can tell you those when I get home because I cant tell you all of the stories while I am on my mission because if I do that then what am I going to say when I get home! haha Love you Guys!!!!!
Monday, November 25, 2013
TRANSFER CALLS!!!! DUN DUN DUNNNNN!!!! Yeah am staying with Elder Hayes in Whitehorse for another transfer! Haha So This week was a pretty good week! We did a lot of service this week! First off me and my companion have a plan! Sssshhhhhhh! So their is this Christmas party that is going on at our branch presidents house (Big House) on Dec 21 and they had one last year to and he said there was one hundred and forty people there and more than half of them where less active members and non-members! So Me and Elder Hayes are going to be working with the young men and we are making a Batman Video! Its going to be hilarious and then of course after they show our video then they are going to show a joy to the world video! Its going to be awesome! If I can get a copy then I will definitely send it to you guys!
Monday, November 18, 2013
-30 Degrees today
Sorry if I am all over the place today but this week has definitely been the fastest week so far! I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing because I am loving my mission. I have learned how to use time wisely especially when time is flying!
So Monday of course was P-Day!
Tuesday we had district meeting and we played Alaska Anchorage Mission Jeopardy! Me being the District Leaders Companion helped put that together and it was a blast! Then we asked if we could be in charge of Youngmens that day and they said sure! We called and Text all of the Youngmen in the branch and pretty much all of them showed up, well you know, its because they Love us! haha Jk but the people that came have not been to youngmens for a year or 2! Can I say that that was the best youngmens ever! we made it so fun! I pray that they are there next Tuesday!
Wednesday And Thursday again being companions with the District Leader means that I have the awesome opportunity to go on exchanges with all of the people in our district! Just like what Braxton was talking about, how exchanges really brings Miracles! We were walking down the street and these people were working on this house and they looked like they needed help and they said yeah of course So me and the Other elder ran back home! ( you will be surprised how fast you can run in the cold and I probably could of ran forever) We hurried and changed into our Service clothes and we drove to there house and helped them! Of course being Missionaries we were asking them questions and to find out pretty much all of their friends are LDS! After we worked on the house we went into their parents house next door and they fed us dinner!!!! YUMM!!! And then we Introduced them to the Book of Mormon (surprising huh? especial when all of their friends are LDS) And one of them asked about what we believed in and of course I pulled out 2 Article of Faith cards! (The Spirit prompted me to take those with me!! Yeah 100 points to the Holy Ghost!) haha They looked at it and one of the brothers put it on his laptop, right on the keyboard so that he can look at it! (He said he is always on his laptop!) (This guy is sponsored by Burton (the snowboarding company) They send him to go snowboard in Japan and all over the world!) Then we went back to the Book of Mormon and Surprisingly the mom said that she has read the whole thing! I asked her what the Holy Ghost taught her while she was reading it. And she said that she did not feel anything! So I pulled out my book of Mormon and read Moroni 10: 3-5 and after I got done reading it I bore my Testimony and said that as long as we do what it says in that scripture that I read that Heavenly Father will answer their prayers. She stood up and Pointed her finger in my face and said that Heavenly Father does not answer prayers, He took my daughter away from me! Again I bore my Testimony to her about the Plan of Salvation and then she calmed down and she told us to leave. But then we said that we were sorry. And I asked if I could Leave the Book of Mormon here on the table. And I also said that you don't have to read it, you can even put it on your shelf. But can I please leave this book of Mormon on your table? And the Brother that Snowboards Took it from the table and he said that he is going to read it and that he promises that he will read it every night! They would not let us say a prayer before we left but While we were almost out the door the mom said that she is sorry that she got mad and that she wants us to come back and talk more about the plan of salvation.
Saturday we went over to Todd P. house and he showed us how to paint pictures on rocks! So that was way awesome! He fed us P soup and dumplings!
And on Sunday we had 3 less active families show up to church!
ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE A MISSIONARY!
Monday, November 11, 2013
The week was good and Really Really busy! Whitehorse has not been this busy since June 2007! The work is progressing! Lots and Lots of Fasting and Praying! Yeah I am great-full that we got a new phone also! Walking on Ice is fun though! Haha! I have more crazy things to tell you when I tell you about my week! I Sent a Letter to grandma Shirley about 7 days ago! so hopefully she gets it! I have not gotten your letters yet but they should be coming soon! That's way cool that you saw some deer! Guess what I saw a deer too! Weird to see a deer up this far! I see Lots and Lots of Fox! I See some moose and Deer oh and dead Caribou! I don't need anything just keep on praying for me and Elder Hayes! I bet having dinner with the Rodgers was a riot! Actually I have grown a lot in the Past "4" Months! It has been 4 months.... CRAZY! Okay so Here is my busy Week!
So on Monday we went over to Jessica F. and her boyfriends house to Have dinner and she wanted to play Canadian Monopoly so we did and we told her that we had to go and she would not let us leave until we finished the game!!! Ugh crazy crazy crazy Canadians!
On Tuesday we called president and asked if we can go play basketball with this less active member whose name is Kevin! And we got permission and what we were doing was scrimmaging the High School Basketball Team! They were all Filipinos! So we beat them 6 games to 0! Haha And I am not even that good at basketball I'm fat and out of shape! But the important thing was is that they came to really like us! All of the Coaches and Players!
Wednesday we went and helped with the Special needs and the old people Curl! Like the Sport Curling like what you see in the Olympics ( Just cant get away from all that Ice) That was way Fun!. Then we went over to another Special needs and old people home and we brought them all into this room where this guy named Bob plays the Banjo for them all!
Then on Friday we went to this other church called Salvation Army and Helped them hand out food to all of the poor in Whitehorse! It was dead in there and then me and Elder Hayes were dancing and then everybody else started dancing! Just to lift the Spirits! Haha I can Not dance! Then we helped Todd P. who is A less Active member load wood all the way up to his house! While we were loading wood he told us a story about a bear at his front door not to long ago!
It kind of went like this!
So Todd have you seen much bear up here?
Yeah I just saw one not to long ago and it was trying to break down my door!
Why was it trying to break down your door Todd?
Because I was popping popcorn for my kids while they were visiting!
So what did you do?
Well I got so mad because I just barely painted that door so I grabbed my shotgun and I kicked the door open and BOOM! Bear meat for days!
That's one heck of a story you got there! Haha
After he told us that story we heard a pack of wolves coming towards us so we left! Haha we are going over there again this week to finish!
Sunday! Oh how much I love Sundays! I had the opportunity to speak on Fasting which went really good (I think)! Then our Ward mission leader told us to go to this Native church that is in the garage that is at 7 Pm So Being good missionaries we did what was asked! We knocked on the door and they were scared! they were like no no no no no get out of here we do not want you here! LEAVE! and Dont come back!
yeah that is how my week went! haha I love you all!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Okay so this week Was a really good week kind of! I say kind of because we didn't have a phone to contact people with because I dropped it in a pond ey! (I know that other missionaries around the world that don't have a phone they would probably be saying in their minds that I just need to grow up) Haha I mean Braxton is walking up a mountain before he gets to his area! But do you want to here the story?
So we went to this less active members (Todd) house to go help him load his wood up to the top of this hill by his house and he was not there and we called him and he said that he is on his way from work. So we were 50 miles away from civilization so if we wanted to go see people it would be pointless because by the time we get there we would have to head back to Todd's. So we Saw this pond by his house and it was covered in ice and it was about 4 inches thick and Me and Elder Hayes were sliding on it...... Hmmm not smart! haha He weighs 150 pounds and I weigh 230 and all of a sudden we here CRACK ....... CRACK.... CRACK and the ice is breaking so we tried booking it off the Ice and right before we got off the ice, our last steps broke the ice and our legs fell in and my hand rubbed up my leg towards my pocket and it popped the phone clean out of my pocket and it was like watching it in the air in slow motion! Yeah it was done for! So we still had to get the phone to get the Sim card out that has all of our contacts on it! So Elder Hayes has longer arms so I held on to the back of his shirt while he barely grabbed the phone.
We went to the phone store and they said that we couldn't buy a new phone because we had to be on the bill and we were from America! So we waited there for like 2 hours and during those two hours we got to know the guy and he really liked us. (BLESSING) he was like hey guys you can have my old phone. He said to come by and visit him sometime! The Lord works in mysterious ways!
So yesterday we went to go and see this him and it was 8:50 Pm and it was really dark and we pull up to his house and we see two cigarette buds and we walked up and this guy was cussing us out and calling us Bible Thumpers and all that good stuff! He was going to beat us up but then we calmed him and his buddies down because they were on drugs! Then we shared a scripture from the bible and it softened his heart! Now we are good friends! Weird how that works huh? Haha well I love you guys and keep working hard! Remember who you stand for and for what you stand for! Love you all!
ITS A GOOD DAY TO BE A MISSIONARY!!!!!