Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Super sweet week!

Our new babby boy se le llama Elder Sly!  He's awesome! From Florida too so we're a trio of southern Elders!
Here I am with Elders Sly and Elder Palmer

We had a great week together as well! Elder Sly's first week we found 2 new investigators and 3 of our investigators came to church!

It's gettin a little chilly lately, so we popped on our sweaters and went for some bike rides this week. Tons of awesome miracles we saw from it as well.

Also this week we did some service for an investigator of Elder Gonzalez and Elder Maiava's where we helped him clean up his side yard. And at one point I was in control of a gas powered weed-whacker(which I now realize I shouldn't have been #repentance), and so I go to cut some of the weeds but I give it a little too much mustard and the plastic tentacle-blade-things dig into the rock soil and start whipping these little rocks around. So because we are in a side yard that is only a few feet wide, this weed-whacker-rock-machine-gun that I have incidentally created starts to form a tunnel of rocky death, sending a grainy demise to any mis-fortunate creature that crosses the precipice of the investigators fence. And it also just so happens that a gaggle of missionaries and one investigator was standing at the "fun-side" of the death tunnel and I might have pelted each and every one of them with a bakers-dozen of little pepple/rock/sharp glass things. But after I realized the conundrum I had created apologies were exchanged and I'm sure no contention is held! Even though I'm pretty sure Elder Palmer now has a piece of Nevada permanently embedded in his upper thigh. 

Anyway, not much else to talk about this week.

Hope ya'll all have a good one! Be safe! Have charity! Repent!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Here Comes Old Man Jones

WOAHWOAH I'm already gonna be a grandfather, but also a dad again! My son will be my other son's dad! What this means is that I, along with my 6 week old missionary Elder Palmer, will be training another missionary in a TRIOOO! That's like super weird, so we are super excited!!

Elder Palmer and Elder Cartwright, the greenest

We had some pretty great exchanges last week. I went to Elder Gurr's area and we had a good day of Talking To Everybody! Elder Palmer and Elder Cartwright were in our area, running it by themselves for a day! The Lord totally strenghthened them, and they were able to do super well and set up some appointments as they Talked To Everyone by themselves! #GreenieGringoPower!

Sorry, I didn't leave a lot of time for emailing, but things have been super great, and we are all progressing and learning like crazy! Gonna have lot's of baptisms this transfer! Also the district is changing a little bit so that will be fun, lots of new faces to see!!

Us being fat (who puts donut coupons in the missionaries' mail? that's sabotage)

OHMYGOSH I almost forgot, some really awesome members called the Kelly's hooked it up with some CHIK-FIL-A this week! I had not had it in about 1 year! They offered on Friday night like right after we had eaten dinner so I was super stuffed, but I couldn't not eat it so I had to force myself to enjoy a kids size chicken nuggets box and a vanilla shake. But it worked! It was amazing!

I would have pics but Elder Gurr dropped the pelota and forgot to send me them....

Pics next week though!

Have a good week, BYE!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Livin it up in Sparks

Hola a todos!

Sorry about no blog last week, ran outta time since we were emailing in a members home. But I'm here now, and we had a good couple of weeks!

Elder Palmer and I at posing at church.

This week was much better in terms of lessons, and we found two more investigators to teach! A lot of people accepted a baptismal invitation recently, now it's just a matter of getting them to church!

Reno from our bike route!

Gotta lose them lonjas somehow!

We had a few awesome miracles this week as well! On Saturday night we taught Lupita and her two kids. Lupita says she still needs a little "preparation" before she is ready, but her kids want to be baptized so badly! So at the end of the lesson we all had a kneeling prayer and asked Heavenly Father if the 30th of September was a good day for them to be baptized. Both Arturo and Teresa said they felt super warm inside with an "awesome feeling" after the prayer! So we are super excited for them, and so glad they are recognizing the spirit! Also we realized that that day is General Conference, so we might move it a little lol.

We got some "octopus" from the Douglas's (Senior Missionary couple). It was great...

As well, we did have Kimberly (part member family) set with a baptismal date soon, but her soon-to-be husband's mother got sick and they are waiting until after her operation to get married. They said at least 2-3 weeks :/ But it's alright, it doesn't matter when it happens, it just matters that these peoples lives are changing!

we rollin in the toyota slowrolla 

Some cool stuff happened! We got a new 2017 Corolla and it's super nice! Too bad it's summer so we BIKE! Then last week we hit up el parque to have a nice lil BarBeeQue and play some v-ball. Only it was windy so lots of burgers and hot dogs were spilled. But it was still fun! Also I goofed and forgot to take pics of it :/ But I have some other ones!

Have a great week!