20 years old!!!! When did that happen!?!!

Colby meat
Thank you SO much for the meat!!!!!! I got it yesterday from the Nielsens and it made my day!!!!! I’m so so so excited to chow down! I’m afraid the dry ice was pretty much gone…so I couldn’t do anything with it…but thanks for the idea:) They were a little bummed that they didn’t get to see you in person but said that you sound like a great lady over the phone mom:) I assured them that you are:)

Yesterday was a great pre birthday Sunday! We gave another talk in our other ward and then had lunch with Bishop Hall, his family and Deanna after church. And Tara and her boyfriend came over! They made me cheese cake like you had told them and it was a really good time.

Then we had dinner with Tara and her boyfriend and we ate tuna that they had caught a few weeks earlier in Mexico….SO good! One of them had been marinated and seared quickly on both sides…it’s called Ahi tuna…you’ve probably seen it on tv or had it.. it looks just raw and red in the middle but was SO dang good! Then they cooked some of it in mango sauce and some in a lemon crunch batter…So Good! They also are moving along with marriage plans! So Exciting!

We taught Erv this week and continue to build a better relationship with him and see him progress int he Gospel. We taught the Plan of Salvation and continue to give him more comfort and confidence in where his wife is and how he can be with her again. We focused on teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it is an unchanging plan that if we live then we’ll always be the happiest and be able to make it to the celestial kingdom. He then agreed to be baptized on the 20th of April! Great stuff!

Missionary work is going great out here! I love it!

I’m sorry to hear about Austen’s shoulder…I’ve been talking to him about it.

I’m glad to hear Connor and Jessie are doing so well in their respective sports!

I hope the business continues to blossom and keep it and the family in my prayers!
I love you all!

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Take on me….take me on, I’ll be gone in a day or two………..Gotta love the 80’s

What a good week!!!!!!!!!!!!! So first of all…..I’ve found a carriage that you can send the meat up with! His name is Dale Nielsen and he’s super sweet. He’s taking his sons down to Utah to watch a round of the basketball playoffs. So he goes down this week or next week and would be happy to pick up the cooler!

So….we picked up 2 more new investigators this week and they came to church with us yesterday and loved it. They’re a native family and they’re very sincere and actually approached the missionaries to be taught. They live in our area, so we went and talked to them and taught about the book of Mormon and church and they love it! They want God in their lives and really enjoy the message that we have to share with them. I’m excited to keep teaching them! We meet again Wednesday!

We also taught Erv that we told you about last week and that went really well. He’s progressing and continuing to think deeply about the message and the concepts of the Gospel that we are teaching. He is very intelligent and loves reading! So he had read the pamphlets on the restoration and the plan of salvation and the plan of salvation really stuck out to him. We began teaching him about that and it was amazing to see the light in his eyes when we elaborated on the Pre Earth life because it was completely new to him. He didn’t come to church but will soon. He also said that he would give the closing prayer in a lesson when I beat him in an arm wrestle..hopefully the spirit prompts him to next lesson….but if not then I’ll do what I can:)

We taught Deanna this week as well and were able to have a very spiritual and emotional lesson. Concerns were brought up and we did our best to resolve them and will continue to. She’s progressing and is SO sincere it’s unreal! I love the missionary work that we have right now! 4 investigators at church this week!

Stuff at home sounds great! I’m so continually grateful for you supporting me out on the mission.

Tell Connor and Jessie to keep tearing it up! That’s so sad that Coach V went to Bingham. I love that guy so much. but I’m sure their program will greatly benefit and continue to flourish from that.

I love this Gospel and love the privilege I have to share it! Me and my companion gave talks in church this Sunday that went really well. I related some farm stories to the gospel and it was fun to take that trip down memory lane and be able to realize the principles that dad subconsciously taught us growing up.

I love you all so much! Please contact the Dale to arrange that exchange! thank you!

So it’s been a good week!

We picked up a new investigator and I’m excited to continue teaching him. His wife died about 2 months ago and she was a member. He had promised her that he would take the steps necessary to get sealed to her and we’ve known about this for about a month and a half. The stars finally aligned though and we were able to meet with him. We were able to get a better feel for his religious background and his expectations for meeting with us. We were also able to begin teaching him the restoration as well as parts of the Plan of Salvation mixed in. He is really sincere and I’m excited to continue getting to know him and helping him come closer to Christ!

We also got to have dinner with a less active couple that were way sweet! The husband is SUPER into hunting! He took us up to his “trophy” room after dinner and it was unreal! There were mounts and antlers all over the walls and he had a badger pelt and coyote pelt hanging on the wall and an elk’s head and just a ton of other stuff! He really has a passion for hunting! It gave me so many flashbacks of living in Sanpete and how there’s so many people that eat, sleep and live hunting! Anyways, after showing us that stuff for a while and us having some good conversation, he went into telling us about his whole conversion story and his path towards becoming active again. He shared a lot of spiritual experiences and I was so grateful for the opportunity. I’ve really gained an appreciation for the opportunity to be a missionary because of the amount of the Spirit that you’re able to be surrounded by. People seem to open up after a trust and common ground is gained and you really get to become a part of their lives and get to learn so much! I love it!

Things on the home front sound great! I’m glad that Jess had such a good date and I didn’t know that she wanted to become a nurse? Since when? Growing up, I always just thought that she was going to find an occupation that dealt with horses! I remember the countless pictures she would aquire and put on posters or around her room or on her school supplies! haha I guess everyone has strayed a bit from what they seemed to be headed for as kids. Because technically Travis should be a professional hunter wearing his old gross camo hat that has a crack in the bill, Jessie should be racing barrels in rodeos, Austen should be detailing or selling cars and I should be the owner of a candy store and have invented a basketball court with a see through floor that has lava lamp liquid and wax moving throughout it….I’m pretty sure that my career is still headed in that direction but everyone else is kind of out of the running for their child hood aspirations:)

Keep giving me updates on Aust and football and everyone else please!

Oh yeah! I’m staying in this area another transfer! that’ll be 7 and a half months here! So crazy! I love it though! Things are still going well with teaching Deanna and Tara! Tara still is hoping that you can get meat up here in the next 3 weeks so that we can eat some with her boyfriend!haha And we taught Deanna this week about Faith and how to recognize and seek answers for that spiritual witness that she’s looking for and it went really well! We meet with her again this week!

Love you!

Hey, y’all prepare yourself For the Rubberband man

You never heard a sound Like the Rubberband man You’re bound to lose control When the Rubberband starts to jam…. courtesy of the Spinners..best song to do yo-yo tricks to at the talent show in 6th grade.

White out! We had a good little snow storm yesterday with a decent amount of snow but with this Lethbridge wind you couldn’t see much out on the road. So the cars were deemed “grounded” which means we aren’t supposed to drive them for safety reasons….probably more for the safety of the cars than ourselves but I’m sure we are cared about a little bit in that decision:)

We did have dinner with Bishop’s family and Deanna and Tara last night. It went really well and was a lot of fun! We were able to share a message on the Atonement in an appropriately brief and powerful way. We meet with Deanna on Wednesday and it should be a good lesson! We’re planning on teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I love it!

Also, Tara came to one of the other missionaries baptisms this week and it was a really good experience for her. She was able to see that it was an acutal meeting/service because she just thought that she would show up. Get dunked. and walk out!haha But she really enjoyed it and is just waiting on marriage in order to get baptized! She’s great! oh yeah, I’ve also been bragging up the business lately with the new website up…So I may be using it as a contacting tool…haha But seriously, I’ve told a few members about it and Tara and she said it looks so good! So I kind of brought up that when her boyfriend is back that we should have a dinner with some of our steaks….So no pressure, but someone’s salvation may depend on whether you send at least 4 good steaks up here!haha Everyone thinks that it looks so good!

Other than that, we had a really good week of teaching Less actives and investigators! Oh yeah, that picture bishop sent was during a lesson with Deanna. haha He snuggled up next to me while I was teaching.

I’m glad to hear that everyone is doing well! Wish Jessie luck for me! I’ve got a good feeling about this tournament though! Sounds like there should be some good exposure for her!

Love you! Have a great week!