Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chapter 12

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! That makes me sooooo happy that hunger games will be in my BEST MOVIE EVER list when i get back! hahahaha. And tell Anastasia thanks for having me there in spirit hahaha.  Also, thanks for sending me the white pants and those snacks, they will be greatly enjoyed in my stomach. hahaha XD.

Hey, guess what!?!?!?\ My Ward Mission Leader, Brother Bigly who by the way are an awesome family, was badly sick and called us up and asked if we could give him a blessing. So we did and guess who got to give the blessing? I did! XD It was my first time giving one and it was an awesome experience! XD. And yaaaa, about the schedule of a  missionary. While I have nothing against following it as a missionary, I definately won't be having this kind of schedule off my mission hahahaha. Elder Arrowchis likes eatting late and his late nights XD hahaha. Well i guess it's time to tell you about this last week XD.

So about the pizza challenge....We didn't get to do it ;( ;( ;(.  When monday came around they ended up calling jim, one of the people we are teaching and told us he would pay for the pizza beacuse he wanted to see us get sick, and told him that we didn't give them enough notice so they didn't make the dough for us....soooo we didn't get to do it :( but Elder Martin, our zone leader and my teamate for the challenge, said he will come up next month again before transfers so we can do it hahaha.  Which also means that i was to upset/mad about the challenge that i didn't get around to writing any letters haha. So you will have to wait a few more weeks or so to hear about me owning this pizza challenge, which might i say 20 teams have failed at and only 1 team has completed hahaha. 

Well onto the next item of discussion.  You know Jim, the person who we are teaching right now, right? Well, this last week he agreed to be baptized!!!!!! Wooooooot! He is progressing sooo much and is strengthening his testimony tremendously and it's so much fun/exciting to see him grow! AHHHHHH! (If you couldn't tell, I'm pretty excited just talking about it XD hahaha).  Oh and you can thank the McPhersons for me for sending that package and can let them know that i sported that green tie they sent me on Saint Patricks Day like a BOSS! XD. K well I shall end this chapter of my wonderfully Redunculously awesome mission here! Peace out till next week XD.

With love,
Elder Arrowchis The Awesome

(Also, let steve know that i am infact allowed to respond to snail mail and give him my address so he can send me a package XD. and tell them all that they are all awesome XD)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chapter 11

Thank you for doing that [providing dinner] for the missionaries because everyone should have that attitude about feeding them.  I have learned that attitude from being up here in Salmon.  Everyone here is sooooooo nice and almost at every dinner appointment we have they always tell us "if your dinner appointment ever falls through call us and let us know and we will feed you," which has only happened once and our ward mission leader ordered us a pizza XD. So thank you for doing that for the missionaries XD.  And we are supposed to eat at 5pm but on occasion that time doesn't work for the family so we have to eat at around 6 instead. But i do very very much miss having dinners at 10pm like we used to hahahaha XD. 

It's been snowing/raining very much this last week and been on average around the high 30s or so. So unfortunately this last week wasn't as awesome as my previous ones.  The work was coming along alot slower this last week, but this coming week it should go back to being on the awesome level again hahaha.  But it has still been a good week regardless.  We helped someone stack 10 cords of wood, which took multiple days of doing but he was very grateful for us doing it.  We have also been teaching an investigator named Jim and he is coming along very well.  He enjoys us coming over and we love going over to talk to him.  He is such a great person and he is really nice to everyone and just a fun person to talk with and teach.  The work here is great and it is so much fun being a missionary.  I love when i am teaching someone and they suddenly get that lightbulb and everything just clicks in their minds.  The Spirit is amazing and it is so wonderful to see it first hand work in someones life. 

The last thing that happened this last week was our zone leaders came down last night, because they are going to go on an exchange with us tonight/tomorrow, and we played Settlers of Catan which is one of the most fun board games ever hahaha.  Well that's all for this week so i will end this chapter of my mission here and bid thee farewell till next week.  If i don't get the time this week to tell you how the pizza challenge went you can expect a detailed description with pictures of the event next week hahaha.  Well love you and miss everyone and hope all is well back home.

With Love,
Elder Arrowchis (The one who dances better ;) haha

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chapter 10

This week was another great week!!!  So this last week Elder Clegg, one of the missionaries in my district, got transfered to pocatello and now Elder Bystrom, who was Elder Clegg's companion, got a new companion and that companion just happened to be Elder Harelson's, who is my companion, MTC companion so that was cool for them to be to see each other again. Sorry if that was confusing but just nod and say "THAT"S AWESOME!" hahahahaha.  Also, it's funny that you added that quote about answering someone else's prayer because we just had an experience with that this last week XD.  A family in the ward that was scheduled to feed us this last week was praying for a missionary experience and one night at the beginning of this week we felt like we should call them and ask them to invite their neighbors over for dinner, who we just tracted and met the week before.  The family agreed to call and invite their neighbors and their ended up agreeing to coming over for dinner and it went very well and their neighbors became more comfortable with us and we think they will be more receptive to us asking if they will take the lessons, so that was a very cool experience to have XD. 

K next story.  So there is a pizza place up here called Dave's Pizza and guess what they have!?!?!?!? If you said pizza then techinically you are correct, but they also have A PIZZA CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!! The challenge is to eat this pizza, with one other person, that is the size of 2 and a half extra large pizzas in 40 min and it has to have 2 toppings, oh and you can't throw up while doing it.  And guess what???? I am taking the challenge the challenge with elder Bystrom next monday, our p-day XD!!!! hahaha. We thought it would be a good missionary opportunity to get our pictures up there hahaha. Plus we want to dominate that challenge hahaha.  There is also another challenge down in Idaho Falls,i think that is where it is, i have heard and it is a sandwhich challenge so i plan on doing that one in the future if i ever go there hahaha.  Well, i did write down what i was going to write about this week, but i left that list back in the apartment and this is all i can remember that was on that list so yaaaa im gonna end this here hahaha.  Peace out till the next chapter of the Great Adventures of Elder Arrowchis! XD.

Chapter 9

You're right, i don't want to hear that it was 88 degrees yesterday hahaha.  I wish it were that warm up here, it's been getting really cold lately actually :(.  It has also been snowing about every 3-4 days here, which keeps ruining some of our service plans :(.  K time to answer your questions XD. We use the computers in the family history center to email home, there are 4 computers here so us and the other 2 elders in salmon can use them also.  We have a washer and dryer in our apartment, so we just do our laundry there. XD And yes my clothes are clean and i am brushing my teeth everyday and i am sleeping on top of my bed, just using my blanket i brought, so i don't have to make my bed in the morning hahaha XD. K well it's story time so lets dive into my week.  OH by the way thanks for the driving record, i can finally turn it in and prove to them that i am able to drive XD.

OH MY GOSH GUESS WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK!?!?!?!? I SAW A WOLF!!!!!! nah jk i wish i did hahaha, but i will one of these P-days when we go on a district hike into the continental divide XD, oh ya the continental drive is right next to us, like literately a 10-15 min drive hahaha.  K so this week we did quite a few service activites.  We moved some hay, we painted someone's garage, and we were going to rake someone's yard but it snowed on us so we couldn't do that, but we can't wait to go and rake their yard. 

Hmmmm what else happened this week....Well like i said we helped someone move hay, and i got some pretty boss pictures from doing that, which of course i will send after i finish this XD.  OH THAT"S RIGHT! something major did happen just yesterday! it was my 2 month mark hahaha XD.  I also got to experience my first transfer calls on saturday.  The mission president does a really long recording, which ends up being about 9-12 messages long, and sends it out to everyone via phone and we listen to them to find out what is happening in the mission. It was pretty boring/uneventful for me because i don't really know a whole lot of missionaries yet, i only know the ones from my mtc district, Elder Hill, Elder Meehan, and the Eders in my district, and i knew nothing was gonna happen to me because the training program is 2 transfers long (by the way every 6 weeks is when transfers are) so that means next time my name goes in to the Hunger Games drawing and my name can be picked to be moved hahahahaha. 

It is so much fun being on a mission! Getting to have that first hand experience of watching someone gain a testimony and have it grow is priceless and is such a wonderful thing to see.  K well, i have to go so i will end this chapter of my mission here and i will write down what im going to email home during the week next week so i don't forget, like this time, what im going to write home about on p-day.  Well Peace out and keep having a wonderful time in the Little Town of Aliso Viejo, especially at the Hunger Games Midnight showing hahahaha.

With love,
Elder Arrowchis, The one that always goes XD