Monday, August 27, 2012

Chapter 34

I guess the lord does send me to these places that are in the middle of nowhere because he knows i will find someway to make it fun hahahaha XD.  So speaking of middle of nowhere areas, my new area ririe is already turning out to me an amazing area and is tieing for one of my favorite areas.  The members here are all really nice and my companion is supah kewl.  His name is Elder Boyack and he is Korean, from Sonora California, and he is supah legit.  He is really funny, likes to have fun (a yellow XD) and is really focused on getting work done so he is going to be another great companion for me it looks like XD.

We actually just had a baptism here this last saturday for someone they had previously been teaching, and i got to teach them once so i helped a little XD, and it was such a wonderful experience.  The person getting baptized was this mom's daughter and when she came out of the water she told her mom that she feels really happy all the sudden.  Man it was such a wonderful experience to witness.  Baptisms really make me smile when i watch them because i know they are starting on their path to return to their heavenly father and are drawing even closer to their savior XD.  This area is going to be a wonderful area and i can't wait for the upcoming weeks XD.

So i definately can't believe that i am going to be 20 in 6 days. It's freakin blowin my mind!!!!! hahahaha.  I already planned on how im going to celebrate my birthday. You ready for this because this plan took me forEVER to think up? You ready to hear it? Well my plan is this: Wake up and yell I'm 20 and then......go on with my day doing normal missionary work hahahahaha. Genius i know XD.  Well, it's almost zone activity time and we are playing ultimate frisbee today so i am excited, so i shall end this chapter here. 

With extreme love,
Elder Arrowchis

Monday, August 20, 2012

Chapter 33

I have some sad news to announce..... I am getting transferred :(.  I really have grown this area and the people in it so it is going to be sad leaving it.  However, i actually am not going that far away.  The place i am getting transferred to is a place called Ririe and what's funny is it overlaps with my current district because a set of the spanish elders in my current district actually cover the spanish work in Ririe.  So i will probably be seeing them quite a bit hahahaha. And i will definitely get you my address next p-day so you can send me those things XD.  But ya, i can't believe that i have almost been out 8 months already either!!! The mission is freakin flying by so fast.  I swear me and Elder Wilkins had just become companions, so when i found out i was leaving i was surprised to realize it's been 3 months that we had been together.  He has by far been one of my favorite companions and i am definitely going to miss him :(.  But i am also excited to be starting a new adventures on my mission so im not toooo sad hahaha XD.  What's weird though is we will still see each other at zone conferences and p-day for emailing hahaha.  But we definitely made sure to take some AWESOME pictures which i will send to you after this email XD.  Speaking of pictures, david looked awesome/funny in the picture in his room.  Definitely was able to pull off the aviators.

Something cool that happened to us this week is got to volunteer at rexburg rush on saturday, which is this huge triathalon they do every year.  Me and Elder Wilkins got to stand at a street corner and stop traffic for the bikers that were coming.  It was pretty fun and we also got free t-shirts out of it XD.  So the next thing that happened this week is another one of the families we are teaching went to church this week!!!!! So last week we shared with them a mormon message (on, which by the way if you have never looked at you should definitely check them out because they are freakin AMAZING!!!!) and something in that mormon message touched their hearts and from then on they have had a greater desire to learn more and are progressing sooooo much now.  I am super sad to be leaving that family and the other we have been teaching because it has been such a great experience to see them all grow closer to our savior and progress in the gospel.  This gospel rocks! XD hahaha. 

So the last thing that happened this week is me and my companion decided to get companionship ties to remember each other, but we decided to be legit and have one of our investigators named Kia make them XD.  She is a really really good drawer and we decided to each buy a blank white tie and have here draw tribal kingdom hearts designs on the ties with a sharpie.  Unfortunately she is still finishing them up and i won't get it till tomorrow so you will have to wait till next p-day to see it but it is looking really awesome XD.

Well, that's all that really happened this week so i will end this email here.  Peace out till next week! XD

With love,
Elder Arrowchis

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chapter 32

Man that's so cool that Elder Bills got to stay in the area XD.  But wait, so for transfers there they have to go to a meeting and find out who is getting transfered?  That sucks hahaha.  For us they just send us the transfer info via voicemail on our phone the saturday before transfer day.  The mission president will make a really long transfer info message about 12-13 voicemails long and send it to the APs who send it to the Zone Leaders who send it to the members of their zones.  So we get to find out the transfer info from the comforts of our apartments XD.  So i am pretty much hoping that i don't get transfered.  I have really grown to love my area i am serving in and i really love the people i am teaching so i kinda don't want to get transfered hahaha.

This week was pretty much freakin awesome!!!! XD.  First off, one of our investigators we have been teaching for awhile now finally came to church this last sunday!!!!!!!! Me and my companion were each waiting at an entrance to the chapel looking for them to show up, since they told us they would, and when we finally saw them we got really excited and sat with them in sacrament.  Some other good news is one of our investigators accepted an invitation to be baptized!!!!! He is pretty much a stud and really wants to change his life around.  He is super accepting with our lessons and is growing so much XD.  And the last thing that happened this week is i got to go to my first rodeo!!!!!!!! XD. 

So pretty much this entire last week was the Mudlake Fair and on top of that it is haying season so everyone was either at the fair grounds or haying so pretty much no one was home.  So us being the smart missionaries we are decided to go proselyting at the fair. XD hahahaha.  However, a fair up here isn't anything like the OC fair because there aren't any rides or anything, it was mostly cow/horse/pig/other animal events and people would show off them off and get judged. There was also an arts and crafts competition. We got to talk to alot of people and handed out quite a bit of cards so it was pretty successful for us XD. But on the last day of the fair there was a rodeo and we got invited by someone who said they would pay for our ticket, so we went in and watched and it was actually pretty cool to watch.  There was steer wrestling, roping events, the bucking horse event, and a few others.  We only got to see like 45 min of it since we had a teaching appointment when it started, so we just showed up late and then left 45 min later so we could be home on time.  But it was definately really fun to watch XD.

Other than that though nothing really happened this week.  Today for our zone activity we are going to go hike R mountain so that should be fun XD.

Well i'm going to end this chapter here so peace out till next week! XD
With love,
Elder Arrowchis

Chapter 31

That's awesome that david is now back at westpoint.  I bet that took quite alot of stress off your guy's backs hahaha XD.  That's also super cool that he is staying with other return missionaries because this way when the school year starts he will actually know some people hahaha XD. 

No way! Grandpa went and saw the Dark Knight Rises? Go Grandpa! hahahahaha XD.  And that's super funny that he didn't fall asleep during the movie because i remember when we took him to see the new Pirates movie he totally was asleep for about half the movie hahahaha.

So this week was unfortunately a slower one :(.  Something cool though that did happen is we found another person to start teaching XD.  Do you remember the person i was talking about last week who called us up saying he had someone for us to teach? Well we finally got to met that person and he is super golden XD.  He is super excited about taking the discussions and really wants to turn his life around XD.  Other than that though not much happened up here in the world of Terreton.  Alot of the people we are teaching were gone on family reuinion trips so we didn't get to teach that much this week :(.  But next week should be really really awesome and i will make sure to have some crazy adventure to talk about XD.

Well, since nothing really happened this week i shall end this chapter here XD. Peace out till next week XD.

With love,
Elder Arrowchis

P.S. My new address is this:
P.O. Box 3
Terreton, ID 83450

P.P.S. Tell my dorky friends to hurry up and email me back XD, those being dylan/kyle/mike.  Steve and joseph are pretty good about writing me back XD.

Chapter 30

We are actually moving to a new house today, the people we are staying with right now have a son coming home from a  mission so we need to move out so he can move in, and i don't have our new mailing address. 

So this week was pretty much a really good week for us XD.  We found 2 new families to start teaching and one of the families we are currently teaching has committed to being baptized! XD.  Also i had some pretty legit spiritual experiences which i shall now expound on XD.  So the first one was on thursday.  We were doing our weekly planning and we set goals to find new people and get a member to go with us to our next appointment we have for one of the people we are teaching.  So right when we finish planning and are about to leave the house, someone calls us up and tell us that they have someone that wants to investigate the church!  We were all like, "Thank you heavenly father! XD".  Then, later that day we went to our dinner appointment and started doing the whole get to know each other conversation.  Towards the end of dinner they asked us where we were going after dinner and we told them we were going to go teach an investigator we have.  They proceeded to ask who it was and when we told them who it was they told us that they know them really well and infact grew up with her.  They then told us how they would love to come to our next appointment we had with her!  So pretty much in that one day we already started completing our goals! We got a new person to teach and found the member we needed to go with us to that next appointment! The Lord's Hand is definately in this work and it's amazing how often i see his help in our daily lives. 

The other awesome story i have is another testiment of how the Lord's Hand is in this work.  So we were working in Monteview that day and in the afternoon we decided to call our Ward Mission Leader to see if the person that was going to take us around that night could still come.  We were never able to get a hold of him so we just drove ourselves to our appointment we had.  When we got there, we found out that the Dad had told our Ward Mission Leader that they were going to have to reschedule our appointment because he would be the only one there because his wife and kids were going to a family reunion.  But we stayed and just talked with him and ended up having a really really really good lesson with him and helped him understand quite a few things.  So if we had been able to get a hold of our ward mission leader that day we would of been told to not go and wouldn't of had an amazing lesson with him XD.  The Lord's hand is helping us out sooo much in this work XD.

Well, that's all that happened this week so i am going to end this chapter of my AWESOME mission here XD.  Peace out till next week XD.

With love,
Elder Arrowchis