Monday, August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014

So here are some bits of Stephen's emails to me today. He is struggling a bit still but is looking at the positive. In the letter I got today he has had an attack of chiggers, his bike is still trying to kill him and his area has a lot of religion questions but lazy when it comes to really wanting the answers. Says they want to know the truth but don't want to listen to what the missionaries have to say.  He is going to try to write more often still struggles with that.                                                  
Moira and family, he said he will get you a thank you letter out but in the meantime, he loved the package and is very grateful for it.

 I am still in Ralston / La Vista Ward, With The Elder James Taylor!

I have been trying lately to have a more positive out look with my mission and being here, not just enduring but enjoying and helping and talking to everyone....... even the people that flip us the bird!!

Being positive is not easy when other peoples agency is involved.

That is one big thing I have been working on as well. working with others agency and trying to help them.  

I know you love me and will be support for what I ever I choose. That's what makes you such an amazing mom!!!!

Its to bad not all moms can be you!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014... I missed talking to him today :-(

He apologized for not sending written letters but says it is hard for him to try and fit that in even Pdays are busy.
He has some members in the ward he is serving in that has a niece the went to Union and will be going to Hillcrest this year. He said is was crazy but nice since he got to talk to her about here and his home.
He was going to write and send a letter out today. We will see if he is able to.
Stephen seems to be doing well. I wish I could have chatted with him but I missed him by about 10 minutes.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 4, 2014

This week was a week of many moves we helped three familys move in the ward and more then a few none member familys move out of the ward boundries. we also got dropped by a less active who we have been cutting her lawn since before i got in to ralston. why she dropped us we went over and tryed to teach her now she is going to pay someone to cut her lawn. Well i guess she has that right to choose to pay......
So this week in a nut shell was a poor week my bike tried to kill me again!!! This time it was just my leg and knee was scratched up but i kept biking its been a few days of healing no it itches like crazy. O yes my last crash i now have two lovely scars on my wrist. This time i guess the seat was to high and the seat fell backwards and the tire caught my leg a little bit. so one thing i have decided i am not riding my bike around mockingbird St. 
This week teach consisted of three lessons very sad week. but this week we already have at least five lessons planned. so it should be a good week, plus we have the car so my leg can get a rest.
So we spent all day friday moving and a painting project. the day started at 8am and i forgot to shave and by that night i had a nice little beard growing that is one thing i have been having a hard time once again with shaving daily but hey as long as i do it...... I think!!!!
So we are doing not a whole lot of nothing but working with members to try to get people to teach through them cause it seems thats the best way to do it here.
Well with the humidity staying hydrated is a bit of a trick cause i am not thirst very often so i have to force my self to drink some water. but other times i just drink it like it is candy...... So the place we are staying the members have been gone for almost the whole transfer and the come home the day the changes happen. but the left and told us the set the temp to 75...... Elder Taylor has a clock that tells the temp and we have seen it at 85.... yea its a bit hot sleep has not been fun sleeping spred eagle and still cooking to death but we have a box fan!!!! ha ha ha hot air blowing around, and we open the window, then when we have our 1am or 2am storms i get a puddle of water on my bed........ And no i didnt do it myself.
Well i guess its time to make like a tree and leaf this forest.
Elder Stepen J Larson