Monday, December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014

This week was good we finally got our investigator to come to church. He is so close, I can feel it. We had a 65 degree Christmas. It has been raining all week long. Last night when we were walking around it was so foggy. You see in the movies where everything is white and you can’t see a thing you could see maybe 50ft away. It was crazy. Also we were doing service and we were cutting some dead branches off a tree from the tree and we were goofing off and elder smith threw a stick at the tree it bounced off and hit me in the face so I got a nice lump and a scab on my forehead.

Talking on Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Almost Christmas Dec. 22, 2014

My first transfer went by slow but after that it has flown by. At the end of this transfer I would have been out for 1/4 of my mission already. The work here is very slow. Most of the time we walk around just trying to talk to people. Sometimes it is hard to talk to more than 10 people. One time we talked to ten because we were power walking for 3 hours talking to everyone we saw. Thank you again for the calendar.  I got the taco bell gift card today. This Christmas will be awesome.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 15, 2014

The weather is really nice here. I was thinking about going out in shorts Christmas morning and taking a picture to send you guys. Christmas will be awesome because there are 4 elders in Pace and we live in the same apartment complex. So Christmas morning we will most likely go and open presents at their house. And I did get your package and the presents in the stocking with the references. I figured out all of them except one.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pensacola zone

 I'm doing good.  Most of the days we have lots of open space that we just walk around trying to talk to people and see potentials and less actives. I'm excited for half mission conference because this time since it is close to Christmas, we were each given a stalking, a name, and $8 and we are supposes to fill the stocking and give it to that person.
Our investigator didn't come to church but today he is taking us to McGuire's, a famous food place in Pensacola. After that we are going to tour a robotics place that a member of the stake presidency is over. It is going to be so cool.
we will sometimes teach two or three discussions a week. We currently have two investigators and we have a few less actives that we are trying to see. Thank you for the notes and the other stuff in the calender. The subway gift card is at the perfect time because they have an event where you can get a foot long meatball Marmara or cold cut combo for $4.

Pictures I got off the mission blog
 1/2 Mission Christmas Conference in Pensacola, with Pensacola Zone. (Dallin is right in the middle, back row )

Zone training in Pensacola, and then a little down-time training on working together. (Dallin photo bomb)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Nov. 24th and Dec. 1st

 Nov. 24th
so for thanksgiving we only have one dinner planed so after dinner it will be like a normal day. but it has warmed up a little and when we were walking yesterday night it was foggy and my glasses fogged up and it was really creepy. we almost did dodge ball for a zone activity but ended up having a turkey bowl. we are also planing on having a ward turkey bowl on Thursday.

 Dec. 1
So my Thanksgiving was great. To start off we had a turkey bowl and our ward won against the other ward, which is surprising because they had a lot of young marines. We went to a members house for dinner and we had fried turkey and it was so good. After dinner we had a small fire and sat around and talked and had a good time.
One of the other elders, elder smith, was cooking a hamburger on our stove and he tipped it to take it off and spilled some grease on our stove and so we had a fire in our apartment for a minute.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 10 & 17

November 10
 This week has been good. The days have been nice in the afternoon, but it gets so cold in the morning. This week it is suppose to get to the high 30s in the morning and when you add the humidity, it is so cold. I got lights on my bike so I can see/ be seen at night. I also lost a bet with the other elders in Pace so elder Whitney and I both had to shave our legs, my legs get super cold now. Something that sucks is that one of our investigators said he was coming to church and he sounded so sincere but then he didn't show up. It sucked.

November 17
It has been getting pretty cold here. The low this week was 29 and the high was 50. We had a member look up the weather and at one point it was colder here then it was in cedar. crazy right?! I didn't expect to be cold in Florida.  Right now I don't have a very warm coat and there are not many good coats in the stores here but one of the members said  he could hook us up with some nice, but cheap jackets from the military base. 
(I asked Dallin what a typical day was like for him). so a typical day here is we leave around 10 and walk around till 1 and eat lunch. Then we bike/walk/drive till dinner. Then we walk around some more and  then come back and plan at 9 then chill till 10:30.
  It rained last night and it rained hard. We went to a members house and he had a salt water fish tank and he had a bunch of fish and coral in it. It was really cool.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 3, 2014

The weather has been great in Florida, it gets really cold at night but it warms up quick. We would go out with jackets and within ten minutes take them off because it warmed up. It has been in the 60s and it has felt so good but at night and in the morning it will get to the 30s.
we use the computers at the library and they don’t like to let me send pictures a lot so I have some stocked up to send you.  A member emailed me this picture.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 27, 2014

So this week has been good. In our district we have 6 elders and 2 sisters and for lunch we went to taco bell and played burrito roulette which is where everyone buys 3 burritos and they are all wrapped the same and 3 of the burritos were nasty burritos and we all take one and pass it to the right eat, take pass left eat, take pass across and eat, and if you got the bad burrito you had to eat the whole thing. 2 had only jalapenos and guacamole, and 1 had every type of sauce in it. We then went bowling where I ripped my pants again.
 We have 2 investigators, one has a baptismal date and one is in Italy right now and almost has a baptismal date.   Also, the peddle on my bike broke in half. And that same night I fell in to a hole. (We were riding along a highway on the grass and it was dark, there was a hole and my front tire went into it and stopped but the rest of my bike wanted to still be moving.  So I went over the handle bars.