Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I cant believe I have been out for 7 months!

Hey Everyone,
How is the weather back there in Idaho? Its been a little cold the last few days. For Pday yesterday we went bowling. It was pretty fun to be out bowling. We weren't in shirts and ties and it felt so weird. My first time in Public without a shirt and tie in 7 months haha! Then we went and played basketball at the stake center. Pday is always a pretty good day.
We had a good week last week. A lot of walking. We figured we averaged about 10 miles of walking each day. Its hard because we have scheduled appointments and then any free time we spend walking from place to place. Its okay though because we have the car this week so we should be able to see more people. Its crazy at how easy I took things for granted back home. A warm car is such a blessing.
We were able to see some fun people this week. We are teaching a man named Doug. He is 24 years old and is really intelligent. He is a great guy with a lot of questions. One nice thing about Doug is he isn't trying to prove us wrong he is just honestly looking for the truth. Usually people with lots of questions are trying to prove us wrong he isn't. He asked a cool question this last week. He said "If Joseph Smith was an inspired man and a prophet wouldn't he have found the errors in the bible and corrected them?" We were like yeah that is exactly what he did. So we showed him the Joseph Smith translations and he thought that was cool. Its great to see how the spirit can work on people to convert them. If you get the chance listen to a talk by Dieter F Uchtdorf "Come, Join with Us". Im so grateful for the opportunity I have to be a missionary and serve people here in Iowa. Transfers are coming up next Thursday February 26th and chances are Elder Sessions or myself will be getting transferred, but who knows! Have a great week! Be safe and Love you all!
-Elder Lords

Hello Everyone!

Hey Everyone!
Everything is going good. Here all the snow is melting. Sounds like it is melting about everywhere though. Well we had a pretty great week. We have been staying busy. We had the car this week and we always get so much done with the car. We teach a lot more lessons and see more people its great. We don't get to talk to as many people while walking and it gets us out knocking doors more if we aren't in the car. This week we met a guy named Doug. He is a super cool 24 year old. He is crazy smart but has to much ADD to go to college. We had a great discussion with him. He is from Cedar Rapids so me and him talk all about Cedar Rapids haha! He is like ever other Iowan he can talk for DAYS and he smokes like a chimney.
We also had another cool experience. We got a call from a man in Utah named Dan Bell. He was a missionary in this mission about 30 years ago. He still has had contact with a man in this mission named Maurie. He is a really cool guy. He has read the Book of Mormon a couple times. He lives with his Sister in the Winter and then he lives under a bridge here in Des Moines in the summer. He is a really great guy.
Carena also came to church this sunday. She is preparing for baptism on March 7th! We are really excited for her. I just hope i don't get transferred by then. But if i do as long as she gets baptized that is all that matters. I hope all is well for everyone! Be safe and have a great week! Love you all!  
-Elder Lords