Monday, November 24, 2014

Football and two new Comps!

This week has been good. Got 2 new comps. We have been super busy all
day so this is only going to be one paragraph. We are getting along
good. I think this will go well. We have each other to talk to and we
aren't constantly examining each other so I think we will continue to
get along.

We just got done playing football. I have moved into a zone that is
not very athletic so it was interesting to play. There was about 8 of
us that participated the most. For most of the game I was QB for our
team. It rained here yesterday so the field that we played on was wet
and muddy. Made it more fun.

Tonight we have dinner with our bishop. I have talked to him a little
bit and seems like a really nice guy. It's actually warm today. It got
up to the 70's so that was good for football. I am dreading when the
cold comes, but I will have a car this year so hopefully it won't be
as bad.

I'll try to send some pictures throughout this week.

Love you guys!

Monday, November 17, 2014

2 ties for 12 bucks!

Things are the same here. We haven't had too many exciting things happen. Last Saturday we went to a baptism in Centreville. It was a guy that we first contacted back in February. So this was a long time in the making. Today we went to 2 malls. I got 2 ties for 12 bucks. I hate spending money I have decided, but I like new things. I need a couple of regular shirts, but I don't want to buy them, and I don't want you to send them to me without me trying them on first.

I decided that soon I am going to buy a hoodie, but I don't know when. I don't really want anything for Christmas. I don't need more things to carry around. Sorry I wish I was more help. I really just have no idea. I'm ready to leave this area. I'm just super done with everything here. I need a change.

I did buy a new blanket at Costco on Saturday. My other one is getting really worn out and I just wanted a new one. I will figure out tonight if I am training or going into leadership, but I highly doubt that will happen...maybe I'm doing something wrong. I guess we will see.

I will write some more on Tuesday night and let you know what's going on. I'm assuming that I am leaving, but there is always a possibility of staying.

I love you guys! I hit 14 months tomorrow so only 10 left!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ryan received the priesthood


So it has been a pretty good week. Done a little bit of everything I guess. So we had our fun adventures on Monday. Ya it really is so cool to see all of the monuments and the museums. Definitely different than what we usually do on our p days. So we are not teaching crystal anymore. We passed her to the sisters to start teaching. We think that she will do better learning from them instead of us. With the scheduling with the member we had to make sure there was a male there as well so scheduling was easier as well.

Saturday we had a guy from manassas come and take us to lunch. His name is Broken Oliver. He changed his name to broken because he believe that God broke him. He has read all of the standard works. So it is an interesting situation with him. He loves all of the missionaries, we just don't ink he wants to change his ways. He was a baptist pastor for most of his career so he knows the scriptures really good.

One of the main reasons that we set up our tree is because we were having a major cleaning day and we were cleaning out he closet that is was in so we just decided to set it up. All we need is Christmas music and snow. But I really don't want to deal with snow. It makes going out and trying to do anything absolutely miserable. But it is the last winter I have to deal with.

Crazy to think that I only have 10 months left, and Spencer only has 8! Even crazier. Time really does go by fast. I do think that I am going to be moved for the holidays. I have already been her for three transfers, and the likelihood of staying for 4 in an area is a very small chance. I am actually kinda glad that it's almost over. Belmont ridge has been really good, but also really difficult. Especially with my companion situation for 12 weeks. I'm ready for a change.

So I have some other good news to report. On Sunday Ryan received the priesthood and was ordained a teacher!!! I had the opportunity to stand in the circle. It's so awesome to see the light of Christ in Ryan. It's amazing how the gospel can actually change the appearance of someone. It's amazing to see his progress. Some other good news is that A guy that I was teaching in Centreville is getting baptized on Saturday. His name is Craig if you remember me telling you about him. He has had a hard road to get here. He was a drank and smoked when I was teaching him. He went through addiction recovery and has changed a lot. I am excited to see that!

Today we are going to play some football and some basketball. Looking forward to that. We are sitting in the gym right now but nobody else has showed up. Don't quite know what I want for Christmas. It's hard to ask for things because I want to see it and try it on before I get it. (Referring to clothes) I think I will probably go to the store today or soon and get another jacket to wear....but I don't know yet. If I think of anything I will let you know!

I love you guys so much! Thanks for all you do! (The downstairs is looking really the pictures!)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween Monster

Some of these pictures are from when we were building a monster for
Halloween. Since I am in the Leesburg zone we deemed it leesenstein.
It gave us a goal to work towards in building it. In order to do so we
had to teach a certain number of lessons and do some other things. It
was a fun thing to do and also a good motivation booster.

Ryan was baptized!

Hi Everyone,
So we are sitting in the middle of D.C. Right now. Actually at a
Starbucks so we can steal the wifi. Been a really good week. Ryan was
baptized so that was super exciting. I did get the package and as soon
as I saw the grey Book of Mormon I was super stoked. Then the card
said it was for Ryan. It's been a good week but business as usual.

We went to the holocaust museum. It was really depressing. Crazy to
think that it actually happened. So we are probably going to go check
out the air and space museum right now.

For Halloween we were able to watch 2 movies. We watched frozen and
despicable me 2. It was pretty cool. I will send some pictures. Love
you guys! Thanks for the support!

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