Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Elder Stotts Returns with Honor!

Elder Stotts had a layover in Dallas, Texas where some of the Stotts family surpised him thanks for to Uncle Corey's access to the airport.  Sister Megan surprised him, as well as joined him on his flight to Fort Lauderdale. 

We met Elder Stotts at the Fort Lauderdale airport!

 It was nice to be all together again!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 15, 2018: The Last Days of my Probation

Hello everyone! 

What a week. I had the privilege of giving a talk in our ward about the Book of Mormon. In preparation for that I studied President Nelson's talk from this last conference. It was a great experience, I know you might think I'm crazy, but I have actually grown to enjoy giving talks in sacrament meeting. We had a great lesson with an investigator afterwards where we focused on the Book of Mormon, we left feeling more confident than ever that he would read it. I love this gospel, I know it's true. I encourage everyone who may read this email to never EVER miss a day of reading the book of Mormon. It will bless your life so much!

Stay righteous Y'all!

January 8, 2018: Farewell President Monson

Hello Everyone! I loved this week. We set up a ton of lessons for this upcoming week. Sometimes when you get double transferred to open a brand new area it can be slow at the beginning, but it will eventually pick up. That's what is happening now. It's kinda sad that I won't be able to see this area while it's moving fast, but I know that that wasn't the reason I was here. Elder Casablanca and I make a really good team. I know that this work is the most important work in the world, because it is the only thing that blesses people for eternity. I love this ward, the people are so good. I'll be sad to leave them.

Well, with President Monson's passing this last week, we lost one of the greatest men to ever walk the face of the Earth. President Monson was the Prophet of my teenage years. I loved listening to his talks and learning from them. I will miss him, but he has been called another way.

I know the church is true, I love the Lord, the Savior’s atonement is real.

Stay righteous Y'all!

January 1, 2018: Happy Merry New Christmas Year!!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you had a good 2017, if you didn't, it's too late to change it... Oh well, you can make 2018 good instead. Aside from Christmas this week has been pretty uneventful, Christmas was good though. It's always the best time of year, especially as a missionary. I love this season, it seems like people try to be a little more Christlike than normal. In a perfect world we would try to do that all the time, but for an imperfect world that's pretty good! So I'll take it! President Chesnut gave us permission to watch g- rated movies on Christmas day, so that was fun!  2018 will be fun, although I can no longer use the joke "I don't go home until next year!" Oh well, it happens.
That's about it!

Stay righteous Y'all!

Facetime chatting on Christmas Day 2017

On Christmas Day we got to video chat with Elder Stotts for the final time.  It was so wonderful to hear and see him! 
Elder Stotts' Testimony

The Accident

Tips for being an effective missionary

December 18, 2017: Biking is Fun!

Hello everyone! Carson City is beautiful this time of year, although it seems like this is going to be a dry winter this year, so probably no snow ): but as the temperature drops it seems that people are warming up to us and the message of the Gospel. Elder Casablanca and I have been biking from one side of our area to the other almost every day it seems. We have been able to get in contact with a lot more less actives and are teaching way more than we have been able to in the last few weeks.

I've also felt the Lord Strengthening me so that I can bike around without getting exhausted. Yeah it's still hard to go up some of these hills, I don't feel an invisible pedal assist as I'm going, but I recover from them so quickly, I feel like I can bike up Hills all day! Isn't it wonderful? I love being a missionary, I love having the spirit with me, I know these next few weeks will be the best part of my mission.

Keep sharing #lighttheworld, you never know how you may impact somebody to investigate the gospel.

Well, that's about it for the week, Stay Righteous Y'all

December 11, 2017: Elder Casablanca for six more!

Hey everyone! This week was good, transfer calls came and elder Casablanca and I will be staying together for a 3rd transfer. I feel sorry for him, he has to deal with me for 6 more weeks, hopefully I wont get TOO trunky! 

I love being a missionary, you see so many miracles while you're out here. I love being able to share the Book of Mormon with everyone I can. One thing I am learning is how I can learn through the Spirit. I've learned that when you are trying to be as obedient to the commandments as you can possibly be, the Spirit will enlighten your mind and teach you things that you can never learn any way else.

Keep reading the Book of Mormon, It's true, I know it!

Stay righteous Y'all!