Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22nd email: Such a funny boy! And a great Missionary!

my birfday was neet. i bought a camera. we also moved into an apartment. its really nice we just dont have any furniture yet. we just have beds and 2 chairs ha its super weird. ive been workin on the kitty puzzle during my free time its coming along pretty well. we watch the restoration dvd about 2 times a week. i have it almost memorized. my favorite line is "remember boys horse high and hog tight" also the part where he gives him the cute little horsey and he is quoting Mathew ch 7 verse something about giving good gifts. anyway that barney bank is legit. how much money was in it? i didn't really care that all my drawers smelt cause i just put my close on the floor.... anyway our investigators are good we have 11 now and 2 of them should be baptized in the next 2 months the rest are moving pretty slow. we are teaching a really cool crazy guy who fixes antique things. he has a bible from like 1802 that he might give me so im stoked on that. they leave out the Satan part in the dvd cause it creeps people out..... what room do i even live in now? you should get phil a gift card to spencers... thats his favorite store. or get him a picture of marrissa miller eating a mcrib. anyway yesterday i got hugged by a girl..... its a pretty scary thing as a missionary. the good news is we will probably baptize her cause shes pretty stoked on the gospel. i made a goal  in my planner to take more pictures so hopefully that will work out cause i struggle, im almost at the yr make and i have a total of like 40 pics. oh well. anyways not much else is going on transfers are in the first week of may so thats pretty soon. oh and PS my wildest dream was that you would tell me my wildest dreams would come true so it happened! but seriously as a mother you shouldn't want my wildest dreams to happen while im on my mission... they should only take place after being sealed in a temple...........ha

April 15th email: Happy Birthday!

 you should watch the church video "only a stonecutter" it talks about magnifying callings and what not. it would get you pumped to teach those little kids how to sing and stuff. so what was the favorite Canadian candy? i like the wonderbars. we have this investigator who rebuild antique radios and i might get a really good deal on one and have it sent home he also has a bible from the 1700s that he might give me it has the apocrfah in it so its super rad it also has a bunch of family names in it so it would be really cool to take the names to the temple. the guy is super funny he is really weird but he loves us, he says he only has four friends on earth and we are 2 of them. man im really lovin the mission its actually really sad its almost half way over. this time next year ill have my travel info! dang its sucky. this morning my comp surprised me with a ton of reeses he is a good guy but i think im gonna start putting weight back on if i don't watch it haha anyway ive taken some pics on my comps camera so ill send them to you. then today ill buy a camera i think

Riley's note to dad:  
you stud muffin. there isnt such thing as a resturaunt where i live...... there is a subway. ha we eat with members everyday. there is actually a really good little diner in a little box car thing that we always go to it only has like 10 items on the meneu but its super good. man it seems like work is keepin ya busy. just remeber to have fun toooo :D i was really hoping to get a picute of you with your pants pulled up for my birthday but i guess a weird description of my birthing process will do. sure love ya
 That's my district with the matching ties, we are pretty big studs

 our church
 The couple we live with

April 8th email: turning into a "Superstar"

well  G C was amazing i really enjoyed elder packers talk also i think elder oaks gave a cool talk, very unique. anyway i have a hunch the end or the world is coming soon...... so um do missionary work. i challenge someone in our family to get someone to meet with the local missionaries. its the greatest work we can be apart of in this life. its even a comandment go ye into all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and the son and the holy ghost who is one god without end. you are prolly thinkin man elder k is turning into a superstar hahah but really almost every talk was based on missionary work in some form or another so do it. anyway we are having lots of success here, our teaching pool is now 12 people and when we got here it was 3 so we are pumped on that and one of those 3 got dunked. we are now teaching all of lindsays family so thats super cool. we shoudl be having baptisms soon we are just having a hard time getting them on date. man its really crazy hearing how crazy the missionary work is going in some parts of the globe are mission goal is 140 baptisms in this year and most missions have 200 a month. we are really trying hard to changes this mission but its hard cause so many missionarys lose the vision god has for the people here. but with all these new elders coming out i think we will see lots of changes. man that swing is awesome i saw a magnet the other day that made me think or you haha it said man if i would have known how much fun grandkids were i would have skipped having kids. or something like that hah anyway ive been bored latley so ive been thinkin who would be the most even fight in the world and i think it would be ellen degeneris and oprah winfrey. one has lesbo strength and one has african strength. the deciding factor is how much oprah weighs right now. man i hope the package makes it it had some sweet stuff in it

We got the package!!  Everything was wonderful!!

"its the bomb. those cute little gloves are from Lindsay's mom. the shot shell was made by a 73 yr old guy who is super cool. those gloves were a gift from a member in my last area those ties are home made by a mentally challenged guy named gil. if you have any requests on some homemade ties let me know he can make anything"

April 1 email: I'm kinda a maverick

Fun to hear about Easter, you should hide one (a basket) in the gun safe next year. maybe you could do it to my package cause it has tons of candy in it. but i got a good deal sending it cause the girl we just baptized works at a post office. anyway life is super good here we are teaching lots of people now and staying really busy now i get to go on exchanges once a week so i get to go to all sorts of fun places. today im going with a Spanish missionary. anyway sounds like things are going good at home. OH and i think my watch broke so im trying to find a member who could maybe fix it or something. anyway everything i own is just braking im the biggest struggle fest there is. after General Conference i dont have to wear a suit anymore so i dont think i will buy one yet ill wait tell i loose a little more weight. maybe dad could buy me one from Paris... or is that only for the NEW favorite child. anywho we were supposed to move into a new house but the owner just found out she needs a kidney transplant so we get to stay in our ghetto farmhouse. oh this week we asked a lady if we could do any service for her and she said only if she could do service for us after, so we did her dishes then she did some crazy vodoo stuff on us. she told me that i have a fear of success and that i need to focus on the present. then she balanced my body so i could run faster. and my running speed the next day was ten seconds slower then usual but thats probably cause of Easter supper. anyway it was really weird she even kinda grabbed my companions bum haha it was really awkward. anyway the package is totally on the way home! oh ye of little faith. its a freakin good package too. im a little scared it wont make it into the US though because kinder suprises are illegal to send to the US but oh well and there is some real maple syrup i dont know if thats allowed either but im kinda a maverick. anywho i opened all birthday presents early. they are awesome! man that painting is beautiful. and ive already watched like half of conference. im going to use it in my district meeting tomorrow. well i dont have much else to say but i love you lots and hope all your wildest dreams come true :D see ya on the 12th