Friday, August 18, 2017

Week #70

Summer is finally here and it was 95 degrees a few days back. It is in the 60's today, which I enjoy.

How are all of you? My inbox is getting thinner by the week. You all have time, just put in the effort.

Anyway, life is good.

We went to Jelgava (again) this week and will go 2 more times this transfer... That is a lot of trips out of the area. Not to mention the 8 other exchanges we have to do. CRAZY we will spend little time in out own area. Oh well.

We did service in Jelgava and helped an 80 year old member in her garden. She is bats crazy and so cute. I will attach picture.

Also, your homework this week is to read Alma 30-34. Very good chapters.

Alma 34: 9-10:

For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; for according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish; yea, all are hardened; yea, all are fallen and are lost, and must perish except it be through the atonement which it is expedient should be made.
10 For it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.
Thanks to Jesus, that eternal sacrifice has been made. Now, what are you willing to sacrifice to obtain eternal life? We cannot expect to have the Atonement work in our lives if we have not felt any of the pain or sorrow that he felt. Sometimes, we need to feel a little down in order to get back up. Sometimes, we need to give something of ourselves to feel of the love he wants us to feel.
Don't let Trump blow up the world! HAHAHAHAHA BYE

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Week #69

The computers dont work and wont let me send to everyone. Sorry.
This week was good. Jelgava is pretty.
I knocked into my first EVER lesson this week in Jelgava. It was a 19 year old kid who let us in after I complemented his tattoo. LOL. It was a good lesson and there will be another. His name was E.
Anyway, the rest of the week was normal. Interviews with President, finding, meeting with members, translating for primary... All is good.
Love you all.

Week #68

Hi friends, family, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Sykes, and any other being who will read this.
Congratulations on the wedding, Blake. I hope you have a good life and that you will still have time to make creepy little films with the boys.
Well, here we are. Another one of these emails that I do not want to write and you wont find time to read.
The area is good. I will be in Jelgava this week with the new missionary. It will be fun.
K is good. We are meeting today.
Recently I have really enjoyed the book of Matthew. The Gospels are so nice because we here the Gospel of Jesus Christ as he said it. So many good stories.
I have been very tired all week. So has Elder Andersen. I guess we are working too hard.

Well, I love you all. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Week #67


How is everyone doing?

Good, I'm glad you are all well.

I am fine. I am staying in my first (and apparently only) area for the 11th transfer or in other words, 15th month. I like it fine. I am still with Elder Andersen and my other trainee, Elder Demille, will be training in Jelgava, which will be fun.

Still Zone Leader, which basically means I travel to Liepaja and Jelgava once a transfer and go to Missionary Leadership Council. Nothing too difficult. Being a District Leader would be harder. Elder Andersen is still the District Leader in Riga.

Saw these two cool Mormon Messages and I will attach links. Importance of Fast Offerings and how we gotta feel the Gospel and then dance (or act) to the beat. WOO HOO THE GOSPEL IS TRUE!

Love you all.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Week #66

I am out of time, folks, so this will be SHORT.

We have cool new Italian investigator.

Gordon Hayward is dead to me.

2 Nephi 31 was my favorite chapter of the week.

Transfers are next week. Will I stay in my first area 1 more transfer? WHO KNOWS.

I love you all.

I have no pictures. I am a failure. I will repent and be better next week.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Week #65

Sound of silence- Simon and Garfunkel

'Hello darkness, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again. Because a vision softly creeping, left it's seeds while I was sleeping. And the vision, that was planted in my brain, still remains, within the sound, of silence.'' 

While contacting a few days ago, we met a man named Martiņš  who was interested. I called him so he would have our number and the all time greatest song, Sound of Silence, was his ringtone. This is the strongest testimony builder of my mission. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is TRUE!

President P is a great man, funny too! He speaks good English and loved KFC!

Investigators are well. So am I. The weather is a bi-polar mess and Global Warming is a myth.

Kr is still going strong. Giving him the time he needs and he is loving the Gospel and seeing the blessings.

En is also doing well. Meeting with him this week. 

I love the Book of Mormon. Revelation comes left and right when we read. Mosiah 5:8, for example:  

7 And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters.

8 And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.

We are the children of Christ, and through our obedience we are made free. When we are baptized and make covenants we give up nothing, but instead are given the privilege to follow Him.
Anyway, I love those verses. When we do as He has commanded, we are free. Think about the meaning of that word, free. It has so much meaning when thought of in Gospel terms. Please read this whole chapter. It is wonderful.

Well, I don't have much more time and am going to play Tennis on Clay in 2 hours so I need to prepare for that. Love you all.


Week #64

Born in the USA- Bruce Springsteen


God Bless America. 

New President is cool, He is Ukarainian and has 2 kids. Short. Gave one of the sisters a fist bump. 

I don't have time to write.

We had a great time today celebrating the 4th (on the third). We had Shashliki (Shish kebab) and chips. We sang the National Anthem.

I love America.

Also, go on and read some of the stuff the Apostles said to the new Mission Presidents. They are the lords servents.

The building was dedicated this week. Very cool. I am lucky to be in my same area for so long. I got to see the open house and dedication. Blessings.