Sunday, December 10, 2017

Week #86

Family, friend and Erin Wood (happy Birthday!)

Hello, it is December.
I just noticed that I just stated a fact so here are a few more facts for your pleasure.
1) Latvija will celebrate its 100th year of freedom next year. They celebrate November 18, 1918, the day Latvija first became an Independent Country. 63 of those years Latvija was occupied by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
2) The City of Riga has a 50% Latvian and 50% Russian population (approx) and they all really dislike each other. The Mayor of Riga, Nils Uzsakovs, himself is Russian, and that causes problems among the people.
That is enough facts for today.
My week was good. An old investigator I taught my entire first 16 months in Riga has come to Church the last to weeks and is once again progressing. I am happy about this.

O the wisdom of God, his mercy and grace! For behold, if the flesh should rise no more our spirits must become subject to that angel who fell from before the presence of the Eternal God, and became the devil, to rise no more.
And our spirits must have become like unto him, and we become devils, angels to a devil, to be shut out from the presence of our God, and to remain with the father of lies, in misery, like unto himself; yea, to that being who beguiled our first parents, who transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light, and stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations of murder and all manner of secret works of darkness.
10 O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit.
11 And because of the way of deliverance of our God, the Holy One of Israel, this death, of which I have spoken, which is the temporal, shall deliver up its dead; which death is the grave.
12 And this death of which I have spoken, which is the spiritual death, shall deliver up its dead; which spiritual death is hell; wherefore, death and hell must deliver up their dead, and hell must deliver up its captive spirits, and the grave must deliver up its captive bodies, and the bodies and the spirits of men will be restored one to the other; and it is by the power of the resurrection of the Holy One of Israel.

Good scriptures from this week. WOO HOO.


Love you. Have a good week.

Week #85

Family, friends and Parker Seegmiller. 

I am very confused.

I hope you are all making good choices. That is important.

This week I have been a bit under the weather... BUT IT IS OKAY I WILL SURVIVE!

I will get a new companion this week. He is from Atascadero, California. He is Elder Cooley, the Best Elder in the Baltics. I AM SO HAPPY. My dreams are fulfilled.

Fleetwood Mac was playing in Pakastani Kebabs (sketchy little shack of delicious kebab meat) and I shed one tear.

I often wonder what missionary work is like in Argentina. Any thoughts?

These were my favorite verses of the week:

14 But, behold, Zion hath said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me—but he will show that he hath not.
15 For can woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forgetyet will not forget theehouse of Israel.
16 Behold, have graven thee upon the palms of my handsthy walls are continually before me.
Great verses. He could never forget us. He gave everything for us.
Love you all have a great week.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Week #84

Hi.

All these missionaries just got here and now this is a mad house.

I love all of you, DID YOU KNOW THAT?

This week was good. We did a lot of drop by's and contacting and we went knocking yesterday and everyone was not home or RUSSIAN so that was fun. Normal occurance

Anyways this week my favorite chapter was 1 Nephi 3. Read it.

Verse 7 was my favorite (per usual) lol.

Love you. gotta go.

Week #83

I'm actually not sure if it is raining, but I would not doubt it. IT RAINS ALL THE TIME HERE.
Snow is soon, though.
Happy Thanksgiving.
We just did ''Technology Safeguard'' training and i'm not quite sure what to think. Smartphones? I don't know.
This week I spent 45 minutes reading and pondering this one verse of scripture:

6 For 
behold, God hath said man being evil cannot do that which is good; for if he offereth a gift, or prayeth unto God, except he shall do it with real intent it profiteth him 
nothing.

It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about my relationship with God. I love God and Jesus.
I hope you all have had a fun week.
We did some exchanges and spent a good amount of time finding. Haven't found anyone to teach yet, but we will keep trying.
Love you all.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Week #82

I don't have a ton of time (per usual).

This week we tried to find a lot of less actives and were successful because WE WORKED HARD! Just kidding, some answered. I enjoy it.

How are all of you? Thank you for the Pure in Heart answers, I am going to try to become that.

I love you all and I know the Church is true.

We went all around Latvija this week. To Jurmala (YOUR-MA-LA) and Carnikava (TSAR-NIK-AVA) to find the Less Actives and met with a very cute older couple who cannot go to Church because of help. We gave him a blessing, and it was very good.

Ether 3 was a really good chapter that I read this week. All of you READ IT OKAY?

Sorry for the shortness of this email, I just don't have much to say this week. 

Love you.



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Week #81

Friends, family and Ben Jesse

Hi.

Life is good but I AM TIRED. This is normal.  I have so little time left.

This week we have been chasing down Inactives. We are trying to get the branch lists under control and correct. It is fun but sad because so many people have moved away.

My comp is a good guy. He is funny and quirky and I enjoy serving with him. He is having me explain Walking Dead to him, and I do enjoy that. We also do spiritual stuff, WD is just in free time.

This week I also went on an exchange with my second trainee, Elder Demille, whom I love. It was great.

The most apparent Blessing of my mission so far is the Eternal Friends that I have made. I love everyone that I serve with.

Everyone think about what it means to be ''Pure in Heart'' and email me your answers (Ben) so I can become that. Thank you.

God answers prayer. I know that. Don't forget that. He is always there for us. 

I am teary eyed right now and I do not know why. 

I am happy.

Love you all.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week #80

I translated for President Nelson. 

Hei Hei

Life is good.

President Nelson came with Elder Martino and Elder Kearon of the 70. It was wonderful and the spirit was very strong.

The first thing he told us in our Missionary Meeting was to write in our notes to thank our families and friends.

Thank you.

You are great and your prayers and well wishes are much needed. 6 months left and still going but man oh man am I TIRED. It is normal, I think.

They talked a lot about Joy and about families and that we need to raise our children loving the Gospel. It was incredible. I was supposed to sing in the choir, but got pulled back last minute to translate Latvian to English for President Nelson and all the others and to add to my fear, they were using my translation to then translate into Estonian. I said a quick prayer and when it came time for me to translate the words came into my head in English. #GiftofTounges

I am very grateful for that the Lord answers our pleas for help. I know he does.

New area is good. We are meeting with a lot of members and having a good time.

Love you all.


Week #79

I am wearing a poncho. 

It is made of Llama fur.

WOO HOO.

This week I sat in Limbo but now I know what is happening to me.

I will open a new area in Riga with Elder Marziale in Iļģuciems. It is a fairly Russian area but will be fun. The new apartment is really nice and is above a cute Cafe and hair salon. I am excited.

How are all of you? My inbox is not nearly as filled as it was a few months ago. I commit you all to repent and start to send me some thoughts.

I went to the War Museum and I died and am in heaven. (Historical Coma)

Please remember that God loves you. Please do not forget that.

Love you all.



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week #78

Translated, the title of this email would be ''God Be With you 'Till we Meet Again'', which is directed toward the city of Jelgava.

It has been decided that the Jelgava Group (which has always been apart of the Riga 1st Branch) will discontinue to meet every other week in Jelgava and all Church meetings will be in Riga.

Also, missionaries will no longer live or do any missionary work in Jelgava. 

So now the Dream Team (E.Malmrose, E.Demille, E.Grossen, and I) are waiting for 1 week in LIMBO until transfer calls. We are currently in Riga. 

Me and Elder Demille traveled up to Riga in a rinky-dinky moving truck with a cool guy named Agnis who smoked an entire pack of cigarettes in the 3 hours we were together. Thank the heavens he is not allowed to smoke in the car. He said he wants to be Baptized in another (Pentecostal?) Church but they won't let him because he smokes. 

The leaves are turning yellow and red. 

I am happy. I love Riga. I am sad for Jelgava, but when the Lord says to do something YOU JUST DO IT BECAUSE HE IS RIGHT AND WE ARE WEAK AND FALLEN. 

Thankfully, we all have divine potential and can all become like God.

<:GENERAL CONFERENCE:>

I have seen it only in Latvian but listened to it is English.

Talks I enjoyed:

All of the talks.

My favorites:

Elder Holland- He either spits fire or provides sweet and calming words of love. This was a calm words one which was much needed. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!

Elder Zwick- Look beyond what you see. Try to get the whole picture. 

President Callister- He just screams pure factual doctrine at ne-sayers and I love it.

Sister Oscarson- Befriend people. 

and so many more.

I love you all. Don't be tempted to switch your Book of Mormon reading time with Conference talks. If you want to do that, read Presidents Eyring and Nelsons talks from this Conference. READ THE BOOK OF MORMON EVERYDAY!

Love you.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Week #77

Life is good.

I heard Conference was good. Sad to hear about Elder Hales, but I thought he was going to die 10 years ago!

President Monson will probably follow soon. He is not looking to good but until his work is done, he will stay. He is an incredible man.

Jelgava is good, we are working hard. I love our district here (Elder Grossen, Elder Demille (my trainee), and his trainee, Elder Malmrose)

We are from 4 different states in the USA. Utah (me), California (Malmrose), Arizona (Grossen), and Washington (Demille). We bought Latvian Scrabble and will play today (PDAY) and I am very excited.

BTW, I predicted that Elder Pinegree, Sister Oskarson, Elder Koch, and President Callister would all speak. Ask my comp, I am not lying.

Latvia is a wonderful place and I love the Latvian language. 

Read the BOM. That is the last thing our Prophet asked us to do, SO DO IT!

Love you all.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Week #76

The news of the Week is the announcement that on the 22 of October the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, President Nelson will make a visit to Latvija.
WOO HOO!

He will be the 4th Apostle I have heard speak live on my Mission. I have seen Elder Oaks, Elder Renland (my Favorite) and Elder Ballard. I am blessed.

I also have memorized the names of the entire Quorum of Seventy. 

Jelgava is good. Weather is a bit cold but we will survive. We have Zone Conference this week so I will head home to Riga on Wednesday. I love Riga.

Great Scriptures. 3 Nephi 9:12-15
12 And many great destructions have I caused to come upon this land, and upon this people, because of their wickedness and their abominations.
13 O all ye that are spared because ye were more righteous than they, will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you?
14 Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.
15 Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. I was with the Father from the beginning. I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the Father glorified his name.
I love the Gospel.
Love you all.

Week #75

I don't have time so I will make it heartfelt.
I love all of you.
You all mean so much to me. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes on my behalf. I wouldn't be here without you.
Jelgava is supposed to flood this week. LOTS OF RAIN!
We have a few potentials we will meet with this week, I will let you know how it goes. Love you all.
Read and Pray everyday.
Elders Josts

Monday, September 11, 2017

Week #74

Apsveicu Jūtas Universitāti par uzvaru pret Brigama Janga


GO UTES.
Translated the title would be ''Congratulations UofU for victory against BYU. They is no slangy-er way to say it in Latvian, or at least my vocab is not slangy enough. That is a good thing though, slang is BAD.
Well, Jelgava is small. My last area had a population of about 100,000 and Jelgava has 60,000. Everyone in this town knows us, and most dislike us. We got flipped off 3 times on Saturday. Many missionaries struggle with rejection and hatred but I am just disturbed and dark enough that it makes me happy. I like when people are nice more, though, and there are nice people.
Jelgava has very few members. It is not a branch but a group of a few people who meet in this city 2 times per month. The other 2 weeks we travel to Riga. 

I miss Riga, but enjoy the slower pace of Jelgava.

My companion is from Gilbert, AZ. He wants to be a Neurosurgeon. He is smarter than me.

This week I was reading from the last conference (I am SO EXCITED FOR CONFERENCE) and this section from Joseph Brough's talks stood out to me.

''Brothers and sisters, there will be times in our lives when the blessings of guidance seem distant or lacking. For such times of distress, Elder D. Todd Christofferson promised: “Let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answerHe will sustain you as you work and watch. In His own time and way He will stretch forth His hand to you, saying, ‘Here am I.’''

He knows all. Leave it in his hands.

The Church is true.



Monday, September 4, 2017

Week #73

Good week. We had a good District Conference with Elder Golden of the 70. He said some funny stuff that he promised us not to say so I will keep my lips SEALED.

Anyway, I GOT TRANSFERRED  

Seriously, I am out of Riga. I am going to Jelgava. I will be serving with Elder Grossen. I will fish on preparation days.

Elder Andersen got his ear drained of blood, hence the picture.

The War Chapters of Alma are really good and not super boring like we all tend to think. I am learning a lot from Captain Moroni. The main thing I take from him is:

''To be RELENTLESS for the Lord"

Never give up on yourself or on others. Fight for what is right.

Anywho, I am really excited to go to Jelgava. I have got 6 months left and need to work harder. I'm a naturally lazy guy and gotta be better.

Love you all.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week #72

GUESS WHAT?

I don't have much time this week. WOO HOO.

Also, Thank you Roger Lindsay for sending me letters from the Reunion. I will make sure this letter stays within the guidelines of length you set up for me. 

This week I was in Liepāja on an exchange and had MLC and Zone Conference which means I spent 1 1/2 days in my own area! GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE. It was really good though. I really enjoyed Elder Golden. He is a great man.

Met a guy named D who was wearing a Compton hat. I asked him if he had been to Compton and he said no. He said his dad had died. He didn't show up to the meeting we set up. Good guy though.

My comp is great. 

I am super tired. 

I am listening to all of Legrand Richards talks. He is my favorite because he never has a topic and just yells scripture quotes. 

love you all.

Week #71

Hello everyone.

Don't have much time.

Love you all.

We had a Zone Conference with Elder Golden of the 70. He was really cool and has a great South African accent.

We talked a lot about goals and how we need to have faith that God will help us to achieve them.

Have fun starting school everyone.

Forgot my adapter so no pics this week. I am a MESS lol.

The Church is true.

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

Hi
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.
IT WAS A MIRACLE.
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

Hi

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.

GO FEDERER AND DOWN WITH HAYWARD.


Week #64

Born in the USA- Bruce Springsteen

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA.

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 lds.org 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.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Week #63

Two songs come to my head today:

1) Sunday Bloody Sunday- U2
2) Allergies- Paul Simon

The first because we had the Police called on us last night and got thrown out of an Apartment building. One of the highlights of my mission thus far.

The second because my ALLERGIES ARE KILLING ME. I sneeze 20+ times a day. I cannot wait for winter.

The one and only President Harding leaves on Friday and President P will arrive the same day. He is straight 100% Russian-Ukrainian, which will be interesting.

Our first Zone Conference with the new President will also be a celebration of the 241st Anniversary of the Greatest Governmental Establishment in the History of the World, The United States of America. The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Along with the Russian District Zone Leaders (True Patriots of the Red, White and Blue), we have decided the opening Hymn will be ''America the Beautiful'' and we will close with ''The National Anthem''. We will be eating KFC, watermelon, grape cool-aid and apple pie. George Washington will smile down on us with his Ivory smile.

God Bless the U.S.A. (Dievs Svēti A.S.V)

I am good.

Investigators are also good. We got a new one just yesterday whose last name means stink bug in Russian, so yeah... We are happy.

Sadly, I forgot to take pictures all week. (Mother- I apologize and will send double next week)

Have you all read Jacob 4 yet?

Also, the Church came out with a new Missionary Database that allows you to see your Missionary Ancestors who served early in the church. Pretty cool.


There is the link. TEE HEE.

Great job!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Week #62

I am now the only person in the Baltic States who knows about Steve Brule. (Welcome Home Parker)

I have been a SICK LITTLE BOY all week but no rest for me tee HEE because I am a MISSIONARY. For your Health!

I lack the presence of Parker in the Baltics. He was a good missionary and a better boy. For your Health!

Things are well. Elder Andersen is still cute and small and speaks Latvian now so that is NICE. We are the power couple of Rīga (He has been in Rīgā for 10 months and I for almost 13) and we will RULE WITH IRON FISTS AND MORMONA GRĀMATAS. For your Health!

Investigators are well. For their Health!

Get ready for next weeks email. It will be jammin. I am kinda bored with routines and we will be slammin them to the PAVEMENT. For my Health!

ALSO JACOB 4 IS THE BEST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF MORMON. READ IT PLEASE! For your HEALTH!

Love you all.




Also watch that video.

Week #61

I very recently started to write some poetry in my down time. I just write and don't think too much. I also now understand how truly disturbed I am. It is all very depressing. Elder Birch hates it.

Speaking of Elder Birch, we are no longer companions. He is going just across the river and I am staying (for my 10th transfer) in my 1st area. Yeah, that is crazy. President Harding, who leaves this transfer, has and will never transfer me. 

However, I am excited because I am Re-Training ELDER ANDERSEN. He is coming home after 8 months. He is like a college dropout who moves back with his parents (except he is actually of great missionary) and will live of off his Fathers success. I am happy.

Kr our investigator is doing great and will be Baptized sometime in July. 

Things are looking good here. 

I will miss Zone Leader Elder Matthew Parker Seegmiller, he is a great guy. We had fun talking to a guy on a bench last week reading a funny book (ask Parker the name, I wont say over email) and enjoyed a long MLC. I have truly been blessed to serve in the same mission as him.

Love you all.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Week #60

Cats in the Craddle and the Silver Spoon, Little Boy Blue and the Man on the Moon, when you coming home Dad? I don't know when, but we will get together then Child, you know we will have a good time then.

An was baptized on Saturday. She showed up an hour early and was very anxious. It was a good Baptism all around. Funny jokes, the Spirit, a GREAT missionary musical number.
We will have Zone Conference and MLC (with Leadership Training) which means that me and Elder Matthew Parker Seemiller will see each other one last time before he leaves me all alone in the Baltics. I am STOKED.

Os also passed the Sacrament for the first time. He is a champ. Sometimes you just have to push him off the cliff before he realizes he has angel wings and can fly. He really does have wings. I'm not joking. Ask Elder Birch (tyson.birch@myldsmail.net) if you don't believe me. He will back me up.
Speaking of Elder Birch, I have done my best to make this day VERY awkward for him. For those of you who didn't turn of their computer/iphone/ipad/whateveryouusefortheinternetnowdays after reading the subject, June 5th is the day of my Fathers death. I am known for my insensitivity toward sensitive subjects, and I also am funny (and humble, TEE HEE). I have spent the entire day, stopping at random moments to tell him what was happening at that time on that day. He is uncomf, but will live.
Who cares about a few jokes, lets laugh a little, because he is okay. Families are Forever.That is not just something ''Mormons'' tend to say a lot, that is a FACT. God has laid out the PERFECT PLAN OF HAPPINESS so that we can live as families FOREVER. NO END. What is better than that? When ever you have a hard time in life, just remember what the future holds for those who hold to the rod.
Love you all, deceased and living.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Week #59

Another One Bites the Dust, Don't Want to Miss a Thing, and Men in Black.

I heard Queen, Aerosmith, and The Fresh Prince all in an 10 minute period of time last night. It was BEERFEST in Rīga and everyone was DRUNK but listening to good music. WOO HOO.

ANYWHO we will have a baptism on Saturday so I AM STOKED. An has been a wonderful consistent investigator. One that is hard to come by.

Kr is doing well as well. We will meet twice this week and smack DOWN a date.

We have 2 new investigators this week. J  and V who both have great faith. Both great guys. WE ARE EXCITED!

I also got some GREAT PANTS WOW! and I am so happy.

The Lord is good. 

Also, I have really enjoyed talks from the womens session of Conference. Bonnie Cordons was great. Read them if you haven't.

I love you all.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Week #58

Daudz Līdaku Daugavā. Mēs šorit gandrīz noķeram vienu, bet diemžel, viņa salauza nost...

Labi. Man gribas rakstīt šo epastu Latviešu Valodā, bet mana mate būs ļoti dusmīga, tad laikam to nedarišu.

WHAT IS UP.

I went fishing this morning. Another Elder had a HUGE Pike break his line. It was great. Caught nothing though...

An is still on track for baptism and we have a new investigator named Kr who is bringing his Girlfriend to our lesson tonight. He is the Manager at McDonalds. TEe HEe.

All is good. I am happy. The Gospel is so true. 

Also, for those who read Mormon 9, that is my favorite chapter from BOM. Verses 4,21,27,28 are OUTSTANDING. READ IT!

WOO HOOO.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Week #57

If you could read my mind Love, what a tale my thoughts could tell. Just like a paperback novel, the kind the Drug Store sells.

The subject of this email is credited to the man who is a look alike of Gordon Lightfoot that is sitting by me right now.

We gonna keep this one short today because I am sick, tired, bored, and hungry.

How are all of you?

Miracles are EVERYWHERE all AROUND me. People are wanting to hear about the Gospel and want to be Baptized. Crazy. It is warm and people are nicer again. The Gospel is true.

Read Mormon 9, there will be a quiz next week.

Os was Baptized and that is a miracle. 3 Years ago he was into all sorts of drugs and his life was a mess. He has come a long way and changed so much. Great guy.

But the most astonishing miracle of the week was recieving an email from Mr. Ramjoue. The title is also credited to Adrian, thank you.

Me and Elder Birch are just cruzin along finding good stuff to do. Latvija is wonderful.

Hope you all had a great mothers day. Read the scriptures, pray, go to church. All good stuff.

LoVe