Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26th, 2013

This was at a dinner appointment and Sterling dropped his chicken - it was all he had so he decided to apply the 10 second rule. He picked up his sandwich and put it back onto his gluten free bread and had it almost in his mouth before he noticed the little surprise on it.

that is a little thing i think they call a newt or something.. we found it during service 
oh the new guy is elder turney.. he is from redding and so sick!! strait boss :)
Today is a bank holiday so we played football this morning :) yeah buddy!! i played goal keeper

Ahh man, well this week was really good.. we have been finding a ton and we have found some really good investigators :) jess and jeni are italian. we GQed them a month or so ago and we stopped by again and they had read the materials we left and wanted to learn more :) they are so humble and so cool :) so were teaching them.. hmmm we had to drop nat and josh.. that was a hard one. they were both on dates and they had testimonys but her  husband just stepped in and said he didnt want it.. so that sorta sucks but  since they have testimonys and stuff some other missionary will find them and it will be awesome :) we have a few others but they are pretty new so we will have to see how they go :) ah man but the work is good :) well i have a sorta funny story.. so i was volenteered to teach the lesson in gospel principles.. gospel principles is like sunday school but its for all the investigators or new members so they can focus on the basics.. its about  a fourty five min class with a lot of class discution.. a lot of the good stories are on the internet so preparing for this lesson i just hit the book really hard.. it felt like i sorta winged it but my mission mates gave tons of input and it was all well.. the worst part of this whole thing is that my zipper was down... haha! that always happens in the best moments.. so i found out half way through the lesson because i wasnt getting much eye contact... so i had to like have everyone look somewhere so i could fix it haha. It was really funny but i was really embarrassed ha, ah man, it was something to laugh about :) it finished it all off well.
.. so i learned a ton in this lesson in just like be alma or something ha :) so thats what i have been working on.. being a representative of the gospel we should be bold! we're teachin the gospel! when we wake up in the morning and put that badge on were full time warriors for Christ! yeah!! ah man well life is good :) i really love you guys and im glad all is well..
love you!
love elder wiser

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 20

mama bear!! hey hey, good to hear from ya :) sounds like you have had a crazy week.. our family is nuts- ha, dads here, your over there, stant at EFY, shelb doin her thing.. wow busy busy :) that sounds intense!! ah man well the bishopric.. wow :) thats crazy i keep trying to invision bishop steve and its sorta hard because he has been with the priests for so long, but he is going to make a great bishop!! he is really a loving and good man.. thats really cool :) along with the other guys! all champs. hmmm.... well the  baptism.. ah mom it was nuts i dont know how to explain it really but it was just cool.. i was  actually really nervous like three days before but i toughened up :) thats what I'm here to do! is baptize ppl so i hope i have more opportunities to help out with that in the future.. well sean is progressing really well. before he was baptized he was really quiet and didn't say much in our ward meetings and stuff but lately he has literally been killin it.. his input is really powerful and strong :) its really fun to watch ppl grow in the gospel :) and thats what being a missionary is all about! lucky me ha! ah man i feel at a loss for words though. oh ya, ppl here think my eyebrows are like nuts haha how weird is that? the other day we were talking to this guy in the park.. he has been smoking for like fifty years and we call him willy. he has one of those holes in his neck? i think they call em like a trake or something.. anyway so we were finding out about his beliefs and right in the middle he stopped me and said "your got a set a eyebrows on you boy! looks like a couple a caterpillars fell out the tree and landed on your face" haha how funny is that. just imagine that in a fifty year old smokers voice haha.. ah man i though i would share that.. we also had these guys start yelling at us from a pub.. they thought we were jdubs. so we told them we were mormon and they started asking questions about us like our stand on things and certain sins stuff like that.. mind you this whole time some of these guys were so drunk they couldn't stand up haha they were just like laying on the side walk :) ah man we actually had a good conversation with a few who weren't drunk out of their mind.. and  they invited us back next weekend and said they would buy us a coke because we don't drink... this situation just showed how elder Hansen is so good with people because he joked with them taught them about our beleifs and it was cool to see :) i noticed as well that he can talk about it like he is a schallar.. i don't know how to spell that but he can answer any question with doctrine and with back ground like its nothing. whenever it gets into the deep stuff, i get to just observe sorta.. not in a bad way i still input and stuff. i listen to the questions that they ask and ask myself if i could answer them and how i would.. its one of the best ways to learn ever, because it helps me find more stuff to study :) i really like studying the scriptures.. i know that may sound weird because i remember studying like three times in high school but learning something thats going to benefit someone else and it builds my faith as well.. you just cant beat that.. go spirit :)
ah man well i miss you guys :)  I'm so happy you guys are happy and i really love you i would say my advise i learned this week is talk to everyone!! i did it before but i looked at it as a chore sorta.. but through reading some things and having cool experiences it helps you realize how much of a benefit the church is.. so if you look at it in a way like i can share something that will benefit that person.. it makes it easier than to think like ah man another person here we go... idk if im the only one that thinks that but im a learnin! :) i love you all!!
love elder wiser :)
p.s. i did sit by a guy on a bus.. i tried a conversation and he shut me i was like fair enough and i was working on my planner.. he threw up a hail Mary and said im waiting for you to talk to me about your church.. so i talked to him.. he was a catholic for 20 years he got married at 43 years old.. no kids.. his block from the mormon church was Joseph smith.. which in all honesty is the only problem ppl have.. but i though that was cool :)

p.s.s.  ppl here love my name because here they call their money pound sterling :) funny huh? so a few guys in the ward want to start a business with my name just as the company name haha funny huh? so a quid = £1 sterling.. just though i would let ya know!!  
elder wiser

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 5, 2013

mamabear!!! hey dad :) good to hear from you guys and all is well haha sounds like a party back at home :) thats sick!! the twins are livin the dream ha ah man sound way to good :)....
soooooo I was able to participate in my first baptism in the field!! Sean Antonio Mclean was baptised on Satuday August 2, 2013 and confirmed the following sunday :) how cool is that!!!! God prepares his children im just glad I had a front row seat.. the spirit was so strong.. and i loved how happy sean and his family are :)
a little more about sean.. about two and a half years ago two elders knocked at his door while trackting.. sean is a nice guys so he let them in. he lives with his mom and at the time she was a member of the trinity church and didnt want anything to do with the elders.. as soon as sean started to progress and began attending church. it sparked his moms attention... so she got sorta curious and started coming to see what her son was doing.. as they progressed the elders that were teaching him invited both of them to be baptised..  the crazy part is is that sean didnt feel ready and juliana (seans mom) wanted to become a member of the church! she was baptised two weeks later...  after a while the missionarys slowed down coming by because sean still didnt want much to do with the church.. long story short two and a half years later he woke up on sunday had a feeling to come to church which is where we met him and started teaching him :) we taught him everyday almost for two weeks refresing all the lessons and prearing him for baptism and he was baptised on august 3 :)
yeahh!!!! the church is true :)
love you guys
love elder wiser
dad notice the tie? yeah :) wayne made us huge burgers and the hottest wings on this planet.. here she is :)
this one is of this stuff they call capsin or something... its  rated 1.5 mill on the heat scale.. so i figured yolo and took a soaked toothpick of it..................... read that bottle and tell me if that was a good idea haha ah man teenagers :)
needless to say it was flippin hot!!!!!!!! 
 :) yes i make myself good meals!!!!! sweet and sour rice.. with chicken flavor haha im a little cheap still though :)