Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 29, 2014

Hey mom :) wow what great messages. I really love those. It was so good talking with you guys :) I loved it!!! it was really cool seeing Shay as well. I hope everyone felt loved too. ill tell you. I love all of you guys so much. Christmas was the best!

Mission prep sounds like its going good. How long have you guys been teaching that now? its crazy how different people bring different things as a teacher. I have been studying that lately.. like what are my talents.. and how can I get more sorta thing.. Elder Holt is really confident so in his teaching he is really bold. its really inspired me to be more bold.. I have worked on it a lot but sometimes I think I focus on the wrong things. Christ wasn't really friendly when Peter asked him not to go Jerusalem. get thee behind me Satan!! woooo its awesome.

We had a cool story this week where we were completely guided to a girl who was ready for the gospel.. so we are on bikes in this mission which is cool but it rains a lot haha but one morning we went to leave and my lock broke.. so I have had a bunch of things stolen here and didn't want to make the list bigger but the walk is about 45 min to where we street contact. Our plans for the day were just street contacting.. we had a total of about six hours.. it turned out being a pretty rough day. We found five potentials and none of they were incredibly solid but we worked the whole time :) on the way back we had a prompting to stop this Chinese girl who's name is Shirley. she had a pretty depressing day and instead of going home just walked around listening to music. when we talked to her we had a really cool moment sharing how much the savior loves her and how she can come to know it through prayer scriptures and church. she was really excited!! we have already taught her one time and she is scheduled for baptism on the 24th of Jan. if our lock didn't break we wouldn't have ever met her and just cycled past.

The Lord leads us by the hand!!! instead of being sad about a flat tire or broken lock - look at who the Lord wants you to serve!! ha God is good :)

that is a cool one :)

i love you!!
P.S. so I have two months of contacts left.. which I can stretch.. but I'm going to sport glasses for a while.. I'm seeing if it makes street contacting easier or something ha

I have hammered the american candy!! its so dang good!!

love you mom :) have a great day!

snow in england!!! i have crashed two times because of ice there last few days!! i stayed on my feet luckly ha

and the district!! we are missing the zone leaders there but ill have a good one for next week :)

we had a little white elephant in district meeting!!

city center was empty!! so we messed around :)

it was  fun!

we censord the lady in the university photo hahaha ah man what a laugh..

this is who we skyped with! they are legends!

i love elder higham so much!!!!!!!we were so cold that day haha your gloves saved me mom!! i only had one pair of thurmals on so i have been wearing two lately... so much better.

look at this mom!!!! elder higham and i got to go on exchange again :) we had such a good time!! we found for about six hours and almost lost our toes but we got to go to five guys!! ha elder highams dad sent him a gift card for it since there is only like two or three in this country. we got a regular fry and two burgers and it cost 20 £...... how nuts is that!!! a double chees burger is 8 pound!! the place was packed to!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 22, 2014

Yooooooooo!! Are you up mom? we gotta sort out our skype!! haha holy cow its here - Christmas is this week!! I'm stoked!

I moved to the one of the biggest areas in the mission ha its called Harborne. in Birmingham its way cool. my comp is halarious haha we are like the same person. We are already unified and we just laugh and work our guts out :) i'll probably leave my mission from here.. that is so weird.. but things are going great and I love it!

Good to hear with stant. how is he at keeping his weight down? I spent all morning this morning throwing up... my body hates me!! I avoid wheat but I think my body is just gettign sick of me.. so I'm going to try even harder.. no gravy no this no that.. i'll sort it out.

good to hear dad is on the up and up :) going sledding with his lungs though... wouldn't that make it worse? we shall see!

I love you mom!! sorry this is so early but we have a packed day! love you love you :)

Christmas day we are going to be with an American couple from Oregon to skype.. we are planning on eating at six and skyping at seven.. so seven is that two o clock your time? so let me know if that will work... ill be a dodge master and get on tomorrow for ten to finalize everything.. or maybe later today.. we will see :)

so skype from seven to eight o clock on Christmas day!!! so thats 12:00 your time.. is that ok? we have a bunch of activites set up with chinese people all morning so its going to be sweet!!!

I love you so much! I cant wait to see you :)

here is my new comp elder holt from orem..

we get along so well!!! the same sense of humor hahahaha I love him :) I miss elder palu though.... flip! my mission has been too good... I'm going to work my guts out!!

so funny story.. I told you I was throwing up all this morning... well I just figured out I left the flat without a tie hahaha mom I didnt put a tie on!!!! so I gotta wear a skarf all day long.. first time for everything ha..

Elder Palu and i made a comp song.. so i rapped about mission life.. they didnt put a beat to it so i have no idea what they have done with it but ill send it to you guys.. 

i love you!!

this is alex and wei wen. both recent converts.. they made us dinner!! there is so many people here street contacting is like me being in a candy store haha - my chasing people around days are over! they come to me now :)

look at how busy that is!!

this is where we GQ every day!! haha Elder holt is so funny.. i laugh all day.

Friday, December 19, 2014

December Bonus

Hi Laura

This is a Julie here from Merthyr Tydfil. I wanted to thank you for the way you have brought you son up. What a fantastic way he carries your name around here in Wales. People come and go in our lives but his memory and the effects he has had on my children will stay forever. 
I have 5 children. When you son came to our ward our middle son Redd was going through a few challenges. But the Lord's timing was right and Elder Wiser came at the right time and has put him on the straight and narrow path. Redd has been such a good boy and has wanted to 'because Elder Wiser is like that'. Thank you, Thank you. I think it is hard for missionaries as they want baptisms. But mission life is about saving people and that is done in many ways!  Your son hasn't baptised Redd but he has sure saved him.
You son has arranged to stay here for a few days after his mission. Would you like to go for a run in the hillsides when u come?  
Have a great day
Love from Julie 

Julie Jones
The Church of Jesus Christ
Of Latter-Day Saints 
Public Affairs Wales
We had a early Christmas Day for your son in case he left. Here are some photos 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hey mom!! yeah the ocarina was pretty fun ha we practiced a few times but didn't have loads of time. That's why I had to read the music and I messed up a few times. cool though huh? we have been singing to a bunch of investogators. Elder Palu sings the first in Tongan and then I sing the second in English. I have been trying to get out of my comfort zone in as many ways as possible and I think that's a good way. ha

Sacrament meeting was so cool!! everyone was crying and feeling the spirit :) I love a good meeting. Sounds like you have them too. It is so nice to have a good ward huh? the sacrament is really cool as well. I have just been taking normal stuff my whole mission. its going to be great to just be perfect when I get home.. ill feel so much better.

That's cool with Stant :0 was it Evenston? I remember the colors red and blue for the first one. Im glad he did good though. I miss sports so bad... I want to box when I get home I think but I don't know for sure.   Man coach Eure is a legend. a great coach. who is the new guy again?

I want to stay in mother so bad!!!!! DANG!!! I hope I get to. but I doubt it.. its just weird that the next area I go to could be my last one ha werid huh? but ya I want to stay haha the ward is all asking for presidents number so they can call haha how funny is that :)

With the package.. so gutted. I had a tough time sleeping a few nights because of that. but everything happens for a reason so no worries :) man I should have thought..... I feel bad thinking about it right now... some other stuff happened this week too. Elder Palu was using my flashdrive to listen to some gospel tunes and it fell off the bed and broke.. then yesterday we were messing around after planning and he hit my camera with a pillow... now that doesn't work... man it has really sucked.. but I'm going to see if a member has an old one they wont use anymore I can buy or something.. it still turns on but the lense dosent pick up light.. kills me. but its alright. no use crying over spilled milk ha ill sort it out.

Hey I did get your Christmas packages and they made it home!!!! yay :) so they are sitting under the Christmas tree right now ha! we have a little one in the house. I may have to have an early Christmas if I get trasfered though. so we will see

sorry about stuff breaking mom. I feel stupid about a lot of it. I have really rtried to keep stuff good on my mission and I feel like I have been doing pretty good but lately I'm being terrible. my bike still works and my testimony still works haha so I guess thats all that matters :)

Mom i love ya loads!!
have a great day

soooo I have a little thought for this week :)

Dad sent me a talk on investing in things and one of those was the spirit. so I got a nice little experience I learned from this week.

We had a really good week this week! we had had a flood of new investogators and loads of miracles happen :) one of the kids we coach in rugby is getting baptized on the 20th and we have a few other dates coming up :) its been so cool being able to watch the change the gospel brings into our lives :) I have felt that this week to.

so on Tuesday it was a normal old day and as you guys know misionarys have scheduals to keep :) well i slept threw the alarm and i must not have had a big drive to wake up because I didn't till about 8:30.. which is right in the middle of personal study.. which God put there so we can start our day off with the spirit.. so of course we were running around trying to get ready and stuff. we still left the flat at ten.. but we didn't study at all!! So I have heard that we have opportunities every single day to show whos side we are on.. to show if we want more light or less light so I started off the day pretty rough the day went on as normal but I totally felt the difference. all the finding we did felt sorta hollow.. we were out still and doing the Lords work and stuff but I felt a lack of desire and let people walk past.. so pretty soon one bad decision had led to more till I literally just wanted to sit on the bench in city centre...

anyway long story short it was a rough day.. and all pretty much from one choice...

sooo I compaired it to the next day where we both tried to do our best :)

it made a huge difference! completely different day. we met some really cool people and had some cool experiences :)

so what learned is that if we don't do what we are supposed to we cant grow or gain our testimony and at the same time we wont be as effective in helping other people in the world.

so we invest in our spiritual bank when we make choices that show we want the spirit in our lives.

it all starts with one choice!!! D&C 88:63.

if we do our best we will know it!

love you guys :)

love elder wiser 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 1, 2014

Hi Mom, 

i get nervous when you guys are going all over the place being crazy haha how is dad doing? shay said he is having some lung trouble..

I do have some bad news.. so I got your package!! I was so excited!! I pulled everything out and looked at it but I didnt read anything cuz I had to go.. then I left it in swansea bus station..... I was so gutted that I couldnt eat that night... man I felt terrible.. so will you guys pray that I can find it or that someone can turn it in? I honestly felt like.. so bad I cant even describe it. sorry to tell you but yeah.. please pray that I can find it.

Love Elder Wiser

November 24, 2014

(**Side note from Laura - This is a compilation of several emails.  I sent him lots of questions and he answered them all in a separate email.  He is doing so good though - and It's so fun to see his personality show in his letters home. :)

Mama bear!!! hey :)

Im so excited to Skype  you guys on Christmas!!! its going really fast. I'll be
talking to you in no time! I hope I stay here for another one so you
guys can meet all my friends :) Sister Jones said she was going to
send you a good recipie for gluten free brownies. the secret is baby
food... the brownies are really moist :) 

Man with school.... it did freak me out a little.. I just pictured my
self being all alone with no companion putting all my life skills to
the test :) the best part is, is that Gram Wiser will be close. I want to spend
loads of time with her. thats the first thing that I thought of ha so
what is it like there? I heard really smart kids go there.. also, what
did you change on my letter that helped them accept me? haha!!! that
letter was absolute rubbish! Mom you got my eagle, my high school
graduation diploma, and into collage! haha your the best!!! I am
excited about going to school though, I just need to get to it when I
get back so I can get into a routine and start to learn how to play the game.
I wanna try sports!! my eyes are really bad so I'm not to good at a lot
of games but I want to train and do something sporty.

With Stant, haha what a legend :) I remember cutting weight for sure.  Ask Stant
if he remembers one day before hydration in my Jr. year we were with
Skyler and we were so sick of being hungry, we downed a
bunch of reeses bars. Then the guilt hit and we tried to throw
them back up. ah man wrestlers.. so who is in one thirty two? man I
hope Stant is home for a bit before he goes. I want to train with him a
little so I can get used to the air there and see if I still got it.
I'm sure he will smash me but if I can do anything its go for it.

A little funny news for this week. so we have been really trying to
get involved with sports and using them as finding tools. It's been
great! We have one little kid on the team who is on a baptismal date!! His mom
is a less active and we get to spend more time with them on the rugby

This week a member invited us to a boxing gym.. and Elder Palu used to box and so we thought we would go hit the bags for a bit and put our accents to work. ha! In the middle of it the guy in the ring calls me over and told me to come in the ring with him...... turns out the guy is the current welsh champion at 80 kg.. experiences experiences :) 

So right now I'm weighing like 76 kg.. I dont know how much that is in
pounds because none of the scales here do it.. I have been getting
pretty big though.. we wake up at six fifteen and work out for a few extra minutes
then we do a little after planning before we call the teams. its so
good for both of us. working out rocks.

(**Side note from Laura - I converted his weight into pounds and he weighs 167. :)

The shoes were my gym shoes. I sent a
photo already. My mission ones are going to last me till I get back I'm pretty sure :) I have been trying to take good care of them. I have learned so much about that.. I think I found another part of Dad in me when I came out. haha! be nice to your stuff and it lasts for ages. no point in being dumb and wasting stuff. go Dad :)

I am going through a little phase of stuff breaking.. my black watch broke, I had that for a year so that sucks. I took the face out and taped it in CH 8 of preach my gospel haha I love that watch. I switched off a lot between that one and the silver one and now I'm fully on the silver one :) such a good watch. I'm going to keep that for the rest of my life.

My cloths have been doing good. I have gained weight for sure but they
are still doing ok. The suits have little streachy things in them and
american shirts are huge so I'm all good. I want to buy some new ones
for when I come home but the ones I have are doing great :) I have
gotten handy with a sewing kit though. My favorite pair of tracting
trousers tore this week. Luckly right on the seam. but ya all good
there! and the Jones family gave me a brand new suit!! their son who
is my age didn't want it so they gave it to me!!! how cool is that? I'll
send you a picture of it :) they are such an amazing family. we spend
loads of time with them and investogators. they are like the "go to"
house for lessons. so cool.

Cacun sounds like its going to be cool!!! send me some pictures :)
its cool shay gets to enjoy all of this with ya. LSI is awesome!

Thanksgiving! ya we are celebrating it :) we are going to Aberdare and
doing some stuff over there on that day, and going to Sam's 
house!! he is a returned missionary who just got married.. man there
are so many good people over here!! and we are going to have a little
thanksgiving celebration on saturday with Lee and Sarah.. I heard
there is going to be pumpkin pie!! whoooo! 

Back to the topic of grace... it's still so much on my mind! I have really been trying
to wrap my head around it.. the born agains are right, but not in the
right way. 2 nephi tells us what we should do.. I have just been
trying to focous on it so I can improve.. its crazy knowing that we
can always repent no matter what but that it can change us as well...
so I want to learn more about it. I wanna tap into the changing
part. I have felt it for sure but I want to more. the repentace part I
have felt to.. man the church is true!! ha thats all I know :)

We have four people progressing to a baptismal date. Tyrone, Gerint, Rylie, and Lee. all of
them are great!! We have been teaching around nine lessons a week
pretty consistently. We have been working pretty hard and the Lord has
been blessing us so much..  I think what Elder Palu and I worked on
the most this week is getting people out to church.. doctrine and
covenants 59 verse 8-9, & verse 16.. most people think we
just go to church go, but we go for the sacrament and to feel the spirit and
to learn from each other :) its a commandment!! and with every
commandment there is a promised blessing.. thats verse 16. Heavely
Father loves us so much!!! and church is the best :)

Elder Palu is a champion! I love serving with him. we are really good
friends and we have seen how much we have changed. He is flippin training me. haha for real. I love my companion.

Well I really love you!!! in tongan its oku ofa atu. I have actually
learned quite a bit of tongan. ha the jokes in tongan are the best.
they call white people palangis ha and uli means black. so we joke a
bout that all the time. I have some good photos for you this week

love you!
elder wiser

But ya all is well on this end :) Mom I have been talking about you
loads lately. ha! Since all the working out stuff some members have been
running with us in the morning and your the running champ!! its so
cool how you always fit exercise into your life and being the best mom at
the same time! I'm really going to make you a medal someday. Sister
Jones is like you in the way she has loads of kids, they all need her
at the same time, and she has a big calling and dinner and stuff. I
think you guys would get along great. 

little welsh breakfast with some hot chocolate :)
elder palu tried singing in tongan in town with this guys guitar while he counted his money ahahah soso funny

Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 17, 2014

mom!!!!!! hey :) its great to heard from you!! man so much is going
on... I pray for gram everyday.. how is she doing?

Man shelb is a star :) I have leard loads of good about her... I'm
really glad she is in something she can tear it up in :)

Man im sorry im the worst misisnoary but I have ten min to email you
guys and pres and get dressed!!! ahhhhh

Man with Stant though... I have to see him before I go.. it's a must ..
we are still homies and stuff but I want to give him a hug before he
goes off, and I want to talk with him.. but whatever happens. I love him!! He is the
man! I don't know my release date... hmmmm ill try actually i dont know
how but someone knows. ill ask around I think its right at the end of
May.. its usually two weeks before you came in..

Shay and her friends haha that is awesome :) thay all look great..
Hannah having a baby.. man!! its so werid that stuff is in the big
change mode!! they loook great though :)

 This week I thought loads about grace though... I didn't really get
it till this week... born agains say "its by grace you are saved
it's by grace you are saved!" which is true.. but not in the way they
are looking at it.. a talk I have explains it this way.... so your mom
(christ) pays the piano teacher(HF) when your playing the piano...
playing the piano dosent pay your mom back or the teacher.. but what
does your mom ask you to do.. practice :) so have you been saved by
grace? more like have you been changed by grace?... we will all fall
short of perfection but Christ didn't just pay for a few of our sins...
He isn't waiting at the finish line for you to get to Him for help...
He payed for all our sins and runs with us the whole way... He doesn't
make up the difference he makes all the difference :) I loved studing
that this week.... thing is I only did a little so I hope everything
makes sense. alma 7:11-13

I love you guys so much!!!! have agreat week :)

This is Tracy and Roslinda :) we had dinner with them and a member the
other day.. legends!!!

but I gotta go. I really love you :)
have a greatweek..

ah man as well...... my flippin shoes broke... so I'm going to try and
find some cheap ones this week... sorry about that.. I had them taped
and stuff but it dosent work.. they lasted for so long!!
love you :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 10, 2014


Good news :) we are staying!!!! we are so stoked!! I'm really happy :)
only sad part is is that means I probably am going to leave December
17.... four days before Lee's baptism and 8 days before Christmas.... soooo ha
what if i stay for five transfers haha ah man that would be nuts. we
shall see :)
 Lee has been taught for ages.... he is a complete stud who loves the
gospel. he has already set up his baptismal program.. I'm going to just
barley miss it!! ah man so I'm going to see if I can stay for a little
longer before I leave so I can see it. Lee is the man though :) I sent
a picture with his family last week. going over there is like going
home. so comfortable... and spiritual :) his wife is a member and his
daughter so thats really cool. the church is true!

Grams car looks great :) ha she is always just passing the cars down!!
its good she stuck with toyota though.. good cars those. I know I
still have seven months.... but can you pick me up in the truck? I
want to ride in a mans car :)

ah man... Grandma bassett.. i'll pray for her. I remember dad said having a kidney stone is
like having a baby.. which is rough... is it a huge one?

shelberloooooo!! ah man I cant wiat to see the pics. shelb is a angel.
I'm glad I can still see the video of the play when I get home..

stant! what a legend. i cant wiat to see him when we get back.

welll gotta play some ball :) ill email later! i love you!.......................

I sent the essays on saturday :) so its in the Lords hands now till it gets
to you :) ha I feel bad though.. I'm rubbish at writing so I wrote a
few different ones. Its weird thinking about home
stuff.. like not bad so don't take it like a wrong thing.. but how
werid is it that is six months... I'm going to be home.... and a year
ago I was in lincoln?  haha so werid huh? I have set some home goals
hardcore :) I want to be  a man!

Mom I gotta go. i'll send a few photos. sorry about the poor emails

today. chilled with the members. I love you so much!!! your the best

oh man... I totaly forgot.. my tooth. the dude said I need a root
canal.......... sooooo I asked him if he could do a temporary fix and
then if we can all pray for it to make it seven months.. he said it
should last about three.. but prayer changes things :) I love you!!

this is bomb fire night!! its called guy fox day.. its how I
celebrated shays b  day :)

this is the poppy appeal! spent fifteen hours here in a few days :) it
was way fun!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November 3, 2014

Hey mom :) :) I'm doing great. This week was awesome! We had a really good week, I have some cool stories to tell ya. so I find out where, or if, I'm going to be transferred tonight, around ten thirty I think. They have been pretty consistent to call at 10:20.. so we will see :) i'll see if I can email you and let you know where I'm going. I do think I'm going to leave but ya never know. The ward has asked president if Elder Palu and I can stay haha so we will see, I love it here.

So sorry to hear about Ann.. i'll pray for Earl and the family.. I really had the plan of salvation confirmed again to me this week. that is Gods true and perfect plan.

Oh as well.. we are sitting at a poppy appeal booth for like five hours today.. its a big deal over here I think there are some good videos on youtube about it.

Being district leader has been great. I love being able to talk to the teams. its been a great chance to learn and grow.. training has been great Elder Palu is the man and I'm so glad that I have been able to serve with him he is a great missionary. We have had some great experiences and learned loads together. missions are the best!

This transfer has been great. It went really fast though.. so fast. My only goal was to do as much as we could so Elder Palu and the new guy could have some people to teach and the Lord really blessed us.. we tried as hard as we could to be obedient and to talk to as many people as we could and it went awesome. We found some amazing people on the street.. one lady we had a cool experience with was in Aberdare town center. Right after we stopped her she just started to ask about our beliefs, like the God head and stuff.. after we would share she would just be like "ya thats right" ha, it's was sorta funny I thought she was like a minister or something and when I asked her she looked up and was just like "hmmmm I don't know yet I have been reading and studying for years and I haven't had one that feels right yet".. so we talked about the apostasy and I invited her to read Amos 8:11-13.. talks about the famine of Gods word.. after she read it she put her hand on her mouth and said.. "oh my gosh. that is me.. i woke up this morning at five thirty to study and I asked God to give me guidence so I could make a choice and it's interesting I bumped into you.. what a "coincidence" haha how cool is that!! it really confirms this scripture to me.. Alma 13:26.

We had a few other cool street contacts of people just being like oh man can you come over and share more about it?? ha it's so cool and if we are prepared I think we will be ready for those opportunity's

We taught the Plan of Salvation a few times this week as well... what a perfect plan it is.. Alma talks about it in 40 & 41 quite a bit but I love how when somone really wants to know, they hear that and they know haha it shows how much God loves us and wants to let us use our agency to the max to choose to live with him.

The church is true guys!! we are Christians and we follow Christ :)

I love you!
have a great week :)

this is one of the families we meet with :) they are called the Mattens and are legends!! its so fun going over there.. the coolest family ever

this is a soaked day :) it was great! this is outisde our flat.

merthyr football club! i have been trying so hard to get a scarf here.. thats what I'm collecting from all my areas.. I hope so!!

this is the district!

goofy one! 

the bin ball championships!!! america vs tonga!!!!


one of the prouder moments of my life haha

the poppy booth is during p day as well..... thats why we are emailing so early today.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 27, 2014

Mama Bear!!!! Ah man its so good to hear all is well with you guys :)
ha I wanna see that picture for sure.. halloween... its so weird that
its here agian.. I had just barley gotten to lincoln last year. Our
ward is doing a trunk or treat that they do in America so we are
pretty stoked.. we had a lady we are teaching buy some masks for us
haha so we are going to get some torn up shirts and be zombie
missionarys or something :) its going to be fun.

Hey I love you guys!!! we had district p-day today so I dont have
loads of time but next week i'll have a bit more! love you :)

this is the district!!!!!!! yeah :) Elder roundy, the tall white one is
from monrow utah :) We are Utah trunky everytime
we are around each other... ah man America..

This little horse bit Elder Palu hahaha it was so funny... ah man he
was like wooo little horse! lets take a picture ha

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oct 19, 2014

Hey!! so just a mini update on the week!

Man, I love my mission.... I have learned loads.. I bet its nuts seeing missionarys come back and how much they have changed.. I feel the same but at the same time I know I have changed... you know what I mean? I feel the difference but I think I'll still fit in back at home.. one thing I have noticed is I do feel more independent. People may mistake me for a 15 year old haha but I feel like I can look after myself.. if I have a job and a calling and something to do I think I will be ok..I do know how much you guys do for me though... I honestly wouldn't be anything without you guys. thanks so much for your support.. its so good coming here on monday being able to feel love from you and the family. The things you do don't go unoticed :)

Man this week was pretty good :) it started out a bit rough haha I
caught a bug that was going around and lost loads of weight.. I lost
about 12 pounds.. for some reason I couldnt hold any food down.. but I
had a blessing and I feel 100 percent better! im sure I gained all the
weight back as well because as soon as I could eat. I put the pound
down :)

We had some cool teaching appointments as well.. we went on exhange
this week and Elder Palu and Elder Roundy found some really cool
potentials.. ones name is Robert.. he actually requested that the
missionarys come around. We haven't met him yet but we will soon I'm

Little up date on Zac the plan of salvation guy.. so we went by for
our return apt and he was really drunk and waved us away... so we are
going to try and catch him in this week. Other than that we have some
cool people we are teaching.

Something I have been thinking about loads is the spirit you can feel
in a members home.. as you guys know the church focuses a lot on the
family. Its crazy seeing how the gospel affects families. Thats one of
my favorite things, is going to visit a somone who has the spirit in
their home. its so good!!!! Moroni 7:16..

It has been a great week!
I love you all :)
elder wiser.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 13, 2014

mom!! :) hey! holy flip I'm an old man now haha 16 months ha man! its crazy! ha my whole mission has been good :) I honestly have the easiest life.... I feel bad sometimes becasue im so flippin blessed. everyone has hard things to deal with and I have been spoiled my whole life. haha 

Man Stant is tiny!!! I weighed this morning and I weighed right under 12 stone... the scale is really old and it was on carpet but that means I'm right around 170 haha I'm flippin obese!! you can still see my abs and I'm still strong.. but man... ok.... I'm kidding myself I think I'm getting fat mom!!! ah man I thought I would have to fight it when I get married but I have to now!! dang it! my stomach sticks out farther then my pecks....... gosh dang it.. so we get fed every single day of the week... the ward here likes us quite a bit so they like feeding us so the list is always full.. its going to be so good for the missionaries in the future.. this is such a fantastic ward and I think they are getting excited about missionary work.. its a blessing for sure ha man I can't complain about that!! 

with gluten free I have really been doing good actually :) people in the ward know about it and I only get contaminated sometimes.... its wierd how my symptoms are so strange... I feel pretty good most of the time..... man Saturday night I woke up at about two and threw up my kidneys... whooo dang I don't know what its from but I felt fine in the morning for church. so I'm guessing my body just stores up its anger and then punches me with it all at one time. There is this angel woman in the other ward though who found out I'm gluten intolerant and called me... she has a daughter who has symptoms like you mom and she has been so good to me.. so here in Wales you can get perscriptions for gluten free stuff an perscriptions are free becasue of the taxes and stuff so she has been sharing stuff and buying things.. man I'm so blessed out here.. last week she made some meals and brought them over with some crackers and rolls.. I can really feel the difference. I'm going to their house for dinner on friday and she said she would make anything I wanted! so I'm going to have a cottage pie :) which in America is shepherds pie.. shepherds pie here has lamb in it when cottage is hamburger.. which they call hamburger here mince.. man translation! I could have made that easy but I thought you might have  thought it was interesting. but ya things are going great! I feel good and things are good :)

the rugby is going great :) haha the coach.. so cool thing, which is sorta obvious.. they wanted Elder Palu to play for the first team here.. becasue he is pro ha and guess what?!? they asked me to play for the......(drumroll)......undersixteens..... haha so here I am feeling all manly.. I have some chest hair now and I can make myself dinner.. and I look like a fifteen year old! haha! its cool they wanted me to play though! then I told him I only played like street American football and he called me a Nancy and didn't talk to me for the rest of the time. haha ah man we had a good laugh about it.. I told a member in the ward and he annouced it to everyone. ah man funny stuff

with cloths i think im good. wrestling Elder Palu I lost some shirts haha I actually haven't lost to him yet.. he had a time he flipped me into a pile of bikes, he takes as a win but I'm counting it as out of bounds for my pride. ha! I just wear the same stuff. I would get new stuff but I'm going to leave everything thats not nice here so ill probably wait till the end. thanks though! I am keeping my stuff nice its just after 16 months some stuff is going to get old.. those sports shoes are champs! I use those for service and p day... they work really hard ha they are just starting to wear. they should last me though :)

oh man a member just offered to take us to lunch.. ok I'm going to put a pause on this and ill come back.. we have some cool stories for the week. man so this guy named steve taylor just took us out for lunch.. what a flippin legend! he is honestly one of the best examples I have met in my mission.. I know that guy loves the lord and puts him first... he is so good to us missionary's. that is who we went caving with a couple weeks ago. legend!

My teeth are alright. I had to go back two times. and I think I'm going to have to again.. man its shocking how different the dentists are here... I had a cleaning done as well as the fillings. I still can't eat with half of my mouth so I gotta go sort it out...  he did a good job on the other side though...

Man its really sad to hear about the gay stuff in america..... it really shows which way the world is going..the church is true! President Monson is the prophet of God... I loved how conference talked about that so much. its sorta like conversion.. of you know the book of mormon is true, then Joseph Smith is a prophet, which means the preisthood has been restored ect. if the prophet is a prophet of God that means he is looking out for our futures and telling us what God wants us to hear... its crazy how God has always been the same and the world is expecting him to change with things that are against his commandments.. they should read the scriptures. people have tried to do it quite a few times and it never worked out for them... and it never will. but at least we have our testimony and we can try and help them :)

so cool story for the week.. Elder Palu and I were out tracting in gellideg (gethlideg) we had been there for a few hours when this dude pulled up listening to really load music.. (which was a song I had never heard before but has been stuck in my head ever sense).. Elder Palu says its called RUT... (I'm gonna marry you anyway) you guys know that one? anyway so he pulled up and his family got in his car and left him at his house.. we went and knocked his door and he came to the door sorta like a person who you think would never accept the gospel.. covered in tattoos swearing and stuff.. we chatted on the door step for a while and he let us in.. we taught him the plan of salvation and focoused alot on baptism and how by being baptised we have a fresh start and extra guidence. he liked it a lot and when we invited him to be baptised he just said.. "ya I will do that.. that sounds great" haha cool huh? so we are shooting for Nov 9th.. when we set that date for him he looked at us a little emotionally and told us that was the day his dad passed away... so thats going to be a tough day but his dad is praying for him on the other side to make this choice. its crazy how we taught the plan of salvation in the first lesson with him.. we really felt the spirit to teach that.. it was cool :) so ill keep ya posted on that.

We had a picture perfect missionary day on Saturday haha ah man.. so Merthyr, if you guys look on a map there is a hill in between it and a place called Aberdare.. which is where we do street contacting. we planned to go over there for the day becasue its been a while so of course after study the clouds started to roll over... ha so the funny part is we were on a road like a highway.. cars going sixty.. in thick thick rain on our bikes haha we were completely soaked from head to toe.. and we were trying not to get ran over.. it was great. then at the top Elder Palu crashed on the side walk and people rolled down their windows and laughed at him.. it was pretty funny because it was a parking lot crash. when we got down there, soaked and Elder Palu had some scratches, the wind started blowing.. sooo cold! we street contacted in town for about three and a half hours or so.. we talked to hundreds of people and only got one return apointment.... then we cycled up to a different area and the less active we wanted to visit wasnt in.. so after that we decided to hike back home :) we took the mountain path that elder peek and I always took.. we took some time at the top and looked at the stars.. and got home at nine thirty! ta da! what a day huh? ha normally I wouldnt take time for all the flowery stuff but it paints a funny picture huh? 

things are going really good though. we found two new investogators this week and taught more lessons then this area has had in a week for months and months.. we taught six lessons and two less active lessons. we also had a youth come out with us for a day and a different youth give a book of mormon to a boy at school..... legends!

other than that though life is good :) I really love you guys and I hope you have the best week. the church is true and God loves you :) 1 John 4:7

oku ofa atu fae!

i love you mom :) I have learned that... I'm like half tongan haha

I love you!!
love elder wiser

i couldnt see this one but im going to send it to see what it was :)

i made elder palu dinner ha i called it fe haka kiki palu.. which means cooking meat palu.. its just a little blend of noodles and stuff im trying not to eat after dinner and this is after planning.. so he put the pound down!

the first one is merthyr durnig the dark and this one is aberdare :) the moon on the merthyr side is good.

i got my camera back from the members i left it with!!
this is in the middle of aberdare and merthyr :) soooo cold!!!

this is me right now!! im flippin fat haha