Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

hello! sorry to email on here again but the other email is down... its killin me but this works alright.
sounds like you guys have had an awesome week!! ah man i love you guys so much... if i ever miss anything out here its you guys.. i love p day becuae i get to hear from ya!
stories this week... hmmm well we had one crazy one! so we were at the other elders flat after a meeting picking up a bike frame for us to work on and we headed home.... we saw this drunk guy stumbling around in the street. ha! So i'll paint the picture for you.. this bike didn't have wheels on it so just a frame, and elder smith had it over his shoulder... this drunk guy comes up and says "hey, thats my bike.. im gonna ride it." So with it on smiths shoulders he grabs the bars and starts running down the street.  haha! it was really funny... i took some pictures of it and gave him a bunch of pass along cards.... in the end he actually thought it was his bike and was starting to get angry when we didn't give it to him... we didn't want any trouble and it was old so we just gave it to him... but then he asked where the wheels were and stuff.. so he took us to this camer office place and started to bother that guy.. while he was there we slowly backed away till we were out of veiw then ran for like a mile. haha ah man good ol mission stories :) the pictures are great... 
other than that we have had some really cool people we have ran into on the street... we don't have loads of investogators but our pool is raising :) I have grown to love people so much.. everyone has something good about them no matter what.. there is a service missionary in this ward, his name is elder downey.. he is supposed to go out with the missionaries five hours a week.... I love that kid! he comes out finding with us.. he is like a faith outlet! haha! he always says.." just use short bold statements".. so thats what we do and we have found loads of people! being a missionary is the best! I have taken some pretty cool pictures this week but ill have to send them on the other computer at the chapel.
the weather has been absolutly beautiful.... I dont know for sure but I think I got a little sunburned the other day :) it felt so good! last summer was really hot so they think this one won't be as warm.. but I hope it is.. I love the sun! during the winter you hardley ever see it.. it rains here about as much as everyone says it does.
I have been listening to some really good talks elder webster gave me and I think you guys would like them.. one is "Sanctify Yourselves" by Jeffery R Holland... that dude is powerful.. I love listening to him speak.. when I listen to that I get chills... I have really enjoyed listening to talks and stuff.. back at home I would never have dreamed of working out to general conference but I have really been enjoying it :)..
serving out here has been great :) there is people out there you just have to find them! a really amazing member sent me a sheet of scriptures... which gave me a big boost. One of the things that was on it was.. "eye of faith+work+love=fruits of your labors".... I have seen that so much... if you read the scriptures or go to church.. or serve someone for the right reason.. not only will you help them you will help yourself... doing things for the right reasons :) 
life is good! keep being the best family ever :) haha
I pray for you every day.
love you guys!
elder wiser

one of the guys we are teaching his name is andrew has a huge bible!!! its like one of  the ones that you pass down in your famiily.. so i opened up my favorite verse.... huge huh?

this is elder downey.. that flower is the flower of wales :)

this one looks a bit better i think but the badges are cool :) the book of mormon has tape on it becase thats the one that shay sent me... bullet proof :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 17th, 2014

hey there :) so im at the chapel and the email wont work so i just thought i waould let your know because i read everything i just couldnt reply..... im really glad everything is going so well though :) with class and stuff.... gosh im so impressed with you guys :) you are my family! and i love you! tell stant and shelb sorry i cant email back.. i hope it will work next week.. stant sounds like he is just being a boss haha.. shelb didnt tell me much but she is always good so thats good :) dad is awesome to haha its going to be great talking to you guys in a few months... on mothers day!! wo wo 
i love you guys!!!!! i have a few pics of this week ill send from here
we had a really good week :) the sun is out i get burned from it... it felt so good!! we had a barbeque and mowed this guys lawn.. it was really good and all gluten free :) i dont like wheat.. at all..... its yummy but my small intestins hate it ha i like playing around with badges and my comp... so here is this

these computers are so weird!! sorry about my bad emailing stuff.... so i only have one hour to do all my emialing.. really short.. i do have some interesting stories for you guys this week though :)
i hope all is well with you all :) i love the pictures!! you guys are great.
well this week we had a bit of finding... a little more finding.. and some extra finding haha we have had loads of fun though.. we have set loads of goals and been working really hard to reach them.. we have really been blessed this week :)
we had elder toshera of the 70 come and speak to the zone on thursday.... that guy can speak. he had pretty much everyone eating out of his hand... i learned so much as well.. he shared a scripture that i thought was really good.. its mormon 9:27 and 28..... the part he foucoused on was DOUBT NOT and that something i think everyone has troubles with now and again... he tied it in with setting high goals and beleiving that we could reach them.. i wish i could draw what he drew but basically this week we really prayerfully set goals we thought we could reach but would make us stretch and worked our tails of to try and reach them... and guess what? it worked!! haha the church is true :) but going into it we set some pretty high goals...but we both prayed and felt good about them and we reached them because the lord helped us :) since we always invite ppl to do stuff whoever reads this if you could read this verse and see how you could apply it to yourself? i have really grown to love the scriptures :) befor the mish i had a testimony of them but i didnt use them enough... Elder Bendar said "read the scriptures like they were written for you...... because they are" that is so true... the scriptures will lead us to the tree of life!! but you have to read them and follow them if they will help you... if they are getting dusty you might want to blow them off and have a read :)
well i love you guys so much!!!
have a good rest of your week :)
love elder wiser

Hello there!
I am Elder Smith. I am from Kansas. I have 6 brothers. and your son is a stud.
I am a geek and love star trek. 
i have been on my mission for 18 months. and loving every moment of it.
so that was elder smith! the man!!!

this is elder smiths work

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014 - Pictures

Sterling figured out a way to send pictures from his new area - Newport Wales
Elder Smith and Elder Wiser

New hoodie courtesy of his little brother Stanton - because Stanton placed in the state wrestling tournament.

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

hey there :) so I'm now in Newport........  holy cow... its like misty here, ha! the flat is really nice though.. things are going to be great! but there is a lot of work to be done.. ill keep you posted for sure :) i love you guys loads!!!! 
my address: is 
Elder Sterling Wiser
159 conway road, 
Newport  NP19 8JU
if you look it up on google maps it shows up as 155 conway road :)
I got here by coach... a long coach ride.. it was nothing for me cuz I'm from America, but the natives were about to die haha, its a bit longer than us going to Grandma Wiser's house and these ppl about lost it, haha it was great :) I was telling Shelby that there is poop everywhere... nobody cleans up after their dogs here.. just imagine walking into city centre and watching a dog leave a huge pile of stuff and the guy just walks away.... in the middle of everything!!!! I first saw that thinking what is this!!! oh man I forgot to tell you about the ward.. ok so i think there was about forty ppl there... they say there is around sixty but I'm pretty sure there was almost forty.. so there is work to be done!! to be honest I'm not really sure how to go about it.... less active work..... finding...... less active work..... finding... my goal is to just be as time effective as possible so I can cram as much in my day as I can... did you see how pretty it is here though? beautiful
The ppl here always say hey-ya! haha its too funny.. sounds like you all have had a fantastic week though :) I'm still having left over excitement from state...  every time I think about it I just think about stant getting out there and slaying it.... oh man!  I got your package!! that hoodie is awesome. I wear it all the time :) those pictures were great as well.. mom your such a blessing... you help everyone so much. I was really impressed with the program you made. your need to get paid! haha stants stash is the best though. I'm so happy he did that! I love you guys!
Well the new area... good ol Newport :) one transfer ago it was white washed into.. it was only left for a few months I'm not sure why.. but its really nice here, we pretty much have to find all new people to teach.. which is fun because then its like you see them grow from the beginning.. all ya gotta do is find them ha :) its a lot different then anything else I have ever done because it doesn't have a city centre or anything.. so street contacting  is really slow going.. so I get to tract now! yay!! its really fun actually :) I have done it before just not as much.. people here are really nice :) I'm currently serving with Elder Smith.. he is actually from Kansas! so he has broken my chain of serving with my neighbours from home haha he is way awesome though we are going to do some good work here. pretty much what he likes is comics and stuff... like super hero's and stuff :) he has been serving for 18 months so far.. so he has about six months left... when I get to that stage its going to be so weird... im going to be a missionary forever!
I don't have loads of time because we have a lunch apt, but a cool thing that happened was, we set Matt who is one of our investigators on a baptismal date my first day.. the name Matt is the best name in England! ah man whoever gets to serve in Lincoln is so lucky! other than that we have just been finding loads.. oh and guess what! Elder Ramos is my district leader! how cool is that? the team is assembling :) (Elder Ramos was in the mtc with me :) he is south African and awesome! we have had really similar missions in being that we used to be in huge areas then we got cast down to wales. haha, I'm kidding about the cast down part but its just smaller and different work.. I have learned a lot already... I love learning!"! I loved Lincoln but I feel like I was really comfortable... that's how I knew I was going to get moved) I really do like it here though this place is great! I'll have a bit more time next week and I'm sure some more stories.
mom i love ya!!!! have a great day :) tell dad srorry about the short email... i have to pay to email here so its a bit different... but i9ll shoot him one next week :) oh and i get to use Spanish here!! there is a Spanish family.. they say i sound native haha its going to be so much fun... enjoy life!!

I love you all!
love elder wiser
oh and I cant send pictures at this place... so ill go over to the chapel and send some :) sorry! oh wait... lets see here hmmmm I found a place to plug it in but i cant bring it up.... by the time i get home im going to be like an old person haha ah man this is killin me.. lets see yeah i cant figure it out... ill see what i can do!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March 4th, 2014

I heard from Sterling today - he is being transferred to Newport Wales.  Here is what he had to say.

I'm going to a place called Newport............... yeah look at the map... the other side of the mission!!! i knew i was going to wales though holy cow...... i dont know anyone down there exept for my companion.. his name is Elder Trevor Smith. My companion is from Utah, haha all of em are!! that or Idaho haha funny huh? I come across the world to spend all my time with boys from home haha i love it though... mom ill just say this i love my mission I love being out here.. I served around Elder Smith for the whole beginning of my mission so I know him quite well.. its gonna be good!! new place new challenges... I just said bye to Everest and about lost it though.... I love this place way too much... I'm just being a baby but I love this place.... its going to be weird going to different side of the mission though, new everything.... I won't really know anyone so that will be fun :) I'm just stoked to work hard and be the best missionary I can!!! Mom & Dad... I love you guys :) tell shelb and stant as well.. I'll email ya on p-day and give ya the low down haha.. untill then.

Elder Wiser

Saying goodbye to his good friend Adam Pridham. he's really going to miss Lincoln

hey ma!! so this is a few weeks ago... I had some old carrots and we went and fed them to some horses :) it was so scary!! haha I didnt have my camera so I had to wait for these ones.. but here she is!
About thirty horses ran past... in a herd ha! a few peeled off and we played with them.. they were like licking our ears and stuff it was gross but a good memory ha exchanges!!! love ya ma

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

Sooo sorry I'm the worst but I dont have loads of time to email, zone p-day today so I just got back from Nottingham.. my time is short!
and dodge night is tonight... uhhh ohhh! I'm pretty sure im leaving but if not i'll be totally happy to stay here for another one.. you know when you love somewhere so much you dont wanna go? so thats why you get sent? haha! yeah! but we shall see :) 
Chloees parents sound nice :) I cant believe stant was so scared to ask her out! haha now look at how things are going!
thats cool about our neighbor as well.. missionary work is the best!! if the ward helps its so much better.. you guys are great :)

this is for stant
happy birthday stant!!
also.. i have been meaning to tell him this.. everest lives in a place called stauton court. so i think of you everytime i go there. 

in the hood of lincoln!! ha just kiddin this is something they paid ppl to do i think. it would make a really good picture spot if you had good lighting and stuff :) we had fun with it though

sorry im running low on time.. last week was great though :) i love lincoln!! mom i thought you might like some of these pics.. graffiti!

last one!! i will say this.. elder mcfarland is the man.. we get along really well :) from the first day on ha it was like we sat there for a second... i told a dumb joke.. then he did then we were best friends haha we just laugh all the time :) being happy is such a a big part of life..... LAUGH!