Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014

Hey!! whattt uppppp wiser family.. good to hear from you all this week :) sounds like stant and dad are still pretty broken but other than that things are going well.. good to hear you guys went out and used the second amendment!! America!! I love America...

my new companion is from the Philippines!! how cool is that! he has been out for ten months and he is really cool.. his name is Elder Maligon (maleegon) he is really quite but he likes to work.. he is really funny when he gets rolling though ha he is a hard worker.. it has been good... elder smith went to cannock up by Birmingham. The work is still really slow but its picking up :) we have three return apts for tomorrow so that is going to be great!
Man this week was crazy! so I learned some good lessons this week.. I have a few I wanna share.. first one....
I got hit by a car this week.... it wasnt my fault thankfully haha I'm not a crazy cyclist but I entered into a round about and a guy in a van hit me broadside... like strait up in the side.. I just leaned onto his hood and then flipped over the other side onto my back...I got up really quick and moved all the stuff out of the way.. then this barber shop had a bunch of people run out and see if I was ok.. they gave me a drink and some sweets.. they were so nice... all I have to say is.... I was so blessed.. so blessed.. I was deffinatly looked out for.. I probably should have a broken leg and stuff.. but I dont :) all that broke was my back pack, and my bike is pretty beat up.... I named her wendy falcon.. I may have to get a new one :( she was made in the early seventies so she had a good run ha.. man I love that thing...
but what I learned from it was this...
"diligence is a steady consistent earnest and enertic effort in doing the Lords work. a dilligent missionary works effectivley and efficiently. Diligence in missionary work is an expression of your love for the Lord and his work, when you are diligent you find joy and satisfactoin in doing the Lords work, continue untill  you have done all you can, even when you are tired.
focous on the important things"
Christ like attributes PMG
So the reason I wanted to share that is because on the way home from the accident I had a really scary thought.... if that had actually been bad and I had to go home because my legs didn't  work or something.. would I have learned what I needed to out of my mission?.. It freaked me out becasue its such a short time to learn and I only have a year left..then in study I came across this poem..
A Missionarys Gethsemane
You're on a mission and things seem tough;
Doors are slammed with voices gruff;
Your companion refused to do his share
You feel discouraged and even despair.
You question your testimony and belief in God;
You wonder about the path you've trod.
Memories of pleasure dance in your brain;
A siren's song, an old refrain;
"The work is hard," and with a taunt,
Whispers, "Not as He wills, but as you want."
You tire of rules and feet worn to the bone,
And suddenly decide you want to go home.
You'll never know if you say goodbye,
What might happen if you stay and try,
To follow the rules and do your best,
To serve the Lord and pass your test.
Where do you think that you would be,
If Christ, in the Garden of Gethsemane;
His soul in torment, a trial of fire.
Had selected not duty before desire?
He set the pattern for you and me,
To meet our own Gethsemane.
From boy, to man, to Elder with fire,
Comes only when duty can master desire.

        (Bernard J. Barnes)
So I feel like the question I had from getting hit and a few times before in my mission.. is something I will ask myself a lot more.... not so that I live in fear... but that I'm more fearless in doing the Lords will...... comes only when duty can master desire :) I love that!!
I know this church is true though.. I wake up everyday and study and talk to people becasue I know that... its true!!
                                                                            We live it we love it
                                                                            we're missionarys :)
love you all!
elder wiser
I wanted to thank all the missionarys who send awesoem emails out and that my mom sends them to me.. you guys are awesome!!

The last District Picture

my new companion, elder maligonone on the far right, Me, elder velarde, and elder smart (the tall one) haha 

looking for some animals to GQ haha kidding.. we just took a short cut home after we took this huge.. huge finding route... shoes got a bit muddy.. but it was fun! 

this is a picture on top of what the people here call a moutain haha its like a small hill but its the biggest hey have :) 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 19th, 2014

oh man, Dad -  that looks bad..... dang it!!! 
The "H" dosent work really good on this keyboard.. so, plan is, I'm going to cwmbran for a bbq with the district!! so i will email over there. I have some scriptures I wanna tell you guys about.. sorry I'm so bad with emailing and stuff I would say I'm just a dude, but thats an excuse haha... although its a pretty good one ;)

so in cwmbran is where our district leader is and we went here for a bbq since its our last one :) its about fifteen min away on the train... if i leave Newport i can send more pics.. since i live in dodge town (Newport) they have to lock up all the computres so I cant send photos... and I have to pay for time.. ill pay for it some weeks but others I dont have change or something.. it sucks! but the librarys over here are going under because not many people read...

transfers are on wednesday!!! yay!!!! it going to be crazy to see wahat happens... ill probably stay here though.. ill tell you more about it in a few hours.. ill be getting on around three our time wich is 9 i tink
love ya!!!!

Mom!!! hey :) so I'm staying in Newport.. do you know my address? it's 
159 conway road 
NP19 8JU 

I'm getting a new guy his name is Elder Notagain.. i'll send you some pictures... i love you!!!!!


Hey family!! how you all doin? looks like things are going ok besides dads foot... that is rough.. right at the beginning of summer too.. I'm glad your all happy though :) enjoy your last week of school!!! I almost graduated a year ago :) I'm going to blink and its going to be like ten years ago.. time is going so fast.. I'm just trying to hold on!!
So think week..Mosiah 2:17 is the go to scripture on service... I have really tried that this week. just going out of my way to help people or just do something servicy ha.. I think it's really helped me and my companion and some of the people we are teaching..
Andrew is still doing awesome.. I honestly can say he is one of the most generous people I have ever met... he is always so good to us and it's good to be around him.. I wish you guys could just pop up and meet these people.. such good people. Vicki is doing really good as well. she received a calling in young womens.. sooo cool! and she will love that she is super easy to talk to and the youth will love her...
Elder Smith and I are doing good as well :) life is good!!
I heard a funny quote the other day...."expecting bad things not to happen to a good person is like expecing a bull not to charge you becasue your a vegetarian" -Jeffery R Holland
haha I thought that was to funny!!
well guys I know the church is true :) beinga missionary is the best!
have a great week
love you
Elder Wiser

this is elder downey.. he let me borrow his side bag so I looked more english. ha! The thing is loaded with book of mormons :) his idea is the more book of mormons the more faith you have :) I'm glad that bag and my back survived haha I'm almost 20 so I can say that ;)

found this in a flat.. best desert ever :)

man look at this one..... so this river.. goes up and down all day long.. some times it can raise and drop as much as 60 ft... this is a really cool photo i took on evening late

lawn mower... no wheels! ha it is supposed to float.. but ya, I have used those loads.. interesting

this is brother brown from harrimon utah... he served here about 35 yrs ago he said he recognized the name "elder call" so I though he might know brent..

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

hey mom!! today i dont have anytime becuase i have to go to cardiff.. sorry :( but i really love you and it was so good to talk to the family :) i really love you guys!!
i hope you like that chapter.. its one of my favorites.. i also hope you liked that mothers day video on the mormon messages.. i love that one and i thought ytou would like it :) spread my love to the family!!
love you all so much :)
elder wiser

mom!! hey :) it was so good talking to you! it made my month as well ha pretty much the next seven untill the next one.. man it was so good...thanks for making it so good and letting everyone be there it was so good to see them all... and you got to see sis as well!! ah man i love her too..
love you mom!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

wooooooooooo there! haha! My friends getting married... that means I'm old... that is really crazy! haha I'm so happy for them though... a year ago I could tell something was going to go down there........ a temple date as well.. how cool is that? Man that is so good to hear :) i love it!!

Some big things happened this week... that is so cool with Travis and Melissa and their family.. good things are happening!! way to cool :) thanks for all those pictures they looked so happy :)

It has been a good week :) it makes me so happy to be able to come here and have such a awesome boost! we had a week full of service... hard work :) its been awesome. We will have dave send you a email of the work we did. we call it isabelles runway. ha its been really fun :) things have been so good!!! man i have loads of pictures to send because we are at the chapel emailing today soo let me get my camera and ill show you wales! oh man I looked and I havent taken loads of pictures....

so pretty much this week the big things were finishing our runway project and we had an epic district p day.... we had a barbaque and played some district card games :) it was so fun!! and we ate in a pub with Dave and Vicki.. ha that was interesting.. everyone was drinking like you would expect in a pub but the food was cheap and there was a lot of it so it was cool :)

so transfer day is May 21 and the end of the transfer is on may 25... they have a few shorter transfers so missionaries have some time to leave at the end of their mission I guess.. their visa can't expire so they try to give them some extra time.. probably what will happen is I will get a new companion and stay in Newport.. but you never know!! I could leave, its just not as likely, we shall see.. I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys!! one week away :) I'm not a hundred percent sure what time would be best but we have stake conference from ten to twelve.. anytime after that I will be on call :) what time would work best for you and what time do you have anything going on?

I cant wait to talk to you!!!! I love you guys :) so I'm going to send this and then send some pictures

So I guess english ppl have little cheese parties... they just have a bunch of crackers and a bunch of differnet sorts of cheeses and grapes... so its a party.... we had one..... haha here it is!!

This is our district bbq

Elder Mcfarland and Gibbs bought a bunch of meat.. made a small home made grill with the oven racks. There it is, ha! It was so much fun.. I love being around these guys.. I don't know if I told you but there is an Elder Smart in my district now.. so Elder Smart and Wiser :) hehehe ppl make jokes about it all the time... so all the names of the ppl in our district are Elder Jones (tall finish guy), Elder Packer (grandson of Boyd K Packer) Elder Smith, me, Elder Smart and Velarde.. then Mcfarland whom you remember and Elder Gibbs.. ta da!