Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010

Hello Hello... o man i totally forgot about my plaque eh?? Well i am just not quite sure what scripture to put on it... there are so many good ones that have meant so much to me in these last few months that it is hard to choose. I guess one that i recently came upon was 1john 4:19 " we love him, because he first loved us." that is so true and i love that scripture very much because of the Love christ has for us that he would take upon my sins... my sins it definitely makes me wonder how many drops of blood the savior bled for me.
Then the other scripture that i came across was Doctrine and Covenants 88:63 "draw near unto me and i will draw near unto you ; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." this is what happened to the saints in kirtland when they were looking for some peace or strength... and i really like this one also because of the promise it makes in it... that he WILL draw near unto us if we Will just take time to draw near unto him. I am going to give you the choice on which one should go on the plaque... then you just let me know which one you choose... is that ok? I hope so
Yes the package came on saturday and i was so thankful for it... thank you very much! you guys are the best!!
Alright so about our week... well in all honesty it was really kind of a slow week. we didnt have very many lessons because our investigators like to drop appointments for some reason... i dont know why anyone would drop an appointment... crazy. yes Valerie is still planned to be baptized on the 5th... The Corderos were the family that kind of got her started in the gospel. Brother Cordero just became a member not even a year ago... and him and his wife are getting sealed in the temple this month! that is pretty cool if you ask me... but anyway we are hoping that she chooses Brother Cordero to baptize her because that would be so awesome for the both of them ya know... a new member of the church baptizing his friend... sooo cool!
so yes that is probably the only thing worth talking about on our investigators.
We always talk to crazy people on the street... sometimes its like.. Dude... where the heck did you come from?! you dont even know what your talking about... sometimes that is what i would like to say to people. haha
i actually have got to go right now but i was not done saying what i wanted to say... so i will write you guys some of my feelings about some things.. ok?
Love you guys so much i miss talking to you guys alot... only E-mail is very hard i wont lie...
Anyway love Elder E

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010

alright to start things off... yes i did get skees package last week because it took a while to get here and then when usps tried to drop it by... i wasnt there a few times so that is why i havent wrote him yet. I plan on writing him and wishing him a happy birthday and also to write his family. You asked if i would write Bridger... yes i put it on my things to do last week i just didnt have enough time... (if you could somehow come up with a way to put another hour in a day that would be awesome)
This Morning while i was Studying... it hit me that the kids started school today. i was like Whoa!! that came pretty fast! That makes me sad that Brash was that nervous for school... i have thought about him too. You know that picture you sent me of him learning how to ride the dirt bike?? well i cut that out because it is pretty small and i put it on the back of my name tag... so i see him every time i put my tag on and everytime i take my tag off.
I remember dad saying something about Quincie going to do one dance class... that is great i am excited that she decided to go through with that and do the thing she loves to do! haha that is pretty funny what you told her about being nice to Jensen... Speaking of Jens... she wasnt nervous was she?? she has been ready for jr. high since last summer haha but i hope everything goes good for her to... it definitely takes time for the changes. that is funny that she is going to help dad lose 30 lbs. even though he probably is in pretty good shape cause doesnt he play basketball like everyday?? he probably deserves a chocolate cake ;) hahah!!
alright so for my week... well for the most part it was pretty slow. until last night when we found out that Valerie Contrerez (one of our investigators) is going to be Baptized September 5th... that is in two weeks!!! My companion and i are pretty excited we have been teaching her for about 3 and a half weeks... YESS!! My first investigator baptism!! she is really excited and she is learning a whole lot its awesome soo soo cool...
we are also making progress with many other investigators... we have like 8 but it is pretty slow for them... we have been given alot of referrals for this week to go by so hopefullly that goes good ya know?
Dad... it was interesting that you said that we will be giving people the Greatest gift in their lives... or you said something to that extent. It is wierd ot think about though... because its all falls into place from the wonderful Plan God has for us... if we center our lives around Christ and our Heavenly Father and do those things that are in harmony with their teachings the rest of our lives will just fall into place. We will be blessed with temporal blessings, but those arent important because that is not what we were brought here for ya know??... i dont know i just think it is intriguing to the mind...
Yes we get to go to the L.A Temple next week...I am pretty excited for that ... it seems like i havent been in forever... and it has only been about 3 months so that will be good. we have zone conference tomorrow finally we have it again... we havent had one since the first one we had.
well i miss you guys alot and i sure hope the kids get a good start off for school... hope everything goes well this next week... i cant believe that happened to Todd that is insane... if you could next week send me their address that would be nice... well off i go for another week... my favorite thing i read this week was Doctrine and Covenants 104 it is great...
Well i love you guys as Far as the sunshines!!
Elder Emery

Monday, August 9, 2010

August 9, 2010

Hey yall
Well from both of the Emails i received... sounds like alot has happened! haha i would have loved to see quincie and her friends run a 5k haha that would have been great. it is definitely crazy that 3 months have gone by and i am still alive... weird huh? This is the start of my sixth week with my companion... saturday is when we get the call on if we will be transferring or not! it seems like i just barely got with him ya know? Even if we do get transferred it has been fun working with him... he told me that i would probably go senior this next transfer haha i told him that might not happen haha that would be crazy if it did though. For some reason i thought davis was getting better obviously i was mistaken... hopefully things brighten up for him because what he is going through is probably really hard i would imagine (cause i cant really have any Empathy cause i have never been through it).
So Brash... you are going to be playing comp Baseball?? that is so cool man! I didnt even start comp until i was in like 5th or 6th grade. you must be really good at the pitcher position and you probably hit homeruns everytime you are up to bat huh? yeah because you are awesome!! keep practicing though because you can always get better no matter what.
Jensen and Quincie seems like things seem to be going pretty good... keep up the good work and dont hide your talents (read Matthew 25: 15- 30) because the lord is just waiting to bless us if we let our light shine forth in good. school starts up here in a few weeks... kind of sucks but work hard because i didnt and if i told you what i did do during school... you would end up only with barely above average grades so work harder than i did ok.
Alright so this week was kind of slow for some reason and their wasnt a whole lot that went on. We did have another tour on Wednesday and that was pretty exciting we didnt invite her to be baptized ... she wasnt ready for it but we have met with her 2 times since. i think in time we will get her to come unto the waters of baptism.
Sometimes i feel that we arent doing what we need to be doing because we havent had any baptisms... but i know that because we are working hard and doing all that we can to helping people to receive the restored gospel, because we can teach them all we know but once the ball is in their court it is their choice on whether it is important enough to them to take those next steps.
On Friday we had a lesson with Josh and i was doing an object lesson on repentance adn getting the Holy Ghost haha that could have gone alot better. it is the one with water soap and Pepper... i pretty much spilled everything everywhere i had josh laughing but thats ok because i got the point across on what he needed to do, so i just thought i would tell you about that funny experience.
My companion had another flat tire hahaha it is pretty funny... he gets really mad adn its just a bike ya know?? thats his 3rd one in 1 week!!
We are going to an investigators home today adn taking out all the bad stuff and burning it or throwing it away which ever one he feels will be most effective haha... that should be good.
I already have a couple goals i would like to do when i return
First i would like to run in the Ragnar or do the tour de france
Second i think it would be kind of fun to work as a E.F.Y instructor
Third learn to play the piano really good and also sing... for real
Fourth learn to play the acoustic guitar and write music and sing
Fifth ... for some reason i want to study einstien... i just enjoy some of his quotes and i think what he says is interesting.
My shoes have not came yet i dont know what is going on... its ok though Patience is a good thing to learn right?
Shampoo yeah just whenever you are not busy
Umm i dont think i need anything as of right now... i will let you know if i do. actually the sun has really been bugging my eyes lately and so i think i might go purchase some Sun Glasses... we will see though.