Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 23, 2011

Hey Guys! hows it going? It seems like this past week was a very long week for me. I am glad to be Emailing you though.
This week was really good... i had a great Birthday!! those shoes are so sick... i love them! i wore them on tuesday night during our Planning for the next day... it was awesome!  Members took us golfing Last monday on a short Par 3 course. i still got the game haha... we went with The Ostler Family ... they are the boys that we have been doing stuff with the Past few weeks... it was really fun!
Today for P-day we went up to the snow... can you believe that?? snow in California haha thats crazy huh?... this past week has been Crappy and rainy... and yesterday we woke up to Snow on the mountains, so we went up and found it today... it was really cool!! one of the Elders is from the Philipines and he had never seen snow before.. he has now!! it was really fun!
This week was an ok week... i thought it could have gone alot better than it did. The best part about the whole week was the Baptism on Saturday! her name is Phoebe Barnes. We have been teaching her since right before Christmas... she is almost 9. Her father isnt a member, but he goes to church every once in a while. The first missionaries that tried to teach her... Brother asn Sister Barnes told them not to come back. They didnt like the way that they were trying to teach her. Then we came in and we taught her everything and she has a testimony of everything that was tuaght... it was really cool when she told us she prayed about what we had been teaching her and also the Book Of Mormon, and the Feelings she got after she prayed! it is so cool to see little children exercising their faith in the Lord and finding out if this is the right path they should take... it was a very cool experience... i am very thankful that i could be a part of that ... i truly am.
The other part member Family that we were teaching...his name is Jay ghiya. We were told by the ward that he is so ready to accept the Gospel and that this is the farthest he has come in a log time... We were prompted this past lesson to share with him the Baptismal Questions... He couldnt get past the first question...  He doesnt know that he has a loving Heavenly Father. well it is really hard to help someone gain an answer about this if they dont feel they have a Heavenly Father. We are still working with him on that, but i hope that he can continue to pray about it and try and build a relationship with God... thats how he will know that these things are true.
so it was kind of a rough week... and besides that people went out of town, so it was hard knocking in the rain because no one was home and it was cold so they wouldnt open the doors.... on one street some onery people called the police on us because tehy said we were disturbing the peace... yep i was disturbing them by bringing them the Greatest Blessing of their life?? Lame.
Well besides that our week was really slow and we have a lesson to get to right now, because we take care of business!!
Oh and about the Cf card... their was only three pictures from you guys... so i dont know what happened to the other ones... maybe it jsut didnt work on my Camera.
Tell Skee's Family that my letter to them in coming i started it last week then got busy, but it is on the way.
Well i love you guys and i hope you are all safe and that you will have a good week...
HAPPY early BIRTHDAY MOM!!!! i hope you have a good one... i will send you a letter this week, so be watching for it!!
I love you guys and hope everything goes well... it sounds like i might come home to you having a horse hahaha how did you talk dad into that??
I love you and miss you very much!!!
Love Elder Emery

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 14, 2011

Well to start off i went to the doctor on Wednesday and he told me that i have Ligamentus irritation, and Tendonitis... and i damaged (not too badly) the bone on the top of my foot... on the side of my foot i guess the bone is kind of separated from from each other... The doctor told me if i injure it again i have to get an arthroscope... or in other words surgery. i had to call and talk to President Pike about it and he was telling me that i might have to go home and let my foot heal... we are still waiting for missionary medical to get back to us on what we should do... i will hear from him tonight. i honestly dont think i will come home because it really isnt very bad... yeah there is pain, but i am still moving along. i think everything will be ok. so if you dont get a call from me tomorrow... then that means i dont have to come home.... sounds Crazy huh?? dont worry though i am alright.
This past week we had Zone Conference... and that was really good we had learned alot of new things that we can do for the work... it was awesome!
This week was interesting... we went by alot of Less actives this past week... they are all just old and stubborn! ha but it is ok because they all love us still
We are hoping to pick up a few new investigators this week that we contacted this past week... it seems like all we do lately is just try and find people to teach, and it is really hard, but we are doing good we are starting to work more closely to ward members and those kinds of things and so it is really good. we are going around sharing about the atonement with members and then talking to them about mormon.org... it has been going really well! i dont know if the missionaries have talked with you guys about that, but all members 18 and older have been encouraged to make profiles on there so that non members can go on and see peoples testimonies... who knows maybe you guys could make a difference in someones life by sharing your testimony... i know that when i get back i will definitely be getting a Mormon.org Profile! so you guys should set up yours!
how are things with Jeremy and Kathy? are things getting better or worse... or just about the same? i hope and pray that things are getting better for them.. i know with all my heart that People dont get married to get divorced... that is exactly what satan wants to put into our minds... But Heavenly Father Promises us that Love and happiness can last forever if we are both working towards the same goal... our goal should be what is to come... Living with our Heavenly Father with our families... we have to take a step back and remember what we do in the temples... i have never learned so many important things than i did in the temple, it is the best place... from being in the temple from doing those things i know the importance of so many things... and if i understand the importance of the temple and the ordinances that take place... Why cant other people undertand them? i know that its not as easy as that, but if we remember the promises we make with our Heavenly Father than thats what should lead us through our life right?
i dont know maybe i just see it a little differently... maybe i am wrong but i know that we arent here to just be here... we are here with purpose this is a test... and sometimes the test is hard but we cant rely on the world to get our answer... only by and through the Savior can we get through the tough times.
i love you guys and i have to go but i wish you a happy Valentines day and i hope its a good one for you all!!
Love and think of you guys everyday
Love Elder Emery

February 7, 2011

 Hey guys... you are very lucky to be hanging out in Bear Lake... its alright because it is in the Mid 70's here today!

Yeah i did roll my Ankle a couple weeks ago... it was pretty bad and then i just did it again today and i am going in to see the doctor on Wednesday... this roll was alot worse... Maybe i should take it easy with Basketball eh? its hard though i enjoy playing it too much... Sister Pike will probably end up taking sports away if it is hurt pretty bad, and that will not be fun, so i am hoping its not bad, but its feeling the opposite.

Anyway... i was thinking about the Baptism all day Saturday and i was just wondering how it went. It sounds like things couldnt have been any better! i am so happy for him and i am sure he is probably still pretty excited about it.  Did he get my letter to him? i hope he did because it was suppose to be before his Baptism, but if not it still works. I am still very Proud of you Brash!!

This week was Pretty good.. not too much happened and it was kind of slow but it was still good. We still continue to teach The Guy who has been coming to church for  about 13 years... he is doing good i think he is getting much closer to receiving his answer and gaining a testimony. our whole lesson last week with him was about how he soppose to receive an answer. He thinks it is going to be this great big thing that is going to happen, but we had to explain to him thats not always how it works... my thinking is that he has felt of the spirit so much when he attends church that he doesnt really recognize the spirit anymore because he has just kind of shrugged it off for so long, so we just have to help him recognize what he is feeling... and it has been a challenge. We are hoping that he will have received something by our next lesson, which i believe is tomorrow.

we have been trying to meet with alot of Less Active members, but they are all stubborn around here. its dumb. We actually talked to one lady who wants her records removed from the church... i had to explain to her the seriousness of that, but she didnt care. People dont understand The Gospel... they dont understand why we are here on earth. A bunch of people say they just cant get over the fact that their is a book of momon... to me it is so logical, but besides that all you have to do is pray about it to get an answer... yeah it will be hard but if we knock Heavenly Father will answer. it is just Frustrating ya know?

Lately alot of members have been trying to find ways to feed us... it is really funny and some of them are actually getting non members its great! The ward is doing better... everyone can improve, but they have improved alot since i first got here... we actually ate with the general authority that we live with... that was fun they are nice people!

District Meeting has been going really well ... i have been enjoying teaching it. One of the Sisters said that this last District Meeting was one of the Best District Meetings she has been to in a while... that was a good thing to hear!! it made me feel Good to know that!

Sorry this isnt very long we have to go to a lesson right now... I love you all and i hope that everything is going well for you!
oh you asked what i would like for my Birthday... how about a big huge bag of Peanut butter Cookies?? i would love that so much!!

Thanks i love you all very very much and i missed you alot this week!!
Love you!

Love Elder Emery