Tuesday, May 8, 2012

He returns...

Elder Emery returns 
With Honor!!
We are so proud of Elder Emery and all
that he has accomplished on his mission.
We are so grateful for you and can't wait
to get reacquainted!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

April 30, 2012

Hello Family!

Im kind of at a loss for words right now, because as i try to look
into the near future its like looking down a dark black hall... you
cant see much. and just like you said dad.. i  kind of have some of
the same emotions that i did right before i left... i knew i was going
on a mission, and i was going to teach people and knock on doors but
besides that i didnt know what i was going to do. now i know im going
home to see family and get a job and go to school but besides that i
dont know very much... ya know what i mean? i really am excited to
come home, but my heart wants to stay out here for just a little bit
When i get home i dont want to be lame ya know? i want to be excited
to be home... i want to have enthusiasm but right now that is just
kind of hard to see... so hopefully i dont seem bummed out or
anything, but if i do act like that please just be patient, because im
not going to lie i am attached to the mission and so it will probably
take some adjusting. i am glad that you have some things planned so i
can get back into the normal life. i really dont have too many things
planned for when i get home, so dont worry too much about planning
things. the only thing that i have been asked to do is come back down
here to California to go through the temple with Jenny... she is a
recent convert... its Sandra meek's daughter. she will be going
through on June 23rd. i dont know when we are going to the cabin or
anything but i would like to come back down here for that, but if its
not possible then i understand. i would have a place to stay and would
be fed and all that good stuff, but then gas is kind of a bummer nowa
i think we land in slc at 12:40 so yeah,but i get to call you guys
next monday to make sure i have the info right.
anyways.......... SHEESH!!

so this week was pretty good we had some good success. except the part
where Jose ( one of our investigators) was deported... that was a
bummer because he was so sincere, but we will get his info sent off to

Melissa is doing well... i am worried about her though she might not
make it this week to get baptized, because she has been struggling
with the w.o.w. she says she has been clean for the past couple of
weeks and she continues to work at it. so we continue to pray for her
adn finish teaching her.

Crystal is excited to get Baptized things are going well for her... we
just have to finish teaching her... we have taught almost everything
but we have a few little things left. the ward has been helping her
out a ton.
something that i feel i need to talk to crystal about is her
piercings... at first it wasnt a problem i was like oh when she is
baptized she will take them out because she will understand, but i
think she might be frustrated when i ask her to take them out... i
felt the need the other day when we were driving in the car, so we
will see how that goes.

other than those things... everything is normal. the ward here is
awesome!! i will be sad to leave here, but i feel so blessed to have
served here.

so this is my last email...sad day right?  i know there is not much to
this email but i just dont know what to say... i might as well just
wait until i get home next week right!!

Well i better be going! but i look forward to seeing you all it will
be great and i will be singing...

Reunited and it feels so good!!

i love you guys and really do thank you for letting me serve a mission

family... you are amazing in every way!

Love Elder Emery

April 10, 2012

Hello Hello family! it seems like i have not emailed in forever.... the reason why i didnt email last week is because we had to go into the office and get our phone fixed... that took like 3 hours because we had to wait for sprint to take action... so it took forever!
but its all good im alive and doing well!
These last couple of weeks have been super busy... we are teaching and finding alot! so its going great. General Conference was awesome!! it was so good to hear from teh Prophet, Apostles and other  General authorities and auxilaries. so many of the talks were amazing...  i love General Conference! it seems like when i was youger conference was always so boring and long, but now it seems too short. its like you listen to a couple short talks and a few songs then its over. its always so edifiying though.. i really enjoy conference.
some things that have happened this week... President Becerra came to my District Meeting and then to a couple lessons with us. that was pretty good he mostly just observes and doesnt say too much... he wants to see us teach and how we are doing sharing the Gospel with our investigators. it was fun to have him out with us for a few hours. during both lessons i looked over at him and said President is their anything you would like to add? and he would say a few things. i thought it was funny because i was expecting him to teach more. he said we were doing well and that we teach well, so its always nice to hear compliments ya know? speaking of compliments i was given a few more this week... one was a member of our mission Presidency, President Gutierrez he walked up to me and he was like Elder Emery huh... i was like yep thats me, and he said i have heard good things about Elder Emery and he asked where i was serving and he said call me up anytime i want to come out and teach with you... so that was nice to hear. i think one of the best one though was one from a close friend. so i was talking to Sister Olson yesterday and she was like i was emailing sister Folsom (sister Folsom was sister Olsons trainer she went home about a year ago) and she was saying she ran into one of my best friends. Sister Folsom is from Texas. Elder Deamer is in texas so im only assuming that it was him... some how Deamer and Folsom talked about me and Deamer said that i was one of the Big reasons he went on a mission. to me that was nice to hear .... Deamer is an awesome friend. oh would you be able to send me his mission Address? ive been wanting that.
Oh yeah Sister Olson was also saying that Her brother has jsut recently moved to Kaysville and he is in our stake... i guess somehow my name got brought up and someone was talking about me to her brother... ha too funny.
we have our Baptism on Sunday... it is going to be awesome! its Melissa who will be getting baptized! she is super excited and cant wait, we talked to her alot this past week and she is doing so good! President was really impressed by her when he came out with us to one her lessons. that will most likely be the highlight of our week!
Easter was good still not like home but it was good. i read alot about the death and resurrection of our lord. its such a blessing to know that our Heavenly Father Loved us so much... each and everyone of us so very much that he would hate to see us not make it back to him, so in his mercy he sent Jesus Christ to suffer for us that we might not be lost... that we would have the strength to endure hard things. that we would use his sons infinite and atoning sacrifice to repent and better ourselves... to be more and more like him everyday.
and because our Heavenly Father is so so Merciful he let his son resurrect for us... even after all he went through. it makes me want to be a better person... it makes me want to change my poor ways and be more like our savior.
i hope you all are doing well! i love you very much and i am excited to see you all again!
i love you
Love Elder Emery

April 24, 2012

Hello everyone... i am sure you were wondering why my email didnt come
yesterday... thats because our P-day is today. we had Zone Conference
yesterday and so we hadd our P-day changed.

Zone Conference was really good! it seemed weird to think that was my
last one. i always learn so much even if its something we have heard a
thousand times... there is always something to learn, well i guess as
long as you are listening to the spirit and what you're prompted to
do. yesterday we talked alof about Helping people... like helping them
come to church or set a firm Baptismal date. it was really good. i
still remember my first Zone Conference... being super nervous not
knowing what i was doing. i remember the role play we had to do and i
never wanted to role play again haha. now i love role playing and
trying to help other missionaries with their investigators and getting
help for ours. it has been a unique journey... this mission thing. i
have loved it... i dont know what i would do if i didnt have this as a
part of my life.

This past week we met with Melissa again and she said she really
needed that meeting that we had with her, because she was feeling down
and things have been coming at her that she didnt like. she is still
going through some rough things but she is fighting them off!

we also met with Crystal and Matthew and they are doing good, but
Matthew just went to jail yesterday and now Crystal says she can
really focus and get baptized. (they were struggling a little bit) her
and Melissas Baptismal dates are on the 6th... i truly cannot think of
a better way to end my mission! what a blessing.

we are teaching a man named Jose... he is super sincere and wants to e
baptized really bad... but the only bad part is that he just found out
he is going to be getting deported on Friday. he is the nicest guy
ever and just wants something good in his life for him and his
family... we continue to support him though.

thats about it for this week.. everything is running smoothly except
for my brain, sometimes it seems like i am so scattered.

I love you guys and i Love the Lord. Im still amazed at the fact that
He gave his life for a person like me... how much love he truly must
have had. how can i continue in sin knowing that i caused pain to our
Savior from the mistakes i have made? Our Savior Lives!.. i know just
as surely as the sun came up today...and to know that i may once again
live with my Father in Heaven, because of his son... his Precious Son
is the greatest thing i have ever known. i do thank the Lord for the
opportunity he gave me to serve a mission... to tell people of the
Blessing of the Restoration and why its so important to have a living
Prophet. The Book Of Mormon is true and i dont just say that because
its fun to say. i say it because of what i have been told by the still
small voice.. and by truly, sincerely, and prayerfully abiding by its
precepts... we draw closer to God and feel his presence near.

I love you all with all my heart!

Thank you again for everything!!

Love Elder Emery