For two years I will be preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the people in the area of the Salt Lake City East Mission! My mother has volunteered to post my letters and pictures on this blog so you can follow me. I have been preparing for my mission for 18 years by exercising faith and building a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ and His amazing Gospel. Please email or write me if you have any questions or just want to talk!
Monday, December 26, 2016
"Like Cheese Radiation" and "FHOOOSHHHHH"
Dec. 19, 2016
This week was awesome!
This morning we went over to Bishop
Walker's to work out. He took us out to eat the other night at his pizza place
called "the blaze." The guy serving us I am pretty sure was blazed
and he kept talking about putting so much cheese on that it was going to be a
cheese nuke. "Like cheese radiation," and he was telling this to the
owner of the restaurant. lol But anyway,
we were asking him some tips for working out and he told us all this stuff and
so he showed us this morning and Elder Frogley and I were dying. His sons were
about to go skiing and I was talking to one and he was like best friends with
Barret Thompson and Neil Soelberg. It was so funny. He called Soelberg. They
fed us French toast for breakfast.
To answer your questions about what I will be doing on Christmas - Preaching the gospel! We have dinner and
stuff, Hitting the streets, Finding teaching and baptizing! Jonathan's
confirmation will be on Sunday. Church will be a shorter ordeal because they
are combining wards. We will visit Thai people probably! Not totally sure yet.
It'll be a good day though!
I have gotten a ton of packages. A
lot from Sams club and I got Grandmas Dora's stuff too! Jalapeño Jelly and
Cream Cheese! Mmmmmm Tell her I said thank you and I will send her a letter!
Could you get her mailing address?
"Elder Archer and I got to be together again on exchanges!"
Jonathan's baptism was so great! He actually went to the wrong building at
first and so someone had to go get him. It was hectic. The hot water in that
building is awful so we filled part of it with coolers of hot water that we
walked down the hall with. They were having a relief society class in that room
and all they hear is a "FHOOOSHHHHH" as we pour the water in from
behind the dividers. It was awesome, they were cracking up laughing when one of
the ladies told them what we were doing! There were Caucasian, Thai, and Korean people there. The man who gave his talk gave it in
Thai and English which was cool. We had Kat (a RM in the ward) translate our
testimonies. We asked her last minute and she was super scared at first. There
were some times that she would forget what one of us would say and she would
just kinda slowly turn and look at us and everyone would laugh. They kept her
up there to translate from Thai to English and English to Thai. Jonathan
gave his testimony at the end and it was so powerful. He is such a prepared individual and it has been such an honor to work with him. I love what he said in his testimony about his sins being washed away. That is the beauty or "plainness" of the doctrine of Christ that I love so much. I know that Christ paid for our sins so that justice could be met and mercy could be given. All we have to do is agree and live the terms set by our Mediator. I love the simplicity of Christ's gospel.
We are teaching a ton in the Thai
Ward now and the work is rolling forward. We taught a girl named Lek for the
first time this week and it was cool. It was my first "real" Thai
lesson because she came here a month ago and speaks no English. She is Kat's
friend. I will talk to you Sunday! Think of some good questions and I will too!