Monday, December 19, 2011
So i dont have much time today, i spent most of my emailing time talking to the bank. somehow sports illustrated got my card number and tried to force me to buy a subscription. so we'll see how that goes....
this week was really good! matekel and i taught more lessons than we have ever taught in a week and we went to like 4 church christmas parties/concerts with our investigators.
chat decided she wanted to get baptized on new years eve instead of christmas eve.
we've got a couple christmas eve dinners we are going to and a couple christmas dinners as well.
i might not email next week, idk if the computer lab will be open....
here's my favorite quote of the week....
"what we have once enjoyed we can never lose. all that we love becomes a part of us."
lets be honest: its pretty cool she could say ANYTHING
check out this video: The Coat: A Story of Charity
i hope you all have a wonderful christmas! remember that we are all children of God. everyone is! we are all born into different circumstances and we all have our own faults. we all have PLENTY of them! dont judge ppl. LOVE them.
love you all!
elder donovan :)
Monday, December 12, 2011
uuuuuummmmmm, im trying to think of things that happened this past week.....
Chat is awesome! we've had 2 lessons with her so far. we'll have 2 more this week and then she wants to be baptized on christmas eve! so thats pretty cool!
I'm seriously struggling to think of what we did this week...
I asked elder matekel what we did, he said, "stuff". he is always so helpful!
We had stake conference this sunday, that was pretty cool. everyone that spoke, spoke about joy.
I recently started a study of the gospels. thats been pretty cool! im just going through them chronologically, so lots of flipping pages and looking at footnotes and stuff, but its been cool comparing the different accounts of Christs life.
(i started doing this study because I made it to Alma in the BoM and didnt want to keep going cause Alma is so dang long lol)
everyone should check out these videos http://lds.org/bible-videos?lang=eng They are Awesome!
I'm not really looking forward to christmas without all of you. It wont be full of it's usual excitement. but im sure we'll have a good time here! we've got a couple little christmas parties coming up this week that should help us get the Christmas cheer :) and everyone is a little nicer to us now that its almost Christmas, so thats always good as well.
idk what else to write y'all :/
I love you :) and all of you are always in my prayers!
Here's a scripture to keep in mind:
"I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, ...and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions."
Sorry this email was lame. i'll try to do better next week. i'll send some pictures to make up for it.
Elder Donovan Chambers :)
oh, okay, heres a story! we didnt have a car for a couple days, and i didnt have a bike helmet one morning, so we had to walk. not a big deal, except that we needed to go somewhere that was 8 miles away. so here's what we did: we went on a "faith walk" (i coined the term :) ). we said a prayer and said "we're gonna start walkin. if we could please get a ride that'd be awesome! if not, we're gonna be walkin for a long time. hopefully we'll meet someone along the way." and we set off! we walked for about 40 mins and then someone picked us up :) the end.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Hey everybody! i miss you all! we had a pretty good week here :) its getting kinda cold, dipped below freezing a couple times.
the highlight of my week came when we were eating dinner with a member. it came time to leave and i was saying bye to everyone, and the little girl (probably 2 years old, her name is Paisley) ran up and gave my legs a big hug! and then a big kiss lol. it was pretty funny and really cute and made me miss Lily!
another highlight of the week: we recieved a refferal for a Philipeno lady named Chat. when we went over to meet her we found out that she was already taught by missionaries when she lived in the Phillipeans! she has already been to our ward in vegas 3 times and we have never met her, (we're only in that ward for sacrament meeting and then we leave right away, but still, you would think that someone would have told us she was there.) and she wants us to come over day so that we can finish the lessons, so that she can get baptized ASAP! so hopefully, if all goes as planned, by the next time i email we'll have finished all the lessons with her :) so that was pretty awesome! we have our first lesson schedualed with her tomorrow.
another highlight of the week: friday night we went to a chior concert at the stake center. there were about 8 chiors that performed. most were made up of mormons, but one of them was a baptist chior and it was awesome! it was cool to see some of the high-strung members loosen up a little bit and start standin up and clapping/dancing with the baptists. and the baptist minister had an awesome suit! it was black with purple trim. and his wife had GIANT hair lol. much cooler than the way our bishops dress!
well thats all ive got, I miss you!
-elder Chambers :)