You've gotta love Africa

You've gotta love Africa
Elder Chambers and Elder Kivaya in Oda

Going to Save the World

Going to Save the World
Elder Donovan Chambers

Thursday, December 27, 2012

24 December 2012

I'm probably having the most fun I've had on my mission. its super fun to be out here working! life is good :)

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

17 December 2012

pahrump is awesome! maybe just because its not vegas, but so far im really liking it!  its small, just 3 stop lights. we live about with members who are about 5 miles away from the nearest stop light. it has rained for the past few days, and many roads are unpaved out here so we have had lots of opportunity to use the four-wheel-drive on our truck :) we teach a guy who lives in an RV and we are going to start to teach another this week, after he gets out of jail. the mountains have been covered with snow all week. people out here have all sorts of animals. pigs, horses, cows. there is even a guy who walks around town with a goat!

my companion is named Elder Corcoran. hes from Missouri and has been a missionary for 2 months now. hes half samoan and huge, so everyone one is always asking us for help moving. we did 4 in the last week!

this week we went around to everyone we could meet and offered them a christmas message. not many accepted, but it has been a good way to spend time.

our two wards seem really great. mostly nice old people. some of them are "snowbirds" from colder, more northern places.

we're going to go to Death Valley soon on a p-day, since its in our area. im excited for that!

all is great here! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

-elder donovan

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

10 December 2012

sorry to everyone who emailed me, i dont have time to respond to them today but i will next week!

im getting transferred to Pahrump! its west of vegas. there are only 4 elders out there. i will be the district leader over them, so no longer am i in charge of babysitting 18 missionaries. just 3 :)

i'll have more info next week. and more time.

ok, more next week! got to run.

elder donovan

Monday, December 3, 2012

4 December 2012

i reached two milestones in my mission this week :)

1. (im not sure if i told you this one yet or not) i was able to go back to my first area and see the Woods family. Brother Wood has been baptized for about 9 months now and has been progressing so well that it was time for him to become an Elder in the priesthood.  it was wonderful to see him and be able to talk with him about how his life and his marriage are so much better than they were before he was baptized. they are doing so well and it was great to see. i miss those people!

2. (im STILL debating telling you this story, but it was a big part of my week)(if you are pregnant or have a history of heart problems (or are my mother) please do not read this lol) i wa knocking on doors this week with a couple of other missionaries. as we usually do, we were taking turns every other door. it came time for a new missionary to make a contact at the next door. he was nervous to begin with, but you should have seen how nervous he was when a man threw open the door pointing a hand gun at us! (no joke) i think we all kind of stood there with shocked looks on our faces (our usual door approaches do not work in this situation lol) he stood there for probably 10-15 seconds as this man swore at us. he then slammed the door and we left the street very quickly! the ironic thing was that just a few dors before we talked to a nice man that told us we would probably have some luck because this was a "very nice peaceful street". not quite. we wanted to go back and warn him about his crazy neighbor lol. but dont worry! this was the first and probably last time this will happen. my area is a very nice part of town.

in other news, the girl in the samoan ward that we thought was ready to have us teach her is in fact not ready. since everyone in that ward is related we get different stories from all her aunts.

transfers are a week from today, so i will get a new companion then and we will no longer be in a trio. that will be very nice. trios are inefficient.

thats all ive got this week. hopefully all is well with everyone! 22 days till christmas :)

elder donovan