Monday, July 11, 2011

Stephen and Nicole are some great friends of Kyle's they made him a good bye cake. Sorry the picture of Stephen and Nicole wont upload I dont know why. The other picture is of Valerie and her children Kyle said she is " Awesome"

The last Chapter !!!!


Hey how are things going? What a crazy two years. At times I sit here thinking is this real? Have I been dreaming? I don't know what really to think or what to say about it. Except for amazing. I remember always when people would say the best two years I remember thinking oh wow listen to all the good things they say about it. It must be fun some type of vacation. This was definitely no vacation. What I learned was there are nights you wet your pillow with tears. For reasons varying from missing home, being dropped by those you love, or from all the rejection you go through day in and day out. By no means has this been the easiest thing in my life. It has been among the hardest. I have never written of these things because I always wanted to find the positive I wanted no one to worry. Now then that being said this has been the BEST THING FOR MY LIFE! Nothing has ranked even close to it. The things I have learned have been amazing. The feeling, strength, and comfort that come from the Lord after all these trials are like none other. I would never trade my mission in for anything. I have made friends that have taught me, comforted me, and pushed me when I felt like throwing in the towel. The mission is where everyone should be. The reason I get upset when I see missionaries goofing off or when people say the mission is not for them. Is the fact that they could never be so wrong in there life. The mission is for everyone especially those who have messed up. Who like me thought with my past what could I offer the Lord and this world. If any reading this thinks this way. My response is don't deny the atonement any longer in your life accept move on. And always remember Alma the Younger and Sons of Mosiah who when I think of these guys I think get out of there way because we will just slow them down. Well were they not the same who it was said were among the most vilest of sinners. And if these can conquer sin through the Atonement and go on to be great missionaries perhaps among the best of the Book of Mormon. And what about Paul or perhaps we shall remember him as Saul who was on the road to Damascus to incarcerate members of the church who also at the stoning of Stephen held the coat of those who casted stones. If he who is the great missionary of the New Testament can overcome and become great through the Atonement. Let excuses no more get in our way. For to long did I let them rule my life.

I am grateful for you mom and you dad! As well as for my family and friends. It was you who helped me I would not be here today without each and everyone of you. I would be I am sure still be doing drugs and in the activities that I was in that was utterly destroying my life. And those around me who I professed to love. I love you guys more then you will ever know. On this nights when I felt like quitting it was the thought of you that gave me strength. It was you who gave me the desire and the will power to move on and to continue despite difficulties. I am who I am thanks to you and as well as in great part to the Lord. Who was willing to leave the 99 and go and find me. At times I thought what happened was harsh. But it was what I needed. I would never change it. I know without a doubt in my mind that prayers of parents were heard. And this was what was going to make me realize it. I love you guys I am grateful for my mission. Especially for the nights I thought the Lord had forsaken me. For without these trials I never would know the joy that comes soon after. I would never be able to recognize the miracles that are always around me. I often times think of my favorite picture of Christ it was the one grandma had on our night stand. And it was just a normal picture of his face and it had a saying which read I never said it would be easy just worthwhile. How true that is for a mission. It was never easy but always worthwhile. I can't wait to see each of you and give you hugs. It will be something I will look forward to. I am sure all of facebook is glad the day count is almost over. I am sure most if not all are annoyed. LOL I love ya.



Monday, July 4, 2011


Letter recieved 7-4-11


So lets start with some funny moments this week. Well I was sitting in a lesson. And I ask a group of University students what do they picture when they think of Heavenly Father. So this kid goes well I think of the KFC guy and without missing a beat I go oh you mean Colonel Chicken and I genuinely thought it was his name. Then all of a sudden Elder Unger starts laughing and goes you mean Colonel Saunders. I was like um well if that is his name then yes that is what I mean. It was funny we all had a good laugh and it helped get the guys more involved and willing to talk, read and answer questions. Then the next funny is me arguing with Elder Unger about a color of a car. And having him going for a bit and then finally saying dude I am color blind I know I am wrong I just wanted to see how long I could get you going with it.
But lets see crazy news is that Prince William and Princess Kate are in town. We were going to get a picture of them but then we realized how many people were going to be there and realized it would be retarded to even try to get a picture of them. But yesterday they drove right in front of us. So I can say I was at least with in 10 feet of them. It was pretty cool. And at the same time I was like its not like its that big of a deal its just two married people. So I don't know what to think I did want to get a picture so grandpa could see them. Since he served his mission in England I thought he would like that but it just didn't work out. And seemed really unsmart to sit around all day trying to get a picture. So yeah that is the week just been raining a lot which I don't really get that cause its supposed to be sunny here and always nice. Well then I show up and it rains a lot and I have feeling its because well the Lord knows I hate rain. And he is just trying my patience until the very end.

So this week has been really good. Me and Elder Unger were talking about the wonderful people were able to teach. And the faith they have as well. You have Scott and Katie who with Jason daily they wonder if this is last moment with him. Stephen and Nicolle who everything that could go wrong seems to. Whether its from faulty electronics to well health. I ask myself would I have the faith or the perseverance to pull through. Would I be able to make it through the trials the Lord has put these great people through. I don't know the answer to that. I would like to hope I could say yes but sometimes I question myself. And in the end find myself grateful for the blessings I have been given. I was born in this great church. I don't have to wonder would I of accepted or would I have ever been able to find it. It was given to me in a sense and I know we all have to become converted and I am not disputing that. But as I watch all the trials Satan puts each of them through I am reminded that Satan is truly in everything. He will stop at nothing to destroy us. Both as investigators or members a like. It bothers me when I hear people say I am converted enough that I would have more control. If David who was favored of the Lord and in all rights a righteous man. Can fall to Bathsheba then certainly we can all fall pray. No one is beyond Satans reach. To think we are is sheer stupidity in its finest. This is a beast that doesn't sleep, doesn't eat, he has someone watch every little move you make. He studies you and learns what bothers you what makes you weak. He has been here since the beginning. He is a terrible foe. But in the end we are told in 1 Nephi 15:24 that scriptures are a means of defense. The Lord himself when faced with temptation turned to scriptures. Truly the way to win and keep your defenses up is only through scriptures they must be a part of our live there is no other way. We will lose with out them and ultimately be brought down to misery. Read the scriptures they are the shield of life.

Anyways I love ya tons and will talk to ya next week.

Love ya,


Monday, June 27, 2011

letter recieved 6-27-11


This week was a good week. We were able to meet with Stephen and Nicolle as well as Scott and Katie. So real quick to Scott he grew up a pretty crazy life style. And so I always love to get him going with things. In one lesson I said something about how you would call the office whenever I didn't email. So now he calls me a mommas boy and I get a kick out of it . The other day I was like yeah man one time for Halloween I was Peter Pan and I wore the outfit for like months man. He was like are you kidding me dude. If you were my kid I would hit you with a Chinese phone book. I was laughing so hard. He is a dork of a guy. But I love to get him going. He always goes I bet you did this didn't you. And I am like oh yeah man my mom told me it was cool is it not. Then he just laughs and goes dude your funnier then a kick in the nuts. But there is a couple of good highlights this week we get to go out to eat with Stephen and Nicolle for lunch that will be a blast. Its funny to get those two together. They always make me laugh. Every time I go there we some how wind up quoting Clark Griswold's Christmas vacation. Mostly the part when Eddy goes every time she turned on the microwave I wound up pissing myself and forgetting who I was for a half an hour. I love that part. Great movie I remember when we would watch it every Christmas.

This week I was thinking a lot about myself. And how constantly I make mistakes and how I can constantly misjudge people its not good. Then I came across 2 Nephi 4:17 that said O, wretched man that I am it gives you hope in a sense when you see those words. Because it brings you to the conclusion that really were all struggling in this game of life. And even a prophet recognizes that he is far from perfect. Peter was constant rebuked by the Savior. And this is the same great Peter that people would hope just his shadow would touch there countenance so that they would be healed. So the point is if you mess up SO WHAT! Fix it and move on if you don't do that then you don't understand the Atonement and I suggest you begin a deep study. Now this isn't to say that you can go do whatever you want that is just stupidity. But when you mess up don't let it drive you further into sin which can and normally does happen. The devil catches you with a chain slowly brings you down to his level. By telling you lie after lie. They are all wrong. So when you mess up and we all will. Let it go and allow the atonement to take place in your life. Anyways I love ya tons and will talk to ya later.

Love ya,


Monday, June 20, 2011

letter recieved 6-19-11


Hey this week has been really good in a lot of ways. But I am glad that the Young Women are getting baptized. What a great date for them to join eh right before the 4th of July.
So lets see the funnies of the week. Well we went to Rand and Liz's on Monday and had supper with them. And that is always a blast because well its just funny to get Liz upset. Then I told them the Red bull story and we were going to photo shop a can of red bull in my hand and send it to President being this would of been two days before interviews. It didn't work out cause well the photo shop program wasn't on his computer anymore. I was like dang it. Well that would of been really funny to walk into an interview with him receiving that email lol. So anyways then this week has just been crazy.
Me and Elder Biddulph go on exchanges and remember he is 6'7 and 240 lbs so it was just the funniest thing. Mostly because for whatever reason he is always funny to give a hard time to. So its always funny us walking around cause literally I feel like Rob and Big I always just want to do some stupid Rob and Big episode but then always end up thinking of how much of a bad idea that would be. So we knock on a door and there is this woman standing there. And Elder Biddulph introduces and then just goes in and he is walking in her house,I think alright.I say is it cool if we come in and share this message with you. Well at first I was like well she let us cause she was scared but then the lesson ended up being really awesome. And we picked her up as an investigator so we are really excited for that. Other then that not a whole of funny things happened other then Scott our investigator grew up a really hard life well we were walking with him and he sees this guy coming and out loud he goes I bet this guy is gay something. I was like Scott man you cant say stuff like that.

So this week has been one of miracles literally the things that the Lord has done for us here in Charlottetown is nothing but amazing. I can't think of any other words to describe what has happened. We have really solid investigators that despite constant attack from Satan are staying strong and not getting discouraged. But are continually pushing forward. So it made me think of the last Helaman it talks about how Satan went around and spread rumors and caused contentions throughout the land. It literally sounds like today. He even had many convinced that there was no Christ and that he wouldn't come. Horrible was the times and for the believers I am sure it must of seemed overwhelming. And then if things arent bad enough for them things get complicated and the non believers gather the believers and say if the sign isn't given of which the prophets prophesied of then they will all be put to death. So then we see the famous prayer of Nephi who goes and pleads with the Lord for the lives of others. Then the voice of the Lord comes and tells him to lift up his head and be of good cheer. For on the morrow come I into the world to fulfill all that has been prophesied. When we were dropped by the Harrisons this was the scripture I turned to it was something that for a while I kept to myself but shared it recently. Just as the believers then we to should take comfort never fear nor be troubled. Things will get bad how else would we know happiness if we never felt bad. But always always remember that the Lord does care and he will never leave us alone. Anyways I love ya tons take care and talk to you next week.

Love ya tons,

Monday, June 13, 2011

Letter recieved 6-13-11 BEWARE PRETTY GRAPHIC STORY


So this week I have been sick not fun at all. My voice left so it literally sounded like I was going through puberty I was like are you kidding me. This is just enough. So I decided to rest and then Sunday I thought I was good woke up and went to get in the shower to get ready for the day got out and just up chucked it was so gross. I ended up throwing up just mucus it was so gross I just stared and thought man that was a lot of mucus in my belly well it really wasn't just mucus but it sure did look like it. So that was kind of crazy just being sick and what not. But it has caused me to do some really weird things like just saying stupid things in lessons like asunder when there was no need for me to say the word. Or getting ready to quote the first vision and just going blank so I completely butcher and the great thing was that the investigator had no idea lol. In her mind it was completely right. Elder Unger was like Elder how did you get away with that. I was like well I just realized she doesn't know what I am supposed to say so well if I just present well and pray the Spirit is there well then in her mind it will be just as beautiful. So anyways things here have been funny and getting crazier then ever. I am hoping that today I will get some rest so that way I won't be so sick during this upcoming week. But we will see what happens. Anyways yesterday we went to a baptism of a kid in the ward there was a couple of non members so we had time to do a presentation. And we decided to do it on the presentation. But you know I have to make people laugh so I got up and said that we were going to act out the story of David and Goliath. It got some good laughs. But well now most members call me David lol.

So this week was good Scott, Katie, Jason, and Carson were able to come to both Church and the baptism. The members in this branch are amazing always willing to help out with missionary work in whatever way they can. Next Steven and Nicole who we met Monday came to church as well. And they agreed to be baptized on July 23 which is yes a week after I leave but I do know that it was day that God has prepared for them. So it is good despite us being sick and not being able to work much we have still been able to see a lot of miracles. A cool thing that I learned was a bout Nephi the first one. We all look at him and see someone that was goody good right well that is not good wording he was someone that was always obedient. And never seemed to complain and was always willing to just do whatever. Well in verse 16 it says this "And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the amysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did bvisit me, and did csoften my heart that I did dbelieve all the words which had been spoken by my efather; wherefore, I did not frebel against him like unto my brothers." The high lighted part is of course the part I wanted to point. Out he first had to pray unto the Lord for and then as he did this he became the Nephi we know today the one that taught us obedience and the one who never rebelled against his father. So my challenge is always pray unto the Lord so that he to can visit you and soften your heart help you believe all things.

Well I love ya tons talk to ya next week.

Love ya,