Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oh Cousin Eddy, I mean Elder Davis

Im so glad to live in AZ

Letter recieved 12/30/09

Hey mom,

So boxing day came and went and, I guess the stores were only open in the bigger cities so I didn't get to go shopping since it was out of my area. During lunch we wouldn't have enough time to run over and get back on time. So oh well no biggie life goes on.
But it was good to hear and talk to everyone as well. I must admit at first I was a little nervous for some reason but then things kind of smoothed over right.It was to bad I didn't get to talk to Ben or the Colburns. But still it was alot of fun talk to everyone else.
The weather is getting colder here as well for just a little bit I am sure its back to the fact that Nova Scotia can never make up its mind on what it wants to be outside.
Things are starting to get a little better we found a new guy named Marcus and another lady named Cecilia. Roy is a bling man we are teaching so things have actually picked up more. But that is all that is going on here for now.
Love ya tons
Elder Davis

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

letter recieved 12/23/09

Hey my weekend was really good it wasn't to bad with the weather to be honest when it was snowing it was alot warmer. But its actually warmed up and most of the snow is gone now. Nova Scotians say if you don't like the weather just wait 10 minutes, And its sadly true.Its no longer in the negatives.
This week has been good but hard. We taught a girl named Joana and she invited us back. As well as a guy named Josh and we got his number so we could call him after the holidays. But other then that it has been alot harder no one wants to talk to us. Because they are all now in a hurry. But it was fun this week we were able to go to a Nativity which the church puts on. And so its nice to see that and alot of people attend due to it being so well put together.
But the package did finally come thanks alot. Elder Beus liked the ties, he now is convinced he needs to do something for you which makes me laugh.
Ben said he was coming right? ( a high school friend he wants to talk to on xmas day)
I will keep dad in my prayers then I didn't realize that he wanted to do that. What does he have to do? But its almost Friday which is so crazy and I am pretty excited to talk to everyone. This week has been kind of weird. But until then be safe and I love ya. Elder Davis.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Letter Recieved on 12/16/09

Ya actually the weather here isn't to bad yet. Its actually been pretty fun the snow has all melted so to be honest it hasnt been horribly cold. I will say that its been really weird when you breathe deep in it kind of hurts. I know this but yet I can't stop breathing in deep.
Tell the Beebe family that they already gave me to much and they don't need to do that and tell them thanks alot I am sure I will buy some ties. That is what I have been buying lately. I got Elder Farrance a sweet Nautica tie that I was kind of wanting but oh well he needed a gift or actually I needed to get him one since his mom bought me one.
I actually did meet Elder Hoffman this week I met him in Zone Conference. He is in Trumps zone. But Zone Conference was alot of fun.Please let everyone know MOM who sent me letters I really appreciated all the kind and uplifting words.
We were able to talk and Elder Nicholas who is an Ap and from Arizona well actually both of the APs are from Arizona Elder Stowell is the other Ap. Which is cool because then we have alot in common. So Elder Nicholas was talking to me and I told him to move me to Elder Trumps zone and then later let me serve with Elder Beus so he said he will work on it. So I am excited about that all though I doubt it will happen we will see though.
But that will be fun for the whole family to be able to do the Christmas Angel for Family Home evening .
But I am good I don't think you need to send anything for the time being. But anyways right now we are still just doing alot of finding and Gary is still sick which is not fun because we really need to get in and teach him. But bye for now

love ya Elder Davis.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Letter from Elder Trump (elder Davis' trainer)

Dear Davis Family,

You have quite the son and brother. I can't tell you how grateful I am to have had Elder Davis as a companion. You spoke of me teaching him, but it was often the other way around. Hopefully he learned something from me, but I was the greater beneficiary. Elder Davis and I got quite close, I love him like a brother, really and truly. I can't imagine how proud you must feel to watch him overcome many things in his life and then to be out here serving a mission. I've seen him a few times since I left Sackville, and he's doing well. Elder Beus recently got transferred about 20 minutes away, so they will see each other weekly. I'll actually see Elder Davis on Tuesday. He's a great missionary, and a great person. You can't be around him very long without laughing. I thank you for your note, it was very kind, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well. Maybe someday I'll get to meet you :) Until then.

Take care,

Elder Trump

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First Snow in Sackville

Letter Recieved 12/9/09

Hey mom,

So this week was good Elder Olson like I said just came from Newfoundland and all he ever talks about is Newfoundland and now I really want to go there. I am sure Nate wants me to go there as well because that is where all the moose are.
I saw Elder Beus finally and I feel bad cause from the time I met his companion I never liked him at all and he got mad at us cause Elder Beus and I set in the temple talking for I guess 45 minutes, to describe his companion I will just say he is from Mountain View. I told Elder Beus you were sending ties and he said to tell you thanks a lot and he can't wait to meet you.
American Money will work just fine I can just exchange it and if anything I will get a little more due to the exchange rate.
The new investigators seem good. I know that someone else is out here and I will show you why, President Simpson was worried that I was going to be upset since I was staying here another 6 weeks and in a letter he said this to me." I hope you are good with staying in Sackville. There is a lot there yet to be accomplished. Elder Olsen is a great Elder and you will come to love him and he you. Lets be believing and be not afraid. We can baptize. It can and will happen as we work hard, believe and keep the Lord engaged in this work." Thanks for all you do, President.
This week was mostly finding and dealing with transfers though which makes for a not as good of a week. But we will continue to knock and pray for the people we need to find and everything else will fall into place.
For the new Elder in your ward Mom get him something nice. As weird as it sounds he will never forget it. When I was new Rob and Cassie bought me a simple t shirt and I still wear it way more then anything else.Tell Elder Barker me having a D.L. for a companion just means I need all the help I can get not me being trained to be one. That is nice of them to ask about me. How is our ward doing with investigators?

I will get you a picture of the Uncle Eddy hat or will try to soon enough. I love that hat it makes me laugh inside every time I put it on.
I cant call on the 24Th that wouldn't work we have a little party we are going to go to at the Mission Presidents house.You actually will call me not me call you I believe when I have more details I will let you know.
But its been getting colder here to its now normally -6 and snow is on the ground and ICE!!! Yes I have almost killed myself like ten times now. I am sure by next week I will have a story about me eating it on the snow. Oh and the other day I finally drove which which was really weird for me and nerve racking.
But thanks for everything love ya tons,
Elder Davis.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Letter Recieved on 12/2/09

Hey Dad,

That totally stinks that you missed the cat that would of been pretty cool to mount that. But I guess the important thing is not so much the hunt it was the time you were able to spend with your family which is cool. I heard that Jace gave a great talk he has always seemed like he would be able to do that.
Thanks for the compliments I wouldn't be what I am today if you were never there to teach me. But I hope you like the tie its a good Tommy tie and I really did quite a bit of trading to get that tie. Its not as new as most but its the one I worked the hardest to get. I guess it reminded me of you because you always work hard for us and gave us the best you had so thanks for everything.
Love ya.
Elder Davis

Letter Recieved on 12/2/09

I am staying in Sackville its the craziest thing ever my new companion is Elder Olsen. Who is from Idaho and likes to cook. And wakes up at 6 to exercise so it looks like I will be exercising more now. I am excited to serve with him. He is the district leader as well, And seems like a really cool guy.
I need to write Travis and get him a tie I knew I forgot someone. Everything is going good here. We have a new investigator who I have never met and I know Elder Olsen hasn’t either so tomorrow when we show up it might be a bit of a shock.
But the blind side I heard that is a really sad movie but that it was really good. And did the kids like the Lunies? I thought they would its simple but just something fun and weird from Canada. But everything else is going good. It snowed yesterday for a bit but didn't stick. It’s nice it’s been like 5 degrees so it’s really nice to go walk in. But yes I do have an Uncle Eddy hat Elder Trump got me to buy one. I wear those and the snowboarding hats the ones with the strings that hang down. They are nice cause they cover move then just your head and ears. And the fur ones even cooler cause the fur makes the wind not as harsh. But I got go so talk to you later.
My address is still the same. And I will talk to you in a couple of weeks crazy eh.
Elder Davis