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 !!!!

Mom,


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.


Love,


Kyle.

Monday, July 4, 2011

7-4-11

Letter recieved 7-4-11

Mom,


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,


Kyle.

Monday, June 27, 2011

letter recieved 6-27-11

Mom,

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,

Kyle

Monday, June 20, 2011

letter recieved 6-19-11

Mom,


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

Mom,


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,


Kyle.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Letter recieved 6-6-11

Mom,


Hey whats up? So this week there is a couple of funnies. Well the first we got a van again yes laugh it up. But I love the van the thing is so fast. Literally I can normally get to the white line before the other people even touch the white line. It was so funny Elder Unger was so embarrassed. He is from California right so these aren't big. I was like well Elder the thing is I would care but really its not like were picking up girls man so no need to worry about that. Then as I pulled up to an area to knock I was like oh boy I see the downfall to the van we look like a couple of pedophiles I was so embarrassed at that point so when we knock we just kind of hide the van so that way people think when we ask to teach they don't think they need to grab their kids in fear.
But in all honesty I really don't mind I am just glad we don't have to walk or worse ride bikes. You know how much I hate bikes remember how hard it was for you to get me up to do the Bicycling merit badge. I really didn't like that. And I might add I remember people saying well you will like so that way when you will be used to when you have to do it on your mission. Many thought in anger I said no I will not ride bikes on my mission. But I think I may have been a bit prophetic. I don't know maybe its really just that the Lord really cares about me and knows I hate stinking bikes.

Anyways so next funny is me wondering around Walmart asking what to get a one year old. And so this really nice lady is just taking me through the toy section. Being the dummy I am I go so you mean to tell me that its not good to get him Lego's. She likes oh no that is definitely not good he could swallow it. So I was like well crypes now of these toys even seem fun to play with. Then realizing she thought I was serious I go I am just kidding I am sarcastic by nature. She did one of those fake laughs ya know. And I thanked her for her time and suggestions. (one of his investigators son turned one his name is Jason. As for legos oh boy he fed his baby cousin pieces of a snicker when he was 6 months old, cuz he wanted some)


So that brings me to the cool point Jason turned one which was never ever supposed to happen. It was super awesome to see that. We have been talking more to Scott and found some concerns that will take some time but he will still get baptized. Another miracle of the week is that the Harrison's are agreeing to be taught again. Well I mean the Elder set up a time to go and meet with them. And so I am super excited we had a special fast Sunday for them. It would honestly make my mission if they got baptized. When they get on date I will definitely be begging President to go to the baptism. The next is that the Lord led us to six new investigators. Which is the most in one week in any area I have ever picked up. So hopefully things go well we will have a great week a head of us. Their are some really cool ones like Samuel he is from Kenya had to flee Sudan when his family became Christian. He had such a hard life. But the coolest thing he said was I will read this book in a week because I know that God didn't send you here for nothing. Plus its better then watching TV lol. His priorities are so much better then mine its amazing. But he has a problem because he doesn't see the need to be re baptized so we will work with him on that. As well as we met a sweet lady named Amanda and we will be going back Wednesday to meet with her and her husband. And we we have enough time to still go out and work and find more people. Truly this week has been one where I have sat back and thought why or how. I don't know the answer to either. But I am grateful to my Savior and my Father in Heaven who allowed this to be. We have both been trying to always ask and expect a miracle and has we have done truly the Lord has done many great things for us.


Anyways mom enjoy girls camp you will do great with teaching the lesson just be prayerful and the Lord will tell you what to say of that I am sure. The girls love ya because you are real, down to earth and they know you care for them not because your a scriptural genius.


Love ya tons though,


Kyle

Thursday, June 2, 2011

43 days ! almost home

Created by his very humble sister Anslea. Make sure to pause the music on the blog.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Liz and Rand with Elder Davis: apparently Elder Davis is a messy eater so Liz takes care of him by givin him a cute apron.

letter recieved 5-30-11

Mom,


So this week has been pretty good I am super tired though. We got up at 4:30 yesterday to catch a ferry so that was awesome it is always fun to take ferry rides. Just a really calm and beautiful ride. So then we got to New Glasgow and had a great District Conference a lot of good talks were given. It was definitely a blast. It was good to see a lot of the members I knew from New Glasgow that I used to know I am surprised that some of them still remembered me I wasn't there very long and since a couple of missionaries have passed through but it was cool to say good bye to a lot of them. But one of the funniest is there is a group of boys in the ward that love to punch us and the call it the club of getting punched lol. So I pointed to Elder Biddulph and was like hey he needs to be initiated so they all go up and start punching the crap out of him I was laughing so hard watching him. At one point he goes hey easy you almost got in a really bad spot. It was good but even better last night to just pass out. So let me now try to explain why I was wearing a apron. I was at Rand and Liz's a super funny family well I will talk about them for a bit. Rand is super funny and was actually the one who helped me realize I have agoraphobia yeah so that was pretty nuts. He also tells us everything that makes Liz happy like us shaking her hand and for some reason she really likes it if we touch her food or if we make gagging noises its really crazy. But anyways of course growing up in our family I hearing this always make sure to do these things just to get her going. So needless to say dinner there is always a blast and reminds me a lot of family dinners on Sunday. It seriously is a blast and always by the end has my face hurting from laughing so hard. I will have to get a picture of their kids they are all super funny as well. Back to the apron though well we over last Thursday and I was cutting up some food and it shot off my plate and hit my shirt so I talked about how I always spill on myself. And well next thing I know Liz is next to me with an apron and I couldn't resist I actually thought the flowers were fitting and brought a different shade out in my eyes I don't know but I do know I like it.


So on to this week. It has been a really good week we were able to get out and work and see some really sweet things. We decided that we wanted to improve our knocking and make it more effective. The coolest thing about this was the fact that we had this vision right of improving it. We took it to the Lord told him of our desires then did everything we could to make it happen. Another thing was we wanted to get to meet with Scott on a more consistent basis. With both of these being just two of our goals or we can say visions for the future we went forward. And the miraculous thing was in both cases things improved. One Scott schedule is now that we can come over more and teach him on a way more consistent basis. The next was the our knocking became a lot better our doors were better. A street that would take us 30 minutes takes us at least an hour. So the thought is back to Ether and the Brother of Jared taking the stones to the Lord and him wanting the Lord to touch them and put light in them. I believe that if we want assistance from the Lord in whatever it may be big or small. We need to have a vision of what we want the Lord to do. Make sure though that this vision is ok with the Lord. And then when you receive that confirmation do all you can and miracles do and always will follow. It amazes me as I have looked back on things I have come to realize miracles happen everyday all around us but we must stop and look for them. Expect a miracle and it will come. Anyways mom I love ya tons you are doing great things for the young women! Talk to ya next week.


Love ya tons,


Kyle

Thursday, May 26, 2011

letter recieved 5-26-11

Mom,


So this week was well good minus the fact that it was Victoria day so that was dumb cause it caused everything to shut down. And then we had exchanges with the Zone Leaders so with all this stuff things have been kind of crazy things still are a little busy which is good. But other then that things were really good this week. We were able to get on the ferry and with the fog and sun rise it just made for a really sweet ride. As well as some good pictures. So hopefully your able to get those cause I sent them so you can no longer say that I don't take enough pictures. So then we get to Leadership training that and that was a blast it was really fun to go there and get some great President quotes. So we will start with the first when we go we fill out this evaluation page and President goes is everyone almost done. And so I wasn't done so he goes Elder Davis if you don't get it by now I am sorry but it might be to late. So I joked with him a bit and then he goes actually Elder Davis put your name on it I wan't to see what you put down. So that goes on for a bit and then I still wasn't done so he chuckles at that and then someone goes you have to learn charity with that one and he goes "oh yeah I have definitely developed charity with Elder Davis". It was funny definitely made me laugh a lot. Then the next funny quote by President was that he said "he feels that it is OK to say that you think a girl is cute but that is it", "And that when you get married make sure you are somewhat physically attracted to them". He thinks its good for them to get the heart pumping every time you see them. It was totally awesome I was like good old President, then Sister Simpson comes in and he goes oh good thing your here Sister Simpson the Elders are getting me to talk about things that are completely off topic. So overall it full of a lot of laughs as well as some very good spiritual moments.


So there was a lot of cool moments. When we went to New Glasgow we went and talked to a man named Raymond who me and Nicholas knocked into last year he was a former and at the time just crazy haha to be honest really weird. I am sure Nicholas remembers him. Well I turned to Elder Howell that is who I was on exchanges with. And was like Elder the only way this will work is if humbled by the Lord. And we walk in and he goes I am so glad you guys came I am having such a hard time. So we began to talk to him and he told us he knew Joseph Smith was a prophet that the Book of Mormon was true. And so we read a scripture with him and then said invited him to be baptized. He told us no I already have. So Elder Howell began to talk to him again about how he knows that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and that through him the Priesthood Authority was restored. And Raymond agreed. But still wasn't willing so finally I felt to tell him Raymond this is the only way you will be able to make it to heaven. It defiantly caught him off guard, But he agreed. He is going to be baptized July 16Th well that is the date but most likely they will move it up. It was pretty awesome just kind of interesting how things can change. Which brings me to my point and it is this I have thought of where I was before my mission. I was shy, and very nervous to talk to anyone especially a group of people, I hated anything that I had to take charge in. It is amazing how the Lord can mold you into what he needs you to be. He knew I was weak and could not do this alone. So when I recognized my weaknesses he helped me break them and overcome them so I could more fully serve him and be what he needed me to be. It is my testimony that Ether 12:27 is true when you look at why it came about. Moroni was admitting his weaknesses and fears. That people would mock at it and not accept it. But now his Promise is one of the most powerful tools missionaries all over the world call upon. It is amazing what the Lord can do when we swallow are pride and humbly go to him for help. Anyways I love ya tons. Talk to ya next week as far as I know there is no holiday.


Love ya,


Elder Davis.
Elder Davis and President and Sister Simpson. Elder Davis will miss these two amazing people. He said I can not thank them enough for all the help and changes they have given me in my life.

5-26-11

First picture Elder's Davis and Sister Simpson ( his favorite lady next to his mother of course) 3rd picture Elder Davis and Unger 4th picture Elder Davis and "Big White" and his companion 5th Elder Davis and Bailey




Monday, May 16, 2011

Letter recieved 5-16-11

Mom,


What is up? So this week was pretty awesome I was able to give a talk which I still am not always a fan of but luckily I don't get up and shake so bad the whole podium shakes with me. I often times wonder since I have given talks out here if I am not nervous cause in most cases only about 70-90 people are looking back up at me. So I don't know.
There hasn't been to many funny things this week. I got a new companion. And this week was definitely different to say the least. I felt bad for Elder Bailey hopefully he gets well soon and is able to come back. Everything here is going good.

It was funny actually the other night when we got Elder Unger he goes Elder Davis do you always talk this much. I was like yeah dude pretty much. He was like so you never go quiet and I was like dude I only go quiet when I'm having a bad day or just when its raining so normally yeah man I am just chatty.
Lately its been bad its been raining for 3 weeks straight we haven't seen the sun in three weeks I have been so depressed. I thought about calling President and asking if we could go to a tanning salon you know just to get some good rays of light that gives ya vitamin d which is always good for the health and well your overall happiness. Then I started thinking ya know that would just be a bad idea. I mean he shot down my last idea when I said since Bailey is going home maybe I could go to Kentville with Elder Beus and he just did his famous head shake and then followed up with what are we going to do with you Elder Davis and then laughed.
Then the next funny was when we were driving back I took a birthday hat from the Summerside Elders and then forgot/didn't care I had it on. So we cross the bridge and I still have the hat on. And so everyone starts laughing and I was like what then realized it was there. I of course thought it was funny. Just acted like no big deal and kept it on; And the Lady goes did you just come from a birthday and I said the first thing that came to my mind which was yes we just got back from our grandmas 100 birthday she is a centurion now. The lady totally bought it I got a kick out of it; And I was able to get one good laugh out of Elder Bailey. Oh wait I almost forgot a great story.
So we go to the Veitch's a member here. Upon arriving they have a fire in there chimney which is pretty bad. We walk in and they didn't even seem stressed. Well then after that we teach a lesson with non members. I was like holy crap I have never had such radical events happen all in the course of an hour.



Other then that things are going good. Unfortunately with the events that came up we weren't able to get over to teach this week as much as we should of been. So I do know though that Pixie is still doing well and she unfortunately was busy with work so she couldn't make it to church. Scott and Katie are still doing well. As well as a members daughter came to church and wanted us to come and teach her so I am excited we will be able to work more and I know that this place is just waiting to explode. So I am pumped to see some crazy cool miracles happen here in Charlottetown.
So when I got up and gave my talk. I said that I remember growing up if you were asked to talk you had to say yes; And for a while I would do that until I just became a big stinker. I was recalling how nervous I would be and how I would be so mad that you would make me do this. Now though as I looked back I realized I was grateful for a mom who would make me do things I didn't like even though it made me so mad and more then a little embarrassed. It also made me realize how grateful I was that you always got us to church early as well despite my best fake sick tactics there every Sunday. Interestingly enough the thing I liked the most I learned about the talk is that when we go to church it is up to us to have a spiritual meeting. It is up to us to be able find answers and the peace that dwells there in. We can't say well church was a waste of time because well the lesson, talk, or fast and testimony meeting was a gong show. We despite everything else going must make it spiritual to the point where the lessons and speakers should play a very little role in how the Sabbath ends up being. Anyways think about that its kind of crazy completely changed church and made me work harder that day. I was grateful I must say though that I shared that fact because well then didn't feel bad that they weren't relying on me to get them there.


Anyways love ya tons,


Elder Davis.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Letter Recieved 5-11-10

Mom,

So it was awesome to talk to you yesterday haha. It was great always good to hear from ya and be able to make ya laugh. But as for sounding the same. Hahaha yeah I think the sad thing is I still love pretty much all the same stuff. Life is good though for me hear. I can't complain Charlottetown is still beautiful and things are still doing really well and all looking up for us. Things with Pixie is going awesome I will tell you about it in just a bit. So the funnies of the week. Is me and Elder Bailey driving around and I decided to start pointing in a direction as if I see something. And man we got so many people to fall for it was totally awesome. We had one guy at a stop light for like a good 3 minutes trying to figure out what I was pointing at. At a restaurant parking lot I got someone to stop in the middle of a turn to try and see what I was pointing at. It was good its always funny to make Elder Bailey laugh most of the times I realize I am more just laughing at him cause he winds up out of breadth from laughing so hard. And its just always a good thing to do well cause sometimes drives to appointments can be boring. And I know you should ponder the lesson. But the best of the laugh always gets me and do to being weak I give in and end up doing stupid stuff to make him laugh. The next crazy was running into Chinese people on the street and them wanting to take pictures with us. I don't know who they thought we were but I don't know I was ready to sign autographs. Unfortunately it didn't happen so things kind of just shut down there kind of upset me. But oh well I felt cool enough for like five seconds then it started raining and for the life of me I just can't beat the rain. It gets me every time and takes me from being happy to just totally upset and wanting to just not talk to be honest.

So Pixie she is doing awesome she came to church the other day. And she had to leave early so we walked her out and was talking to her about church and how she thought it went and seeing if she had any questions. And she then thanked us for having her come and told us that she felt the feeling we told her about and that she felt the Spirit of God. It was totally awesome. Its so crazy to teach someone who never knew about God at all or anything to that effect and watch them as they come to realize that He is real and that he cares for them. Scott and Jason are still doing really well as well. Scott is a really cool guy and fun to talk to and its a privilege to get to know him. Oh by the way Brother Greenlaw got baptized Saturday from what I heard it was an awesome baptism and that he looked really happy. I was glad to hear. Wish I could of seen it but oh well life goes on I guess you realize its not seeing that makes it worth it just them getting baptized is all that matters. Anyways this email is going to stink to who ever reads it cause well I told my mom everything yesterday. So next week hopefully its better talk to ya later though mom. It was good to talk to ya.

I love ya tons,

Kyle.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Zone Confrence with Elder and Sister Golden. This is the Anne if Green Gables house.


These are of a popular beach there in PEI (I think that is what he said)





The first picture is of the poor Elder " Big White " on his birthday. The second is of the apartment he lives in. The thrid and fourth are his views from his apartment.Last Picture is from StStephens, Elder Davis and Jarvis. Some of the college kids there.





Letter Recieved 5-2-11

Kyle Scott Davis to me
show details 8:21 AM (1 hour ago)

Mom,

So everything is going really well here in Charlottetown minus I feel like crap. But its super funny there is a bunch of salesman here from Idaho and what not so they were talking to us. Pretty cool guys all young and recent return missionaries. So of course that always leads to good conversations. All of them would crack jokes about me going home soon.
Funny thing though so we went to the CES broadcast last night and it was just awkward I found myself thinking yeah singles ward will suck like everyone here is having a hard time introducing themselves. Like they get up and they were like struggling with two things to say. Its funny most always said where they served as one of the things about them. So then they made us introduce ourselves so to make it less awkward I said I was color blind it definitely got some good laughs and lightened things up. I don't know but I am not sure about the whole singles ward
thing it just seems weird. Especially sitting and watching it. Felt so bad for them.

So we had some cool Rob and Big White adventures this week. So we named Elder Unger and Elder Howell. Elder Howell is Wam Wam instead of bam bam and Elder Unger is Thin Zeus instead of Big Zeus. So yeah the crew is together. We decided that since Elder Howell and Unger with Big White 24/7 they had to be apart of Big White Security. So Tuesday last week was our P day and bam we decide to go out to eat cause Saturday was Big Whites B Day. So we go there and well I tell them I needed to get up and leave real fast. So I go and talk to the waitress and was like hey excuse me its one of our Friends birthdays and I was wondering if you could sing happy birthday to him. So she goes sure. So she ask for his name and I go its Elder Biddulph she goes what is his first name I wasn't sure so I go actually he likes to be called Big White. And she goes Big White and I was like yeah you know he is like 6'7 big guy ya know. And she goes right um.. I guess we could do that. So I go one more thing could you make it super loud and embarrassing. So she laughs and goes of course. So next thing we know the waiter comes up and they drop its his birthday and he goes well to be nice I won't sing to you but will bring you cake for free. I was so ticked well of a sudden you hear clapping which was the sign, And they come up and he goes everyone its Big Whites Birthday. They all yell yeah big white and he goes I thought you weren't going to sing he goes well I lied. Then Big White goes you did this I was laughing so hard and he just went red in face. It was so awesome. So that is why I sent you the pic with his him and his balloon they originally tied it to his wrist hahhaha. That was for sure my funny of the week. I am pretty sure we were all laughing. President if you read this sorry just couldn't resist.

As for spiritually this week was awesome I was able to a girl named Pixie well that is her English name she is from China,And she is way cool. So to update you we have a guy named Scott on date but his baby is dieing so we teach him at the hospital. Super sad to see and they can't take him out or it puts him at risk of dieing sooner so unfortunately he cant make it to church. So Pixie said she would come. So Saturday night I asked to see a miracle and asked that the Lord would bless that Pixie would come. Well Sunday came and Pixie didn't come due to have to work late. I was bummed and I can honestly say wasn't mad just thinking man that stinks. You know its one of those times you wanted it so bad and when it doesn't happen you just get hit hard right. Well time goes on and all of a sudden I see Scott walk in with his wife and little baby that is dieing. It was the coolest thing ever so I leaned over and told Elder Bailey so we go over to them. And they said the most awesome thing they said we wanted him to go to church at least once before he died. It was without a doubt a bigger miracle then I had asked for. I am grateful to the Lord for this he taught me that miracles are real and that if you ask he will show them to you. Its human nature to when it first doesn't happen immediately to doubt. I must admit many a times I did this. I would ask for something and when it didn't come I would doubt. But no wonder it never came because I lost faith. Moroni taught that miracles ceased because the faith of men ceased as well. It coincides the Lord can not do anything if you don't believe. Before he would heal someone he would ask do you believe that I can do this. And when they did he would do it. So if you want to see miracles learn from me and when it doesn't happen in your time. Don't doubt it wont happen but continue to be hopeful for the time that it does. Elder Neal A Maxwell said something to the effect of its silly to think we who wear wrist watches cant tell him who controls the cosmic clock when it would be the right time. Remember what Isaiah said in Chapter 55 verses 8-9 :" For my athoughts are not byour thoughts, neither are your cways my dways, saith the Lord. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my aways bhigher than your ways, and my cthoughts than your thoughts." It was a hard lesson to learn and unfortunately took me a while but I know that the Lord will do things in his own time. Anyways love ya tons talk to you on SUNDAY!

Love,

Elder Davis.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

letter recieved 4-26-11

Mom,

How are you doing this week? So Charlottetown is a beautiful place. I am not even kidding the drive here over the bridge was amazing.
Elder Bailey is a good Elder makes me laugh in a lot of ways reminds me of how I was at first. We also found a common ground we both loved Rob and Big so we are thinking about putting together a sweet Rob and Big show for sure. There is an Elder in the district that is 6'7 which is just huge right so he is Big White instead of Big Black. Elder Bailey is Drama and Elder Unger and Howell well we don't know who they are they might be meaty and mini horse. And well as Rob Dyrdek its yours truly yeah its sick. So its going to a awesome activity for sure to put this cast together and hopefully get something funny going with it. But then the next cool event was Elder Golden of the Seventy came and toured the mission. And it was good he did awesome as they all usually do. But then it came time to taking a picture and this is a event that transpired. President goes Elder Davis I want you to kneel next to me and Sister Simpson (they were sitting in a chair) so I was like ok. So then everyone gave me a hard time cause I was so cool with it so my response was well who says no to your Mission President. So then they are all laughing and Elder Golden the Seventy goes actually Elder Davis I want you lay in front with your head propped up on your hand. So I was like I could do that,and President goes yeah careful he actually will do stuff like that. I was like thanks President for making me look like a goober in front of a Seventy lol. He knows me to well. But it gave me a laugh. And well made everyone else laugh so it was a good time and made the funny of the week.

As for Easter it looks like you guys had an awesome time. Easter was a mixture of things one you realize it is your last you are going home soon. So your terrified as to what that brings with it. As well as excited to see everyone. But really on the mission you realize what these holidays really mean. It made me think of the story the one we have all heard where a teacher gives out a empty plastic egg and ask the children to return with something that reminds them of Easter. So they all bring it back with various items all of which was funny little items. But then one who had down syndrome brought it back empty some of the kids laughed. The teacher thought he misunderstood. So she began to ask him questions. His response was but wasn't the tomb empty. He was the only one who really knew what Easter was. It is a simple story that when I read it hit me really hard. It was amazing the one who had society calls a disability was spiritually smarter then everyone there. He that day taught not just the teacher but his classmates what Easter is. And more importantly taught the hope of Easter. That because of this day everyone will live again. The story goes on though the child later on dies. Of what it doesn't say but at the funeral the his classmates all brought empty eggshells and placed it in his casket. All remembering that valuable lesson he not to long ago taught them. They had an understanding now that just as Christ tomb was empty soon enough there friends casket would be empty and he to would live again. I am not sure if this is a true story or not. But it is an amazing story. Easter is truly a time of hope. When you can realize that life may be hard and it may be bad. But we must remember that there is always hope because of this day. Anyways I love ya tons.

Love ya,

Elder Davis

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Letter recieved 4-19-11

Mom,

So as you know before I even told you I am going to Charlottetown which is probably the most desired spot in the mission. It is the place where Anne of Green Gables was written, And to make things even better I am going there during there best season. The summer lol. I am excited to go there. I will miss this area. It will be hard to say goodbye to Brother Greenlaw. I know though he will do well and he will get baptized he is a great man and someone I will always look up to.
I will miss Elder Jarvis as well I can honestly say I don't know anyone that could do so many things that would have me sitting there thinking what the crap did you just do. And how did you do that? Poor Elder he is pretty upset but this is all so depressing. So we will go to some funnies. Me and Elder Jarvis the other day were sitting on a wall talking taking a break since we had been working for a while. And I look over and go hey Elder you got a bug on you. So he starts move his coat to look at it next thing I know he is up off the wall screams like a girl and has his coat off in like two seconds. Afterwards I am sitting there and I go wow I have never seen you move so fast in my life. His response I thought it was an earwig and they scare me. It was so funny to watch though,So it was definitely something I laughed at. Then he got sick so the other night I am sleeping and well we all know I use ear plugs and I hear this awful noise. So I am like what is that? Yeah Elder Jarvis was snoring so loud that well even the earplugs couldn't block the noise it was truly incredible I have no idea how the crap he snored so loud.

Well this week was a really good week. I had the other opportunity give a talk at church luckily it was a spur of the moment one and only had to take up 8 minutes. It was on what the Priesthood meant to me. I was thinking about it and remembered my first time passing I was so terrified. But the remembered passing to you and the family and seeing you guys smile and feeling at ease. Then I remember the time I first blessed the sacrament again terrified I think it was seven times I had to redo it was so embarrassed. But again I knew you guys didn't care if I messed up you were all still proud and happy for me. Then I realized that the Priesthood to me was something that one kept me in line it was protection realizing I could only have it if I was doing what I was supposed to. And two that it was to teach me that you don't have to be perfect. That this is the Power of God and my little imperfections will never limit it. That again he was simply allowing me to be apart of it so I needed to learn to have confidence in our Father in Heaven and watch him work the miracles. The Priesthood to me I guess is trust and love that he has shown to me. To the people I watched hold this and do it fantastically I thank especially dad he was always an example to me of someone who was worthy and lived of the privilege of having the Priesthood.
I love ya guys though its crazy I definitely didn't see this transfer coming but it will be good for me I am sure of that.

Love ya,

Elder Davis.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Letter recieved 4-11-11

95 Days

Mom,

So yeah 95 day holy smokes your going to make me trunky which would not be good at all. So there has been some good high lights this week. One was President calling me and asking me to get the Folleys (new office couple) some Prozac. So I am sitting there thinking hm.. prozac isn't that a anti depressant. So I kind of in mind try to figure out how I am going to do this, And then he goes wait not Prozac that is an anti depressant so I go yeah I was going to say don't think I could do that for ya. So he laughs and goes I don't know what its called you just call them and ask what it is. So it ended up being Prilosec so it was close. But the humor of it all was pretty awesome. The next funny of the week was a kid just got ordained to the aaronic priesthood which gives only two young men and well no young women its crazy. But his dad ordains him and then tell him to shake the peoples hands well next thing I know he is going through the whole Priesthood body and his dad comes up and goes no no not everyone just the ones in the circle. So it was funny to watch that happen. Poor kid shouldn't laugh but it definitely did make me laugh.

As for Brother Greenlaw he is doing awesome as well. He is a great guy I have a lot respect for him. I think I told you this last week we moved his date since his wife is in the hospital. But he is a trooper even when he is sick he will meet with us. So he is doing well and things are going good for him still.

Anyways I was reading in Ether and the Brother of Jared is someone that teaches something awesome. We see him go to the Lord with two different problems both dealing with barges. First one is the fact he was worried about not being able to breathe in them and the Lord hearing this gave him the solution. The next was the fact that they wouldn't be able to see. So the Lord made him work for this one and said "What will ye that I should do that ye may have light in your vessels?" And the Brother of Jared repeats again the problem and the Lord repeats the question. So in this we learn later that he got the stones together. But in it we can learn a lot of lessons. The one I saw and liked was this when we inquire of the Lord he will sometimes give us the answer right away. But other times he will ask us a question that will make us think and grow. Just as the Brother of Jared did when we get a question back use the brain he gave you and figure it out and take it to the Lord if it wasn't the right thing try again with another. Till you get it right. Our Father in Heaven thoughts our highers than ours. It is awesome that he doesn't straightway give us solutions but often times makes us figure things out. Anyways I love ya tons.

Love ya,

Elder Davis.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Letter recieved 4-4-11

Mom,

So this week was different for sure. It started with well normal then all of a sudden Elder Jarvis decided to well go to the hospital cause he thought he had a hernia. Well luckily we found out after five hours of sitting in the hospital that he just had a pulled groan muscle so everything went over well. Then we had interviews which is always fun get to talk to President and Sister Simpson. Of course my favorite activity is to always make Sister Simpson laugh as much as possible. I must say I think I did pretty good. Then the next day we went to take Elder Jarvis to the Dentist. Which was funny as well cause well I was probably more tense then he was. I just really hate the sounds of the drilling at dentist offices. So I don't know when I will ever get over my fear of the dentist office. It just gives me the creeps.

So other then that conference was awesome. A lot of good talks were given and a lot of funny things were said. But my favorite talk was the one on lessons from Pain. It is interesting that the one thing we hate going through the most and the thing we always try to avoid is the one thing that brings us closer to our Heavenly Father. It makes me think of Brother Greenlaw the gentlemen that is on date. Which update on him sorry its been forever we are going to push the date back since his wife is in the hospital so it won't be this week anymore. But as the talk was given I thought of him and how it was the cancer and seeing both him and his wife go through immense pain and discomfort. That brought him to the point of him being ready to hear the gospel message and accept. My favorite quote was from another talk and I don't have my notes with me. So unfortunately I can't remember names. But it went something like this we should be grateful that the Lord considers us worthwhile enough to come back for us and to help us return to his fold. I can't really say much to follow up what was said in conference other then to echo the words of President Monson in which he said regularly study the conference talks. And always be willing to change when needed. Finally the thing I like the most is that realize Our Father in Heaven loves us all and will always continue to love us.

Love ya tons,

Elder Davis.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Letter recieved 3-28-2011

Mom,

So this week was good! It got pretty cold again which was super unexpected. Lets see last week Monday these members made us some Mexican food it was awesome. Of course all I did was talk about how much I love Mexican food and how this quite possibly made my entire day and may of made my week. Then we went on exchange Tuesday which was a lot of fun. The Zone Leaders are different in a lot of ways. You have Elder Van Meetren who is going home this transfer and Elder Hudson who has been out for 6 months and I was his first Zone Leader so it was cool to see how much he has grown. Other then that things here are going really well. The new funny is well taking Elder Jarvis's direction advice and him getting us lost and then instead of saying he didn't know where we are he just continued to sit in silence. Till I go Elder is this still the right way and he goes to be honest I don't know I actually realized a while ago I didn't know where we are. So it was awesome I was like are you serious. But other then that things have just been cold and really truthfully uneventful this week. Well there was also this incident when I said hello to a girl and she ended up tripping and falling I didn't laugh right away I helped her made sure she was alright and then when she got out of ear shot I am not going to lie I did laugh pretty hard. I mean there is nothing worse then falling in front of someone. It made me think of all the times that grandma fell.

So this week was fast Sunday and it was really good actually. There was a lot of awesome testimonies. Its one of the nice things about being in a small ward is the fact that well the people generally get up and bare some awesome testimonies. I mean especially since many of them are converts and are still new to the church. They don't use any of the Mormon lingo they don't use big terms just simple heart felt testimonies. But the Bishop got up and said something that on many occasions President has said. I think its just interesting to hear the same thing twice from different people. It was reassuring. But yet so simple its that The Lord doesn't expect us to be like others. Meaning we may think so and so may be a better Young Womens President or even maybe a better missionary for me. The comforting thing is that the Lord doesn't want us to compete he just wants us to be the best we can be, whether that the best Elder Kyle Davis, or the best Heatherlea Davis who is the Young Womens President. He only needs our will not our strengths and then when he has our will then from us he will produce miracles. So in closing the challenge is give to the Lord the only thing you can and that is submit your will to his will. Anyways I love ya and I will talk to ya next week.

Love,

Elder Davis.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Letter recieved 3-21-11

Mom,

What is up? So everything here is going really well. Lets start with the fact that its been raining like crazy here. Which always stinks because well as I mentioned I don't like rain. So recently I realized that my jacket would always get drenched then my entire body would be drenched in rain. So then I read and realized that is because my jacket is just water resistant so I realized after going to a store that there is water proof jackets. So I bought and it really has helped a lot I mean I am not getting wet anymore. Well at least my upper body. My shoes have kind of fallen apart so after about 4 hours in it my shoes get wet. But that is easier to deal with then your whole upper body being drenched and feeling gross.
So then Thursday comes and Elder Jarvis needed to call Sister Simpson and she goes well we will see you tomorrow. So I am like that is a far drive for President to make just to come to our Weekly Planning Session. So I decide to call the Zone Leaders and then tell me don't you know that Zone Conference is tomorrow. So we found out that super duper late glad we called otherwise we would of missed out on it and then missed out on some good funny moments. So the funny moment is me explaining the Ladder Syndrome and we used two examples the Mission Ladder and Real Life ladder and at the top of the real life one is prophet, And so he is talking to me and goes Elder Davis do you think you will ever be a prophet. I was like um most likely not. He goes well Elder Davis I don't want to burst your bubble but your probably not going to be a prophet. Not to be mean its just the odds are pretty slim. Now I was kind of thinking is this still cause of the Red Bull thing? Nah I am kidding we all good laugh and it was funny to watch President give the odds of it and stuff. So overall Zone Conference was good and the week had a lot of laughs.

So on a serious note Zone Conference was awesome President and Sister Simpson gave some great doctrinal training. Sister Simpson touched on Shiblon who was the son of Alma who went on the mission to the Zoramites and was faithful and diligent. She talked about how we should strive to have his same qualities so that we can have the same blessing he did and please other Father in Heaven like him. Then President talked a lot about integrity, And how having integrity on the mission will carry over to having integrity back at home. It was pretty good and then the Zone Leaders and Assistants talked about getting your investigators to church so overall it was really well done. Glad I was able to attend.
But this week we in class we talked about when Peter walked on water. Its an awesome scripture one the fact that Peter could muster the faith to do it, And then the part I like is he lost the faith and began to drown. Which is amazing. Because it shows me that one even though he walked daily with Savior he still had weaknesses and two my favorite part he says "Lord save me." And then it says immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand. It is amazing to me that truly the Savior will watch us struggle and try to get things on our own. But the minute we surrender our will to his and show humility and ask his help or ask for him to save us. You feel his presence you feel the burden be lifted and a sense of peace and safety. I am grateful for the Atonement and what it does for me and how it has helped me in my life. I do know that the minute I lower my pride and ask the Lord for help it is there. Satan has us convinced we either don't deserve the help or its better for us to not tell. Both are boggus. I have had both of those of the thought many a times. My advice is recognize the stupidity of it. Turn to the Savior in all you do and you will fine greater peace, happiness and safety in your life. I will end for now though.

Love ya,

Elder Davis.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Big Shout Out to President Simpson !

Mom,

So everything this week has been really good. We started off with going to district meeting which was just crazy. So it rained a lot on Monday and so Tuesday we come out and we were frozen in place. So if that is not bad enough we ran out of washer fluid. So driving to district meeting was pretty crazy. Lets just say the Lord blessed us with a lot of Semis driving by and splashing water on the windshield so we could then clean it.
Then Elder Jarvis was telling Elder Rogers that his lower stomach hurt. So Elder Rogers told him it could possibly be a hernia and that his intestines could fall out he could die in two minutes. So then poor Elder Jarvis thought for sure he was in trouble. So he called Sister Simpson and she told him it was probably just him straining his muscles since he started doing all those sit up and everything. He felt a lot better after that.
So we went on the rest of the week and continued to work in the annoying rain. President always says that to find success when knocking it starts with your attitude. And for the most part I am a pretty positive person or at least I think I am. Well then rain comes and well I just got quite because I can't really find anything nice to say. And sure enough those are my least productive days. He really is pretty prophetic.
Speaking of President. So last night I am getting numbers from the Sisters and I was getting ready to hang up and they go oh yeah Elder Davis President said to tell you that reads your blog. So everyone else that reads please welcome President Simpson. Hopefully he doesn't get upset for me writing this one. I don't blame him though I would want to keep tabs on me as well.

But a more serious note things with here have been going really well. Were still teaching Brother Greenlaw and he is doing well. I am amazed at his positive attitude. He always seems so up beat. Last week though we went there Monday and we ended the lesson soon you could tell he was in a lot of pain. Then we went back Saturday and he wasn't feeling very well. So it was really sad to see that. Hopefully things get better for him. So I was reading in Helaman 8: 14-15 so a quick catch up on this chapter. Nephi has just returned from teaching the people in the land North. Where he was rejected comes home to Zarahemla to find things not very good as well. So this leads to him praying and then chastising the people and the leaders. Which then goes to chapter 8 where he is teaching the corrupt judges. And particularly he is talking about Christ coming and how all the Prophets testified of him. And in 14-15 he says talking about Moses lifting the Brazen Serpent so shall the Son of Man be lifted. And that all that look on him shall live to that life which is eternal. Its interesting lets go to Moses so during this time there was some deadly serpents that were all around the people of Isreal and as long as they kept there eye on the Brazen Serpent they would live. In life there is more the same serpents that surround us. In recent events for me it was the Red Bull. But we cant be distracted by those things we must always keep our eyes on Christ. So my challenge is focus more on that which is important and don't pay attention to the serpents at your heels.

Love ya though,

Elder Davis.

Monday, March 7, 2011

letter recieved 3-7-11

Mom,

What is up? So today was an interesting start. Well lets just say Jarvis clogged the toilet and for some odd reason doesn't know how to use a toilet plunger and I had to go fix it I was well upset to say the least. But oh well life goes on. Another funny of the week me convincing him that if he does sit ups his back problems will go away as well as the baby in his stomach. So he goes your right dude I need to exercise I am committing to a hundred a day I was like wow that is alot man are you sure? He goes oh yeah so I jump in the shower come out to him sprawled on the floor as if he is dead. So I go Elder you ok he goes dude so when I hit 10 my body said no more. 20 oh boy. 30 yikes. 40 really? 50 I am close to dieing. 60 my vision gets cloudy. 70 things are getting really cloudy. 80 have to use my arms to get me up. 90 well I just had to break after that. Hahahah I was laughing so hard needless to say it took him a while to get up. Sometimes the kid can just say some of the funniest things.

But on a serious note! Good news we have a baptism coming up. Its so awesome so Friday we were at the bishops the day was long and well just knocking a lot. And really I was getting tired of this. Then a call comes and the bishop goes oh that is wonderful I will tell the missionaries now. So he tells us that Brother Greenlaw who is a members husband wants to be baptized. So we went over and taught him and extended the commitment and he said yes so he is getting baptized April 9th. He is an awesome person. But is a sad story as well. He and his wife both have cancer and they realize thinks aren't getting better. And they don't want to be separated. They told me we spent 50 years together that to much to just throw away with death. So they are doing this so they can be sealed together. Its so sad and awesome at the same time. I am super grateful though it taught me a lot more or less it added to my testimony of the importance of family. I am glad that you and dad always made sure to teach the importance of family and always made sure we relied and spent time with each other. One of the saddest things I see daily is families who really aren't families. I love ya guys thanks for always raising me knowing in the end I will always have my family.

Love ya,

Kyle.

P.s. dad congrats on the new job that is awesome!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Letter recieved 2-28-11

Mom,

What up? So this week there is no holidays which is awesome means were able to email. Well this week has been pretty awesome can't there has been a ton of snow storms which always makes it nice and slippery. My companion is horrible with balance so he is always flat on his back then it takes him like ten minutes to get up. I mean he like just straight up flys in the air like both feet right from underneath him and bam on his back. Well needless to say I end up hiding in my jacket and laughing very quietly. So he doesn't think I am a complete jerk but I can't really help him up. And then here is the best the next day he always wakes up wobbling and grunting. I am like ibuprofen will help, naw I am good. So things have been quite comical lately with him just eating it a lot. The best thing is now he is super cautious so he like wobbles on the ice like an old man. Ok on more funny of him eating it. So this one came when three really attractive girls drove by and wave. So I wave back so does he but the next think I know he is on his back I am like Elder come on it was just wave you shouldn't let the girls knock you off your feet so easily. He didn't think it was as funny I was like Elder really no one cares your on your mission they already think your weird. The fall just may of added a bit to it.

So this week has been a lot knocking slash getting snowed in which is always boring. Anyways so things are going a little slower here and well its hard to get a hold of people here. But things will start to turn around. So this week in church we sang I love to see the temple. Have not song that song in a super long time. And to be honest in Primary well we all know I didn't sing. The word in the song are awesome though in one of the last lines it says it is my sacred duty. I was thinking about it and not only is it our sacred duty to prepare but to go. Before my mission I didn't go much not to mention realize it was a sacred duty to prepare. So the reason is its the University of God we must go one because its a time to learn and bring yourself closer to God. And second the work is great in there and it must always go on. So think about the temple when was the last time you went. Try to go more. In it you will find lives greatest answers as well as peace from every care. Anyways enough with Pasteur Davis. I will let you go love ya be safe.

Love,

Elder Davis.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Letter recieved 2-22-11

Mom,

So that is cool that Lanae was able to give her farewell I am sure she
will enjoy her mission.
So that would be awesome if the Enos came on the cruise.I am sure a lot of people want to meet the one whose companion shot a kid with the blow dart. I actually was talking to an Elder who I told that story to and when I told him he was laughing so
hard that he couldn't´t talk at the next door nor could he stop laughing
he was leaning over the stair well laughing. It was bad and to make it
worse the guy let us in and he was still laughing. Well he called me
and told me he was getting married and what not. Then follows with so
the other day I was going through some stuff at home and yeah I
totally found a blow dart gun. He was so proud I guess he brought it
ought and was like why did you hide this from me for so long. As
for Beus he is going to come on the cruise well if he has the money.
But he seems to be excited about it and isn´t to upset about the loss
of New York.

Anyways this week has been good I can´t complain were still working
hard. We were able to get into the local university which is a booming
little place it has about 60-80 students. Hahhaa I almost laughed when
they said it. When I was talking to one of the students they were like
yup one year we got up to 90 my response was did you throw a party?
The answer was no. But oh well. In all honesty though they all seemed
to get along with us which is good but we need to be able to use that
so we can start teaching them. They all have Christian backgrounds
which is good because it drops the annoying students who think they
are to smart to believe in God. But also this week I was preparing for
district meeting. It was all on Revelatory Process through the Book of
Mormon. Its interesting because it all gives things to help the
investigator. But here is some things I liked that we should do. It
talks about likening the scriptures to the investigators. Cause when
you liken it to them it creates a mental bridge that connects
understanding doctrine and living doctrine. This is something we need.
We need to not just understand what we teach but also live it. Second
thing that I liked was it talked about the Moronis Promise. It
encourages Missionaries and I would say members as well to continue to
take this challenge and restrengthen your testimony. So that you can
then take confidence in the promise when you have others do. So these
are things I want to extend you and the family make sure that you
apply the scriptures to yourself. And always look to improve your
testimony. Anyways love ya tons.

Love ya,

Elder Davis.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Letter 2-14-11 Happy Valentine's Day

Mom,

So yeah you heard correct I have been sick it has been not fun at all. I swear I never got sick before at the start of my mission. But then again at the start my snot wasn't freezing in my other areas. But story time. So Thursday night I think it was I was sleeping and I woke up and was sweating. As bad as that is it wasn't the worse of it all. I was also shivering cause I was so cold. My mind begins to race and I was like what the heck I swear only girls are supposed to have hot cold flashes. Yeah so for that night I thought for sure something was seriously going wrong. But of course everything was fine and I wound up alive and well.
Other then that some other things would be me calling Sister Simpson and asking her if she had a blow dryer I could have. She thought it was the funniest thing ever. Especially when I told her it was so I could do my hair. Then I was like no no Sister Simpson I am totally kidding its just so I can dry my shoes when they get wet. I would be lying if I didn't say my favorite person to make laugh is Sister Simpson she has by far one of the funniest laughs I have ever heard. The next thing was Tuesday I decided to get up and do a little exercise so I jumped up on a stationary bike that is way old school. So I begin tearing it up on this bike and like five minutes into sitting on it and pedaling. I was like yup this is why I hated the bicycling merit badge so bad so I got off the bike and decided that was for sure the worse idea I have ever had. I am still pretty positive that is what got me sick but haven't really gone to the doctors yet to find out. But other then that this week was uneventful I was slept from basically Thursday-Saturday.

I unfortunately missed out on leadership training. Which is always good for getting some good President Simpson quotes and what not. But also honestly its also a really good opportunity to learn and walk away being a better missionary. So I was bummed about that but lately I was thinking in Alma 7 verse 11 it says "He will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people." And then that made me think truly not just cause I was sick but how much Christ really undertook. I must say truly each day I am pretty amazed at the fact of how much of it you never know or even sometimes when you did know it and then you begin to think more on it you will always walk away amazed. At times its interesting you sit and you watch people drive by and you think if only you knew what we offer would you drive by with your middle finger up. But obviously they don't hence the reason we go knock on their doors. Joking aside though it made me really think do I know what I offer? Do I know that for my entire life I have been given the greatest gift imaginable. I am grateful though for being a member and especially grateful for being a missionary even when my snot freezes or eat it walking on the ice and look like a fool. But I hope you have fun this week happy Valentines day. Love ya tons.

Love ya,

Kyle

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snot sickles 2-8-11

Mom,

So lets see this week has been awesome. I have been to Main so much that the people at the border now know my name I feel so accepted lol. But its awesome. Minus when you get a new person who wants to prove a point and then stops us and has us open our car only to find a Book of Mormons and stuff like that. I always want to say if you open the hood you have to take one of everything there.
Anyways though this area is a lot of fun. Crazy thing though it has been by far the coldest place I have ever served in since being here. There has been 3 major snow storms since I have been here. I am getting less and less bad at driving on ice. And for the first time my snot froze that is right it froze just like dumb and dumber. Minus no one went pee on me to warm me up. It was so awesome though so normally its cold your nose just gets runny right well all of a sudden it just didn't get runny and like it felt weird when I would wiggle my nose so sure enough I checked and it was frozen I was so happy. But then once the excitement of that wore off I just got really cold and was like well this sucks now my toes are frozen and I my face if it were to get flicked it would hurt. So yeah its cold her and there is a lot of snow its so crazy. I am actually feeling a winter. Kind of like but glad it will be my last. Oh one last crazy of the snow storm so they come and plow are parking lot right. Well they didn't tell us to move our car so yeah they plowed it in. I forgot to take a picture but the snow around it was taller then the car it was crazy.

Side note I am glad that Colburn was able to use my major bad idea as a way to teach a lesson in EQ. It wasn't such a bad idea till President found out really it was funny. But then he found out and it wasn't so funny anymore just the way most of these ideas end up being.

More serious note. Things here are going good. We are continuing to work hard. And trying our best to find people. Thinks should start happening were both excited and have good feelings for the area. Which is always helpful when both are enthused to go work. Cause believe it or not some days its hard to go out and its nice to have some there pushing to get up and go to work. So things should be good here. Can't complain I am excited to see how things turn out.

Anyways I love ya tons got to go bye for now!

Love ya,

Kyle

Monday, January 31, 2011

letter recieved 1-31-11

Mom,

So whats up? So yeah with transfers the weather really wasn't that
bad. What really made it go behind schedule was first the fact that
because they thought it was going to be bad they shut down the airport
which meant that the new missionaries got stuck in New York lol, And
also the fact that they said there was going to be a foot of snow and
freezing rain both of which didn't happen. But in all honesty the area
is pretty sweet. We go to Maine everyday if we so choose. I shop in
Maine and get milk for yes you guessed it 3.44 a gallon which your
going who cares but in Canada you pay 3.96 for a half gallon. Chicken
is like 8 bucks for 2.5 lbs you would normally pay like 20 bucks for
that at least if now probably more actually. Well lets see 5 chicken
breast will cost about 26-32 bucks. So things here are awesome when it
comes to that.

But story time that will make you laugh kind of. Maybe make you kind
of go through the emotions of me offering to buy Cameron Brown a soda
during fast offerings. So here we go. Well it all starts with me
finding the red bull girls right. You know the ones that drive around
downtown Halifax and give out Red Bulls so me being me was like Elder
we got to get one. So we stop the girls talk to them and I come out
and was like can we have a free Red Bull and the of course give us
one. I decide to drink mine before bed time. Stay up till 2 haha make
the mistake of telling the Assistants, And then bam were sitting in
the office and Elder Randall kind of quietly/loudly whispers to Elder
Smith did you stay till 2 as well. So President goes who stayed up
till 2 so I go I did (thus begins the circus de Davis) he goes why so
I go well I drank a energy drink President you did what? Why did you
do that? So I go well cause I got it for free. He goes so if I gave
you a bottle of urine would you drink it? I laugh no President that's
gross. So then he goes Elder Davis don't drink an energy drink on your
mission or even after your mission ever again ok? I go ok. Then he
goes how did you get it for free? Again me dumbie oh the Red Bull
girls gave it to me. President the who? You know the girls that drive
around in the red bull car everyone always stops them and gets a
drink. Haha then I switch subjects on him cause he asks if someone
hands you a bottle that looks like alcohol but it isn't alcoholic do
you drink it so I said no its the appearance of evil. So that kind of
makes him happy then he goes on about how two Elders in one of his
zones drank this Woodpecker Apple Cider which apparently said
nonalcoholic but really had 3%. So now time for the switch of subjects
since I don't want President to lecture me much longer. So President
did they get drunk? And then he does his chuckle and goes oh yeah they
did. So bam conflict over. Elder Smith was definitely squirming and
didn't say a word the entire time just went really bright red. The
assistants told me that was the best subject change they have ever
seen. And also one of the funniest conversations they have ever seen
President have. I told them yeah thanks wieners.

But anyways mom sorry yeah like I said at first you will be like come
on really. But down the road you will laugh(he hopes I will laugh).
Oh so yeah Colburn that means I can't drink a red bull anymore with you when we head to the church welfare farm.
Serious note though the area will be good for
me. Its a small town. But there is a member in the ward who use to be
a local 70 so that is cool. He built a loft in his house for us. And
ever other week we will be going down to his house for 2-3 days to
work his area. So I am really excited for that. And other then that we
will be working and trying to find people to teach. It will be a lot
of fun. This town is super small. Like by far the smallest place I
have ever served in. So it will teach me a lot. Anyways I love you talk to
ya later.


Kyle.

Monday, January 24, 2011

letter recieved 1/24/11

Mom,


So whats up mom! So as Laura told you I am getting transferred to St. Stephens which is right on the border of Maine. Which will be awesome. Mostly because well everything is cheaper and more awesome there. For example cheese, milk, and chicken will be like half the price. So I am really excited about that.
It was crazy when I found out it all started with President calling me and leaving me a message. So I call him back and he makes some small talk about a bunch of stuff and you could tell something was up. So I am like yeah but whats up President so he goes well Elder Davis I feel strongly inspired to give you an assignment that I know your to do. So he tells me I am going to St. Stephens it will be awesome I am a little nervous he told me of some concerns but without struggle where is victory. So I am excited well and to be honest kind of nervous for this new area it will be different for sure. But I am excited for the challenge it will be a huge growing experience I am sure of it just the way things sound. So I am sad to leave Elder Smith he was an awesome companion I really got a long with him but, at the same time. I am going to the States which is the promised land of this mission for sure. So things will be really good.


Anyways I will be packing for that and getting ready for this crazy change. But in the mean time the good news is that there is members that live in Maine that will let us use there address for sending packages and what not. Which is definitely awesome. That means mail comes in 3 days for a letter and 6 for a package pretty freaking awesome eh. On a serious note though things this week has been really good. Which should of been a sign of me getting transferred. Every time things start getting good I get moved but oh well it keeps ya humble I guess. Or that is what they say. So humility is my lesson for the next six weeks I guess or that is what I am feeling it will be. But that is alright humility is always a good lesson to learn if not one of the best to learn especially while on your mission. Its not easy to learn here but its good to learn because then you draw closer to your Savior. Which makes you a ten times more effective missionary. So anyways got to go for now. Love ya mom talk to ya later.


Love,


Kyle

Monday, January 17, 2011

letter recieved 1-17-11

Mom,

Yeah I always knew that Nicholas would cave in and end up getting a rubber player (watch). The fact that he would bring it up that the Rubber Player wasn't cool was a dead sign. But yeah the diamond is real in the watch that is why on the back of the watch it says yes its real lol. Elder Randall every time he sees me always says is that a real diamond. Oh get this if he has black and I have white the cool thing is we can be yin and yang or whatever the crap that thing is. But I am actually going to be getting a new Nixon Newton from Elder Beus the cool thing is that it is fake its from China so he is giving me one. I am not sure what color I am getting yet. But it will be sweet.
So what are you guys going down to Thatcher for?

So Matt McClure is extending that is pretty awesome he must be doing good. President Simpson never lets you extend well actually Salt Lake wont let you. To answer your questions the ward is starting to warm up to us more and more. We are actually at the point where people will come up and say hi to us. And some have even started to feed us. So its just crazy the missionaries before us had good intentions but just did it in a bad way. Which caused things to get a little bad. And Elder Smith is an awesome kid I enjoy serving with him. The other day he looked at me and said how is it that you have managed to pick up everything that bothers me in only four weeks and use them to bother me. Super funny kid to bother mostly cause he was the youngest so he gives the reaction that you are looking for. So in all honestly we get a long I don't bother him that much. He is a good missionary and leader he makes it easy to serve with him and helps a lot with the fact I don't always have to wonder what the crap he is doing.

But the work is going OK we went by and visited Megan and when I asked her if I could reteach her. She went dead quiet so I was like oh boy here it comes. No joke I thought she was going to cry and then finally says can I think about it. So hopefully things go well. She came to church which is good mostly because when she was taught in the past she only came to church once. So hopefully she will continue to come to church with John her husband who is a member. The other glimmer of hope is that a member is working with a lady from Peru who just took a copy of the Book Of Mormon so we are trying to get over to her house and hopefully we can teach her. We just need to gain the trust of the member so we have some ideas of going about doing that so things should start working out. But as for knocking its different here in Halifax hard to find people. Its interesting you literally only have a 30 second chance to intrigue them. So we are trying to find what that subject would be that would intrigue the people at the door. Anyways I hope things go well for you guys this week. I love ya have fun

Elder Davis.

Monday, January 10, 2011

letter recieved 1/10/11

Mom,

Hey whats up? So the pictures of Dave on the scooter made me and Elder Smith die laughing it was so funny to see him on it. I am a little surprised that he bought it so soon, But not really because all he talked about on the phone with me was how much he wanted a scooter like that. So tell him I definitely want a scooter ride.

I am glad you got Beus's letter he is a good kid he actually just sent me an email today he sounds like he is doing really good I am happy for him he is a good kid miss being able to talk to him as much as I use to back in New Glasgow but from what I can tell he seems to be doing really well up in Sydney and he seems to be enjoying training so I think things should continue to go well for him. To answer the question no I didn't lock the door I kept it open so I could talk to him and yeah then came the camera I was like are you kidding me dude(companion sent us a picture of Kyle sittin on the toliet). But yeah he said he was kidding then a few weeks before he sent it to you he called me and was like guess what? My response not much why Elder? He follows with I am totally sending that picture to your mom with Happy Kwanza on it. So then yeah he sent it and now you have it and it looks like you have shown everyone it. So thanks for keeping it secret eh.

So you got Ans a beach cruiser for her birthday eh? That is to funny. Can she drive yet?
But yeah ten months in an area eh?(talkin about and elder in our area) That is a lot longer then I have ever served in an area. I have only made it 7 1/2 months in an area. But I will probably be in the Metro for a total of 20 months by the time I am done with my mission.
Oh by the way Cassie told me she sent you an email asking what my favorite food was, And yes I did almost cry when I walked in and saw chicken enchiladas. It was totally awesome. Then she follows up with hey do you want the left overs.

But lets see this week has been pretty good I can't complain I should say. Nothing to crazy has happened except this guy who is a less active but married to a non member. Who we have been trying to get a hold of and kind of worried about him not being active. Showed up to church on Sunday so when we talked to him he told us that he was interested in becoming more active and really wanted us to come over and work with his wife. So we are pretty excited about that and the fact that he is having her read and pray with him. So it makes things a lot easier for us so lets hope for the best. Then another lady came up in church and told us she gave a Book of Mormon to her friend that rides the bus with her. And is going to work on setting up a time to have her meet with us. So things are starting to look a lot better. We have also been getting to know ward members a lot better. So things here are going really good and were pretty pumped for all the blessings we have been receiving while being here.

Anways love ya tons. Take care enjoy the beach cruisers. Be safe its awesome it finally snowed here. So we had a couple of good snowball fights.

Love ya though,

Elder Davis.