Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 28th 2016

            Was it a good picture? I never got to see it. We were at the Trump's
            eating our second thanksgiving dinner. We hung out with them for the
            rest of the night playing games and stuff. They're a really cool
            family. My companion knows them really well, since he's already spent
            Christmas with them last year. So before them, we had our first
            thanksgiving dinner at the church. We cover two wards in our area now.
            I don't know if I told you yet. And the two wards meet at the same
            building starting at 9:30am(just like how Ensley used to be!) and
            1:00pm for the other ward. They both collaborated and held a huge
            thanksgiving potluck at the church. There was so much food! But we
            didn't eat that much because we had already planned to eat at a
            member's house shortly after.

            I got the package last Friday! Thank you so much! I love the silly
            little solar turkey haha. I got more pizza now too. The tie is super
            cool and sooo cheap! Really? 90% off?!? Wow! I would've liked another
            one for that price, since there're so cheap. Thank you for the canned
            air and also my favorite aloha bars.

            It snowed a bunch today. I need to take pictures because I don't think
            I've ever seen so much snow in my life. Kaylee's going to be jealous.
            I didn't buy a jacket yet. I really don't think I need one. I've been
            just fine with the the light coat I brought, and my butt's still
            intact so I think I'm good. Remember I never get cold! Haha. Me and my
            companion walked to temple square one night to look at the lights and
            it was packed! There were so many members! We couldn't walk 10 feet
            without running into someone who needed their picture taken. So we
            left after taking countless pictures of families.

            Our investigators are doing great. One of them has almost quit smoking
            completely after doing it for over 40 years. We have a new
            investigator named Sergio. He's 19 and very interested in the church.
            He's going to be baptized December 10th. We have others too but
            they're a little flaky and don't seem that interested anymore. Super
            disappointing.

            Tyler sent me some of his wedding and honeymoon pictures and it made
            me really sad. I don't have a brother anymore!!!!!!!!!!! Why did he
            get married?!?!! That's sooooooooo weird!!!!!!!!!! He's definitely not
            the Tyler I knew a year ago. What do you think of it?? Anyway.. Thank
            you for forcing everyone to write me a letter. I love getting stuff in
            the mail!

            7 months seems about right, since it already takes a lifetime to get
            anything done around the house. So do you still have a tv in there? 
            I would like to see a
            picture.

            I bet you love not having me there to pick up Kaylee from seminary every
            morning. At least you have a car with seat warmers that's parked in
            the garage rather than one that doesn't have seat warmers and gets
            freezing from sitting outside in the cold weather..hint...hint..

            I'm starting to take nrf1 now, and I'm getting better at taking nrf2
            everyday. I need one of those daily pill box reminders so I don't
            forget as easy. I'm all good with axio. I think I still have around 30
            left.

            I hope you're doing great too! Love you too Mom!!!



            Love, Elder Randall

November 21st 2016

This week we went on exchanges. I went with the other missionary and
my companion stayed. The new missionary was actually one of my
roommates at the mtc so we got along well, since we already knew each
other. That day we went tracting for pretty much the entire day
because he didn't really know what to do. We planned visits but none
they were in instead. Not much success after that, probably because of
of them answered their door, so we ended up tracting the apartments
the Utah and Oregon game that was going on during that time. So the
nothing fun besides shopping and do laundry. Apparently Thanksgiving
rest of the day consisted of walking and my companion complaining about his feet. P-day was cut to only 4 hours today because of thanksgiving. So we did
guess.
counts as a p-day so that's why President cut Monday p-day in half I

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November 14, 2016

This week we had zone conference on Tuesday, so we received a lot of
training from mission president and also from the APs. The church
released a new Christmas video #LightTheWorld. It's a great video that
reminds us of our duty as members. It makes a great dinner message
too.

We just put two people on date Micah and Alice this week and scheduled
them for this month and December. So far none of them have WOW
problems and are looking forward to their baptismal day. Next week we
should have another person Sergio on date, so hopefully that works
out.

This p-day we all went bowling and everyone sucked. The first couple
games nobody even broke 100. It was a very disappointing day. After
that the zone leaders took us out to lunch and then to a zone
activity. We left at 5:30 to go to a member's house that my companion
knows very well for dinner. We then had family night and played games
with the family. So other than bowling we had lots of fun.

November 7, 2016

This week was kind of slow mainly because of transfers that happen two weeks ago. Our stake that we used to cover is now split into three different areas with two extra sets of missionaries now working, so work is kind of scattered now. We hope that things will pick up soon. Thankfully we're still teaching our original investigators that we had before, so we're both happy about that.

Today for p-day we did not go bowling sadly, but we went to Nordstrom Rack to buy a tie. Nordstrom sells a lot of nice ties with big discounts. I bought my first skinny tie. It's made from cotton so the texture is a little different from silk and polyester which are the only two materials I've ever known. It has a frosty looking design and is a perfect choice for the winter season that's coming up soon.