Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

How has your first week worth your new companion? Hopefully you will be kindred spirits.
We have had a great week! Dad, Katelynn, Brooklynn, and I went to St. George on Thursday. We got to show off Brooklynn to Grandma and Grandpa Coombs, Tonya, and Janna. It was so good to go back home! I have missed St. George! After our visit to St. George Dad and I went to the BYU Marriage Retreat up at Aspin Grove. We had such a great time strengthening our marriage through the gospel. Put the Lord first and everything will work out.
We had Stake Conference today. I was so happy and surprised when I saw Davey walk in with Brayden. It was nice to have him with us. Davey has a pretty difficult school semester going on. He is really busy with school, work, and trying to have a relationship with Lydia.
Drywall is done! Next we've got to clean the drywall -dust it and sweep it up, then we can etart on the finish work...cutting the boards fire the base boards, doors, and windows. We will then paint, do the flooring. 
Love you so much and pray for you. 
Mom, xxxooo 

So cool!  Send me pics of the fam!  New comp is all right

Hi Chase, can't wait to hear about your week and your new companion. 
It has been a busy week for us. I had an officer that got officer of the year at a convention in St. George so we went down on Thursday for that. Katelynn went with us and took Brooklyn so she could show grandma and grandpa Coombs since they haven't seen her.  We also went over to grandma and grandpa Mosses and surprised them.   We talked about you quite a lot. Grandma and grandpa Moss are continuing to contribute $50 a month to your mission, they have contributed $150 to date.   When you write them, it would be very nice if you think them for helping with your mission. 
On Friday morning after we woke up we brought Katelynn and Brooklynn back up and dropped them off. Mom and I didn't go home and just went up Provo Canyon to Aspen Grove and a marriage weekend getaway that mom had bought a few months ago. Her boss, Dia,  told her about it and they were there too. It was a lot of fun and was spiritually uplifting as well, as brother Hilton, who teaches at BYU, was the featured speaker and trainer. 
It was raining when we arrived there and then it snowed all night and we woke up to a foot of snow. We also got news that there was a mudslide in Provo Canyon and we were stuck there and couldn't go home. So I got cleared out by about noon  and so we left around 3 o'clock and went to steak conference leadership at 4 o'clock and then stake conference adult session at 6 o'clock and then came home and went to bed. Sunday morning I had scheduled meetings and then we had stake conference from 10 to 12 and then I had interviews after that and then I came home and cooked dinner and Katelynn and Jeff and Brooklyn came down and  then we just relax for the rest of the evening on Sunday night. 

Wow the snow is so pretty.  I wanna be in my area when winter hits.  I wanna see the snow!

I am going to do this email in spanish but if u cant understand it the english version is under the spanish tell me if you under stand the spanish! 
Hola chase te extraño mucho! ¿cómo estás? Que has hecho esta semana Hice algo realmente estúpido el sábado me puse en hielo caliente en mi pero pensé que era crema irritante pero no lo era. te extraño tanto. ¡te amo!
hey chase i miss you so much! how are you? what have you done this week? i did something really stupid on saturday i put on icy hot in my but i thought it was chafing cream but it wasn't. i miss you so much. love you!

HAHAHA that is so funny!  I love you brayden!

This week i got a new comp, Elder Nevins.  This week has been interesting because i have just been learning his different quirks and what he is like.  He is interesting.  He is from Alabama.  I got another one of those dang gringos.  Haha.
One hilarious story that is in my pics below (One with the selfie with like 3 guys).  So the investigators name is Juan Alvarado.  We hadnt had any luck before teaching him because he said he was always busy and stuff like that.  But this week we clapped at his door and he came from his backyard smoking a cigarette and gave us a thumbs up.  Haha and he told us to come back.  I the back was a smoldering fire that he and two of his friends had used for an asado (BBQ).  They were sitting around a table by the fire.  The table had a huge pile of the asado- just a ton of meat, and also bottles of wine and beer.  They were all just drunk.  It was so hilarious.  They offered us some beer which we reluctantly declined.  So they gave us sprite.  My glass had dirt in the bottom so the sprite mixed with that.  (I had two glasses-yum).  But we just sat there with some drunk homies eating some asado and teaching the gospel.  At one point Juan just started bawling about his brother who died 9 months ago.  It was sad, but i also had to hold back a laugh becuase it was so funny seeing this tough, older, drunk guy just start bawling.  But we taught him about the atonement and the Plan of Salvation.  
Also i have come to learn from missionaries here in this mission that most everyone loses weight here.  You know those missions where the missionaries come back a little chubby - Yeah that is not here.  Haha.  My comp has lost a lot of weight - He has been here for a year, and other missionaries too.  But i have honestly eaten more here than i did before.  Every morning i have like 3 breaksfasts. AFter excercise i will eat Like 3 bowls of cereal, then shower, then eat a big bowl of oatmeal and yogurt, then study, then eat some scones or something else i can find just before leaving the apartment.
We got a date set with Alfredo for baptism on the 4 of March!  So excited for that.  We will see how it goes!

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