Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wow... I have been out for Seven months...

Isn't It crazy how fast time is going? This is the last week of the transfer because it is only five weeks long instead of six. This last week went by super fast! ANd this weekend was the best. We had stake conference where we had a visiting general authority. His name is Elder Aidiktus from the First Quorm of the 70. He is an amazing person and he is one of the five general authorities over missionary work. It was neat to meet him and have him tell us to work just a little harder. He brought up the three kingdoms of golry and we really only have one decision in our life. Which Kingdom do you want to be in? You make that decision and all the rest are easy! It was a really good talk that I really enjoyed.
Thank you mom for doing that the cookies were the best they are already gone. I did share don't worry. Ha I am glad you transfered money too, I needed to buy an ankle brace, I sprained my ankle a couple weeks ago. I know me and my ankles. It was really brusied and looked really good ha. It is better now, Just a little brusing still. I am now back and running. Speaking of running I have now competed against 2 asisstants to the president, Elder Bird in wrestling and Elder Griffin in Cross country. Jarret he remembers you his friend took 2nd behind you at districts in the 2 mile. Small world huh? Elder Griffin is really cool. Living with Zone leaders you see the Ap's quite a bit.
That is good to hear that Madison is taking 8 to state. good for them! I am glad to see that you guys enjoyed yourselves at the concert. Looks too crazy for me. Ha. So Elder Aidikitus told us to write down our decision in a journal or where ever your future family will see it so they can know your example. So what will your decision be?
I love you more then a single holiday could reflect. Keep up all the good deeds.
Love, Elder Wade

Monday, February 11, 2013

What's Valentine's Day

Well This week was Exciting! And it even ended with a dumb dog peeing on my shoe. Lets just say. The owners should be happy the were there or else that dog would be drop kicked a mile. I have decided I am not a fan of dogs anyomre, sorry dad. But they are everywhere, and every stinking house has at least one.
It really has been an exciting week though. There is a couple that I have worked with since I have been here that committed to baptsim. They haven't hammerred down a date yet but they are super close. I love them and they are the ones that I have seen the biggest change. It has taken them little by little. And a lot of love. I have grown such a strong love for the people here. They are amazing.
It was kind of a schock yesterday though.. I had someone tell me I have been here forever. It is weird when people ask how long I have left. They say "that long? It feels like you have been here forever!" Ha it is super funny. I still feel new and not nearly as prepared as Elder Goff. He is the best and My zone leaders try to give me all the credit and it is definatly not me. It is all the Lord. I look at all the people that are going out on their missions and it just makes me excited, that they get to share this great responsibilty of Gathering Zion. At Zone conference we went over Jacob 5. It actually makes a lot of sense. It is awesome. I learned a lot. I just love learning. But I love sharing what I learned. I do that through my journal. Thanks I did get that package and Jarret.... That card . I shake my head at you. Ha I love you all and I love hearing of home.
Oh by the way, there is a family in one of our wards that is going up to visit their daughter at BYU-I. I told her I don't need anything but I gave her your number and she said she would ask if there was anything you wanted to give her to give to me. So just a heads up.
But Thanks again you're the best family in the world. Keep it up.
Love your Elder Wade

Monday, February 4, 2013

Feburary The Season of Love...

Why hello!
It is has been a crazy week! I love Elder Goff he is a stud. It is cool to say the Lord is hastening the work. Not only is he preparing people to hear the gospel, but he is also preparing those to share it it. Elder Goff is extrordinary. He always has good ideas, and can usually find ways to connect with others. That is something that I struggled with when I first came out. Mom I am pretty sure that is his Aunt. He says his cousin were way big into wrestling and I asked him if he knew George Summers and he said oh he is a funny guy. So We Have people in common. WE joke around with people and tell the reason they put two Idaho boys together is because they know the work will get done. It sounds a little prideful though. He is a great missionary. We are working with as always partmember families. We have recently rediscoverd that they are a gold mine. One family that we are working with are so keen on coming back and the kids are getting it so well. The one boy reminds me a lot like Jayson. Always has something to say and is always eager. I love teaching them though. We are still teaching Sand J. This will be their sixth kid between the two of them. Ha they are super funny I love them to death. Our lessons are always exciting.
This upcoming week we have zone conference. That should be good. I thought I would get out of doing a district meeting but I still have one. Oh well, we will make it good. I love being with the people that I am with. We just had exciting news this week. President has amanded our dinner policy. We can eat with all members now, instead of just nonmembers less actives and recent converts. It is great. But it is alot more strict in other areas. We will use it as a tool not a way just to eat. It will be a good opportunity to share the missionary spirit with these families.
I can't believe that this summer that there will be that many missionaries out from our ward. That is so cool. I can't wait to hear about their successes. The youth are being so prepared it is way cool to see. Jayson, even though the age is lowered the expectations are higher, don't procastinate like I did. Be involved. Good luck with everything, Jarret don't die from school and lack of sleep. I love you all.
Elder Wade