Monday, October 16, 2017

Hey guys

Some highlights from the past week.​

- We had Zone Conference and it was really great. (We got lost on the way there and ended up 2 hours late....)

- "Why I believe" RC fireside was last night and that was really great. We got to perform some great musical numbers and hear from some great recent converts. We are having another fireside this Sunday for the north half of the mission, so that will be awesome as well.

- We went bowling and that was pretty fun. We played two games and my highest was 116.

- We contacted a referral this week named Douglas, and he loves scriptures and he loves the Book of Mormon but he has a few concerns we're trying to work out with him. He is really awesome, but he has a strange way of thinking and of how he views the world.

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Have a great week,
Elder Wheelwright

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Tuesday, October 10,2017

The libraries were indeed closed yesterday and we are emailing today. 

This past week was ok. We were able to ​teach Curtis and get to talk to Tom. Curtis enjoyed the message of the restoration, but it has not touched his heart yet. We just got to know Tom and set expectations. 
A really cool thing that happened is George Durrant and Susan Easton Black came to visit our mission while they were doing some other devotionals here, so we got to hear them. They are both incredible. Susan Easton Black is probably the most knowledgeable person about Joseph Smith on the planet (I'm not kidding). She's written/co-authored over 160 books, and I plan on reading a couple when I get home. 

One of my new favorite quotes:

"Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it eludes you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." - Henry David Thoreau

Have a blessed week,
Elder Wheelwright

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Truly connected

Found this buried in my email:

October 2, 2017

"Your sons say hello!  There is a true connection between them.

Ask them about the invite to ignite program!   We just love them!"

The Sargent family

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Shopping at Walmart

Got this text/picture from someone shopping at Walmart today.

a pretty good week

This week was a pretty good week.

Some highlights:
-We were finally able to make contact with our 80 yr old investigator, and we are going to see him tomorrow. 
-We spent nearly all of Saturday with our investigator Curtis. We went to his apartment (literally next door) and watched the first session with him. Then he took us out to lunch. Then we went back and watched the second session. He had things to do so he couldn't watch the priesthood session, but after that session he met us at cold stone with the elder's quorum. He liked general conference. 
-I got to watch general conference. Awesome awesome.

*** For those that haven't watched general conference, watch it. 
*** For those that watched General Conference, continue to study it over the next month. 

Have a Wonderful week!
Elder Wheelwright

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fever with fervor

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hey peeps, this week was pretty abnormal. Elder Turner was sick with food poisoning or something for most of the week. So we only had about 1.5 days to do anything, and even that we had to take slow. But he's feeling better now, so we can get back up to speed. 

We did however get to meet Curtis, one of our investigators, and talk to him extensively over dinner at Red Robin. He is at a point where he knows he needs to get baptized but he doesn't know if he should do it in the JW or LDS church. Curtis is a pretty cool guy. He'll figure it out. 

We also met with an 80 yr old woman named Khamphong who only speaks Laos. We had her son translate the lesson to her. It was a pretty weird teaching experience. 

That was pretty much our week. I was able to do a lot of studies (and sudoku) this past week. 

Elder Wheelwright

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Life.

Monday September 18, 2017

The past week has been pretty crazy. On Tuesday we went and said goodbye to so many people in Bible Park. That was pretty sad, but that's life. We ended having to stay up super late to prepare the area to get 4 missionaries in Bible Park, so that really sucked. 

On Wednesday I got moved in after the long haul across the mission. And this past couple of days we've just been trying to get to know the area and the investigators. Sunday is a crazy day of church for us. Broadlands ward starts and 9am and the McKay Lake ward starts at 11am. So lots of things overlap and so many things are going on at the same time. Both of these wards though are really amazing. They have the most amazing people in it, I'm glad to be able to get to know them. 

That's about how the week has gone.

Elder Wheelwright