Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hey, hope you all had a great Christmas. It was a good time for us. We got to spend a lot of time with some cool members and had a very homey Christmas. Now New Years is coming up and that's going to be fun too. We are getting together as a whole mission on New Years Eve to party and to celebrate Sister Savage's birthday which is on New Years day.
Have a wonderful New Year in Christ!
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Your favorite missionary,
Elder Wheelwright





Christmas day pics

pictures sent via text message on Christmas day.





MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Our Christmas day group chat.....

from Louisville, Colorado  - Nathan
from Moses Lake, Washington - Alisha, Braeden, Mom and Dad
from Snoqualmie Pass - Nikki, Scott (traveling home)
from Chicago, Illinois - Travis, Kathryn (lay over - on their way to Germany)


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas!!

Hey all, This week has been pretty good. We had our ward Christmas Party and Kim came to that and really enjoyed it. Dawn also came and got some food, but she left because her child is sick, and now she's sick.
We got a new investigator, Josefina. She is a really awesome lady from South Sudan, and all her siblings and parents live in Utah and are members now so she wants to learn more. We'll be meeting with her whole family this friday, so that should be awesome. 

We had our Christmas Zone conference, and that was pretty awesome and fun.
And then last night all the district leaders had a training/sleepover at the mission home and that was really good and fun. I so enjoyed being able to talk with Elder Melchin, because he's a district leader too. We had a late night. On Sunday we also had a member of the Fort Collins Temple Presidency and his wife come and speak to us in Sacrament and in the third hour. He is so amazingly knowledgeable and awesome. That was a good experience.

Watch these videos by Elder Bednar. They are amazing.
Part1  Part2  Part3

Merry Christmas​!​
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Your favorite missionary,
Elder Wheelwright





Sunday, December 17, 2017

more texts


From a sweet sister in Colorado  - Gloria R.

"We have the joy of having your son in our ward.  We love him very much!   We also saw him caroling at the mall!"





Zone Conference

Zone Conference - December 14th 2017

picture from President Savage's facebook page.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Louisville Again!

So transfers happened last Thursday and both Elder Leonard and myself stayed in Louisville. We did however have to move out of our members' home (the Rice's) and into the Bishop's (Loveday's). Slight bummer because I love the Rice's, but I get to move into the Lovedays, whom I stayed with last time I was in Louisville. 
Also, another new thing is that I was asked to be a district leader. That's a new adventure right there.
We weren't able to meet with a lot of our investigators this week because they are all sick or out of town or whathaveyou. But this week should be really good.
Last night was the stake Christmas Fireside. Literally all it was was about 15 musical numbers. And it was the best. I've known this for a while, but the Boulder Stake is jam packed with incredible musical talent (70% of which is found in the Louisville ward). And it was all on display last night. It was well worth the price of admission (which was none, but still). 


Have a Wonderful week!

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Your favorite missionary,
Elder Wheelwright

The Rice family




Image result for light the world images


(received this pic in a text message)
Fresh haircuts!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy December!

Time has flown really fast. This week were able to meet with Kim, and Rez and Leila. Kim lesson went great when we talked about the Plan of Salvation. She had a bunch of really good questions. Rez and Leila's lesson wasn't too great. They are Muslim and they want proof from the old testament that Jesus is THE Son of God and took our sins upon him. They are a little more difficult. Personally I think that we won't be able to convince them if they have mindset. They've just got to pray and read the Book of Mormon. We got another investigator that we taught yesterday, Dawn. She is really awesome and loves what we teach her. We'll be working with her a lot. 

So this week is transfers but we won't know what is going on until Wednesday because the whole system has changed because the MTC changed and the there will be a lot fewer missionaries moving around now. So this time next week I might be somewhere else. 

Watch the Christmas Devotional. It's really good.

Happy December! Have a good week!
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Your favorite missionary,
Elder Wheelwright

Happy Turkey Day

November 27, 2017I

It was a pretty fun time this week. 

Highlights :
- Ran a 5K, "The Turkey Trot"
- Had Thanksgiving.
- #LIGHTtheWORLD
- We got three awesome new investigators this week. Kim, Rez and Lila. They are pretty awesome, so it'll be exciting this next week.

Things are pretty cool at the moment and things are hummin' right along. 

Have a great week! 
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Your favorite missionary,
Elder Wheelwright

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gingerbread!!

November 25, 2017

Another text from Colorado ----

"Lunch break and holiday fun!!   I here this is a big deal in your family."


Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 23, 2017




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!


Got another surprise text this morning!

"HAPPY ALMOST THANKSGIVING"





"No unhallowed hand can stop the work"

November 20,2017

This week was pretty good.
Highlights:
- I became a solicitor.
- I became a Spanish missionary for a day.
- We got to hear from our mission president and remember that he's awesome.
- Started helping out a the Community Food Share food bank.

Ty will probably be baptized next week, because we have to wait until bishop goes back to the jail and gets written permission from his father saying that he can be baptized. And they are moving out of the ward this Saturday, so officially his baptism will happen in the Lafayette ward (just next door.)

We are going to be having a lesson with our top investigator Tony tomorrow so that should be very good. 

We'll be eating Thanksgiving at the place that we are living at, with the Rices. They are an awesome family. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
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Your favorite missionary,
Elder Wheelwright

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Awesome

Hey, so this week was pretty awesome. 
Highlights:
- Met Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the Seventy. He's really awesome and so is his wife. They are really awesome.
- Made Mac n' Cheese waffles for dinner.
- Went to the baptism of Terry in our ward.
- Made a Snowman.
- Threw lots of snowballs.
- Taught some of our investigators that are awesome. Ty is going to be baptized around thanksgiving. Albert is really awesome, but we'll have to pass him off to the YSA Elders. Kisha is pretty cool, she's just super busy at the moment looking for a better job.
- Got to talk with a bunch more members that are awesome and I love.

These talks are amazing.

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Your favorite missionary,
Elder Wheelwright

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Surprise text

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Received a surprise text from Lisa R. (Elder Wheelwright and his companion are living with them)


"Their dinner tonight... waffle Mac n cheese."



Monday, November 6, 2017

Extra Terrestrial

Hey, so some things have happened in the last little bit. So for the past little while when I was with Elder Turner, he was dealing with health issues and going to lots of doctors and stuff. So he went home last Thursday and I was transferred to Louisville, one of my old areas. I'm loving being here once again and seeing all the people in the ward that I loved. My new companion is Elder Leonard. He's been out for about 4-5 months and he is really awesome and we are going to get lots of work done here.
This Friday we are having a zone conference and Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the Seventy will be coming to talk with us. I'm really excited for that.
This Saturday there will be a baptism here, Terry. She lives in our ward but has been taught by the sisters in Lafayette by special assignment because Terry is autistic. Also we are teaching a nine year old that will be baptized in Lafayette because they are moving there. So we're doing a little trade off.
Today I'll be going bowling again and then we'll play some volleyball, so that should be fun. 
Love,
Elder Wheelwright

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Late night transfer!


November 3, 2017
Got this text from Lisa R.




"New day, new companion. A late night transfer! Happy to have them both.
Yes he’s back in the Louisville ward and living in Boulder. He was in our ward about seven months ago."    

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Temple Day!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Photo's from President Scott.  Mission temple trip.





Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween!

This week has been pretty good. I got to go on exchanges with my district leader Elder Hassell, and he is an awesome fun guy🍄 and we got a lot of work done that day.

We went to two Trunk or treat parties, one on Friday and next on Saturday. It was lot of fun.

On Wednesday we get to go to the temple!!  I'm excited for it. 



Laters,
Elder Wheelwright



This is the kind of houses we have in our area...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Still here....

​Transfers happened and I have stayed. Elder Turner has stayed as well. We will however be getting another companion sometime in the next couple weeks. Elder Windsor went home for medical reasons a while back and is coming back, so we'll be a trio for the rest of the transfer. 

Some highlights of this week:
- We had the other "Why I Believe" fireside last night and that was great as well.
- We had our investigator Tom come to Church to listen to me speak in sacrament meeting. ​Tom also came to the fireside.


"Brethren, adieu."
Elder Wheelwright






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.

World-Wide Indexing Event  Don't miss out!!

Have a great week,
Elder Wheelwright




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hey!

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. 

Peace, 
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.

Peace,
Elder Wheelwright