Monday, March 27, 2017

Seven weeks is over

It is transfer time again. 

I'm staying. Elder Black is going. And my new companion is Elder Siler.  Elder Siler will be the district leader as well. 

This past week has been the most unusual week. Elder Black went in for surgery on Thursday morning on his hand. They removed a cyst and repaired a torn ligament and took out some bone fragments. His injury happened like 3 months ago, but they finally took care of it. He got knocked out completely and had major surgery. He was loopy for a bit, and he (we) had to stay inside for the next 2 days.... but that night we went to see the Lamb of God. It was amazing. Too bad you guys couldn't see it. Though there is still one performance happening in Boulder. Hopefully I will be able to see it again. I will have to find another non-member to come again.
Those two days were pretty relaxing and boring.

Sean. He liked the performance. Before that he said that he wouldn't be becoming a mormon because we are "too good". He said he is going to become a JW instead. We met with him a couple days later and he said he had met with the JWs and he doesn't want to join them either. He still wants to come to church and meet with us though. I don't know what will happen.

We were able to finally talk to this guy Jay that we found a month ago and we had an awesome lesson with him. He's got a lot of potential. We invited him to read the Book of Mormon and he said he wanted a week or two to do so. So we will see him in a couple weeks and see how he is doing.

Excited for General Conference. Have a great week.

Elder Wheelwright

Also last Monday after emailing we went on a hike. And it was very bad and pretty cool. We drove an hour into the Rockies, then started hiking. The hike started out with marginal amounts of snow (which got our California Elder stuck driving up there for about 30 min) and ended up 2-3 feet. It had a hard crust so we could walk on top of it 60% of the time, otherwise we fell in to our knees. We didn't make it to where we wanted to go.  Great sights though. And we went sledding on our butts. ;)

We also worked on a farm.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Another surprise text......

(Love getting these!)

"We had the pleasure of your sons over for dinner!  Our son is currently serving a mission in the Philippines so we know how precious these pictures of our boys can be!!!"

Monday, March 20, 2017



Things were pretty alright this week. I feel like lots of things happen, but also that nothing happened. So that's why my emails are always so lame. Sorry.

We met with Sean this week and one of the first things he says when he lets us in is that he wants to be baptized. Well.... he's not ready. We talked over the baptismal interview questions with him and there are some things that he still needs to work on. We talked about how he needs to receive an answer from God that he needs to be baptized, and he said he would pray and ask. So right before church starts, we get a voicemail from him saying that he had prayed and he got the answer that he shouldn't be baptized. And he that he wasn't coming to church. We are still going to keep meeting with him and working with him. He is an interesting guy.

All of those appointments that we made with potential investigators that we found in that apartment complex all fell through. Either they weren't home, or they were busy. So much for that.

We met with Richard earlier this week, but he's not really going to progress soon. We will just keep nudging him.

The end of the transfer is coming up next week. I will figure out whats happening next Monday.

What we are excited for is this coming Thursday. We are going to go see the performance of Rob Gardner's "The Lamb of God". We are going with Sean to that. It will be really awesome. We've been listening to the official soundtrack and it's really good. So the performance should be good. Some members of this ward are performing solos.

The "new" Jesus videos are great. Jesus

Elder Wheelwright

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


I'm back! Just like every Monday.

We had a fairly mundane week again, with some struggles but also with some success.

We found an apartment complex this week that has been right in front of our eyes. At this place over the course of two days we got 6 return appointments, one of which was for the spanish elders. It was unlike anything that has happened this transfer. It was amazing. However two of the appointments fell through yesterday, but some the others are more promising that are coming up later this week, so fingers crossed. Along with those canceled appointments there was a lot of feelings at that time. My comp is having problems and it hit hard yesterday. He's doing good now, but keep us in your prayers.

This coming week seems like it will be pretty good. We've got a couple of appointments set up already so that will be fun.

Thats about it for this week. We have a pretty fun day planned today. we are going to play tennis then go hiking. Fun stuff.
I just found out about this. And its epic.

Elder Wheelwright

Monday, March 6, 2017

Good Morning

It's been a mellow week again. There is not much to talk about. We found a new investigator the other day. His name is Joshua and he has met with missionaries before. He said he knows the Book of Mormon is good. He, like all our other investigators is weird and suffers from schizophrenia. So yeah. He's really nice, but we'll see how it works out.
We also had dinner with Richard, one of our investigators. He is really awesome, but we really don't know what to do with him. We may end up dropping him.
We were able to help host a funeral reception for non-members at the church building. That was pretty cool.
We were going to a cave today, but the weather has been sour. Really windy.

If you did not watch the Face2Face from last Saturday, you should watch it.
Its really awesome and great for all people.
Elder Wheelwright