Friday, December 23, 2016

Federal Way Finding Day...


Sorry.  I don't really have a weekly email to write this week it was just an average week.

This past Saturday was fun. It was the Washington Federal Way Mission finding day. So basically the whole mission just went out and found all day long. Well from 10 am to 5 pm. But it was fun. So we met with our zone at a building and we all got new companions.  Then we all went to Buckley for two hours to find there. Then after that 2 hours we met back at the church and got new companions and we went out finding for another 2 hours in Enumclaw.  After that 2 hours we met back at the church and got new companions again and then we all went down to Orting to find for 2 hours there. It was fun!! I learned a lot from 3 different missionaries and lots of investigators were found that day. We are going to do this for the next 2 Saturdays!!
(Elder Palmer, Elder Fenton  and Elder Knight were my companions for the day)

That is about it though.  Nothing else was two exciting.  ha ha.  Next Sunday I will be face timing from 6-7 so from 7-8 Utah time!!! I will be face timing so find out who has the best iPhone and I will call them!!

look what I got in my email:

Dear Elder Iverson
You have hereby been called to serve in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania 
mission you will report to the Mexico MTC on January 24.

Thank you Elder Stucki for being such a great example to me. 
I will soon be able to join you in the field

Oh and please no more toys.  I have a ton and I don't use them.  You just don't have time to play around.
BUT!!  I'm going to give them all to this single mom who has a couple little kids on Christmas night!!
I'm excited I get to doorbell ditch... but for a good reason.  I'm sure this ladies kids will love it.  So they will go to a better cause.  So I am glad I got them!! I'm excited to drop it all off.

Love you guys.
Elder Ethan Stucki
December 19, 2016

Snow and teaching...

Hey fam!!

I had a good birthday I guess.  I forgot it was my birthday the whole day because it's just another normal day. But it was good!

Our investigators are doing good. We had one at church. She is in her 50's and her daughter is in our ward. Her daughter was a convert.  She dated a boy most of high school who was a member and he ended up baptizing her and they got married. She is 20 now.  She is really happy.  Her mom is wanting to find that same happiness and so she is investigating. She is on date to be baptized January 7th.  So hopefully it works out for her. She has had a rough life.

Then there are 2 twins that are 14.  I have told you a little about them. They are on date for December 31st. They are the nicest kids.  They basically live with a family in the ward because they come from a rough home. Their mom lives in a trailer and is into a lot of bad substances.  Their dad we don't know a lot about because he is not really in the picture.  Their parents got a divorce along time ago. The mom has custody and said it is okay if they get baptized.  We are going to set up a time hopefully this week to go talk to her and have her sign a form saying its okay.

Then there is another guy who's in is 50's who has had a way rough life.  He lives in not the best home with other not so good people. He is really trying to change his life.  He works a ton because he is trying to get out of that house. He is on date for January 7th.  But it is not going to work because he just left to go to visit his daughter.  He wont be back until about the 7th and there is still a lot to teach him and things he needs to start living.

Also there is a boy who is 14 and his 10 year old sister whose grandparents and dad are members just really less active who are on date for January 14. They really want to be baptized and their dad and grandparents want them to be baptized.  They spend a lot of Sundays practicing for dirt bike races or they are at their moms house and she is anti. So there are a few things we have to work with there.

We have some other people who we are working with too but those are the ones on date. So good things are going on. It snowed Thursday and it was a lot of fun.  We went out on bikes and would pull our brakes and slide and stuff.  Elder Duncan wrecked like 5 times and broke the brakes on his bike but it was fun.

Also we were visiting a member in a gated old folks community and after wards we went to visit some families who are on the ward directory who we didn't know who they were and the fist family we went to just said they are not interested and so we went to the next couple.... and they used to be members but not anymore.  They totally flipped out!! It was this old couple and they went crazy swearing at us saying we were trespassing and how did we get in because it is a gated community and then they called the cops. Elder Duncan was just like sorry bye and started walking away.  I was just trying to explain to them that we were just visiting a family that lived there and we wanted to introduce ourselves to them because we saw they were in the ward but we didn't know who they were.  But they wouldn't listen and by then Elder Duncan was like 2 houses down from were I was.  Anyways he wanted to leave but I said no lets wait and talk to the cops and explain what happened so it doesn't look like we are trying to run.  So we waited around and they never came so we just left. But it was an interesting experience. ha ha

and that was basically my week

love you guys
Elder Ethan Stucki
December 12, 2016

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Busy week... Birthday week

Hey guys!!

So we only had 2 investigators at church.  They were 2 twin boys that are 13.  They come from a rough household.  They basically live with members that are in our ward.  They are on date for Christmas Eve which is cool.  Hopefully it will work out.

This week seemed to be really long and rough.  I was sick for 2 days which sucked.  I am feeling better now.  We just looked back on our numbers and we actually had a really good week. We have like 6 really awesome investigators. We also have one other lady who is on date for January 7th. She has a 20 year old daughter who is a convert who married a member in our ward.  She wants the same joy that her daughter has from joining the church.  She has had a rough life. 

This next week is looking really good.  We are booked like all week and have so many lessons.  We are going to have to go on splits with ward members to be able to make it to all of them which is good.

I'm so jealous Dylan got to go to the NFR!!

So our packages go to the mission office and then the zone leaders will pick them up today and take them to district meeting which is tomorrow. I did get Madi's. It was so good!!

Today (December 5) is Elder Duncan's birthday and he is 20. 
December 10th Elder Stucki's
Ice cream sandwich's for celebration!

I gotta go. You guys have a good week. I love you all.

Elder Ethan Stucki
December 5, 2016

Good things are happening...

Dear Family,

So I'm still in the same area with Elder Duncan and we are super glad because we have lots of good things happening here in O-town!!!  We dropped 1 of our investigators with a baptismal date because he only wanted to be baptized so he could hold the priesthood and have "POWER."  He wanted to be able to go through the temple.  That is not how it works. He also prays to the dead and receives answers from the devil by throwing coins.  However they land is what his answer is. That is what he believes in and he does not want to change. So ya. We are done with him.

However, Sunday we might have 6!!!! investigators at church!
A 14 year old boy and his 10 year old sister.  They have never been baptized. 
A college age girl.
2 older single ladies.
A guy that lives in a crack house and hires prostitutes.
Most of them are super promising!! Some just have things they are going to have to work out first.  But good things are happening.

Thanksgiving we played football with my ward from 7-8 am.  Then we went up to a stake center and played volleyball and other sports with half of the mission from 9-12.  Then from 1-4 we had 3 different dinners.  That was a ton of flippin'  food.  My companion and I have 2 full turkeys in our freezer to cook. ha ha ha Then later from 6:00  on we went and proselyted for the rest of the night. So we had a good day!!

I love you all.
Elder Ethan Stucki
November 29, 2016