Pictures this week.
The pictures of the waterfalls don't do it justice. It was pretty steep plus it was raining so it was muddy and slippery. It is about a 100 foot waterfall maybe a little more. So not to big but still fun.
The picture of the 3 of us the one on the left is Elder Palmer he is my favorite. We are literally the same person. The one on the right is Elder Payne.
March 13, 2017
First... tell Dad and Grandma Happy Birthday this past week!!!
Y'all are getting old! ha ha. Just kidding love ya!
So G. is doing OK. We had a lesson with her this week and it was a really good lesson on the Word of Wisdom. She has a vape pen that she needs to get off of and she also needs to come to church to be able to be baptized because she hasn't come yet. Every week she has an excuse. Which is getting old. It is something most of the mission struggles with is getting people out to church. This past Sunday was Stake Conference and it was really good. Elder Satati a General Authority was there and gave a talk on how to keep families safe from harmful media and stuff.
Fun part of the week...
So Sunday was daylight savings. We were dreading it a little because we were going to loose an hour of sleep. We were also excited because now it doesn't get dark until almost 8 so people are out for longer. Anyways we already knew Saturday that we were going to be tired in the morning. To make it worse we got woken up at 2:30 that morning. Our neighbors got arrested. ha ha Below us is a 25 year old girl that lives with her boyfriend. I guess that night they were out in the parking lot and the boyfriend was drunk and the people upstairs across from us were awake because they were smoking weed. I guess they heard them fighting and one of them went out on the balcony and said something to the boyfriend and next thing we know he is kicking there door down. He broke into there house and we woke up when we heard that. Then we just heard yelling and screaming and people yelling 911 and get out and like 5 minutes later the cops show up and started arresting people. Ha ha. It was pretty great but we lost a lot of sleep and were dead tired the next day. Other then that it was a good week
Love you all!
Elder Ethan Stucki
March 20, 2017
So this past Tuesday we had a lesson with G. that did not go so good. She always goes in waves of good and bad days. It was a bad day. We could tell that she was just holding back and there was just something in the way of her progressing. So Thursday night we decided to pray to see what we needed to do to help her and we had an idea to have her read Alma 32. Then we would talk to her about how we need to humble ourselves and align our will with Gods and talk about faith and how it is like a seed and if its a good seed we can feel it growing inside of us. So we texted her Friday morning to have her read it before our lesson that was at 2:00.
She ended up texting us 30 minutes before the lesson and said that at first she didn't get much out of the chapter and she didn't know why we wanted her to read it. Later in the day she was getting ready for the lesson and she was washing her hair and she heard a voice that said "G. quit digging your hills in the ground and holding back from the truth and humble yourself." (Something along those lines anyways.) It was a miracle because it was exactly what we were going to talk to her about that day. The Spirit told her before we did... what she needed to do. The Spirit is powerful!! So that lesson went really good and she is back on date for April 22nd.
We also have 7 other investigators we are working with and 1 is also on date for April 22. His name is L. he recently got out of jail. He is in his 50's. We also have D. he is in his 60's and really wants to be baptized. He will be moving soon so he will probably get baptized somewhere else. Which is still good.
I bought a blow dart gun and I shoot squirrels with it out of our apartment window. I don't need anything, but treats are always good. I went to Red Robbin to use the gift card but someone ended up paying for us so we get to go again. Cool.
Love you all.
Elder Ethan Stucki
March 27, 2017
So this week was a slower week. Not a lot happened. We had a lesson with G. on Tuesday that went pretty good. She is bipolar so she goes back and forth but it is just Satan getting to her sometimes. We remind her of the adversary and then she's like... oh yeah duh I knew that and then she is fine. So she is doing good. We had a lot of cancelled appointments this week which is rough. But it's okay. D. one of our solid investigators moved away this past week so hopefully the missionaries in Southern Washington can find him because he wants to be baptized.
I think the job I want when I'm older is to be a Cop in Bonney Lake. They are crazy. We were driving home last night and those guys go flying past us like swerving through cars and I don't know how they made it through some of the gaps that they did, but they did. There was three of them, just bumper to bumper it was nuts! I don't really want to be a cop... but that looked like fun.
What would I recommend to the family?
First, you should all be reading the Book of Mormon daily!!
Don't miss a day. No matter what.
Second read His Grace is Sufficient by Brad Wilcox. It is a talk Bishop Ferguson sent to us and it is the best talk. I learned a ton about the Atonement and about Grace in a way that is so easy to understand.
Also... have "Family Councils" yeah sounds fun right!!!!
Elder Satati is a General Authority who spoke in our Stake Conference a couple weeks ago. He talked about these things and how they are so good for families. Just sit down and talk with each other. Discuss things basically. If there is a problem... talk about it. If there is something the family needs to improve on... talk about it together.
Mom and Dad... you two can talk about things that need to be done too. You probably already do. I'm sure. These are just things Elder Satati talked about and how they strengthen families.
So something to try. maybe.
I love you all!
Have a good week.
Elder Ethan Stucki