Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wylie coyote update: adventure is out there!

These nine lines describe my recent experiences:

- I've learned what 'man sewing' is. Elder Rowley refers to using wire
to fix things like chain link fences as 'man sewing'.

- Thermopolis Wyoming was fun to visit for a few hours. There are some
hidden treasures there, like a giant warehouse thrift shop, bison that
walk around your car, and large hot springs (don't taste the water,
it's super gross!).

- We met a couple investigators from Louisiana! They are interesting.
The lady we were talking to was really cool, but it feels like she's
staring into your soul when you're talking to her! The pre-mortal life
idea was pretty foreign to her, but she is a spiritual person.

- We met a lady named Tina, who has lived all over the world, speaks
about 7 different languages, is going for a Ph.D. in cinematography,
and has a sweet accent. She has truly mastered the principle behind
this quote: “I am so thoroughly convinced that if we don’t set goals
in our life and learn how to master the techniques of living to reach
our goals, we can reach a ripe old age and look back on our life only
to see that we reached but a small part of our full potential. When
one learns to master the principles of setting a goal, he will then be
able to make a great difference in the results he attains in this
life.” (Elder M. Russell Ballard)

- We said goodbye to Larry and Georgie, who are going to be moving.
They were some of our favorite less-actives to visit. Georgie is the
one with cancer. They expressed great appreciation to us for being
their missionaries for a good while. I'll miss them.

- We found Richard Espinoza and Stephanie again! We lost track of them
for a while, and they were going through a rough time, but now they
want to get back on track! Hopefully Richard can eventually get
baptized and Stephanie can become more active!

- Elder Rowley and I spake and sang in church yesterday! I talked
about how families can do missionary work. Elder Rowley talked about
conversion. Then we sang, "Savior, redeemer of my soul" (the good
version), and it was really fun, and it invited a strong Spirit.

- Branson Townsend was baptized! It was an awesome baptism for many
reasons. His family, who aren't so active, were very touched by the
words and feelings at the baptism. All of his family were touched, and
I'm sure there will be more good things happening in that family. The
stake president confirmed him, and that was really cool to stand in
on! I love those spiritual experiences and seeing them make a great
impact on others lives.

- Last but not least, I'm going to Stevensville Montana! President
called us yesterday and told elder Rowley he's going to train a new
missionary in Buffalo, Wyoming. I'm going to be in a trio again for a
couple weeks and then I'm going to replace a 'visa-waiting'
missionary. So no, I'm not training elder Campbell :) But elder Rowley
might ;) we don't know yet. We are getting replaced by two sister
missionaries. It will be a fun change. I'm glad I get to go to a
pretty part of Montana again.

More lines and experiences from me in Stevensville will come next week!
May the spirit be with y'all
Elder Wylie

Buffalo country

Thrift shop find

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