Monday, July 11, 2016

Wylie coyote update: a week in God's land!

The locals are right when they say this is God's land! Biking out on
the dirt roads through the trees feels like how I expected Montana
would be. Most of our area covers dirt roads, back roads and wide open
spaces with sweet views! It's an adventure to bike around everyday!
The other day we biked four miles in pouring rain and got completely
drenched! It was super fun!

We've had some other cool more spiritual adventures like serving the
elderly at the living center, going to a mission prep class, giving a
Book of Mormon to a random lady who lives in her car, and teaching
Bridget! We heard that a member of our Ward, Alex, was engaged to a
non member who has been coming to church for a while, and so we asked
if she would be interested in taking the lessons. Two days later, we
had a lesson with them both, taught her the first lesson, and put her
on date for August 6th! She is solid! I'm excited for her and hope she
makes that date. Like I said, she has been coming to church already
and has a strong Christian background.

I'm loving it up here. I've realized something that I've been lacking
on but is what I need to do everyday a lot, and that is prayer.
"Prayer will change the night to day", "the evil spirit teacheth not a
man to pray", "pray always that he may come off conqueror". Prayers
are heard and prayers are answered. I am committing to pray a lot more
this week, and I ask you to do the same! If you seem to hesitate or
shy away from praying, ask yourself why, and pray anyway! I have seen
God's hand in my life, especially on my mission, and I know His hand
is in your life already!

Keep praying, keep moving, and remember Christ at all times!
Elder Wylie

Elder Wylie and Elder Evans

Monday, July 4, 2016

Wylie coyote update: back in big sky

Oh, how great it is to be back in big sky country! Up here in the
Rocky Mountains, there are some great sights and lots of interesting
people. It was a little sad to say goodbye to Worland and its
wonderful inhabitants, but the sisters that replaced us should take
good care of them :)

It was a long drive across the mission! But I got to see a lot of
missionaries I haven't seen in a while. We drove up to Lovell Tuesday
night, got picked up to go to billings, and I stayed at the assistants
apartment. The next day we went to the mission home, and I got to see
elder Campbell for a couple minutes! He's doing just great :) Then we
went through Bozeman, then to Helena. Then I rode with our zone
leaders and my soon-to-be companion to Missoula, and down to
Stevensville.

My new companion is elder KC Evans, and he's great. But for a couple
days, he was with a visa-waiter, elder Kellogg, who is now on his way
to Manchester, England! So for those couple days, I was in the other
Ward with elders Tenney and T Peterson.

Elder Evans is from Logandale, Nevada, and he's really mellow but
funny. We live above a café in some retro apartment with no air
conditioner. It's pretty awesome :)

We had a baptism Saturday! It was the first time we met Rachel, but
it all worked out. At the baptism, I felt like the Spirit was filling
the room. That just confirms to me even more how real baptism is, how
the Holy Ghost is a real being, and that the holy priesthood is held
in this church. She bore a powerful testimony Sunday. It was
amazing to see her conviction of the truth, and her desire for her
family to see and feel her joy.

So, I've already been to a funeral in the woods, biked up a huge hill
on fast Sunday, met a polygamist cop, and seen some more buffalo and
an eagle. What an amazing time and place to be serving the Lord! I can
tell this will be a great transfer!


Transfer time