Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wylie Coyote: good times

Life is good. So good.

Elder Parrish is now up in the heights, and I've got elder Lankford here. He's a great guy! We are getting along well. He loves the scriptures, including the Bible which is good. I need to teach out of the scriptures like he does! He's a wild kid from Missouri, but I'm glad to be with him.

We need to find more people to teach! It seems like people are slowing down on us. But we do have a new family to teach from the assistants, so that will be cool!

I just have to say, I'm just dying to get the Carters over this big wall that's in front of them right now. We are working with our Ward to help them out, so hopefully they'll have another breakthrough soon!
The worldwide missionary broadcast was awesome! A lot of good missionary training subjects and doctrine. The biggest news from that was the missionary schedule change! Now, instead of having a set out schedule, they are basically giving us a checklist of the things we need to get done, and we choose when to do it. They sure trust us missionaries! It is a very good change that will help missionaries for the rest of their lives.

Winter seems to be coming to the closing hour. I like it when winter ends, because then it's warm and sunny :)

Well, talk to y'all later! (I'm gonna end up having a southern accent being with elder Lankford, haha)

Elder Wylie Biley Shmiley

Apparently a classic Montana drink!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Wylie Coyote: as time flies

Once again, change is good! It's not something to be afraid of. It will help you!

Elder Parrish is headed over to the Billings east stake, while I'm staying here. I'm getting a companion whom I'm already acquainted with: Elder Lankford! He's a cool guy from Missouri. The interesting thing is that he's getting heart surgery in a couple weeks! You'll hear more about that later.

We had some fun gatherings last week. First was an awesome zone conference! All you need to know about that is that repentance is a gift, and it is meant to bring us joy and freedom! We also did a fun service project as a zone at the Yellowstone boys and girls ranch. We sorted clothing, which was good. The sisters invited the lady in charge to church, and she came! Maybe she'll get baptized!

There are a couple of families here I'm glad I get to continue to work with. First, the Carters. I'm just dying to get Angie baptized and for James to come to church! I'm hoping to get to the bottom of their concerns and show them that the atonement is there for them and they can be happy and free! There is also the Contreras's. They are members, just not active right now. Tony is such a cool guy. The first time we met him he told us that we are brothers to him. I hope we can help him overcome his concern with the church.

Our super solid investigator is getting moved to a different Ward: Donnie. It will be good for him since his main fellowshipper moved into that Ward! He'll be getting baptized soon!

Well, all is well at the moment. I'm sure I'll have more challenges ahead, but I'm ready. I know change and growth are gifts from God, and He lets us face challenges for our good.

Keep smiling, and have a great week y'all!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Short note from Elder Wylie with a special prayer request!

You can tell everyone these two things: pray for the Carters. We love them and want them to progress! It's a part member family. James is the less active and Angie isn't baptized yet. The Ward is tired of their excuses for not coming to church, but we see hope in them. 

Second, my  testimony of the sacrament has really increased. I really tried to prepare before Sunday so I could feel the reality of it. When I took it, i could feel the Spirit fill my mind. It was awesome.

Thanks for the prayers and encouragement. Love ya,

May the Spirit be with you
Elder Wylie

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas fun

Cheesy grin!

The District

Wylie Coyote: back in business

Wow. What a year! It just came and went like no other year I've lived. It was a wonderful year. Not just because I've been serving the Lord, but because of who I've become, because of all the experiences, fun and hard, that have changed me. I seriously feel like a different person. Maybe more like I've been able to discover myself, uncover more of who I truly am. That has come from a lot of stripping away things that don't matter, strengthening my weaknesses, and overcoming fears. I feel free! But! It's not over. I still have some time to become even better! And that's what I intend to do for the next 7 1/2 months. I don't want to leave here without becoming the best I can be. I'm excited for all the experiences I have yet to live and the amazing people I get to meet and work with.

With that said, the work is going good here. Some new people have sprouted out of the field, ready to harvest. One was found by the Ward when they went caroling. They went caroling to this one lady and her 'adopted' daughter told them she wants to take the lessons! Woah! We've taught her a couple times already, along with her friend, and they are sweet people. Also, the lady we have been helping with her rental house said she probably wants to get baptized! And we didn't even ask her! Super exciting! Once she gets back from Hawaii (that sure sounds like a nice place to be, especially when it's nothing degrees right now!), we will continue to teach her, and hopefully her husband. The Carters, our dear part member family we are working so hard on, are starting to make some changes. Angie had a breakthrough in terms of letting go of her past. There is still more to work on though, with both of them, and the bishop is helping us. I'm excited for them.

Christmas, New Years, it was great. Cleaning the temple, that was great too. Saying a prayer at a funeral of someone you don't know, that was pretty cool, spiritual. I'm having fun being a district leader! It's great being able to work with other missionaries like that and see the miracles in their areas. 

Well, it's a new year, and once again, I'm ready to take on the great experiences that are on the way. Keep being great people, and you'll hear from me again! Until then, 

May the Spirit be with you

We loved seeing his smiling cute face on Christmas!