Alma 29:9

Alma 29:9
I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hello Fam Damily!!

Greetings from D.C.! Weather here is crazy. It is like every other day here. Started out (when i got here) pretty much in the sixty's and it was just perfect. Been pretty much perfect 80% of the time ;) haha be jealous anyhows yeah right now it is only cold because of the wind chill but this jacket i got is pretty sweet cause it cuts the wind so it has been perfect with it on. Every Third Sunday of the month the Visitor's Center or i will call it the VC has Why I Believe program where all the recent converts stand and tell us what ward they are in and when they are baptized and testimony if they want and then two that are on the programs for testimony then they usually have a famous speaker that is mormon but didn't this time i guess. Anywho it was a really spiritual experience and we had Corliss there and she is in love with the temple and i am pretty sure she got her answer after i told her to look at the temple and pray and ask how could it not be true?!

She is just stubborn and doesn't want to leave what she has had for her whole life which in a way is understandable, but she is just stuck on proper authority. Most people are out here.

We have an investigator Kelly who we met with a couple weeks ago don't know if i told ya but the start of the lesson was really bad cause we were standing up and and it was just not right giving a standing lesson and felt all weird and i forgot the first lesson lol but we sat on the floor and then i remembered lol weird how things like standing up can throw you off and anyways worst 5 minutes of the mission haha but it ended up being a really good first lesson we put her on date and she came to church actually got herself to church, that's a big plus cause most people just take a free ride and then don't do anything so the one's that get themselves there is really nice and no one in our area seems to have a car either but there are car's all over the place. The people on the military base do tho.

 We had two dinner's with two young couple with little kids both on base and they were both good. The ward try's to feed us every night which in a way is good but i don't want to gain too much weight. It is fun with the little kids too and makes me excited for the rest of my life haha. One picked us up and started on a story of how when you move on base everyone tells you, When you come out the front gate turn left or right do not go straight. If you see a popeyes you have gone too far and are in a scary place. Well the popeye's is in my area lol It is weird tho if you are black it is prolly not that scary, although some that live here are super scared to even be here which is sad. Every missionary is jealous tho cause this is where all the stories come from they say.

We were walking and my comp found a huge bullet we think might have come out of an AK maybe. so that 
is cool. also we do what we call G-Q or golden question which is street contacting and found these two guy's that made us test our patience but it was funny cause he tried to explain to us that Mary was not a virgin then flipped to a scripture that said young women meaning mary but then took us too the footnotes that said that it meant virgin??? either i didn't follow, he didn't explain himself well enough, or he is just confused haha it was funny and they wanted to just fight so we just left. Also told us the BoM is racist cause the one read it and said when the colors changed it was being racist haha My comp was really frustrated but we just went to talk to other people and just kinda left. He called us babies in what we do and i told him that we don't claim to know everything just want to share what we do know and we all need to learn more and then he was all sorry

It is crazy how time flies i can't believe it is P-day yet and i think it is just going to speed up but i am enjoying it here. couple questions:
How is Colton? and where is he at on his paper's?
Could you get me a new watch band for my ipod? a better one than the one i got one that is more durable cause this one broke.
and do you have an s-d card in the mail so i can just send you pics home? thinking we could just send one out once a transfer or something??
and Mara i don't know a Schapp or whatever his name is yet haha but my zone leader is Elder Pierruci and he was at Utah State and going back and he was a convert there so that is pretty neat and there is a couple more Utah State people we have more Aggies than Cougers haha
Sad to hear from all the deaths but they are in a better place now and i am sure just as happy as can be haha I know it is tough here but we need to think of the eternal perspective and get peace from that.
Crazy about the new bishopric but i guess Bishop Evans has been there for a minute or two let me know for sure on that.

So my first adventure on the mall was today and that was pretty neat. Lincoln Memorial is pretty sweet and the Washington one is tall. I want to go more and see some stuff and hopefully take some tours. If i ever get to serve in DC 3rd i get to take a tour of the white house cause there is lady that will hook us up. and i have not seen that yet haha It is a long ways from the Washington to the lincoln adn that is all i saw of the mall cause we came back. People go there to run, which i would do and watch the sunrise pretty neat. Pretty long place that is for sure but it would be nice to just be able to spend one full day just on the mall i don't think i will get to do that haha

A little fuzzy of the Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial
Elder Stoor & Elder Fawcett ( I lightened it up a bit)
Tell Chris Banks i met the J.S. Armstrong shook his hand. Said he knew Chris haha He buy's the elder's who serve in his ward a death tie when they go home and so he bought E. Fawcett one. Go to Brooks Brothers which is a highly expensive store that in my opinion i would never shop there cause you could look just as nice in a 100$ suit verses $1000 haha

Elder Fawcett
Well i hope this e-mail finds you all well and just know that i am enjoying it here. it feels like spring tho so that is a little weird. We are either going to get dumped on with snow or we won't get it at all which would be a strange winter. Next P-day is Death Temple so we go to a session on the last p-day before transfers which is called Death Temple haha. One more thing i saw Elder Gleed at the Why I Believe and he is doing good haha Well prolly gonna try and attach a couple of picture's and then send so have a good next week!

Love Elder Stoor

Sunrise pix after the lights are out
P.S. i hope i got the clear pictures on here. The that is dark is of me and my comp and we could not get one to work with the sunlight but his worked but he don't have his camera so i should be able to get a copy from him tho, but i tried one of just him and it worked lol i think you will know which one if i got it right. and another funny story we were walking to the lincoln memorial cause that is the best for sunrise and right when we were by the Washington they shut the lights off from lighting it up and it scared us lol twas freaky okay goodbye

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