Wednesday, June 29, 2011

William's June 28th Letter

2011 June 28
My new companion is Elder Zacherson, and his pretty cool, a little different then Barney but Ii like him. Elder Campbell was an elder in our district that I really liked; he was like Jordan only he liked to sing and is good at it. I have been eating very good, apples mangos, bread, fish, and been sleeping very well. I have had a great week, got a new investigator, 2, both set for baptism.  Some of our other investigators aren't meeting with us but are still interested in baptism and want to do it. I hope everyone had a good time at camp and that Tori had a good wedding, and all there rest of it. It’s been fun, we talked to lots of people and it’s fun to get to know them. Thanks for everything you guys do for me, love you lots!!! And can you see how James and Joe are doing? They’re me Logan and Jared’s friends. They had it tuff this last year I'd like to know how things are going for them. Oh and the mission address changed, I don't have it with me..... This is sad, because I have it in my planer. But I will send something with it on it.
I have had some one ask what web site I got my suit from; he's going on a mission and thinks it would be great to have a washable suit. Have great week!
Love every one!!
 Elder Barney and Elder Divis
Austin's Baptism

William just sent these pictures but they are from when he first got to Richmond.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

William's June 21st Letter

2011 June 21
My week was great, we didn’t get any baptisms’, but we have a lot of potential and were going to look into that this week, one of our investigators had her baby and is moving into their new home soon.  I’m getting a new companion; Elder Barney is being transferred to Bountiful.  And Campbell is going to north Ogden. We picked up a Mexican family, the dad speaks very little English but we have a RM who served a Spanish speaking mission and he translates for us.  A lot of people are sad to see Barney go. I am having lots of fun out here with my investigator’s learning. It’s great to see progress!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

William's June 14th Letter

2011 June 14
My weeks been great, I had exchanges with the oldest missionary in the zone, he’s cool. We contacted some big families for referrals, but I spent 70 dollars! in one day. It was ridicules! I am never shopping there again. But I found the dollar tree here, so I go shopping there for groceries and spend a lot less money. Our car is having troubles; we got most things taken care of but we still need to fix the door handle.  We went back to the Kline’s, they’re born again Christian, and basically they ask the same three questions over and over and over and over. I was getting dizzy seeing as I answered all of them six times and they agreed with all my answers!!! It’s weird, we started teaching a Spanish family, the Spanish elders have dropped of the map so to speak, so we told the WML since he speaks Spanish, and the father of the family only speaks a little English, to translate for him, the daughter has adamant they’re catholic so the dad doesn’t know about baptism yet and the wife won't go without him, but he believes the first vision, he just needs to pray. Eli is avoiding us again, but that’s ok we have his address now. So we'll see what’s up there. We were going to train some priests on their campout but we couldn't get a ride so that fell through.  We missed the chance to go and fix the car well, the place was closed, but we are having success with Harold, he knows it's true he just need to read the Book of Mormon and pray!  We are going to set up with the Cisines soon, they’re less active, and I wish they weren’t. He gave us each one of his dads ties, so that they would be worn. They are excellent ties.
Sunday was hectic we had correlation in Smithfield, then a lesson in Lewiston then a lesson in Richmond! It was a lot of work, it was nice to just sit down and take the sacrament. Then we had correlation in Benson then back to Richmond, then we had a nice dinner, and went on splits. Oh yeah I met some Chipman’s down here, in Lewiston their ancestor settled American Fork, just wondering if were related, oh and some Bennett’s in Clarkston.
We are training a new ward mission leader and had a lesson in Benson and ate dinner. We went on splits I went with Bradien Hablin(incidentally he is featured in Napoleon,) to Clarkston and had  great time up there, we headed home my comp was late so we went to pig jays, were the movie was or part of it was filmed, and to some shacks and waited but he was teaching the Spanish family so it was all good. Oh and Sena had her baby girl Sariah on her birth day! yeah, and hopefully she will be baptized asap. She just had a struggle with segertsm but it should be easier now that she has moved out into her own place.
Love Elder Divis!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

William's June 7th Letter

The weeks been good, we had excitement. I met some Chipman's up here in Lewiston. Wonder how we're related, some Lungrines don't live far from me and we had lunch at the Somen families house. Sunday we had a lesson with an 8 year old, and working on getting people baptized. It’s good work. We cleaned on p day and we didn’t get to go out. Elder Barney was sick on Friday, we couldn't leave, but he's gotten better. Thursday we had splits with Tutt, we had good time, looking for people. Saturday we got some new forms. District meeting was fun.  Oh we get 120 for the whole month, I needed food and allergy meds but I got some. The work here in RICHMOND is great!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

William's May 31st Letter

My week has been good, we are worried about flooding.  I’m out of money and cereal wouldn’t you know it. But it’s been fun out here.  We have a lot of Native Americans to teach and some are stubborn that their religion is better, because its older... they don't get it yet. Cause they haven’t prayed! But others are more receptive but harder to catch. Yesterday we went and talked to Jeff he’s doing good, he's still "dyeing" he has a heart problem that affects his breathing, I don't remember what it’s called. We lost a date but we have two this weekend! Yes! and we’re working on others. On Sunday I met some hard core trekies! ,star wars and battle star. But it was awesome they had home made light saber  that look like the originals, and legit Jedi robes! It was awesome! We got lost after wards though but that’s fine now I won't again. Monday we had lunch at someone’s BBQ! It was so good, and they gave us leftovers! A whole pie!! SO WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GROCERIES THIS WEEK! which is great. Saturday we did, lots of work, I can't remember what because I’m not sure if it was Friday or Saturday we got no it was Friday, ok we had Dm on Wednesday, and then we had exchanges Thursday, our slow day. Oh Elder Garite knocked my ice cream cone out of my hand on accident and he is totally flipping out about it still! Dead set on buying me a new one, crazy. I went on exchanges with him, it was fun, found out he was a bully and that’s why he was freaking out, he used to do that on purpose and he didn’t want to remember. Any way exchanges were fun, but we spent the night in north Logan, their apartment is as cool as are ours, but with less insulation, and I was next to the window with a sheet! I was freezing the whole time! But then we went home to our nice warm beds. We have the nicest apartment in the area. Heated and has all kinds of lazy boys in it, I love the work, its great! I'll send some pictures. Have a great time!