Monday, July 17, 2017


Well. Tell Sister Warr she's missing out on my beautiful voice. But yeah, I'll play. That is, if I'm still active in the church. Haha. Just kidding. I'll always be active in the church...i hope...
I'm glad I'll be able to sleep in the Radon filled basement. If it hasn't messed me up enough yet, it'll have it's chance to mess me up more.
I'm glad to hear about Dad. Well, if I don't have Cancer from the Radon, I'll definitely be getting it from Dad.
NO NO NO!! You should wait for me to do the live temple session. We can do it on Wednesday when I get back. I want to go to one so bad!! Can missionaries do that?? Whatever. I'll take off my name tag if I have to. ;) Just wait one day!!
Why is Logan in the closet?? He needs to come out of the closet. And go on some dates with some girls.
Well this week has been a lot of Lasts. Let's see how many I can come up with:
My last time at Smokes (for a while) - Elder Babbel and I went. Like always, it was delicious (I'll send some pics). We then went with some missionaries to a Bowling Alley nearby. It was very fun.
 My last dinner with the Acosta Family - It started out by me sight reading a bunch of piano songs for them. The Mom told me later that I inspired them to practice the piano more, so that was great.
My last day in Black Creek.
My last day serving with Elder Hansen.
My last exchange - I got to see a bunch of people in Black Creek for my last time. 'Twas very nice.
My last sports night - Played soccer on exchanges.
My last time serving on Toronto Temple grounds - There were a lot of Spiders in the flower beds, so I got bit a bunch. Now I'm Spiderman.
My last time serving for Knight's Table - I said goodbye to all the workers there. Here's a pic of me and Johnathan. He was kind of our Supervisor. We called him Captain.
My last District Meeting - Well, I had three this week. They were all interesting. There's some pictures from one of them I'm trying to get a hold of. I'll send them if I can find them.
My last time doing Daily Dose - The English Classes. We had a party afterwards with the students and one of the Old Indian Ladies I helped came and gave me a hug. It was very sweet.
My last few times with the Chatters - We ate with the Chatters Wednesday and Sunday. We helped stain their deck on Saturday. It was so much fun. One of my favorite families in the world.
My first and last time at Carabram - So we helped with this big Celebration in Brampton Thursday - Sunday. It's a big Caribbean thing where people set up booths in this big City Center and sell stuff like food, clothes, or for us...Salvation! We helped with a Family History booth, and let me tell you, it was awesome. We handed out like a hundred pamphlets and met a lot of people interested in Family History. We took some screen shots on some iPads, of our own Family History counts to show people what it's like. So I guess my first and last time being an iPad missionary. ;) Blew some peoples' minds about how big my family tree is. Shout out to Mom for doing all the work!! We met a lot of awesome people, ate a lot of good food, and had a lot of fun.
My last barbecue with the APs - Last Saturday was our third Saturday in a row that we barbecued. It was simple. Jerk Chicken and S'mores. So if I didn't get enough Caribbean food at Carabram, I definitely got some at the Barbecue.
My last Sacrament Meeting as a Missionary - At the beginning of Sacrament meeting, Bishop invited me to give my testimony for the last time and I bawled my eyes out and told them how much I was going to miss the whole Ward. There were a bunch of people in the congregation crying too. I basically cried through my whole testimony and through the rest of Sacrament Meeting. I was sitting up by the Organ, so everyone could see me struggle. Later on Sunday, I was invited to Primary and all the Primary students and teachers signed this sign for me and then they sang "I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus" for me, while I played the piano. A few Primary kids were even crying. And so, of course, I cried. Then we took some pictures. Then I said goodbye to basically everyone. Then we went home.
My last church meeting as a missionary - It was a missionary meeting with all the Bishops, Ward Mission Leaders, and Ward Missionaries in the Stake. So I got to see some of my old Bishops and Ward Mission Leaders and Members. It was sweet. One member from Black Creek brought me a hat from the Dominican Republic and a tie (probably from Canada).
My last time teaching the Mexican Migrant Workers - We went and I taught the English Class. It was a lot of fun. Afterwards, I realized that that was my last full day of missionary work. So that was pretty weird.
My last Transfer Calls - I'm going home!!
My last time packing my bags on the mission - I finished this morning.
My last P-Day - Today. We're going to Toronto to say goodbye to some members. Then we're going to Bishop's house to have a Barbecue and say goodbye to his family. Then we're meeting with Victor and Hillary later tonight to say goodbye. Then tomorrow, I say goodbye to some missionaries. And the rest is History.
This will be my last Group Email as a missionary. I could go into tons of details about how much I've learned on my mission and how I feel like I gave it my all. But that would take a long time. So if you really want to talk about it. Ask me later and I'd be happy to give you a play-by-play of the last two years. ;) I will always say though, the biggest thing I learned on my mission is how to have Charity and what Charity is. Leaving my family, friends, and loved ones was the hardest thing for me to do, when coming out on the mission. And now, going home, leaving the members: my family, friends, and loved ones is definitely the hardest thing for me right now to do. I love you all and hope to see you all soon!!
Hasta Luego
Elder Ammon Joseph Flint

Friday, July 14, 2017


yes.. im excited.
The Cancer Trip sounds fun. That's fun that Grandma, Tammy, and Steve are coming down. I guess I'll be sleeping on the floor my first night back. :|
This week was exciting.
Tuesday we had a barbecue with the whole zone at President Shield's house. We later went fishing with the APs and then checked out this sweet abandoned Factory. I'll send some pics.
Wednesday, we had my last big Missionary Meeting. I was in charge of the musical number, so I had all the departing missionaries sing "I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger." It went super well. I'm trying to get my hands on the video of it, we shall see. The meeting was super good. A lot of the stuff they talked about didn't apply to me, because I'll be gone by the time it all happens. Weird stuff. Later that day, we had a fun Dinner with the Chatter family, then we taught a doorway lesson to Hillary, about the Book of Mormon.
Thursday we did a lot of service, had a sweet dinner with a member family, then I gave probably my last baptismal interview to a Venezuelan Man in Black Creek. It went over 2 hours long. It got pretty deep. He passed though, so that was good.
Friday, we did lots of service. We introduced our Ward Mission Leader to Victor and Hillary. They clicked so well. Our Ward Mission Leader is a boss. Colombian Power!!
Saturday, the Stake asked us to have all the missionaries make a choir so we could sing in the Ontario Family History Conference. It was supposedly a pretty big deal. Brother Turley, the Public Affairs Representative for the church, came and spoke. We sang what was the Canada Toronto Mission Song, when Thomas S Monson was Mission President here; "One Day He'll Make It Plain." I directed the choir and it went super well. We then had English classes and our Mexican squad came. So that was good. We taught a bunch of lessons Saturday and they all went decently well. Saturday night, we decided to have another barbecue at our house, to welcome the new AP coming in, Elder McBride. It was super fun and delicious.
Sunday we had an investigator come to church and she loved it. The Ward fellowshipped her super well. She's one of our Mexican English students. Her name is Mercedes. Later on Sunday, we had dinner with Bishop and his family, which is always a good time. We then went to teach English to the Mexican Migrant Workers. It went super well and we're going over two more times this week to do it. It was super cool to see because most of these workers weren't interested in the Gospel, but they're interested in learning English. So one way or another we're able to serve them. They're a lot of fun too.
This week, we've been focusing a lot on the Book of Mormon and teaching it and inviting members to share a copy with others. In doing so, my testimony of the Book of Mormon has really grown. In the baptismal interview, the Venezuelan, Guillermo, said to me that the Book of Mormon is written for children. I asked him what he meant by that and he told me it is written so softly and lovingly. The Bible is very informative and strict, but the Book of Mormon is soft, kind, and inviting (apart from Moroni 9 ;). And it's so true. The Book of Mormon invites the Spirit so strong that by just reading a verse of it, it fills your heart with happiness. I know that that's true. I know that it is a book of God and that all the things in it did happen. I've read it a few times and will never stop reading it, for the rest of my life. I invite you all to not only read it, but really study it. Know the Book of Mormon. Make it a part of your everyday lives. Share it with those around you. No fear!! I love you all and will see you in 9 DAYS!!!!!


Oh, please. We're celebrating the 4th of July today. No moose nor mountie nor mariposa here in Canada is going to stop us. President Shields is having a Barbecue at his house and a bunch of missionaries are going over today, to celebrate. Yeah, I got the email about Lord, I Would Follow Thee. I thought I responded, but yeah, it sounds great. That's one of my favorites.
Perfect. 8:00 PM is the perfect time. And then after that, we can watch whatever movie you all want to.
The wedding sounds like it was nice. And that's super awesome that Ashton is engaged. Is it to the girl he's been dating for a while??
Congratulations on the new calling!! That's super sweet.
Finally. Now you and Dad have confessed that I'm the best child. I always new it, I just needed it in writing. Now I can take the whole inheritance. Haw Haw Haw!!!
Your cliff diving experience. You should of ripped off your life jacket, AND your clothes, and then ran to the huge cliff and jumped off of it while flipping. That would have been LEGENDARY!! But yeah, that's why I jumped off that cliff when I did. I thought the leaders would be super stiff about it, so I jumped before I could ask them. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission right?? The best part about it is, I didn't even have to ask for forgiveness!!
It sounds like it was all fun though. The Vernal Temple is SUPER cool. And way out of the way too, so you're lucky you were able to go to it.
I didn't know Adam was going to Malaysia/Singapore. That's dope!! I don't know the Sontagg Brothers, but  Brazil is awesome. Oregon will be super cool for Joseph too. Lots of hippies and Mary Jane.
Micah. We're definitely going to party.
Well, this week was bumpin'.
Monday, I made a cheesecake and brought it to a Birthday lunch with the Senior Missionaries who work in the office. It was a lot of fun and they loved the cheesecake. Success. Later that day we played sports and had some fun.
Tuesday I went on exchanges with Elder Gomez to Mississauga. It was super sweet to be able to say goodbye to a lot of people there. We had dinner with the Beltran Family, and at they end they made a toast for me and gave me some departing words. It was so sweet. Then we visited Jherowi, a young man who I helped baptize while I was there. It was so good to see him. It was also really cool to get to know Elder Gomez. We've known each other for most of our missions, but we've never really had the chance to bond. So we became pretty good friends, and he'll be coming to UVU after he ends his mission in a few months. So that'll be sweet.
Wednesday, we had a District Meeting, did some service and had dinner with our ward mission leader and his family. It was nice.
Thursday we went on exchanges with Elder Shu, one of the APs. He really just came into our area and worked with us, which was fun. We did service, had an awesome dinner with a fun family, and taught Hillary that night. She is doing awesome and is reading the Book of Mormon, so we hope to help her progress towards baptism soon!! I mean probably after I leave, but still!!
Friday I went on exchanges with Elder Skarstedt. They were fun. We got invited to a Peruvian Birthday Party where we went and had barbecue. There were a few non-members there, so I hope we made a good impression on them and hopefully we'll see them at church soon. Later we talked to these people who were trying to push a car into a trailer. So we helped them out, it was a lot of fun.
Saturday we had 9 new students come to our English Classes. And 6 of them were Mexicans!! So I gave them a chapel tour after class and they said they were interested in coming to church. It was so sweet!!
Later in the day we stopped by a Part-Member family and had a good talk with the father and the son.
Saturday was also Canada Day, so we decided to have a Barbecue with the APs. Now, unlike the US, EVERY store closes on the holidays here in Canada. Except one called Shoppers, which is super expensive. So, because it was pretty last minute, we bought a bunch of stuff at Shoppers and had a sweet Barbecue. It was delicious. We also tried to watch the fireworks from our house, but to no avail. :( It was still super fun though.
Sunday, none of our investigators came to church, Again! I don't know what is up with them. They're missing out. Sunday evening we went with a member and gave out free bread to the Mexican Migrant workers we visited, it was a lot of fun and we're going to be going back this Saturday to visit with them!
I'm happy that last Sunday was my last Fast Sunday as a missionary. Honestly, Fast Sunday's as a missionary are not fun. You're hungry, but you still have to work hard and do all this stuff. No rest for the wicked. So I won't be missing that. :)
Monday, we had another District Meeting. Later we had a delicious Salmon dinner with a nice Chilean Family. Then our appointments canceled, so we stopped by a lot of people and talked with a ton of really cool people, that hopefully we'll be teaching soon.
Today we'll be going over to President's for a 4th of July Barbecue, then we're going to go fishing with the APs. I'm pretty pumped!!
I'd just like to share my appreciation for the blessed land of America. We're so blessed to live in a country where we are free. Especially Freedom of Religion. I've met a lot of people on my mission that didn't have that freedom in their country, or can't change their ways because their government would hunt them down if they did. It just goes to show how blessed our country is. 1 Nephi 13 is one of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon because it goes to show how the founding of our Country was so important to bring to pass the Gospel in our Dispensation. Doctrine and Covenants 109:54 reads "Have mercy, O Lord, upon all the nations of the earth; have mercy upon the rulers of our land; may those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the Constitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever." No matter who is governing our land or in whatever circumstance our countries in, this land will always be a blessed land. I know that that's true. I love you all and hope you have a wonderful Independence Day!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

21 CLUB!!!

21 CLUB!!!
That's an inside joke with some of the missionaries. But it applies well to how much time I have left.
So in American Culture, a Barbecue is hamburgers, hot dogs, maybe some chicken and pork.
In Latin Culture, Barbecue means steak, ribs, maybe some chicken and pork.
I honestly would absolutely love either one. Obviously the first one's a little cheaper. But, do with that what you will.
Side Dishes for Barbecues?? The norm. Potato Salad, normal Salad, chips, Canada Dry (everyone here drinks Canada Dry).
It's good to hear everyone's keeping busy over there. This week has been super crazy packed:
Monday, we played lots of soccer. It was a lot of fun. We later had dinner with a sweet Colombian family whom we love.
Tuesday, we did service at Knight's Table. One of the volunteers there asked us why we were speaking Spanish (because Elder Babbel and I speak Spanish when we want to speak secretly) and we explained to him what we do, why we're out here, and about the church. He really wanted a copy of the Book of Mormon, so we brought him one in English and Urdu (because he's from Pakistan). He was super surprised we had one in Urdu, but he told us that his English is better than his Urdu, so he took the English one. It was super cool. Later on Tuesday we had a great dinner with an El Salvadorian family, and we helped with English Classes. A bunch of missionaries came over that night, because we had Zone Conference the next last Zone Conference.
So to start off Zone Conference, a bunch of the missionaries got together early in the morning and played some Basketball, it was really fun. The Conference was really great; I got to play the piano, lead the missionaries in a few musical numbers, act in a skit that the APs put on, and give my dying testimony. It was pretty funny. During my testimony, I said that I can't lie and that I'm super pumped to go home. Everyone kind of chuckled and I was like "I mean, 28 days and counting." It was silent for a split second and then everyone started laughing pretty hard. I guess no one was expecting me to say that. Of a truth, I am really excited to go home, but I'm also very excited to finish the work here that I have to do. Later that day we had a great dinner with the Chatters, one of our favorite families.
Thursday we taught some people and did a lot of service at the Temple and at Knight's Table. It was one of our investigator's Birthdays that night, so I told her I'd make her a cake. The cake was quite awful, but I made it and it's the thought that counts right?? Well, we celebrated with her and then talked with her a lot about temples. She loves the church and will most likely get baptized. Just not while I'm here. :'(
Friday was a day of little remembrance.
Saturday we helped out with English Classes. Most of Saturday was spent doing MCCs. Which is Elder Babbel and I sitting in front of computers, calling missionaries, and punching in numbers for like 6 hours. It was great!! :|
Sunday, we had a Multi-Stake Spanish Conference. It was super cool. Hispanics from all across Ontario came. I got to see a lot of people there that I haven't seen in...two years! It was crazy. I played the organ for it, and accompanied the choir. There were a few little blips, but all turned out great. I was so exhausted during the meeting, that I fell asleep for the last speaker and when everyone said Amen, it woke me up and I instantly jumped on the Organ to play the last song. The Conductor looked at me and was like "Elder Flint, are you alright??" and I was like "Oh yeah! Let's do this song!" So we rocked it and all turned out great.
Later on Sunday, there was a Latin Festival going on in Downtown Brampton, so us, Bishop, a senior missionary couple, and a couple of members all went Downtown and passed out Fliers for our English Class. It was going well for about an hour, and then the Security there told us we weren't allowed to pass out fliers there. So we stopped. Elder Babbel and I stayed there and talked with some people about the Gospel. We met a bunch of sweet people that us and other missionaries will hopefully teach this week. It was super cool, so as we were walking to our car, we stopped and talked with this couple with a newborn and they were super nice and sweet. While we were talking with them, three young adults passed us by. The couple was already religious, so we gave them a couple of cards and started walking to our car again. The three adults that passed us were walking the same direction, in front of us, but super slow. They were basically lingering. So I asked them how they were doing and they all turned around and were like "We were hoping you would talk to us." At first we were super skeptical, thinking they were Jehovah's Witness and they just wanted to bash with us. But they ended up being just very spiritual and they said they loved to pray for people. They had seen us talking to people at the Latin Fest, so they followed us because they wanted to know what we did. They asked us a bunch of questions about our church and they were super willing to learn. One, maybe two, were Hispanic, so hopefully we'll be able to meet up with them this week. They were super awesome!!
This week, I've been reading about the Atonement, Trial, and Death of Jesus Christ in the book Jesus the Christ. It has amazed me how patient and humble Jesus was throughout all that. He had such patience and such charity for everyone. This last week, we had this guy try to bash with us really hard and let me tell you, it's SUPER hard to have patience and love for someone when they're yelling at you and telling you that you're wrong. So I'm just super amazed and inspired by how loving and patient Jesus was. I'm trying to be like Him each and every day. I hope you all have a great week and enjoy life. Chao!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

ONE MONTH LEFT!!! Time to get Sushi!!!

ONE MONTH LEFT!!! Time to get Sushi!!!
Don't worry Mom. I'll get Dad to sing with us. I'll guilt trip him into it somehow.
One possible idea for my Homecoming is a Barbecue. Just an idea. Barbecues are dericious. 
I'm down for Sandwiches though. Maybe have a little more variety than just Chicken Salad Sandwiches, because some people don't fancy them too me. :)
You should also tell everyone that there's going to be a Cheesecake Competition, so everyone should bring their best Cheesecake. AND I'LL BE THE JUDGE!!!! YAHOO!!! CHEESECAKE!!!!
Sounds like things are kickin' over there. It all sounds super fun. The Virtual Reality place sounds intense. Just don't let it confuse you with the Actual Reality. 8|
So this week was pretty average. Not too many exciting things. But I'll try to pick the best thing from each day.
Monday, we had dinner with the Acosta family. They a big El Salvadorian family with five kids from like 9-17. They're always super fun and we had salmon and shrimp and 'twas delicious.
Tuesday, we met with Romeo and Carla. We were going to have a very Spiritual Lesson, but Romeo started voicing some deep questions and concerns about the temple (specifically Garments). We did well at explaining it, but it was funny because his wife started rebuking him and saying "Why is is such a big deal?? Almost every church has some sort of Religious Apparel!! Look at where we live!! Everyone wears a Turban or a Hijab!! I don't know why you're freaking out about it!!." It was pretty funny. We gave them the link to the church's video they made about Garments. So hopefully all went well.
Wednesday we had a super fun time doing service at the Food Bank at Knight's Table. There was a lot of new people there we met that day. So it was pretty great. The workers there LOVE us. One time, Elder Babbel jokingly said that he was ugly and they thought he was serious and were like "No Way!!" So now, one of the workers there always calls us "Hubba Hubbas!" It's pretty funny.
Thursday we helped one of our Investigators move to Mississauga. She was super grateful for the help and we were able to get the Mississauga Spanish Elders to help her move into her house down there. So everything worked out super well. And she invited us to a Barbecue in a few weeks. Success!!
Friday we had Missionary Coordination and our Ward Mission Leader was hungry, so he took us out to eat. We went to his place called Popeyes. I don't know if it's in the States, but it a Louisiana Based Fried Chicken Fast Food Restaurant, so it probably is. It's huge here in Ontario. 'Twas delicious. Later that night we had a Choir Practice for the Spanish Conference that is coming up. Then it rained super hard. It was awesome.
Saturday was a sweet day because we at first had no lesson planned and no dinner with any family, and then we had it all. We gave Daniel (I think I mentioned him last week) a Book of Mormon and read some with him and talked about it. He's SUPER willing to read and learn more. His parents are members, his daughter's a member, and his girlfriend is a dry member. The only reason she's not baptized is because he still needs to get divorced from his previous wife. The missionaries have never really taught or focused on him before, so we're going to do that and convert him, so him and his wife can get baptized. We're super pumped.
Later on Saturday, we were reminded that one of the Young Men in the Ward was having his Mission Farewell and they had invited us to the Barbecue. So we got to stop by there and we had a good time.
After that we met with Hillary and Victor (the Colombians that came to church last Sunday) and she was on fire with the Spirit. She loved church and was going off on everything that she had learned from us and from Victor and from the Joseph Smith Movie (which she had watched) and how the Piano Guys was one of her favorite bands for like five years and she didn't know they were Mormons until a week or so ago. It was super awesome. So we invited her to get baptized and she said she'll work towards it. Then we met with Kevin, who is another young Colombian that basically tried to tell us the Book of Mormon was written by Joseph Smith. So that was fun. :| 
Sunday, everyone that said they were coming to church didn't come. So that was a bummer. But we got food during Elder's Quorum, because of Father's Day. And I accompanied the Primary for their Father's Day Song in Sacrament Meeting. It was super fun. The rest of Sunday was Lunch, Dinner, and stopping by Investigators.
Also, Elder Babbel and I made a board of all of the missionaries in our Zone and what house they are in. I'll send  you the pictures. The "M" on their forwards stands for Muggle. And the Head Boy and Head Girl of each house are farthest to the left. We got pretty into it yesterday. The things you do as Zone Leaders. 
It's funny how when people try to convince you of how the Book of Mormon or how our church isn't true, it only strengthens my testimony of those things. And of God. So with Kevin, he basically pulled out a bunch of scriptures that Nephi wrote and said "These are all exact quotes from the New Testament, which happened way after Nephi's time, so someone had to have the New Testament when they wrote this book. We basically told him that that's true; either the Book of Mormon was written Joseph Smith who had the New Testament, or it was translated by the power of God. One or the other. Elder Babbel shared with Kevin his testimony and how awesome it is that God is a True God and He is One God and how awesome it is that what he revealed to Prophets in the Bible, he also revealed to prophets in the Book of Mormon. We told him to pray about the Book of Mormon and ask God if it really is from him. Hopefully he does.
Well, I hope you all have a great week and I'll see you in a month. Enjoy the Pictures!!

Time is a Ticking

Time is a Ticking
We haven't done any pranks lately, I believe. Just had a lot of fun. We took some really funny pictures last night. I'll send them. Yeah, it's crazy how little time I have.
Sounds like things are kickin' over there. I've never heard of that method before (the Jon Schmidt method). It sounds sweet. It'll be interesting to see how it changes things.
Congrats Sophie, on passing your test. And good work, Micah, with your Lacrosse Team. I'm glad you had fun on Brandon's Birthday and your Anniversary. Those are some sweet plans too. I'm going to try my hardest to attend the temple regularly when I get back. It shouldn't be too hard. I'll have two within walking distance. I'm excited for everything!! And yeah, I think it's a great idea if I can get with a School Counselor ASAP, when I get back.
Glorious in Spanish would be sweet too. I'll send you the lyrics. The accompaniment I have is good, but super confusing. If you could find one (it's the same in English), it'd probably be better. Especially if you can find one where you sing parts. That would be SUPER sweet. Because mine's just a solo.
This week has been a pretty crazy one.
Monday, we played some sports.
Tuesday was transfers. The Brampton Zone Leaders are in charge of supervising transfers. So we we're pretty busy all day. I got to see lots of my friends in the mission and said goodbye to a lot of them. :( I also said goodbye to Abigail. It's weird to think that that was probably the last time I'll see her in the mission. The next time I'll see her will be in 5 weeks!! Craziness. The rest of the day was good. We had a choir practice for a number I accompanied last Sunday. And yeah.
Wednesday we had District Meeting. 'Twas good. Then we did some service, ate some dinner, and taught some people. Pretty exciting stuff, eh?
Thursday we had a big Leadership Meeting, for the majority of the day. It was a lot of fun and very spiritual. It was also very hot. I was exhausted the rest of the day and almost fell asleep at our dinner appointment with a member couple. Luckily the Spirit prevailed.
Friday, another District Meeting. It was a lot of fun. We then had dinner with a sweet member family and then we taught some lessons. You can tell my life is very exciting right now by how detailed my days are. :)
Saturday, we had a bunch of Meetings, then we did service for one of our part-member families. The father then invited us back over for a Barbecue that night, which was SUPER good. He's a professional chef, so obviously 'twas delicious. It was a really good time and it was so spiritual at the end. After the prayer, he was crying and he told us that something's going to change in the families' life, because we're there. Something good.
Sunday we had a great Sabbath Day. I played the Organ and accompanied a musical number (actually, that Spanish Quartet) and it went Super well. One of our investigators who we haven't met with in a while came, with her less-active boyfriend and they Loved it. Hopefully they'll start coming out regularly and we can baptize her. They're both Colombian. :)
Later on Sunday we had an awesome dinner and a sweet Family Home Evening with Romeo and Carla, at our Bishop's House. It was super sweet and the message at the end was super spiritual. We talked about Eternal Families and Bishop and his wife and his Mom all testified on Eternal Families. Very spiritual. They're so getting baptized. So all in all, it was a pretty good week. SUPER HOT!! I've been very tired lately because of how hot it is. I'm not going to miss the humid heat here in Canada, that's for sure.
One thing we talked about in the Leadership Meeting last Thursday was Building Our Foundation. Sister Shields (President's Wife) gave us a few minutes to find scriptures on building our foundations. We had started out the meeting singing "How Firm A Foundation," so I flipped to that Hymn and checked out the Scripture References. Isaiah 41:10 reads "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." That scripture hit me really hard. Not only is it SO true. It's just so cool how the Hymn book connects with the Scriptures. I've sang that line like a hundred times. But I never knew that it was from a verse in Isaiah. I've been studying the Hymn book a lot, and it has grown my testimony of not only how beautiful the Hymns are, but how beautiful and inspired the Scriptures are too. I know that that's true and I hope you all take time to enjoy them both. I love you all and hope you have a great week!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My Week of Pranks

My Week of Pranks
That's SO funny about their wisdom teeth!!! I wish I could have been there. No more drugs for those two, they obviously can't handle them. Me on the other hand...
Sounds like everyone is keeping pretty busy and having fun. That's great. Here too.
This week has been a week of less miracles and more pranks. But it has still been a great week.
Monday we played ping pong and sports with some other missionaries.
Tuesday, we had interviews with President Shields. I only have two more interviews now. They went well, it was funny because he basically told us everyone who was getting transferred in our zone. Elder Babbel and I are staying, no surprise. Later on Tuesday, I had fun teaching English Classes.
Wednesday, we had a fun District Meeting where we bought and brought Krispy Kreme Donuts. (As far as I know) There are only three Krispy Kremes in Ontario. Two are in Downtown Toronto. And one is really close to our house, in Mississauga. It was Sweet!! Later on Wednesday we did some service.
Thursday we did a ton of service. We helped this sweet Italian/Peruvian Investigator Family move into another house, we planted flowers on Temple Grounds, and we worked in a Food Bank. We were pretty tired at the end of the day.

Prank 1. Thursday night, we get home to find these two notes on our door. So we come into the house PUMPED!!!! Ready to destroy. We follow the instructions, I grab my spray bottle (that I always carry on me), and we first head upstairs. There was a mattress barricade upstairs which we busted through, but nobody was behind it, so we grabbed the mattress and headed to the basement (because we heard the Elder laughing maniacally down there). Right when we get down there everything is dark (except a strobe light flashing) and we hear this HUGE BANG. Then we start getting pelted with water balloons. Elder Babbel had the mattress, so we used it as a shield and charged them. We stole their water balloons and started pelting them with them, then Elder Babbel wrestled Elder Taylor, and put him in a hold while I grabbed my spray bottle, uncapped it, and poured it all over Elder Taylor's face. Our retaliation was a success. Later, while we were cleaning up, Elder Babbel and I found two water balloons that hadn't popped, so we pocketed them, and after we had all changed into dry clothes we threw them at the APs (the other Elders). I drenched Elder Shu and Elder Babbel completely missed Elder Taylor. It was mostly successful. Afterwards, Elder Babbel and I went downstairs to continue cleaning up, and the APs come downstairs smirking so we ask "What??" And Elder Taylor says "The balloon you threw at me never popped." Then he took out the balloon and drenched Elder Babbel with it. Then we got Elder Taylor to lose a couple of bets, so we got to spank him (after my Birthday Spankings, Spanking has been a big thing here in our place). I ended up breaking a Ping-Pong paddle over Elder Taylor's Behind. It was a success.

Friday Morning we met with Romeo and Carla, then they invited us back over for lunch. So we went to District Meeting, then we went back for lunch. It was awesome.

Prank 2. Friday night, the APs got home around 12:30 AM (because they were out late helping President Shields with Transfers). And I hear them come in and tell Elder Babbel that our house and our car got Toilet Papered and EGGED!! I was super tired and too lazy to get up and check. But the next morning, I saw the damage. It was pretty bad. I honestly have NO respect for ANYONE that Eggs someone's house. It is disgusting, disrespectful, destructive, immature, and all around mean. We spent a good portion of Saturday Pressure Washing the Egg off of our Driveway and House. We did find out who it was, and things happened. All in all, it was very disappointing. But fun!! :)

Saturday, I taught English Class again. Then I played the piano for about an hour for a Relief Society Activity (it was worth it because we got fed...and service :).
Sunday, none of our Investigators came to church :(. But, I got to play the Organ for Sacrament, which was fun.
And now, the Prank of all pranks. Last night, Elder Babbel and I decided to get back for the Water Balloon incident. So on Transfer Sundays the APs are out really late, because they call everyone to tell them where they are going, and then they do some things with President. The tradition is, is that when the APs come home, the Zone Leaders are hiding from them, and the APs have to find them. So we got them SUPER pumped to come and find us, but this is what actually happened: We bought about 800 yards of white yarn and we basically made a HUGE spider web scene in our basement. We then filled up three HUGE water balloons and put one on the ground in the Spider Web and one IN the Spider Web and one in our fort (which was on the other side of the basement behind the Web). We killed the breaker in the house (to turn off all the lights) and put on the strobe light. They come in around 11:30 PM ready to find us. Eventually they come downstairs and are SUPER confused. Especially when we start throwing mini frozen pickles at them, from on the other side of the Spider Web. They were EXTREMELY confused at that point!! It was so funny. So they run upstairs, grab a huge knife and start hacking at the web to get to us. Somehow, they did not see the HUGE water balloon entangled in the web. Watching and listening to that balloon fall and drench them with water was one of the greatest experiences of my life. At that point, they were freaking out. So I threw the other HUGE water balloon at them and drenched them some more. Eventually, they got through the web, so we started hitting them with pillows and wrestling them and of course, we continued throwing pickles at them (we had about 100 mini frozen pickles). Elder Babbel once again got Elder Taylor in a hold, so I got my water bottle and dumped all the water on his head...again. I then grabbed a pickle and tried to stuff it in Elder Taylor's mouth. I then turned the breaker back on and we cleaned up the wreckage. It was probably the best prank/attack in the history of ever. So that was the highlight of my week.
This email is pretty long, so I'll share a short thought. And that really is just to go out and Live Life!!! Life is too short to let pass you by. Go out and make some memories. I promise you that you'll never regret it. Unless it's something illegal and you get thrown into jail (like egging people :). I love you all and hope you have an incredible week!!


​I AM 20 NOW.
Yes!! I had an awesome 20th Birthday. SO...after my Alarm Clock was almost stolen. haha. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings with the APs (the Elder we live with). We all got like 20 Wings each and it was delicious. Then I got some cake there, my Birthday Cake. Afterwards, we went to a super cheap Bowling Alley. It was super fun. The Bowling Alley played Oldies Rock & Roll Music and we had a great time. We made a bet that the loser of the second game had to do something...well...
technically, because how bad I lost, I was only supposed to get spanked 18 times, but I decided to go the full 20 (for my Birthday Spankings). Also, I technically was spanked 23 Times, because we lost count. Butt, Elder Shu gave me some pretty weak Spanks, (or pats). So it evens out to 20. Wait, how did I spell but??
After bowling, we had a dinner appointment with one of my favorite families. They sang me Happy Birthday. Then I taught English Class, which was also super fun. And then it all ended with the Spanking Tunnel and Some Birthday Brownies. All-in-all, one of my favorite Birthdays. Pictures will come.
Perfect!! I'll plan Tuachan for the 31st. Wait, did Logan buy me one ticket or two??? Hmmm.... ;)
We did not end up moving into the house. It was part of a Country Club, and our leaders didn't want to have to put up with that. :( We're not sure if we're moving or not, now. Everything's kind of up in the air. I hope I don't have to move. It'll not be fun to pack up all my stuff, move, unpack, then pack up all my stuff again to go home.
Put the deposit down for Raintree. I'm very okay with living there.
You should ask Logan a bunch of questions about girls and kissing when he's Under the Influence while getting his wisdom teeth out. He'll probably open up more when the drugs kick in. ;) Good luck to the both of you!! It's not fun.
Thanks for making me more trunky and talking about the Roasted Red Pepper Dip. :/
Well, this week was easily one of the best of my mission:
Monday and Tuesday were just straight partying.
On Wednesday Romeo (who we thought had been in El Salvador)'s phone was working, so we decided to stop by him. Not only was he home, he had gone to El Salvador and he and his whole family are back!!!
The rest of Wenesday, we had some meetings, did some service, and taught some people.
Thursday, our Investigator, Sofia, texted us and told us that she wanted to get baptized this last Saturday!!! Of course, it was too soon, so she didn't. But we're working towards this or next Saturday with her!!
Baptisms for Days!! 
The rest of Thursday we did some service and taught this very prepared man that the APs found in Tim Hortons the other day. He's Colombian so they passed him off to us. We met with him, committed him to read the Book of Mormon, pray, and come to church. It was super good.
Friday met with Romeo and his wife and committed them to reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. We had a fun meeting, then met with Sofia to talk about the details for her Baptism.
Later on Friday, I went on exchanges with Elder Austin Payne, from Alberta. It was fun. I met a lot of really great members and learned some Italian. :)
Saturday, I taught English Classes again. Then we did a lot of tedious missionary work and we had a great Dinner with a sweet Colombian/Venezuelan couple.
On Sunday, we had a wonderful Sacrament Meeting. Two of our Investigators showed up, including Kevin!! He loved the services and made a lot of friends. We're going to keep teaching him and see where he goes!
Later Sunday, we went on Splits and I went with two Return Missionaries to visit the Mexican Migrant Workers. The RMs had both served in Mexico City, so they loved teaching them. They said it was like they stepped through a portal to their missions. Very fun. Until one half-drunk guy started bashing with us. Ugh...Twenty minutes later we finally left. We'll stay away from that one.
All in all, it was an awesome week and I'm excited for the things to come.
One thing that I was reminded about during exchanges was how strong the Attribute of Charity is. We met with a Brother and he was one of the most incredible men I've ever met. He's an older man, who has lung cancer (and a number of other problems), and whose sons have recently abandoned and betrayed him. He was baptized about three years ago and his testimony of the Gospel is very strong. The love I felt for this man, I had never met before, was so strong. In 1 Corinthians 13:8, it reads, "Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away." It amazes me that we will never forget the love we've felt for these people. Knowledge and Wisdom may vanish away with time, but that sense of love we've had for others, we'll never forget. I know that's true and I know that Charity is the most important Attribute of Christ we can ever gain. I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Happy Victoria's Birthday!!

Happy Victoria's Birthday!! Whatever that means.
My Birthday has been pretty nice so far. I woke up to find the Elder who was staying over at our house (because he's going home tomorrow) tried to steal my Alarm Clock. We asked him if he knew where it went and he said no. Then one of the Elders found it in his suitcase. "Happy Birthday Elder Flint, I'm stealing all your stuff!" Classic. Then he left like half of his suitcase at our house, so that's fun.
Thank you for the razor, and the shirt, and the candy. And the chopsticks (on the mission, you accumulate a ton of Chopsticks, so I've got a pretty great personal collection now :).
And, I don't know if it's actually from Logan or not (because I could see him throwing his name on the back of one). Nevertheless, THANK YOU!!! I'm pretty pumped to go see that now. I hope they do the Broadway Musical and the acting is actually decent. At the Tuachan, it usually isn't!
We went to check at a house, this morning, that we're probably going to move into. The house that we're renting right now is getting sold. The house we checked out was SUPER nice. Like, I would live in it if I had a family and a lot of money. So I hope they let us move into it. 'Twould be a nice Birthday gift. :)
Now I'm here. We're going to go to Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate my Birthday, then we're probably going to a Parkour Place, then we're going to one of my favorite member's houses for Dinner (they have the most ADORABLE little girls, that melt my heart when they speak in Spanish. Nothing makes me more trunky than little Hispanic Girls speaking in Spanish). Then I'll finish the day teaching English to a bunch of Middle Eastern people. Which I love. Then we'll probably eat Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake at the end of the day. So I'm pretty pumped for the day. Happy Birthday to me.
This week has been tons of funs:
Monday, we played lots of sports, then we had a wonderful dinner with a family who gave both Elder Babbel and I Birthday gifts and made us a cake. It was pretty fun.
Tuesday, I went back to my old area again (Black Creek) with my old companion (Elder Hansen) on exchanges. It was so good. We were able to meet up with Jose. I hadn't seen him in over a year, so it was SO good to see him again. We had Pizza and talked about how his life is going. He said he wants to take me on a trip to Mexico after my mission. So we'll see!!
Tuesday night we had four Elders over, because we had Zone Conference Wednesday Morning. It was super fun. Zone Conference was pretty average. I got to see Abigail though!!! Which was great!! 
Wednesday night we had a wonderful steak dinner with our favorite Peruvian Family. We then had an awesome lesson with Wilder and Judith (a part member couple, Judith is the member) and it was super good. Wilder wants to get baptized so we're pretty excited for him. It was SUPER hot on Wednesday (30 Degrees Celsius), so I was sweating all day.
Thursday we did a TON of Service. We worked on Temple Grounds, then did some service at a Food Bank. Once again, super hot day. Super sweaty. We then had Dinner with Daniel's family. Daniel's a youth in the Ward who is leaving for the Dominican Republic tomorrow, to serve a mission. He is an awesome guy and we've both grown pretty close with him here. So we had Pupusas with his family. 'Twas fun.
Friday we had some good lessons. Ate some good food. And yeah.
Saturday we helped with English Classes, then we had some dinner, then we went to our Ward's Mother's Day Activity. It was pretty good. They were doing a cake auction and a member bought us a delicious cake. So that was awesome. We then had another great lesson with Wilder and Judith. Good day.
Sunday was a GREAT day!! Wilder, Judith, and another one of our investigators came to church and LOVED it. Later on Sunday, we passed by the farms and met a few more Mexicans to whom we gave copies of the Book of Mormon and set up a return appointment. We taught some of the other ones we have already met and the Spirit was super strong. Great lessons.
Monday we celebrated Victoria's Day by going over to a Part-Member families house and having a Barbecue with them and playing some games. We're teaching the Missionary Lessons to their 8 year-old son and he challenged us to a chess competition. We accepted his challenge and he destroyed us. His dad then challenged us to Ping-Pong and also destroyed us. "Happy Victoria's Day Elder Flint, you stink at sports!!" It was super fun.
We then helped our Bishop move a bunch of stuff out of his house, because his family is moving. Later that night, we had an awesome dinner with our Ward Mission Leader and his family. All in all, it was a great day.
One thing that I've been trying to grow in myself these last few weeks is Faith and Hope. Hope for a bright future. As missionaries finish their missions and go home, I find that they get REALLY worried about the future (money, schooling, dating, etc.). But I realize, you just served God for a good portion of your life, don't you think He's going to help you out?? Sometimes we think (especially me) that we're going to have to do it all on our own, but A. We don't have to, because God will help us and B. We can't do it all on our own, we NEED God's help. So that's my invitation to all of you, love life, and have hope for the future. Don't worry. If we are obeying God's Commandments and living in accordance with His will, everything will turn out alright. I love you all and hope you have a great week!!

Mother's Day

I Need Thee Every Hour is the only Spanish Quartet I have. I also have Glorious in Spanish. We could make that into a duet/trio/quartet if needs be. I'll take a look at I Need Thee Every Hour and send pictures of it.
Oh yeah. I was going to ask Charlie and Amaya, during the Skype call, if they're going to pop one out anytime soon. I thought they were already trying. We shall see.
This last week was pretty busy:
Monday, we played lots of Sports and exhausted ourselves, then we moved a piano and exhausted ourselves even more.
Tuesday, we ate pizza and had a great English Class.
Wednesday we did some service and I went on exchanges with Elder Taylor. He is from Layton, Utah and he's one of the APs here. It was a fun exchange. We went to Downtown Brampton and ran into some crazy people. One of the crazies wanted to take a picture with us. So we did and invited her to church. It was super fun.
Thursday, we had a great lunch with our Investigator, Sofia. We then went to more meetings, did some service, ate some delicious dinner, and then met a bunch of Mexicans (not Migrant Workers this time, though!).
Friday, I went on another exchange with Elder Olson from Red Deer, Alberta. It was fun because I got to go back to one of my last areas (Black Creek), although it was in English. We met some more crazy people.
Saturday was a really fun day. I got to go to English Classes over in my old area and I saw some of the students that I taught back in the days. They were really happy to see me and I got some of their numbers. I also got to see Jay, the first person that I helped get baptized. It was SO good!! I got his number too, so we can stay in touch more regularly.
Later on Saturday, we helped with a baptism, had a fun dinner, and then went and visited the Mexican Migrant Workers, they were pretty tired from work, so we weren't able to talk to many of them. :|
Sunday we had a wonderful Mother's Day Service. Two of our investigators came to church. So that was great. Later that day, we had dinner with our Bishop's Family, and then Skyped our own families. So yeah. This be why my email is very short. :)
One thing that I didn't get the chance to say in the Skype call, and wanted to say is how incredibly grateful I am for you, mother. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to read a pamphlet called "To the Mothers in Zion." It is an address given at a Fireside for Parents by President Ezra Taft Benson and it is incredible. It talks about the role of mothers in the family, home, and in the world. I recommend it to all of you. After reading it through I realize how incredible you are. You have been a phenomenal stay-at-home mother for the last 20+ years and you have done a great job at it. You have been a guide, teacher, and a friend for me and the rest of us. I love you Mom!!!
Well, I love you all and hope you have a great week!! 

Monday, May 8, 2017

The ripped pants strike again!!

For me, the best time to Skype would be 6:00 PM my time, so 4:00 PM your time. See you then!!
I'm totally down for cancelling Idaho. I think I want to settle in a little bit, after getting home, before doing anything crazy. That would be nice. And yeah, it'd be weird to be home for like a month, and then giving my Homecoming talk. And by that time, I'll probably forget everything that happened on my mission. Haha. Jokes. But yeah, I don't think I'll need too much time to readjust.
On the mission, I sang David Archuleta's "Glorious" in Spanish. I think that's the only one. But I also have a quartet piece of "Be Still My Soul" in Spanish. I'd be down for whatever.
Food wise. Really anything. You eat everything here in Toronto. Pupusas, Shwarma, Poutine.
Great job Sophie on the performance!! I wish I could have been there. I love that song!!
Where are Dad's numbers at??
Great job Logan for getting into Singer's!! You'll come to find out that sometimes, especially with Mr. Bills, auditions don't matter. He's already picked you to be in. It's like Predestination! It sounds like your APUSH Essay topics were a joke. Haha. Don't tell Mom I said that. She'll probably put me in prison for that. ;) And I'm sorry about the Organ. That's how I felt when I played the wrong song in Sacrament. Now my companion is typing these emails because I did cut off my hands...
This week was pretty good. A little good, a little bad, a little bit of both.
Monday we played some sports. I had left my sports clothes at home and some missionaries we're bringing them for me. In the mean time, I decided to play some in my missionary clothes. Butt, when I leaned over to pick up a ball for dodgeball, the back of my pants popped open. So instead, I sat on a piano bench and practiced until they brought my clothes. The ripped pants strike again!! We had All-You-Can-Eat Sushi on Monday, and then for dinner, a member family kept feeding us more and more Spaghetti. So we ate a TON. Later, we had a wonderful FHE with the family.
Tuesday, I taught an awesome English class. That's all I can really remember. Oh, it rained. It rained everyday this week except for Wednesday and Sunday.
Wednesday we had Missionary Leadership Conference. It was very long  but very fun. We had breakfast and lunch. While there, I volunteered to play the role of a new, nervous missionary. It was very fun. I hadn't acted like that in a while. "Acted" as in theatre life...and as a missionary. ;) It was super fun. Later we did some service and had an awesome dinner with a sweet Colombian Family.
Thursday we did a lot of service. We also ate dinner with a very funny family. As we were kneeling down, right before offering a prayer, the mother of the family (who's like 60) looks at me and says (in Spanish) "Elder, you're fat. Look at your belly." We all laughed pretty hard. In Spanish Culture, you can basically say whatever you want and it's not offensive. At least, they don't mean to offend you... :'( Later that night, we had a pass off lesson with the English Sister Missionaries. The investigators is this really cool Mexican who's living with a member and he decided he wants to get baptized now. He lived in Kaysville for about 14 years, so he knows the church really well. Now he wants to be a member!!
Friday, we taught some great lessons. A member and her daughter took us out to a really good Shwarma place to eat. It was a lot of fun.
Saturday, we helped with English Classes. Later, Russel Johnson, who was my trainer in the mission, who was visiting some members in the mission, took us out to Smokes Poutine to eat. It was SUPER fun. Quite the reunion because he trained Elder Babbel also. 'Twas a lot of fun. Later that day, we went to a missionary farewell for a young man in the ward who is going to the Dominican Republic on May 24. A day after my birthday. It was super fun. We've been working with this young man, helping him prepare for the mission, so it's super exciting to be able to see him go. Later on Saturday, we went over to the Plantation and passed out about half a dozen copies of the Book of Mormon to more of the Mexican Migrant workers up there. We're planning on doing a Fireside up on the plantation, so we are pretty excited for it all. We and the ward are preparing for that and getting things arranged.
Sunday we had a Regional Conference. For the first 30 minutes, the Stake President talked and the Stake Choir sang. Elder Babbel and I joined in, last minute, to help the Stake Choir because they were low on men. We definitely helped them out. After that, we watched a broadcast from Salt Lake City where Elder Oaks, Gong, Perkins, and Sister Cordon all spoke. It was very good. Later on Sunday we had a dinner with a fun Peruvian family. All in all, it was a good week.
We've been reading and studying the Book of Mormon a lot lately (in studies and with our investigators) and let me tell you, it's honestly the most incredible book in the world. The poetry, literature, and beauty of the Book is incredible. And, on top of that, it's Sacred Scripture that will help "man get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” I love it so much and I want to invite all of you (if you're not already) to study from it everyday. Even if it's one verse. I have seen that consistent study of the Book of Mormon helps people gain their testimony, grow their testimony, and guard their testimony. I love you all and hope you have a great week!!

Monday, May 1, 2017


I'm trunky enough!! ;) Just kidding. I counted this morning anyways. Not to look forward to going home, though. I was just seeing how many days I have left to finish Jesus the Christ. Keeps me on my toes though.
I will keep after 2:30 PM in mind for skyping. That's 2:30 PM your time right??
That's My Boy!! Good work Logan. Tell me about Prom. How much money did you spend on this girl??
Good work Sophie!! Bringing in the Bacon!!
How was the Sand Dunes Micah?? One time I went to the Sand Dunes and I saw this big PVC Pipe stuck in the ground. So I ran by it and tried to pull it out. Sadly it was anchored into the ground so instead of a PVC Pipe, I got a Fiberglass Splinter that made me bleed and hurt really bad. I hope that didn't happen to you.
Where's the Lindon Recreation Center Skyler?? What are you going to do there??
Savannah. Eating is not a hobby. Sike! It totally can be a hobby. People get paid to eat food. Haha. But it's not a healthy hobby.
This week has been a pretty nutty. I've definitely not had any week like this one, on my mission.
Monday I got a hair cut. I love it. Then we had a Barbecue with Bishop and his family and Elder Hansen said goodbye to them. That night I dropped Elder Hansen off in his new area and picked up a couple of missionaries who stayed the night in my place until transfers the next day.
Tuesday was Transfers. Pretty Fun. I got to meet all the new missionaries coming in. A lot of people from South America, so that was cool. The rest of that day was spent running around getting the missionaries their stuff and making sure everyone had everything they needed. Then we had dinner with a wonderful Mexican Family. That night we had seven new students at our English Classes, and five of them were Hispanic!!! It was awesome to see. Our Bishop and some members were at the chapel that night and they introduced themselves to all of them!! Hopefully we'll be teaching them the gospel sooner than later. 
So I realized that Zone Leaders go to a lot of meetings, but I didn't realize it's basically the same meeting three times a week. As a District Leader I gave tons of District Meetings. Around 40. But as a Zone Leader you go to all of the District Meetings in your Zone. So Wednesday through Friday comprised of us going to District Meetings, which I loved. It was weird to be on the other side of it though, because I have been a District Leader for more than half of my mission. It is a nice change. This week we have those meetings again but with a few other meetings to go to. So I'm buckling up for that!!
Other than that Wednesday through Friday was comprised of us doing service, eating with members, teaching people, doing errands, singing people Happy Birthday, etc.
Saturday was a great day. I taught English Classes again and then gave a chapel tour to one of the Hispanics that came on Tuesday. He is from the Dominican Republic and we had a member there (also attending the classes) from the Dominican Republic. They became instant friends and she came on the chapel tour with us. On the chapel tour she was telling him her whole conversion story and telling him that he is going to take the missionary lessons and get baptized also. He seemed totally cool with it all so I hope she didn't scare him away. Later on Saturday the Brampton Stake had a Disney Music night, where members, missionaries, and non-members came and performed songs from Disney shows. It was SUPER fun. I put together and accompanied a musical number of a bunch of missionaries singing "You've Got A Friend In Me." It was SO good!! I got to see a lot of people there I hadn't seen for a long time (a lot of them are getting married soon, even IN the mission it happens) and it was really nice.
Sunday, Sofia came to Sacrament Meeting. So that was really good. Then we had lunch with a fun Peruvian family in the Ward. Then the rest of our Sunday consisted of us doing a bunch of paperwork and stuff. Huzzah!
The weeks prior to the Disney Night, we invited tons of people to the performance and shared with them this scripture. D&C 25:12 "For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads." And it's so true!! I've been able to sing a lot these last few days and honestly, the Hymns we sing are my favorite parts of the meetings we have and my second favorite part of Sacrament Meeting (beaten only by the Sacrament :). Hymns and good music really are a prayer to Heavenly Father. They are an incredible way to invite the Spirit and drive away evil thoughts. So. Find your favorite hymn. Or a few, if you can't pick one. And sing a little bit more throughout your day. It's SO good. I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week. Happy Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) and Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Well. I am happy. Very happy. I'll tell you why in a second.
WHAT!?!? Mother. I am planning on dating for a While before I get married. My rule is that I need to date my wife for at least a year before I marry her. So don't get too excited for any weddings soon. And stop spreading Rumors!!
I cannot believe that they won't defer that scholarship. I mean, honestly, I don't really care that much; but I worked my tail end off to get that scholarship. Actually, I just typed up a crummy essay about something I don't remember. But still. That's RIDICULOUS that they won't defer it. They hate Mormon Missionaries. I'm totally down for living with Skyler. I was just thinking of the other apartment because it would have been closer to UVU campus.
Good work Sophie!! And dang it Logan!!! 32 is a killer score. Can you ask to take the written one?? It would be a lot better because A) You can make your own written notes in the reading section. 2) You don't have to scroll up and down. D) You're not staring at a mind numbing screen. And Also) I hate technology and don't trust it. You should TOTALLY invite girls to watch movies with you in your hotel room. I did!! Worth It!! Make Mr. Bills think that all of us are rule-breakers.
I'll shoot Charlie an email. Don't worry. He'll be coming to Harry Potter World. ;)
SOOOOOOOO...before I boringly pass over the week. I'll give you the good stuff. So we got transfer calls last night and...
I'm staying in Chinguacousy!!!!
MY NEW COMPANION IS ELDER BRETT BABBEL!!!!!!! Who's my best friend in the mission. So, the dream is coming true.
And most likely, we'll be here until the end of our missions. So we're pretty pumped. He ends three weeks after me. We're living with the APs in one of the only houses of the mission. "The Mansion" is what they call it. I'm SO excited.
Now let's think back to the week and see if there's anything actually exciting that happened this week. Haha. Just kidding, a lot of exciting things happened:
Monday we had a sweet P-Day at the Mansion. We went over and had a barbecue with the APs and the Zone Leaders. Very relaxing. We then bought a pizza and payed back one of our Returning Members who once bought us a pizza. It was very fun.
On Tuesday, we had an awesome English Class where 4 new students came. Elder Babbel and I taught, and then we gave a chapel tour to two of the students afterwards, who were pretty interested.
On Wednesday, we made cookies for a lot of people (members and investigators alike) and we got a new investigator through it. It was SO sweet!
Thursday. Yeah. That's all I got.
Friday. I made two cheesecakes for District Meeting and had my last District Meeting. It was really fun.
As you can tell. I don't have my planner on me to remind me what we did. And I have about two more minutes to email. :|
Saturday. We helped with English Classes. This time we only had 1 student. :( Later on, we had an awesome dinner with Romeo (our Investigator) and some members. They invited us and him over for dinner and we had a great time. 
Sunday. We had a wonderful Sabbath Day, followed by a wonderful dinner with our investigator Sofia. We invited her to be baptized on Mother's Day and she said she'll work towards that date!! We're pretty excited. We later went with our Ward Mission Leader to visit the Mexican Immigrants, then we got transfer calls. It was all pretty exciting.
Well. I'm out of time. But Life is Good. And short. So enjoy it. I love you all and hope you have a great week. Chao!!