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!!