Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Elder May: Chapter 84

Getting video clips of his voice and his sense of humor was what this mom needed today.  I am counting the days until I get to talk with him on Christmas.  I love him, miss him so, but we are oh, so proud of him!  Enjoy!!

Chapter 84:

     1.      Even when we teach, I am still late to seminary. My bad.
     2.      Cheesecake!
     3.      Tossing sod is dirty work    
     4.      Christmas Party but I can’t dance...
     5.      They came to church! 

We had a super fun time this week! We were teaching practically the entire week too which was even better. It all started out on Monday at 5:30 in the morning.

We were asked to teach seminary this past Monday and that meant we had to get up early to be there ready to teach. It started at 6:10 so we had to be awake and ready by about 5:50 to get there early enough to prepare. I don’t know how it happened but I woke up, got showered and everything, and walked out of my bathroom and Elder Stockham is sitting there ready to go, reading scriptures. He looks at me and says “it’s 6:10 right now.” So I hurried real fast and got ready and we got there at 6:20 after I tied my tie and put on shoes in the car haha! We got there and someone else had started the class and we were there right in time for the opening Hymn. That could have been much worse.
We also had the wonderful blessing of a cool family here in the ward buying us the ingredients so Elder Stockham can use his gift of making cheesecake. The picture is of Elder Stockham all decked out in his apron. It was a delicious sour cream blueberry cheesecake.

Then Tuesday afternoon we went to do service for someone that wanted a lot of sod thrown. It was dirty work! I took a picture after in which you can tell I was wearing gloves haha! It was pretty fun.

Friday evening we had a great time at a Christmas party that a couple of Investigators and Less Actives we are working with came to and a couple members invited neighbors and friends. One of them gave their neighbor an in-depth church tour so he could recall those missionary feelings. Pretty cool stuff. They played the Macarena once and I did not dance to it!

Then on Sunday we had a couple of awesome people we are teaching show up to church and loved it. The primary program was this week because it got hardcore postponed because of the Hurricane hitting us. It was really good. They had older members of the Primary be the ones helping the kids that couldn’t read very well which was cool to see. Our ward mission leaders son said “I can choose the right by...not...sneaking chocolate...” It was great because he got all quiet realizing that he was confessing that he had been sneaking chocolate. Such a fun time.

It was a good week and now it is cold because apparently there are some huge snowstorms happening. I don’t know anything about those but it is cold here right now but we are having fun.

Please continue to pray for me as I pray for all of you.  I feel your love and prayers.  Keep it coming please.

Love, Elder May

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Elder May: Chapter 83

Love this Elder's face!!
Boy, we are watching the days tick by until we get to talk to this boy on Christmas.  I absolutely can’t wait to see him and hear him again.  If anyone is planning on sending him a box for Christmas, he loves gift cards and Kit-Kats.  Love him and miss him but oh, so proud of this Elder! Enjoy!!

Chapter 83:

Sorry that this will be short but I have had an awesome week!

1) we have had an awesome week!
2) Christmas time! Time for Christmas music!
3) Baptist Living Christmas tree!

We had fun meeting with people, especially with those that have Baptismal dates!
I am loving going around hearing all the Christmas music!
I got to go to an event at a baptist church and they sang o holy night very well. Ask my mom for the video!

I love you all!  See you all soon!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Elder May: Chapter 82


Happy 19 months to our Elder Hayden!  (Only 5 months and a few days to go…)  We are so looking forward to talking to him in less than 4 weeks for Christmas.  We measure the year by Mother’s Day calls and Christmas calls.  He is doing so well but misses to talking to everyone so if you have a moment, send him a quick message.  He would love it.  His email is on the side bar of the blog.  Love and miss him but oh, so proud of him!  Enjoy!!

Chapter 82:

1) Bike Week Once Again
2) Be Grateful!
3) I’m in Alma and I think it’s true
4) “I Like To Cause Trouble”
5) We Have these three people coming today...Actually, next week. 

It was bike week again for the first time in what feels like forever. So we got to be out and about for longer periods of time and lots more people that CS. There are some pretty cool people that I can talk about in this email.

First off, we had a FHE with a member family that was taught by their 7 year old son. He taught about gratitude and did a great job! All he did was explain gratitude and ask us how we can show gratitude for things. We went around the circle of people and said things like “be kind in return”, “don’t complain”, “serve them back”, etc. then he surprised us all by asking, “Will you do the thing you said you could for three whole days?” It was pretty sweet. Mine was to serve so I had to serve for three extra days. I think every day of being a missionary is service but still.  Children make really good FHE teachers. 

Two, we got to meet with a really cool former investigator. He is in the middle of Alma because he just kept reading the Book of Mormon even though the missionaries stopped coming by. He wants to come to church and understood most of the Restoration. It went really well and we had a member of the church come with to help us out and his testimony was fantastic. The Spirit was super strong throughout the lesson. So cool. 

Three, we were able to go and visit a Less Active member and he offered to buy us milkshakes for coming by. He drove us to Steak and Shake and he was hilarious the whole time. He told us “I like to cause trouble.” After he accidentally drove into the wrong parking lot he sees one of the Salvation Army bell ringers out front of a supermarket. The person was getting his speaker hooked up and it was playing his own music instead of the Christmas ones. The member rolled down his window and jokingly yelled “What are you doing?! You’re supposed to be playing Christmas music! I’m going to call the police and have you put in jail tonight!” I put jokingly in bold to help you realize he was being sarcastic. The man just looked at the Member and said “okay...” and the member told him to have a good day. We were so confused and trying not to bust a gut laughing. 

Four, during ward council, we had just pumped everyone up about who should be coming to church. Right after we told them, I felt a couple buzzes on the phone and opened it up secretly and read that everyone we planned on coming just sending us a text saying they can’t make it. HAHA! These are things that happen as a missionary lol! We said “next week all these people will be here!” It was really funny!

That was my week! It was a good time with lots of laughs and cool people to meet. Hit me up if you want to talk!