Wednesday, October 30, 2013

First Snow

So today's email will be combined for mom and dad! :) So just to let you BOTH know i have my winter jacket and gloves, and i'm warm and fine, and i'm very confident in my driving ability thank you :) (not trying to sound Cocky) but i'm no idiot driver haha, James Taught me well! haha :) 

As for me out here in Taber Alberta haha, it has gotten a bit cold you could say :) it snowed for a day and its still melting off today as we speak, Elder Campbell thought it was AWESOME seeing how he doesn't get that in Vegas, also thought it was funny when he could see his breath in the car, he's a funny kid but an AMAZING baker might i add, he made home made bread and cookies that were to die for! Our Gun nut is doing well as far as i'm concerned we saw him last night at the Halloween Carnival we had, and that turned out to be awesome! and i've gotten all my cold gear but hasn't been cold enough just 12 degrees, yes that's in Fahrenheit i love the cold up here! because my body is always naturally hot so it feels amazing :) i went to my haircut on monday in shorts and a t shirt haha even the canadiens thought i was crazy, i go to a members home by the way to get it cut haha..

Our investigator who doesn't like church but loves us Mormons finished the book of Mormon, and all he could say was that it was a violent book, so we will be meeting with him again to talk about how he was feeling about the whole book in a lump sum. Hopefully something comes from it! 
Also Mother Elder Mackey has requested a box of twinkies haha funny kid.

 Halloween!! Grrr we have to be in by 6 and were not allowed to hang out with members, and yes it happens up here too. but thats ok seeing how theres 6 elders out here we can hang out with so thats great! As for my contacts yea i guess he changed them, whatever fine with me! i cant wait for my package its going to be so awesome when i get it! Other than that we are all doing super awesome out here! i grow a love for the mission more and more each day! :) No depression no nothing, no need to worry about me! :) thanks a bunch for all your support! :) Love you both so much!
Elder Martin

Taber District Elders :Ward, Jones, Campbell, Stone
front row: Elders Martin and Mackey

Elders .....

Elders Mackey and Martin on exchanges

Food..... No antlers among them

Empty home

Elders Mackey and Martin

First snow

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Something new in Taber

Dad I wish I had some AMAZING missionary conversion stories to tell you but as of now I don't, sadly. We are focusing on Less Actives in the ward. Seeing how we have 83 family names and that's not including all the kids and such. We are also setting up Family Mission Plans with the Members as well and those are going well. We kinda train them pretty much on how to plan for missionary opportunities. It's cool. They seem to like it and every time we present one the spirit is always strong and adding to our testimonies. We did meet with an older Gentlemen who's in a retirement home. He is a member and is a character. He loves to talk and share stories of his life and his mission in Australia. He is the Oldest of 14 kids and made the joke of why his family is so big. He said its because "the train would come by the house at 5 in the morning and wake up mom and dad and well it was too early to get up but too late to go back to bed!" hahahaha. Elder Campbell and I just busted up laughing. I mean this guy is a riot. He's pretty bummed he's in the retirement home though. He said that he is to young to be here but to old to take care of himself haha. He then proceeded to give us a Canadian 2 dollar bill, they aren't made anymore so that was really awesome of him!

Well time for the biggest news this week. Last night I got a call from President and he said that things are changing in Taber. It's becoming it's own district, and then asked if I could be the new District Leader! Sooo yup I got a leadership position now. CRAZY! only 4  months out. Looking forward to it though! Other than that theres not a whole lot more to report on other than P-day is just Nerf and basketball and volleyball so not to bad. Nerf gets a little crazy haha. Makes you feel like a little kid again!

Well love ya dad hope you had an awesome birthday!

Elder Martin

HIIIII MOM!! So I'm a little disappointed I tried so hard to find you in conference but I didn't see any Elder Martin signs or Mommy loves ya baby! Like what's up with that!? Well I hope conference went well for you :) What session did you go to? How was Utah? and everyone up there? Hope the drive went well and quick. haha Should have been with poppy driving! Ummm yes I'm getting fed, yes I'm staying warm haha other than that have a wonderful day mom! Love yous! Elder Martin


Our Pizza from Papa Johns half price since Payton Manning
had 51 points for the Broncos

Our District before transfers this week

Taber Chapel 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wood flooring install in our base

Haven't gotten that referral yet, were trying to go over when we have her member friend with us on Thursday, and we met with one of our investigators and talked about Testimony, that seemed to perk his interest but sadly he said he wasn't getting baptized the first time we met, but he is one awesome dude! so were not giving up that easy haha, were trying to go over when we have a member friend with us on Thursday, Last night we set up a dinner with a family on Friday who will be inviting one of their daughters friends over to hear the lesson! so that's going to be pretty exciting :) Normal  food this week, went to Boston Pizza on one night with the members up stairs to get some Artichoke dip, after we finished installing the wood flooring in our basement. Our Shower head leaked and flooded into the kitchen so that was some fun. The members up stairs are so sick! Its like I'm living with James and Hattie it seems like haha. 

As the winter goes again its getting slightly chilly here but nothing for a coat yet, I have a schedule to go to Sports Check next week, and I think I'm just going to pick up another snowboarding jacket because those seem the best from what people are telling us and another pair of boarding gloves! so I'm excited for that haha

And I heard all the bad news this week from our one awesome member, he brought me down to his level of depression, he thought someone else needs to join me in misery so he said I'm texting you that Manchester United  lost haha he's, a funny guy, I think you two would get a long great! Well I will email you later on! Have a good one love ya dad thanks for all the support and prayers!
Elder Martin
 Elder Martin

Home on the way to Vauxhall

Elder Campbell and Elder Martin

Elders Bonham and Mackey