Monday, January 27, 2014


well that's an exciting week. umm yeah that's a lot of stuff that went down, Trevor getting engaged, and grandma passing away.  Are you pregnant Abbie?

anyway prayers to you. and i don't really have anything to say this week, sorry.

i guess i'll tell you about English class, so we had a debate and it was really fun, it was about gun rights... hahaha and everyone here hates guns... haha but yeah it was pretty intense, got kinda heated because the team that was against guns, two of their members were totally for guns. haha so there was a lot of team arguing, but it was good because the rule is, you can only speak in English. haha

my investigators are doing well.

yesterday i ran 2.5 miles, around 4K, to the train... in -10 degree weather, in a suit in 15 minutes.  right now i put on a pair of sunglasses whilst i said that. yeah.

and spiritual experience for the week: the keys weren't working to the Church building and we were standing there with an investigator well actually the door was jammed any way so he takes us to this play house, like a community theater that he works at and then we had an awesome lesson, he's a way cool guy and I'm pretty sure that it was because he was in his comfort zone in the backstage of the play house. because he's a solider so he probably wouldn't have been so open if we weren't there, and there is no reason for the door to be jammed, like the key wasn't turning even. anyway, yeah, God's up there looking out for us.

awesome job with getting engaged Trevor, And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

And don't worry, Grandma is in a better place, I know that is super cliche to say but it's true. so be of good spirits.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grandma has just passed away

Jaynanne and Spencer,

Another angel is now in heaven watching over you and supporting you as you do the work of The Lord.
Your Grandma just passed away about 10 minutes ago.
More details to follow.
We love you and pray for you!
Truth Will Prevail!
Love Dad

Sent from my iPhone

Monday, January 20, 2014

new ping pong paddle

hey, so i got a new ping pong paddle today, yeah.

so it sounds like you guys are doing great at home hopefully you are at least! how is the snow, we skipped winter here :( like seriously no snow, and it only went into the negatives a few times.  but it was an extremely hot summer apparently so yeah its fine. oh we're having a ping pong tournament for a finding idea so that's why i got a new paddle but it's so sick, I'm totally going to tear it up, but there's these kids who are like high schoolers and they are just fantastic at the game so they'll probably win haha.  but we keep inviting all the asians here, so i think we'll have some pretty intense competition. 

      hmmm ummm that's weird hmmm is a word but ummm is not. lets see, i forgot my planner because it's in my other coat and i had to wear my rain coat umm humm, well this week we went tracting in the college dorms and we spit the true word of Christ in Czech and English to this ridiculous Slovak girl who was like "Jesus was the last prophet and the new testament is fake but the old testament is the only true thing, the new testament was written to fit the old testament" when she said that... like if you woulda had a picture of me and elder hansen's faces... priceless. but yeah we testified of our brother Joseph and Mosiah and totally threw down her ridiculous ideas like "Abraham didn't believe in Christ" with scripture and testimony  bam! pow! but she wasn't going to have any of it, so whatevs, then we kept going down the hall and met this way cool girl who was totally normal, met her the next day to give her a Kinha Mormonova and badabing, batabam, novy zejemca! but yeah oh I met this way cool kid who is a game designer.  Andrew I'll email you his clan name and screen name and you can friend him, he'll hook you up with some free stuff maybe.

oh we had this way good Russian soup i don't know exactly how to spell it in English but it's like borsht maybe oh man, soo good.

I bought a new pot for our apartment oh my gosh, non stick cook ware... it's probably the only stuff they have in the celestial kingdom.

umm,  hahah in my last English class there was this guy and he was just so funny but he was like arguing with us in our five minute spiritual thought about God. and anyways at the end i gave him this prayer card, (which teaches people how to pray) and i was like pray and you can know if God is there and some other stuff... and he's like "can i post this on facebook" ... "umm sure" ...."haha my friends are not going to believe that i was here."  later the other elders in my district are teaching him and he's all like "i posted your prayer card on facebook and everyone's all up in my grill, wanting to know what's going on. my girlfriend, parents and like 4 of my friends called asking if i was ok and if i was trying to get converted to a church and that i can't do that because they don't want me to convert them" hahaha so funny. anyways yeah i'm done

so yeah nothing else that exciting, i feel like there's some new cops and i think they've dispersed the bums somewhat so we'll see.  but yeah whenever we're waiting on the sidewalk for just a minute for a person to come, watching the bums and the coppers is so interesting, haha here the cops are more annoying than in America I feel like.  Like the cops in America at least have stuff to do sometimes, but here you will see a cop in like full body armour giving a ticket to like a jaywalker hahaha so lame haha that's why we don't jay walk. no seriously, i'm not kidding about that.
any way the church is true and the catholic church is definitely not true. just saying. like you guys should read like chapter 45 or 47 of "Jesus the Christ" called "the long night of apostasy" the catholic church is just freaking ridiculous like oh my heck anyway that'd probably be a good family home evening activity for today.

alright tchos


Monday, January 13, 2014


nothing reallz that exciting this week, hmmm on wednesdaz we had group contacting for our english class and in 3 hours we got 51 numbers! zaz! i§m to layz to take off the cyech kezboard so haha zour going to have to deal with it haha

umm other than that nothing reallz on wednesdaz  we had on plan to teach adam and eva haha but thez reschedualed i§m just reallz tired so i§m not going to correct that spelling haha

but hmmm zeah ...oh, last p daz, we§re going up to this Kostel (kathederal) and this guz who§s a bum, (a russian bum) comes up to me and the other 3 elders in our district and hes asking for monez and we plaz the stupid american who cant speak cyech haha so funnz then he like sees our tag and starts to explain God to us  haha it was funnz he goes over to this wall and starts zelling at it and being like "zou got the right side and the left side..." then we just kept walking.

ok nother storz about bumms haha now that i§m on this subject so in this citz the bumms we§ve been watching them, thez all are in this like bum core, and theres like leaders and all these like interseting things that thez do, ok, so this is how it works, thez have two people go out and start begging, while the rest are in the center of the náměstí  (town square), so these two get some monez and then the boss comes around, they§re all kinda scared of the boss, so he comes around gets the monez and then goes to the little liquor store next to the church building and gets some alchol and then they all three go back to the center of the náměstí and two more come out to beg while the rest all drink the alchol, this isnt all though because they§re getting bigger, the little cult of bums and the leader is losing his power (at least that§s what it seems like) and there§s these two other guzs who want to be the boss because their noobs who want power over the bum coalition (spelling) so any way the other daz we had a lunch break at the building and we§ve realiyed that these bums are waz bigger than thez used to be, (there§s like 20 now) and also not all of the bums in the citz are with them, like guitar bum, chich and chong, and the bum who comes to sacrament meeting arent in their little bum cartel.  and also i think that dog bum got kicked out because he didn§t want to give all the monez for alchol. but zeah the problem with the bums though is that all the times at night thez get more angrz and violent because thez§re more drunk bz then and one of these times a zoung ladz or a mom and her kid or an old person is going to be walking bz and thez are going to be like, "zou have monez?" and thezll saz no and the drunk bums will get all violent and seriouslz hurt, gang rape or kill someone and that§s what its going to take to make pan handling against the law here but hopefullz that doesnt happen, at least the bums have wised up and have stoped asking us for monez because we can§t give them any so zeah whatevs but that is the soap opera of "the real bum lives of olomouc city"

​ps happz birthdaz tiffanz.

čůs​ (its like german choos)


Monday, January 6, 2014

The Gang's All Here

hey before i forget, bryce are you leaving on your mission in a few days, you should email me your farewell talk, and also good luck on your mission and also what's your mission email?

umm this week... well, day 176 today! so hurray i guess, so in the czech republik everyone gets super drunk and has a lot of fireworks so it's pretty much a party! we weren't allowed outside after 5 in the evening, we watched remember the titans, finding nemo, andel pane, despicable me and we had how to train your dragon, but didn't watch it, the fireworks were nuts, the sky was just lit up from like 10:30 till 1:00 so cool.  and yup that's it umm then the next day we woke up  and in the morning i made waffles *insert voice of donkey (and for trevor and andrew i was just about to try  and make a programing joke about inserting donkey's voice, but i feel like i would've messed up the syntax so i didn't attempt it.)

and then this week has been pretty awesome, so about two weeks ago we were in the middle of contacting this woman and this guy just sticks his head into our conversation and is like "elders!" so then we just stay in our contact and he's like talking to the person he's with, i'm completely distracted, and elder hansen is trying to stay focused and then we both here the guy "see twenty years ago i was just like them in mexico" haha yeah elder hansen stops talking completely losing his train of thought, then this lady (who wasnt very interested) kinda is confused and so she's done talking to us we give her our card and then we go and talk to this mexican guy, (who's really from california, but still looks mexican) he's like, "hey elders! how are ya, it's so great to see you" then we proceed to talk about why he's here and who he is, he asks us about our mission and talks about how cool it is that this once communist country now has religion, anyway long story short he lives in italy now and his girlfriend who he was with is from olomouc, working in prauge, (not a member) so then we invite him to church, and he's said "yeah of course we'll come, and then afterwards we can pop a first discussion on this one" gesturing to his girlfriend "so that she knows what she's getting her self into if you know what i mean" haha he was funny, so yesterday they both show up to church he bore his testimony, it was great. then after we taught the girlfriend with him, and she was so cool!

and i'm out of time so end of story and bye