Monday, June 29, 2015


So i was called to my final city on Saturday.  I'm now serving in Hradec Kralove (pronounced like this: Hrad, the a makes an awe noise hrad-ets don't forget to roll your Rs, Kral again with the awe and the rolling R and the last part ove, it's like oh ve the e makes and egg e noise so Hrad-ets Kral-ove) it's my last 9 week transfer here before going home.  so it's going to be a good 9 weeks, HK is a good city, it's a college town, but we just ended the semester so that really has no benefit for us right now, but it's rather big anyway so it doesn't matter that the students are gone.

umm this week was fairly uneventful besides the packing and then the unpacking umm nothing else really big happened. we were playing soccer and one of our members got hurt and he kinda complained about it for a little then just continued playing, then he didn't show up at church today so turns out that he somehow broke a blood vessel and had internal bleeding so that was pretty intense.  

I had this really cool meeting with a man from England over lunch, he couldn't find anywhere to sit at this restaraunt so he sat with us, then we had a good long discussion about how the book of mormon came to be and how our church started that was a cool lesson.


well that's all for now folks!!


Monday, June 22, 2015

District Conference

Congrats to Trevor Spencer! For finishing his mission this week the 4 corners will really be taking a hit with the loss of such a great missionary as he was! Good luck on your homecoming speech!

This week went super well, I left my planner at home so it's going to be a struggle writing this email.  I apologize in advance.

so umm last Tuesday we had english (just like every Tuesday) Pro tip: if you're teaching english as a missionary and you have someone ask if you can explain some song lyrics, if you say yes, explain you can't if they say the lyrics come from snoop dog, before they tell you what the lyrics are, in front of the whole class.

Wednesday we hit up Trebic, it went well.

Thursday also went well i cant remember what we did.

Friday we played volejbal, and I didn't get stitches! I'm making progress you guys!

Saturday was cool, we went to Prahy, and got to listen to conference! it was really good, the people who spoke had some good messages. I got my package! thanks, it's pretty awesome! we'll probably make s'mores and hamburgers and eat doritos on the 4th commemorating the birth of that great nation over the seas!! and in the morning i'm making waffles! (with real syrup.)

Sunday was just so great! we were in Praze again and we got to listen to the main session of combined District Conference, it was super awesome! President Kearon was there, and he was just a great speaker, but it was super cool just to see all of my mission basically, like all the members from all the branches I served and all the missionaries.  It was so cool!

cool little story right when we were leaving we heard this guy from behind us yelling Elders!! so i turned around and this guy walks up to me with his wife and daughter from Brazil and they just happened to be walking past district conference as it got out.  We helped them get to the metro it was just a cool little experience.  It's always nice to see members! 

Thanks for all of the support from everyone!



Monday, June 15, 2015


So this week went.

umm nothing huge, like I don't know, nothing is really standing out to me... lets see...

oh it was way cool, so yesterday, these two guys pass us, they kinda look super rough, pretty thug like, so we just passed them but said ,,dobry den" just like always and they pass us and then just a few minutes later we are now walking behind them... I don't know how that happened because we were going in opposite directions. then they stopped to take a smoke break and we pass them again, and say ,,dobry den" and the older one says, "ey! wbherl oe  adydear nodsr" (this was Ukrainian so I didn't understand it) so I was like "what?" and then he said it again, this time I understood, (Ukrainian and Czech are similar and he was speaking like half and half) he was just asking us what we were doing and then one thing led to another, and we ended up going to their apartment and meeting like these 6 Ukrainian guys and teaching about the Book of Mormon. it was cool.

yeah so that's my story.

we made burritos.

we went to the circus. one of the YSA was called up by the clown and took part in an act, it was funny.

church went well we had about 35 people. it was great, a lot of families.

next Sunday is combined district conference, it is going to be so cool. Rumor has it, an apostle might be there. we'll see.

​and to wrap it up here's an inspirational quote: "All men have their fears, but those who face their fears with faith have courage​ as well." -Thomas Spencer Monson

oh that's weird did I just write out his whole middle name hmm my bad.


Monday, June 8, 2015 whole person hurts.

so this week was good. we went to an interesting worship service, Pentecostal in nature... strange, but It was cool, they stood in a circle around us and blessed us to do our work effectively so that we can push forward God's efforts here so it was actually pretty cool, but still kinda strange, but good still. 

On Thursday I had my last interview of my mission with President McConkie. (before my departing interview).

then on Friday we were playing beach volejbal with the YSA here and the ball was hit out by my team and I ran and slid to get it, and when I slid (and got it and got the point, fyi) I hit the little cement threshold that keeps the sand in with my knee and got a huge gash in it. so I walked off before I started bleeding all over the sand, and I went to the lifeguards at the big complex we were at and the bandaged it up, then we went to the hospital and I got stitches.  Only three, because they were just holding down this big flap of skin.

it was super funny though, I was sitting in the room with the lifeguards and they're getting out medical stuff, and i'm just like, "so how's it going at work today?" they just both gave me this, like are you serious? sort of look, like half-squinted eyes, haha, so then when we got to the hospital 
I just started talking to the doctor who was giving me stitches and he gave me the same look, but he started talking with me. and now his mom is going to come to our English class, missionary work: accomplished.

but then the next day we were working on a farm, and we were shoveling out this deer kennel or stalls or I don't know but we were just shoveling out all this poop, It was great! (half sarcasm) it was alright, hahah.  so if you've ever shoveled out chicken and or deer poop that is probably 5 years of growth you'd know that you have to take it off by layers, I didn't. so I put my pitchfork real deep, and I am lifting, but nothing comes up and my pitch forks is stuck, then I strained my back super bad because I was lifting with my back and not my legs due to my knee problem... and so I kept working for the next 4 hours, of course :) and then when I got home and laid down I couldn't stand for like a few hours and then I felt like a super old person because I started using the broom as a walking stick.

Sunday was good. got the cops called on us twice. avoided them both times haha.

then today I went and got my stitches taken out. which hurt like a, like a .... like a lot of pain. 
haha, a lot of jokes

and that was my week, it was pretty cool. also another cool story that I just thought of, umm oh yeah so this mom and her daughter came to sacrament meeting yesterday and then they were going to leave afterwards, but the a little member girl was talking to the daughter and she's like "so are you going to come for primary?" and then led the daughter to primary. and then this mom was like "where's my kid?" and the the member girls mom is like "oh they went to primary, you should stay for Sunday School!"

and then they did and the mom loved it! and that was all because of a little 6 year old girl! every member is a missionary, and we need all the help we can get!

sorry this was so long have a great week!


I had another picture of rolls I made, and the pancake loaf, hahah, pancake batter in a bread tin in the oven pure genius

but it was to big to send for some reason.


Monday, June 1, 2015


so we went to Bratislava this week! that was pretty fun, going to Slovakia is always cool.  we tracted a lot this week. which was fun, because we always had people to talk to haha we only got escorted out 3 times this week, and only once by the police, so i'd say it was a success! hahaha

other than that not a ton happened, a family who lives here and in California moved back here for the summer, so that's supper helpful to the branch, they have 5 kids it's pretty cool to see a big family again at church.

other than that this week was pretty much all taken up with the excitement in BratislavÄ›.

ya know i feel like i used to notice everything that was different about the Czech Republic and culture, but now i feel like i just think it's all supper normal, that's kinda weird, like today my companion was like "i think it's funny that they drive around 4 wheelers here on the roads" and i was like (in my mind) "wait, that's not normal?" it's just weird hahah that all this stuff that's around me that's completely different from home is now just normal. when i get home i'm going to have such a crazy reverse culture shock, i can't even imagine how it must have been for Trevor sheesh Asia, i can't even imagine!

well like my district leader who goes home with me says "we still got tons of time"

so, see you in a while.


p.s. well, unless you live here in CZ because then i'll see you in 3 weeks in Praze :) Ahoj!

oh pps: good luck at camp lol Oskar (heh heh i spelled wrong on purpose), and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAYNANNE AND TREVOR (Spencer)!!!!!