Good Morning From Sunny California!!!!Howdy, Ya'll ...whats cookin', good lookin'? what's achin' Bacon? Please answer these questions and then send the answers to my mother. The most frequent answer will be applied to the next e-mail giving you the opportunity to be right here in the action with everyone's Hero.... CAPTAIN INJURY!!!!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Posted by Nancy Wheeler at 7:50 AM
Monday, June 17, 2013
Here are the pictures and videos Kelson references in his last letter (Week #60)
Not sure what this picture is from, but it's typical Kelson
The second video Kelson sent me is too big to upload. It's over 140 MB and Google has a 100 MB limit for videos on this blog. :-( Once I find a way to convert it from MOV to MP4 so the file size will go down, or edit it so that it isn't as big, I'll upload it. Until, you'll just have to rely on the pictures above for an idea of how much Kelson LOVED eating that watermelon.
Posted by Nancy Wheeler at 7:23 PM
Good Morning From Sunny California!!!It is a wonderfully hot day today, and I must say that it would go extraordinarily well if I had a big chunk of watermelon to devour...Hum, sounds like a genius Idea, I'll be back...
P.s. MOM I NEED YOUR HELP IN THE TYPING DEPARTMENT. IT SEEMS THE CAPS LOCKS IS STUCK AND I AM PAYING TOO MUCH FOR CAR INSURANCE!!!
Note from Mom: The videos and pictures he just sent are on his blog at elderwheeler.blogspot.com. Enjoy!
Posted by Nancy Wheeler at 6:52 PM
Monday, June 10, 2013
Good Morning From Sunny California!!!!!
It is a wonderful 80 degrees here with a gentle cool breeze from the west...It is awesome, at least now. This past week it hit 105 and Elder Badger and I felt every degree. I mean we were sweating like nobody's business. I may need to invent a bicycle with an AC unit, or maybe pray super hard for global cooling so that it is a cool summer with temperatures in the 80's all the time. I think my bicycle is suffering more than me though, because there are times that it just sits in the sun while I am knocking on doors, and there is no relief. I plead with you to pray for cooler weather so that my bike won't suffer a painfully hot death. Please pray for him
This week's episode has a lot of funny stuff that goes with it, however, there are many things that will be disclosed when there is no longer a tag on my chest. Not because it is bad about the area and what not, but it would take forever to put it into words on paper; I just need to tell you the story in person. But the drama comes from trying really hard to get people to church and to help them keep their commitments. We are working with a lot of people, we are also having to give up a few of our people because of overly dramatic families and the need for more mature missionaries than me to handle said problems, and we are kind of poaching from the Spanish elders so we need to give them their fair share of investigators. I didn't mean to, honest, it just kind of happened. This past week we tried relentlessly to find people to teach, we also played the part of the annoying missionaries who knock on your door everyday, but that was because we don't have a working phone number anymore. As we did these things we were blessed with members who felt compassion on us, we also found opportunities to do some service, and we were able to make acquaintances with people who don't believe in anything, but they soon will...because the spirit will tell them there is life and happiness and they will believe in Christ, not because I was going to break their legs or something, come on...I have changed.
All in all I feel like we can continue to see success around every corner, and all it will take is a bit of elbow grease, mixed in with a bit of testosterone, maybe a hint of basil, some protein, a dash of salt, maybe a great deal of heat and some off the wall object lessons to top of this missionary surprise. I should have a cooking show instead of an e-mail blog. I now go off to deal with more drama, but I am here to tell you that when at first you don't succeed, go for round two, because it only goes up from there...hehe get it, 3. 4. 5. 6...10...10000.....10000000000
Love ya and know that I will be okay, no matter what kind of family, timing and ward drama there is ;).
P.s. MoThEr have fun on your little non-vaca and please fix my typos... PEACE!
pp.s I am sorry it is short, but time is short and I don't have any really cool stories that are word available at the moment. Other than I keep beating my companion at scrabble...except for the Blue Moon occurrences.
Posted by Nancy Wheeler at 10:20 PM
Mom's Note: I'm sorry this is a week late. I've been on vacation and I kept forgetting to send this out. Dad kept hounding me, though, so here it is...
Good Morning From Sunny California!!!!
Why, hello there, I almost missed you behind the shadow of my overly sized head. Actually it is the shadow of my overly sized belly from all this really good food, but you know sometimes I think with my stomach so it works out in the end. This past week was awesome, we had lots of time to spend out on the streets of Stockton, helping people sharing the Gospel and showing people who really is Boss...Well, God of course is the boss.
As we talked to these people we had much success in the way of finding new people to teach, and then they had much success in not showing up for our return appointments. All in all we all were successful in being successful. Sounds like a great week right?!?! Well it was because we had many opportunities to teach lessons, give out copies of the Book of Mormon and give lots of Priesthood Blessings. That in itself is the picture perfect image of missionary
So I sent my mother an incomplete e-mail and so I am now going to finish it.
success. (end of the previous sentence)
We have a couple of families that we are working with and some of them are really solid. They have decided that they feel baptism is the way to go. We just have to get them motivated about going to church. Then it will be a happy ending with a Saturday afternoon splash party and a Sunday morning blessing session. It is going to be great, plus my birthday is coming up so I will be able to celebrate those events and my anniversary of leaving childhood all in the same month. It is going to be off the hook, but not really, because I am a pretty mellow guy and when it comes to doing crazy off the wall things that I know are not good for me, I try to shy away from those things...Or am I?
Things couldn't get any better, we have a ward that loves us and missionaries who are always willing to help, so all in all, I think we are destined to see success. As long as we leave it to God all things are possible.
Not much more is there to tell, just a bunch of grunt work, but I will say this. I love ya, enjoy the summer because it is getting hotter by the day and I may end up dying here in the next few days because of the heat index/scorching sun and what not.
Until next time!
p.s.Mom when you read both letters know that i forgive you for your not writing. TYPOS PLEASE!!!
Posted by Nancy Wheeler at 9:24 AM