Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hey. I heard about that (Pierce getting
engaged) and saw a picture of it.
Pierce actually emailed me about it and sent
a picture. He's actually keeping me in
the loop for once.  I hope you had fun at
the reunion and I'm sad to miss it but I
will only miss one more or not miss another
one depending if they will do a mcphail
reunion next year or not. So this
week was pretty normal so this email
won't be too long. We had exchanges again.
It's one of the perks/ downside to being
the district leaders comp because every
transfer (6 weeks) we have to have an
exchange with every companionship in
the district that lasts for about
2 days. So we go on them a lot. This last
one was fun because elder Davis was into
a lot of the same things I was so we talked
about stuff at night during our free time
and had fun. Other than that we ran out
of miles on the car from all the exchanges
so we had to bike and walk a lot and one
day we rode our bikes probably about
2 1/2 miles that we wasted because we
weren't able to get to Dunlap the town
over without going on the highway so
we had to bike back for a total of 5 miles
with no purpose and we walked probably
a good 6 more or something like
that. Which wouldn't be bad if it weren't
90 something degrees and 80%
or more humidity. I probably sweat a
good Gatorade bottle of sweat and
drank 6 maybe 7 bottles of water during
the day. It was not fun. Other
than that not much to report. Oh wait we
went on a road with a sign
that said dangerous road travel at own
risk and to see that in
Tennessee where the roads are
always bad that's scary. Oh I got my new
name tag and engraved it.
Tell everyone I love them.

Quote "no one of us is less treasured
or cherished of God than
another. He loves each of
us--insecurities, anxieties, self-image,
andall."-elder holland

Elder Neyman

(This is from Monday June 20th)
 So this week was a bit interesting.
 So on Tuesday we helped an elderly
member clear brush from his property 
then he had us pile it up and use
kerosene and diesel to burn it. That 
was fun. We called it magic juice
for fun. Then we went over to a 
members house and we got an earful
Wednesday and yesterday about 
government conspiracy like how 
they are putting stickers on our 
mailboxes with different colors for 
when they do martial law and if 
you'll be a good slave
and stuff like that and about deep 
Internet stuff and how the ok 
hand sign is the sight of the devil and
other weird stuff so that was fun 
because we were there for 
3 hours yesterday.
Then I got a new tie and the 
mission sent us mission pins I'll 
put in pictures.
Besides that we just did normal stuff 
like tract and try to see people. Little 
bit of a weird week with that one 
member but it was ok. 
We're having a bit of success but it's 
really hard out here because
people think that they are good with
 just the bible so it's hard to
even start to teach them. Although 
we had this kinda cool lesson where
we taught this deaf lady a little bit of 
the restoration then we set
up a return appointment and we had 
to teach her by writing stuff down
on our iPads and her reading it. 
Yea I'm eating good. The senior couple 
makes sure that we get fed well. 
They're awesome. And elder Lamphier 
one of the seniors reminds me a lot of 
grandpa because of all the jokes he makes
and how he was in the war and acts 
a lot like him. I hope your all 
doing well and tell everyone I love them.
Elder Neyman 
"Something that bugs me about
church members is that we have this
invisible Mormon checklist of all the
things we need to do. Some let
the gospel make them miserable because
of the checklist mindset. They see all the
stuff they aren't doing and it overwhelms
them and gets them down. Honestly we
should be happy we are doing anything at all,
the gospel is supposed to make us happy.
Throw away the checklist and focus on the
good you ARE doing and actually let living
the gospel make you happy."
- Bishop Aaron Barrett

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

 I've given two talks on my mish 
and I gave one yesterday on service. 
But I don't teach gospel principles out 
here like my last area. I think the only 
food I've found that's good out here so 
far is chicken and dumplings
but besides that they make normal food 
and they eat out a lot so it's
a lot like being back home. Besides 
ramen we eat a lot of variety like
beans rice various meats, normal stuff. 
Yes I did get the package and
thank you mom. I don't get the ensign 
but you don't have to send it to
me if you don't want to. 
I found 4 new investigators and gave out 
4 Book of Mormons yesterday went on
 exchanges and stuff. The exchange was 
good. It was fun to be with someone new 
and I learned a few things from him.
Here's the quote for the week I used it 
in my talk.  "One day each of
us will run out of tomorrow's let us 
not put off what is important"
Thomas s monson. 
And here's some cool pictures. This one 
is when me and my comp made a fake 
ensign picture. The second one is the 
view from the mountain when it 
was foggy in the valley.The last one is 
a lightning bug if your wondering.
Other than that I love you
And tell everyone I love them.
Elder Neyman

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hey. This week's been good. No Carey 
(a friend and neighbor) and I won't be 
in the same mission now. 
He's in the mission for the other side of 
Tennessee in Knoxville right?
We're giving the Knoxville mission
one of our areas so they can 
be big enough to get a temple I believe. 
And because they have a small 
mission. that's awesome that Sev's going 
out there. Now we have me and Hannah on
the east side of the U.S and Sev and 
Tanner on the west. Now we just
need central for Nate. The area is great
just super spread out. The closest active 
member is 20 min away. It's so small you 
can look down the entire main street and 
see no cars in the middle of the day and 
see the end of the Main Street the whole 
1/3 of a mile of it. My comps good but he's 
still trying to get used to the country way 
of missionary work not the city way and 
realizing that you do a lot of calling and 
missing appointments because they forget 
to tell you things changed or something 
came up. And that's just the members 
sometimes. The investigators you just have 
to show up cuz half the time their not even 
home let alone appointments and we don't 
know where they go because the towns so 
small. I'm in a branch again but they are 
trying to make it a ward and get a normal
building like we have. But it's slow going. 
This week was mostly planning and knocking 
doors but we found some people so I'll tell 
you how those go next week. Tell everyone 
I love them. 
Weekly quote
Elder lampheir (the senior couple we work 
with in the town over)
There's no such thing as an atheist in a fox hole.
That just means even atheists will pray if their life depends on it.
So no one is ever a true atheist

Elder Neyman