Monday, October 31, 2016

Hey mom. So to answer your first question. We are going to work like normal till 1 then Presidant wants us to stay in the rest of the night and have our p day then. So I our p day will be from 1-9. My tick bite is pretty much gone now. Still itches a bit but it's just about healed over completely. Man it's crazy to think pierce will be married this week. This week nothing really crazy happened. A few highlights is that we got a baptism date with a lady that had been taking the lessons before but stopped. We ran into this 14 year old that knew almost as much about the Bible as I did and wants us to come back. We had a Halloween party on Saturday. We got to judge chili and some were way hot! Then yesterday we got to carve another pumpkin this one just had USA on it. We also got to eat tin foil dinners cooked in a fire. It was good to have because I haven't had that in a very long time. We also got to hit some baseballs in their huge field which was way fun. Then we played apples to apples and spoons. It was a fun time. Sorry I don't have much this week. Love you all. 

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”-Unknown

Elder Neyman

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hey mom. So this week has been pretty good. Before i get into that ill tell you that i got to give a talk yesterday. It was on knowledge. It was a little hard to do because there's not much on knowledge because most people skip over it in the christ like attributes. And because I got a 2 day notice. But people kept telling me i did good. I hope they arent saying that because they feel bad at my terrible talk. So our week was a bit weird. On tuesday we got to help our neighbor (one that were trying to get back to church) fix his car. So the engine blew on it and he had a new one so we were helping him to pull our the old one. We didnt get to finish because we didnt have enough time. Then on Wednesday we had to do a really long hard bike ride up hill both ways (i was dying). Then we ran into a guy who heard that we believe that heaven is on a super distant star and some other weird stuff that we have never heard anyone say. He liked what we were saying and was asking questions that actually tied into what were going to say next. Then his girlfriend/wife? Showed up and said your wasting your time hes not interested. So were probably going to try him again sometime to see. Thursday we knocked into a Lutheran and had a good conversation with him. He said that the book of mormon was a fraud and other stuff. It was kind of funny because he didnt have alot of his facts straight but didnt give a chance to correct him so we quietly laughed to ourselves. He gave us a book on martin luthers (the guy who founded the lutheran church) commentary on galatians. Still deciding if i want to read it. Then later that night we talked with some church of christ people who wanted to know what we believe and go over the bible. (This was our second time meeting with them) we talked and tried to show them things in the bible that support the church but they kept saying thats our interpretation and they twisted it to suit their church. We tried to show them about authority like how jesus went all the way to john the baptist to get baptized but if their church is true he wouldn't have needed to do that and anyone male or female could have baptized him. But they want to talk again sometime so well see how that goes. (And no we weren't bashing we were discussing and learning about each others church) oh and earlier that day we had a black guy come swearing at us in our car saying you@#$@#$#$@$@# white people over and over (and by the yellow of his eyes i think he was high). Friday we helped tod (a guy that we helped move in a few weeks ago) go to the store to get some stuff from home depot and lowes. Then we helped him install some ceiling fans. After that we went to the penrods house for dinner with the sisters and hirmanas. After we ate we had a pumpkin carving competition. I don't know who won. I guess it was a three way tie. Then i brought over my pokemon cards that someone gave me out here and traded with one of their sons who i think is like 8/9? I gave him like 22 cards for 2 of his and taught him more about it. (He wrote me a note and gave it to me on sunday I'll take a picture of it) saturday we went to help tod again and install another fan and do mic work. Then he wanted us to drive his car with a trailer to go get something from his storage and mcclain couldn't say no so when he want to go start the car it wouldn't start. (Thats a miracle i saw this week because were not allowed to drive other people's cars) so we said we have to go. We ate dinner at a members house that night that lives down the road from tod. It was almost a thanksgiving dinner. We had turkey rolls mashed potatoes and gravy and it was cold outside. If there was football on it would have been thanksgiving.  Then i gave my talk sunday. After we had a member drive us to their neighborhood and fed us lunch then we tried to see some of their neighbors. We talked to this guy named ernie. Who believes everything we teach him besides joseph smith being a prophet. He thinks the others are just not joseph. So now we know what to talk to him about (we only figured out the joseph thing because we basically went through the baptismal interview questions to see where he was with things). Then we went next door and had dinner and went home. So a pretty full weird week (told you id write more this week). Hope everything is going good at home. Love you all

"I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His Word,
Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late.
And so I pray and calmly wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought;
But leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest,
Or send some answer far more blest."-Eliza M. Hickok

Elder Neyman

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I received this picture from a Sis Wright, a  member who's family was feeding Caden and his companion last Friday night. It was great to see a picture of him (it's been a while since he's sent pictures) and great to know he is being cared for out there by members of his new ward!
                    Here's his letter from his week:
Hey mom. So things are going good here. This last week was a lot of service and dinners. And a lot of our plans this week canceled on us. That always makes it hard because then we don't know what to do. It was fun at the wrights because they are just like our family. Loud, always getting on each other's nerves, lots of kids. It was like being back home. Yesterday was good. We had stake conference. We heard from a lot of wards and our mission president. Then after we got to go to a members house and have a really good dinner with the hirmana's. and we gave the guy (still learning his name) a blessing because he has Parkinson's kinda bad and isn't doing good. I know you want pictures and I'm sorry but a lot of what happens is so fast I can't get my iPad out in time but I will try better this week to do that for you. And I'm sorry it's not long this week. With all of our canceled plans it's just been a lot of knocking doors and trying to see less actives but they are not home. And thank you for the package. I got it and I love the blanket. It is really soft. And thanks for my crackers and the pictures you guys sent. Hope y'all are doing good. Love you

"Come what may and love it"-Joseph B Wirthlin 

Elder Neyman

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hey mom. It's been good in my new area. It is a lot different from being in the way backwoods. It's still backwoods but not as much here. It's hard to learn everyone's names because I've never had to worry about that many names before. And it doesn't help that I was sick for two days (Saturday and Sunday). We had to go to a baptism for the hermanas and my comp preformed it and I was a witness. I felt miserable the whole time. Then we had to call it quits at around 2 ishbecause I couldn't take it anymore. We had to cancel our dinner because I wasn't doing good and I didn't want to get the family sick. Then we had a member bring us food and medicine. So it was good. Then yesterday was a lot better but not 100%. So I don't remember anyone's names. Our week was kind of normal. We gave service a few times and had dinners and lunches at members houses. Oh last week we were driving and saw a dead deer on the edge of the road and it looked fresh so we decided if our appointment fell through we'll go back for it. It did. So we went back and it looked good. It wasn't mangled or anything so we felt it and it was a bit stiff and we poked it with a knife just barely and it went ppppssssss releasing gas. It wasn't fresh. But if we find another one and it is fresh we're taking it and I will definitely tell you about it. But other than that it was a normal week. Sounds like everything is good there. You'll have to send me pics of the wedding. Tell pierce to email me so we can talk in the little time he's still a bachelor. Love y'all 

Elder Neyman
Oh sorry forgot to tell you my favorite talk was by elder bednar. If he had known me. Talking about how we need to know the savior not just believe in him. And weekly quote.
"Please remember tomorrow, and all the days after that, that the Lord blesses those who want to improve, who accept the need for commandments and try to keep them, who cherish Christlike virtues and strive to the best of their ability to acquire them. If you stumble in that pursuit, so does everyone; the Savior is there to help you keep going. If you fall, summon His strength. Call out like Alma, “O Jesus, … have mercy on me.” He will help you get back up. He will help you repent, repair, fix whatever you have to fix, and keep going. Soon enough you will have the success you seek."-elder holland

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hey mom. So my new area is good. It's gonna be a bit hard because it's a lot more city so I'm going to have a hard time learning the streets and where people live. My new comp is elder McClain. He's from Spanish fork. It was really good. We watched it at our church building. So not much to report besides me just learning the area and moving all my stuff in. I'll probably have some crazy stories for next week. Love you all. 

“It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life”-Boyd k packer

Elder Neyman