Friday, October 30, 2009
Elder Martin and Elder Richmond......getting ready for the O.K. Corral
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
On Tuesday we had a lesson with Olive and Bro Hill was suppose to come out with us. So we met him at his house and he said uh President Esquivel (Branch President) just called and reminded me that we have splits with the stake presidency. So we figured it would be no deal to bring one of them with us to visit Olive. So we got to the church and the second counselor of the branch presidency wasnt there so Martin went with President Romney(second couns. in stk pres) and President Johnson(1st couns. stk pres) came with Bro Hill and myself. I was super nervous because I wasn't prepared to teach the entire lesson myself and President Johnson was there.
Here is another portion of a letter that I thought you all might enjoy knowing how Kenny talks and apparently because he is a missionary that does not change things. He is now a ZL and the previous week he asked me for a little extra money for something.....
I ask this because zone conference is tomorrow and I want to roll up wearing a french cuff shirt. I can get one at Burlington coat factory for twenty five bucks and then a tie and cuff link set for ten bucks.
What a nut! At least he is a bargain shopper.......lol!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Yesterday at church there were two baby blessings and we were asked to stand in. Well you know how the men are and even if the baby isnt crying they start to bounce well on the second one, they were twins, the baby started to slip out of our hands and actually fell. Luckily her dad was able to catch her basically by her diaper, if he would of dropped her I was right there to catch her though so she wouldnt of hit the floor. It was pretty intense to say the least.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Everything out here is going good. My companions name is Elder Holt (not the Elder in the picture)he is from Murray, so not that far away from you. He is way cool and funny. We get along way good. like me and lemieux did so it is nice. We have been busy going to visit members so elder holt can meet them. Thanksgiving was good. We had it at our old bishops house. His wife is an amazing cook. So it was way good. After lunch we went outside to play ultimate frisbee well I went out to catch the frisbee and right after I caught it I stepped in a hole and totally fell and got a mad grass stain on my shirt. But dont worry I am a pro at doing laundry now so I got it all out.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I thought I would just write a short one to y'all letting you know what is going on here in Canton. We got a phone call Saturday night from President Smith. I answered the phone and he said that he needed to talk to me first and then talk to Elder Donadeo. He told me that he was releasing me from my position as District Leader to prepare me for my new assignment. After he said that he kinda paused and my mind started to race, then says "you are going to be a TRAINER!!!!!!" I am so nervous and excited at the same time. It is going to be way fun. I know nothing about him. Tonight Elder Donadeo gets his comp and I go into Dallas with the other missionaries and will get mine tomorrow. Write back and tell me what you think about that one.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
We had actually been talking about the temple in Rome. I guess that John Paul gave his permission but Benedict said no, so the members over there have been fasting for it. They have had the land for it for awhile. When President Monson said that they were building five new temples. I knew Rome was going to be one of them. You should of seen Donadeo when he heard that he totally jumped out of his chair. It was pretty cool that is for sure. It is going to be like five minutes from his house. I now will have a reason to go over to Italy and visit him. How sweet would that be?
We will have the first Spanish church meetings this Sunday. We will see how it goes. We had five of them show up for conference on Sunday so it should be pretty good. I really don't want to learn Spanish though that is for sure. If I stay here another transfer I will probably have to learn though. Transfers are next week so I will let you know what is going on.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This week was really good. I had a lot of fun on Thursday with Beau. He just got his call and his going to Mexico. The day he goes into the MTC is one year before I go home. How crazy is that? We have way to much fun together because we are a lot alike. The last thing I have to do for tonight is get the tri-tip and cook it. I am pretty excited about it. We went to the temple on Sat. with the Lenox's. It was way fun. It was my first time to do sealings other than the time that we were sealed.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
This week was good. We found out on Saturday that we are both staying in the area. It was like 10:10 and I got in the shower because I don't like to shower Sunday morning because I would have to wake up at like 6:00. So as soon as I got out of the shower Donadeo said "Elder, you just missed the call". It was president smith and he said that we are both staying but that he wanted to talk to me. So I waited for him to call back. He called back and called me as the District Leader. I am way excited but also nervous at the same time. Almost all the missionaries in the district have been out longer than me. But I know that I will be able to fulfill the calling. I am looking forward to it.
Sophia got baptized yesterday!!!!! It was way good. Donadeo baptized her and I did the confirmation. It was my first one. I was way nervous for some reason but I got through it just fine. I was also asked to give a short talk in sacrament meeting, I was asked on Sat night. Ii was just asked to read a poem that I have in my scriptures and I bore my testimony.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thank you for the package. It was perfect. The hat it just fine it is the one that I wore when I was at home so thank you. It is weird that you are working so much. I am sure that you aren't use to it that is for sure. Now you know how we fell at the end of everyday. Everything with Sophia is going amazing, she is way solid. Not to many new prospects we are still working on it. We have some people that are very close if we could just get them to stop working on Sunday's and come to church.
Transfers are next week. the time is going by so fast it is crazy. 5 weeks in Canton already. We got a new bishopric this week as well.
I love you and have a fun day at work.
Love Elder Richmond
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The members are pretty good to us. It is hard to get rides anywhere because of gas prices and we are so spread out but they do the best that they can. It is been rainy the last week so the temperature has been really nice. On the way to the church this morning it is 74. It is way nice. I wrote to the hintons this week so dont worry.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Of course the kids in his ward wanted the Missionaries to lead out in the bike parade on the 4th of July so here is Kenny, of course riding wheelies. He said the kids kept saying "come on Elder Richmond ride a wheelie". His response was he couldn't disappoint the kids, of course not...:)
Monday, August 4, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
We are actually at a members house right now. they fed us breakfast and we helped cut down a tree so now we are using their computers to email. Canton is a very small town as you already know. There are so many baptist people here. I think in Canton alone there is 6 baptists churches. It is crazy. Our area is huge though, it takes us about 20 minutes just to get to church and we are pretty central in the ward. There are some people that have to drive 45 min. to get to the church. Of course we got a car. It is so much nicer then riding a bike especially now that it is getting way hot. It is so much different then the big city that is for sure. The first night I was here we went to dinner at a members house that lives on 300 acres. The first thought that came into my head was dad would love this place. It is beautiful. I really like it. I think I could move out here when I get older. Almost everyone has cows and horses. Our bishop lives on 45 acres and has almost every animal y ou can think of. I showed them how to hypnotize chickens last night.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I am excited to know where I am going and who my new comp is going to be. Packing is no fun though. I spent all morning doing it and trying to get everything fit in my two suitcases. It was hard but I think with my backpack i will be able to fit everything. I did get the package and I really liked it.
So about the tie. I really wasn't burning it with it around my neck. I just made it look that way. I really wouldn't do that. I am not that crazy.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
We set another baptismal date with our investigator. Her name is Sandy Hamilton, she just moved in from Oklahoma and has been meeting with the missionaries up there for about a year. She is getting baptized on August 16th, please keep her in your prayers.
Is it any wonder that I am grateful for this young man. He has grown more in 6 months then I thought possible. We look forward to his letters every week and continue to marvel at his happiness while serving the Lord.
Monday, June 30, 2008
I do need some stamps now since they raised the price. I don't think there is anything else that I desperately need just whatever. It doesn't really matter to me. We actually saw Patrick last night. Thanks for the thought and I will definitely apply it this week. I love you
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So I did get the slacks from Adrian's and they are perfect. I also really liked the package. The ties were sick. I almost bought that exact same Geoffrey Beene at Macy's like a month ago. I am so glad that I didn't.
It is getting pretty hot but it isn't to bad I can always stand it. I just sweat a lot but when we are tracting we just ask for a glass of water and most of the time people will give us one which means we can talk to them for a little bit longer.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I am sure that we will go to a members house for the 4th. We are having a bbq for Lemiuex at our ward mission leaders house tonight though. Also the foreign exchange student that we have been teaching is going home to Germany this week and her parents are coming into town so it is going to be pretty cool. I will let you know about it next week. Hopefully they will let her be baptized before she leaves.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Don't you just love how he goes from having to go the ER to talking about his Dad's motorcycle? Typical of him that is for sure!!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
We just need some of the investigators to not be afraid of commitment. all you can do is just keep on praying for them. Their names are Charles, Renata, Alex, Kristina, Irene, Zach and mark.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Doesnt Kolipoki mean white boy with big stomach. Becuase if it does that means you addressed that email to yourself. hahaha! dang im funny. Thanks for everything that you have taught me dad. I am doing my best to remember everything. It is hard to love people when they drive by yelling profanities at us but I am trying my best. dont let mom read this one. I dont want her to worry. The people down here are really nice so it does make it easier to love them. So, I heard that you got pipes on the bike finally. How much faster is the bike now? You better be careful on it. Mom also told me that you got a glock. I'm guessing that it is a .40 not a 9 mm. That is pretty darn sweet. I like how you start to get all this stuff once i leave.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I actually the gladys knight concert saturday it was amazing by the way. You should go get the cd. the choir is called the saints unified voices. Yesterday we went and helped pass out programs and collected refferal cards and there were probably 800-1000 people there for both performances it was crazy. There was some anti-mormon guy out front of the chapel being stupid trying to convert us. We had missionaries escorting the people by him so he couldnt talk to them. He then came over by the line of people waiting to get in and would start to yell stuff to them and the constable was hitting the panic button on his truck so the alarm would go off. Then Elder Coppins(the assistant that dad talk to) had the idea that we all should start singing whenever he started to yell. It was funny becuase people in the line started to sing with us and the dude eventually left and didnt come back. It was awesome!!!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We are still out tracting every day to try to find more people but it seems like no one wants to talk to us. They are more friendly now though. They will at least talk to us on the doorstep for a little bit. Our apartment is pretty nice, and yes we keep it clean. Lemiuex is a clean freak. So you dont have to worry about that at all.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Our apartment is pretty nice. and yes we keep it clean. Lemiuex is a clean freak. So you dont have to worry about that at all.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tracting is way fun! We don't run into a lot of friendly people but the other day we did and two ladies want us to come back and teach them.
The first ward we went to on Sunday there was like 50 people when Sacrament started....it is funny. The Elders Quorum president actually has a house in St. George and is going down there this weekend to go skiing in Brian Head.
Riding a bike is not fun, especially when it is windy. We actually walk a lot. I am definitely tired when I get home. It is hard for me to stay awake until ten thirty.