Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Great Week!


Things are going great.  We had Elder Echo Hawk come and talk to us on Tuesday and that was awesome.  I really enjoyed it.  He is a great speaker.  Then, for the rest of the week, it's been pretty successful.  We have found quite a few people to teach.  One of them we came across because we were late for an appointment and we were riding really fast on our bikes to get there.  On our way, this young couple, with a young daughter, stopped us and said, "I need to talk to you!"  So we stopped and she came up to us and said, "You're the Mormons right?"  We said yes and she said that her husband has really bad health and isn't expected to live much longer, so she wanted to be content and learn about what will happen to him in the next life and "We want to get baptized!"  It was crazy awesome when they said it, so we got their names and number and hopefully have a lesson with them this week!  You guys went hiking?  Lucky!  It would be to have you email me some pictures.  That's hard that Austin has to be set apart as a missionary 5 days before he actually goes into the MTC.  I wouldn't be too happy if I was set apart for 5 days before-especially not really doing missionary work and being with relatives.  In 2 weeks it's going to be DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA with the girls-haha.  Have fun with that!  It's pretty hot somedays, especially on bikes-but oh well!  Hopefully, all is going well for you guys!  Love Ya!

Elder Whaley


That's good that the wedding went well.  It sounds pretty fun.  That's cool that Austin got to go to the sealing, I wish I could have been there!  I bet it was sonderful.  Aunt Lezlee said they were going to San Francisco, but their not even going to come and say hi?  :)  It's crazy that it's just you 4 at home now and Austin's in the MTC!  We've set up a couple of appointments with that family that stopped us, but they haven't shown up for any of them and they don't have a phone and they were living in a hotel at the time.  We called them recently and they weren't there, so hopefully they call our number!  I'm not sure what was wrong with the husband, she just said that he didn't have much longer left and she wanted to be settled in a religion when he passes or something, so we are trying to find then again!  It's been a little bit frustratin, but oh well, we'll keep trying.  The balute isn't that bad, it just looks really bad.  It was really weird when my ducks head fell off.  We have 6 Elders in our district and no sisters, but we just got  sisters over our ward this last transfer, so it should be interesting to work with 2 more missionaries in one ward.  My companion is getting better.  Well, I Love You!

Elder Whaley

Monday, June 10, 2013

Doing Well


Here we go with all your questions.......yes, I really did eat Balute.  It wan't as bad as I thought it would be.  When I was eating it, the duck's head fell off on the table.  If I can send videos, I'll try to send it some time.  That's the most interesting thing I've eaten so far.  It sounds like it was a crazy week, but a good one at that.  My companion is doing a little bit better after I talked with him, but we are still working on things.  Thanks for sending me allergy medicine-it's working great.  I haven't bought a speaker for the Ipod yet, but I've used someone elses and there's good songs on it-THANK YOU!  Our aethiest investigator is still gone, but hopefully she is reading the Book of Mormon. This last week was GREAT!  We had the most lessons that this area has seen in awhile and we contacted some people on the street and got their numbers, so they are potential investigators.  Yesterday we gave talks in church and had a less active and a non-member, that we contacted before, come to church.  It was awesome.  We then had Stake Priesthood meeting, then went to the president's house and had dinner with him and Eckohawk, a member of the Seventy that is here on a mission tour!  I'm glad that I was able to wait to buy my bike out here in the mission field.  It was a lot cheaper, but since they're used, they require maintenance sometimes.  Hopefully, all is going well for all of you back home!

Elder Whaley

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Still plugging along


Things are going a little bit better with my companion.  The fire alarm works really great, but I think I may need to try the water trick-haha.  He is the senior companion, but everyone in our ward thinks I am because of the way he acts.  We have met some interesting people out here!  It's crazy that Austin is about to go through the temple.  It's pretty cool though.  Our Zone leader is a funny guy and he just wanted to say hi.  I hope all is going well and you are able to get things done during this next crazy month.  Happy Birthday mom!


Time has gone by fast, but it seems like I just got out here-it's a crazy weird time warp-haha.  I got the package.  Thank you sooooo much.  All the Elders that live in my apartment are trying to eat my peach rings!!!!!  Ahhhh!  Those things are gold to me!  I can't believe you made that many rolls-that's a lot of rolls.  There's a lot of people getting their mission calls and it's so cool!  I wish it would rain here-sometimes it gets so hot.  I heard from Brother Stewart and he gave me a great message!  I'm so jealous that Austin got to go hiking to Tablerock-it sounds like so much fun!  You had talked about developing better habits than you and mom regarding reading scriptures, family home evening, prayer, and attending the temple.  I think you are great examples in many other ways.  Without you guys, who knows where I would be!  Something cool that is happening in our area is there is a Spanish Branch opening up that is going to go to our building.  We just picked up an investigator who is atheist and she is surprisingly reading the Book of Mormon, which is awesome, but she is going to be gone for 3 weeks.  Other than that, nothing really has happened, we just talk to crazy people on the streets.  Here's a couple of pictures of me before eating Balute.  Hope all is well!

Elder Whaley

Is this really Balute?

Shad holding Balute.