Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pictures!


November 23


This week was good, we got a referral from some other missionaries in Leeds and we are going to see her tonight. Her name is Stacey and she is 20 years old and also has a 2 year old son. So it is going to be cool, she is super nice. Other than that, I am a bit sick haha, it’s just a cough and a bit of a scratchy throat I’ll force my way through it haha. This week was good though I liked it, it did snow a bit but by the time we got out in it, only the ice was left haha. So it’s still alright on that front. One thing I learned this week was that when teaching someone about the law of chastity and the fact that they will have to get married to their partner that is living with them before they get baptized, to make sure that the person your teaching isn't drunk. That was an experience haha, he kind of just like yelled at his partner telling her to marry him, then when she said no he cursed at her and said "why not? I’m not going to get baptized now!" That was pretty hilarious, we talked to both of them later when he was sober and worked something out haha. He will get baptized eventually, she just wants him to prove that he is changing his life before they get married. So that was nice there haha. I know that we have a pizza hut near us haha, but imagine how expensive that pizza hut is back home, then times it by 3. We will not be eating pizza hut any time soon haha. We have our thanksgiving dinner that the senior couples in the mission are making all of us, that will be really fun, so yea I will have turkey this year, probably not as good as yours but we will have it. Thank you for sending the package though I will get it eventually. Also we got some cookies this week, and they weren't from Katy, they were addressed to me from a lady down near London, with a message from you inside. Do you know what that is about? Haha. So that museum we went to is called the royal armories, it is basically a museum full of Armor and weapons from so many different places and times. It was really really cool. I took like about 200 pictures haha. I’ll send a couple with this email. but it seems like things are still going good back home, just keep them going good for 10 more months and I will be fine haha. I am excited for skyping on my last Christmas in England as well. Oh by the way did you ever ask Spencer Missy or kc for money? Or anyone else? Haha make sure you mention that I have dropped 6 inches off of my waist and I need some clothes. Anyway I hope that you guys have a good week this next week. I love you and I miss you. My scripture is 1 Nephi 17: 49-51, I think I may have told you that one already, but nothing is impossible with god! If he wants us to do something, no matter what it is we can do it, and he will help is do it. So on that note I will have to let you go, but have a good week! I love you guys, I’ll talk to you next time!

 

Love Jeremy

November 16th


 

For the record no I haven't been photo-shopping my pictures! And I have been eating enough haha and you can hardly see me there. That’s a suit that when I bought it, it didn't fit me but now it fits! Haha but yea I am aiming to go home for my mission having a 32 inch waist so there is still more to go. I gotta lose my gut still! But yea zone conference was really good. It changed a lot of things for me right now haha, I am noticing that I actually have a desire to help people so that is good. my heart was really not in it haha, it got to a point that I was out here pretty much only so that you guys back home would be blessed, but now I can feel like I am staying out here so that I have the chance to help people. I can feel like more of a desire to actually work because I want to help people not because I need to. But yea it is good I am happy out here and I only have like 10 months left so I gotta keep going. That poem reminds me of how I felt when I left, imagine like all of those feelings but like all at the same time and then times that by 100 and that's about what it felt like. That’s how I feel like now when I think about going home. But yea I am doing well out here, this week was good, we got rained on all week. That was fun. Thank you for your advice, that's all I need to do is keep on going forward. I am excited to see what happens this next little bit. Today is going to be fun as well, we are going into Leeds to go to a museum and also to go have lunch with Scot, the guy I got baptized in Leeds. So it will be good. It’s good to hear that you guys are doing good, let me know if I can get you anything over here. Also tell my other siblings that if they want anything from here when I come home to give you the money and then you can give it to me. Also like none of my clothes will fit me when I get home, so I am thinking of going and buying some things in the Christmas sales, but I would need money. But yea its fine whatever they are willing to give and whatever I get I get, I am not too bothered. But money would be appreciated closer to the Christmas season. but I am doing good so don't worry about me, I still need to lose more weight by the end of my mission, and I am sorry but I won’t send you a picture of me until you see my on Christmas day so you will have to wait a month to see me. But yea I am running out of things to say haha. I hope you guys have a good weekAnyway I’ll look out for your package as well, I’ll talk to you next week! I love you!

Love Jeremy

November 11th


So yesterday was zone conference and it is also Remembrance Day today, so president wanted us to email our parents and tell them what we learned. The main thing that hit me after this last zone conference was that I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME! Now don't get me wrong I love you guys and I miss everyone back home. But I have a work to do out here and as of yet my heart hasn't been in the right place. So for this next year on my mission I am going to work on that the most. That is learning why I am out here, and working to achieve that goal once I find it out. At zone conference we watched a couple videos one was about a man who had a stroke after running a business for 30 years and helping the poor with food all the time and the bill for the stroke his daughter couldn't pay, but one of the people he helped 30 years ago was a kid who grew up to be the doctor that operated on his brain, and the debt was forgiven him by the doctor. So that kind of hit me mainly because these good things that we do in this life come back around. When we seek first the kingdom of god, all the things that we do will be given to us at some future time whether that be on the earth or after. But that was really good. Most of this zone conference was on the heart and having your heart in the right place. So yea that's about what stuck out to me, sorry I can’t write a lot to you but just know that this next year, things are going to change for the better, both out here and back home for you. But I love you and I miss you and I hope you guys are having a good week, I’ll talk to you next Monday!

Love Jer

November 9th


This week was pretty good, the guy we scheduled is still going for it, it was pretty funny he was a bit drunk when we set the date, so when he woke up the next morning he said I agreed to what?!?! Then his wife, who isn't too interested as of yet, said well you might as well get on with it! So that is good. He needs to stop smoking and drinking and smoking and as well we need to get them married, but he will get baptized I’m not gonna let him give up! But yea haha we also found a new person when we got in knocking, and we scheduled her as well. Her name is Wendy, she is pretty cool as well. The main scripture that kind of stuck out to me is this, its 1 Nephi 17:49-51, I shared that scripture with the man who we have to get him married. His name is Peter and he is a recovering alcoholic as well and he smokes all the time. It kind of puts it into perspective that when god wants us to do something he will give us a way to do it. No matter what it is? But yea haha. So that was good. But I am running out of time, this week was good and it seems like your weeks should be getting better. I gotta go I love you and I miss you a lot. Just keep on pushing. I hope you have a good rest of your week. And I’ll talk to you next time!

Jeremy

 

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2nd

Can you believe its November already? Jeremy got transferred to Dudley Hill which is by Leeds.


England does celebrate Halloween but not as big as America does. Missionaries aren't allowed to be outside passed 6 o clock on Halloween so no I don't get to do anything. I will give you my address at the end of this letter, uhh I did get shoes and I got them with the money that I’ve been pulling out of the card. I don't need any money right this second but eventually I will need some haha. I got Katy’s spice package and I gave her my address last night so she can send me the stuff she wants to send me. Hopefully she doesn't sent me English q tips, those things suck! That’s why I wanted you to send me some haha, but yes just send this package to the mission office, just make sure you mark it as not a Christmas package haha. My new area is pretty cool, I like it a lot. My companion is a pretty cool guy he is from Australia, and his name is elder Boynton. He’s a good guy, a bit shy but everyone is haha. The ward is good I like the flat as well. We are teaching some people, we actually scheduled one of them for baptism last night, he is a great guy. He like shook my hand and looked me in the eye and did like a prison stair down with me, and he asked me will this make me clean? It was pretty cool that I could actually not look away at all and look him dead in the eye and say yes. It was a good experience anyway tell Kevin to send that letter! Haha I am still writing Kayla, I am waiting on one from her right now. So yea haha this week was good and next week will be good as well. But I better close up I’m running out of things to say. But yea I love you and I miss you and if you need anything let me know. I hope you have a good week!

Also my address is, 

Flat 5 Behrens Warehouse

26 East Parade

Bradford, BD1 5HD

England

 

Well there you have it, haha. I’ll talk to you next week!

 

Love Jeremy

                               

October 27th


Things here are good, I did get transferred to Dudley hill, I don't know the name of the guy I am serving with but I do know that he is from Australia so that's kinds cool haha. But this week has been good, hopefully I when I go down to Dudley hill (which is back near Leeds by the way) I’ll be able to stay there for a little while haha. I don't like packing! I’m good at it but I still don't like doing it. But yea this last Monday we went to the peak district and did a good 12 mile hike around there, it was really fun haha. I took a lot of pictures but ill sent you a couple. Today we are just going to go into town and look around for the last time, and I am going to go by some shoes because I was never able to earlier. But it will be a good day today and a good week as well. It will most likely fly by so it will be fun. But let me know if I can do anything for you, I love you and I miss you. And I’ll talk to you next week! I’ll try not to forget to send the pictures as well haha. Have a good one!

Love jer

 

 

October 19th


 

I am doing well, we are working really hard out here and I am still losing weight just like I was before, except even faster haha. Things are good here, it’s getting cold and the leaves are changing a lot. Today we are going to the peak district so that will be really fun, I’ll send you pictures of that next week. I think that I am moving I don’t want to make and predictions for where I am going though because I don’t want to get them right haha. I am pretty much ready to leave this area, it’s in good hands. But as well we found a bunch of people this last week so I won’t be excited to leave them. We found 5 new people, taught them all, and scheduled them all for the 14 of November for their baptismal dates. That was really good, and this week flew by because I have been busy. I hope this next week is good as well. Sorry I am typing a lot of typos but I am going kind of fast because I only have an hour today because we are going hiking so we got permission to leave early haha. But yea haha the story Katy wanted me to tell you that was while I was on the phone with her last night I found a lizard on the ground, there are not lizards in England, especially at this time of the year. but I found it and it was still alive just it couldn’t move because it was so cold, so I picked it up and put it in my pocket with me hand around it and it came back to life and started like moving a whole bunch in my hand. Anyway I named him Fred and he jumped out of my hand and I couldn’t find him because it was dark so he is probably dead now but it was pretty funny. but hey I got to go, I still need to send my email to president so yea I hope you have good week, don’t work too hard, and let me know if there is anything I can do for you! Haha I’ll talk to you next time!

 

Love Jeremy,

(How’s that for a novel mom!)

October 12th


Momma!

 

Haha you would like it when I email on my iPad, it’s hard to do though because I’m so used to typing either on a little screen or on a keyboard, not that weird mechanical device in my hands. But things are going good here, I’m still working, still losing weight and I plan on changing a lot more by the time my year is up! Yea I know that the new Slovak missionary is coming in, there is another one as well and I also know both of their trainers, good guys. Teaching is still going good, we haven't found anyone new but it has been really fun just to go around and try haha. I am in a branch of Slovakians, they are good, but they don't understand anything and it’s hard to teach them the simplest things. Half of them still believe in the trinity! Haha it’s really funny at church when you hear something that it just a little bit way off from what is actually right haha. I haven't taken any pictures of myself recently haha I am still losing weight but just know that you will get a picture eventually... patience. I am doing well though everything I have is doing well, I just got a haircut and it looks great! uhhh yea it’s going to be a good week this week, and I only have one more after that until the end of the transfer so it should be interesting to see what happens because elder frahm (my companion) goes home at the end of next transfer (December 2) so I will most likely move haha. But president Pilkington gets released around June time next year. So I get 4 months with a brand new mission president! Haha that will be interesting. Anyway I love you and I miss you and I will talk to you next week! Let me know if you need anything and if there is anything you want to know. Have a good week! Don’t work yourself to hard!

 

Love Jeremy

 

October 5th


Momma!

Haha it's weird, I am emailing on my iPad because the computers are down again. But it is really fun out here I am doing really well. Conference was really good for me I saw almost all of it, only missed priesthood and the Sunday evening session. The only advice that I could come up with for you is to just think about Moroni 10:3-5, it says that you need to have real intent before you can receive an answer to a prayer. I use that scripture every time I tech someone about prayer, but real intent is something more than that. I've only realized this recently so bare with me. We have to show real intent at many times of our lives, when we want to know If the church is true we show our real intent to God when we are baptized or when we live all the commandments as we should, God isn't going to show us anything that we want to know if we aren't putting in the effort we need to in order to act on the answer we receive. So just by us trying to live the commandments and doing the things we are supposed to do, we show God that we are worthy of receiving e answer we need. The answer we get might not always come in the way that we expect, but that's where the faith comes in. Do you remember Indiana Jones and the last crusade, when he was trying to do all of the challenges in the end? One of them was a "leap of faith" he had to take that first step onto that invisible bridge, and only when he made that first step was when he thought to throw the sand onto the bridge to see it. That's the way that we have to work with things we might be skeptical about. We have to make that first step before we can know whether it's the right thing or not, or whether God will bless for the things that we are doing. The talk that spoke to me the most was uchtdorfs as well, being on my mission I have noticed more and more how simple things actually are. We follow the commandments and get the ordinances we need to and God promises us eternal life with him and Jesus Christ in the celestial kingdom. It's as simple as that, Satan is that one that makes it seem to hard or makes it seem so out of our reach that we could never get there, but the point is that the only reason we can do this is because our older brother Jesus Christ already made that sacrifice so that we could be clean enough to enter into Gods presence. I like how he said that this gospel is so simple and child can grasp it yet so profound that it may take eternity to know everything, and that's the point! We need an eternity, all we have to do is worry about the stuff we know to be true now and then build from there. So yea I don't know everything, and I don't profess that I do, but I do know that to be happy in this life and to be happy in the life to come we need to follow god’s standards, leaving all other things behind and seeking first the kingdom of God. I look forward to the day that I can say that I have done all that I can to follow Christ, and actually look back and know that I am telling the truth. Of course it's hard but it's also easy at the same time, if you are willing to let go of the things in your head and start to follow the feelings that the spirit is giving in your heart. I know this church is true, and I know that I amount here for a reason. But just keep going don't give up on anything, I'll be home in a year to help you guys out with money and to also try not to be too much of a burden that I was last time.

 

Things are going good out here, we have two knew people that we taught, they are for the chek republic. So that is really good, I can't understand what they are saying as well as I can understand Slovak. But it's pretty much the same language. Anyway have a good week! I love and you and I miss you as well. Let me know if you need anything. Talk to you later!

Love Jer

 

September 28th


That’s great! Haha good to see things are looking up! Things will always work out though just keep going. Have you asked for your job back at the VA yet? Or even a better job? Haha that’s a nice jeep, grandma looks good as well haha things are going good here, I’m still improving, and I think haha. I got a funny story though, this guy yesterday, he started arguing with us like really bad, after 20 minutes of us trying to calm him down, he told us to leave. We started walking away and he started calling us cowards and stuff and that we were evil spirits, or possessed by the devil. So he told us to turn around and face him like men, so we did, we turned around and stood a good 15 feet away from him, and he started saying that we were assaulting him and harassing him and that he was going to call the cops. We didn’t really move haha we just were like talking to each other not to him, then he rebuked us in the name of Jesus Christ! Haha this guy who 20 minutes earlier said that he is sort of religious and that he doesn’t go to church. He said it in a funny way as well, it was like a teenage girl saying a back handed compliment then flipping her hair and walking away haha. But then we just stood there out of spite because he didn’t really have to authority to say to us and have it work, but then he spit in our general direction and told is to f off, so we left haha. He’s a pretty good guy though, had a really pretty dog. Yesterday was a very fun day haha, this week has been good as well. We found a couple new people from the chek republic, they are nice. Elder Frahm and I get along well we work hard together, so that’s all that matters. My health is fine I still have another like 13 days on the pills and my garments are fine! Haha but I’m starting to really enjoy being out here more, I think it is because I am working a lot harder than before. But I love it out here and I love the people I meet, even if they don’t like my like that guy does haha. But I am excited for general conference on Sunday and Saturday, we will miss one session because the Slovakian branch has regular fast Sunday on conference Sunday haha, but we will see one or two of them, I am excited for it! I like listening to the talks there, they always teach me something I never knew, on my mission especially! But hey I better let you go, but one more thing, don’t sell me Xbox! I bought it with my own money! Haha and Xbox is way better then ps4 anyway so don’t do it! Just wait a year! Haha. But yea I hope you have a good week! I love you and miss you! Let me know if you need anything, the only thing I would add to the package is crest 3D white toothpaste, English toothpaste sucks. But yea have a good week! Love you!

 

September 21st


Life is good! Haha things are doing fine, I still like it here and since I am staying here for at least another transfer, I get to like it even more. The investigators are doing well, we actually found a new one named Thomas from hungry. He’s a really good guy, the language barrier makes it hard to teach him but it is fun haha. Everyone else except for like only one or two are Slovak. One of them is Romanian, language barrier there as well. Other than that we have one English guy that we kind of need to drop haha. This area is supposed to be only Slovak people but since we are doing so much regular finding, we are finding people that aren't Slovak haha. It’s good that way because all of the people who are Slovak know that missionaries and aren’t too bothered with is. Where we are, there are mostly immigrants living, we figured it’s about like this. There is 80% Muslims (Pakistan, Middle East, Bangladesh, Indonesia, wherever else) about 10% Slovak (not bothered, the ones that are are already members), then 9.5% other European countries (Poland, Russia, Romanian, Africa, not to bothered), then there’s .5% English people (slammed doors every time). It’s really really fun! Haha England is part of the European Union so like all the European countries get in free, then they kind of just let anyone else in as well. Sheffield is good, it’s a city not a town, and most of the places around are filled with immigrant’s haha but I better end this one haha, I hope you have a good week! I love you and I miss you! Let me know how everything goes! I’ll talk to you next time!

September 15th


Momma!

Things are going good here, we aren’t teaching too many people, no new ones either. Mainly just this family of 4 with the parents, Milan and viola, they are super good. We are getting them married then they will be able to be baptized haha. Also we are teaching another couple named jozef and magdelena, they are pretty cool as well, they are older and should be baptized on the 26th of September. Hopefully! I am staying in Sheffield, but probably only for one more transfer. Elder frahm goes home in December so they wouldn’t keep me here for the 5 weeks that he is here after this transfer. Maybe we should’ve sold the beetle when we had the chance haha, I promise that I didn’t break anything on it if that makes you feel any better. Did dad ever sell the jeep? Or is that one just on hold for now because that’s the only car? That sucks to hear about dad’s knee! Man everything is happening back home right when I can’t be there the help you guys with anything! You guys always pull through, always have, and always will. I think that’s like one of the best things I’ve learned from you two, is to never give up! Things pile up on you guys all the time but you seem to always just pick it up and keep going. Never stop changing! Haha but will grand junction be low enough for your heart? And did you get cleared for work yet? Also look on the bright side with moving back to junction so if I were you I would just try to get back on my feet in junction then try to move on from there you know? But I’m happy for you guys just don’t give up! yea I actually need to get kitties number, she didn’t call me last night like she usually does on transfer nights, maybe something is going on. And I don’t know too many people who have gotten year packages haha I’ve been with old missionaries my whole mission. I’ve been thinking about what I need though haha. Its might be kind of big but he stuff I think shouldn’t be too heavy so here it is. ok so dill pickle sunflower seeds, 2 old spice bearglove deodorant sticks (dry ones, not the gel, the one you sent me in the lest package gave me a rash in my armpits for some reason), spices for cooking chicken in a frying pan and also for like vegetables (peppers, onions, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, broccoli, stuff like that), uh those paper mate g2 pens (the pens suck here in England) and a big things of qtips again (I’m almost out of the one I came out with). So yea there is it haha, those are just suggestions though so just let me know if there is anything you need haha. But yea I’m doing good, haha I don’t really know what to say. Just let me know if I can do anything haha, I love you and I miss you both. Have a good week!

Love jer

 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Zone Conference Picture


Pictures!




Sept 7th


I’m sorry about not emailing a whole bunch last week, I only had 20 minutes to email. I had to email president also, which usually takes around 20 minutes in itself, but Chatsworth was good! We went and got in, it took us like 3 hours to go through the house and the garden haha, and it is a super cool place. I get along with other missionaries just fine, my companion is great, I get doors slammed in my face all the freakin time, it’s not exactly to different from any of the other areas I’ve ever been in haha, or any of the other missions in the world. I like where I am, I love my mission president, I don’t get discouraged to often I just turn everything into a joke when someone curses at me haha. I am feeling just fine, I’m actually better then I have felt in a long time because I weigh less than 200 pounds, which is like the first time that’s happened since sophomore year haha. My clothes and my shoes are fine, I have shoes for the rest of my mission practically and my clothes will do for another good little while. I just don’t know what else to say haha all of the days kinds blend together, I know who we are teaching but I don’t really know what we teach and when if I don’t look at my planner. Teaching is great, I like doing it so much more than finding haha. I am also better at it then finding as well so all is well! I don’t know if I will be able to go to see England before I leave, if you guys come and pick me up and you actually have permission to do it, we will have about a week and a half to mess around here then go home. But that being said it doesn’t matter to me if I don’t get to see those things, as long as I eventually end up at home.

 

It sucks you’re going back into having to do all this stuff again, hopefully you will get better and be able to get back to work and a somewhat regular life. Things sound good other than that haha, did dad sell the car yet? And what is going to happen to your car? What in the storage room fell? How all of my stuff? Haha most of those clothes probably won’t fit me when I get back home, so you can wear that shirt all you want! I did get an email from spencer, he looks like he’s doing good haha. As for Courtney and her color problems haha, I don’t remember I think we were talking about fuscia and she thought that skin color was an actual color haha, she was not too happy with me when she found out I didn’t really care either way lol. And I don’t know about spencer’s shoes I think we may have sold a bit of them but not all of them. Also how my Xbox and the Xbox one is I left out for you guys?

 

Alright I hope that this was long enough for you! I feel like I’ve been typing on this one page for forever haha. But I love you and I miss you, I hope you guys get something figured out back home. Make sure you tell me more things about all the little things at home as well! Also are you thinking of sending me a year mark package?

Love Jer

 

Sept 1st


This week was good! I loved the package. Also I am going to go to Chatsworth today, so I actually have to cut emailing short, so I won’t be able to answer all of your questions haha. But I love you and thank you for the emails. I already have bishops and I sent an email to him but he never answered back so that’s why I said to ask him, same with Kevin. But thanks for everything! I love you and I miss you! I promise ill answer everything next week, along with a whole bunch of pictures from Chatsworth! I have talked to Alec I’ll see how he’s doing. I email Alec every week, and I don’t really get any emails from my family at all haha besides you and dad some times. But I have to go I’ll talk to you next week!

 

August 24th


I found that bowl in the flat that I was in at the time, I’m not living there right now though I was on exchange. Oh hey! Could you tell Kevin and former bishop Tyler Anderson to email me? Also do you think you could get ahold of Jennifer Shaver and Mr. Nash at Valley school and have them email me as well? I forgot there emails at home. Haha. This week was good we had mission tour and I got a picture with Elder Moriera of the seventy, he is a super cool guy. If he ever goes apostle I will be happy haha.  The rest of the week was pretty fun, it poured on us! Which doesn’t happen a lot in England, like it flooded the streets where I am serving haha. But it was pretty cool we had our investigators Milan and Viola and their kids come to church with us so I got to sit and draw and solve math problems on a page in my planner with Laura their 9 year old daughter haha. I haven’t gone to Chatsworth yet the weather said it had a 70 percent chance of rain today so I will wait to go until next week. It is where the queen stays when she comes up to Sheffield, super cool place haha. P day next week is on the Tuesday so it should be sunny then. I did get your package thank you for that.

 I like what you said about faith, people don’t realize that anything god has done or has asked us to do, is spiritual. It doesn’t just help us in our physical life but it helps us in our spiritual life as well. So praying about something, anything give your spirit the answer it needs to do the things that god has asked us to do. If you pray about that you can see that things are different now than they were and that god is no respecter of persons, he judges all of us the same, he created all of us that same! It’s not about picking things apart, I don’t want anyone to follow blindly, the church and god doesn’t want that. We ask people to search for answers, search for the truth, anyone can put anything online, but the only real way we can know for sure if something is true is if we pray about it. Pray about everything! God is willing to help us if we ask, if he is real he would be sitting on a cloud throwing lightning bolts at us like people think, he would be there to help us like a father should be. I know that he is there, I’ve felt him and I know that the people around us have felt him to, everyone has! It’s just about recognizing what it is when it happens. People always find something on the internet and they automatically assume that it is true, I know it’s not, but that doesn’t mean that it makes this church or the fact that god live any less true. People can say what they want. Ok that’s it for my rant haha, I know this church is true I know that everything that is it is trying to do as an organization is true, the people may not be perfect, but they are at least trying to do something good. I know joseph smith was a prophet and I know that Thomas S. Monson his successor is a prophet alive on the earth today. I’ve learned these things through prayer, it takes studying and knowledge, but nothing that involves god can be proved or disproved by physical means, it has to be prayer that does it. I know that god lives and that Jesus Christ, his son, is the savior and redeemer of the world. I could go on for hours with all of the things I know to be true because I’ve prayed about them and tested them out. To save you from that I’ll just say that I love this gospel and I love the things that it has helped me with. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

 

So yea haha uhh well I don’t really have anything to add to that... I love you and I’ll talk to you next week! Have a good week!

Love Jeremy

 

August 17th


Things are good! The people we are teaching are accepting things yea haha, but we have to get a couple of them married before we can get them baptized. This week was good there was like a lot that happened so bear with me haha. So I was on exchange for half of the week, in different areas. Once I got back to Sheffield 4 we had interviews with president the next morning so we had to wake up early for that. My interview went good, not to many things to report on there. But then for the second half of the week, we worked like mad! We got two new people, one of them Slovak and one of them from Jamaica! We scheduled both of them for baptism as well, which brings me to my next point haha. Elder Frahm and I, well I, am trying to go to this place called Chatsworth, it’s where the queen stays when she is in Sheffield, I’ve seen pictures and the place looks amazing! But elder Frahm doesn’t want to go, so we made a deal that if we scheduled someone who spoke English (which never happens in this area) then he will go. I agreed and then 2 days later we scheduled our nice Jamaican pal named spencer! Haha so now he has to go to this place with me! But yea haha so that will be fun, today we are going to go into town and see a couple museums again. I did remember my chord, so will send pictures. I didn’t get your package yet, I’ll look out for it. I am eating plenty, I have enough money, but I haven’t used very much of your 50 you sent me. I am going to get a skinny black tie now as well haha, I’m collecting ties that will match that blue suit and the suit I got in Leeds as well. But love you and I miss you, I’ll let you know if I need anything. I’m going to need to get a project car yea, I actually want to flip cars with dad when I get home. I want to learn more of how to do it! But hey check out this talk, it’s called "what is the blueprint of Christ’s church" by Elder Tad R. Callister, super good. But I’ll talk to you next week, have a good one!

Love Jer

August 10th


This week was good haha, we decided to step it up and do a lot more finding then we did last week. Our week last week only had 10 lessons and 10 hours of finding (knocking and street contacting) this week we did 14 lessons and 24 hours of finding haha, it was fun. I feel so tired but yet so alive at the same time haha. I’m happy you are doing better, it’s still going to be pretty hard but at least you’re improving. How are the Knebel’s doing? I was thinking of them a little bit ago because I noticed the picture I have of me and Chad when we met in the mtc haha. I forgot my chord again so no pictures this time, but I have some pretty cool ones haha. I don’t have to learn the language but I’d like to say that I can hold a quarter of a conversation with a Slovak person haha. Mainly just "good day, how are you today? Good? That’s good." and then all the middle stuff goes over my head haha, but then I say "alright have a good night. Goodbye!" so I’m working on it! Haha but my companion Elder Frahm is pretty cool, he’s helping me lose weight, he’s a good guy. He’s from Roy Utah and he goes home in December, he thinks that  I will be with him until he goes home, I’d be fine with that, I like it here in Slovakia. Nothing else is really new that I need to say haha, that’s super gay that the insurance said that you needed to call them while you were having a heart attack haha. But you will figure it out, you usually do. Just refrain from making that poor girl on the other line cry while you do it haha. I don’t know what I really need from home that I can think of, besides all the stuff I’m not really allowed to have haha. If you can think of something else I might want then you go ahead and send it haha. But I’m doing good here, just let me know what’s going on when you guys end up moving, or if you do. I only want to know so that I might have a little bit of an idea of where I will be when I got home haha. But anyway I love you and I miss you! I hope you have a good week.

Love Jer

August 4th


August 4

Things are good haha, I don't have to learn the language at all I just want to. And I suck at it! Haha. But its fun. The members don't feed us and we eat fine! We eat actually really well haha, healthy crap too. I got your cookies and cake, the cookies were awesome, I didn't eat them all yet, and the cake thing I shared with some other guys in Leeds because I got to go up there for Scotts baptism, it was super fun. 50 dollars is good haha, I’m staying in Sheffield for another month and a half! Haha. I’m excited for this. Things are going good here just let me know the news of if you guys are moving or not. I love you and I miss you and I’ll talk to you next week!

I got to go to the baptism but I didn't get to baptize him, president wanted someone who was there to do that. I got a bunch of pictures there though as well I just can’t send any of them to you because I don't have my chord! Haha

Sunday, August 2, 2015

July 27


oh and my address is

 Jeremy was recently transferred to a town that is mainly Slovakian.

39 Poole Road, Darnall

Sheffield S9 4JP

England

 

Well mom ha-ha you basically know what has happened to me his week. I'm super happy I got to talk to you.  My new area is great I like it a lot, my new companion is awesome he is going to help me lose weight ha-ha so I'm on my way!!! The people are really nice I like them, I'm learning a little bit of Slovak slowly, but I'll have to because I want to talk to people here not just sit there and let elder frahm talk ha-ha. The city is cool I haven't really been around yet, we have been really busy. The food is normal because the Slovak people usually don't feed us, even if they tried we would most likely turn them down. They are very poor here. I like it here a lot ha-ha, reminds me of Slovakia.

 

Thanks for the birthday wishes as well i'll talk to you next week alright? I hope you have a good time! Thanks for always being there..

 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 20th


 

That's crazy that it took you so long to get home, well I'm happy your home, just take it easy and it will heal back up. All you need to do is wait!! I do have iPads haha I'm actually emailing right now on one, well mine. We have had them for about a month and a half, they are only used for the gospel library app, nothing else, no internet, no Facebook yet, no email. Today is just an exception because the entire city's library computers are down haha. My companion got emergency transferred because another missionary got moved so he had to go to replace him in that other person’s area. My new companion is elder McNair from Arizona, he's cool. Kind of annoying and jerky, but nothing I haven't handled before. Leeds it good we haven't found anyone new since I've been here, but it is good. We are teaching a guy named Scott, he is super cool. He should be better baptized soon. He like keeps me going haha, all I need to do is see him and then it like makes my day haha. Leeds is fun it's been sunny the past week, I like it. There are different people here like every other race in the world haha, I like it. The buildings are bigger as well, the houses are smaller, and everything is like packed in tighter than the rest of England haha. For right now I have been studying preach my gospel and the Book of Mormon still. That is a good question haha. So good in fact that I am going to ask everyone around me (missionaries), I don't think you do. No one else does either haha. We have a choice to last as long as we can, for example I think if papa gave up (like I'm sure he has thought about) then he wouldn't have lasted this long. I think there is an element of will power in it, but at the same time, we made the choice to die when we accepted the savior’s plan to come down to earth. We accepted the time to die when we chose to be born, they both have to happen to follow the plan. That's what I think haha. But I better go it feels like I've emailed you like a novel mainly because I'm typing on this screen not on a keyboard. But I love you and I hope you get feeling better soon. Have a good week and take it easy. I'll talk to you next week.

Love Jeremy

 

Oh and also I talked to president about me talking to you on the phone, he said that any time I want to talk to you, all I have to do is come down to the office and he will do it. I told him that it's up to you. So if you want to talk to me in the phone when papa dies or even like now haha, just let him know and he will arrange it. He is a reasonable guy and when he knows the whole story of something, like your heart attack and how serious it was, he looks at all the options and will make the right decision. Anyway I love you and miss you!

Here's the question I asked him. Do you think there is free agency in dying or do you think when the lord calls you home you sometimes have no option. Just wondered what you thought?

July 13th

So as some of you know I had a major heart attack so this is the email after he heard about it. I am doing better and I know he was worried about me. I recently was hospitalized again and was able to talk to Jeremy.

Well holy crap mom. Things are fine here uh. Well president didn't tell me the whole story, I hope he didn't lie to me or maybe he didn't know the whole thing. Katy was the one that told all of that. I’m happy you’re alright for the most part. It’s a good thing you listened to the prompting you had to stay there when you had it. If you hadn't you may have not been here. It’s a HUGE blessing for all that to happen, well maybe not the heart attack, but all the things that saved your life. I hope the reason for you staying in Washington was that, if not and you think you should stay there until papa goes, then do it. The way a look at it is something or somebody wanted you to stay there a little bit longer haha. Kind of a crappy way to let you know you should stay in Washington but yea haha. But yea mom I love you and I wish I was there. I couldn't sleep the night that Katy told me what happened, I wanted to talk to you as well. Just to make sure you are alright. If you need to talk to me, ever, tell president. The decision is still his ultimately because he is in charge of me, but you do have a say, and with things like this you have a huge one. He’s a smart guy he would let me talk to you. It won’t make things worse haha, unless you meant make your heart attack worse, but that's over now! Hopefully. I love you.

 

As for my area its fine, my companion got emergency transferred this last week so I have anew guy. But other than that nothing has really happened. I don't know what I want for me birthday, I don't think I have anything at home that I need (besides my Xbox) other that the things you send me it’s just up to you what you get me for my birthday haha. Money is fine with me, or no money depending on what you have. But I’ll talk to you next week! Have a safe drive home if you’re going, and I love you and miss you. Have a good week, take it easy. 

Love jer

 

July 6th


I’m sure papa will last a long time yet haha, he’s too stubborn to die yet. Leeds is cool I like it a lot, we are teaching a few people one of them we are hoping to get him baptized here in a couple weeks. But yea there a lot more houses here, a lot more bigger buildings, and its super fun haha. My companion is good he is from Canada and his name is elder dubyk, we get a long pretty well. I’m doing well here, other than that just same old same old. Nothing really to exciting is happening other than that haha. But as for my birthday, I don't know what I want haha. Anything is fine with me, for right now. You can do whatever, even adding money on to me card, it’s up to you haha. It’s funny because elder dubyks birthday is 3 days before mine, so we are going to have a party haha. But yea I hope you have a good week, I love you and miss you, and I’ll talk to you next week! 

Love jer 

 

Oh and here’s a suit that I might buy from elder dubyk how does it look?? 

 

June 29th

Just a side note:
His grandfather is not doing so well so I was up visiting in Washington with him. Also the talk he refers to is by President Uchtdorf called Be Genuine.


I’m in Leeds now haha, my flat is about 10 minutes away from where we do all the big mission meetings so I don't have to take buses to get to these things anymore!! But I like it here a lot, I’m excited to keep on working here. Also it is going it be really hot this week so president has given us all permission to not wear our suit coats! Who would've ever thought he would do that haha. But I’m serving with elder Dubyk, has from Canada, has a good guy haha we have been visiting a lot of people this week so he is just tired as crap haha, so am I! Leeds is really good, super big, I haven't even been in town center yet, I heard it’s great. The transfer was fine just like all the other ones, nothing really to exciting haha. But things here are good, and they should keep getting better. As for the whole situation with papa, he’s just gonna keep coming back!! Haha he’s a fighter for sure, when he goes though I hope everyone can handle it. I told my mission president about you going to try to call me, mainly because I don't know if I’ve ever heard of that happening. But he should be good about it, I have faith in him. But I hope other than that you guys are doing well? Yea that's all I really have to say haha, but yea I love you and I’ll send you my address as well. I miss you a lot, tell everyone up there with you that I said I love them as well, and tell papa that too. But I’ll be sure to look that talk up. Have a good week! 

Love Jeremy

 

My address is:

 

18 The Orchards

Leeds LS15 7NH

England

June 23


Momma!

I am getting transferred! I am going to Leeds, finally a big city! Haha I don't know any information on what the address is or anything but I am excited for it. This next transfer should be good, hopefully my new companion elder dubyk is cool. I’ve never met him. As far as that there is really nothing to report haha I’m doing good. Sorry if this email isn't really long but I ran out of time so I need to do this quick. Interviews were good I have a lot of things to work on haha, but I plan on going for it. so yea haha the sun does come out here it’s just the collar for my shirt blocks all the sun so I have a stupid tan line like half way up my neck. Haha you tell those landlords a piece of your mind haha, I miss listening to you yell at people on the phone all the time, ah the good old days that was one of my best pass times, that and video games haha. But yea haha I love you guys a lot and I miss you. Tell papa that I love him and that I will miss him. It’s going to be hard for the rest of the family to let go I love him and I will miss him but in the end it’s just a part of life and the easier it is on him the better. But just let him know I love him. Just make sure you let president know what’s going on and then ask to talk to me. But I better go I am about to get kicked off. I’ll talk to you next week. I love you and miss you, I hope you have a good week this next week. I’ll try to do that as well. I love you! And I’ll talk to you next week. 

Love Jer.

 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

June 15th


This week has been good, nothing really new has happened. For the record my voice didn't crack, I just couldn't talk because I suck at speaking in front of people. It was a hard subject but since I only had 1 day to prepare for it, I didn't have too much time to get homesick haha. As for the things I wanted, the farewell and the exam are all the ones I can think of. I don't really remember what I have in there, but if there is anything that you want to send me, or you think I would like in my stuff, go for it! Haha your foot is still dead? When did it die? How did it die? I’ll just ask you a thousand questions and see what information I can pump out of you haha. Old people are the worst haha, crazy lady just wants to make sure she’s not being bamboozled, by your young whippersnapper shenanigans. (Thank you for spell check) but yea things are going good here, this week is the last full week, so yes next week p day will be on a Tuesday. Also we have interviews on Wednesday this week. The interview is just to see how we are doing, normally quite uneventful, but this week we also get out iPads! They are officially not all the way here but still in our hands. They have so many restrictions for now that they are pretty much electric scriptures, but that's all I really wanted them for anyway, I am not going to carry that thing around with me all the time like they say eventually I should haha. As far as teaching is concerned nothing has really changed, we have had more service projects here so it is cool, I am finally not as pail as I have been because of, well, England. So if you are going to send me anything wait until I tell you my new address. If I end up moving, I think I will I’ve been here for 6 months.  But anyway I better shut up now, I love you and miss you a whole bunch. I’ll talk to you next Tuesday, have a good week!

Love Jer

June 8th


 

Woah lots of questions haha. I heard that you were moving! from dad. But that's great that little house is still crazy expensive but that's good your out of the hotel. Things over here are good, nothing is really happening that is too different, it’s going good though. So now for the questions, let me know if I miss any.  I am not teaching anyone new just the usual few, they are doing good, beryl the 80 year old women, came to church this last Sunday so that was really good. I did hem my trousers back up, they look good surprisingly but yea haha I did a decent job. When I baptized Michael all I could really think of was not dropping him but other than that I looked back up at his kids standing at the glass and just yea thought about how long he had been waiting to do this. That’s about it haha. This week I helped a guy with cerebal palsy paint his room, he got our number and asked us for help because it was hard for him to do it, so elder Powell and I went over and helped him out, that was good. I don't really go to family home evenings the often but this week we have one scheduled with two awesome families both of them less active but it is going to be really good. We cook something every Friday for lunch, the things we make are super good, other than that sandwiches, pizza, granola and pasta are good with me haha. I make it fine on the money they give me out here, it’s perfectly enough. There is petrol stations around but not as many, no public bathrooms, the soda is super expensive there haha. The small corner shops are better, cheaper that is. In personal study I am studying preach my gospel and just the scriptures in general. I get my iPad on 2 weeks when I have interviews with president Pilkington. I haven't seen those tab things but yea I don't know if I really need them haha. And I have heard from Alec haha. But it’s been really good, lots of questions, but yea I love you and I miss you. I hope you have a good week and I let you know the price of the packages I send. But I’ll talk to you later, have a good week.

Love Jeremy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 1st


June 1

Hey mom,
this week was good, it was kind of long but fun anyways. I don’t know
why I was looking forward to this week but I guess I was haha, I can’t
believe Alec is leaving for his mission in a couple days. Hopefully he
feels ready I haven’t talked to him in a little while, but yea haha. I’m
happy you had a good time at church talking to all of my friend’s haha.
It’s always good to know people kind of remember me haha. I’m
happy papa is still around, all he needs to do it make it the best
time possible while he is here. As for me I’m doing good, just working, walking,
and talking haha a lot. But it is good here in England I really like
it still, I would’ve thought that I wouldn’t like it by now but I still
do. I don’t really need anything right now at all, I’ll be sure to let
you know when I do. I’ll talk to you guys next week, I love you and I
miss you. Have a good week!
Love Jeremy

May 26


May 26

I’m doing well, it's been a long week haha. Thank you for all of your advice, that’s exactly what everyone has been saying to me haha, including President Pilkington. I just need to sit back and think of all those people and see if I can become a little bit out of all of them, and keep on working hard, I need to work harder. For the record (I’ve told you this before) I just can't talk to family very well haha, and I think I am getting better at sharing what I’m feeling. I don’t think it’s possible to be a missionary with no feelings and still have people like you at home and wherever you're at. I have come to realize that as I work hard the lord will change me into what he wants me to be. I never thought of it like that because I was always too afraid to let him. I don’t know what my deal was, maybe my head got in the way, or I just didn't trust him enough. But I plan on doing everything I can, to make it so he can change me into whoever he needs me to be. other then all of that I am doing good, elder Powell is good, he's super quiet so it’s making me talk to people more than I have had to do in the past, but it’s really fun with him. In Grimsby there used to be 4 elders now there is only 2 so we absorb each other’s people we were teaching. But we have been trying to find people for a lot of our time this week, but nothing is really happening, so no one really new that we are teaching. But it will pick up, as long as we get to work. I am feeling good, I’m looking forward to this next week. It should be good. Thanks for always being there mom, I hope I come back still being a person that you would say that too. I love you and miss you. I’ll talk to you next week.

Love Jeremy

Oh and check out my new haircut!

May 18th


May 18

Momma!

So let me explain this whole thing with President Pilkington, I am not homesick. I’m not worried about home. I still know that I need to be out here on my mission, and I still plan on finishing as hard an I can. What our conversation was about, was just me asking him what I could do to change on my mission and what I could do to find out who the person is I want to turn into. So I will ask you the same questions I asked him. What are some questions I could ask myself to find out where I’m at, and where I want to be? and I’ll ask you one that I didn’t ask him, what would be some things that you would want to change about me on my mission and what are some things that I could change to be better? Coming out on a mission wasn’t too much of a culture shock, I’m not that much of a hermit that I can’t handle talking to people haha. I’m fine mom, I’m just seeing how I can improve, you don’t need to worry about me, and I can do this :). And for the record I still don’t really trust you driving a 4 wheel drive truck haha. But yea this week has been good my first week with elder Powell haha, has a pretty good guy, has shy but good. I’m looking forward to this next transfer with him, especially that we combined two areas into one so now we have like the most investigators and less actives I have seen my whole mission. Haha it’s going to be good. But that’s about it for me I may be getting kicked off of the computer soon so I’ll talk to you next week! I love and miss you have a good week.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 10th. Mothers day phone call!

We got to sort of Skype with Jeremy. Our connection was really bad and had issues talking with him but then his technologically advanced brothers got him on google hangout and we were able to talk to him. Such a fun conversation! So good to see him and to know all is well with him. Did a mothers heart good seeing him!

Jeremy was trying to teach me how to do a screen shot.

May 5th with pictures of his first baptism!


Hey mom, that’s nuts that you guys went to California! I’m so jealous! Thanks for all the pictures. Michael got baptized this last week so that was pretty awesome. I’ll send a few pictures. Also I found out more about I pads they are coming and they are going to be free. I won’t get to keep them though haha. I can’t find the email you sent me! But I’ll send a few pictures from the baptism.

 Jeremy with group of elders.
 San Diego sunrise! We were there for a week visiting our navy son Spencer. Just thought I would throw this one in because it was so beautiful!
Jeremy with group of Elders
Michael and his family
Jeremy with his companion and Michael, his first baptism.
Jeremy with a snake.
 

April 27th


I am doing good, Elder Green and I have been working hard knocking on doors haha. I have also been losing weight so hopefully I can keep goin! Michael hasn’t gotten baptized this week, he is going to get baptized this next weekend though so next p day I can send you pictures of it, along with the past like however long I haven’t sent pictures to you. but other than that it has been good out here, a lot more sunny the past few days haha, tell grandma and grandpas thank you for the money. I might just keep it on the card for now, I am going to try to not spend any personal funds at all. So yea haha it has been good. Yea you’re still old, haha! That sucks you guys have to move again but it least you don’t have to move all the crap we have out of the storage unit haha. Things will pick up when you get a job, just think maybe you didn’t get a job because you getting a job would’ve kept you from going to Washington and to San Diego (which I’m jealous of by the way take lots of pictures). Alec emailed me and that’s crazy haha, he has the strip in his mission!! And I knew about the ward splitting that sucks also, and that’s terrible that Bro Frame died, he was the one that taught me the temple prep course in 2 weeks instead of 5 haha, but he’s in a better place. England is going good, hopefully you guys have a place to skype me in a couple weeks. Oh ya! And the mission is getting iPads!! I don’t know too many details on it yet but I am excited for that. I’ll tell you more about it next week after the meeting in Leeds explaining it all to us. But you have fun in San Diego send me all the pictures of everyone, I love you and miss you!

Have a good week!

Jeremy