Howzit-Elder Flexy!


 Elder Flexy 2:5 -email-
Mama

     things are going fantastic!!! we have found thirty two new investigators since i got here we are on fire we are teaching like crazy. but now its getting out of hand because we have a hard time seeing everyone we need to. but the work is going awesome and the time is flying by. it turns out when you work your butt off every day the days go by fast. yep we have had some awesome experiances when we have visited one of the members. And he is a spiritual giant so we go visit him and we feel the spirit so strong. He is a return missionary and he was honorably sent home after eighteen months because he burnt out but he did more work in that eighteen months than most two missionaries do in there entire missions. I have been writing in my journal almost every day. Our teaching and finding we are doing both very well. and tell you the truth me and Elder martin are probably the most obediant missionaries in the mission. So God has blessed us for it things have just been working out its so nice. My favorite part of SA is the fact the people actually walk places so street finding is amazing here. you could stand at one corner all day and contact over a hundred people. CRAZY HUH!!!! anyway just know i’m working my can off and i will till the end of my mission. Love you Mama

                                                                            Love, Elder Flexy        


Baba,

      Thats awesome that Brother _____ is getting involved. So i met this Elder in my zone his name is Elder A__ and his family came to visit us and we met his dad. And he reminds me of me and you.:) Him and his dad are so, so, so similar kinda like you and me. Its pretty sweet these missionaries are very powerful! Not too obediant but they are great teachers. and i’ve learned a lot from them. Anyway love you Baba.
                                                                         


                                                                           Love, Elder Flexy

Sunday Best!


Matthew 22:15-22
15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar? or not? 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21 The say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. 

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Just like we have tax laws, 
the people in Jesus’ time had tax laws too. 
When the Pharisees wanted to trick Jesus,  
he was aware of their desire to deceive Him. 
When He asked for a coin, 
He was showing us that we should
 obey the laws of the land. 
“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s”. 
But He also said “unto God the things that are God’s.”
 What is God’s? Everything. 
We are His. Our life is His, Our time is His.
 Even in a government without much freedom, 
our hearts can be His. 
We can obey the laws and love and obey God.  
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We believe in 
obeying the law.
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Article of Faith #12 
We believe in being subject to 
kings, presidents, rulers, 
and magistrates, 
in obeying, honoring, and 
sustaining the law. 
Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy

Family History Friday (FHF): Hot Seat!

I know summer is 
basically over. 
For my youngest, 
school started this week,
 but I thought you might like 
some fun ideas for your next 
family reunion or gathering
I found a great web site 
that has a fun idea. 
It’s called the 
“Family History Hot Seat.”  
You can find it here at 
FamilyHistoryProducts.com. 
I plan on doing something like this 
at our next Christmas Party. 
What a great idea! 
I’ll then make copies of the 
Hot Seat recording for each family.  
Check it out. Fun! 
Happy Family History Friday!
 Love, Joy

Shelter is good!

We recently had the most amazingly “windy” storm pass through our neighborhood. I don’t mind a breeze, but this was a wind! As Winnie the Pooh would say, it was “a blustery day!” Rain is good and I usually don’t mind it. Everything smells clean and fresh after the rain. I love a good snow storm, especially if I don’t have to go anywhere. But the wind scares me a little bit. Maybe because we have 11 really tall pine trees around our home. I don’t know, maybe it’s because sometimes I feel like I’m in “The Wizard of Oz”, and the house is going to lift right up and blow away. It’s a scary time to me. Some time during the middle of this windy storm, I was thinking how blessed we are to have a home. Our home has protected us from all kinds of weather. It has kept us warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and dry when there’s rain or snow. We can lock the door and feel safe. We can put on our pj’s, and wander around, and no one cares. While I was thinking about how blessed we are to have a home, it hit me that our home has sheltered us from other storms too. These storms that are not always visible, but can be every bit as devastating.  These storms come along unexpectedly. If we were to think of our home and the structure of it, different things go together to make it. There are beams, 2X4’s, sheet rock, tile, brick, siding, a roof, and windows, etc. All of these things, and more, are what makes the home solid and strong, but not indestructible. In the same way, there are different things that make our home solid and strong. Things we can’t see. The first would be desire. To desire a strong and solid home would motivate anyone to do whatever it takes to make it that way. Love, maybe even charity, would be very important. Patience, and compassion. Kindness, sharing what we have. Even selflessness. Hard work. No one wants to work alone. I believe that a family, to be solid and strong, must believe in God. If we believe in God, we want to live a life of devotion to Him. To give glory to Him by the way we live, and act, as a family, and a people. If we build a solid and strong home in this way, it can protect us from the storms that will come. Storms like: loss of a job, wayward children, substance abuse, etc. Some of the storms we may deal with are huge! Some are just the daily struggles that we all have. They can wear you down too. That doesn’t mean we won’t be a little scared from time to time, when we hear or see the storms around us. We will know that we have done what it takes to have a strong home. We will believe, and know we are safe. 

Howzit-Elder Flexy!


Elder Flexy 2:4 -email-

Mom,

Ya i’m so glad tasha is doing great. things are going good the work is really slow but we are working our butts off! anyway about your questions. I have not mailed a letter yet we haven’t really had time. we work all day and when we get home we just crash its hard work but its fun. And no i haven’t received any letters yet but its all good. our area is mostly city and large town areas tracting in our area doesn’t really work so we just find near members homes. My companion is awesome me and him are probably the most obediant missionaries in the mission. but we still have fun. the accents are pretty sweet but the older indians have super thick accents and they speak really fast so you can’t really understand them. who knew you need the gift of tongues to understand english. 🙂 ya i do stand out a lot people just stare at me sometimes its kinda creepy. we have some investigators that are doing really well they are progressing. we have had some powerful lessons. we have had some really disgusting curry dishes man they are aweful but we eat them anyway but there is this really good stuff its kinda like mashed potatoes but its called pop its pretty good. anyway things are going great i’m learning Zulu and Sign language too anyway better go love ya
                                       Love Elder Flexy


Dad,

Thats awesome to hear all things are going good at home so we had our first Zone Conferance it was six hours long!!!!!! ya but we are learning a lot. we hear that Elder Holland is coming to our mission and we will get to meet him!! but thats kinda scary cause last time he came he send some elders home cause he knew they werent obediant. anyway love you Baba.
                                        Love Elder Flexy

Family History Friday (FHF): On Family History!

“We must not be weary in well doing.

 Should we feel our 

contribution in this sacred 

work is small or insignificant, 

we remember that ‘the worth 

of souls is great in the sight of God.’

D&C 18:10

Is it any wonder that when we 

receive a testimony of this 

work, we desire to give so much 

to its progress and its 

advancement? Barriers evaporate 

as mists before the morning 

sun. When we perform our work 

with abiding faith, we will 


qualify for the desired blessings.”
                                                     
        -Thomas S. Monson

Happy Family History Friday! Love, Joy

Howzit! Elder Flexy!

Elder Flexy 2:3 -email-
Mama, things are going good here the work here is really really slow but the people are learning slowly and steadily. my area has very rich and very poor. my companion said that it has the most white people which is funny cause there are very few whites. We talk to a lot of muslims, and Hindus. key word being talk because we are not supposed to teach them. Good job on quiting pop!!!!!! thats great! ya playing soccer is super fun and no we don’t use shin guards but the way they play down here is differant. Not that the rules are differant but they don’t kick very hard at all so you don’t have to worry. ya the food here is good one of the elders in our zone got some american candy from home and it was so good!!!! I’m starting to like curry its pretty yummy stuff if its made right. anyway i’m finnishing up the book of 2 Nephi its super confusing. anyway we don’t have any baptisms yet but they will come anyway gotta go. Love, Elder Flexy   

Favorite TV/Movie Quotes!

-Sleepless in Seattle-




Doctor Marcia Fieldstone: People who truly loved once are far more likely to love again. Sam, do you think there’s someone out there you could love as much as your wife? 

Sam Baldwin: Well, Dr. Marcia Fieldstone, that’s hard to imagine. 

Doctor Marcia Fieldstone: What are you going to do? 

Sam Baldwin: Well, I’m gonna get out of bed every morning… breathe in and out all day long. Then, after a while I won’t have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breathe in and out… and, then after a while, I won’t have to think about how I had it great and perfect for a while. 

Doctor Marcia Fieldstone: Tell me what was so special about your wife? 

Sam Baldwin: Well, how long is your program? Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.