Monday, December 26, 2016

Week 24

Tuesday- After emails, we went to Faith Hope Love and did service. After that Elder Kay went and I ate McCallister's. (We had a VIP card thingy; free food!) Then met a inactive who loves the missionaries. He is a manager there. He gave us and our bikes a ride home because it was cold! Then Lance Felt picked us up for volleyball. We played that for a bit and then Brother Felt took us home. 

Wednesday- We had district meeting and then I was on exchanges with Elder Caldes! It was a really nice time! :) We had Spanish study and then ate lunch with an investigator and a less active member. Then we did service at Faith Hope Love! We wrapped presents just like the day before!! I'm a dang pro at wrapping presents!! Then we had dinner at a Spanish members home! One of their kids looks just like my little brother Bryan! It was crazy cool! Then we contacted some referrals! One was G! He is freaking crazy! hahaha. But we got in his house and had a great lesson! Great time. Then I stayed night in Spanish's apt. 

Thursday- We had personal study, then rode back to my apartment and we all had an exchange review there. Then we went to the Family History center and did Family History for an hour! I found me 3 names to do at the temple! :) Super excited!!!!! Then we went finding and met T. He's a nice kid. We are gonna try to stop by again soon!  We had lunch in the apartment and then choir practice! It was a nice time! We have got to practice a little more before Sunday! I felt sick and tired all day. So then Spanish gave us some food that someone had given them! Then we saw Sister Strieby and biked to the Vanderkrats for dinner. They fed us Shrimp Alfredo for dinner! Plus it was Elder Kay's birthday! So they had a birthday cake!  Then we went and played basketball at church. TONS of people there! iI was fun though! "Crossed" one of the Boxwell bros up! hahah. they are REALLY GOOD!!!! then we went to the apartment. 

Friday-  We woke up and studied, then had a quick weekly planning! We had a baptismal interview at the Family History center with the zone leaders. We taught her the last lesson right before! She is all good to get baptized Wednesday! :) After that we had lunch in the apartment and then went finding. We didn't meet anyone.... stopped by W.'s to get Elder Kay a hair cut. That was my birthday present to him! hahaha. Then we went and did service at the Felt's house! We painted there for a good bit, then we went to a house and helped make dinner. Tamales......I am still not a fan! lol. then we went to the apartment and cleaned up and went to bed. 

Saturday-  Christmas Eve! We went and had choir practice at the Folsom's house. Church was locked and we don't have a new key! hahaha. Then I was on exchanges with Elder Caldes again while Elder Kay got his foot looked at! We played muchikin during lunch! It was pretty fun! I won the game I played!!! lol. So then we did service at the Barney's by wrapping Christmas after an appointment fell through. We did some home teaching with him. Then he dropped us off at our apartment. Elder Kay left our phone in the Spanish elders car.... so we had no phone. Finally Lance felt came and picked us up for dinner. After dinner at the Fairbanks, we went and played games as a district at the Family History center! We played freeze and murderer in the dark. It was a great time. 

Sunday-  Christmas! I got up at 6 and prayed! Fell asleep.... then finished prayer! lol. I went in living room and opened my presents. Got almost all of them right! hahaha. Then I made breakfast for the district. It took a while but everyone seemed to have liked it! Then we went to church. I sang in the choir in the church program. That ran over.... so got to Skype late.... it was great to see the family! I enjoyed it! We stayed to the hour! Then we left later that day and we ate at the Hansen's home! We had shepherds supper. We ate fish and bread in the candle light. It was neat to see how people use to eat in the old times. We went home after dinner and went to bed after a good hard workout! 

Monday-  I did laundry and studied, then we went around town and got some cool pics. We got chewed out by a railroad worker for being near the railroad! lol. All is okay though. He let us off easy! Got some nice pictures though! We didn't go shopping. I don't need anything. We ate a quesadilla for lunch and now I'm here!

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 23

Monday- After emailing, we went to play basketball at the rec center! I balled it up as usual. Had to take Elder Kay to the hospital for his broken ankles!!! THAT WAS EXPENSIVE FOR HIM!!! jk. No hospital visits! Just an ice pack or two. We got cleaned up and then biked to the Freston's for dinner. We had Navajo tacos for dinner! It was pretty good. Then we biked to an appt. On way there I rode through a huge patch of hard stickers. I had like 30 in each tire. We biked like 30 mph all the way to Walmart! Got there right before they let out of air. I grabbed some slime and on way out a lady took it and bought it for me! Sweet!! Then we got the Spanish elders to pick us up. In the parking lot, loading bikes, a Spanish guy came up to us and Elder Kay bought his tamales so that the Spanish elders could get his # to go by and see him!! We went home at 915 and tried to fix tires. 

Tuesday-  I woke up and one tire was flat still! So I put my spare tube on and then fixed it as my morning workout. Changing bike tires is harder than car tires!!!! We had studies then District Meeting. After DM, everyone came over and I made a huge thing of Mac & Cheese!!! So then i came up with our idea for our skit for Jingle Jam! Then we went on exchanges. I was with Elder Clarke. We rode around looking for less actives ALL afternoon! We biked close to 10 miles! hahahah. I almost got eaten by 8 dogs! I pulled my knife when one came running at me! It bit my tire!! lol. Then we stopped and got some cool pics lol. We went on ward business seeing some people that haven't come to church often and then went to volleyball. yes... No Dinner! lol. 

Wednesday- We woke up and had studies and exchanged back! We went to Faith Hope Love and did service. Then we biked all the way to north side of town and taught L! Then we biked in a canal! I didn't know canals have drop offs... so I crashed! lol. BUT NO scratches on bike!! lol. Then we went to the apartmentt and then were picked up for a baptismal interview! We did that and then picked up some McCallister's coupons from a manager of McCallister's in our ward. Then we biked to a member's house for a ride to go caroling with the youth. No dinner again! 

Thursday- Studied and then did service at Faith Hope Love again! We had choir practice at Sister Davis's house. Then we had lunch in the apartment and went to do a baptismal interview for Pecos River area. After that Elder Kay went to Lubbock and I went on exchanges with the Spanish elders to refresh some of my Spanish! Great night. We went to basketball too. That was fun! I won 2 free hair cuts from a barber that comes out and balls with us! I made a deal with him and then spanked him! hahaha. #baller! That night I stayed in their sweet apartment! 

Friday- I was on exchanges till about 8 pm that night. We met some really cool people for the Spanish elders to teach. Once Elder Kay got back, we got him unpacked and he cut the Spanish elders' hair. 

Saturday-  After studies, we rode with the Spanish elders to church and stayed for the 2 baptisms. After those Tex picked us up and we went and eat at a Chinese buffet! It was crazy good. I love a good egg roll every now and then! Then we did some weekly planning and went through our area book. We totally and found a ton of former investigators to try by soon! Then we ate at the Barneys' home and helped them set up for a party. Right before we left, a ton of cheerleaders show up..... It's cold, dark, fireplace is going, and immodest cheerleaders show up...So we left as soon as possible! lol. Tex dropped us off at the W's. We taught them and then Spanish elders picked us up and we went back to the apartment. Busy day!

Sunday- Woke up 45 min early and made pancakes for us and the Pecos River elders. Then we had correlation meeting, ward council, and church. That was fun! Then we went and met a less active and talked with her. After that we had lunch. Elder Kay borrowed Elder Aquino's bike and we crashed. It tore up my rim and broke the gear shift on Elder Aquino's bike! Not good! We went back to apartment and packed. Then we practiced our skit! Put everything in the car and rode to Lubbock. I took my rim and the bike to get fixed in Lubbock! We stayed in the Quaker Heights apartment again! What a great time!

Monday- JINGLE JAM!!! We dropped bikes off at Velocity after trying to find Elder Caldez a suit at cheap thrift stores! lol. We did our skit at Jingle Jam!! It went great!! We had tons of fun there. We got to watch The Saratov Approach! That was a sweet movie! I think I've seen it once before. Then we picked up the bikes, ran errands, and then drove back! The bike cost me $80 to fix! I hate bikes! lol. But all is well. We drove back and fixed my bike up and gave other elder his and said to never bring it back.  

Tuesday- I woke up today, replied to some letters, did laundry and studied. Then we went shopping and now I'm on emailing! 

Hope you all have a great week and Christmas! Can't wait to see my family Sunday! Stay safe! 

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Week 22 Hello Carlsbad, New Mexico

Monday- I said goodbyes after buying a suitcase! Then we had dinner at the PIPKINS'! I did laundry and finished packing. Busy and stressful day!

Tuesday- Transfer day....We woke up at 330 am and drove to Dumas. We picked elder hatch up, and then drove to Amarillo. I got on transfer van in Amarillo and rode to Lubbock! I got to ride with a bunch of friends! So then in Lubbock, I was on exchanges till 630 pm. We ate lunch at a place called Rosa's. It was Taco Tuesday! It was great!! After dinner, I got my bike (it had a scratch on it.... -__-) and then i drove all the way to Carlsbad with Elder Aquino. We got there at like 930 pm. I unpacked and slept! 

Wednesday- We studied and then did service at Faith, Hope, Love Then we ate with the Winnian's at Buffalo Wild Wings!! I had an amazing burger! Tex is the best "woman" lol. He calls his wife woman all the time! #goals He's super funny!!! hahaha.  Then we saw JH and Sister Strieby. We had dinner at the Bennett's and watched part of Meet the Mormons with them! We shared a spiritual though with them before leaving! It was a pretty awesome night. We ate at Arby's with them!

Thursday- We did service at Faith, Hope, Love again! Then we had lunch in the apartment. We went walking and taught L. He's a pretty nice guy! Then we biked to the library and taught KB! She's 9 and is getting baptized soon! We biked to the Vanderkratt's afterward and had dinner there. Sister Vanderkratt thought I was starving... she gave me 5  tacos, 1 thing of nachos, and a huge slice of apple pie with ice cream! I was SOOO full after that!! Then we played basketball.It was a pretty great night! L. came to play ball and "died" after the first game. lol. # smokingprobs. (he didn't actually die....) hahah. 

Friday-  After studies we biked around town and asked around for service! I got to see a ton of the town. Then we did weekly planning and ate in the apartment. A member brought us burgers and then another bought us and 6 other missionaries Domino's pizza!!!! YES! I love it!!! Then we rode to Lubbock and I slept the whole ride. We stayed night with Elders Page and Fernandez. They were the ones I was on exchanges with Tuesday! 

Saturday- I was able to hear from Elder RASBAND!!!! The apostle!!! Amazing time!!! Then we ate Taco Bell on way out! On the ride back, I slept the whole way!!! We taught L and had dinner in the apartment. We taught T and M and set baptismal dates with them! They are great young couple that had a kid. Really trying to improve their lives.

Sunday- We woke up and rode to church with the WML (Ward Mission Leader), Brother Freston. We had Ward correlation meeting and then ward council and then church! Great time! One guy from my ward served with a member who was raised in my ward back home!!! Crazy!!! Then we went walking to teach. No luck. We went to choir practice and after choir we went and saw the W family. I made mac and cheese for me and 3 other elders and then had personal study. Great day!

Monday-  did laundry at the mat, studied, and then we went shopping. I stocked the apartment. Then we had lunch in the apartment and now I'm here!! 

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 21 Goodbye Perryton...

Monday- After emails we went to the Senior center and put up lights after eating with them!  Then we went and looked in stores. I didn't buy anything. I wrote letters and ate diner before leaving to Spearman. In Spearman we saw a less active named J and then did laundry and talked to M Garnett. 

Tuesday- We drove to district meeting and afterwards we drove back to Perryton! hahaha. We had a personal study. Then helped Brother Wooten move out and then saw MG. Then we left for the Pipkins' and ate dinner there! Sister Pipkin can cook!! We are eating there tonight too!!! I love the Pipkins'. Later we came back and had some language study. Today was tons of travel!

Wednesday- We had a district call after studies. Then we went and helped at the Senior center! It was pretty awesome as usual. Afterward we pulled painting tape off of D's house. Then we had some language studies and later we taught D and had dinner afterward. We knocked on some doors, but that didn't go well. No one wanted to talk to us. Finally we saw R and the M family that night! 

Thursday- We went knocking after a lesson fell through in the morning! Still no success. We had lunch in the apartment and did service at the Crisis Center and the museum. It was pretty fun! Then we knocked some more and I met my first Lutheran, E. She was nice, but we didn't get to teach her. We had dinner in the apartment and went and helped someone move in for 30 min. We also went to see M and then N. It was a nice night. I am sad that N just wont read the Book of Mormon....We all have agency....

Friday- We studied and went to Senior center! Nancy fried me some fish!!! It was good! hahah. After that, we did some weekly planning and we saw M and her family and had a lesson! Great time even though her husband was basically interrogating us! Then we saw C and then R. Brother Farnsworth came to that lesson! Afterward, he RAN across town to the next appointment! lol. We rode our bikes. On the way to that next lesson with R, we stopped at Pak-a-Sak because I felt we needed to. We used the bathroom of course and on way out, i felt to prompting to say hey to the girl at register. We started to talk to her and then invited her to church! She said that she's been looking a church and would come sometime soon!! How awesome!! #promptingfollowed Then we went to R's and then biked home slow because the snow was making the road wet!

Saturday-  Woke up and messed with the snow just a little. It was melting away already. :'( Then we walked ALL DAY! We walked a huge lap around town! My knees were killing me that night, but we met a guy named T and taught him while he was frying a pig! Then we saw H. I got us in by asking to use his bathroom!! It was great!! lol. Then we saw the M's and taught N...she still wouldn't read the Book of Mormon!! ugh!!!!!! Then we saw Rs kids! We were sitting in the living room when all of a sudden the rent lady and R's girlfriend busted in arguing! So we took the kids to the kitchen and taught them what the Book of Mormon is! Then we went home. CRAZY NIGHT!!! I also got the call to tell me that I'll be serving in Carlsbad, NM for at least the next six weeks!!!

Sunday- We went to church and had break the fast afterward! I ate too much as usual! So we biked it off rest of day! We went around saying goodbyes after church and teaching when possible. I got pics with some of my favorites! Then we had dinner with R and watched the First Presidency's Christmas devotional. We went to see the M's to get a pic and then they gave us a ride home! It was a busy day!

Monday- I went hunting a suit case this morning! I finally found one for $100! hahahah. I bought it and now we are emailing. I will have to pack most of the rest of day probably. 

Love y'all! Be back next week!!

Elder Nathan Zeagler

Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 20

Monday- We had lunch at the Senior center since they weren't going be open rest of the week. Then we did laundry and shopped!! I got a few necessities!  Then we cleaned the apartment some and I wrote letters. After dinner in the apartment we went out biking and saw a few people! It was a busy night. We biked 8 miles in 3 hours!!

Tuesday- We got up, had breakfast, and rode to district meeting!! After a great  we ate at Roadhouse 287. It was a pretty good time! FREE YEAST ROLLS! So I had like 10+ and then a burger. My stomach was SOOO bloated. It was bad! haha. Then we had exchanges in Dumas! Elder Smith and I went out and biked and taught a ton of awesome people. We had some great lessons! A funny experience when we knocked a recent convert's door! Her son answered, saw me, and said, "Well that a D@#% shame!!!". I was devastated. Apparently, he likes Elder Hatch! hahaha. 

Wednesday- We studied and took Dumas to Walmart! While we were there...I got happy and bought me a hatchet and knife combo set for $15!! lol. So now I'm packing even more!!! :) Then we did service at the museum and helped move Christmas stuff out of storage. Afterwards, Elder Pierson and I left and drove back! We got back and biked and talked to a lot of new people. We had a few lessons before dinner and after dinner we saw R, F, and a less active member named M. We had great lessons with them all!

Thursday- THANKSGIVING!! We studied and then knocked doors!!! People told us to go away as nice as possible!("We're busy") So we ended up biking and seeing the grandson of lady who runs Senior center. We threw football with him for like 30 min to an hour! That kid could throw!!! Then we rode to Spearman with Brother Charles! We took cookies and ate at the Garnett's home. We played ball with them in proselyting clothes. I did borrow some "go fasters" (tennis shoes) and then we played some board games. It was a great time! Except... They had guns out and I couldn't touch!! We rode home, talked to our neighbor, and then stayed in the apartment like we were suppose to for the rest of night! It was a good day, but just didn't feel same being without family.

Friday- Busy day... after studies did weekly planning and then had lunch. We went and tried to teach but our lessons fell through.... so we just contacted and found some really nice people! Then had dinner and after dinner we went and tried some lessons. We taught R again. She's so ready but doesn't think she  is! So afterward we had language study, during which I made some brownies!!! lol. 

Saturday- We drove to Dalhart for a baptismal interview! What a drive!!!! It took over an hour!!! Then we drove back and had lunch. After lunch we rode with Brother Farnsworth to Spearman and helped new members move in!! It was fun to get in some good labor! hahah. I love working hard!! Then we rode back and ate with the Farnsworths'! Then we saw R, a less active and invited him to church! (He came!!!)

Sunday- We went to church and learned! I bless the Sacrament most weeks! I love that!! It's such a privilege!!! Then I listen to talks. I learned a ton about Mormon in Sunday School! It was nice! Then after church was over we had lunch in the apartment and tried to teach a ton! We saw R and had an AMAZING LESSON!! Then we saw P (HE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE MARTY LEE!!!! I'LL TRY TO GET A PICTURE SOON!!) and we helped D clean up in his house and visited with him. Later we ate dinner, saw R, and then studied in Spanish some. 

Monday-  came here after studies as always!


Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week 19

Monday- We emailed and then we went shopping real quick. I grabbed some necessities and then we washed the car and shopped at Walls. I got a speedometer/odometer for my bike for $5!!! Then we had lunch and washed laundry. I wrote some letters and took a short nap. We stayed in Perryton this week! Pretty sweet! We saw C, D, and M. Great lessons and so happy to help people here. I kinda like staying here on Mondays.... lol. P-day seems to last longer! hahaha. 

Tuesday- I woke up at 6 am and got ready to go to district meeting. We had an extra 30 minute drive! lol. I drove as usual and then we picked Dumas up and had district meeting. After district meeting we took Dumas to shop because they have no car! I got me a few snacks..... I bought a big bag of caramel cremes! Sad to say..... they were gone in 2 days. ;'( I love those!!! so then we drove back and had "Linner"!(lunch/dinner). We went out and contacted and taught some. Then finally we had personal study and language study at night. 

Wednesday- We went and did service at the Senior Center (thanksgiving feast! hence me passed out on couch! LOL!!!!!) I love that place. We taught C afterward and then went and got new tires. Then we contacted in the ghetto trailer park! We met two awesome people who seem interested in the gospel! Then we met a 17 year old named D. He is not the most interested, but we taught him. Then we taught R with Sister Rodarte! pretty sweet! I talked in Spanish during the lesson and am still reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish with them! Then we had dinner finally. 

Thursday- We went to a funeral after studies to support an investigator! We stayed like 10 min of it.... the Spirit was not there! So we left!!!!! We went back and studied and then did service at the Crisis Center! After that we studied language and had lunch. We drove to Spearman after lunch and picked up our laundry detergent from the Garnetts' and then saw some people in Spearman. We ate dinner with the Pipkins' and then came back and saw the M kids. It was a pretty sweet day. 

Friday- We did service at the Senior center! We had grilled cheese and beef stew! It was great because it was freezing that day!!! Then we did service at the museum and weekly planning! We had dinner and contacted a wonderful lady named A! Then we saw R and later we went to get gas. 

Saturday- We went and cleaned out W's gutters again! I love service! I was on a roof in full proselyting clothes!!! It was so fun!  Then we contacted after our appointments fell through! We had lunch and did service by tearing up a linoleum floor! Again in PROSELYTING CLOTHES!!! lol. I was so hot! But it was a pretty fun time!! Then we taught some others and found a lady we had talked to a long time ago and never found! She's so ready!!! We saw N and had dinner and language. I was chased by 2 dogs! They hate me!!!!!!

Sunday- I woke up at 4 am dying of coughing and fever! I went back to bed 20 min later. I went to church sick. We stayed for baptism and snacks and then we came back to the apartment and i took a short nap for our lunch hour. Then we went out and taught! I biked 8 miles sick on Sunday!  #dedication. We had a really great day though! I made pancakes for dinner!

Monday- I cooked breakfast this morning and then I called an investigator on way here. We are helping him again! I cant wait for the adventures today!!!

Matthew 24:27- NC is the place to live! We will see Jesus first! lol 

4 Nephi 1:16- "if you want to be happy, live the gospel!"

Just two scriptures from my studies today! Enjoy!

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Week 18

Monday- We left emails and ate lunch at the apt. I wrote letters while Elder Pierson took a nap! lol. Then we cleaned and packed and left for Spearman. We saw some people there and had dinner with the Mayes' family on their front porch because no Priest aged man or older was home! lol. Great day. 

Tuesday- We left early in the morning and picked up Dumas and drove them with us to Amarillo. I had to drive! hahaha. I love to drive!!! We had interviews during car inspections; and that was amazing!!! President Heap is the best!!Then we had zone conference! I had to give opening prayer. Pretty cool!! I learned a ton there. Then we went and got bike tubes and then dropped off Dumas and drove back to Perrryton. Crazy day! A ton of driving. 

Wednesday-  We studied and then did service at the Senior center! Then we went and did service at the museum!! Then contacted and taught some. Very slow day, but we had a great lesson with T and Brother Farnsworth. Lessons with a member present are the best! Then we got to see R. She's over half way done with the BOM!!!!!

Thursday- Well.... We and did service by cleaning gutters and I got cut on right wrist above my artery... luckily it wasn't too bad. I applied pressure and stopped bleeding. :) Then we got changed and biked to Crisis Center. We stopped on way there to talk to an investigator outside and I got bit by a dog! I punted that sucker! He flew like 4 feet! lol. He drew blood.... then we went and served at Crisis Center. Then biked to get flu shots and gave a statement to animal control. We taught the rest of the night. 

Friday- Did service at Senoir center after studies. N (cook) gave us tons of leftovers! The we did service for the Boy Scouts by sorting popcorn.  We did weekly planning and taught after that. Then we drove to Borger for exchanges. 

Saturday- I went on exchanges with Elder Padelsky. We contacted 6 hrs...... enough said! Needless to say... I am way better at contacting now! hahahha. We had dinner with a member there and then we drove back. 

Sunday- CHURCH!!! LOVE IT!!! Busy day. Biked after lunch and taught a ton! I put my newly acquired skills to good use and all went well! We shared a ton of Mormon messages. 

Monday- I'm here!

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 17

Monday- After emails we had lunch in the apt and the we went and played some basket ball!! That was pretty fun. I was killing the 3's. I wish I was this good during church ball! lol. Then we wrote letters in the apt and the went to Spearman and ate dinner with the Garnett's and played Catan...weird game... lol. Stayed in the bunk house. I also made my planner cover!

Tuesday-  We had district meeting and then went on exchanges! Elder Hatch and I biked most of day! (They don't have a car) So we went and did service and taught some people. Knocked a ton and contacted one referral! Pretty great day. Elder hatch is amazing! He teaches me a ton each time I go on exchanges with him! Learned I need to pray for strength! (that helped for Saturday! btw). A member brought us Taco Bell! #blessed!!

Wednesday- We went and did service at the museum. We dusted! lol. Then we taught E. (she got baptized this sat!! 11/5) Then we had lunch in Dumas's apt. Was pretty great! I took a nap instead of eating! lol. I was exhausted. Then we went finding and had E's baptismal interview. So that was fun. Rode home and then taught N. with brother Farnsworth. That was sweet. Then we saw R and had dinner. Pretty sweet day! My comp shot me though... with an acorn! It left a paintball whelp! lol 

Thursday- We studied as usual and then contacted a guy named J. Pretty cool guy. He might call us to help him paint inside his house/remodel! lol. I might know a little about that..... lol.  Then we did service at the Crisis Center and taught K. After that we had dinner in the apt and then saw T with Brother Farnsworth and saw R! Great lessons.

Friday- We studied and then served at the Senior center. After the Senior center we changed and served at the museum!! That was fun! We got to see tons of cool stuff :D. Then we did weekly planning and had dinner. We saw M and then the M. family. It was a pretty busy day of service!! Elder Pierson asked a random guy to use his toilet! lol. 

Saturday- BUSY!!!!!! I crashed in front of Shopko and popped a tire. We were heading to get Elder Pierson a tube! Lol. KARMA!!! So I walked my bike home...then we saw several people after I put a wheel from my old bike on. We biked and taught a ton of people. One drunk guy we taught was about to fight us... lol. But it all was good! Then on way to another appt.... I popped my other tire! So a member was driving into town and gave us a ride to our apt to get the car to pic up the bikes! Lol. So we took them back and then taught R's son, D and his friend. Great day even with the adversities I had. 

Sunday- FAST Sunday! I love it!!! I bore my testimony as always and learned a ton from others. Ate at church afterward and then went to the apt and studied some Spanish! i was so full that I fell asleep last 10-15 min. lol. Need to repent! haha. Then we parked the car on a street and walked around and taught people and contacted. We had dinner and then taught R and he said he'd walk to church with us Sunday!!! Then we taught J.(The guy whose toilet Elder Pierson used!!) lol. Another great day overall!!

Monday- studied and set up a dinner apt for tonight! And now we here

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Week 16 - Happy Halloween!


Monday- We went shopping and I stocked my cabinets because I found out I was staying in Perryton! lol. So I am good to last hopefully the whole transfer! We will see. Then we ate lunch at the Senior Center and Elder Olmos said his goodbyes to everyone there! I just ate free home cooked food lol. Then we went back to the apartment and I wrote letters. Then I cleaned the apartment some while Elder Olmos packed. We went to Spearman and did laundry and played ticket to ride at the Garnett's. 

Tuesday- We woke up at 3am...I drove to Dumas, dropped my luggage off, and then drove to Amarillo. We had to be there at 630 am. Elder Olmos left and I was with Elders Hannafin, Hatch, and Nino de Guzman for the day. We did service at a food bank and then contacted a ton. I got a hole punch that I was wanting. Busy day. Then at 830 pm I got my new companion, Elder Pierson, and drove Elders Hatch and Smith back to Dumas. We stayed the night in Dumas. 

Wednesday- We got up and took the Dumas elders shopping. They don't have a car anymore, so we dropped them and their groceries off and then drove to Perryton. We got our stuff out of the car and then did service at the Senior Center. Then we went back to the apartment and had personal study. We went and taught T. afterward and then we contacted some and had dinner at the apartment. Afterward we went and saw the M. Family, R. and G., and J. It was a pretty good day. 

Thursday- We started off our day back to a normal schedule! Then we set up service at the museum here and went and taught. We did service at the Crisis Center and Senior Center (dinner time). They had a soup & sandwich night and we served for them. They gave us leftovers so we had food for rest of the week! lol. It was great!! We saw M. afterward and that was great too. We talked about perspectives...

Friday- We did service at the Senior Center and then taught J. He gave me back the Book of Mormon we had given him... I was hurt! but I didn't give up!!! We taught about his concern and replaced that same Book of Mormon! It felt amazing! He thanked me for giving it back to him. Then we taught T. and K. Pretty great lessons! After dinner at the apartment, we taught several others and then we went back to the apartment at 9pm. 

Saturday- We finished painting D.'s house! Then we had lunch and weekly planning. After that was over, we taught T. with Brother Farnsworth! Crazy lesson! It was so guided by The Spirit! lol. Then we had dinner and knocked basically all night! It was so slow.

Sunday- Went to church!!! Man, I love church! It is so amazing!!! I learned a ton! ALWAYS GO TO CHURCH WITH A QUESTION!!!! It will be answered!!! Then we ate lunch at the Garnett's. I got to look at a ton of guns that President had. I couldn't touch.... so my hands were clammy from anxiety!!! lol. I can't wait to shoot guns again!!! Then we talked to C., our neighbor, for a little bit about life and then had Family Home Evening at M. Family's home and talked to J., a guy we helped move in. We had dinner and then language study. It was a great day!!!

Monday- Studied and came here.

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

 Elder Zeagler and Elder Pierson
 Prayer Rock - Don't forget to PRAY!
Almost done painting the lady's house!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Week 15 Companion change in Perryton coming next week

Monday- We prepared for the week and then we taught some in Spearman! We had dinner at the Pipkins! lol. I love them!!! We did laundry at the Garnett's bunk house and then we played ticket to ride with the Garnett kids. Great day and I enjoyed it!

Tuesday- We ate at the Garnett's and had french toast for breakfast! <3. lol. I felt like a fat kid eating so much unhealthy breakfast!! lol Then we drove to Dumas to have District Meeting. It was pretty great. Elder Grover made a pie for everyone to share! It was so delicious!!! After DM, Elder Grover and I went on exchanges! We bought taco bell for lunch and then came back to Perryton and went to work. Really busy night. We were so guided by the Spirit that it was crazy!!! 

Wednesday- We served at Senior Center and then I picked up Elder Olmos and we came back and went to work. Busy day! We had a good amount of excellent lessons!

Thursday-We had a ton of lessons! It was crazy how much we taught in one day! I loved it so much!! We got to see a ton of cool investigators and set up a lot of appointments. 

Friday- Busy day. We did tons of service and then went on splits that night. It was great time and got to learn while teaching! I had a headache, but it was still amazing!!!. Got to visit a few LA and check up on them!! 

Saturday- Got to do service and paint a lady's house! It was awesome! I loved climbing all on her roof. It made me feel like I was working with dad again! lol. I loved it!!  Ate lunch at Chiuahs. It was crazy good and free because we had a gift card. Main important thing. Transfer calls! That was crazy!!! I'm staying in Perryton!

Sunday- I got to confirm D.! That was so awesome! I felt the Holy Ghost talking to me and working through me! It was crazy!!!! Then we taught some lessons and had dinner at Bro. Charles' apt! It was nice and got to learn a ton from him!!!

Sorry it's short this week!! I'll do better next week. 

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Service with a SMILE!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Week 14

Monday- Busy P-day! lol. Drove to pampa and then to Amarillo again. Stayed there. Busy day! Ate dinner at Blue Sky and then we stayed with the missionaries there! A member brought us PIZZA! #Blessed!
Tuesday- We woke up early and rode to Lubbock! Got to see tons of friends!! Got to hear from Elder Keetch of the Seventy. It was a great time! President Heap also talked to us. I loved it all! Ate dinner at Chic-fil-a!! I miss that!!! lol. Drove back to Amarillo and stayed with Amarillo 4th missionaries! They are the bomb. I like them!
Wednesday- We left Amarillo. Then rode to Pampa to get our car. Stopped in "Wally-world" to grab some needed stuff! Then I drove to Perryton! Once back, we did service at the Senior Center and then taught a bunch. Trying to help everyone here the best we can! D. committed to be baptized Sunday! He has a testimony of the Gospel and is doing great! Met with some others as well and had great lessons!
Thursday- We got a call to do service right after starting companion study. So we went and helped! We helped at the Crisis Center. I moved a ton of heavy stuff (furniture) and Elder Olmos talked to the lady we were helping about the church. Turns out her dad was a Fundamentalist Mormon...CRAZY!!! So we helped her take it all to Booker and then we unloaded it all for her. She's really nice. We enjoyed helping her. After that we came back and contacted/went finding for a bit and then had lunch! After lunch D. had his Baptismal Interview! He passed and I gave him a white shirt and 2 of my ties. Elder Olmos gave him 2 ties and some slacks we found and got for him! After that we contacted and then taught E. again! Then we had dinner and then taught more! hahaha. Really busy day. We contacted one guy who fishes A LOT! He and I had a good 15 min conversation after the lesson! lol. I loved that!
Friday- We did service at the Senior Center again. lol. Surprise! jk.  Then we taught tons of people... The We left for Dumas. Stayed in Dumas so that we could go to the Temple on Saturday.
Saturday-  We woke up at 4AM! We rode with a family from the Dumas Branch and went to the Temple. I slept most of the way! I NEEDED the extra sleep. Loved the temple!! Its just great! I got to go through a session and be a child in a few sealings! Greatest feeling ever is being sealed to your family! I can't wait till i get sealed to my wife! So much peace! We left and ate Golden Corral. Then we rode back. I slept the whole way again! lol. Once back to Dumas I woke up and drove to Perryton. Once back we saw D. again and then we were done for the night. Long day of travels!
Sunday- It was Primary Program Sunday! Super fun and funny! One kid made shooting sounds into the mic! lol. Brother Mayes made his son laugh the whole time and then fell asleep! lol.  D. was baptized!!!!!! That was great! Very spiritual.  After Church we ate lunch and then did weekly planning. After weekly planning we had personal study and then went out and taught! Got to see a LA we haven't seen in forever! Then we saw T.!!! We haven't been able to meet in several weeks! A great day and week! I love it here!
Monday- Studied and came here to email! 

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

 Elder Zeagler with Sister Heap, the Mission President's wife

 I am "Batman"!

"I love the see the Temple!"

Monday, October 10, 2016

Week 13

Monday- Taught lessons and balled with D. It was a super fun time. I talked with Brother Monk about fishing for a little that night! I loved it!! We stayed in Spearman that night and I slept alright! 

Tuesday- We studied and then came back to Perryton! We taught a ton!!! 7 lessons after lunch! It's because we were able to bike! I love biking! It is way easier to stop and talk to people. Pretty good day overall! I enjoyed it. We talked to several new people. One guy, S., talked to us and said he saw us playing with some kids a while back. We were playing football with them and he really like that! So he talked to us and we were able to introduce the gospel!! 

Wednesday- We were studying and we got a knock on the door. I turned to Elder Olmos and said, "THE J-DUBS!!!!" (Jehovah's Witnesses) so we answered the door and she shared a scripture with us! So we related it to the Plan of Salvation and taught her a lesson! lol. The teacher got taught! It was so fun and funny. hahaha. After we finished studies, we did service at the Senior center! I love doing that. lol. So funny and nice to talk to people, even if it is not about gospel! We left there and did service at the crisis center! Then our lessons fell through so we contacted part of the trailer park. I was guided to two trailers. Elder olmos went to one and it turns out that it was a girl we had taught a while back that we could never find! So we taught her and set up a time to come back. After dinner we taught some lessons. 

Thursday- Thursday we met a guy. He opened the door and had pee on his pants running down his leg!! I almost died on the doorstep! He spoke Spanish so all I could do was stare! haha. After that, we saw R. again! Lol. I love her and her daughter is the cutest ever!!!! Then we had lunch and apartment inspections! After that we taught till dinner and after dinner we tried to teach, but it didn't happen ;'(  So we met new people and set up appointments! 

Friday-  We went to Dumas, had District Meeting, and ate lunch at El Tapatio. It was good! I went on exchanges with Elder Hatch. We did service for a lady, then studied, and then taught lessons. We did have dinner in there somewhere.

Saturday-  Elder Hatch and I  went and contacted! We met a former bull rider that wrestled and met another lady who had a sons that wrestled! So I got to talk and enjoy a pretty good convo with them and was able to connect and introduce gospel at same time! Great morning. After that Elder Olmos and I came back to Perryton and did our weekly planning. After that we taught 4 lessons! No dinner!! lol. (We started our fast ;P) 

Sunday-  Fasting. We went to church. I bore testimony and then taught Sunday School! that went great!!! I loved it! After church we had break the fast. So we ate lunch and then took Dumas back their phone. Then we taught. 

Monday-  I studied and now I'm here!

Btw.. I cooked several days throughout the week! hahaha. 

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Week 12

Monday- After emails we went and played basketball with an investigator and taught some! I cut my hair and we went to Spearman to do laundry and to play with some of the members. 

Tuesday- we had Zone training in Borger. That was really good. I love training because my leaders teach me a lot! They are so great. We also had car inspections and then we had ice cream after training. Elder Olmos wanted to eat subway, so we went to Wal-mart. He got his subway and I got a new camera and other necessities. Then we left and drove to Spearman! Elder Olmos started to get sick. We came back and helped someone move in during our hour for dinner..... luckily our next lesson had made us dinner!!!!! So we were fed!  Then we went and taught one more lesson before retiring. 

Wednesday- We did service as usual at the Senior center! then we contacted and met J.! She's super nice. We set up a return appointment with her and taught a lesson. Then we taught D,! That was super nice! He was really interested and said everything was making sense. (the gospel does! lol). Then we had dinner. After dinner we contacted and set up appointments. Then we taught R. again. She is so ready for baptism, but just doesn't know it! She's the best and has the cutest little daughter!!!!

Thursday- We had a crazy day Thursday! After studies we went to teach. About half-way through a lesson elder Olmos ends it.... lol. So I just went with it and figured he had had a prompting!! lol. Once outside he was about to die!!! So we headed to Spearman to see the doctor! Turns out he has Bronchitis! lol. So we got some meds from pharmacy and local stores lol. We went back and taught two lessons and then played racquetball with a LA kid and his friend. Elder Olmos just sat in corner and watched.... He did not feel good at all!!! Then we went to the apartment and had dinner. After dinner he felt horrible so we decided to stay in the rest of the night. So I cleaned the apartment and took care of him. When all else service!!  

Friday- My comp felt bad still, but better than before. So we went out and did work!!! Had a really busy day. We taught 8 lessons and did 4 hours of service!!! That's crazy awesome!!!!!! Best day in a while. We got along so well and taught in such unity. It was great. My companion said he learned a lot from me that day.... I just enjoyed working extra extra hard. Plus i got to see my companion grow. It was the best day of week!!!

Saturday- We had a busy day watching Conference. In the mission you have to watch ALL the sessions!!!!!! I hated the idea at first, but as I watched them I loved it!!!! We watched sat morning with R. in Spanish. I entertained her daughter so she could pay attention!!! Then we watched the second session with Bro Farnsworth and his family. So I got to watch conference with Joseph, Hyrum, and Emma!!! Get on my level! jk :) lol. Also had the Priesthood session that I watched! lol. We had pizza for dinner at the Priesthood session! 

Sunday- Watched conference most of the day and taught 2 lessons!!! Watched the morning session with D.! He liked it and then we taught him a lesson. I rewatched the Saturday morning session in English after the second session on sunday! lol. I had to understand it this time. We ate dinner at 8 because it was dark!!! I made great dinner!!! This boy can cook!!! 

Monday- here now. Has been a stressful day, but love talking to y'all!!

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Week 11

Monday: We left and did some quick shopping and had lunch. After that we washed laundry and cleaned the car. Then we packed and headed to Dumas. In Dumas we played soccer! (my team won!) lol. Then we cleaned up and taught some lessons in Dumas. Busy night! Me and Elder Grover went out to teach and taught the Word Of Wisdom to J.! Great lesson!!! 

Tuesday: We got up, I was fasting and went to Amarillo. I drove and it was pretty fun. Zone Conference was GREAT!!!!! Learned a ton! One important thing is in Jacob 4:10!!! Learned a ton on prayer and from now on, we have to take family names to the temple in order to get there!!! So now we are going to have to do family history!! Exciting!! I'm stoked!!!! After the meeting we ate Chic-fil-a at the Amarillo mall. I have missed their lemonade so much. I ordered a small and kept going back for refills! Finally the lady threw it in the trash and gave me a large for free!!!! She said that way she didn't have to refill it every two minutes!! lol. I love lemonade!! Drove back to Dumas and then taught one lesson there. Stayed night in Dumas again! 

Wednesday: We drove back after personal study and as soon as we got back we were moving a couch for some members in our branch! Then we did service at the Senior center!! Great time! I love doing service there!!! The people we work with are the bomb!!! Then we went and taught and had great lessons!!!! Then we served at the crisis center and had dinner at the apartment. We later saw S.!! He is the coolest 11 yr old ever! (until Nov. 1!!!!) ;P. Then we contacted and met new people! It was a great day!!

Thursday: We studied until lunch and then contacted after lunch!  Then we drove to Spearman and found out where a PI lives so we can visit him sometime!! Then we taught S. in Spearman. She is so nice! She is open to us and honest. I really appreciate that! Then we went to the Pipkins' and they practiced songs to play at the Senior center. We had dinner there and afterward a lesson with the M's! Then we left and drove back to Spearman and taught R!! great time!!! Love to hear from them!!!!

Friday: We contacted after studies and met a nice lady! First encounter with an atheist! lol. It was pretty cool. Then we did service at the Senior center! After that we met A.! A great guy who used to be a pastor. He was so unsure on how he felt, but he took a Book Of Mormon and promised to read it! So we will see.... Then we taught some more and had dinner at the apartment. Busy day after that! Taught a lot and met ANOTHER atheist!! It was crazy, but i love a good challenge! hahaha. Learning how to help different people! 

Saturday: We went to play soccer! But... no one came because it was so wet!! So elder Olmos got a hair cut and I waited till I could buy some clippers! (today). Then we had lunch and did our weekly planning at the apartment. We went to chapel to practice piano for zone training tomorrow! I can now play Book Of Mormon stories!! WATCH OUT!!! Then we did service from 4-8!! We served at the Senior center fundraiser! I won a NICE tool kit that I was gonna buy!! M. had to have rigged it! But either way, I love it and I'm so blessed! It's the best. So now  my bike is working well!!! After serving there, we taught R.!!

Sunday: Went to church and that was great! I love church!!!!!! Best part of week by far!!! After church we went to Spearman for lunch!! Ate at the Garnett's and then Elder Olmos practiced more for tomorrow! Then we came back and taught the rest of night! Had dinner at like 8:30pm cause it was too dark to contact! Great day!

Today: I I studied and came here!

Elder Nathan Zeagler.  l_l-_-l   <--- Ready to Baptize!