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