Friday, November 21, 2014

Snow, Snow, Snow

Hey!

     For those of you who have seen (watch it if you have not, one of my all time favorites) White Christmas, I am quoting the song from the train: "Snow snow snow." We have been seeing a lot of it out here and it have been a fun little play ground. Elder Liptrott and I have been having quite the adventure with the weather. We have been staying warm and the more we move the warmer we are. We had quite the adventure when our apartment complex lost all gas. So we got to sleep in plenty of blankets and take a nice brisk shower to get us moving. Luckily an Angel came and got the gas working for us. It was answer to our prayers. Loved this week a ton because so often we found answers to our prayers.

     To start the week out on a high note we got to travel to springs to hear from Elder Baxter from the seventy for our Mission tour. It was a scary drive because a storm had just come in but we were like turtles going nice and slow and made it safely there and back. Spoiler I am alive still. It was so cool to hear him teach so boldly and with such a good understanding of things. It is nice to know that these are the type of people the Lord has chosen to lead us. They rock. He got me very excited for the future and his wife talked about the Temple and Eternal Families. It was very interesting and someone next to me whispered "I want to be married so badly" I wonder when I will get a wedding invite in the mail from them, she does not go home for a handful of months but I am sure I will before I am home hear about it.

     We had a great lesson with one of our investigators and set a Baptismal date for her. I am very excited to see her progress and a little biased. The date is set for the 22 of December because she found out it was the date I was baptized and wanted to match it. So that was pretty neat. She is praying and reading each visit so that is good. Biggest struggle is getting her to church. Please pray for her if you can. We also saw great progress with someone who had been moving at his pace, but Josh Spencer is making progress and it will continue to take time but looking good.

     I got to be with different missionaries, I spent the day with Elder Miles. It was a lot of fun. Elder Miles is a great missionary and I learned a ton from him. We got to bike all around Canon and it was quite the adventure. We got to go all around and play in snow. On Saturday I was able to go to the temple. It was fantastic. I have not been since the MTC and it was so great to be there. We went with Wesley Jaynes who took out his endowment. It was so peaceful and felt like home the whole time. I want to go back so badly, one day I will. I cannot wait.

     This week was great. I am so lucky to be where I am and doing what I am doing. Hope everyone finds the joy that every day has for them, at the end of the day always remember that you are love. Oh so much you are loved. I can not express it over words, but you are loved by your Heavenly Father and by His Son Jesus Christ. Pray to Heavenly Father in Christ name, wait and listen. Feel His love with you, I promise it is.

With love,
Elder Wyatt









Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trees Look Like Sticks

Hey Everyone!

     This week was a good week, they always are. We have been blessed so much to be able to dance and run around in the falling leaves. We have been working hard and are seeing results from our hard work. It has been a ball to work with Elder Liptrott. Hard to think that soon we might be transferred and off to new companions. Time is flying by.

     We had some great teaching moments and hopefully we will see some decisions made soon. One of our investigators said something really neat. Her name is Lane and she said "It is so funny because my whole life people have told me I am wrong but you two have only ever taught me what I personally believe" When we heard that it became a lot of fun to teach the Word of Wisdom and Law of Chastity. It went well and it is looking good.

     We had exchanges on Saturday and I was able to spend a day out in second wards area. I technically served there for my first transfer out here in canon so it was fun to be there. I saw some nice people and I got us thrown out of a woman's home, it happens, she wasn't progressing, go Missionary Purpose!

     Church was so nice, the speakers were fantastic and then the sister missionaries sang a musical number in Samoan, that was a real treat and brought in the spirit so well. The sisters have beautiful voices and not only them but Elder Liptrott was asked to sing too. He sang a Child's prayer and other then it being one of my favorite songs, it was great to see everyone go nice and quite to hear his rendition (Fun fact, he helped me spell that word too! All around a great guy)

     Hope that everyone has a great week. I love you all so much and am here for any services I can offer. Know that God knows you personal, He loves you more then you know, He is ready to help you and answer any question you have, just seek Him out, and you will find Him

With Love,
Elder Wyatt


Someone caught this sweet photo of us studying at Subway :)


Monday, November 3, 2014

Sister Hoer Went to the Temple

Hey Everyone!

     One of the coolest moments this past week was talking with a man named Alan Gabriel. He lives a few blocks from us and as we were biking past his house we felt prompted to stop and talk with him. Turns out he has wanted to get back into the church for a while but has been waiting for the right sign. Well, we had no idea he knew anything about the church but he is one of the most humble men I have met. He is legally blind and we have been helping him put in a fence post in his yard. I really have developed quite the talent for yard work. Not planning on doing it for a living, but hey when I get my own home, its going to look real good. Back to Alan, he came to church this Sunday and it was the first time in 23 years. He was so happy he finally did it. It will take some time till he can be baptized but he got the ball rolling and that is so good to see.

     One thing that might not have been so good to see was Elder Liptrott and my outfits to soccer on Wednesday. It was awesome because we got a ton of non-members to come, and one even gave us a ride home as we talked about the church. But we are seeing some really good things come from our Young Men's & Elders Quorum Soccer on Wednesdays and mission prep on Thursdays. It has been really cool because one of the sisters' most progressing investigators has been going to the events and is really enjoying the messages we share. Elder Liptrott and myself had some fun and dressed up to get the people going. Do not really know what it means but it worked! People really enjoyed themselves and more and more often are we finding that the members and their friends are more comfortable with us.

     Jane, one of our investigators, is doing fantastic and building some good trust in us too. Our lesson with this week was going to be cancelled due to her feeling a little bit under the weather. We offered a blessing and what was going to be an early night in turned into a great opportunity to teach more about the priesthood and allow her to feel God's love for her. She has been really accepting a lot of what we have shared and it is great to see her enthusiasm. Always so great to feel the spirit.

     We always feel the spirit when we get to travel to Springs, it's always for a fun purpose. We had interviews and a zone conference this week. So I got to spend some time with some good friends in springs. Things are taking an exciting shift in the mission. Always great to be serving the Lord! We had some fun and I always seem to do something exciting. We did some exciting things for Halloween. We Carved Pumpkins & went to the Trunk or treat. My pumpkin was very sophisticated if you ask me. But check out the photo and tell me what you think. Elder Liptrott and I dressed up as Clark Kent and Berry Allen for our outfits. We looked really great if you ask me but hey, I am biased and Elder Liptrott is beautiful. We got to get lots of candy too and that is not helping me stay skinny. I slowly have been getting bigger my whole mission.  

     Sister Hoer went to the temple. And why is that important, well she came out with me and when she went to the House of the Lord, it was to celebrate her half way mark! So all the  young lady's who I knew in the MTC are now counting down their days. Man time fly's so fast but loving everyday. This Sunday I got to bear my testimony because there was a solid chunk of time when no one got up and I tried to do the most pure testimony I could. I will share it now again, this is not word for word. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know it is true because I asked Gog and He told me it was. I know that the Book of Mormon has blessed my life, and I know it will bless yours if your read it and follow the teachings of Christ.

I love you all very much,
Elder Daniel Joseph Wyatt


Photos:

1) Me in a box :)
2) Our outfits for soccer
3) Our costumes!
4) The District at a Bonfire
5, 6 & 7) Us with our Jack o'lanterns