"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight."
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Sunday, November 4, 2012

So, Shelbey's mom is not doing well keeping everyone up to date.  She decided, instead of writing a bunch of stuff, to try and get everyone caught up, she is going to post some of the pictures he emails us....so without further delay:
This was sent to us from the sister of this gentleman.

Shelbey in front of the new Temple in Calgary.

Another Baptism.

the baptism went really well!! had to do it twice though =/. His knee came out of the water the first time =S/ hes way tall!! lol. it was a ton of work!! but totatly worth it!! =). soooo much spirit there =). no joke!!!! . it def confirmed my testimony in the gospel and its changing power in peoples lives!! it def brought into focus what im doing out here alot more =). it was good =).
Shelbey and Elder Bernel, giving a tour of the new Temple.

Service anyone??

Shelbey being himself, glad to see the smiles.

Of course his dream toys haunt him... even on his mission......

haha ok so dad, here is my dream bike!! lol

A few lines from various emails:
  • Know that I am doing good out here!!Learning a life time worth of experiences that is making me a better person!! I promise that it is worth it =p... even though its hard at times lol more lately then others haha

  • We have been having some on and off rain and snow!! first snow of the winter this week =S... kinda stunk!! i had to de ice the car >_< 2 inches of ice on the windshield!! ahhh!!! haha...makes me miss home....and will never complain about the small amount of ice we get there in the winters lol. But ya, i can imagine the snow birds are starting to head south. Its getting in the -2s at night now. So like high 20s low 30s. The couple of days of snow we were at -8 C as the high of the day >_< haha. Elder King fell on his butt in the ice lol. No fun haha.

  • Things for me have been busy like i said, we have 19 investigators right now... so i have no time to hardly think anymore. Transfers brought alot of changes to this zone...

  • Btw!? did mom tell you about my story going and working on the Calgary temple!? it was way cool!! we got to go and help on the construction!! and me and one of the elders in my zone went exploring and got on the roof! haha it was really cool, got some cool photos. Also got to see how the temple was built and designed! talked to one of the architect's and he let me go through the drawings. So it was way way cool =). Def a experience that went into the journal for the keepsake of the mission!! =)).
Transfers are coming around again, November 14th.  So we are anxious to hear where he ends up.  Still use the same address.  All letters and mail go through the mission office.
His Mission President sent out a letter giving guidelines for Christmas goodies.  He suggests getting packages out by the 15th of November, ensuring that the packages get to missionaires by Christmas.  MP suggests food or clothing, I think Shelbey would really appreciate the food part, since clothing isn't on the top of his 'things he needs'.
We appreciate all the support/letters/goodies that everyone sends.  He says to thank you all, and let you know how much it means to him.  Keep the letters coming.....

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