Things are great with Elder Hall. He is fun and has a great sense of humor. We get along great and have a lot of fun. I'm thinking this is going to be a fun (and also fast) transfer. I hope that I get to stay with him for a bit. He is from California and lives close to Disney Land. One thing that I have learned is that the Lord wont always put people in our way if we don't put our selves in the way of someone else. We have found quite a few new people we are hoping that will lead to some teaching situations. One thing that is a bit of trouble is my knee pain. I have found out that biking can make it flare up. I am working on taking care of it by strengthening my knees. Thank you for sending stuff. I will let you know when I get it. Thanks for all that you do for me. I loved seeing Emma's graduation. It took a lot of effort not to cry but I pulled it off. Got to look strong in front of other missionaries, lol. Anyway, things here are great. I love Ogden so much this place feels like home. (but in a big city kind of way) I didn't think I would miss the country and the rednecks so much (SHOOT DANG!) lol I hope all is well. I love Emma's hair cut it looks good.
(Because sometimes Jon can view this page, we add a video message of some sort for Jon to see. Especially important moments such as this.) It is important to note that in a way Elder Felton was with Emma the whole time. She wore her brothers cap and gown to her graduation! Like a big hug across the miles!
Its about 5 minutes and 21 seconds long.
There is a better quality one on You Tube if you are allowed to view it the link is here:
So today we found out if we got transferred and I am glad to say, I am staying put. I'm sorry for telling you late today, we have been busy. I'm staying in Ogden and Elder Lanier is going to Farmington which is going to be in the new mission. He is kind of upset by it since he has been in Ogden his whole mission. I am glad to stay. My new companion is Elder Hawl, Haul. I'm not sure how to spell it yet. Wow, it sounds like you have had a pretty crazy time. I hope you can still find fun in the crazy. I am so proud of Emma I wish I could be there for her graduation. That is such a wonderful time. I am glad that she will not have to worry about having such a great day ruined by getting in a car wreck. I will say that my wreck did make graduation day special lol! Things are crazy here with getting the mission ready for the split. I will be losing the car and be walking or biking. I knew this coming. My area didn't use to be a car area so it was only a matter of time before I had to give up the car. I miss all of E'ville. The river, the east side, (Not the west side. I never was over there.) North park. Its all nice out there to me. I love you so much. The Pikachu was cool. I am working on a letter to send you and one for Emma I hope to send them tomorrow. (2nd email) So the email thing is messed up right now and yes, I would like a memory card. I meant to tell you in the first email but it wont open right now on the computers here.
I Love you too. (3rd email) I also forgot to tell you I hurt my right foot and ankle yesterday, and made it worse today. I love you so much! Don't be mad I just thought I should tell you. It's feeling better now.
I love you.
Elder Felton (Mother's note: I just thought I would point out the fact that my son seems to think I'm going to kill him if he gets hurt. Good Grief!! On the other hand... )
Elder: I got the CD and the letters with the pictures. Thank you so much I love them and they make my day each time I see them. I loved the time that I was able to talk to you. It really was the best moment ever. Who would have thought, that would have been one thing that I truly missed? I am glad things are going good. That is great what Emma is doing. (His sister cut her hair and donated it to Locks of Love) I want you and her to know you are both free to use the nice Harry Potter books. Think of it as a change to be close to me as you use them. That's one thing I really miss. Reading books can be so much fun. I'm sorry for a short email as well but I will send a letter soon so I can make up for it. I gave it some thought it would be cool to get my Marvin the Martian (I know I misspelled that) or my black monster hat. Some other music would be cool. Mio is a water enhancer and that might be cool to get. I'm not good at thinking of things I want. Feel free to add something that you think I would like that I just can’t think of right now. I would love a game-boy but that's not aloud lol. I love you so much and I don't want you to spend too much on me if anything it might be cool to get Emma a little something so she feels like she not forgotten. You two mean the world to me and I want you to know that I truly love both of you. With all the love that's possible, your baby boy, Elder Jonathon David Felton Mom: So NOW you make your momma cry! I think it's cool that they allow you some fun music and aren’t as strict as we thought! Also, would you like a BYU Vocal Point CD??? MOM! Elder: This mission president is really relax . I think he is trunky. (trunky means he is ready to pack up and go home) he leaves in July. Mom: Do you want BYU Vocal Point? Elder: Ya, that would be cool too. The end…
There are many things in this life I am grateful for. Being a mother is the very bets one of all! Today, on Mothers Day, I want to just say how much I love being a mother. I love telling my children, every chance I get, that I love them. I am so very proud of each of them. Today, here, I want to just state that I truly am blessed to be the mother of a missionary. I thought it would be hard, being away from him. And yes, at times it is. But for all the times that it is hard, the Lord has strengthened me and helped me along. The times that are the hardest I feel the Lord's strength. My heart is full! God loves me, and he loves my children! I know that Christ lives! I know that He loves me, and knows me. I know that through Him, I will return to His presence again. I know that God loves my children. I KNOW that God is pleased with my son's decision to serve a mission. I know it. I am indeed grateful for a loving Heavenly Father. I am grateful for my missionary son! I KNOW he is in the Lord's hands. So today, as I am every day, I am grateful for the gift of my children and for the calling of mother. The Mom You women, be kind and gracious and generous. Strengthen your children with your faith and your testimony. Lift them up. Help them to walk through the troubled ways of the world as they grow in this very difficult age. Support, sustain, uphold, and bless your husbands with your love and your encouragement; and the Lord will bless you. Gordon B. Hinckley
I am so happy for Emma. I cant believe that she is almost done with school. She can help me out with school when I get back instead of the other way around lol. I would love some Zyrtec. Did you know outdoor allergies are worse in dry areas? I learned that fast lol. But I think I'm starting to get use to it, and the weird thing is, this area is feeling more like home the longer I am here. In the morning we wake up around 6:30 and start to get ready. At 8 we have personal study then at 9 we have 2 hours of companionship study. But after the next transfer it will go down to 1 hour. Then we have lunch around 12 and after that we go out to lessons or we will walk at the park and talk to people there. Sometimes If there are people playing basketball at the park we will play with them for a bit. This has lead to a few teaching lessons.The mission will split in July and they will be Salt Lake West and Salt Lake Central. I don't know were I'll go. At first I was OK going there but as time goes on I want to stay more and more. Reese's are loved here... hint, hint. We have two more weeks till transfers left but there is a good chance I'm staying, but a good chance Elder Lanier will be gone. I'm not driving yet, I will be next month. Aw man, I miss my teachers. They were all so awesome for putting up with me lol! I love you so much and I'm having an awesome time. I swear our dog is crazy. I think she has her sizes mixed up that crazy little fur butt. I love you all so much and you mean the world to me and I miss you all so much. I will try to get those pictures soon for you and get the name tag out to you. (Gypsy go mess up my room for me its been clean for too long) lol. You are so great. I am working on the blessing. I have been giving talks like crazy so I haven't been to the ward I need to yet. We are going there this week if im not asked to talk in the last ward. We have 7 of them. I love you so much.
This is the mom here. This week I got a VERY SHORT note. I didn't originally post it here and just posted the following pictures to have the weekly email post. I have changed my mind and have decided to post the micro email because, well, it IS the email he sent and I want to be true to the concept of this blog. so FYI he is talking about a marriage that I told him about. Thanks. ~The Mom
I don't have much time to email today but I will be sending leters again. I know that Great Grandpa and Great Grandma are so happy for them. I love you so much. I miss you but I know this is where the Lord wants me. Elder Felton