Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Elder Felton's Sister Shares a Letter

(Letter to Elder Felton's from his sister 2 weeks ago with no response)
Hey Jon! :D I'm sending u this email from my phone! Isn't that awesome!? I just thought I'd tell you that I'm having a great time here. I went to a YSA regional activity and at first I was determined not to have fun but then we played this game called "steal the bacon" and it made me feel LOADS better :) anyway after that i had a lot of fun. I found a nerd herd to be and we talked pokemon and Invader Zim. It was awesome! XD OH! Also! Guess what tv show was added to netfilx. >I] CODE LYOKO! We've been watching it everyday and its sooo fun! it also makes me think of you :') aaaaanyway just thought I'd tell you those things. Oh and mom has also made me change the light bulbs and mow the lawn.... so not fun... Well I guess I'm out of stuff to talk about so be seein' ya!
~Love Emmy ;D

(Letter to Elder Felton's from his sister 1 weeks ago with no response)

(Response from Elder Felton to his sister 1 day ago)
I am so sorry that I am such a tard monkey that i didn't email you back. That was my bad and I am sorry for that. I hope you will find it in your amazingness that is Emma Felton to forgive me in my most stupid moment. Ok I'm done with that lol. How are you doing. Thing are going great. We are doing a ton of teaching and we also have a few people who are getting close to baptism. This family is going to be baptized on Thanksgiving weekend and I just love them. I am nervous because transfers are in a week. YIKES! but I will be able to go to there baptism even if I get moved. I was in my last area for 3 transfers and I have been in this one for three as well. I know that if it does happen it because my awesomeness is need there to get all of norther Utah baptized  Ah but back to my sister. How are thing? What is new? What is some cool stuff that you have been doing?
I love you so much I am sending photos soon so you will be able to see some of the things and people I have met.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

That Is Just Pitiful! :)

(Insert wonderfully creative letter from mom here)

(Elder Felton's response)
Hey, I am going to be sending a letter tonight so I don't want to say any spoilers. I am doing great and hope all is well!
Felton Is Iontach <--- that is Irish

(Mother's Response)
That is just pitiful!
I love you!

(Elder Felton's Response)
I'm super sorry i forgot to tell you that I got 2 from Granna I am super sorry that I couldn't write you. always remember that I love you and always know that I love you and keep you in my prayers I am really sorry. 
Love Jon

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It freaking snowed last night! Its crazy out west. The mountains are cover with snow but thankfully the ground is all melted and just wet. Besides this I hate to say, we have had a rather slow week. The only cool news is that on last Saturday we had a baptism. We had been working with this mom to get more active and her youngest (that was old enough to get baptized) got baptized it was so cool to see how many people came to see it and her older sister who isn’t to active gave the talk on baptism. It was super cool and was nice to be able to have some big event happen. Elder Mitchell has been sick lately and so we are taking it kind of slow. We have been teaching a lot but its one of those waiting moments were we have taught them everything and now its waiting till the day the day of their baptism or waiting for them to choose to be baptized. Today we are going to be going to a place that has lazer tag and mini golf with our mission president. I love you so much and I want you to know I will be sending out some letters to you and to Emma. I know I’m bad at this but I know I should and I feel its bout time I did right? Soooo... May all your dreams come true and may the spirit be ever in your hearts. My scripture for the day is...
  D&C 84:88 "And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up."

Love Jon

(The following is a little back and forth. I love it when he is able to do this!)

Mom: Don't forget to send photo disc, if you can. We need some more photos!

Elder: Will do my awesome mommy I love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

Mom: Ya ya ya ya, I'm awesome! So are youuuuuuuuu! Have a super fantabulous week!!!!!
 Search Ponder and Pray!!!

Elder: <(^.^)>

Mom: My Kirby boy!

Elder: Haha I love that I can talk back with you sometimes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teach by the Spirit

Fear not about the slowing down. It has happened to us as well. Although we are teaching a lot and have a few baptisms coming up. One of the families we are teaching is feeding us tonight because the wife felt bad for us when we told her we were going to eat Ramen, which I have been craving. (so happy when some one gave us 3 boxes of it YEA!) Her husband is going to baptize her and their daughter. I am so excited to be able to see so many people come unto Christ. Oh snap! So we have been teaching this girl who is the last part of her family to get baptized and she wasn't to sure if she wanted to and so we had her meet us at another missionaries baptism so she could see one and feel the Spirit. after that we met back at her place and had her pray to know if it was true we told her after she was done we weren't going to move till she got her answer. While we were sitting there I heard a voice tell me "Don't worry. She will know." and it felt so warm and calm I almost jumped because it wasn't from any one there. About 5 seconds after that she looked up and said she got her answer. She told us in her words "He said I am doing the right thing but I need to read the Book of Mormon and pray more but [I am] one the right path." I started smiling so much and I almost could not speak because I had just realized that Christ had just spoken to both of us. It was such an amazing moment in my mission. I will never forget this.

 So I am so glad that you are doing so well. it is so good to know that you are also able to help other out as well. You are being a missionary yourself. Oh, tell Granna I got one of the packages she sent. I love you all so much and I always keep you in my prayers.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October General Conference 2012

General Conference was amazing! It was so cool to see such a big focus on service and missionary work. I loved it so much. I loved President Monson's talk during the priesthood session and Holland's during the Sunday morning. I love being able to here from them. Its so weird because it was my least favorite thing with church and now it has become my favorite. It fills me with strength and make me look to see if I am really doing my best. We have started to teach a few new people and we are seeing a lot of work that will be happening here shortly. Not much is new, Elder Mitchell have been a little sick this last week but we are feeling better. It has slowed us down a bit but now that we are feeling better we are hoping to get back to full speed. Don't feel bad about having a sort email. I think this one will be as well. hope all is well and always know I love you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I Thought Mormon Missionaries Rode Bikes

(Dear Elder Felton... Love, Mom 
The Missionary and the Meatloaf
An LDS missionary was an enthusiastic but not very capable cook. One day his companion saw that he was close to tears."Elder, what's wrong? Did you get a 'Dear John' today?""Worse! I made a meat loaf for our dinner but the landlady's cat ate it!""Don't take it so hard, Elder. We'll buy her another cat.")
Haha! That would be my cooking.

YA for the Fall Festival. The greatest and most annoying thing on earth lol. I have no idea why I like it so much. Maybe I see the huge missionary potential there. What ever the reason I will truly miss it. Go Emma for working 2 sifts I will say this I didn't like working one because at the end I was so tired of people in general. I loved the picture of her and my baby (dog). It made me smile.

So I'm glad you like the picture. We went over to see a family we visit every now and then who we worked with a bit and they were having a yard sale. so their friend got her phone out and took a picture. They are a really nice family who have been fun to work with.

As for conference I am more excited for this one then any I have ever seen. The reason why I am is because Elder Mitchell and I will be going to Salt Lake to see the Sunday morning session, with a family we are teaching, to see it in person. I am super excited and I cant wait to see how the family feels afterwards. This will be an awesome moment and I will take lots of pictures.

We recently had a baptism and have a few more coming up soon. The temple has really blessed us here. I know that when the Indiana one is finished it will help the missionaries out there. Things are going great and I have been working on a letter that has taken a few days to write I hope to send it out soon. I love you so much. I hope all is well.

Love Elder Jonathon David Felton