Monday, July 29, 2013

The Little Things Count Too

I am sending picturess today along with a letter. I want to be sending more letters out as I have reached the last quarter of my mission. I will keep my open for the package. Potato Pearls would be awesome. I got some pictures from Emma's trip and it looks like she had a good time. I was happy she was able to have a good time. Things are looking up for this area. I am loving the people. We are starting to teach more lessons and are getting some service in. I recently have met several people from the mid west. Some were even close enough to home for them to know about Hoilday World. I talked to some one who recently went there and they told me how they had loved it. I was like dang I want to go there again! lol. I have loved my studies lately. They have all seem to kind of tell me that that we don't need to do big things. That all we might do is a small thing, but as long as we do all that we can we will be blessed for it. I love this because I have felt at times that I wasn't doing much even when we had been trying hard. I know that the Lord has blessed me even with the small progress we are making. I am grateful for his love.
I love you so much and hope that you have an amazing week this week.
Much love,
Elder Felton

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ice Cave Fun

I'm glad you had a good time. So I have a new companion. His name is Elder Chernan. He is a blast. We have been out and about knocking on doors for the past couple day to get to know the people and to hopefully find some more people to teach. It has been a blast! We had a good time even though the last few day have been above 90. I'm just happy there is hardly any humidity so walking is a little bit easier on us. Today we went to check out some ice caves in our area and had a fun time. We were also able to have a lesson earlier in the day. I am so happy that I got to stay in this area for a little bit longer. From what it sounds like the mission president doesn't like moving people that often so I might only get moved one more time. I hope that I get to spend a bit of time here because the people are so nice all the time. I got a call about getting a package in the office so hopefully it makes its way down here soon. Don't even feel bad missy! I do not want you to worry. I love so much You are the best ever!
love Elder Felton

Monday, July 15, 2013

Not So Perfect!

So I'm perfect? Guess not after that mix up. lol But I do like the sound of that. I'm perfect. Ya! I like it! Ok, now that I just inflated my head let me stick a fork into it to let some air out. Ya, you guys are a lot more fun then I gave you credit for as well. We are going to be silly goofball heads when we are all together again.

No way that sinker kid! I laughed so much that my companion and 2 other missionaries asked what was so funny and I told them and they laughed too. So was the visiting family members? Here we get a lot of nonmembers that come to church here. The problem is shortly after they are all out on the lake. Let me tell you that big thing of water makes it a little hard to be able to teach those people cause we can't get close to them. Darn beautiful lake.

So transfers are going to be Wednesday. I am going to be staying and getting a new companion. I am excited for this transfer. I think it going to be great. Things are getting better up here each week so it should be a good transfer.

Things I need would be food. Everything is super expensive here. Peanut butter is always super lol. I'm not sure what else I need. Oh wait I do need to get a messenger bag. The church (or this mission I'm not sure which) has said the 2 shoulder backpacks are no longer allowed. They told us that they want us to look more professional and not like a collage student. I cant find any in this area so I'm at a loss what to do.

I have been studying the strength God gives us and the faith he has in us.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation ataken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be btempted above that ye are able; but will with the ctemptation also make a way to descape, that ye may be able to ebear it
Alma 26 :12 Yea, I know that I am anothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will bnot boast of myself, but I will cboast of my God, for in his dstrength I can do allethings; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.
I learned from this a couple thing. 1. There is nothing we can't do in our lives because God gives us the strength to do it. 2. God has faith in us that we will make the right choice. A person can do anything. God is willing to let us make a choice even if He know it will hurt us in the long run. He still exercises faith with us. This taught me that faith is forever. We will need to always strengthen our faith even in the next life. I am so happy that our Father in Heaven showed us this. I am grateful for all He has given me. He has made me strong. On my own I would not be able to do what I am doing. He helps me each day. He talks with me and listens to me when I need Him to. I love Him for that. I know this church is true. I know God Lives and that he truly desires us to be happy.
I love you so much. Thank you for all the help you have given me in my life. I wouldn't be where I am now with out you.LoveJonathon Felton

Monday, July 8, 2013

People, Places, and Things

Ha ha I'm so happy that you got to talk to (or type) brother McKee. He is awesome. He is the ward clerk in one of our wards. He and his wife have been a great help in teaching the neighbors. They recently just had a kid. But yes things are going great. I have loved this area so much. It has been so great to get to know the people in this area. Granna isn't fibbing when she says the color of the water is amazing. I can definitely see myself coming back to this area to visit some time. Elder Curtis and I are truly blessed. The members have been so much help. We are staring to find a lot of work here.

Ya, if I serve in Pocatello I will definitely go look them up. It would be so cool to be able to see them. We are going to have transfers a week from this Wednesday but we will know what is going on on Friday. They give us more time to be able to get ready for transfers than we had in the Ogden mission. I am so happy things are going well. I am working on getting some envelopes to send pics home and letters but I'm trying to find a place that sells them cheaper because everything here is so expensive. So soon I hope to send yall some pics and a letter.

I love you so super much. Have a fun week this week.
Love Elder Felton

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Welcome to the Idaho Pocetello Mission!

A lot is going on. First, I have the new address and it is:

Elder Jonathon David Felton
Idaho Pocatello Mission
1246 Yellowstone Ste. F-3
Pocatello ID, 83201

This will be how you can now get mail to me in the new mission. The other thing is starting next week P-day will be on Monday. So emails will start coming on Monday. We met the new mission president and he is really nice. His name is President Brinkerhoff. His wife is really nice as well. It is going to be different having to change to a new mission and doing things the way that they do up here. I am looking forward to seeing what new info they will have to give us.

Tabernacle guilds are going great we had 4 people from China come by, 2 from Germany and several other places including Utah and Idaho. When grandpa set me apart to be an elder and get the Melkezedic Priesthood I remember him saying how I will teach many nations. This is happening now, and it gives me comfort that the Lord really knows what we are capable of doing. I am so happy to serve in Paris and hope that I can stay for a while here. I know if the Lord has other plans I will go where He wants me to go. I am SO HAPPY to have served in the Ogden mission and am happy for the chance to serve in the Pocatello mission.

I love you so much! I hope all is well.
Much love Elder Felton