Monday, September 30, 2013

I Love the People

Things are changing here. It has gotten cooler now, and it is really nice for walking. (when its not windy) We are on our last full week of the transfer. On October 9th we will have transfers. I am a little nervous to see what happens but I am not going to let it get me down. I don't know what will happen but whatever it is the Lord will guide us to do His work. I have really enjoyed this week as we are working with several less active members who are starting to come back to church. I love seeing the Light of Christ come into their lives. I love the people up here. When I first came to this area people told me it would be hard for members to trust us because we were new people. This was most certainly not the case. Everyone here has welcomed us as if we are their own family. I have grown attached to them and know it will be hard to leave them.

It is crazy to think that winter is just around the corner here. I cant believe that things could cool off so much up here. We are going to be splitting wood for some people and are helping others with some home repairs. I love doing service. It gets us doing something different and we can wear normal clothes lol.

My favorite scripture this week come from Mosiah 4:9 Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.I love this because of how simple it is. I feel if we break down anything we do in the gospel it comes down to just this Belief.Well I love you so much. I am so grateful for your love and support as it has given me strength to do all that has been required of me. I love You and pray all is going well and that you have a very blessed week.Love Jonathon Felton

Monday, September 23, 2013

Always Remember to Laugh

     I will continue sending emails because I know you like them and I think I would be in big trouble if I didn't.      So last Monday we went to play paintball. It was a blast. We went as a district to Afton Wyoming to play. There are sisters in our district so we had to find padding for them but they said they didn't want to wear the life jackets we found them. It was fun. We got painted pretty good. a member let us play with his stuff and showed us a place with trees to hide behind while we played. So that was a cool thing for us AND something new. Then throughout the week we had lessons almost every night! This is great because it means we have more work! Some lessons fell through and we are working to set them back up. We have been invited to do some service for people splitting wood. As it is getting colder I am getting happier. I am super excited to be able to do some service and to be able to find all the people who live in our area all year. Most people only stay in the summer or just a couple weekends. So now that its cooling off people aren't as excited to go swimming in the lake.     I am happy to hear your story about Emma's bike. It made me smile. My companion and I get along really well. Most of the time we are laughing about something. We have met a lot of funny/interesting/crazy people in our area. This fills our days with some entertainment. We asked one time for directions to a house and found out people give funny directions out here. We were told to turn were the old Johnson's barn burned down. Found out it burned down 10 years ago. We got lost for a bit but found the house we were looking for.     Well I don't know much else to tell you. I will keep my eyes open for stuff in the mail.I love you so much!Have an amazing day! Love,ElderJonathonDavidFelton <(^.^)>

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bowling Cheats!

AHHHHHHHH! I cant believe the Carters are in the MTC. I am so happy that so many other member from the greatest stake in the world are serving missions. I can still remember when some of them were still in middle school. I am glad that thing are going well for you guys. I know that the peace you have been felling is truly from the Lord. So I will try my best to tell you what has been going on. Last Monday Elder Chernan and I went bowling. It was funny because our lane had something wrong and it kept knocking down the pins so we got really good scores with little effort. That night we had a lesson with a cool family that are coming back into the church. They are a young couple that had a kid about 6 months ago. They want to be able to go to the temple someday and be sealed as a family. Wednesday we along with some members went to go visit some people and to try and find more work in their ward. This helped us to find a lady we have been trying to find for a month with no luck. The rest of the week was just more knocking on some doors and find a lot of members. (There really are a lot of Mormons in Utah/Idaho lol) We are picking up work but for the most part it is still a little slow. This is fine because we know that as long as we continue to work hard the Lord will bless us.

The only need I have might be shoes. I have got a couple holes and cracks in my shoes so I am working on finding a place i can get some. everyone says i need to go to pokey to get them.

I love you so much and hope you have an amazing week.
Love Elder Felton

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sometimes a Loss can Strengthen a Testimony.

From your PS I am guessing that you heard about the missionary that got in a wreck. If not I'll tell you what happened. This last Tuesday we had zone conference in Pocatello. While there I met a lot of the Pocatello missionaries. Being in the farthest south area you don't meet many of them. While there I met an Elder named Elder Ward. I said hi to him talked a little with him then didn't talk to him again. When we got back to our area we got a call asking if we had made it home ok. We then were told how Elder Ward had gotten in a bad wreck and was unconscious. We were asked to fast for him and his family. Two days later he passed away. You could feel the effect of it throughout the mission. My companion and I talked about it for awhile and talked how he was now doing a great work on the other side teaching his past family. We then felt the promise from John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I am truly glad to have a knowledge of the Gospel.  It makes it so much easier to deal with things like this. I know God lives. I know that He knows all of us by name. He cares for us and wants us to be happy. I am going to leave you with this testimony in the Sacred name of Jesus Christ  Amen.
I love you so much and we will be careful in all we do. As the scriptures say Fear not little flock; do good. I hope you have a great week and that you are able to get all your work done. I remember from School I hated falling behind in work. Which I did too many times lol. I love you.Elder Jonathon David Felton

Monday, September 2, 2013

Where Are My Grippo's?

The investigators that we have been teaching have been great. The sad part is that they are going to be going home soon. They were here as workers for the summer and that is now passing. They will be going back to Mexico and Bolivia. It has been great to get to know them. They were amazing to watch as the spirit touched there lives. Work is slowing down as people are moving out for the winter months. They are like birds, as soon as it get to cold they go and move away. So to answer your question about the packages I got one of them. If one was a box of Grippos I didn't get it. I will be calling the office to see if they got it in up there and just forgot to send it down. I love you so much and hope you have a good day.
Elder Felton