Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Shenanigans!

Ok, part 2.

About the family with all the kids that follow us around. Two of the kids got baptized this last Saturday. It was stressful at first because they almost didn't come. So we had to work that out. Then some members got on to us about being at the church because they were having a wedding reception. We then had to tell them that we were having a baptism and they were more accepting of it and were OK with it.
A cool thing is on Halloween we get to be lock inside a church at night. This is to make sure that we are OK and cant be blamed for anything that might happen. But this means that we get two watch 2 movies with our district and or zone. I think this is one of the coolest things about this mission. We will be watching Wreck-it Ralph and Monsters University. Yay for movies!
Other than that not to much is going on. We are slowly getting more work in our area and this is keeping us busy. I will be sending a letter this week and the memory card in 2 weeks. I will try to get you some pictures of what is going on and where I'm at now.
I love you and hope this is better than what I sent yesterday.
Love Jonathon Felton

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bribing Young Children Comes Naturally

Don't worry about falling asleep in church. I have seen so many people, including bishops and stake presidents, falling asleep during church. I myself have almost fallen asleep on the stand before I was to speak in a ward. Tell Drew that if he wants to know something I will take letter and send replies as well. I got your package and loved it. I have been decorating our apartment the last few days. It was good to get the suckers as well. They make nice bribes for kids if they behave during lessons lol. I will Send the memory card as soon as I can. I am wanting to get some pictures off first before I send it out. We Are doing well here. We had a baptism this week and have gotten some new people this week to teach. This area is a good area it just need some time to get moving a little more.
I will send another email out that has more info. We are having a rushed day today and I will send you a better email this week PROMISE!
I love you so much and hope that you are having a great day.
Love you so much. Thanks for the names for family search.
Love Jonathon Felton

Monday, October 21, 2013

Service With a Smile!

We are both walking everywhere we go, AWESOME! This is good because I have decided that I will go running in the mornings or the evenings (if I have time) when I get home. I am hoping that being at such a higher elevation, my endurance will increase when I get home. Well anyway, things are continuing to go really well. We are working with a few families that we are trying to teach the importance of baptism and the commitment behind it as well. Things are slow because we are no longer allowed to go tracting in our mission. This means if we are going to get any new people to teach, the members are going to have to find them for us. They are doing this in only 17 missions and they are mostly Utah and Idaho ones. Oh well. So this last week we helped with a lot of service. On one day we helped to cut up a HUGE tree that had fallen down in a less active members yard. Another was to dig up two fence posts and to straighten them out. This meant that we had to dig up several large rocks and some we had to break apart in order to lift them out of a hole that was much deeper then we had planed on. Now for the best one! Today this morning we helped a member to cut up a deer! We had to cut bones out of it and to cut the fat off it as well. It was gross but fun at the same time. I was surprised how easy it was to cut it into different parts.  So Elder Thorpe is from Austin Texas. I don't remember if I told you that. One thing we are doing in helping to be able to teach more is we are becoming familiar with family history. Yay for finding info on ancestors. (I am still very confused on how to do all of it.) Other than that we are just working away. 

Know that I love all of you so much. That I pray for all of you and hope that you all will have Great joy in your lives.
Love the coolest missionary out,
Ok maybe not THE coolest, but pretty darn close,
Elder Felton

Monday, October 14, 2013

A New Area and a Good Perspective

Well It sounds like you have been having a really good week. I am so glad that thing are going well for you. I loved the part with the girls poking you on the forehead. The girls sound absolutely adorable. Things have been going really well. My new companion is Elder Thorpe. He has been out 22 months. They put two old farts together lol. We are serving in Chubbuck. It is just on the outside of Pocatello. The area is great I love the feel of it. I feel at peace and comfortable here. We are in the biggest walking area in the mission. This will be good as I will get some exercise everywhere I go. We have been having a blast (except for a few annoying things) all is going well. Me and Elder Thorpe are getting along really well. I am staring to remember specific people and am getting to better understand our area each day. I am loving the Idaho Pocattelo mission just as much as the Utah Ogden mission. The people we are teaching are great. They are so funny. We are teaching this family with a bunch of kids in it and they are the best. After one of our lessons with them, we were walking and the kids were following us everywhere in the neighborhood. And in the neighborhood there are a lot of apple and plum trees. So the kids were asking us to pick fruit for them at every tree. It was one of the funniest thing I have seen on my mission. It was like having a gang but of kids lol. Well that's about all I can think of right now. Things are a little slow but they are picking up more each day. 

I love you so much! I am going to be sending a letter with a memory card in it "soon". I would say today but you know how I am. I Love you all SO much!
Elder Felton

Monday, October 7, 2013


So this conference was probably my favorite one so far. I loved President Monson's priesthood talk and also Sister Carole M. Stephens talk. They were both very good but Sister Carole M. Stephens was my favorite. I loved how she put the importance on women receiving a priesthood blessing even if they don't have a Priesthood holder in there house. It brought me comfort knowing that you and Emma still have the right and access to it. Since you two are some of the most important people to me I felt relief and strength knowing that the ward will always be there for you.

So I am moving to Chubbuck, ID this is an area that most likely will not have a car. This means that I will need my bike more for a time. I will also be covering only a couple wards instead of an entire stake. I am so happy to be moving back to the city. The country is nice but I need to be around people lol. This will most likely be my last area as far know. I don't know much about the area or about my new companion. I will be moving on Wed. When I figure out the bike info I will let you know. My bike isn't hard to take apart and that is something I could probably do.

I did get the card with the money in it. This is another blessing to moving right next to Pocatello. There will be STORES! I will be getting my shoes as soon as I can while I am up there. I'm not sure what else to write. My brain is in like 20 different places. I am going to pack most of today and get ready to move.

Oh so you have been talking to Sister Wagner. She is such a great missionary and she is funny. She is a great person for advise. She often times gives me advise and helps me out.

Well I love you and hope that all is going well.

Oh I do have pictures but I need to know your apartment number as well as your address. If you don't have an address number then I can just use your address.
I love you all,
Elder Felton