Monday, January 27, 2014

In the Blink of an Eye

I don't have too much stuff. I don't have enough stuff lol! Yes, I am very aware that when I get home I will have to go through all my old junk. I'm glad I still have my old soccer shoes so that I can play in the alumni game when I get there. I cant believe that it will be 4 years total till I see Ben. Everyone is going to be so different. Well that's good I guess. Change may be hard but it is always good. Now I'm not saying I'm a different person. I am still me, just with a deeper love of God and people. I think that's been the biggest blessing to me on my mission is that I have grown a desire to help people instead of hoping someone helps them, if that makes sense. 
How are the kids doing? I am super excited to get to see them and do things with them. It will be fun when they visit, to take them to do whatever and you would be able to relax more when we do. I am also down to go to FREE concerts. The only thing that would turn me away is if I HAD to pay. This last week a few missionaries from the Ogden mission who are going to school now in Rexburg, came down and took me out to lunch. It was so weird seeing them after not having seen them for so long and seeing them in regular clothes on a non p-day day. It was a blast. So I understand what you mean when its hard for missionaries to go away. Its also great if you do get to see them again in like I don't know maybe... 15 DAYS!! But seriously, I'm not sure if anything really exciting will happen in 15 days, it will probably be just another day... just kidding. I love you so much. I also cant wait to see you again. Time is just slipping away and I'm afraid that this last little bit will be gone in a blink of an eye. I know that the people I have met have been forever engraved upon my heart. It will be so hard to leave them knowing that it will be a long time before I will see many of them again. I wish Shaun and Ryan had told me how hard this part was. It seems convenient that they just "happened" to forget that detail as they worked on convincing me to go on a mission. I am grateful for them though. I give them, especially the Findlay family, much credit getting me here. Granna and Grandpa too! Of coarse the main person I give credit to is you. Your love and support through hard times really pushed and motivated me to be a better person than I was and to do something with my life instead of kinda just fartin around life. Here is you scripture challenge. (I know I haven't done this much but oh well) What is the first question asked in the Book of Mormon? Here is your hint. It will be between 1 Nephi chapter 1 and 1 Nephi  Chapter 7.I love you so much.
Jonathon Felton

Monday, January 20, 2014

Baptisim's and Boxes

Things this week have been going well. We have been working with our investigators that have a baptism date and been helping to set up everything for that day. It has been great seeing them accept the gospel more and more. I have a feeling that this transfer just might be my best yet. In our zone we have over 40 people who have accepted to be baptized. I have never been in such a great area in all my mission. It is great seeing how everyone is working so hard. 

Yesterday, on Sunday I ate with a family that has a missionary in our ward back home. The Chambers family. They told me that he has been in Evansville For a while now. It was so cool to find out that he will still be there or should still be there when I get home. 

I will look into finding out what I need to do in order to send stuff home. I am fairly sure that I wont have to send to much home, but I will probably still need to send something home.

I love you so much Love,Jonathon Felton

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Short & Sweet!

Wow you have had a crazy week. I wish my week was that exciting. Well not really lol. This last week we set a baptism. He is super excited to be baptized. His baptism date is set for the 8th of February. He will be my last baptism so we are going to work with him to make sure he is ready. We have been having a great time. Things can be slow at times but we are working on finding more people to teach. I feel bad because I'm not all that sure what to write. I will be sending a card to Emma and a letter to you today. Remind Emma to keep her eyes open there will be a surprise in the card for her. 

I love you so much And pray for you always. Love Jonathon Felton

Monday, January 6, 2014

Holy Poop!

Holy poop! I cant believe that its actually colder there than here. That stinks big time. Things have been going well. We have a person that has a baptism date right now for February the 1st. We are hoping that we might be able to move her baptism up if she stops smoking. She is making great steps too and we believe she will be able to do it. We are also planning on setting up 2 baptism dates this week as well. Work is a little slow in this area but it is starting to pick up. Being in Idaho Falls is awesome. I am happy I get to serve here and with a great companion. His name is Elder Kaye. He has been out for 6 month and is a great missionary. He has been great to help me getting to know the area. Even though he know I'm leaving soon he isn't getting down on that and neither am I. We are super excited to blow this area up! We are working hard and not letting the cold get us down. Oh YEAH! I have a car in this area. NO MORE WALKING lol. We still walk some but our area is very spread out. 

I love you so much!
Jonathon Felton