Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday February 27, 2017 Kamiah, ID

Well hi there…question & answers…
1. Do you get to see some of your recent converts at church?
1. Yeah I see them all when they come.
2. Do your wards have people assigned to help the new converts along after their baptisms?
2. Yes kind of. We have ward missionaries that help with that.
3. Any transfer news?
3. Yes
Well the time has finally come.... I’m getting transferred! I’ll be headed to Spokane tomorrow to go to my new area. I’ll be serving in the Mount Spokane Stake in the West Valley Ward! I will update you on what it looks like and my new comp next week after I meet him. So today I will be packing my things and heading out tomorrow. I will miss Kamiah dearly and the people as well. I’ve really learned a lot here and had a great time but I think it’s time to change things up a little bit. This new area will be very different than my area right now. It has a lot more city than I’ve had before so wish me luck. So maybe this next area won’t feel like I’m banished. Maybe I’ll see missionaries more than once a week. Who knows if ill like it or not.
Well this week has been pretty normal. I can see the area being prepared for the new missionary coming in so that makes me excited for the work that will take place here. We did one interesting thing this week. We went up to a town called Nez Perse. It was like 15 miles away and there isn’t much there but it was a cool drive. It felt like a ghost town there was nobody outside. But I found a store with our name on it so it was worth it!
Well I’ll update you more next week on what’s new and stuff. But that’s about it! Well love you!
-Elder St. John
  The Masons...Dad Glen, Mom Sherri, daughter Sherri, son Michael.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday February 20, 2017 Kamiah, ID


We got your package this week. I'll wash your socks and keep them safe. Here's a few questions...
1. Tell us about the necklace and bracelet you sent home?
1. So those are presents from the Mason’s and I didn’t want to keep track of them here so I just threw them in the box.

2. We also noticed the little newspaper clipping you sent. Obviously you helped someone on a bridge. I'm guessing you help people often. Can you tell us about any of those times?
2. Yeah so that was funny. It was snowy and rainy and we helped a lady out of the slush. Umm I guess the most recent is that we helped our investigators Kaleb and Kayla move out of their camper and to a different camper on somebody else’s property.

3. Do you keep a journal or a weekly planner? Do you bring that along when you email us - maybe you could share some stuff about any lessons you taught this week, people you met, etc.
3. Yes I write in my journal and yes I have a weekly planner. I’ll think about it. Are my emails getting shorter? Haha.

Well this week was good. We had a baptism for a lady named Nan Anderson this Wednesday and that was awesome. She is the coolest lady ever! She had been taught everything by the missionaries like 2 years ago and then again a year ago. So she was very ready for baptism. She lives completely off the grid. No water. No electricity. Just her and her dogs and rabbits. She was a rabbit breeder for a long time. She used to have 500 of them. Her husband was a member and she promised him when he died that she would get baptized into our church. She finally kept her promise! So getting her to be baptized was crazy hard. It seemed like all the forces of hell were waging war against us poor missionaries to stop her from getting there. But we were persistent and it paid off. She is much happier now.

It’s crazy to thing about all the things that go on in peoples lives to prepare them for us. I’ve seen that over and over again. A scripture I like that can be applied to that is Alma 16:16. Look it up and then ask yourself if God is still preparing people today and then tell yourself yes! Well I hope this email was better than last time’s. Well I love you. Good luck with all the stuff you do!

-Elder St. John


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday February 13, 2017 Kamiah, ID

Hahahaha. Flash is back...I think that’s funny.

1. When do you clean your apartment?
1. On pdays.

2. Do you have things like a vacuum & broom?
2. Yeah.

3. Does anyone check on the cleanliness of your living space?
3. Yes, our ward mission leader.

4. When you go to your zone meetings do you have to get your truck checked? We saw some pictures of an older couple on your mission Facebook page that were helping with the upkeep of vehicles at zone conferences.
4. Yes every month.
(Are you worried I’m being messy?)

Things are going well here. Nothing very exciting happened this week. So nothing really new to report on. This month we’re studying baptism and it’s been really cool to look into how much symbolism is in it. It really goes to show that even the simple things of our religion can have a huge significance on our lives.

Hey I wanted to warn you. Those key fobs that go to your car are way pricy to replace so don’t ever ever! lose them! 

Well love ya. Talk to ya later bye!

-Elder St. John


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday February 6, 2017 Kamiah, ID


1. How has the mission schedule changes affected your work this week?
1. Umm not too much it just takes a lot of stress off the everyday work. So I really like it.

2. When is your next transfer date?
2. Transfers will be at the end of February. So the 28th. I’ll probably leave.

3. If you could be transferred anywhere in your mission where would you choose?
3. I have no idea because I’ve only been here. So somewhere else.

4. Did any of your investigators make any good progress you'd like to share with us?
4. Yes! we had a baptism this Saturday and then we have one scheduled for the 15th! so yeah!

Well this week has been decent. Not many notable things happened but we had zone training on Friday and a baptism for Odell Roberts on Saturday. And also an interview for our investigator Nan Anderson. I’m super excited for both of them and they both have really changed their lives.

Umm yeah not too much else to write about. This month our mission is studying baptism and so that’s cool. I’ll tell you about that later. I totally forgot the Super Bowl was on Sunday until they mentioned it at church and then I realized that I had no idea who was even playing in it. I guess Dad didn’t care that much to keep me updated on what was happening in the NFL but that’s ok because I don’t really care either. Well my week was good. Its rainy/snowy here so wish me luck and dry socks! Bye love ya!

-Elder St. John

 The guy in the middle is Odie and guy on the right is Bro. Glenn Mason (best missionary ever - also kind of crazy)