Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Not a lot of info today from Elder Richards, but tons of pics.
 Just a road that they drive all the time. 
 Just a view.
 On top of a mesa.
 This is where they tract.  
 On the edge of the mesa.

 Elder Richards and Lixander.  This is the baptism that Elder Richards was able to go back to Farmington for.

And this is their home.  Don't you love the beautiful green grass?

Thank you for the package!! Tell Kinley great job on her solo!! The baptism was really cool and I am glad that we were able to go an support him! Everything here is going great, transfers are next week and this Saturday we will know where we are going.  I am pretty sure I am getting a new companion because Elder Oakley has been here for 10 1/2 months which is a long time for any Elder.  But everything is going great! Sorry that I can't think of anything for Easter or my birthday except for maybe paisley ties.  I'm good on socks, so don't send any more of those.  Thanks for everything and have a great week.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 23, 2015

Thank you for the St. Patricks package it was nice and in the next one can you just send a lot of peach and mango Hi-Chews? I forgot how good they were! Also, are my gray shoes in the package that you are sending?? Thank you again! 

Everything is going great and this week my investigator in Farmington is getting baptized and President Batt is letting me go to it so that is really exciting! The family that you asked me about if they had committed, we were not able to invite them this week, because it didn't feel right but we are shooting for this week hopefully!!

I didn't know that Kenzie Gardner had gotten her mission call! You will have to let me know how Kinley does on her first solo competition this week! How is holden and his wrestling?? I will email him today! 

Here are a couple of pics for you.  The first one is a shrine of Mary! you see these everywhere, this is probably the best one

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

Everything is going great and we had a baptism last Saturday!! That was really cool! She is 9 and her mom and dad just got baptized 3 months ago! Her dad was ordained a Priest and was able to baptize her! That was probably the coolest part. Here are some pictures from the baptism! Last Tuesday we were asked by a member to help them drown a skunk so that was fun! He called us saying he has got a skunk and wanted our help! So we helped him and after he fed us lunch! Later that same day we went to go and try a referral from the Sisters. When we got there, this dog was staring at us and started going crazy to the point he was trying to bite us! We got up the stairs and shut the gate and he went under the house. After we knocked a couple of times, we started down the stairs and Elder Oakley went first but the dog didn't come out and I was behind him because I had to shut the gate. I started down the stairs and he didn't come out and then I turned around and he was coming around the back way behind the porch and started running after me and he almost got me before I got into the truck! But luckily I got in on time haha! 

But all in all I am doing great! My Spanish is getting a lot better! Because I actually have to use it a lot more now, so that is good! We are probably going to a members home or even one of our investigators home for General Conference! But we have this one family and they are doing amazing and we are hoping to put them on date this week, but it all depends on if they go to church this week.

To answer your question about how many missionaries there are here, there are only 6 missionaries in Bloomfield! And tell Kinley that Sister Jesse is in my district. But thank you for everything that you have done and here are a few pictures as well!! Love you guys!

-Elder Richards
and Tambien que tengan una maravillosa semana y gracias por las todas cosas!
(you all have a great week and thank you for all things)   

Also, here is a quote I really like:
Fun is self-centered
Happy is others centered
Joy is Christ centered.

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This is the street that Easton lives on.  Yes I was google earth stalking.  The building on the left is where he emails from :)

And sadly the computer wasn't working to send his pics.  They wouldn't attach :(

JK.  3 hours later the pics came through

 Our District

 Yahara's family

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 9, 2015

Hey!  So to answer your question about what time I will be emailing,  when we email here it just kind of depends on the day. So sorry about that.  We email form the library in Bloomfield.  The packages will go to the post office if they are to big! But everything is going great here.  Not much happened this week but it did fly by though so that was really nice haha! The weather has been really nice here so it has been good to walk in! 

Everything is going great here! the people are awesome. The members and the investigators are awesome too! I really love it out here! Also really like my companion.  We get a long great and I am learning a lot more Spanish so that is awesome and we both have to talk more and listen more too!

Sorry about not writing much there wasn't a whole lot to this week!

 Last meal with the Palfreyman's before transfers a couple of weeks ago.
The Spanish Elders.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 2, 2015

Bloomfield is awesome!  I love it. It is much smaller than Farmington it feels kind of like Tremonton, but a little smaller. 

Yes I am living in a trailer house.  When you asked about what food places are here, we have a Blake's Lotta Burger, a Chinese place and one or two more.  Like I said, it's smaller than Tremonton, so that is really nice! 

The Pantry for sending me food would be nice!  Just send the same as last time but not the mangos and that is it!

Yes I got another navy suit it looks really nice.  No I didn't get the pants hemmed, because they didn't need it.

Yes I am in another Spanish branch, and there is around 30-40 active members here.  Me and Elder Oakley, we get a long very well and we are doing fantastic because there is a lot of work that needs to be done! 

Yes I got the mail and thank you. Everything has been crazy so far and I am loving it out here a lot! 

Love you guys and hope for the best for this week!
-Elder Richards

p.s.  I can't send any pics because my camera died.