Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 25, 2016

Hey! My birthday was really good! I was definitely looked out for! So I am staying here and I am getting Elder Maybry, He came out with me so I am kind of excited to see how it goes! The Ortegas are doing awesome they are reading from D&C and also The Pearl of Great Price too! so you can only imagine what kind of questions they have right now haha!!! The ties are awesome thank you so much!!! 

Also I am going to the dentist tomorrow at 12, because one of my molers is killing me this past week!

It has kind of hit me that I only have 3 more transfers left.  It is going by too fast.

April 18, 2016

Hey everything is going pretty good here last week we got a new investigator, Veronica, she has been taught in the past but we are now teaching her again so that is pretty exciting. The Ortegas are doing very good and we had dinner with them last night and then shared a message and so that was a lot of fun! We went on exchanges on Saturday and we were out knocking doors and the first 3 doors we knocked were Hispanics and they all 3 took a copy of the Book of Mormon so that was a pretty cool experience.

The watch is awesome. I am really loving it.  I have had it for the past 2 days and it has been really good! Thank you again!!

Things are a little better with him but still going through some rough patches here and there but all is good!

April 11, 2016


So everything is going pretty good!  It has been pretty good, Elder Corbridge was here for stake conference and the mission tour. He was basically here to check up on the mission and also reorganize our stake presidency. It was pretty cool experience. We learned a lot from him. He really likes to talk and goes off on a  lot of tangents but in the end he pulls it all together in a pretty cool place, but if you are not paying attention then it is just confusing ha! 

The Ortega's are doing very well and Adriana, sister Ortega, is a counselor in the primary so she is pretty excited for that. Brother Ortega is getting the Melchizedek priesthood within the next few weeks. Yesterday we were able to get a new investigator, Veronica, she was a former and she knows a lot of people in the branch so that is going to be awesome.  

For the FitBit watch there was a problem with the tracker and so I wasn't able to set it up so instead I called the customer service and they walked me through the steps and it still wasn't working so they sent me a Fedex ticket to send it back to them and it should be there today so as soon as they get it, they are sending me a new one. So hopefully I am able to use it by the end of this week.

Apparently Oakley purposed to his girldfriend and he told me that they are getting married either the 3rd or the 5th of September and that is during the time of the vacation and i would really like to go!!

Also can you tell the grandmas that I am sorry that I won't be able to write them because I need to get back to work! Thank you and they both asked what do I need for my birthday and honestly I don't really need anything because my time is winding down. The best thing is money honestly that way I can use it for mainly food because I am starting to eat really healthy now and it is kind of pricey haha but besides that, that is all. 

Hope that you all have a great week and tell eveyone hi 

Elder Richards

April 4, 2016

Hey! So first I did get the watch.  Thank you very much and I appreciate it! 

Conference was awesome and I really enjoyed it so much! I have to say that Elder Christofferson was my favorite talk though that is for sure! We just watched it at the church for all 5 sessions! 

This past week was a lot better than the one before. People were actually home and we weren't able to see as many people as we wanted, but it was still a lot better that is for sure! 

Honestly there isn't a whole lot that has been going on here so yeah haha. The Rrtegas are still doing great they are still super strong and helping out the branch a lot!

The transfer ends on the 25th of April.

Sorry that there wasnt a whole lot to say for this past week!

March 28, 2016

Hey so everything right now is going great! This past week was one of the slowest so far on the mission because no one was home and it really did suck haha! Everyone was either in mexico or have family from Mexico over so they said to come back this week haha but what can you do!! 

It feels that with this past week things are getting harder with him, it is really testing my patience though and it kind of sucks not going to lie! In the mornings for workouts I kind of just release everything to calm me down, so that is good haha

Easter was alright i guess. It was super slow and nothing happened. All of our lessons canceled so that was great! I am just really excited to be able to enjoy conference this week though! I am pretty stoked for it! 

Saturday we had an Easter egg hunt with the branch and then ate lunch it was a lot of fun and I think I know what I want to make you guys for when I get home! While we were eating it started to snow on us a little bit, but it wasn't too cold luckily. 

That was really the high light of the week ha 

Yes thank you for the package and and yes the shoes fit and they are pretty nice to walk in thank you very much! 

Also what i have been trying to do is service for him just like small things like the dishes and make his bed when he forgets or that!

March 21, 2016


Everything is going pretty good here.  Not too much is going on. Last week was pretty slow but still did a lot thank goodness.  Last night we were at the Ortegas forever haha they had a lot of questions, which is a good thing. Nothing too crazy happened this past week but funny story. So we were on exchanges and I was with Elder Lake, he is serving in Escrito. We were walking around and profiling houses looking for Spanish people and we decided to knock on this one door and this old lady comes out. Right when she opened the door she says, " We have a lot of sick people in here right now" so Elder Lake asked if we could come back another time and she just says, " did you not see the no trespassing sign?" Then Elder Lake goes no because I don't read English, so she said really? What do you speak then? Very sarcastically, Oh I am from the Reservation and I speak Navajo and she says oh sorry but just read the sign and there is also a beware of dog sign too so bye. We just walked away laughing pretty hard and we were looking for the No Trespassing sign and there wasn't one. The funniest part is that for some reason she believed that he didn't read English when he was clearly speaking it just fine.

March 14, 2016


Everything is going great right now! This past week was pretty slow. Nobody was home so it really kind of sucked! On the bright side we did service on Friday for about 6 hours! We dug holes to take out tree stumps. It was a lot of work but it was nice because we were able to get out of our proselyting clothes. I got a little red though but it is already gone so that is good! We are getting out to work a lot more so that is good and it seems like everyone else is doing great in the branch! The branch is now averaging about 50ish members so that is awesome!