Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It Rocks My World

Ya I probably won't be able to call home (for Mothers Day) till like 7 or 8 my time at night.

If you haven't sent it (a box of goodies) yet then here is something you can add to it. Burn a cd with some good music for me. We can listen to EFY, Mormon Tab Choir, and any arrangements of hymns. I need you to burn Carrie Underwood singing How Great Thou Art. It basically rocks my world since we never get real music.

Tell Kellie congrats, Quinton - congrats, Conner - practice makes perfect, Morgan - hi gerdy giggles, Dad - your beastly, Mom - you're a rock.

First week of training was very crazy. A lot of pressure and stress - I had no idea it would be this hard - probably the hardest thing I've had to do in my life thus far - no joke.

So much stuff going on in my head (what, how, when to teach investigators, how to get members involved, scheduling, meetings, referrals, etc) - just a lot of stuff to keep track of. I usually will wake up at like 5:30 and I lay in my bed for an hour like half-asleep thinking of what i need to do that day and that week. But it has been way exciting.

It's fun to take the lead and help someone learn how to teach, tract, etc. I'm just really getting this area down ( I got ET'd in so I was working with a short transfer) so this past week in our PEC's I was able to jump in and discuss and put ideas out there.

Missionary work is really hard but very rewarding - we tracted into 3 people who where recently baptized, moved here to Anthem and haven't been to church - so that was cool.

The Stott's are way cool - the members are great here.
I honestly have no clue what the details are for this week - it was so busy - I'll try to send a letter off if I get some time today.

Love, Tyler

Sunday, May 2, 2010

He Fed Us

An Early Mother Day Present received in my Inbox tonight...

Elder Perkins fed us spiritually, we fed him physically.
The Stotts family

Eric Stott
(623) 261-7208

My reply to the Stott Family:

For the Wonderful Stott Family,

Thank you for this delightful Sunday surprise!! We are thankful that Elder Perkins was in your home this evening and I can tell by the smile on his face he was having a good time.

We love him dearly and pray for good people like you to help and support his efforts to share this gospel.

There must be a story about the biggest spoon ever!!

Blessings to all and thanks again for taking the time to share him with us tonight!

Darryl and Marti, Morgan, Quinton, Kellie and Conner Perkins

Brother Stott's reply back:

That was our ice cream spoon, so he decided to take it and use it as his eating spoon (since he didn’t want to eat with the plastic spoon).

By the way: he sings a mean ‘As Sisters In Zion’

We shared Family Home Evening with him and his new companion, and they sang that while we sang Armies of Helaman.

Eric Stott