Monday, 26 March 2012
So hows it goin eah? Everythins greet up heer an all dat yu know. ok that was my making fun of the way they speak up here haha they don't realy it's just like if I went to England I would have a slew of new words that you won’t get. Well I do now :) Any way I am very excited for spring it is raining today but the last 4 days was straight sun no joke it was great. Elder Flexhaug and I will be moving into our new apartment in the beginning of next month. I have no Idea of how it looks or how things will be. Just to let you know Elder Flexhaug is SWEET he knows a lot about cars so when we are walking or driving and he sees a car that he likes he tells me the make and model without even flinching and I just wait till he's done and say "what? Did you say something?" some times he repeat himself and others he will just look at me and say "ha ha very funny Elder!" so yeah I have fun with that. So onto some more news I am now officially ......... a blond I cant remember the punch line I was going to use. soo I just said what every one knows hehehe. Now where was I???....... ohh that’s right I was about to tell you that I have no new photo's to send you :P well I forgot to take photo's of the pizza I made last week and this week we are going to get ready to move soo yeah!!!!! Any way I hope all is well were you are because here it's great. I recently found out that a friend of mine is planning on not going to church! now what advice I have for them is go to another ward!! it's that simple granted you may not feel at home but the main reason we go to church is to feel of God's love for us and to renew our covenants. I mean what a marvelous opportunity we have to be at church away from all that worldly cares for those three hours. it is a chance we should do everything we can to go!!! SO GO!!!! Eric has given me permission to add a few things to this so my words are italicized. There are many who may feel left out or alone but we must remember that we go to church for several reasons one because it is a commandment, two because it strengthens our testimonies, three to renew our baptismal covenants, for to uplift and fortify our spirits. I agree with Eric if you are having a problem with someone or something in your ward then attend another one yes it may mean you might have to travel a little ways but it will be worth it. I do not know who you are in case you are wondering but I promise you in the long run it will be worth it if you continue to go to church. your life will be blessed I promise. now I know that the friend I am talking about will be reading this that's why I added it. well I am doing rather well I have been learning a lot from my study’s every morning and today I was really thinking about the tree of life and how Lehi wanted everyone to enjoy of the blessings that he did, to feel of the wonderful Joy that came from the love of God and holding fast to the rod of Iron. yesterday I read the same chapter and then drew something that came to my mind it was the tree of life and the rod of iron and the building but the path to the tree was what was different the path was not flat but went up and at time it was virtually vertical and I was thinking about that today that we the children of our Father must chose to take an easy path, one that is smooth and flat. or His path the one he has laid before us that is full of pot holes and things that will try and make us leave that path but once we reach the ends of the two paths we are faced with our rewards if we chose the flat and smooth we will meet a dead end!. But if we chose the Lords path then we can walk in his presence forever more. We are meant to have trials and hardships they may even come from those we love and respect but if we hold true to that Rod of Iron then we will be all the stronger for doing it. so we should do all we can to start on that path and follow in it for as long as we live for this world and the world to come. so I know that there is at least one reading who I have a great hope for. And that Hope is that they may one day soon chose that path they have the map but they lack the compass and that compass can only come after we follow Christ in the waters of baptism. I love this work and I love my family Earthly and Heavenly for we are all brothers and sisters I pray that you may feel that Love I have for you and seek for the blessing our Father is waiting to give you. With love Elder Ziegler
Posted by Jo Ellen at 4:38 pm
Monday, 19 March 2012
so I made some Irish soda bread it was really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it had been two years since the last time I had eaten it. so just so you don't get made at me I will tell you that Elder Maynes came to the mission and he gave us some training and that was on good ol' St. Pattie's day. I did not have cored beef and cabbage but I did have the Irish soda bread thank you again for sending me the recipie. There are some members here that want me to teach them how to make it. (daddy) is it okay if I give them Grandmas recipe? I want your permission before I tell them yes or no.
Posted by Jo Ellen at 2:27 pm
Monday, 12 March 2012
So how are things back in Vancouver? it is strange being back in the big city. and there is so much I miss from my last area one of them is that I was accustom to drinking a lot of water and we were always close to a bathroom. here we have to hold it or go before we leave. How is your new Companion? he is very nice he was the elder that came into Spanish work when I left to the island. do you know your new address yet? not yet we are still looking for an apartment. did they just put new elders in your old area or did they put sisters there? new elders a greenie and a coconut (he is about to go home /ripe for the next mission) where is your new companion from? Alberta his name is Elder Flexhaug so I don't have very much time I spent most of it trying to fit everything I need to print off onto as few pages as I could I got down to two pages with very small print. so as for my week it was good we had a new investigator last night who was a member referral I love member referrals they all the ones I have had so far have been prepared and are very close to the waters of baptism. we had a powerful lesson with this fellow we asked him to pray at the end and so he did but he only said about 5 words and then we sat in silence for about 6-7 minuets and after that we asked him to be Baptized and he said that he would. well I am trying to get things together to send home a box of stuff so that I have more room in my suitcases. also want to send Diana... sorry Hermana Ziegler a gift that I think she will like. well I have to write president so ttynw talk to you next week.
Posted by Jo Ellen at 6:10 pm
Monday, 5 March 2012
become a phlebotomist (draw blood) and work for a hospital or the red cross while you are working on the line of education you want. YOU KNOW HOW I AM WITH NEEDLES!!!!!!!!
so how are things going for you?
they are good considering!!!
Eric are you getting transferred or is Elder Smith? Well at first it was just Elder Smith that was getting Transferred and I was going to stay and Kill an Elder off (his last transfer) but I got a phone call from the Assistants and they told me that I was being transferred back to Vancouver Spanish so I was given less than one day to pack and say goodbye to the Courtenay ward and the investigators there.
I am now with Elder Flexhaug He is from Alberta right next door:) and his family has had a tradition of going to Kalispell every summer. so he knows a little of were we lived!!!!!!
Any way as you can imagine this is a bit strange to me being back here in Vancouver I never thought I would serve here again. ohh we will be moving to a new apartment so if you could make the address on the blog just the mission office until further notice that would be great!
So I was at the Zone leader apartment wile waiting for my "New Companion" when we got the call and that was Thursday night and I was told I was leaving the island Friday night.
well the family that Elder smith and I are with are very much like our family they are Crazy, funny and they insist that we come over for diner every Sunday and when ever we don't have an appointment to eat.
The lady that I am with, her name is Shayla. She has a baptismal date for the 24th of this month. I was rather bummed to leave I was so excited to be there from start to finish from finding to baptizing. She was bummed as-well when we told her that elder smith was leaving she started to cry then we had to tell her that I was leaving as-well she was so mad that she wouldn't talk to me for a few minutes.
Well I have to go I need to write President Tilleman.
Posted by Jo Ellen at 5:20 pm