Happy Thanksgiving from Elder Moyes & Elder Allen in Pocatello, Idaho

Hey Everyone,

This week has been awesome! I am so excited to be back in Poki. This place feels like my home. I am really happy to be with my good buddy Elder Moyes. He is from Queen Creek, Arizona. We have a ton in common and I know we are going to have a lot of fun here.
We don’t have too many people that we are working with right now, but I am confident that will change soon. I’m looking forward to working with the members in the North Stake. I’m sad to leave the members in Pingree, they were the best to work with but I’m sure the members here (Holman, Meadowbrook, Mountain Park and El Rancho Wards) will help us a lot. I know it will be fun none the less.
I  love and miss all of you guys,
Mosiah 28:3  “Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human should should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble”.

Back to Pocatello & Fly Fishing today

Dear Everyone,

This week has really good. I got some bitter sweet news today.  I am being transferred  back to Pocatello. I am really sad to leave the people in Blackfoot. The good thing is that Elder Ramirez is coming here to replace me.  He will be really good for  Elder Rodriguez. I will get to go with one of my best buds in the mission, Elder Moyes. It will be fun to have Elder Moyes as a companion but I’m a little sad that I will be an English Speaking Zone Leader. I am excited to go back to Pocatello.
I can’t imagine loving an area as much as I have loved serving in Blackfoot. The ward is so supportive and the stakes are incredible. I will really miss it. The members here are so awesome!
I am really excited to have Elder Moyes. Its the first time I’ve had a solid companion since Elder Ramirez. I am excited to finish training.  It has been 6 straight months of training. It was tough but it is very worth it.  I cannot believe that I’ve been serving for almost 14 months. It’s crazy how fast time has gone by!
I love you all and thank you all for your support! I’m going fly fishing today!

Happy Birthday Elder Allen

Hey Everyone,

This has been such a great week.  I had a great birthday!! Thank you for all the birthday wishes.  On Saturday night, we had a wonderful party at a members home.  They made  a cake for me. I played his guitar for, a member on bass and another missionary on guitar. It was so fun!
 The Petersons come to church for the first time in years. They are a part member family that we have been working with for a while.  I love those guys so much. They came for me on my birthday. I hope they come back.
We had a lot of lessons this last week. It is exciting to see them progress.  The Thomas family needs some prayers.  They are by far the best less active/part members I have worked with.  They just aren’t ready yet. I hope they feel comfortable soon.
Thank you all for all the support and emails. I hope everyone has a good week.

First Ward & branding cows

Hey Everyone,

This week has been awesome again. We had a lot of success with finding those that are prepared. We are starting to really focus in on those that are ready for us to teach. It is nice working with such great members of the church. I have a pic of all the people that are helping us in the first ward. They are so awesome!
We have been doing really well with some more less actives. We are teaching them.  One family tells us their desire to go to the temple, but they struggle going to church. Please pray for the Peck family.
I got to brand cows on Thursday, I’ve never done that before. It was so fun!
Also I was on a motorcycle for the first time in over 13 months. Holy cow I miss riding motorcycles.  I was revving the engine and I was tempted to pop it into first gear  but I resisted.
I love all you guys and wish you all have a good week!