Sunday, November 30, 2014

Now, I bring a very important question to the table here as I type this address. So please everyone, be honest in your response and tell me, 

Do you know the muffin man? 

Because, I mean, really, the muffin man has got to be able to make good pies as well, I mean he's a baker. Come on!

 Anyways, sorry for the random side track! How is everyone? I'm doing swell! Biggest thing about this week is probably that we're out of miles on our car. (For those that didn't know, Missionaries have mile limitations per month; can only drive a certain amount during that month.) So we walked about 13 miles towards the nearest town from where we are living, and tracted along the way. Guess how many doors we got to knock.

36. In 13 miles, we knocked 36 doors. If that ain't the boons, I don't know what is! 

Nothing much else. Sorry about the awkward day. We had Zone Interviews, got interviewed by the Mission President, so P-day got moved to today! Hope everything is going awesome with y'all. Hit me up if you have any questions or anything! Love to hear from you guys! 

Elder Adams

A note about the cows...
I MILKED A COW!!!! And I have a bunch of calf friends! I was feeding one milk out of a bucket, and once it was all gone, they start head butting! They have magnificent aim, and seem to know where it'll hurt you! Jumped like 5 feet in the air to avoid a head butt to my groin region. Oh and they enjoy eating shirts. That was strange.

I don't have a name for the one on the left; she is pretty calm and sleeps most of the time. The big one is a little pushy, I call it Ironhide. Not sure if it is a girl or guy. Then the one on the right I call Half. She is half Guernsey and half red-white Holstein.

This week, as usual, flew by. Sheesh. Like wow. Coulda sworn I was emailing y'all yesterday. So weird. Haven't gotten a lot of work done here. We moved to another apartment so that threw all our plans into the air and it came down like a deck of cards. 52 card pick-up anyone? Anyways, the week goes as it does. Nothing much really happened, oh wait. That's right. Everything up here is white. Kinda gray. It’s been raining all day and snowed last night so we have a lot of slush. 

How's everybody doing? Hope y'all are having fun and staying out of trouble. How's the weather? Cold? Or still blasting hot? I miss Mexican food. They have a Hispanic food section in the stores, as well as a Mexican food section. Hmmmmm. Oh well!

Have a good week! 

Elder Adams

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  So this week was a little uneventful. We got some tracting in, a lot of tracting actually. Going around knocking doors. Knocked 56 doors in a few hours. We started keeping track. Had some interesting answers;

  One guy - Opened the door, said, "Dude, don't knock on my door." Then shut the door. 

  Another - Opened the door, we shared a little bit of our message, he said, "Oh. Well I practice witchcraft. I've been doing that for about three years and I'd rather not talk about it." Then he went back inside and closed the door. 

  Then the other - We knocked on the door maybe 30 minutes before as we were going down the street and no one answered. As we were walking back to our car, a guy pops his head out saying, "Hey did you knock on my door?" We said, "Yes." He then began, all while his daughter is crying in the background,  "Are you LDS? Cause I can't be Mormon. I have cousins that went on Missions. You have your faith I have mine. I can't be Mormon. I appreciate your message and what you guys do, but I can't be Mormon." He continued like that for a good 5 minutes and we just stood there saying, "Yup. Sure. We understand." He finally ended, “I have to go be attentive to my daughter." We agreed, then he kept talking!!! We're just finally like, "Hey you should probably go check on your daughter." He said, "Ya." and closed the door. 

 Other then that we've had a pretty basic week. Hope y’alls have been great! How is everybody doing? Great to here from everyone! Thanks for all the support! 

Love Elder Adams

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  Man. This was way fast! I mean ridiculously crazy. Everyday goes by at a normal rate, some faster than others, some slower. Weeks fly by though. Could have sworn I just got out of the MTC. If my mission goes this fast then I guess I'll see ya tomorrow!
  Anyways, not a very eventful week. Saw Meet the Mormons on Tuesday. That movie was awesome! Loved the song at the end. Pretty awesome stories and everything during the movie. I really liked the one from Nepal and the Missionary Mom story was crazy awesome. I might sound a little apostate when I say this, sorry dad; I did enjoy the Navy Academy Football story. Ouch. That hurt. Navy and Football in the same sentence. Ugh. Air Force. Air Force. Rugby. Rugby. Okay. I'm better.

  I'm not getting transferred so I'm staying right where I am. Oh, I've recently been writing down all the battles, and contentions talked about in the Book of Mormon as I've been studying through it. Book of Omni, 6 accounts, in a 1 chapter book. That is crazy!

Hope y'all are doing well!
Elder Adams

  Alright! One more week down! Sorry trying to figure out the emails and stuff so seeing as this is the beginning of week 6 and if this is your first email, sorry about that. Welcome to my Missionary Life though!
  This week was pretty good! Went by way fast though! How is everything back home? Staying warm? I got used to the cold pretty quick, I'm in shorts and a t-shirt and it is maybe 45 degrees outside! How's school/work/retirement? (Pick one of the three, or all if that applies to you). Anyways, don’t be surprised if there starts to be pictures of snow on these. I know y'all New Mexicans don't know what snow is, neither do I. Montana had snow when I lived there, not like I really remember how cold it was though. I'm gonna freeze to death.

  Week was pretty busy, seemed like I went from one meeting to the next. Kind of hopping around like a giant rabbit, ya know? Didn't knock very many doors this week, except for Friday. Knocked a good few that day. We're actually starting to have appointments and stuff with either Members of the church or people who want to learn about the Gospel. It is crazy. First few weeks were nothing but door knocking; now it is starting to pick up a little!
  Church was fine. I think the ward is getting used to us by now. We've gotten a meal calendar going around, so now we have some dinner appointments which is nice! We will eventually be fed haha! Our transfers are this coming week. It'll be interesting I don't think we'll be moving, we're only here because one of the senior couples had to go home for medical reasons, we were thrown in as reinforcements and the plan is to stay till December.

  I've got to start getting up earlier. 6:30 isn't doing it for me. I don't have time to exercise and I'm really slow in the mornings, going to start getting up at 5:45, tell you how that turns out next week. I always worked out at night, when I have the most energy so that's what I've been doing, after planning of course.
  The work is going. J… is great! He's read the Book of Mormon, Jesus the Christ and basically, if the church published it he read it.

That's all this week! See ya!
Elder Adams