Monday, December 29, 2014

5LB Candy bar!!!

Hello Brentwood!!!!! Well what a great Christmas!!!! I loved being able to skype home and see my awesome family!!! I didnt get to see Brianna and Kellan and little Eli but I heard their voices so I guess thats okay!!! hahaha I hope everybody else had a great christmas!!! So I have been on a candy eating tear, its a little scary BUT skyping home and remembering that I bet my dad I would come home under 200lbs...... its time to get serious!!! well at least step one is to think that I'm gonna get serious!;) hahaha it probably won't happen but I need to trick myself into thinking it will!!! First I need to finish eating the 5LB Hershey ba my mom sent me for Christmas! Thats right 5LBS!!! haha well it is sooooooo cold!!! It hasn't stopped snowing for a couple of days! There's so much snow on the ground its crazy! I want to say its growing on me.... but lets be real, its not! hahahaha but for some reason it doesn't matter how cold it is, I still have a blast doing this great work!! I love being a missionary it is so much fun!!! This has been the fastest year of my life.. I can't believe the year is coming to an end and that on friday I will be turning 20!!!!!! 20!?!?! thats old!!!(FYI missionaries except birthday boxes example:ties;) ) hahaha just kidding!!! Well I gotta get going and make a run for the truck in this freezing Montana weather!!! I love you guys and hope evrything is going well!!! I finally sent pictures....

Love, Elder Swishdaddy

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Skype!!!

HELLO BRENTWOOD!!!!! Well its been a great and crazy week!! I got my new companions and they are both way sweet!!!! In the first week together we have gotten a lot of work done but have had a lot of fun at the same time!! We managed to lock ourselves out of our apartment 2 days in a row and had to call our land lord..... the first night he was okay with it but afther the second night..... he was a little bugged!! hahaha but oh well while we were locked out we decided to just tract some streets and we found 4 people to teach by doing this!!! All with He Is The Gift video. we knock on the door and testify of christ and show the short video and testify some more, these combined and there is no way in heck you can't feel the spirit. So yeah we did that and we are just so excited for this transfer, we are going to see so many miracles!!! CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I get to skype home and see my family this week!!!! I'm soooooo pumped!!!! Its gonna be SICK!!!!! I haven't seen their faces in like 8 months!!! its goona be great!!! man I miss them but hey only 8 months left baby and I gotta finish strong!!!! I am grateful this Christmas season for our Savior Jesus Christ, he was the first gift of Christmas and with him anything is possible! My heart if full of the Christmas spirit and I love trying to share it with anybody and everybody!!!! hahaha well I hope you all have a safe and a very merry Christmas!!!! I will talk to everybody next week!! I love you guys!!!!
Love Elder Swishdaddy

Monday, December 8, 2014

60 BOM's in one night!!!!

HEY!!!!! Well another great week!!! We talked to SOOOO MANY PEOPLE!!!!! and we taught SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE!!!!!!! We had a great week of finding and teaching!! It's the best!!! I love being a missionary. Our week was crazy cuz we had to drive to helena for zone conference and then Thursday night was the 'parade of lights" and friday was the 'christmas stroll'. They shut downtown down and block off the streets and everybody goes there, so for those two nights a member in the east stake owns a vacent store right in the middle of it all and he let us set up a 'mormon store' in it!!! It was sick!! cuz the christmas stroll is just late night shopping basically! so all the stores stay open late and everybody walks around and shops!!! so we had Tvs set up in there playing "he is the Gift" and we had free hot chocolate and stuff. The results were 1300 people came into our store!!!!!!!!! just between me and Elder Curtis we taught 50 lessons!!!! It was crazy!!! Everybody loved the video and we had members donate their nice pictures of christ and temples and stuff so we had the walls lined with them! All together we gave out 60 Book of Mormons! and over 200 pass along cards and too many lessons!!! It was was way fun!!! So people back in Brentwood I want ALL of you to go and watch "HE is the gift". It's on youtube, its on or!!! its a great video and I know what your thinking, if you watch it the missionaries will show up and try to baptize you..... but NOPE not with this video!! The whole purpose of this 2 minute video is to put Christ back into Christmas!!! It's an amzaing feeling to remember that Christ is the first gift of Christmas and that with out him, with out that gift our life would have no purpose. But we can have joy because we recieved that gift, so our lives have meaning! Its through Jesus Christ we find true happiness and peace in our lives. Its the best time of year to be grateful for our Savior. Spread the word!! Tell everybody you talk to to watch the video!! I know your Christmas season will have so much more meaning if we remember the savior Jesus Christ. I love you all and hope you all have a great week!!!
LOVE Elder Swishdaddy

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

HELLO!!!! well this was a great week!! Thanksgiving was AWESOME!!!!! well it was awesome in a very painful way... hahaha I ate way too much and was so full it hurt. It hurt to move, or laugh, or breath;) But hey it was totally worth it!!! So our first dinner was a traditional dinner with some good turkey and the works! So I went hard there and ate a ton!! But I was feeling good, but they have a long driveway so just in case I jogged behind the truck all the way down the drive way to make more room for our next dinner! (I felt like Rocky running in the snow...dream come true) but then we show up to our next dinner and I walked in and the first thing I saw... PRIME RIB!!!! Oh man thats where I gained all my weight!!! That poor prime rib had no idea what was coming his way! I destroyed it!!! but sadly thanksgiving came to an end and that will be my last one as a missionary! So last time I can try to get fat with out worrying about what girls think of me;) hahaha Friday I went on exchanges with some elders in our zone and it was a good exchange but on Saturday morning I started to not feel good but I made it through the day and came home that night and spent that night in the bathroom..... I weighed 195 before I got sick and I weighed myself this morning at 185, so the best weight loss program is to get sick and throw it all up? I like it! Just kidding it really stunk! I was down and out yesterday! But am feeling pretty good today! so I'll be back at it today!!  So the picture I attached is at the hospital. When we go to the hospital to give blessing we love to park in the special clergy parking spot! Its awesome. We are also still teaching two more siblings of the family we baptized last week. Hopefully they will get baptized soon. Well I think thats I got this week!! hope everyone has a great week!!! love you!!
Love, Elder Swishdaddy