Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Hello!! Wellllll its been a great week!! Its been unusally warm....  and im LOVIN it!! haha all the snow has melted and the sun is kinda shining! haha but we had a very productive week!! We have been "video teaching" we have sweet mormon messages on our ipads and we just use them on doors! And its been working very well!! We have seen a lot of sucsess come from it! we have been able to teach a lot more lessons on the door steps and are able to geta lot more return appointments wich are always very good! haha we had quite the adventure last night, it was about 8:30 pm and we were trying to find this farm house out in the middle of no where, and it was pitch black outside, and we are just driving on this old road and the dirt starts turning to mudd....HECK YESSSSS!!!! i was so pumped and my comps were nervous of getting stuck but man it was a good 20 minutes of just straight mudd!!! i had a blast!! Thank heavens we had 4 wheel drive. there were a couple deep parts but no one had to get out and push so that is always a win!!!:) haha its the little things in life that make me happy;) like mudd! gotta love playing in it! haha so needless to say i will be washing our truck today!!! hahaha classic! Well i probably sound like a broken record buuuuut, THE DIET IS BACK ON!!!!! I know, i know, i have said this multiple times and every single time it lasts like maybe 4 days so i understand the doubt! But i promise this time is different!! I am gonna lose some of this weight before i come home in 7 months!!!! I HAVE TOOOO!!!! hahah so wish me luck!!! well i hope everybody has a great week!! i love and miss ya!!!
Love, Elder Swishdaddy

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Drive Drive Drive!!!!

Hello!!! well, what a crazy week!!! Where to begin?? Thursday we drove to Helena for a Mission Leadership Council for an all day meeting. Then our third comp was mid transferred so we had to make a long drive to Cut Bank Montana, which is known to be the coldest spot in the nation! the wind literally never stops blowing there... but it was a fun road trip there. so we dropped off our comp with his new one and we picked the other elder up that was serving in cutbank and drove back home and then early the next morning we had to drive him to Helana to drop him off and pick up our new third comp! hahaha pretty dang confusing i know!! But all the road trips were fun! So then today we had a Zone training Which me and my comp elder McGrath are in charge of running. And it went really really good! The whole zone came in this morning and its always fun to see everyone together!! But yesterday actually two of our Assiatants to the president Elder Bishop(my old comp) and elder Johnson(old district leader) came to great falls!!! i love these two elders, 1. cuz they are studly elders and 2. becuase they love to wrestle! hahaha so while everybody was playing dodge ball we would ended up in a huge wrestling match! i am sore as sore can be today but it was totally worth it!! made me realize how much i miss wrestling!!! haha so yeah that was a blast! and then elder johson came on exchanges with us last night and we had a fun night of tracting and teaching some good lessons!! Well i think thats all i can think of for right now... have a great week and be safe! love you!
Elder Swishdaddy

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dog Sledding!

Hello Brentwood!!! well it was another great week being a missionary!! It snowed like crazy this week and was freeeeeeeezzzing cold!!! But thats Montana for ya! I love it! well not the freezing part but yeah I'll live! hahaha sooo this week we got to go on a dog sled ride!!!! it was waaaay sweet!!!! A member of our ward races in dog sled races and let us try it in his backyard. Check out how big his back yard is in the photos. Not quite like our backyards in California! Those dogs are more powerful than you would think!! we were going pretty fast! haha I felt cool cuz I was in charge of the brake!;) pretty special! haha but it was a blast! and the most exciting part of the week was that we put two new people on date for baptisim!!!!!! They are brothers and are rough around the edges but we will work with them and get them ready! haha then this weekend I went on exchanges with the 5th ward elders and got to go teach some of their people, I love going back to 5th ward and seeing some of the families that I started my mission with!! But 5th ward elders don't have a car most of the time so we were walking.....in the snow.....some parts we were walking in snow like half way up our shins!! It really stunk!! haha I just wore my dress shoes, I didn't break out the boots and my feet were soaked and freezing hahaha makes for good stories right?;) haha well on Wednesday we were at our apartment waiting for dinner to get dropped off and when the lady called we all ran downstairs and got the food and as we got to our door I realized non of us grabbed the keys....... soooo we were locked out!!!! AGAIN!!! we tried calling our land lord and they wouldn't answer so we ate our dinner in our hallway! haha we tried calling them again and they answerd and said they would be right over and for us not to leave..... it took them 3 hours to come.... we just sat there in the hall, it was such a waste of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha so yeah that was my exciting story for the week!! I hope you have a great week and I'll talk to everybody next week!!!
Love Elder Swishdaddy!

Monday, January 5, 2015

It was a Happy Birthday!

HELLO!!!!!! Well It was a great week here in Great Falls!!! Thank you so much for the packages and ties and candy for my birthday!! It definitely helped make it a great day! I can't believe I'm 20!! I feel so old!!! I'm pretty sure I got 2 or 3 new chest hairs!!;) haha and yesterday I hit my 16 month mark!! CRAZY!!!! Time just keeps flying by and I can't do anything about it!!! But I am having a blast here in Great Falls!! We are having a lot of fun and getting some good work in!! I love being a missionary! So for my birthday my comps after our ditrict meeting blind folded me and put me in the back seat of the truck and drove like mad men to confuse me and took me to Fudruckers for lunch! haha they are awesome!! and then for dinner we had pulled elk sandwhiches!! They have become my favorite food!!! And this awesome family that I love had a cake and some party hats for us to wear;) haha it was awesome! I am so grateful for the families here in the ward that take such good care of us!! Well just so you guys can rub it in my face, it is still FREEZING here and it won't stop snowing!!! hahaha I'm sure its pretty similar in Brentwood right??;) hahaha well I'll hang in there I guess:) I hope you have a great week I love and miss everybody!!!!! Talk to you next week!!

Love, Elder Swishdaddy