Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

Trip to Nashville.
Trip to Nashville.
Trip to Nashville.
8 months!! Today! I'm coming up on a year! This week was great! We had Amanda and the whole family at church yesterday!! Which was a huge blessing! It's usually just Erica Lynn, but we had them all which was nice. We also had a good lesson with an investigator about a month ago, but we kind of dropped him because he was not doing anything, but we went over there last week and just talked to him about commitments, and it was really good. Way spiritual, and we were able to see where he is coming from. He's is young but hopefully we will be able to help him come closer to Christ and be baptized in April! We also had Zone Conference which was great all about teaching shorter lessons and more people! We also talked about how we need senior couples because there all going home which is sad because the senior couples are the best! Last week was just a good solid week! But this week will be busy with General Conference, and me and Elder Rumsey have a meeting on Friday in Nashville plus I have to go a bunch on exchanges these next few weeks!
But it should be great! I also had some sad news about Brother Droke in my last area. He passed away. He was a great man. Loved that guy. But he's with his son now, and I know he is happy! But I'm doing great! Love y'all elder jaros

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

Spring in Tennessee
Spring in Tennessee

Pretending to be Andy Pettite

Still room on the Wall of Fame

This week was basically just an average week!! Working hard, but seems like our investigators don't really want to progress anymore.. But that's when we have to step it up! We set a date with a new investigator on Thursday!! Which was good, but she didn't come to church so that's a set back! We are also really trying to get our members more involved into missionary work! So we are setting member dates for referrals all the time so hopefully that will help progress the work! Plus I hope that general conference will help our members get the wave of this awesome work! I'm so stoked for general conf! It's so great to hear from our prophet! It will be great! The iPads are really starting to help the area book app is all worked out now, and they are syncing and working great now! The Mormon messages are a good tool to have! Like yesterday we were visiting a less active who will talk for hours if we don't stop her so I got a moment to talk and talked about faith and showed the mountains to climb and it's a way cool video, and she stopped talking for a while. And then cried after it was way spiritual and a good lesson so that was rad.. But spring has hit Tennessee finally and it's beautiful it's really colorful again, and all the green is coming back! But I'm doing great and loving life! Love y'all Elder Ty

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

Flashback to the tramp days.

Sunsets make me miss home!

Found Jesus in a graveyard.

My favorite things!
March is flying right by! Happy St Pat day!! But this week was good down in Lebanon!! We had about an average week! Erica Lynn is doing great missionary work, and we are teaching her friends now which is rad, and they are coming to church!! So that was a blessing! We also had a good zone meeting about families and Ipads! Haha but the family part was really good! They taught about how the greatest blessing of the gospel are our families, and how we can be with them forever, and how we should teach our investigators a lot about that!! Because it's such a blessing! So me and Elder Rumsey took that challenge, and started carrying with us pictures of our families, and teaching about them its been a good lesson to teach! Everyone really likes it and it brings the spirit! Plus there is a video that is pretty good about it which helps a lot! But it helped me realize how grateful; I am for the temple and the gospel, and my family! I'm also so sick of Tennessee bi-polar weather it's awful one day cold the next 70... It kills ya! haha but i'm doing great! Hope you are too!

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

This stupid Red Sox Gnome almost got me thrown into jail.

My District

Me and Lady! I wish!
Those chains once held a slave back in 1830. Crazy!!! Had blood stains on the wood floor from the Civil War.

Civil War House.

My Nikes ripped from balling so hard...
Another Transfer gone like that!!! They fly right on by now! I'm staying here in Lebanon with Elder Rumsey for this transfer! Which is good!! This week was good besides the fact that every night wasn't very good... No one seemed to answer or be home.. But it's just part of the game sometimes.. But our days this week were awesome!! All of our investigators are progressing!!!! Allan came to church, Zack dumped his girlfriend and started praying, Teresa read the first 11 chapters of the Book of Mormon, and Amanda is just doing great! We also found some new investigators who are rad! And when we were tracting we stopped on some one property so I could put our new investigator we just tracted into our area book in the iPad, and I guess that person property I was standing on called the cops on us and when we got around the comer I saw this Red Sox's gnome and took a picture with it, right when I was holding the gnome the cop showed up, and was like who are you guys, and what are you doing, and I hurried and put down the gnome and went out to talk with him hahaha the cop was pretty chill, but still way funny! We also got to go down to Carthage yesterday and got to go into the house build in the 1830s which was way cool!!!! There was a blood stain from the civil war, and there were bullet holes in the walls, and in the basement there was chains to hold up the slaves and all there cooking stuff it was a rad week!! But over all it was awesome to see all our investigators progress this week!! We were super happy!! Plus now with the time change missionary work will just get better! Have a great week Ty

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

The IPADs arrived.
Sage wearing her Tennessee Jacket and Cowgirl Boots.
The Necklace
March!!! 7 months can you believe it!! Crazy.. Well D&C 88:73 Behold, I will hasten my work in its time. Has come to past.. We got iPads! They are crazy... They have some cool features and some that are confusing!! The best part is being able to show Mormon messages while we teach! They bring the spirit really strong, but there the lazy way out by showing videos.. I can't decide if I like them or not.. The most confusing thing about it is the area book app is so confusing.. But in the end I guess they are a blessing.. I do feel super spoiled with it. But the missionary work is changing, but it should be for the better. The church has lots of resources for us to use now which is a blessing. Hopefully soon I can figure stuff out on it! So for my birthday Amanda my investigator aka Erica's mom. She gave me this necklace from her Indian heritage. The necklace is passed down to people when you are taught something that is life changing, and she gave the necklace because she said (which is true) that the gospel and the Holy Ghost changed her life (which is true.) It was a really cool moment. Her faith is huge, and it's been such a blessing to teach her the gospel. Truly awesome. Also this week the rules have changed on Facebook I can't be friends with my friends from home so I have to unfriend you all. But I do want you to go follow me on Facebook so please do that!!! But I'm doing great!! Love you all Elder Jaros