Monday, September 28, 2015

Week 2 has been good

We had a lot of lessons planned but almost everyone that we had planned with ended up canceling on us so that wasn't good. We did a lot of knocking on doors.  We didn't have much success there either.  It was a long week but we just keep working on it.  We know that if we work hard we will be able to find the people that we need to teach. 
 Living here is much different than living in the city its super weird not being able to drive to the Walmart and grab what ever I need. The closest Walmart to where I am at is over an Hour away.  We have this little store called Cash Wise its kinda like a bigger gas station. I eat a lot of cereal and pizza hot pockets. Except for dinner we almost always get fed so its been good. Or if we don't have a dinner we go to this place called Fire and Ice some members own it so we get to eat there for free. Its like a food truck they have the best burgers and stuff like that. There is this one called the beast and is 1.5 lbs of meat .5 of bacon and 2 grilled cheese sandwiches as the buns. In total it weighs just over 3 pounds. Lol! I tried to eat it but I only ate about 3/4 of it. It was super good though!

I hope all is going well with everyone! Love you All!

Love,  Tyler

Monday, September 21, 2015

First week in Stanley

All is going good out here in Stanley! The first week was good the members are awesome everyone has been super nice! My comp is way cool, he is from Arizona! He has only been out for 3 months so he hasn't been out the long either! The town is super small only about 2,000 people is what I have heard! My apartment is awesome 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen that has everything you could think of! The beds are memory foam so that's nice! Yeah we have a 2014 Toyota Tacoma for our car it is awesome! Its actually the only one in the mission! We have been tracking we haven't had much success though! Almost everyone here is Lutheran or catholic but everyone has been nice. Well no one has been mean anyways! 
 This week we got 4 people to commit to baptism and you wanna know what's crazy! its a polygamist family! We taught 6 lessons so far!

The mission Pres. and his Wife are both way cool, and super nice!

Friday, September 18, 2015

I love Technology

We got a text message today from a member in Stanley North Dakota, letting us know that Elder Brinkerhoff had arrived and was doing well. We are so happy that he made it there and is in a great area! Yay!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MTC Branch President

Tyler, President Hodges, and Cy Wright

These three are all in our ward so fun that they all 
ended up the same Branch at the MTC!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Elder Brinkerhoff

Tyler's drop off time was 12:30, so after one final wrestling match between Dad and Tyler we were off we went to the Provo Temple and took our pictures, then got back in the car and drove to the MTC! Having served myself many years ago I have to say I love how they have streamlined the whole drop off process it is so smooth and nice. We just followed the Elders directing us where to go parked our car and a helper/volunteer came over to help with his luggage, and after our final hugs and goodbye he was off. It truly is such a bittersweet time I never realized how hard it would be being on the parent side of it just driving away and not seeing him or really talking to him for so long!
We are so excited for the next two years and know Tyler will be an amazing missionary!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Our Newest Missionary

Tyler is our first Missionary!  Only 3 brothers and one sister to go!