Feb 18, 2010

Feb 18, 2010
Thanks to all the friends who showed up at the airport - we were so surprised to find out how many have been following the blog for 2 years. You all are great!

Elder Nowland and His Friends

Elder Nowland and His Friends
We've Been waiting for you.

06 January 2009

5 January 2009

Hello to my family of four (thats not counting myself)! it is good to hear from you all. your emails are always so sweeet! they always build me up and give me renewed strength to go out and serve! This week was a cool week to be in the czech republic, we had new years and that was a lot of fun. We went sliding down a mountain on sleds and all sorts of cool stuff. Not to metion we had a good week for teaching lessons and seeing an individual enter into the waters of baptism. We really had a successful week and we were able to find to new investigators. The Lord is a champ! He is leading this mission so well. He is walking people right into the missionaries, it truly is fantastical. We were actually contacted by an individual as we were walking home one night from tracting. he gave us his number and so we will be meeting with him sometime this coming week. Missionary work is pretty crazy but a whole lot of fun. People are really fun and really unique. I really like talking to people, i remember back when i used to be sooo shy, i still am of course but im learning how to get over it and so im really starting to see my personality change to where i can carry a conversation with people without a problem. I hope that everyone of you back home are finding life to be an enjoyable adventure because this life is a very shortime that we have to prepare to meet our Father in heaven. And if the time we had wasnt one of joy then it would not make for very good stories in the next life. I can picture big groups of people all sitting around nephi or noah or moses and listening to them sharing the stories of how they got the plates or parted the sea or saw the earth fill with water. So go out and make your life into one that you will love to share stories about.

Well lets take some time to get to some questions:
How's your companion doing? my companion is a stud, all of my companions have really been quite amazing i have been blessed on my mission to have had such good companions. He is very motivated to speak and learn czech and to find and bring people unto the waters of baptism.

Are you getting along okay? We are getting along just fine, no problems, Im learning a lot from him.

Did Pepik get baptized yesterday? Yes he did!!! on saturday that is he did get baptised and comfirmed on sunday.
If so, Who performed the baptismal ordinance for Pepik? he had requested that i do, I told him that we prefer for members to perform the ordinance because they will be here the whole time to provide strength and support whereas missionaries leave, but he wouldnt have it. He insisted that i perform the ordinance so i gladly did it. It was a really great experience.

Do you think you will be transferred during the next transfer? Im not quite sure, im feeling about 50-50 right now so we will just have to wait and see.

Do you need a new pair of jeans? It is possible,
Can you buy them there or do I need to send you the pair you left here? if you wouldnt mind sending the ones you have there because i like how those ones fit. but if that will cost just as much money to buy them here then i can just do that. Just let me know, its not a big deal.

Alrighty then. Im going to end there i will wish you all the best of lives this coming week. Thank you again for the wonderful emails, it really means a lot to me. Happy new years!!!

Love, your one and only son ,morgan