Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Merry Christmas from Elder Heward

so yes i did get transfered back to roseville actually. im in the singles ward now as a zone leader in roseville. we actually cover 2 wards. a family ward and then the YSA ward. its so much church. i love it. we have meetings and church from 8:30 to 4:30 on sunday. its so intense. we just forget about lunch because we're so busy. my new comp is elder cox. he does parcore and he reminds me of kade. im always trying my hardest to do my best but of course, i fail everyday. so we are both trying our best to do our best. the problem is that we are both competitive. its a good combo though. he goes home in february though. so only 3 months we'll be together. so i have a question ya gotta ask everybody. if they were ever the Assistant to the President, or AP. ask all the brothers that. well this last week was probably the busiest week of my entire mission. i had to go from corning to roseville (about 2 hours) from 8 to 10. when i got there we had to wait for the leaving missionaries ride to get here. when it got here, we went and talked to people in the walmart parking lot with the brand new missionaries for their first night in the mission field. the next day we had to drive a few missionaries around because president had some difficulty pairing missionaries up that neither of them could drive. and then the next day we had to have a couple meetings with the missionaries. and then on friday we had to go to gridley (about an hour away) and meet with all the other zone leaders and with president weston and recieve some instruction. then on saturday we actually had some time to do some stuff. it was so crazy though. its wierd to be back in roseville though. i remember when elder coburn and i would bike all over the place. we worked hard here. also, one of the missionaries in 1st ward (the ward i started in) is brand new so i'll be going on exchanges with him. so i'll be able to go see my recent converts and the other people that i know. its gonna be awesome. well im glad to hear that grandpas funeral went awesome. ya know, i cant believe how easy it was to deal with that trial. if i had been lazy and not studying and praying and doing what i was supposed to be doing then i think i would have been devestated hearing about his death. but when we do the right thing then we have more understanding of the plan and we can take those hard trials. it was a learing experience for me though. well family thank you for all you do and all the support you give me. i hope yall have a good week. tear it up in basketball kyle. show em the way they need to be playing. take it all the way to the "ship" (championship). have a great week. talk to yall next week. Love Elder Levi Bowen Heward

Merry Christmas From Sister Heward

OKay so let me quickly tell you about some awesome stuff that happened this week (i know this email is long) First of the little boy's baptism is still on for the 28th.....REALLY EXCITED! ALso we should have another baptism date set with Dave. We just had dinner at their house on Friday and had planned on a lesson after dinner but dinner went later then planned so we just hung out and talked for awhile. It was actually really good and i think needed. He expressed to us how much he really has appreciated us coming over and the different feeling he feels when we are there :) spirit? Then he said that he has thought more about the pre-earth life and has decided that it really just 'makes sense' and that he knows we are knowledgeable people and speak truth......first off the spirit is really helping us cause knowledgeable people??? haha whatever. but he also said he thought more about baptism and even though he has been taught his whole life that we only need to be baptized once that maybe it would be good to just 'start new' again and have a clean slate. I thought that was pretty cool he said that but we still need to teach him about the priesthood and that we must be baptized by the correct authority. ANyway they also came to the ward christmas party and found out someone in our ward works with him so thats always good to find connections within the ward for fellowshipping. Okay so now we had a miracle this week where we now have a new family of 3 that we are teaching. the mom tracy and her 2 daughters bailee (11) and charlee (8). the dad wasn't there but they do have one so hopefully we meet him. They are such a cute family and really seem very ready for the gospel. The mom has a friend that is a member and also her mom's best friend is a member so she has heard of us but no really familiar with everything. They aren't going to church right now but in the process of looking. We are so excited to start teaching them. Man i was just blown away after meeting with them for the first time seeing how ready and prepared they are. Well i think this email is long enough so i better go but im looking forward to talking with you all soon too!! woohoo for oovoo! haha Love Sister AMber RUth Heward oh ps the pic of me holding the cookies is when we went around with our ward missionary leader and took cookies and cards to less actives and members. It was soo fun and reminded me of home :) It was his idea though so i told him how much it meant to me that he had come up with this idea. It made me really happy.