Sunday, April 13, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

(The first part of the thread from Dad was sent last week and responded to by Davey this week) 
[3/31] I been waiting all day to hear from you. I was just in to Cabella's picking out Brayden's birthday present and I missed you.

[4//7] i miss cabella's haha that is sweet though tell him i love him and a happy birthday i won't be able to send him anything though...

Don't worry about sending him anything just an email will be good his birthday is not till the 17th and I'll be back down here that weekend and ordain him on the 20th

that is so sweet ya remind me next week to do that and i will!

Hello son,
I am down with the family today.  Katelynn and Chase are doing something with an Ipad on the couch; Brayden and Jeff are playing Black Ops 2 on the XBox 360.  
I did my taxes yesterday and I did your's today but I can't file unless I can convince them I am you.  To do that I need to tell them what your adjusted gross income was last year and I can't find your tax return to find that amount.  Mom is not home yet so I will ask her.  Maybe you didn't file before you you remember if you did?
I am behind on your blog.  This will be the third week I haven't typed you voice mails up.
We are going Olive Garden for Brayden's early birthday since Katelynn is down for her spring break.
What else?  I don't know.  Hope all is going well, I will listen to your voicemails now.
PS, Everyone says Hi

i am pretty sure i did file it i don't remember not doing it. i am glad you are all together!

Coley is out here and we are getting together (well I'll be gone) with the coombs' tomorrow.

no way that is so crazy he is home haha dang it goes by so quick!

Yes it does, but only when it's another person son. I am picking up the truck from Larry riders place right now. We had to get it fixed. Moms going to be off work in a minute. So anyway I haven't had time to listen to your voicemail.

no worries at all did you like conference?

I didn't get to see any of it on Saturday. I was going to go with the boys to the priesthood session but Chase had that Miss ivins pageant thing he was doing so we supported him in that instead. But Sunday was really good I really liked elder uchtdorfs talk, it really seem to apply to our family and our circumstances right now

oh i loved that talk! it was super awesome now i cant wait till the ensign comes out to read it again!

Neither can I can read Saturday's talks.

well you can see them you have a smart phone and computer silly! 

Yea, I'll probably do that instead of waiting.  Mom and I are off to meet with the renters and sign the contract.

alright i love you so much have a great week!

Hey Davey,
I thought I would write to you this morning instead of sending a voicemail (it looks like you aren't able to get my voicemail.
Since the Tuacahn season has officially started it is very difficult to get on and visit with you on email, plus it seems like you email at different times and it makes it hard to know when you will be on.
My past week...
On April 1 we had a fun April Fools day...  Brayden started with pulling some jokes on Chase, but each one didn't work. Then that night I was getting ready for bed and went to use the bathroom, when I lifted the lid the scariest face was looking up at me and boy did I scream!!!!  Outside of the bathroom door I could hear both Chase and Brayden laughing hard. To say the least I didn't need to go the bathroom for awhile.  Dad pulled some jokes on Katelynn and Jeff. I guess Jeff hasn't ever been pranked on April Fools day and wasn't to happy with dads jokes.  He put Jello in their juice so it came out like jello, he taped their remote, and he put cool-aid in Jeff's Mountain Dew.  It was a fun day!!!
I have had the opportunity to be the head office manager to work the concerts at Tuacahn.  We have had Willie Nelson, ABBA, Blues Traveler, and this Friday we will be having Amy Grant and Vince Gill.  I have had fun working the concerts and feel great when everything goes good every night.
Chase was able to be in the Ivins Princess Pageant as an escort. They don't do Mr. Ivins, but if they had Chase would have totally have done it.  Chase got a cat call from a girl from the audience and the funny thing is that when they announced who Chase was they said his name wrong they got his name mixed up with another boys. I was really funny!!!
I really enjoyed the general womens meeting.  The strength of all the women in the church being gathered together on one day is just a wonderful feeling, knowing that you aren't going through things alone that there are other women who go though the same troubles as you and to have the cute little girls come join us was such an amazing feeling. You can truly feel their sweet spirits.
Conference was amazing!!! I was finally able to watch Saturday's conference (I haven't been able to do this for the last few times). I was loving each speaker and their message they gave.
We had our renters after 2 years move out and we have hired a contractor to finish the basement in that home. At the same time we had a friend of mine Diana Moore call me and say that their is a family friend that would like to rent our home. I gave her all of the details and told her that it would be available to rent the first of May. The family came by and like our home and want to rent it. They are the Obray's, they have a daughter Hope Obray that I met and she says that she knows you, she is a senior at the High School.
Chase has decided to run for student body again. I told him that I didn't know where we would be and tto do live as if we will be here.  I am trying for a job at the Santa Clara Elem. as a Secretary and if I get it we will stay here and live in the Santa Clara home.  
Dad is moving forward with building a home up in Lehi, so if I don't get a job here I will move up when the house is done.
We love you so much and pray for you daily. I will try to get on today, but if not know that you are always in my thoughts. I miss you and can't wait for our visit on Mothers day.
PS - are you able to get my voicemails?

Hi mom

You are on! Yeah!!!! I finally get to email you :)
How are you doing?

hey hey! and yes i can get your voice mails now 

Awesome!! I love to get your voice mails and I like to send them to you.
Did you do any April Fools Jokes?

i just scare my companion all the time mom haha it is awesome but no i didn't do any jokes...i should have!

Did you see the picture that I sent you about the practical joke that Chase did?

YES! ahh that was so funny i was laughing i miss being with you all! i am so glad though i am on a mission i wouldn't trade this for anything!

So a funny about dad...
Dad was in a hurry to get Brayden from school and he had left Lin's. While walking to the car he was reading his receipt he got in the car. As he went in and sat down he looked over to his left and saw a man sitting in the passenger seat, then as he was turned a dog licked him (which was in the back seat). Dad said, "Oh... I must have the wrong car"  the guy said, "oh... I think you do".  I laughed sooooo hard!!!!  It was so funny!!!

hahahaha oh my gosh that is so awesome haha i love that ha dang that is funny!

I am heading home and hope we can keep visiting.  If not love you so much and can't wait to visit with you on Mothers day!!

when is mothers day? 

In may

oh ok no worries we got some time! ha

Good evening family and those others of my friends.  This is Elder Moss.  It is Sunday night tonight, the end of the week.  It's been a really great week.  A lot of things have happened.  We've been on exchanges and also we had a great meeting.  So, I'll just go though it tonight.  So, we've been teaching a lot of different people.  We only found three new investigators - that's one of the things we are working on is finding new investigators.  We are really striving to work more with our members.  We are seeing - it takes a little bit longer because it takes more energy and more time to work with the members rather than going out and talking to everyone but we are seeing that it is really helping us.  So we are still teaching a lot of people.  Dillon is still on track to get baptized this week.  We are doing a lot of what we call ATMs or Awake The Members to help them get active in missionary work.  Wednesday we had trainer/trainee meeting down at Fresno so we woke up super early, like five in the morning to get ready to drive down to Fresno cause it's like a two hour drive.  But that was really fun.  Received a lot of inspiration and it was just a great time.  It was just weird being back in my area but it was really good, I loved it.  The next day we had exchanges that we went on with the Spanish Elders.  I took one to my area and we taught a lot of lessons.  We have these three black girls that are going to get baptized.  One has a date and we are just working with them.  One came to conference this week which was so good.  We went to Fudrucker's with one of our members who went and took us out which is super good.  I think I have been to it before, I can't remember though, I think I remember when we went in New York or something but I could be totally wrong.  But, yea, General Conference was super sweet and I'll talk about that in my next voice mail.  But yea, we've been teaching a lot and seeing miracles.  We are seeing a lot of blessing, we are just really excited for all that we got going on.  Conference was so amazing.  I love Conference so much.  The Saturday morning session was just great.  Some of my favorite talks were the Gratitude one by President Uchtdorf and...well I can't just list them off cause like Elder Holland, Elder Oaks on the Priesthood...just so many of them were super good.  For conference Saturday morning we woke up early to go with the YSA.  And so we went with them, ate some breakfast, watched the first session of General Conference and then cleaned the church and then we had lunch and then we watched the second session.  The Priesthood session was also super great.  I just have super big testimony...I wrote down like eight questions in which I came to conference with and they were all answered and so I know if you prayerfully wrote down questions and applied that principle then you would have received a lot more and you would have prepared yourself better.  I hope during the conference you were all attentive and just super awake.  I know before my mission it was the hardest thing to do that but conference is so amazing.  And just like always, the most important part of conference is the application and follow up; making sure we are doing what we need to be doing a apply in our lives and become changed.  One of my favorite talks was Elder Ballard's also.  He was talking about missionary work and how we need to read Preach My Gospel.  And that is my invitation to you, that you take that literally:  Read Preach My Gospel, set goals for yourself to invite others to come unto Christ and to receive this gospel, to come back into the fold.  I love this work so much, it's the best.  I couldn't be thinking of a better thing to be doing with my life than what I am doing right now.  I've grown so much and I continue to grow.  Thank you for your love and support.  I really do appreciate it and all that you do.  This week was just amazing.  After the Priesthood session we went back home and then went out and taught and then had Sunday session which we had an investigator at and then we had dinner with our Branch President and set up another ATM.  We are just looking forward to everything that's in the future.  I love you all and I hope that your week is great and full of miracles.  Love you, goodnight.

“There has been a long history of rejection and a painfully high price paid by prophets and apostles, missionaries and members in every generation all those who have tried to honor God’s call to lift the human family to ‘a more excellent way.’ Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods and smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make us giggle, then tell us to run along and pick marigolds. Talk about man creating God in his own image! Sometimes — and this seems the greatest irony of all — these folks invoke the name of Jesus as one who was this kind of ‘comfortable’ God. Really? … Now be strong. Live the gospel faithfully even if others around you don’t have it at all. Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend them. A long history of inspired voices, including…Thomas S. Monson, point you toward the path of Christian discipleship.” -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

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