Note: For the duration of Riley's mission, this blog will be produced and edited by his parents, Daisy and Todd Stonely.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week 29: "Christmas in Foley, Alabama!"

Dear Friends and Family,

This week was definitely one to remember big! (I think I say that almost every week) But this week I mean it more than the other weeks! It was a little slower as far as missionary teaching and finding, however, the spirit of Christmas was the strongest I have ever felt. We shared the New Christmas Videos the Church Produced which are so BOSS! And That was a huge spirit catcher with everyone we met. And we had great time at member houses.

The highlight of my week was skyping my family at Lucia and Ramons house (Recent Converts). I think I was just so shocked at the sight of my family that I didn't even know what to say. HAHA They told me I had a huge smile on my face and I guess now I'm feeling the after affects. HAHA Lucia and Ramon were super excited to see my family and meet them all as well! In-fact, when the time came to end the call they were the ones begging me to not end the call! They wanted me to keep talking and they wanted to watch! HAHA I thought It was a little funny. They feel like my family that I have around during this Christmas season. Best gift for any missionary is skyping or calling home! Thank you family for making the Christmas one to remember! Im glad I took Pictures! HAHA

As far as the missionary work is going, we have an investigator who is coming to church pretty regularly who I feel could have a Baptism date within the next couple weeks which is AWESOME! And the Foley Branch is no longer a Branch... ITS A WARD!!!! Everyone was super excited to have this change and to be ready. But I guess that just means more responsability for us right?? HAHA We have been doing great down here and are super excited to continue working hard! Infact... Today we have a nerf blow dart war with the District. #Missionarylife #IHATEHASHTAGS

Much Love from me, The Elder in Foley Alabama where no one knows where its at :)

Love you all!

Elder Stonely

Oh and BTW... If anyone has the urge to send candy to us, I would advise you to save it for yourselfs! the kids down here are getting a bit too sweet! Enjoy the holidays :)