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

Monday, January 11, 2016

Week 30: "Companions working side-by-side"

Dear Friends and Family,

This week I hit my 7 month mark, and it does not feel like 7 months! I feel as if I just got out here and that is a little scary. HAHA Training is going well and we are doing great in Foley. Elder Sturdevant is learning Spanish a lot faster than me I feel like. And he is definitely not scared to talk in lessons, so he will learn really fast! I am gratefull for his effort and everything he is putting forth to learn and to grow! And in fact, he has been a huge support system for me. Throughout this week there have been days and situations where I have learned from him! And it just goes to prove that no one really is the "Senior" companion. We are both equal. And Now I feel a little bit more humble as to learn from my companions.

Well this week I focused on my studies. Trying to learn more about the priesthood and the Christlike attributes. I found it very fun to find a scripture and then write my thoughts about it every day. And Now I have a whole notebook of scriptures! Every day is a day of learning and growing! And you dont have to be a missionary for that ;)

This week is short! but just trust me that it was bomb! Now its picture time! Sorry for all those who missed seeing my adventures last week! Love you all!

Elder Stonely