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

Monday, March 7, 2016

Week 38: Talking to Everyone :D

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you so much for the many great people you all are! I feel beyond blessed for the friendships and family relationships that I have with everyone who I know. This week I have come to the realization that most people just need someone to talk to and need a friend. And I am so very grateful that all of you have been here for me. :)

This past Tuesday we had a wonderful opportunity to listen to a district lesson about finding. (First off, you all need to know that our district leader, Elder Christensen is a BOSS). We talked about what we could do to find more people to teach and to get out there in the community to help people out. And that lesson and meeting fired me up! I was getting so pumped to get out in the streets and talk to people so we can share the message of the restored gospel! So I made a commitment to myself that I would stop and talk to every person that we passed by. And I can proudly report that I failed! HAHA I talked to all but like 2. :) Trust me those two people were impossible to talk to.... HAHA but we talked to a total of about 75 people this week. (That’s only counting those we passed by on the streets) Now for us that’s a lot of people!!!!! And a lot of talking! But we have seen a lot of blessings come from talking with everyone! And I am so very grateful for the blessings that I always have. :) So get out in the world and talk with other people! You never know when you will find cool people to talk to and who have cool stories. :) You don’t have to be a missionary to talk to people. :)

Well my spiritual thought for the week comes from the BOM. But isn’t really a scripture from the BOM. It’s just the BOM. So we had an investigator ask us a question about the BOM so I thought that I would read and answer his question the next time. So this week as I was studying, I found that I have really grown my testimony and knowledge of the book. It is amazing just how much one can learn from this book as you read it over and over again. And maybe that’s cause I’ve never had a huge interest in books before, but this one is amazing! So you all should read it. :)

Well this week is a short one, :) but I thank you all for taking the time to read my words. :0 Maybe one day they will be grammatically correct. :) HAHA

(Editorial note: I’m doing my best to help out with your grammar, Riley. Not sure exactly how to punctuate around all the smiley faces and HAHAs though. You use them like periods. Ughh!!! –Dad)

Much love!

Elder Stonely

A member showed us his shop.

Reminds me of The Amazing Race!

Who is jealous now???