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

Monday, June 6, 2016

Week 51: Fried catfish is amazing, but our investigator is Boss

Dear Friends and Family,

I've been out a year and it doesn't feel like it... It has gone by TOOOO fast.

This week was quite the week! For those of you who have seen the pictures of the Catfish and are wondering if I have eaten them or not, YES! I have. :) They are amazing! I don't like seafood, but freshwater catfish is amazing! It doesn't even taste fishy! HAHA Or maybe it was just the way we cooked it. So our landlord said we could fish all we want and catch all we want and eat all we want. So it looks like we have a fresh market in our backyard ;) It will be good eating the next few weeks!

As far as missionary work goes, I had two really great experiences this week. One, I was able to go on a trade-off (which is where we switch companions for a day) with our zone leaders. And I really learned a lot from them on how to better my teaching and help my area and I am truly grateful for the leaders that we have! I know that they are inspired to help us every day and throughout our own responsibilities. :) And the second, was that we found a really sick investigator! His name is Jason. And Jason is 18 and just graduated from high school. He is a Boss. And we are teaching him and hoping that it will lead to baptism so he can liven up this old branch! He has gone through a lot of struggles in his life and took meeting us as a sign. I know that we were inspired to meet him and to help him out! Updates may be given to you all if I can remember :) Just know that he is awesome!

Other than that, I just wanted to bear my testimony of the Gospel. It is amazing and truly is a plan for us to receive the happiness here and the eternal life after death. I am grateful for all of you who have taught me the ways to become a better person. And I look forward to more. ; )

Much love from Elder Stonely,

Cairo GA.
Fried catfish. Yum!!!
Ramp building service project.
One of these things is not like the others...

One of these things is still not like the others...