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

Monday, June 20, 2016

Week 53: Fathers Day

Dear Friends and Family,

I seem to have lost track of the weeks out here. It could be week 1 or week 100, I'm not sure. Though time seems to be flying by WAY too fast. I will hopefully get to work as hard as I can to get lots done!
This week has been a great one! As far as blessings, we have been seeing a lot of them. We showed up to church and the branch president told us that he had received a call from a man named "Adam" who said he was going to come to church. Well, Adam came to church and it turns out he is a Hispanic! And he is such a legit member! So, we FINALLY have a Hispanic member to take out to lessons where they will understand! We had planned on taking a bunch of the white old folks to our lessons and just translating everything. Don't get me wrong, we are still gonna do this. Though we have someone who speaks Spanish who can help us! He is awesome. :) And we are going fishing today; :) we are excited.

Well also, Happy Fathers Day to my wonderful father! And my wonderful grandfather! I am so proud of both of them for who they are and what they have done to help a kid like me. :) Thank you! 

Elder Valenzuela and I gave talks in sacrament meeting yesterday on the topic of fathers and they were amazing talks! The Branch President told us to tell our fathers that they would have been proud of us. Its very prideful of me to say that, though I love my dad! And I know you would be proud of me. :) We had a great Sunday! All the fathers received a gift for fathers day and they gave us both a gift and called us, "prospective fathers!" HAHA that was pretty fun. :)

I love you all so much and hope you have a great week! A lot of love is coming your way from an elder who lives next to a bunch of cows! Love you all!

Elder Stonely