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

Monday, July 11, 2016

Week 56?? Lost count

Dear Friends and Family,

This week has gone by faster than any other week. It feels like I was just writing home. Well, one thing was super fun that we did! We did a family history activity, and though only one person showed up, it was a success! I also found out a little bit more on how to search and do family history as far as my Native American ancestor goes so mom and grandpa, watch out! I'm gonna find something whether it is on the mission or after! HAHA 

A lot of pondering has gone on this week in many different forms. Though one thing that I am grateful for is the fact that we are given challenges. They come in all shapes and forms. Some of them are great, and some are small. Though one thing is for sure, you will always learn something from your challenges. Even if its something you don't necessarily want to learn at the moment. Sadly, those seem to be more regular than not. HAHA Though the Savior knows how to shape you the way he needs you. And he does it in such marvelous ways that sometimes we miss them. I just want you all to know that I am grateful every day for the Lord and the challenges he puts in my paths so that I can overcome them and become stronger. 

I am also truly happy for his sacrifice so the challenges that I go through can also be a time for me to accept his support. Man, I learn something about the Atonement every day! its awesome!!!!! 

I love you all and look forward to hearing about your amazing adventures during these next few weeks! 

Much more love than ever,

Elder Stonely,

Cairo GA

P.S. Here are a BUNCH of pictures to make up for the lack of photos the last month or so...

We drive along this road each day to and from our home.
Visiting with Domingo.
It's P-day. Yeah!!
On the roof of the church.
Study time!
Chilling with Sister Sgoggins.
Strawberry shake.
With Brother Day searching for venomous snakes.
Feeding goats.
July 4! Why not wear all three???
Me and the "Yearmark" crew. We all arrived about one year ago.
Continuing work on ramp.
Making progress...
I did that!!
Almost done!