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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Week 60: I'm a Cowboy!

Dear Friends and Family,

Well I thought I would just let you know that I'm officially a Cowboy! HAHA As many of you know, we live in a little house, pretty much in the middle of a cow farm. Though there is a gate around the house to keep the cows out. So we got out of the house to come email today and I looked out by the gate and see a cow standing by the car. So Elder Valenzuela and I started to get unsure of what to do, so we called our landlord, but he couldn't make it out there in time, so we had to herd this cow back into the field. It took a couple of tries of me and the cow running at each other. HAHA They are pretty wimpy, so they get scared at a certain point. Though I hearded a cow! I'm a Cowboy mom! HAHA

The next biggest news is that transfer calls came in last night, Elder Valenzuela is being moved to Foley Alabama, my previous area and I will be staying here in Cairo with an elder Named, Elder Lambson. He looks like a pretty sick kid! I'm excited to serve with him. :)

As far as Missionary work goes, Ana came to church and is continuing to love it! We are going to start to work with her on getting her BCD date moved up closer. She has one set for November 19. So we are going to continue to work with her! She has been one of our tender mercies. And we also had the opportunity to take the sacrament to three of the members who can't make it out to church and even though it took up quite some time on Sunday, it was the best service we have ever done! So for all you young men out in the world, just know that the service you do with the sacred ordinance of the sacrament is a true blessing. Take advantage of it! 

I'm doing well! We are loving the work. :) It will all continue onward. :) I love you all so much! Thank you for your continual support. :) 

Elder Stonely

The biggest heart in Cairo, Sister Bouton!
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