Sunday, November 22, 2015


November 16, 2015



First things first, I wanna shout out to my sister Georgia. Im still waiting for a letter back from you!

Next things next, This week has been just like the other ones except better because WE HAVE A BAPTISM THIS WEEKEND!!! Its Sebastian hes a stud i love that kid he got his haircut like mine and i must say, he looks fresh. Anyway Yeah were dunkin him this saturday if anyone wants to come they can.. haha jk thats disobedient! 

TOUGH THINGS this week. Paris, Yes we've heard about it. Also more and more everyday about the new regulation from the first presidency. Were under attack!!  This worlds a scary place. If you ever wanna get away from it.. serve a mission because we little missionaries are in a safe little bubble and feel no sense of insecurity. Also this week i had a bit of a sad moment. I was on exchanges with another elder in my district, who is famous for being a complicated missionary among the others, while we were on exchanges we visited a recent convert of his. His name is john. John was baptized earlier this year and is now in the hospital because hes suffering from the repercussions of smoking his whole life. He pretty much doesn't have lungs and there's nothing the doctors can do. My companion who was elder delafuente had a hard time seeing him on his death bed. While we were in the hospital room i felt the spirits comfort very strongly that this sick man laying in front of me was in good hands.  I took the time to reflect on my life a little bit and how ive been able to see gods hand in my life. How my testimony of Christ has grown and how i have changed. As I was thinking, it was as if the hands on the clock had stopped. Time slowed down immensely I was filled with a sense of joy and humble confidence. I knew that like the man on the hospital bed in front of me. God has a plan for me and is always there to help me fulfill it. As we left the hospital I put my arm around a teary-eyed elder i was walking with and told him I loved him. Time immediately resumed to its crazy fast pace that I live as a missionary.

On a happier note I had interviews with President Mendenhall and his wife separately. I found out that their daughter lives in Spanish Fork, my old stomping grounds. Also that there's a big stock show in Denver this December and there might be a family history booth there that we get to run. I said sign me up!! Because that means I might get to see my boss Charles from the ranch!! Also President gave me special permission to get cowboy boots which other elders don't have:)

Anyway, We've got a fun week ahead of us because its supposed to snow a lot tonight and I'm still waiting for my winter coat... hopefully its arrival is not being delayed because its.. kinda cold..
BUT! More work, More blessings. Harder Work, Hotter future wife.

Christmas Wish List:
My wish list is simple!
My list is simple

old spice tinder body wash and deoderant the chalk kind not gel.
A big thing of protein powder and a shaker bottle
costco muffins
Black nike university of utah hoodie
my hawiian shirt from the cruise
black nike socks
those ariat cowboy boots from scheels size 11
Fit BIt
Blue Broncos flag

ps i got cowboy boots approved personally from my mission president.

Love, Elder Reynolds


November 9, 2015

Its another great day to be alive. Guess what! we got 2 new investigators both are on date to be baptized. 

Also we caught up with a kid who we haven't been able to meet with for a while and we played basketball with him in the gym and i beat him but he was pretty good. Anyway after we taught him we showed him and his friend a movie about the Restoration and the spirit was so strong. i said " do you feel that"? he said .."Yeah" i said " that's the spirit" he got tears in his eyes and we asked him to pray and he said the most beautiful prayer. The most spiritual thing ive ever experienced. When an investigator prays sincerely to our father in heaven.  His head rose from the prayer and it was almost like he was glowing. A 16 year old kid with tattoos and earrings Looked so pure. But he hasn't even been baptized yet?! it just goes to show us that god prepares us. Long story short he was at sacrament on Sunday WITH his friend. That was dope. In like 3 weeks my email with have a picture attached with me my companion and him dressed in white on his baptism day. We are more then excited.

Another dope thing was that we got a picture with Patrick. He got new dentures so he was more the happy to flash he new pearly whites. I freaking love that guy.

Another Nother dope thing was that we got couches in our apartment and man. We have a man cave. Too bad were only there to sleep and eat our tuna sandwiches because that's all we can afford to eat haha 

Something sad was that the broncos lost this week and everyone seems kinda sad and its weird how people are really affected by outer influences haha.

Anyway lifes good i enjoy all your emails. I love hearing from you it makes my weeks fly by. And im going fishing right now after i type this. I love this mission.
God lives, he loves us, and really loves hearing from us.

Love, Elder Reynolds.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

From Dated 11-2-2015

This week was SO DOPE!! we had so much fun teaching the gospel haha our goals however were not met. Halloween gave everyone of our investigators every excuse in the book to cancel our appointments. BUT we taught one already this week and its P-Day. No one else in the mission has taught so far this week. So were going the extra mile. 

By the way im staying in this area again i made it through my first transfer. ive already been in the field 6 weeks. its crazy how fast its been. but in order to last another 6 weeks or more. the rain is relentless. but im so happy i get to stay in this ward. the bishop is so nice im ghonna try to get a picture with him because i absolutly love him.

The weather is changing and the Holiday season is coming. As much as i cant wait for snow to fall while im riding my bike, I am so excited for Christmas because of Christ. Man hes my best friend. yesterday in testimony I was dying because I wanted to bear my witness of him but my comp said to wait for a gap in the speakers... there wasn't one. Some of our investigators were there and that made our horrible week so much better. We got a kid whos gettin baptized this month yeet!! he was at church! bigger yeet!! 

We had district meeting this week and i had to give a training.. that was fun.. thats all im gonna say about it.. because how can i train guys who have less days on the mission the i have months.. idk. the lord doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

Anyway the church is true Joseph Smith was the man. So is Jesus Ive gotten to know him pretty well. I encourage everyone to do the same. Our lives will be elevated and testimonies strengthened abundantly when we turn our hearts to him. its just hard being a nephite surrounded by lamanites. its just hard. if you go on a mission you might catch a glimpse of it but idk. my mission is well underway now and ive seen the two spectrums of happiness and sadness in full..but remember i love you and keep on keeping on haha 

Also ive been away from home for 2 months TODAY and tbh i dont miss it at all. Anyway its time to go finish my Pday  have a good week keep me posted on the good stuff happening. the broncos are doing great too... we dont watch them play we just hear about it.. trust me. 

Love, Elder Reynolds

P.s check out this pic of me and my mish crew fishing of the balcony of our apartment:)t haha