96 days and counting

this picture is of kyle when he received his call. i can't believe it's been almost 2 years since he's been gone.
i got this picture off of lindsey's blog (i hope you don't mind lindsey)


Pics + Email

Sorry if i repeated any pictures from the last post. Also, sorry but i don't have captions for the pics. These are pictures i took off of the SD card he sent me.

Elder Pierce Forwarded the email he sent to his Dad because he wanted me to hear the story he wrote David. He made up the name "Carl" for the investigator. Here's the story.

"Okay about my investigator carl. well carl about 5 days ago had no job about to get evicted with no where to go, he has a girlfriend that he lives with and two children, no money, basically no hope. two weeks ago he was considering going back to selling drugs, luckily we talked him out of it. well about a week and a half ago he told us that he doesnt see much hope and that he needs help and he wants to learn about faith next time we come over. so the next time we go we read with him the chapter out of the gospel principles book on fatih and he really believed that it would work. we talked about having faith and putting in teh works. after that lesson he came to church he started to work his butt of trying to find a job visiting everywhere he could but with no luck. so about 5 days ago it was looking pretty bad for him. but he said he didnt give up the faith and he kept looking. he woke up one morning and started calling jobs out of the phone book (this is two days before hes about to get evicted) and he finds someone that says come a pick up an application. he goes right when he hangs up and talks with the head guy who gives him an interview. that same day shannon his girlfriend (also trying to exercise faith) got a call from her mom saying that she found a great deal on a condo, no crimanal backround, no credit check, etc all you need is $850, okay im running out of time but long story short in one day the lord turned everything around they got a house carl is getting a job shannon also has an interview today with someone and within 24 hours of them paying off the car they had they got a new better one. carl was so excited and called us and he was on cloud 9 let me tell you. so that was a pretty cool miracle. i really saw this guy and his family at rock bottom and now they are doing so well all because of faith.
i hope that story makes sense it would be easier to explain in person. okay i gotta go.
im still working hard dont worry things are great.
love elder pierce"


Email, 25 November 2009

"That letter that you sent was great. i loved the stuff you looked up about nutrition at BYU. i definitely want to finish at byu and like you said i think it will be really fun if whitney and jordan are there and my sister and her family. and also alot of my cousins will be there. like anthony and his new wife and... wait the people i was thinking about will be on missions or done with college, but it will still be fun with both our sisters near by. i think that nutritional science sounds the most like what i want to do. when my mission comes closer to its end ill probably ask you to look up more stuff. in the letter i got in the package from you and my mom, i loved the cereal that you guys bought me. and i thought it was funny how you guys included the nutrition facts haha that was sweet.
oh you asked if i like nice ties old ties funny ties, well the ones i like are polyester ties. they might be kinda hard to find. i only see them at thrift stores and stuff. polyesters are really good for the rain and they usually have some pretty cool designs. maybe at the DI they would have some. if you cant find any anything you get me i will love. i know you probably hate that answer. just get one that you think looks nice and that will be the one i want.
hey in your letter you also said that you saw missionaries on bikes... i wanted to know where you saw them at. in utah? i didnt know missionaries ride bike out there. or did you mean in japan?i thats okay that the diet isnt working that well just keep commiting to doing better and then it will eventually happen. i cant wait to eat healthy with you when i get back. is it going to be wierd for you that my whole eating habbits have changed? remember how i used to eat fast food every meal of the day man that was horrible. i remember you always saying that fast food is gross and now i would agree with you.
anyway about me, we had tonya's baptism on saturday. it was great. elder larson baptized her and i confirmed her. her daughters will be baptized probably in the next couple weeks so that will be good. we have been really blessed in this area. we have so many people to teach its awesome and we have found some pretty sweet investigators. we had one of those little miracles that you always hear about this past week. i gotta go but long story short we went to an appointment and the person wasnt there and we were about to leave but something told us to stay and knock afew doors. well the last door that we knock on happens to be this guy that has been wanting to get back to church and invited us back. i love it when those things happen. the lord is definitely in the work. the church is true we both know that and lets not forget it.well see ya
love kyle
ps Thanksgiving and turkey bowl is tomorrow!!! what are you doing for thanksgiving?"


199 Days

We are in the 100's now! 199 days left to go


10 November 2009

Sorry it's been so long!!

" Well this letter is gonna be short because i'm freakin tired. We just got done playing Settlers of Catan, yeah, we're nerds. we play it like every P-day. We actually played two games and i won both. it was sweet.
Anyway did i tell you that Elder Larson Dear Janed his gf. I can't remember if i told you this or not but the day after E. Larson sent the letter he got apackage from, guess who? Kailee, his gf. In the package was this nice picture book and it looks like she spend a good bit of time doing it, so I felt bad for elder Larson. He didn't seem to care too much. He says everything will work out with them in the end. Elder Bishop and I thought it was o funny that that happened.
So have you seen Sean yet? man that is so crazy that he's home now. Has he changed any, did he have a homecomin talk yet?
Next is Greg and Jordan. They get back soon too. wow. I think it's going to be so fun the summer I get back because everyone will be home. In the newsletter some of them say we're going to do Temple Tour '10 which would be awesome.
Hows the eating healthy going? I've been doing pretty good still but i think i've lost some weight since i've been in Meadowbrook. because of the bike I'm sure. It's so hard o gain muscle mass and weight for me. i don't know why, i guess it's just my genes. But i guess I shouldn't complain I'm sure there are plenty of people that would love to have the problem i have haha.
Have fun in STG
Love, Kyle