Monday, September 30, 2013

Wow, that was totally inappropri​ate.

Well this week went okay. We had a bunch of people lined up to go to church, but the majority didn´t go. I got a little frustrated, and was a little bummed the rest of the day. But, I´m good now, ready to go to work. The thing that we should remember is that we are helping people change their lives, and change is never an easy thing. But we have the Lord on our side, and that is where we can find our strength. The other companionship in the ward baptized yesterday, and I was pumped for them. They are a great example to me of how to work. I´ve been trying to follow in their footsteps a little and I´m seeing the changes happen.

But yeah so I´m sure you are all wondering about the title of the email. So Elder Oliver and I were sitting outside of our house waiting for the other companionship to get home (We don´t have keys to our´s complicated). But this lady walks up to us and asks us about the church...and to put it nicely she is a little crazy, but to put it truthfully she talks to herself in the street. We are talking she has conversations with no one. So anyway, I tell her she should go to church and she said no. She then goes to the other part of the road and asks if we can break the law of chastity...but she doesn´t say it exactly like that. I just sat there dumbfounded and Elder Oliver just starts laughing. I must say I must say I almost died of embarrassment, there were a lot of people in the street...but we told her we don´t roll like that so I think it is all cleared up now.

But, I was digging the pictures of you all, I showed them to the other Elders and they said that I have a crazy family...and I agree, my family is crazy good. This week is going to be a good one, I´m feeling it. I hope that you all enjoy conference weekend. Love you all more than Honey Bunches of Oats (and that is saying a lot if I do say so). I´m praying for you all.

Elder Bowman

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What just happened?

Heya family,

I think that it has been a while since I sent an email, usually we just chat it up. This week was a bit on the tough side. In the beginning it seemed like everything was going right and I was super happy. Then on Saturday everything just fell apart and I felt like the kid in Kid History, What in the freak just happened! But, I've learned that when you are working with people, there are always going to be difficulties. But, you just keep working and the Lord will show the way. If it wasn't there time right then and there to accept it, who knows a little bit more down the road.

But we are teaching this girl named Vanessa, she is pretty cool. We taught her the first lesson yesterday and she accepted the invitation to be baptized. I was like will you pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true? And she was like Yeah, and I know that God will show me the answer.  I was just like, wow, amen. I hope that she continues to have the same firmness and desired to learn.

Sounds like the Eagle Scout project went pretty well, Chipper is all growns up making growns up decisions.(Psych). I was thinking about it the other day and I was like, man, I'm going to have a year on the mission in about two weeks...I must say I was little freaked out by that. The time has passed so fast. It won't be long till everybody is married and has kids, and then I'll be an old man. These were my feelings, you can see why I was a little freaked out. But time passes, and always will, the only thing that matters is what we do with it.

Hope that all is well at home and that you guys are as happy as a jar of peaches. Love you all to bunches and to pieces too,


Monday, September 2, 2013

Feeling Old Now....

Well, officialy Whitney is home, and is in my old stomping grounds of Provo. She´ll dig it just as I digged it. BYU is pretty rad if I do say so myself. But I´m glad that everyone is doing well, and I´m sure that everyone gave Whitney a hug or two for me, so I´m satisfied. Now Lefler is in the MTC too...I feel like mom and dad right now, ´´wow, wait wasn´t it like yesterday that I was....´´ It´s weird. The one year mark is coming up, and it is starting to wig me a out a little bit because I´m seeing that time in the field actually passes, and boy does it pass fast. I´m all good now, just had to get those weird feelings out of my system.

But this week went really well, we didn´t have a baptism, but we´re going to have it this week. The girl (Ana Clara) wasn´t feeling ready and we tried pressure her a little bit and she was like, ´´No, I don´t want to this sunday´´ So I was like, ´´Sweet, then next sunday.´´ and she was like, ´´Okay.´´ Yep so we are going to baptize her this sunday...maybe Saturday.

Hey, but I´m glad that you got to talk to Lefler one last time before he left for the field. And thanks for giving him a room for when he comes back, I´m glad that you all are watching out for him for me. He´ll own it in Ukraine.

But this week is looking good. I was pretty bummed when some of our baptisms fell, but then found a whole bunch of families who are awesome. I hope that all goes well this week with them.

But, keep your head above the water, and I´ll try to do the same thing. Keep me posted, Love you all!!!!!

Elder Bowman