Monday, October 27, 2014

9th P day in Phoenix

I asked Kevin for a picture of him 1- in front of his house and 2- a picture with his bike.  He combined the request above after they had played basketball and ultimate frisbee today.
Kevin's bike has FINALLY arrived!

Hey, Mom and Dad! We have a zone activity today at 1:30 so that will take out a big chunk of email time. I probably won't have much time to email back and forth today. I saw two Mesa elders at the temple and asked if they knew Elder Mullins! I told them to tell him that Elder Jones, his cousin, says hello! Haha. They knew him. I think they're in his zone.  

This is mom -- they did tell Elder Mullins and he commented on it in his letter last week.  It is so weird they live closer than they ever have, one mission away but they can't communicate to each other like they used to when they lived 1200 miles apart!

Then we received this picture of him titled "here's a picture like 5 seconds ago!"

Dear Family and Friends,

(I apologize in advance for the—sort of—mass email. We don't have much
time to email today.)

This week has been pretty good. Another pretty slow week, but it was
fun. We had the opportunity to go to the Temple twice Tuesday! We
took an investigator family who loved it. They didn't have a
'break-down-and-start-crying' moment or anything, but they loved it!
They brought their four kids. It was a great time. We also had the
chance to take a district temple trip with the Elders in our district.
We actually saw our Sister companionship working in the Tent so it was
a reunion! Haha. I got pictures, but sadly I can't send them this
week. Way too busy today! I'll send them next week, though.

Dennis got a job (yay!), but that means we were unable to meet with
them again this week (not yay). On the bright side, Mary read the Plan
of Salvation pamphlet we left her and is reading the Book of Mormon!
She's in 1 Nephi 10! We only committed her to read the introduction.
She's awesome. Hopefully we'll pick the lessons back up
least we know they're not losing interest.

Oh yeah. I hear so much about the Arizona Cardinals it's not even
funny. It seems like there are more fans than Chiefs fans back home,
if that says anything. Haha. Speaking of sports, I hear the Royals are
killin' it in the World Series! Yeah! Go Royals! The only year they
don't stink, they make it to the World Series!

My bike is riding really well. It's super comfy. Plus it's red which
makes it even more awesome. The only downside is that it's hard to
keep on Sister Simon's bike rack when transporting it....let's just
say it almost fell off twice. Yiiiikes. Yeah it was getting nice here
but then it randomly hit 102 degrees one day. Come's almost
November. I keep forgetting it's not summer anymore. I'm only used to
this kind of heat like three months out of the year—not eight.

Yeah! Webb City is number 14 in the country! We actually ate dinner
with the Crockett family and they asked where I was from. I said
Joplin, MO. They asked if that was close to Webb City because they
used to have relatives there. Sadly, they aren't related to our
Crockett family. That would have been wild. Haha.

Hope you all have a great week! I love you all!

Much love,

Elder Jones

Elder Jeong and Elder Jones at the Phoenix AZ Temple open house this week
Elder Jones and Elder Syndergaard on exchange (district leader)

Excited for the day 
This picture is me and Elder Jeong love our pumpkins hahah
Here's our stake center. Our church building. It's nicknamed "the bathtub building" because of the tiles haha.

I asked Kevin about the Celebration and if they (the missionaries) were still going to be participating.  He responded below along with a reminder about his buddy Brett Leaving on this mission next week.  He has a few words of wisdom for him.

Yes! The Celebration is on November 15th @ 7 Mountain time. You can
watch it live on from what I hear. We will be singing "Called
to Serve" and a song with Sign Language with the youth. All
missionaries will be singing and signing those two songs! You will
cry! I don't think we're going to the dedication. Just watching it.

Yeah I thought about Brett leaving soon! Tell him I said good luck and
to keep pushing. It gets better! The first 6 weeks are meant to be
brutal! And tell everyone I said hello. I'm challenging you to near
your testimony on fast Sunday! Tell everyone from the pulpit that I
miss and love them all! Give Brett a hug for me. Tell him I'm proud of

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