December 16, 2013

You know something Dad, I love my comp. I love this area just you wait and see, these last few weeks we will have baptisms and we will also be the happiest missionaries on the face of the planet.
Wow, just hearing about people already ending the missions makes me so sad. I never want to end the mission. I'm going to move out of Utah just so I can preach the gospel to more people. I don’t know dad, but it’s already been a year and 2 months and I still have fourty years of work left to accomplish in these last 10 months.
One thing is for sure though dad, if I don’t get to talk to you on Christmas, it wont be Christmas. That’s all I could ask for is to talk to my father, and I have been wanting to have just a couple minutes just to talk with you alone. I miss you and love you to death dad. I am not homesick, but fathersick. Ha-ha jk I am fine and we are able to stay really focused here on the work and things are going quite well.
The Christmas Spirit is really hard to get going here but we are going to carol in front of the church and try and stop people so we can talk to them. Its just so weird passing December without any snow, but hey next year this time I am going to be with the fam.
Well this week was a lot of fun, we had some great spiritual experiences and I’ll tell ya about them in moms letter. Well I will definitely be praying hard to have you off for Christmas; you have never worked one in my life so I think that God will keep the streak going. I sure can’t wait for it. Don’t you worry either this ward takes really good care of us, along with God. Ugh, I don’t ever want to leave this place or end my mission. I miss ya dad, I love you tons. Have a good one alrighty. Be so safe too. I love ya 

Elder Paynter

I hope you know just how much I love you. I can’t wait to talk to you on Christmas. Its looking like it will be pretty early in the morning, so keep the computer ready while you are opening presents. Maybe I can watch you all open some. Will Ashley and Miguel be opening presents at our house? It’s so crazy that everyone is just grown up now. Ha-ha when I get back, it’s going to be so weird.
Well I love this talk of Zion mom.  It feels so good to say that we are building Zion! The Millennium will be so magnificent to be able to rest with the Savior here on earth and everyone so happy and loving. 
This week was really quite fun and I was able to learn a lot of things. We had been so blessed by the members this week they have been so loving. I don’t know if its because Christmas is close or that they really like us, but its been fun.
We had been running around trying to track down some references but they weren’t ever home, so some time was left over and I asked Elder Liesmann what we should do. He reminded me of a contact that he had done a while back, so we went to visit him. We knocked on the door and an old lady answered and said that nobody with the guys name lived there. I was a little turned off but we decided to knock across the street to see if they lived on the other side and sure enough, he did. It was a big family and they were so so friendly. Tons of people were walking in and out of the house, and they listened to us teaching. In the end they didn’t want much, because they are super Catholic but they were some of the most loving people I had ever met in my life. We left the house and I just kept thinking about how essential it is for everyone to be so loving to ALL people. They truly were great examples to me. And just as it says in D&C we both were edified when we left. I am so grateful my comp follows the spirit and helped us to have that opportunity.  
We had a big ward activity this Saturday, and it was such a blast and brought many new investigators for us also. They had an inflatable soccer field and threw a ton of soap and water in it. The kids played, and then the guys got on and went crazy. It was a pretty crazy thing to watch. Elder Liesmann and I were dying to go play because it was also pretty hot but we stuck around helping set up tables and played a little Jenga also.
Yesterday, we had gone to church and all of the sudden a lady showed up with her boyfriend.  Her name is Vanessa and her boyfriend is Rafael. It was a reference we had from back when Elder Vianna was here. We went to visit Vanessa but she had never let us in, she just kept saying that she would go to church. So we left her alone, and here two months later, she came and now we will teach them both this Thursday. They absolutely loved church.
Our lunch we had was with a family of four and it was so wonderful. They are so loving and I hope one day to have a family like theirs. The kids adored us and we had a blast feeling the love from them. It was just a wonderful week.
And I almost forgot, we got a new ward mission leader and assistant to the mission leader. They are so cool and we are going to buy them ties today to get them excited and tomorrow when we are at the temple we will buy them copies of preach my gospel too. They are both recent converts within a year so they are still so amped up about the gospel.
Well family, this week will be wonderful, we are going to baptize someone, I don’t know who it will be but the Lord will provide the means for us to accomplish this for Him. Let us all go build Zion! I love you all and miss you tons! Have a great week! H.A.G.W.  Ha-ha just like the old yearbook signing.
Elder Paynter

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