Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 20, 2015

that was almost a novel haha just kidding, but I'm super glad that everything is going well back home. the mission has changed my life tremendously. I'm so grateful to be leading by an example for not only my siblings but also all of my cousins. its really cool that you are able to walk around the track every time your there mom that's exciting to know that when I come home we can go on walks. dang I told you that we are not cat people haha just kick dad in the butt for being a softy and bring them home. :) jk don't do that but it is his fault :)    

so dad there are three new drivers now who are they and are they any good? well I guess you'll find that out on Saturday when y'all have your practice man excited to hear how the season is going once it starts up again. I'm glad to hear that my truck isn't going anywhere haha that makes me happy. I hope that your car does better for you this time around during the season take video of this season and the next so I can watch them when I come home.

did y'all get any names from grandpa on where our relatives live over here in Georgia so that when and if I'm in the area I can possibly drop in and teach them but also say hi.

nice my package is here I'll probably get it tomorrow at the temple I get to finally attend I've been waiting since I got here to get the chance to go.

this transfer is almost over and I'm either staying here in the same area our getting transferred out to another area. pretty exciting.

Mom the few things that I want you to do for me when y'all go down to New Mexico is (1.) give everyone there a huge hug for me and let them know how I'm doing. (2.) take a picture with everyone and send it out this way that would be cool to have of everyone.( 3.) can you send me a aggies sweatshirt or a Arizona diamondbacks sweatshirt that would be really awesome . and last but not least (4.) some rocky mountain chocolate man I miss that stuff :) that's pretty much it.

give max a hug and a kiss for me.

I love you all and miss you so much talk to you soon god bless.


(Elder Black)   

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 13, 2015

I didn't get eny pictures :( but I glade y'all are doing great I still cant believe that y'all got a cat....

haha that crazy that Mr. Mulkey got fired haha that's kinda funny no one liked him and dang Mr. Holland is leaving that was fast I wander who the next principle is going to be?

 that's great mom that your legs are feeling better and that you are able to walk at the track I can't wait to Skype home here in a few weeks!!! I'm so excited.

I hope y'all find a another dog for MAX to have puppy's that would be awesome.

and Jillian is in a play what is the play called?

dang dad smurf is running again hahah that's gonna be something :) send me some videos of some of your races. I hope that my truck's still hanging around :) give max a hug for me, still waiting for that package to arrive. I really need that card y'all are putting together for me for food. and if you could possible send something to help budget my money better for food that will help.

I love you all so very much and miss you!

our baptisms are coming along I haven't had my first baptism yet we had to tell them because we as well as the ward felt that they aren't ready so we saw them yesterday and asked them to be honest with us and tell us if they were ready they said now so we went through all the lessons twice and got nowhere they still don't know who joseph smith and it doesn't help that they can't read and have a learning disability.

so we ask them to commit to two things one was to start having family home evening and teaching at least one of the lessons that we have gone over so that they can have a better under standing on everything. and two was to pray as a family on there baptismal date so that we don't keep setting one up for them to achieve for and end up not knowing squat that we've taught them.

enyways that's pretty much what my week consist of.

love you all and miss you!!!!


elder black


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 6, 2015

well I'm in the same area for another six weeks transfers are tomorrow but I don't get to go haha cause I'm staying :)

we are have our baptism this week can't wait and we have two more family's on date for two weeks down the road.

how's the cars coming along?

is my truck still exciting?? Mom the weirdest food that I've had so far is hation food, I had grits for the first time and I like them more so with brown sugar and butter with alittle bit of chocolate chips :) hation food is not he greatest but I ate it mainly because well I didn't want to be rude and I 'll eat anything thing y'all know that :) man it rained off an on this week back home I wish it would rain here..... its just getting hotter and hotter my tan is starting to come back and I'm starting to talk pretty funny haha. my companion say's hi.

we where suppost to go to a members house for conference on Easter but they past a rule that we had to watch conference at the church. Conference was a mazing guess what I didn't fall asleep haha yea :) I took a lot of useful note and a lot stood out to me. me favorite talks were from elder Holland about a brothers love and that leap of faith. my other favorite talk was when that first lady talked on Saturday how she talked about family's and how a priesthood holder or a man does not have more love for his spouse/wife then when he fulfills his priesthood authority by fulfilling his callings and living worthily to hold the priesthood. I really liked those talks. we had a brunch Easter morning It was really good like wow I had raspberry's and we were eating out side in the members yard it brought back a lot of childhood memories of picking berry's at grandpa bob's house when James and I where little. I love raspberry's and then for Easter dinner we went to another members house and we had raw milk it was soooo good  and we had turkey and ham with fresh green beans out of their garden that was good. this weekend was not only really spiritual but is was probably one of the best Easter weekends that I have ever had.  that would be really cool if y'all found another dog like MAX so that we could have puppy's I would love that I'm happy to hear that he's doing good and that he's healthy. how are James and Jillian doing? what have they been up to lately in school and sports? I can't wait for mothers day to Skype home and talk with my momma! I miss you all and love you soooooooooooooo much!!

can't wait to see what all is in my box when it finally gets here.

love always Johnny