Thursday, January 30, 2014

“This is the most remarkable era in the history of the Church. This is something that ranks with the great events that have happened in past history, like the First Vision, like the gift of the Book of Mormon, like the Restoration of the gospel, like all of the things that build that foundation for us to go forward and teach in our Father in Heaven’s kingdom”
Elder Toomey. Elder Milstead (Alaska/BYUI) Elder Spencer (af) Elder Koelliker (Kaysville)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Knox--- and it shall be open unto you ---ville

We have done more tracting this week than the last 5 combined. :) dont worrry i like it. We also try to oym (talk to random strangers, give them a card, ect.)

I am getting to speak a lot more spanish here in knoxville lately. its good. We have a class now for sunday school in spanish. Its excellent that people are willing to sacrifice so much. the newest returning member has to drive 45 minutes to church. Its hard for some to drive to the temple 5 minutes away once a month. real uplift to see the sacrifices of others. 

We are continuing to teach Kayla, the wife a member. She is real sweet. Enjoyed the lesson on the temple. it was a great help for both of them.
for you to learn more watch

Currently we are focusing the missionary work on teaching. centering it on listening. Its real important in any situation of life to show real concern for others. You will know how to respond not by thinking of what to say next but rather by 

The Cupp family in the Chilhowee ward is excellent. They feed us almost every week and its always the best food. and they have tons of it. She is real modest about it also. My favorite family as of today.

Commercial break. Simply apple juice is pretty good. its a darker colored aj. maybe more pure? kindof expensive but you can get a $1 off at (also many more good coupons) 

Congrats to Elder Daniel Leonard McCombie getting his call to the Baltic Mission (its by Ukraine)

Someone suggested that i read - The Virtue of Kindness by JOSEPH B. WIRTHLIN
i have not yet but will still pass on the info.

Also a missionary suggested i listen to/read "What i wish i knew when i was single" by john Bytheway text at for your enjoyment. to long for me to read right now. and not really an important subject today. but you might like it. he gives good talks. actually came one for a fireside in the stake. 

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*Note i dont really have an iPad. doubt this mission will any time soon. maybe when i get home if its necessary.

Love to all. Elder Toomey

Monday, January 13, 2014

Good time in the history of the wold to be a missonary

177 years for 1 million missionaries 

6 years for 300,000 more

over 1.3 million missionaries now. 

Mormon Infographic

Thursday, January 2, 2014

new comp from... American Fork (Elder Spencer)

My new companion is elder spencer. he also went to afhs. didnt know him. have a couple mutual acquaintances... He is an english speaker. so i doubt i will be with him for the last 3 transfers but who knows.

We are getting L. Tom Perry (Age 91) to visit our mission. I spread rumors that his name is larry. and lots belive me (real name is Lowell)

Luis Gonzales (got baptized a couple weeks ago) drove up the missionaries from dalton georgia. we got a picture together. they say he is the most active member there and likely to be the new bishop :) jaja. (sweet color changing tie courtesy of richard orcutt #Mynameisdicko)
Elder Kamoe (from hawaii) went home today. he is likely to be a mission president or something important. amazing missionary. helped me a lot. I got to meet him one day again. he says i can sleep on his couch when i go to visit.. !

they put cool scripture stuff on the candy canes here...
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