Wednesday, June 27, 2012

     So I am staying in Chesterfield for 6 more weeks. It should be great but it has been 4 1/2 months without a baptism.....  =( that has been rough, really rough. But that is O.K. I'll still work hard and hope for something to happen. Alright lets go though the week.... oops I don't have my planner, well, I'll try and do my best. Ahhhh man this is harder than I thought. I am so bad at remembering the days.... Amy M.  wants to be baptized so that is cool. so we we will make sure the O'fallen Elders baptize her. It would  have been nice if we could have baptized her but that is O.K...The other Amy and Adam are moving out of the area.. but Tiffany is still here. Hopefully we can find some more investigators. I really don't want to go 6 months without a baptism. Man I feel so stupid without my planner. Oh well I've been losing some weight which is nice. Lynn's wonderful cooking is still a part of me. Oh we had lunch with Lynn on Satureday. That was great and last night we had dinner at the Giddens. They are one of my favorite families. Elder Mahuffy's farewell was Sunday, he did a great job! He is going to be the best missionary ever he is such a great guy. This ward has 12 missionaries out in the field right now! This is a great ward and I am really happy to be here it is just hard to be a missionary here. It would be a great place to live. Ahh man I am sounding negative. I Love Chesterfield I just want to Baptize some people!!!!! This transfer is going to be great I just want to help somebody!!!! Time is winding down and I want to do more good but I can't do lif people won't let me! The ward is great they take great care of me! Elder Jager wants me to tell you Thank you, Thank you for the palmade stuff. Elder Hinton is doing great he is now a ZL down in Jackson Mo. I can't wait to see him Friday at ZLC.

     How have family Mondays been? What did you do for last Monday? How is the shop? How is the house coming along? How is the loosing weight going? Have you been able to go to the temple? What is your favorite thing about working with the young women.? How do you think I can help the people here more? What can I do to make you proud? What type of person do you want me to become?
   
     I am going to be a great brother when I home. Max, first of all I miss you I think about how I can be a better brother to you all the time. Love ya mom. Have a great week.  Tell Taylor Hartman I love him!!!     Love, Elder Campbell

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Well I'm glad dad got his card O.K. and his MO St. Louis Mission pin. I wish there was a  better way to tell dad happy fathers day but that is the best I could do. I haven't really taken any pictures for 5 weeks. who knows transfers are next week it might be time for me to move on somewhere else. Monday was OK I really don't like writing letters because they make me home sick but it looks like that is what we are going to do today and what we did last week. Tuesday we started a mini mission. We had a young man from the stake come with us for a week. We had an Elder who was 20 years old and less active.. so it was a weird week but it was good for him and it is a miracle that we got him out here for that. So we had to plan all the meeting for that and make sure everything is OK... sometimes leadership is a hard thing but it was a good experince. Tuesday we made the zone conference agenda... Wow so more planning and bigger meetings. We tried to find and teach people but we didn't get anything. Which is ok it was just a hard week missionary work wise. Wednesday was zone conference so a meeting from 10 am until 4 pm after that we had dinner at  the Morgen's, the ones that came to the coin shop. Thursday we had a district meeting and did some service.. we cleaned out a rotted refrigerator... that was really nasty and it is a good thing I am protected as a missionary because I think I could of died of mold! It was gross. Then we had dinner with Javier, it was great. Friday we taught Amy at the Mahhaffy's home and it was great. I love the Mahaffys. Then we made another agenda and tried to get some more missionary work done.. still nothing. We had dinner and then ended the mini mission with a fireside. Which was really good and that ended the meetings we had to plan. Sunday we talked to  the assistants about the missionaries in the zone and then had dinner with the Fairchilds, which was great! Then we tracted the rest of the night. So that was the week we had some miracles in there as well hopefully we find some more people to teach because of that.

I wish I had some pictures for you but I don't I'm just going to do my best to have a good week this week. Lynn said to say hello!He just had his 65th birthday. Man, I hope Taylor Hartman is O.K. that is too bad about Jessie's car I think I m going to write her a letter it has been anout 7 months since I've sent one. Maybe I can brighten her day. I haven't heard about Brad, T.J. or Aaron in a while! do they no longer have a blog! ( I have not been sending him copies of their blogs the last few months. I guess I had better start doing that again.) Tell max his email was amazing and it made me happier. I really don't know what else to write about. I hope next week I 'll have more to say. Anyway I'm doing great just hit some bumpy parts of life but I am doing great and I am working hard. I hope the family feels my prayers for them and I hope everything goes well this week.
                                             Love, Elder Campbell

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hello mother! How is everything going? Alright time to run though the week! Monday was a normal p-day but then we went down to Washington, Missouri for exchanges withe the Washington elders... Tuesday I was with an elder who is like the best singer ever! He taught me somethings that will help me sing. We went to the Washington district meeting and by the time we got back I hardly had time to work with this elder. We went back to Washington that night to unexchange it was good to have Elder Jager back. Wednesday we had a district meeting with Elder Bullock, it was great. We did some planning for some meetings and taught Cody. He has a baptism date for the 30th. His parents are not very happy about that but the bishop is going to help us with that. then we started teaching someone that Elder Hinton and I taught. His name is Nick and he is doing OlK. That night we had an exchange with the Rockwood Elders. Thursday we did some tracting and contacted a minister that talked for about 30 min about when the 2nd coming was going to be and that Alexander the Great was going to be resurrected by the devil and be the Anti Christ.... Well that was a new one... anyway he went on about that for a good amount of time. Then we taught Amy she is doing great. She can't let the Book of Mormon leave her side. She is doing so well. We were able to teach her in the Mahaffey's home. Then I had a good talk with the Rockwood Elders. Then I got Elder Jager back which was so nice. Friday we had a meeting with all the district leaders and the assistants with the president. That day went by super fast and I don't even remember what we did that evening. Saturday we went to the temple in the morning. Elder Jager had some converts getting their endowments. Then they took us to this way good Italian restaurant after. We taught a super mom named Tiffany. Then we met with Brother Voyles that night. Sunday we had a lot of Church and weekly planning.

So I saw the Morgans at church!They said they had stopped by the coin shop. They are really, really, really, really, nice people! I think I am finally becoming a better singer. ASHELY IS GOING TO HAWAII!!!!! THAT LUCK Y GIRL!!!! Man, that is so cool she is going to do great! WOW! Tell her congratulations! I'm sure you already did! How is Zack Brimhall doing? How is Broc??? I have so much more to do on my mission!!! I haven't found all the people I need to find!!!!! Gah!!!!!!!! So Elder Jager has no face book so there is no way you are going to find him.

Love ya mom! Thank you so much for all you do! You are the Best!
                                    Love, Elder Campbell

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

That is so nice that Ashley is opening her mission call. It will be fun to see where she is serving! I am totally down with Darwin's tank being done in pink. We had two six hour meeting this week. I'll get into that as I share this week. Monday morning we had a fun run. It was great. Borther Voyles has pictures I'll get him to send you some. Then we visited a less active family and got anti-ed by them for about 30 min... they really didn't like the church anyways it ended well. Weednesday we went on exchanges with the Pagedale elders DON'T WORRY I STAYED IN CHESTERFIELD SO I WAS SAFE. WE TAUGHT TWO LESSONS THAT DAY TO MEMBER REFERRALS IN MEMBERS HOME. IT WAS THE PERFECT SITUATION!! One is named Amy who is going though a really hard divorce.  She has been praying and is seeing miracles!!! The other one is Cody his is 18 years old and has never given any thought to religion. But he has been looking into the Mormon church and he has been reading and praying and coming to church. I think he will be baptized this month! Then that night Elder Jager and I met up and came back to Chesterfield. Oops I missed Tuesday... I think Tuesday we just taught the Freeemans. Thuresday we had leadership from 10-4 it was great then we had dinner and slept over at the mission home with all the other one Leaders! It was great to be around some of the best missionaries in the mission. President put in a movie for us... Forever strong that rugby movie, it was OK I would of liked just messing around and playing games with all the other Elders. Friday we had a meeting from 10-5. Zone Leader council, that is always a long meeting. Zone Leader council is where we make plans to guide the mission. Satureday we had a lot of planning and we also taught Cody again. We had dinner with the Voyles and taught taught a lesson to a lady named Tiffany. Tiffany is a single mother with 4 kids, one of them mentally challanged. Tiffany is also going to Logan chiropractic school. Sunday we had a lot of church! The Mahaffys made us some home made rolls and jam! It was so good and we set up two appointments with  former investigators so it was a super great week. So that was my week.

Elder Jagers first name is Thomas. I am sorry about the basement flooding.. are the drums and guitars safe? ( Yes, they are just fine) HOPEFULLY CHUCKY THE DOLL DIED IN THE FLOOD! (Chucky also survived the just fine) I hope the bishop gets the letter I sent it to the church. Guess What I cried my first tear on my mission! It was at Cody's lesson. We were watching a movie about Christ with him and I was really focused on the movie and trying really hard not to close my eyes or get distracted but I stared at the TV for too long and my eyes started to water!!! Hahaha there was no emotion connected but I did shed a tear. Hahaha. I got to see Elder Buys at zone leader council, that was great he is one of my favorite Elders@ How is Max doing? How is Sarah doing? How is dad doing? one thing that I could use is ............TUNA>.<  Alright love ya mom!             Love, 
                                                                     Elder Campbell