Monday, August 27, 2012

Pictures

                                                        St Louis Temple
Alex and Elder Jager

Fredericktown zone together agian!
They all look like they need to shine their shoes.

Elder Buys and his Birthday Cake!

University

Alex loves the sky!




I love the christmas lights.

Apartment in Urbana.
Someday I am going to learn to flip the pictures,
just turn your computer on its side


I think he has enough ties.

Monday we taught a lesson and played pool and then we traveled to Paris, just a bunch of corn everywhere. Then we had district meeting in Paris, I worked the day with Elder Vincent, it was great. Then we traveled back to Urbana and there was some more corn. =) Wednesday we taught Marco, contacted and contacted some more, and then left for exchanges in Danville. Thursday we had Danville's District meeting I worked the day with Elder Frances. Then we had dinner in Indiana, then drove back. On Friday we had service at the soup kitchen. We had dinner with the Jaynes. Sat we had weekly planning and had lunch with the Urbana missionaries. Then we contacted the rest of the day. Sunday we had a golden investigator bring himself to church his name is Alex we hope to teach him this week. He found the church and came alone, he wanted to go before but his parents would not let him but now he is on his own and wants to come. Then we taught Trisha and had dinner with the Aleens. This week was  just running around and doing stuff. but I finally got the apartment clean.... It looks nice now! I miss the Mahuffys! I learned so much from them. They really live the gospel in that home. I love you and miss you. Enjoy the pictures.
Love,  Elder Campbell


Monday, August 20, 2012

Thank you so much for the package, I did get it and thank you for the email to put your mind at ease I am doing really well but let's run though the week first. Monday we had a kind of zone p-day and then had a meeting with all the district leaders. Tuesday we had Paris's district meeting it went really well. Elder Hunter is the district leader he was my MTC companion. Then we taught a lesson to an Asian named Marco. So just a heads up I am not serving in the city of Urbana I am serving on the University campus. Covering the YSA ward so I work only work on the campus. We have our own car. It is kind of weird only working with peers but I'll talk more about the pros and cons of that later. So we had a lesson with Marco, he is a good guy he is just not sure if the is really a god but I think he is pretty close to finding that out. Wednesday we had Champaign's district meeting so Elder Oberlee was there and so was Elder Woodbury. We contacted the whole day, so contacting is when we go out on the campus of the University of Illinois and talk to random college students so it seems most of the time I am surrounded by Asians or immodest college girls. Anyway then we visited this family named the Jayne's they are great! They run in demo derbies. they are so much fun to be around! Thursday we did a lot of contracting and had dinner with Brother bode. Friday we had service at the soup kitchen in the morning until lunch. We contacted until four then we had a lesson with Trisa. She is a deaf investigator, Elder Buys knows sign language, so that is a great help. Then a member took us to Texas Road House for dinner. Then we contacted until 9. Saturday we had weekly planing in the morning and then we contact until dinner and then we contacted some more, We do a lot of contacting, right. Sunday we had three nonmembers at church, it was great! Charley is a great guy it was his 20th day out of China and his first time to a church ever. The Asians are so happy to have the chance to go to church. Marco came a a girl named Emily that we should start teaching soon. It is so weird teaching only people that are my age.. and even weirder when they are pretty girls..... but the work must go on. Ha Ha. Then we contacted some more and had dinner aat the Zimblemans. So that was the week.

Taylor Hartman wrote me a great email!!!!!! Please thank him for me. It meant so much to me. It was very consistent with what I am going though. So I don't know if I really forget or if it is more that I don't put stuff to memory when I have a headache Being here with Elder Buys has been great and I think my headaches are improving.

Tell Mitch Thank you for the Email.... He is the Best!

Yea, that was a lame joke!!!!!!! The only thing that I don't like about serving on the campus is that I won't get to know and learn from families like the Mahuffey's. I would probably not like it much here if it wasn't for Elder Buys. So places I have eaten at. Well President Clark took us to Meat Heads that was O.K. There is a sushi place named Muyo. Windy City makes a mean Philly cheese steake. Elder buys and I make a mean pan fried tuna wrap with avocado, cilantro, and grated pineapple. So there is always a sweet person that is always looking out for us in in every area, the nice people here are the Shepperds Brother Shepperd (papa) is way funny and a master piano player and Sister Shepperd (mamma ) is a really good cook (Don't worry you are still better) but when I arrived at their home for dinner there was a turtle bib on my seat.!!!!!! I'll have to send you pictures next week! I will be able to download pictures here. I got a letter from Ashely It was so great to hear from her! I need to write Teej. Oh and we also went to a place called "papa Del's it was great and we really want to go to a place call Black Dog It is famous for its BBQ. We also went o a place called Gross Burgers it was pretty good. The apartment needs a washer and a dryer so if you could just flat rate those out to us. Just Kidding don't mail us a Washer and dryer. It has been over a year with out them. We could use wash rags and Elder Buys world love some more Beef Jerky and so would I. Elder buys would also like some dried fruit. Elder Mason left the zone as soon as I came =( but I saw him and and Elder Hinton at transfers. I will see Elder Hinton again on the 31st. I have lost 4 pounds since I've been here. Hey mom I love you a lot and I hope you are happy! Love, Elder Campbell

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Address for Alex

New Address

Elder Harold Alex Campbell
1026 East Kerr apt 301
Urbana, Illinois 61802

I know Alex would love to hear from all of you his headaches are starting to get better but he is having a little memory loss. This happened with his headaches before. I know he would love to here from you and it would cheer him up.
 I AM GETTING TRANSFERRED!!! TO URBANA, ILLINOIS!!!! WITH ELDER BUYS AS MY COMPANION!!!!!  IT IS GOING TO BE THE BEST TIME EVER! I LOVE ELDER BBUYS AND HE LOVES ME!!! IT IS GOING TO BE SO GREAT!!!! O.K> lets go though the week. Monday was p- day it was great just a normal p day though. Tuesday we had a priest with us the whole day Eli was his name. It was a great experience. At the end of the day Eli talked about how much fun and a spiritual day he had with us. The bishop said we might of changed Eli's life! I am going to miss Bishop Blair. We tracted and taught a lesson to a less active that the branch asked us to work with then we taught Francisco, some one that I taught when I first got here and we just got back in touch with him, then we had dinner at the Varones. It was great! Wednesday we had Elder Bullocks district meeting, he seems a little down because his area is being closed. I hope he has somewhere great for his new area. Then I meet with Dr. Olsen. Then we went to the temple. Then we had dinner with some members of the YSA branch. Thursday we had DLZLC it was O.K. then we had lunch and teamed up with the assistants to the president, that was fun. I love Elder Christensen and the new AP Elder Marshall both are great guys. Then we did some tracting with them and had dinner with a ysa girl and taught 4 of her friends. It was Great. Then we did some tracting. Friday we helped the assistants and tried to visit some part member families. We taught Fransico again with brother Bonner and then did some more tracting. Saturday we had another priest with us, noah was his name. We tracted for about 2 hours Noah was scared to do it but he did a great job. Then we had dinner with the Jarvis's then we took transfer calls. Sunday we had church for 6 hours and then we taught someone at church and that was great. I said goodbye to everyone. Then we had dinner with Noah's family It was great. The Mahuffys are feeding us today so I am happy about that! AHHH MAN I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TY! HE IS SO GREAT!!! THATS FOR ALL THE LOVE AND MAIL! YOU ARE THE BEST MOM EVER! Oh I got a letter from Jessie, It was great to hear from her. I think I'll be in the same zone as Elder Mason =) or if he was transferred I will get there when he left =(  Man I need to loose some weight. So I think I  will be able to send some pictures soon. the Voyles took a picture and I think they put it on facebook for you. The Voyles family are great! I loved them so much. I heard from William Petty! He makes me so happy!!! I love him so much!!!! If he is the only person I baptized on my mission It would be so worth it. I need to write some other people too... Like the Ortons. I really miss them.

 How is the traveling going? Did I tell you happy I am to serve withe Elder Buys!!!!! It is going to be so great. He loves to cook and so I would love some spices and some sauces. If you could mail those to us! We are both trying to loose some weight so don't send us anything fattening! Please just like some garlic or chili oil.

How is Max doing? I LOVE Max so much! I am going to hug the crap out of him when I get home. Still no washer or drier in Urbana... Lame. I thing that is everything. Alright mom I sure love ya hope everything is going well!     Love,
                                      Elder Campbell

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

                  Missionaries at the Cardinals Game on July 26, 2012. Can you find Alex?