Monday, March 30, 2015

Elder John said something along these lines about this first picture. "your prayers are working" It was dark and they were riding home for the day and they went through a street intersection. In the middle of the intersection the seat pole on his bike broke, and he crashed. "the Miracle is that I was not run over, there was a truck that somehow, it stopped, it should have been hit. The truck stopped when it should not have it was really weird. But I am grateful for people in high places watching out for me." 

Puts a knot in your soul to read that as a parent:) 

We are not on top of our game to update his emails to the blog. Were working on that. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Week 6-8 (week 1&2 ARG)

Trent is going to piece this together the best I can. Tyler has adjusted well to where he is and says he has met a lot of very nice people. He enjoys his companion which is a great thing in the field. He is grateful for those that will be patient with him in his Spanish learning curve. He gave a 20 minute talk the first week in church, in Spanish. He is not stressed about the language, but he does like it when people are understanding with him. Brooke and I are glad he is where he is and not in the middle of BA in city life. His buns are adjusting to riding a bike everywhere. Based on the pictures his Apt is very nice which is always helpful. Their days are scheduled very different due to the Argentina culture and their daily schedules. They are teaching several people and families. Somehow he and his companion LOCKED themselves inside the Church...not sure how this happened...SMH. 

Elder John takes pictures of his daily journal and uploads those and Brooke and I will convert that to text during the week to post. So for this week you get me to update. . Trent

LDS chapel in 25 de Mayo


Youth activity with the youth and Sister Missionaries. 

Someone has a FLAT tire:(

Another missionary left some maple syrup, so it got used!

NICE space by ANY mission standards. He still needs to make his bed! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

First few days in Argentina

We have limited information on how his first days were spent in ARG but we know where he is now.

Elder John with his Mission President and Wife

President Robertson and Sister Robertson

I asked the Mission office and the said that he has been assigned 
to the "area" of 25 de Mayo. We will learn more of exactly where he 
is when he emails us next week. 

Last days in the MTC and flight to ARG-BAW Mission

It has been a whirl wind for the John Family as Elder John has left the MTC in Provo Utah and is now in a small city in the Argentina. We have just gotten word on where he was assigned for his first area. I am going to just share some pictures and information.

The last few days in the MTC were full of adjusting to leaving a place he got used to. He said his goodbyes to his teachers and other new friends. Tyler has not had many "big changes" in his life so going to and leaving the MTC were his big changes and now he is in ARG. We got to talk with him via phone while he was in the airport and he was doing good, VERY tired and nervous because he did not know what to expect.

But the travel is done and he is there.

Elder Holland on his flight to Atlanta. 

Waiting for the ride to ARG

Tylers MTC teacher

Elder Tingy and Elder John

Tyler's District @ Provo Temple

Saturday, February 28, 2015

This is Trent- This week I got a random text from a man named Gabriel. As you can see he is in the MTC as an investigator that has been meeting with Tyler and his companion. They teach him the lessons in Spanish. You can read for your own words how he feels about TJ. It was un expected and I loved it and yes I cried. I had the chance one night to stop a car full of missionaries in Golden last year. OH the joy I had in taking a picture and sending it to his mom. 

Tyler is finishing his 6 weeks of Spanish and training this week. He got his flight plans and will leave Provo on March 9th. He leaves in the morning fly's into Georgia, connects to a night flight to Argentina and will get there at 7am local time. He will travel with 8 other missionaries. We are excited because we get to talk with him on the phone prior to his flight out of Salt Lake. The missionaries will be met at the airport by the Mission Presdient, his wife and other missionaries. It is my understanding that they will take them, tour Buenos Aires, and send the night in the mission home. The next day he will be assigned a "trainer" and be assigned to an area. Thats when the fun starts! 

I wanted to share something else that is very sacred and special to our family and to Tyler.  Last Saturday Tyler asked me to reach out to X's mom Honey and ask if he could have some of X's ashes to take with him to Argentina. She loved the idea. So as of this writing, Tyler has a little bit of his buddy with him and will be making the trip with Elder John. :) 

This week i've worked a lot on writing the little inspirations i get throughout the day. We learned a lot about how the spirit talks to us this week. Somehow we've all developed this idea that when God talks to us it has to be through this miraculous voice in sky or some feeling to do something that we notice instantly as his voice in us. but I've realized/learned that he puts tiny little ideas and impressions in our hearts and minds all the time, but we usually disregard them because "I wasn't sure if it was my own thought or i didn't think it was from God because i didn't have some overwhelming powerful feeling." Ive learned that it doesn't matter. Do it and find out. write down the little ideas you get and do em. most times we won't know until after we do it. I've found this week that the little things i write down to work on or study have been my best ideas/inspiration. if i wouldve said," yeah thats a stupid idea my mind just came up with" i never wouldve grown and got these good ideas. but i applied em and theyve helped me out :) 

Monday - a lot of my friends left this week. so that was weird adjusting to them being gone. oh well.
tuesday - nada
wednesday - saw some kid from efy who just got here on my floor so that was funny/cool
thursday - nada
friday - nada either

We play basketball almost every day at gym time... tbh im not that bad. i usually get picked pretty quick ;) other than that. nothing else is going on. learned a lot of spanish. still wont have a clue what anybody is saying in arg though! ive just accepted it. hahaha. excited to get there! love you guys. have a great week

Some of these pictures he has sent are people he met over the years at EFY, and teachers in the MTC. Not sure who is who.