Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Working hard!

We're doing our best right now to be the best leaders possible by leading through example. But our area is kicking our butts right now. We don't have a lot of investigators right now. We're struggling in that aspect. The problem with working in the ghetto is that you work with ghetto people. They aren't really good at keeping commitments and going to church and being solid. So we're going to be working smarter and better. Hoepfully. Thanks for everything! I don't have a lot to report on this week sadly. Just a lot of hard work and working hard. I have some funny pictures from last weeks P-Day though. And I'll have some cool pics from this week too! Love you! And send me Brintons email! I gotta talk to this kid about this girlfriend I've been hearing about....

For working hard and finding 7 new investigators by Friday instead of by Sunday.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Crazy Miami!

Miami is crazy! It's non-stop all the time. I'm exhausted. I've been doing really well though. I've been eating well, sleeping well, studying well. Everything seems to be going well. I know there's never enough we are doing though, so I'll be doing some introspection to see what I need to improve on. I'm excited to see pictures of Anders on skis! That's definitely something I miss being around the beach. Surfing, slalom, anything in the water really. It's hard, but hey! It'll just be so much more fun when I come home. As for how the work is going here, it's very slow. It's definitely a trial area. We've been having Rodrigo (the guy with the motorcycles) come to church consistently, but we have yet to have a new person at church for a few weeks. We received a training last Friday from President that'll help us out a lot. I'm definitely excited to be here and give this last quarter of the mission a huge push! Love you all! Thanks for everything!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


This week has been....nuts. So, Tuesday we just hung out in Fort Myers and went to The Lodge. What a good place. We'll go eat there if we get back over to Fort Myers. But Wednesday is when the madness ensued. Miami is like no other place I've ever been. It's just a way different atmosphere. My companion I got at transfer meeting is Elder Jensen! I lived with him in the Coral Springs. Elder Jensen is from St. George and he's been zone leader for like 10 transfers. So, he know how to do work. Definitely an opportunity to learn from the best. Thursday was even crazier though! Because one Elder crashed a car the whole mission had to be on bicycles for the day. Which is very ineffective in our area, but we made it work. We've been finding lots of cool people to teach and have a great family we are teaching right now! His name is Rodrigo and his fiance is Laura and Rodrigo's daughter is Diana. All they need is for Rodrigo's divorce papers to go through and they're golden! UPDATE! UPDATE! Elder Thorderson ate and likes sushi. Yep, I had some tempura and a few of Elder Jensen's, and now I'm hooked! It's so great. I've got lots of great pictures from this weekend and there's so many good things coming to the Miami Beach Bonesaw zone! 

The temple was amazing. By far one of my favorite experiences so far. Poor Elder Jensen's Temple recommend expired the day before and so he didn't get to go in. So I just went in! It was so great. Karla came and visited us too! It was amazing to see her! And Joseph! Her little boy that was in her stomach when we baptized her. Lehi and Julia are the one's that actually went through though and they'll be getting sealed soon! So I'll get to go to that. So many tender mercies and miracles this week! Love you all!

Me, Lehi, Julia, Elder Mota, and Elder Salgado

Karla, Joseph and Me

Leaving Carlotta and her kids

Sushi, Yum!

As I said, Rodrigo is our investigator. Rodrigo lives on Miami Beach and has two motorcycles. As zone leaders we throw activities and what not. So we thought, let's get wild. Hawg wild. These our independence day photos that we took and our zone invitation for the activities