Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

Write to Elder Butterfield:

Current address:

Elder Nathan Butterfield
19014 Hickory Street
Sonoma CA 95476

Previous addresses:

155 Kathy Ellen Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94951

WEEK 3: More of My Adventures!

October 20, 2014

Okay, so I realized that I never really described the city I am serving in... Right now it's Fall, so ALL of the trees are changing! It's really beautiful. There are a lot of streets just lined with trees on both sides of the road. Also, there are like a million and a half ice cream trucks everywhere. I hate them. That's all I hear during our study hours. The stupid ice cream truck songs, haha. For every 1 ice cream truck, there are probably 4 wild cats just laying in the street. Now add up all of the cats and ice cream trucks in Vallejo, and that's how many cop cars we see every day, hahaha. But these cops actually have work to do, so they don't bother us. 

Our apartment here is one of the few that has a washer and dryer! Which is waaay nice, except the dryer is broken, so we have to hang everything to dry, but that's ok.

So, I don't really know what to talk about.. On Wednesday we bought a big box of strawberries off of the street from a Mexican guy from Oakland! They were really good! Later that day, we went to one of our investigator's house to help him out in his backyard! We were clearing out tons of dead grass and trash, and he told us just to huck it over the fence, so we did. About an hour later, a city rep came by and started yelling, so we decided to bag up the rest, haha. It wasn't that big of a deal because the other side of the fence was a junk yard, but whatever.

Oh! Also, we got assigned to teach the Priesthood lesson this week. We prepared it right before church, but it went really well. It was on love and.. Preocupacion.. (Editor's translation = concern) for all of God's children. We have an old man in the class who likes to talk a lot, and he has very strong opinions. He lectured us all about how the bible has been changed, so it's incorrect. According to him we should only turn the cheek twice before retaliating, haha. 

Sunday night we met with a few investigators who are preparing for baptism! They are all awesome. We are baptizing two people this Saturday! We also visited an investigator who the old missionaries had stopped seeing for some reason. As we started talking, we asked what she knew about the gospel, and why she had stopped visiting with the missionaries. She told us that they didn't feel comfortable with the paper work that the church was asking for. After talking to her for about 20 minutes, she told us that she was sick of lying and that her and her husband where not really married, but had been living together for like 40 years! She then told us that they want to be married by December and want to get married before her birthday in January! That was so cool. I can't wait to keep visiting them!

Sorry that this email isn't very good, but it's really loud right now, and I can't really think straight! Hope you all have a good week! Love you all!

Elder Butterfield

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