Serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dear family,
Well dang it sounds as though the winterrose boys are just not having good luck with cars lately. I bet Morgan will have thighs of steel by the end of the summer though. ;)

Well, not a lot has happened since last Wednesday, we gotta see some cool stuff though and i finally got to see a sunset from by the beach. it wasn't as cool though because it went over the mountains in Malibu rather than over the ocean like i was expecting. still it was a super bomb picture.  Well, this week i got to go to the Tongan ward and we sat in front of the Na'a family and it was cool to hear about how their son is doing in Alaska. oh yeah, we had Elder Johnson of the 70 come down and speak to us all on Friday and that was pretty cool. he gave us a lot of tips on missionary work. This Sunday we didn't have any investigators show up so it kinda was a big bummer cause we worked hard this week to get them all to come. But what can we do haha.

Well, that was about it for this week haha. not a very long one but next one will have more going on. Thank you all for the letters and the prayers you send. keep em coming. ;) Hope you all have a good week.


Elder Channing E. Winterrose.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hey there family and friends!

Happy Fathers Day!

Wow it has been a long while since the last email haha, just looking through my planner a lot of cool stuff happened. To start with, on last Wednesday i reached my 11-month mark and it was super weird! in only a month i will go from counting up to counting down and i am super excited for that haha. :)  Thursday we had our interviews with president and then took our car up to the mission home. on the way back home we drove down rodeo drive and i gotta see a Bugatti on the road! it was super cool. just one more thing to add to my dreams. on Friday we went up to the visitor center and one of the movies we wanted to watch was in English so i got to practice my translating which was pretty nice.

this week i have also been learning how to play piano but i only get to practice now and then for a few minutes. i can read it pretty much perfectly now i just have to get better at putting the paper to the keys. :)  Saturday we had a cool opportunity to do a bunch of service and while we were working on an investigators lawn at the first project, the neighbors were having a yard sale and i scored a cycle trainer for like 30 bucks! that was nice. Then we went to another service project to move boxes into this truck for a member in manhattan beach area. it was a ton of boxes haha. we filled an entire u-haul then there were maybe like 30 left sitting around. when we came back to his house he gave us a tour of his house.......
it was freaking awesome. it has 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a 6 car garage, a pool house, an art studio, a library and much much more. :) it was the house of the week on this magazine called Digs. it was super cool. the guy was super nice too. he gave us wrist bands that say play hard and it's an ambigram so you can read it upside down the same. they are pretty cool. its all on I wish i could build houses like that one day. :)  Just yesterday we were driving around and we drove by EA's Headquarters and it was pretty cool. It is like every cool company that everyone has heard of is based out of here.Well that was all the exciting stuff we saw.

This week the work has been going good and we are working hard. It is a lot of work to keep up the momentum while everybody is making the transition to summer. We have some good investigators and i hope to see some baptisms here soon.  Today we got to go to the temple and it was great. I think i learn a bunch every time i go. It is always nice to hear people pray for us as missionaries and for our work specifically.

That sounds like a crazy accident that happened at britt's work. Just make sure to always play it safe and you will be protected.

As far as the ACT and all that i haven't talked to pres yet, but i will have to do it soon. Just remember, i have never done this before so i might need a little help. If you want to call pres and give him more details that might help us out cause i have no idea what to really tell him haha.

oh and about the pants, I had a member look on for me and she said she couldn't find any but maybe i could get a new suit for cheap or something. Idk i need ideas. this suit is starting to look more and more crappy. :/ but if i get new pants i need them to have no cuff, that's what i meant, and a flat front. the ones i have are j ferrar.

Well, that is all for now. I gotta go email pres so i will see all you later!

Love Elder Winterrose

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hey family!

Well this week has been a pretty crazy week. we have been super busy this week with a bunch of stuff going on. Elder mitchell had a baptism up at his old ward on friday and it was good. we also had a baptism yesterday for elder Casper and Gunnels. We had to be there too. On Saturday we had a super fun activity with the ward at the park across the street from the church for Father's Day. it was a good one. we had a bunch of sports and games and tons of food. We played soccer for almost all day so i got a pretty good tan. :)

That is crazy how the weather is up there. i thought that at least by now it would be a little bit nicer. It sounds like all of you are doing a good job of staying busy then. I actually miss all of the projects we usually had going on. The other day elder mitchell was like, "who's idea was it to put the fridge door on this side??" and i said, " i dunno but were about to change that haha" so we spent about an hour pulling all of the hinges and doors off and putting them on the other side. it was most definitely a successful project. :) I just hope that every once and a while i can find something like that that i can use my winterrose ingenuity for.

Besides that this week had been a kinda slow one with the work and our investigators were super busy and not available for the week. We got a lot of catching up to do. we also got a cool new grill because our apartment manager is awesome and bought one for us. he told us to write our name on it so people will actually take care of it. we used it twice already. it works great.

Lately i have been thinking, my year mark is coming up pretty soon and i might need a few more supplies haha. one being a new pair of the black pin striped suit pants because they are my favorite and i kinda tend to wear them everywhere and for everything. they are kinda on their final stretch.  that is if you can find them.

Well, that is about all that is new down here in Inglewood but i am loving all of the letters and i miss you all.

Take care,

Elder Channing Winterrose

PS. If y'all feel like sending a package with candy and snacks and ties they are very graciously accepted. :)

pss. my pant size is 32 or 33 by 30 and Flat front is the best with no hem on the bottom :) thanks mom.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hey there family!

whoa! Landon got married! congrats cuz!

Well this week has been just a little crazy. we had splits twice, i finally got to go with elder casper and it was great. Only one downside. I got in a car wreck on Friday right as we were leaving the apartment to go switch so it kinda stinks. i am pretty sure im not at fault and nobody got hurt just a little bumper damage but it has been kinda stressful getting everything done. I didn't let it put a dent in my day though haha. well, what else. .. we rescued elder casper and elder gunnels from a crazy hobo. we had a power outage on Saturday and gotta play with flashlights all night. Our appointment for Friday to go to the visitors center fell through for the second time so 2 weeks in a row. that was a bummer. Then I also met the a new family and talked to an investigator's mom yesterday - it was cool.

Well, sorry if this one is kinda short but i had to fill out a huge accident report form. :,(

Lately we have been teaching these two families and both accepted dates. now we just gotta get it all done by the 24th and it will be peachy! ( knock on wood)

so Tuesday was pretty cool, in the morning i invited that family to be baptized so that was 4 new dates and that night i invited one more kid we are teaching to get baptized and it was pretty cool. he might be ready by the 1st of July. :)

Oh yeah! i also got a new belt and it is working great. thanks mommy! :)
I made a super cool planner cover and i will have to send pics next time.

My comp is super nice and he's fun to work with. idk if i said it last time but he is from St George.

Well, i Love you all and i am trying hard to keep writing back everybody and so far i am actually keeping up with it so don't be afraid to send me a letter or a post card. :)

Les Quiero,

Elder Winterrose