Hello all who are interested in following Elder Mike Jones through his mission. I will be posting pictures, letters and thoughts on my missionary. A big thanks goes to The Donner family for all they have done.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nov 8th 2010 Finally something with a little meat in it. :)

Ya I know about the elder going to Hawaii from sister Donner. Josh told me about the package and I'm not quite sure when stake conference is. I did know about Kyra and that's good. (Kyra coaches varsity cheer at Thunderbird and her girls just made it to Nationals on Saturday) My goodness you would be surprised how many people are out there who just love to talk. I feel like I'm one of the rudest missionaries alive cause I'm always interrupting and trying to get the conversation back on the gospel. Right now we have 2 people with a baptism date. One her name is Kelsey Bench, she is really nice but she is a major blonde. OMGoodness always worried about makeup and hair-Which she has a bunch of I might add...her hair is the best way to describe her POOFY! I don't think she understands some of the subjects. The next is Angela is Angela Dodson who is 17 so her mom wont sign her baptism papers so we need to wait till the day after her 18th birthday in May :( so I wont be here anymore. Then we have 2 more who are almost there, 1 is Branden Craven who is 19 but his mom does not want him to get baptized and he wants to but he wont cause he wants his mom's support. Then we have Zach Greezley who has been studying the church for a year and is golden, we will set his date today.
Love Elder Jones

Nov 1st

Ya it has got to freezing. I got Brother Cannons message. I know Shanna Wellman, we went to elementary school together. Yes I have heard that song. (High to Colob) Thanks for the prayers. It was a very slow week cause Halloween parties and such. We never went trick or treating (Well that's good to know) but we still have more candy than most people who did go trick or treating.
Love Elder Jones

(my own contributions to the letter)

Oct 25----Add on

O and I have good news...it's supposed to get to freezing temperatures by Thursday this week!!

Oct 25th

No car only bikes. Sleep over was good but we did not play football. I did get my knives and we carve pumpkins today. I did not hear about Brad. I have not heard from Abby or Kelly either. I'm not writing a lot cause I'm tired from my bike ride down here.
Love Elder Jones

Sept 27th

Thanks for the stuff, I needed the jacket cause it's starting to get cold. Today in the hottest part of the day it got to 69* F so it's pretty cold. Nothing is happening much. Transfers are coming so I find out if I'm moving on Sat. Well I'm having fun. Love ya.
Elder Jones

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just an update.

After all the problems with the address Mike did recieve the packages everyone sent.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sept 13 e-mail home

First off to let you all know where the first part of this e-mail is coming from. About a week ago I sent off a package to Mike from an address he had sent home on a letter. He had the wrong zip so I called the mission home to verify his address and make sure it wasn't an apartment. A sweet lady named sister Thomas verified that he was in Willard Missouri but other than that had no idea where Mike was at. She told me "I'm sorry but I think we've lost your son". Not something a mom of a missionary our for just over a month wants to hear. :)

the address is: 8463 Bird Ln
Willard, MO 65781
I still have not gotten any packages im not sure when you sent them if they were sent back or if they got lost in the mail. Im hopin its not lost cause i do need the stuff. We are on Bird Ln. NOT hues road my companion called in the change like 2 times and they dont write it down or anything. we will get it changed today though. I had to buy my own bike stuff cause with the mail how im not getting anything i did need the stuff and i could not wait. even though i have a car in this area i have to have 5 biking days a month and my companion is the D.L. so he needs to train other people so i am often in another area with bikes. I get $130 a month. I bought a new belt but im so mad cause a week later i was not even pulling on it that hard to put it on and it snapped right through the leather part. I did not have the reciept so i will remember to keep those from now on. The people out here are super nice like i see some people who if i saw them in phoenix they would probably shoot me but here they will sit down with you and offer you a soda so they are nice good people. I saw someone who hates cats pick one up by the head and smach it into the side of his trailer house to kill it. the first baptism that i will help with will be in between conference on the 3 i think it is. im not sure who is baptising him though.
Love elder Jones