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.

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

Sept 4 2010 to Josh

Hey Josh its Elder Jones. I'm in my first area (Willard, Missouri) and I was just wondering what was going on back home? Did you write my e-mail address on facebook? Can you get on again and get somebody's name and address for me? Look up Lorna Marcott (not sure if thats how you spell her last name) I want her mailing address so I can write her. So far I am out of money and wet cause it rains all day and its not normal rain, its pouring and some places are already flooded and its only 10 AM.
Love, Elder Jones

Sept 4 2010 to mom

Hey mom its me. My p-days are busier than my regular days so I am writing in the car on the way to one of my areas. So far I have had a car and have not been able to ride my bike and we have a lot of miles that we can do on the car so I don't think I will need my bike in this area. This area is kinda a mix between a big city and a small town in the woods. There are some areas that have a lot of houses but around here its a lot like spread out and woodsy. Some people talk a bit southern but not much. I have two wards here so I get dinner at someones house almost every night. There are a lot of cows too. The bishop owns some cows and pigs. Even though they live a farmers life their house is huge and nice and they are kinda rich. They always have a ton of milk too cause they have milking cows. In this area we drive over 50 miles a day cause there are no other missionaries in this area. There are only two or three companionships in the stake. Well I'm busy so I need to go.

Love, Elder Jones

ps. my companion is Elder Sorenson. He has been out for a little over a year.

I didn't get this sent off yet but it is raining super hard. I really really need the jacket so if you have it please hurry up and send it. And my first p-day came around and they wont give me money till the next p-day so I used all my money on food and bike equipment. Need a little bit more. SOON.