Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1, 2010

Ya dont worry the only way i am coming home early is in a casket. I decided that a long time ago. One of my good frineds had to go home this week cause of depression he was so cool too it sucked. He is the one that called me pretty eye lol. Oh ya i never told you i had a black eye for a few weeks cause of backetball. Its brutal lol everyone guessed it was basketball too. Man i watched the Testiment last night and it is a really good movie i remeber seeing it at the house one time but it really put things into perspective. Its crazy how little this earth life is compaired to an Eternity. How important does that make every decission in our lives??? Very. And i never knew how much christ ment to the earth untill i got here. I use to only think that God was the real important one. Noone one this earth can comprehend what are savior did for us, and how easy he made it for us. But we ALWAYS have to be asking for forgivness and trying are best to stop making the same mistakes. Its so important. This 80 year life determense where we will be forever and ever and ever. The horrible thing is that we will think about that for 5 min then we'll be
like alright im going to step it up but then we forget. Man i have never been so scared for my family before in me life. I want to be with all of you forever. But its not going to be easy by any means. Its really hard, but our savior has made it possible. Learing about are father in heaven and Jesus and the Plan that they have for us has changed me so much and i want it to change you too. Read the Scriptures. Read them like you going too teach it to someone else. THats what i do and its so much better. Take notes while reading. Idk why i bring this up its just that we talk about this stuff a lot here and i think about my family so much and if i had one wish it would be to go back to the house right now and teach my family. I thought i knew quiet a bit but i know Nothing. But anyways i have to get going i got to go get my clothes. But i love this place its getting a lot lot lot better and easy and its finally startign to fly by, oh and i dont think i need anything for my mission. I dont need boots and if i did i can buy them there. Oh and they gave us filtration water bottles when we first got here so that was good. Alright well be safe family.
You never know when your time is so ALways be ready. Love you all. I still havnt got my freakin pictures. But i think i still might send a few home.


  1. You sound great!! good luck on getting pictures I`m still trying to get your senior picture not counting the family picture! I look forward to getting your blog I check it several times to see if you have wrote it yet. Keep up the great work we love you!!
    Nannie and Grampa

  2. Colton, We loved seeing the spiritual side in you coming out. Writing your letters on Monday is perfect for our FHE lesson. We're so excited to see your growth throughout these next 2 years. You are so right that we have to be so careful in our daily decisions. We know the Lord is pleased with you and your decisions at this time. Way to go buddy!

  3. Colton you are growing so much. I guess your parents and a lot of other people have been trying to teach you all this for years but until you truly are converted yourself you never see it. You are going to be a great missionary. Remember to love people into learning what you have learned.

  4. Elder Riner-- has a good sound-huh'. I am so proud of your love for your savior colton, you will be a great asset in building up his kingdom. I love you buddy and enjoy your blogs. You make your granpa's proud. you da' man----granpa Riner

  5. Love reading your thoughts Elder Riner. Rick read this one and said WOW, the change has already happened with Colton. I think you really start to grasp the seriousness of this earth life and up til this point you just don't want to grow up and face the reality that has been preached to you. ha Well, it is so nice to hear from all missionaries as I know it is thinking about the gospel 24/7 that you feel so much more. I will have your cousins all read this so they can remind themselves of this perspective. Proud of you!
    Aunt Cherri