Sunday, December 26, 2010

From: Colton James Riner []
Sent: 12/26/2010 9:14:29 PM
To: []
Subject: Re: Re:
so my christmas was rough haha lets see, after i called u we went to echague for the baptism and interview and that was all good except the person i interviewed was so talkative so it went late and when we tryed to get a ride home we couldnt so we stayed at there house and that was cool but i just wanted to go home... thne i ended up sleeping on the tile floor which was so hard and it stunk. then we also saw a dog get NAILED while waiting for the ride home that never came, it was crazy the dog was straight OUT OF IT! then i have also been sick on top of it. So sunday we wake up and go to church and like all of out investigators were gone and stuff and couldnt go to church it stunk. So then sunday we worked pretty hard and went all over the place but i had a HORRIBLE stomache ache so taht was tough and then my voice is all jacked cause i have a sore throat.. sunday night we had a family home eveing that was pretty sweet. i love that family. Today we went and played football ealier that was way fun. thats pretty much it since i last talked to u haha. i guess i was just bumbed cause i am sick and for what could be my last sunday, our investigators were other places.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Well my week was WAY awesome. So pretty much our area is BUMPING and
my and Jackson are RUNNING everywhere just to get things done; its not
easy being district leader of a SICK district and have a awesome area,
but it does make time FLY, every weekend I have interviews and
baptisms and all this stuff we need to do, then run home and scramble
just to talk to our investigators. ITS awesome. We have like 11 people
with dates, and 9 went to church. Next week we should have like 17
with dates and like 20 go to church, we could…. That’s how awesome our
area is, I don’t take any credit either, all I can say is that god
rewards u for ur efferts and all I wanted to do with this area was
leave it better then when I came and I will have SUCH a good feeling
if I leave this coming cycle cause this area is awesome. But to be
honest I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE, I want to see all these people get
baptized, there way to awesome, and I love them all a TON, I cant miss
there baptism. But god is defiantly helping me and elder Jackson out
here and its just so humbling to see how little we are in this work
and how much we need him in order to get ANYTHING done. But me and
elder Jackson just got back from out Christmas practice thing, we are
doing this skit thing for our Christmas devosinal this coming wednsday
and our skit will OWN!!! Its SOOOO funyy, I cant wait to send it home
to u guys u will laugh ur heads off…. plus we played a ton of
football too it was SICK!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Well this week was pretty sweet. Last Monday we had a sweet p-day followed buy a lot of teaching, so this is pretty much how it is for us right now, we leave the apartment and walk for about 4 hours just getting punted and finding and there is noone cause there all out in the bukid planting there rice, then 5 roles around and after that we are running from each appointment and in like 2 hours we get 4 appointsments, so its pretty nuts. Our district meeting was AWESOME just cause every one of the district mates was involved and sharing, I was worried it wasn’t going to be so long, but with all there sharing it was actually to long, and we learned a lot, so it was way good, then I had a split with elder pincoc and he interviewd are investigators that we baptized this wee, genevice and jennieffer Ill have to send a pic, but it was a sick sick baptism, got me and jacson repumped for the work again and I love it, we should start having a baptism almost every week starting in about 2 weeks, we have HUGE potential it is crazy, lets just say by the end of this week we could have like 15 people of more with a baptismal date, god is just blessing us a TON its crazy. And then the ward is so awesome, I love them all so much, if I leave this coming 28th I will be pretty dang sad, I LOVE my area, and the people. But its cool, ill just build the next area up as much as I can too with gods help. But that is pretty much the week, with a few crazy things that happened inbetween and stuff, this week was just all about the work and getting people ready for baptism and everything, then last night we found out that this less acvtive family we have brought to church is now paying tithing!!! Witch is a big thing by the wy, it was AWESOME.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Colton's Birthday Cake


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This week… nothin really amazin happened I guess it was just a regual week, last Tuesday we went and had our district meeting and it was really good, I love teachin with the district I learn a lot. Then our whole district went and ate together, which is always fun cause there all way awesome. After that thought me and my comp had splits again with the zone leaders and that was fun, I went with this philipino his name is elder cabanacan and he is a really good missionary, so I learned a lot from him and it was fun to just teach back and forth with the guy, we tore it up in our area, I had one of the most spiritual experiences too it was sick, we just had this old women pray to know if joseph smith was true right in front of us and she just started bawling and said he was true it was just a “you had to be there” klinda thing but it was great, good testimony builder. Then the next day we went and met and then sepatated again. Wedensday was sweet too. We taught a lot and walked even more, it is nuts how long we walk every wednsday and Friday, but I acctualy love it cause its just me and jackson and we just talk the whole time while walking a hundred miles and hour. Saturday me and jackson had to get up and just run out the door to catch the baptism of some of our district mate, then when we got there pres was there too so it was nice to see them there. The baptism went well too, then I interviewed another kid they had and that is going to be baptised next week. Sunday was good, we had a good number come to church again but it was lowed cause they just started planting season. We got a few more kids to come too this week we had been teaching so that was good. Then we had this coralation meeting with the ward, it was good, they are so aweosme and we were laughing so muh, mostly at me and my comp and our spelling of the weird philipino names. But it was good, and there defianlty getting more in the work and its goig to help out a ton more! Then I went out with pres to work, man god is blessing us, if everything worked out like it is looking like it should we could be havng a TON of succes coming real fast, we just got 2 HUGE families that are really interested and said there going to go to church next week, we could have like 15 investigators at church next week if it all works out good, but we’ll see. The work is going good, pretty much me and jackson are just workin hard and doing our best and god is making up the rest, so thankful. Man it was all I could do to keep my mind off football this week with the game and everything, my comp and I, with other missionaries played football and basketball this morning, it was way fun. I miss it!