Showing posts from September, 2016

Post out of order Wednesday, September 21 2016

Text message we received from Elder Nickel. : I am the physician for your sons mission. He attended zone conference today (Wednesday 9/21) and not only looks great but is feeling great just two days after his surgery. We will keep a close eye on him and make sure that he gets extra rest.

09/26/2016 Monday


09/26/2016 Monday

Well, this has been a weird week. Also there's a new update for apple
🍎 that has an option to put emoji s in the text automatically, so I'm
going to do that.
I spent Monday in the hospital 🏥 and got my appendix out.  Tuesday I
came home 🏡 and my comp went out with a member to teach.  Wednesday I
got back to work and really that was that.  Saturday there was a
baptism 🌊 for a child of record and we brought our prime investigator
to it. She told us that the spirit told her that she needed to be
baptized 🌊 and she cried during it and it was really cool 😎 and we
were pumped ✊ and she chose October 22nd as her date, which also
happens to be my birthday 🎉. It was pretty amazing 😉.
Idk 😐 really what else, it's been weird because I get really tired 😴
easily, some days I have to come home 🏡 and take a nap 😴 and that
has been strange. I try to stay out as long as I can, but it's weird,
I have a limit now, and it's really low. It's been humbling I think, I
think I'm bein…

Mid week update

Elder Roach was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.  He felt well enough to go back to his apartment.  He will return to see the surgeon in one week.  He will rest and resume activity slowly.  There is a Zone Conference today (wednesday) which he will attend and rest if needed.  They expect a quick recovery.  For the first week he will see how he feels, maybe a few appointments or a dinner, no tracting or service. He is currently in a car area.  No lifting for a month, no basketball, ect..

Surgery Update

Surgery Update
We just heard from the mission nurse.  Elder Roach is out of surgery and everything went smoothly.  His appendix was inflamed and had not yet ruptured.  Some tissue surrounding the appendix is also inflamed so they are keeping him in the hospital to monitor.  9:37 AM

Week 8 Surgery??

A lot happened this week. In fact, it was ranked top ten (even though
there have only been 8) until Sunday happened. I'll tell you the bad
first. Remember how my companions appendix ruptured my first week into
the mission? Well now they think that's happening to me. I'm currently
writing this from a hospital bed😂. I'll send pictures. They don't
know if it is my appendix for sure. Apparently the CT scan shows
inflammation around where my appendix is, but the weird thing is my
appendix is apparently hiding behind my other stomach stuff, so they
can't see it.
All in all, It was a pretty brutal Saturday night, went into the urgent
care and they told me to go to the ER. Idk I think I'll be fine,
they'll do surgery later today if it is my appendix and if not I'm on
antibiotics for now which might make me better. I'll give you guys an
update if I get out of surgery before 6 pm. Also I got to use morphine
on my mission.
Anyways a lot of other good happened this week,…

September 12th Week 7

Hey all, how's the life? This week has been hectic, but also pretty
amazing. Like I mentioned last week, it was transfers and my companion
was leaving and I got a new companion named Elder Nadybal. I didn't
realize this before, but now I'm the one leading the area, and I still
don't really know how to get around. Look up peach tree road on Google
maps some time, there's like 15 of them. It's been pretty dope so far
though, we saw a lot of good things this week, I'll mention a few of
So, some highlights, waking up at 5 to get to the mission office,
meeting my grandpa, talking about all of the stuff elder Kirk did when
he was a greenie, finding four new investigators and a few new solid
guys, speaking in church on the commandments, getting an investigator
to church to hear me speak on the commandments, and meeting two
families that are super legit.
This has been really weird. Before it was like my trainer knew exactly
what to do always, but now that I'm leading an…

Week 6 09/06/2016

Hey guys, p-day got moved to Tuesday this week because of the holiday on Monday.  Also this week is my first transfer. Elder Kirk has gotten the boot and I'll finish being trained by his trainer, which is pretty weird. Idk If I mentioned before but when you come out you're "born" and when you go home you "die". Your trainer is your father and anyone else he trains is your brother. So now my grandpa is my stepdad which
is neat.  I have had a pretty great week, some highlights include eating authentic Czech food (I'll put a picture), exchanging with a nice Elder named Elder Egbert, finding a whole lot of new people, exchanging with a crazy person named Elder Hernandez and really trying to scramble everything together because exchanges are this week. One of my favorite experiences this week happened when I was with Elder Hernandez. He taught me a lesson about boldness. He talked to everyone, and that includes people inside their cars while they're drivi…