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Monday, April 24, 2017


Hey everyone hope you guys had a great week! This was an awesome week here in liberty! 

This Sunday we had our baptism for Lali and Anthony Garcia! It was so awesome!! Their dad received the priesthood after church and then after got to baptize his two kids and it was amazing to see! We have been working with them really hard, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to help them get to where they are today! After they where baptized the came back into the chapel and we asked how they both felt, and at the same time they both said clean! It was so awesome to be apart of this great opportunity! Hopefully by them making this decision will help out some of their family members that aren't members have the desire to learn more! 

Other than that this week was pretty good! Me and Elder Paulsen had the opportunity to be some special guests in our district meeting! We where talking about how we can get out members more involved with the work and so our district leader wanted to do a role play, so me and Elder Paulsen dressed up as fake members and it was funny! I got to be the Spanish member Hermano guapo haha! It was funny they where teaching in English and I was acting like I didn't understand! Made the district leader a little angry, but you need to have fun on your mission!

We also saw a big giant flea market with a bunch of different booths! It was super big and there where a lot of drunk crazy rednecks their not gonna lie haha! 

We had zone conference this week and that went good! President Drake is a really cool guy and a really good teacher! He talked about how we shouldn't have any excuses and to go out their and get it done! Well if we go out their with faith and confidence we can do anything! I know that to be true! I have had a lot of faith these past couple weeks and it has definitely worked out for me! We need to trash our list if excuses and go out there get it done! I love being a missionary and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be one! 

That's all that really happened this week! Love all you guys and will continue to keep you guys in my prayers! Love you and have a great week!

Élder Stringfellow
Baptism Photo 1
Baptism Photo 2


Flea Market
Flea Market

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

City Council Mtg in Liberty Texas

Hey everyone hope you guys had a good week and a happy Easter! This was a pretty interesting week here in liberty! 

So a while back Elder Johnson and I met the mayor of Liberty, Carl Pickett, and we had a nice little conversation with him. I didn't think much of it, but he called us the other day and asked if Elder Stringfellow was the one talking and I said yes, this is him, and then he asked us if I was able to say the prayer to start off city council meeting and if Elder Paulsen could lead the pledge of allegiance. We said heck yeah we can haha! We went and did that on Tuesday and it was really cool! Got to explain what we do everyday and that we are those crazy dudes on the bikes! Also found out that Texas has their own pledge of allegiance and and they recite it after the actual one. It was a little weird, but it didn't surprise me cause it's Texas, and it's it own country haha!

Other than that, everything here is pretty much the same. Just trying to find people really. We where going to have a baptism this Sunday,  but Lail and Anthony missed their interviews on both Friday and Saturday! That was super frustrating, but they came to church yesterday, said they where sorry and what not, and we ended up having the interviews right after church. They will be baptized next week by their dad who just received the priesthood! It's gonna be super awesome I'm super excited! Just please pray everything goes well! We also got their less active uncle Noe to come to church for the first time in 21 years! He loves us missionaries and he hooks us up with some cool stuff! Really cool guy! 

I love Easter time! It's a time for us to remember Jesus Christ and what he did for us! I am so grateful that he suffered and died for us, but knowing that he lived again, and we all will also, brings me great comfort! I am grateful for the plan our Heavenly Father has for each and everyone of us! He really does love us and knows what's best for us! I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary! Wouldn't trade it for anything right now!

Love you guys and hope you have a great week! Go jazz :)

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

With Carl Pickett...Mayor of Liberty Texas
Eating Healthy
Elder Paulson, Elder Hasson (ZL), Elder Stringfellow

Monday, April 10, 2017

On the slow side...

Hey everyone hope you guys had a great week! This was just another week here in liberty not gonna lie! 

This week was a little bit on the slow side... we usually have most of our appointments with investigators after 4-5:00 because that's when they are usually getting home from work and school and what not, but before that time is very hard to find people to talk too. We are in a small town and I've talked to most of the Hispanics and white people here so it's kind of hard, but I know god has me here for a reason and it's for the people I am working with right now! We did a lot of knocking and trying to find people and all we got was a bunch of angry white people that said if we don't get off their porch we are gonna sick our dogs on you haha! 

Our people are doing good! We are having the baptism for Lali and Anthony here this Sunday and I am super excited! Please pray that we will be able to talk to them soon and get them ready! They are sometimes hard to talk with. Everyone else is doing good. Just need to work on a couple things with them, and I know the lord will help us out! I also got the opportunity to speak in sacrament meeting about member missionary work. Talked about ways we can share the gospel and the importance of it. 

As I have been studying and thinking about this last general conference I haven been thinking about how grateful we are to have a prophet today! Even though his messages where short, the where too the point, and it's something we really need to do right now! I am so grateful to be out here and for the opportunity to be a missionary! Life is good :) 

Love you guys and hope you have an awesome week!

flashing the U
arrow as an antenna lol
Us our new whip and Danny

Monday, April 3, 2017

General Conference and My Birthday

Hey everyone hope you all had a great week! Thanks for all the birthday wishes, means a lot! Also hope you all enjoyed general conference! It was the best birthday present ever haha! 

This was a good but slow week kind of. I got my new companion Elder Paulsen. He is super chill and he likes to have fun and get work done! I have been showing him around the area and what not this week and we have been trying to talk with our solid investigators but they have been really busy with life and what not! We had to move the baptismal date for Lali and Anthony Garcia one week because they have to leave church early to go to a family event in Houston which is ok! Still trying to work with a Rosas also, they have been sick this week so kind of hard! We did find out that one of them is already in 3 nephi! I was curious and asked her where she was at and she showed me and I was in shock! Hopefully we can get them to church more! 

Oh yeah we also got a car! The made our area a little bit bigger for us and they decided that it needed a car! We only get 600 miles every month but it's better than nothing haha! I'm not sure how I feel about the car, it's just one more thing I gotta take care of lol! Anyways I am excited to work with the new areas we got, and I know that we will have success if we work hard! 

We were able to watch general conference this weekend and it was awesome! It is so hard for me to choose my favorite talk but it was probably given by President Uchtdorf in the priesthood session. I loved how he said the most important calling in the church right now is the one I have! When I have this mindset I will not only be able to lift up others, but I will be able to become the man that god wants me to be! My favorite quote from his talk says "God’s greatest reward goes to those who serve without expectation of reward." Knowing that if I am all in, and give it my all, god will bless me with his greatest rewards that he has for me! 

Love all of you guys so much and hope you all have a great week! Adiós:) 

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

Birthday Box 1
Birthday Box 2
Elder Paulsen from Olympus HS

Birthday Dinner

Sporting the Bountiful Swag 1

Sporting the Bountiful Swag 2