Monday, February 2, 2015


Hi Family,

So most of this week was just normal until two days ago.  When it began to snow & snow & snow.   Our cars were grounded the whole day.  Then the temperatures dropped quickly to -25 degrees.  This was so cold so fast and so much snow that the plows could not keep up with the snow that had fallen. 

Saturday it warmed up enough to started to snow again.   Then more snow & more snow and it did that for the rest of the day and all the next day.  Since they could not keep up with the snow removal our cars were still grounded again.  We had the opportunity to go around for most of the day and shoveled peoples driveways and porches. We didn't go to church either because it was canceled due to snowfall being so great!!  It was a very long Sunday, but it was worth it because of all of the secret service that we did the whole day.  I am sore but so happy to have helped out so many people. 

The wallet guy, he is coming to church every week now but only to gospel principles.  We are not complaining, he has some great questions and is very interested.  I will keep you informed on how he is doing. 

I am happy and healthy, being fed by members every day and teaching a few lessons and knocking on a lot of doors.  Life is Good!

I love you all, time is up.

Love Elder Vance

Week # 75 Normal NOM week!

Hello Family,

So this week was kind of interesting.  Elder Wilson and I had a couple of interesting experiences this week.  One of them was on a Friday.  We knocked on a door of a less active house and no one answered, so we walked away and got in our car and started to drive away.   Then a lady opened her door and yelled at us to stop.  So we stopped and she and we talked while we were in our car. It was about a 5 minute talk and she didn't really want to come out on her lawn.  So we were kind of yelling back and forth to each other and it was kind of awkward but funny at the same time.  We had a good talk and answered some real questions for her.  It was great!

I am finding out that a lot of missionaries are going to or going back to Utah State including Elder Wilson.  So I will know a lot of people there if we go there and I will introduce them to Preston and Makenzie when I see them. 

 Sorry time is short today.  I got your package and I love everything in it.  The movie is awesome and really cool. Thanks for that! 

Love you, Elder Vance

Week # 74 Happy birthday dad!!

Happy Birthday Dad!  
Sorry for the late happy birthday but yesterday was a holiday so we couldn't email.

A quote from President Weston’s files.
"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to GET STARTED." (Norman Cousins)

So on Monday we had the party for myself and elder McMurry and it was awesome.  There were 8 elders in an apartment and we ate food and played a game and then went back to doing missionary work.  It was very fun!!

So the wallet guy.  He came to church and is coming every week now.   We also got another investigator to come to church with us!!  Two investigators with us to church!!  I was very excited and happy for the rest of the day!. 

Another investigator, SF is coming to church now it is very good.  We are working hard to get more people to actually come out to church and get to know how the church really works and meet the members.  I am trying to work out every day and I got some weights to help.  I am not sure if it is working very much but I am doing it.

My time is up and I have to go.  Love you all a ton!!
Love Elder Vance

Oh and we now have a full time car, for some reason?!   Having a car now and not having to  to walk around in the cold is very nice!! wooo!