Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017 - Last letter

HI Mom!
Not sure what all to say to you because I see you in like 2 days.
It was kind of weird but I was pretty Ok when I got the call about Grandma. It's sad that I didn't get to see her again but it's ok I think. I don't know about the funeral. It would be nice to go but I'll just talk about it with you when I get home.
Hopefully I don't have to wait too long to get released. 

The dogs better remember me!!!!
So when I get home I am actually really excited to just lie in a room by myself and sleep. Besides that, just all the movies I missed
The boxes are all I need to ship home. I never really accumulated that much.
It's been a journey for sure! Crazy that it's ending. Can't wait to see everyone!
Love you!
Elder Sherwood

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

I did see the eclipse. It's happening right now and there are people outside the library handing out glasses. It was cool but at the same time I was like meh haha. You don't see anything except the moon. I don't know I guess I don't appreciate nature enough. 
Yeah holy cow 1 more week! I have my exit interview tomorrow. This week is either going to fly by or it's going to drag like crazy. Hopefully the first.  I go to the mission home on Tuesday so the next time I write you I'll probably be super antsy haha. 
Yeah I'll probably go to Institute.
This week was kind of slow. Not much happened. I got the boxes and have 2 packed up. One is full of random stuff and books, and the other is full of my big coats that take up a lot of space. I threw away a bunch clothes too. So I should be able to fit everything in my bags now.
I might go work at Austin's gym when I get home. He says it's pretty nice and you get a free membership.
I think that's it. 
Love you!!!
See you next week!!
Elder Sherwood

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Hey Mom!
Yeah it's still hot. It's been raining though so it's hot and humid now. I just want to be dry again :(
Did I tell you I served with Sean Bradley's daughter, and Mitt Romney's nephew?
Yeah Steven is getting baptized this Saturday so I'll go back to Escondido to see it.
I probably will ship some stuff back. I don't have a lot so probably 2 boxes tops. I just need to get 2 boxes
I guess we're staying busy. Nothing's really going on at all in this ward. It kind of sucks. I feel like I'm just counting the days at this point. We got to work with this lady who just moved to Utah. I told her I had a 4 hour layover and she says she really wants to come buy me lunch. Do you know what time I'm supposed to get to Salt Lake? Her story is kind of cool. She just joined the church like a month ago. She's was a pretty hardcore victim of spousal abuse and is in the process of going through divorce. I didn't really see her at her low point but she was terrified of all men basically. But the Gospel was able to heal her and realize that all guys aren't scumbags. So it was kind of cool to get to know her. She is super cheesy though. We did a compliment circle on her last day. She went around and said all these nice flowery things about everyone. I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to positive reinforcement.
Anyway that's all I got. 
Love you!!
Elder Sherwood

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017

My bike needs a lot of work, so I'm thinking it would be better to just pocket like $150 and buy a new one if I want a bike instead of paying $100+ to ship it then fix it. I'll send you some pictures of it, I think you'll get a kick out of it.

It was a good week. It is hot and we're keeping relatively busy. The heat takes a lot out of you though haha. We're constantly just soaked with sweat, it's pretty annoying actually. Still trying to find investigators and meet all of the ward. 
I feel like these last few letters are going to pretty dull haha. 4 more weeks!!!!
Love you!
Elder Sherwood

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 24, 2017

Hey Mom! 
I was good to talk to everyone. I'm glad I got to talk to Grandma. She is a very special lady. A great example for everyone. I thanked President for you.
I can't wait to see everyone again. It's crazy how different 2 years makes you.
Yeah, I got my new ID. It's not a license so I still can't drive. Did you get my birth certificate?

The new area is pretty good. We live three miles outside of our area. The people seem pretty cool though. Some of the members are really obsessed with deep doctrine though. Our Gospel Essentials lesson was on New Jerusalem and when we're all going to go to Missouri. I also had a whole dinner conversation on whether or not Jesus had a body before he came to Earth. Most of the time I'm just like "whoooo carrresssss" We haven't gone on the reservation and I kind of doubt we will. My companion is Elder Barclay. I like him. It's a lot better than last transfer haha. We get a long pretty well and he doesn't do super sketchy things with members haha. We're staying a lot more busy too so that's good.
There's not much else I can think of.
I think I'm going to just sell my bike. I think it's going to cost $150 at least to ship it. My bike needs a lot of work too. So I'll just give it to he office and they'll sell it and send me the money.

5 more weeks!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you!!
Elder Sherwood

Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

Hi Mom
Surprise ending! We both got transferred. In our interview I told President that he should probably whitewash the area and I guess he listened. I'm kind of second guessing that decision now though. We have a lot going on and things are turning around., and they're replacing us with this super awkward guy and a greenie. Oh well. God knows what he's doing I guess.. I'm heading back to Temecula to be with Elder Barclay. I'm going to die of heat exhaustion. They released me as District Leader as well. I'm ok with that. I also will get to come to Steven's Baptism. So that's cool. 

I got emails back from my teachers. They say that the College requires them to drop students who don't make it to the 1st week of class. The fire class is all online. So I have to do the 1st week's check in/assignment basically. So I guess I'll just get permission to do that. I'm not really sure how it works though. I'll email Suzanne or something about it. The other teacher said that he can't promise me a spot but I can come in on Week 2 and see if there's still room in the class. HE can't promise me anything though. When do I need to pay tuition by the way? 

So I'm not really sure what else to tell you.

Thanks for all your support.

I'm glad I served a mission. 

Can't wait to see you guys!
Love you!!
Elder Sherwood!
April came to visit our ward

Monday, July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

HI Mom!

Not sure if I got the birth certificate yet. I'll let you know.

The 4th was pretty fun. They had us stop proselyting at 6:30 so we threw a zone party at the church. We got to see some fireworks too so that was cool. 

Dang Angel's having a rough time. I hope she doesn't die before I get home haha. Seems like a hard dog to put on a diet haha. Dang that sucks. 

This week was pretty good! We set a baptismal date for Steven! So that was super cool. It's for August 12th. If would have gone home early for school I would have gone home on the 11th. So it's like God's present to me for not going home early haha Another non-member came to church for the 2nd time with Sister Perkins who's from my first ward, Carlsbad 4th ward. So we might pick him up as an investigator this week and it was cool to see her again.

I finally got a chance to talk to Brother Edmunds. We're only going over there on Saturday for dinner now. So hopefully that will solve the problem. (and we can actually get some work done)

Would it be alright if I got some spending money? I feel like I'm having to buy a bunch of stuff now. + I have to pay for laundry. just like some gift cards or something.

I'm hopefully going to the DMV tomorrow and getting my ID and then I should be all set to come home, besides shipping my bike home.

I think that's it. I'm doing pretty good!
Love you!!!!
Elder Sherwood