Elder Heymeyer

Wingtips

2 February 2016

We gotta switch it up this week due to transfers. I’m staying here in Valencia, but every companionship in our whole zone is changing.  Basically, it is going to be a whole new zone. My new companion comes in later tonight and his name is Elder House. He’s from Utah and I think that he was in the army before serving a mission.  I met him briefly in Vitoria a few times, but other than that I don’t know much about him. Just that he can do an insane amount of push-ups. Should be sick.

I saw the Lord’s hand this week … when we had an experience that was actually kind of funny as well as incredible. We met a kid this week that has moved here to be a nanny for a little while.  He’s from America and really doesn’t know much Spanish. We got to know him at church on Sunday.  Afterwards, he left to go find his car, that he had parked really far away. He didn’t know where it was.  Being new to the area, he had dropped a pin (in the maps on his phone) to mark the location where the car was, but his phone only had about 5% battery left. He called us and told us he was by a park and looking for his car and that his phone was going to die and shortly after he said that the call dropped and his phone died. The four of us set out to go find him. We went to where we thought he was and looked for him. I even stood up on a bench to try and see him, but I couldn’t see him. Then we decided to say a prayer together even though we all had said individual ones. We said the prayer and just after finishing, I stood back up on the bench and miraculously saw him for a split second before he rounded a corner. We booked it over to him, and after a lot of searching, we ended up finding his car. It’s kind of a funny story, but after we found him we all just looked at each other with disbelief. Surely an immediate answer to prayer – which is truly a miracle because answers don’t always come immediately.

This week’s shout outs … go out to Elder Moulton, the Fam, the snakes, and man buns.

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Stoked to be out here serving Jesus Christ, He is the reason I have everything in my life. He is my rock, He is my Redeemer, and He is the Head of this work and this church. The Book of Mormon truly testifies of Him and along with it, the Bible will bring us closer to God and Jesus Christ. Make Christ your partner and you cannot fail. Love you guys – stay sick.

Slippery when wet,

Elder Turner

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New Year, New Me – Right?

4 January 2016

Classic moment of the week … we were trying to get home from the other side of town on New Year’s Eve, but classic Spain – everything was closed for the festivities.  All of the metro systems were shut down, and the buses as well. We started walking home and found these bikes that you can rent. I quickly convinced everyone that it would be the best way to end the year – riding these “Valen bi si” (get it cuz Valencia – I’m in Valencia, bici –  what they call bikes, and si – as in yes … it’s clever I swear!) bikes back to our piso.  With a little resistance, we decided we were going to do it until we found out that we had to pay 13€ for a week with the bike and we couldn’t do single trips. My idea was quickly thwarted. So we continued walking and then finally got a taxi and rode that home.  Basically, that was our New Year’s Eve. It wasn’t as crazy as Christmas Eve but it was still classic.

This week in my studies … I was reminded that we all need a Savior because we all have sinned, are sinning, or will sin. It doesn’t matter if it is a large sin or a small sin, sin is sin. And God cannot look upon sin with the least degree. We know no unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God, so we can say the only way we can make it back to the presence of God to live with Him again is to be perfect. As soon as we mess up once we completely lose this opportunity of being perfect. Seeing as how we are all humans, everyone who has walked this earth, we have all messed up – all of us except Jesus Christ. This is the beauty of it though, since Jesus Christ was perfect, this qualified Him to enter into the kingdom spotless, it qualified Him to perform the single greatest even to ever occur on this earth – the atonement. He took upon Him the sins of the whole population – anyone who had, was, or would walk the earth. He paid the price. Because of His grace we don’t need to be perfect to enter into the Kingdom of God. When we make Jesus Christ our partner, we become a team. On a sports team if one player scores the whole team scores. So no matter where we are or what we score, whether it be a 1 or a 10 or even -4, Jesus Christ’s infinite goodness and infinite perfection, added with our imperfection, will always equal infinity. (In math if we added any number negative or positive to infinity it would still equal infinity). He takes what we have to offer and adds His own, with great mercy and love, thus qualifying us to attain the perfection we need to dwell with God again, with our families again, and with our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ again.

Our service of the week … this week was actually received on our part. A member invited us over to eat on New Year’s Eve and graciously fed all six of us missionaries a “traditional American meal” of fried chicken and fries. Of course. she threw in that good rice with peas and chopped up ham or something.  Whatever it was, it was amazing.  It is always a sincere treat to be invited into a friendly home and take a break from the cold hard streets of missionary work.  SO WHEREVER YOU ARE FEED THE MISSIONARIES!  ; )

Our miracle of the week … was when we saw the Lord’s hand this week while at a baptism of a woman named Enci.  She is a true miracle story and now her family wants to be baptized as well.  It’s truly amazing to see how the Lord’s hand can touch someone’s soul and change them forever.

This week’s shout outs … brought to you by Elder Moulton (see the video).

The Elder of the Week … this week goes out to Elder Heymeyer. This young buck out of Heber “the heebs” Utah likes a nice warm glass of Spanish milk, nutmegging innocent bystanders, and getting emails. In his free time he likes to go down to the local diner and order himself a nice train track burger with a classic railroad shake. He carries 19 years. Let’s just say he is the J.  Someone sponsor this young gun – brandon.heymeyer@myldsmail.net

Nubs

Elder Turner

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