Tuesday, October 29, 2013

the poor Goat!

can you tell the larsons that i want to write or email katie too. prefer email. then ill ask katie if she is willing to write my comp haha. hes an amazing guy tho. he made me so much better this transfer. i feel kinda bad sometimes cuz i still mess up and he has to deal with all my crap haha. i miss all the pets. i look through the paper and theres tons of cats dogs rabbits and other pets for free. im so tempted haha. theres a family that has a duck and it just sits out front guarding the place all the time. lots of stuff has happened so ill try to remember
umm first we helped a family butcher some goats. it was a blast. shot them in the head and skinned and gutted them and it was so fun we did that with another pair of elders. we had fun. i was playing with the decapitated head haha took plenty of pictures and a couple videos. i loved it. lots of blood. then were going back to do turkeys. then were gonna help the wells kill their goat that we wrestled (roger). i love the wells family. the road are rough out here and the bumper came off a bit so he fixed it a couple times.
then we pranked the sisters car. we soaped their window and threw a ton of newspaper inside and took off a tire and put it on the roof it was soo fun!. then just yesterday we did some service digging a hole all morning... and left our car at the wells and the two oldest daughters pranked our car with sticky notes and wrapped it in news paper. it was so funny. but it kinda backfired on them cuz we just tore it all of and left it on the ground and drove away and left them to clean it up. haha
then there was a zone activity and it was in the middle of freakin nowhere and the address they gave us was soo stupid the gps was takin us on some horrible dirt roads. and we kinda hurt our car a bit. i felt bad. and i had flash backs to our car and breaking the oil pan. then we went bowling and i sucked horribly.. as far pdays go it wasnt too fun.. oh well.
transfers are on the fifth so dont send anything. ill let you know if im staying. i think i might. i might be training and a district leader next transfer so we'll see i guess

whelp i gotta go. love you guys so much. 

Letters help :)

Your actually like the only ones who email me haha. I love reading your emails. even if they're short like mine haha. its been a pretty good week. when dad called me i was pretty surprised but i really needed it. i was going through quite a rough patch and felt really low. sorry about my last letter BTW if it seemed depressing. i try to be happy but its hard. i do love my mission and its great out here. but its definitely not easy. Then Charity wrote me a letter in the middle of the rough patch and what she said i really needed to hear also. If that's not divine intervention i don't know what is haha. We just had zone conference and David S. Baxter of the seventy came and spoke with his wife it was cool. kinda long and boring tho haha. 9 hours of him speaking. it was rough. i had a huge headache afterwords haha. oh well.
this transfer has gone by so fast and its almost over. i really hope ill stay in this area but i have a feeling ill be moving. ill let you know tho. transfers are on the fifth. hopefully ill stay tho. id like to be here for the holidays so we can be with some of the members that i love. theyre like my family away from home. id hate to be transferred right before the holidays. well see i guess. im loving it out here tho. the ward is amazing and we do alot of service. people like us for our brute strength i guess haha. and people seem to think we i eat alot. so they make a ton of food every time we have a dinner so i think im getting fat. haha. there is a kid that just got back from his mission in africa. he has the coolest accent. we take him out with us sometimes and he is awesome. but he apparently lost alot of weight over there. only had like two meals a day and ate some pretty sketchy food haha. i guess i got it good. my challenges will be my own tho and i definitely have a ton. we've been teaching a lot of people lately. and a lot of Catholics haha. they make the best mormons. they are some amazing people tho and it is really easy to love them. the missionary effort out here in this ward is amazing tho. the bishop is awesome and the ward mission leader and the elders quorum president. they're all so amazing. i love hanging out with the elders quorum president. his name is Shon Wells. We eat at their house a lot. those are the pictures you get. but yeah hes awesome. we give each other so much crap all the time haha. i love it. and he fixes our car every once and a while. one p day we went over and he let us mess around on their quads. haha it was fun. nothing to stupid. and he has a crossbow and we were shooting bales of hay. he has it all set up to where he can live of his land and animals for a while. there's lots of people like that out here. very self sustaining. we hear alot about politics out here too. haha out where we are everyone hates the way things are going. they say that colorado should split and the stupid people in denver can have their own state to ruin and everyone out west can live peacefully. haha its funny. theres lots of marajuanna going around tho haha. our next door neighbor has tons of plants growing. its nuts. we actually don't even live in the area that we cover. so were trying to find a place to live in our area so we can save on miles and whatnot. things are crazy tho. just gotta take it day by day.

 i laughed and derreks fire story. sounds like normal elders haha. not suprised. sister Duty said that she emailed you. i love her haha. shes so great. we used to go over and talk alot but we havent been able to lately because we have more people to teach and we dont have time but thats good. work is pretty slow but a lot better than last transfer. and we are already seeing the blessings of obedience. even tho we arent perfect but still alot better. there are some awesome families out here.

oh and could you do me a favor and ask the larsons if there is a way to contact katie. my comp is the biggest country kid haha. he listens to country a ton. and like five times a day i think that he should start writing her haha. i told him all about her haha. theyd be perfect for eachother. and he goes home soon. haha hes awesome tho. such an amazing guy and a great comp 

whelp there's your really long email. i didn't think id write that much haha. enjoy it while you can.

Love Elder Bowler 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Poop On Satan"

the baptism fell through. i was kinda bummed. but oh well. yeah i me and derrek email alot. haha we both suck as missionaries. no suprise. i knew he sucked. but until i got out here i didnt know how much i sucked. haha sorry if i dissapoint you but i really am trying to do better. last transfer we were horrible. and i dont know why i wasnt sent home. but the mission president likes me i guess. but im doing so much better than last transfer. just taking one step at a time and improving myself daily.
heres some pics. maybe..

yeah dont think the pictures worked. ill just send the sd card. oh yeah. one more thing. our bishop called us and told us that he saw a bumpersticker on the back of some old peoples really nice car and the sticker said. " Poop on Satan" haha how great is that. thats my new missionary slogan.
Poop on satan!!! 
Much Love, Elder Bowler

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Conference time...

I almost bought a pan for cake pops for like 17 then i found the quesadilla style one for 20 so i got that its pretty awesome hopefully it works im really excited tho. general conference is my favorite i cant wait. they watch the sessions in church here kinda like the priesthood session but with all the sessions which is kinda wierd but oh well. then the wells are cooking us a huge lunch inbetween sessions on sunday. i love the families up here. they are great. thanks for sending me stuff. youre awesome. any package you send to the mission home can only be forwarded to me if its USPS. if its UPS or FED EX then they cant. they can only wait till the next big meeting till i can get it. 

Aebleskievers worked out great. we were soo full. it was awesome. conference was soo good i loved it. so many amazing talks. i took tons of notes. plenty of stuff i need to improve myself on haha. but thats how it is everyday. finding one thing to improve on and working on it to grow more and more like christ. i have a long way to go but im working on it for sure. blessings are flowing out here its great. we have a baptism this saturday and today a family told me their 3 sons want to be baptised. possibly 4. but its awesome i cant wait. 
love you guys 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1, 2013

I dont have an aebleskiever pan but im going to get one. we invited the other elders to our apartment sunday and im going to make them for everyone. im really excited haha. i am so glad that you had a good birthday week you deserve it. the mission is gonna have us start with the shoulder bags in a couple months. i dont really use my backpack anyway mostly because we have a car. so if i ever get a biking area ill need one for sure. everyone still uses backpacks tho. its not the main priority out here. and ill send another sd card with the christmas stuff and a bunch of other pictures. i have pictures of the wallabies too. this week was the first time i was really missing home just thinking of the aebleskievers and the tradition that it has become and all the family home evenings. good memories. and theres plenty of times out here where i often get reminded that you were always right. we dont really have a hard time teaching children but it is different and it would be nice to have something like that to help them learn. im so excited that you guys are so involved in missionary work. its really become a big push out here and its amazing the work that is being done... ( you kept on saying "you and Alec") haha thats funny..
alright heres the main part. with winter coming along im gonna need some stuff. so this is what i got..
1 my fly fishing stuff. a guy wants to take me out. if you dont want to send it then thats fine.
2 warm clothes. like a winter jacket probably like the one you got derrek. and maybe a long sleeve v neck sweater thing maybe just send a little money and ill pick one out idk. and a warm blanket.
3 and what ever else you wanna send me. just put it all in one thing so you dont have to send multiple.. idk you can figure it out. i dont really want to think about all that.
but yeah the mission is going great my new companion is awesome and im really excited for this next transfer.
love and miss you guys sooo much.
 Elder Bowler