Monday, June 26, 2017

Pull up a chair and stay a while, at the family table

So to be completely honest, not a whole lot exciting happened this week. We taught lessons and knock on doors.

Elder Overfield and I are going around to all of the members and setting up times to meet with them to teach them the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been awesome doing this. One, because i don't know any of the members still; two because the ward is so young we are teaching lots of little children so the way we teach needs to change; three my teaching has improved since we have started doing this. It also helps the members remember what the basics of our faith are. Sometimes we get all caught up in our crazy lives and it is a great refresher to have the missionaries come and teach you the lessons. So family, please! Do this! Tell the missionaries to come by and ask them to teach you the lessons! Then share the message with your friends!!

I don't know if y'all know who Due West is (it's a band in Nashville), but one of the lead singers in it is Tim Gates. He also sings in Nashville Tribute Band. So go and watch his "Im a Mormon" video on You Tube. Its really good. Well anyway, there is a guy he has taken in. His name is Timmy Tim. Timmy Tim loves missionaries a lot. So every night he calls. Not just us but a lot of missionaries in the mission. Even though I have never met him, every time I talk to him he says "Elder Maxfield? I miss you." Its just the sweetest thing ever. He moved away to St. George a few months ago but he is always telling us that he is coming back. Its so funny. He is adorable. I can hardly understand what he is saying sometimes but that's alright. 

Tracted into a preacher this week. An hour and a half later we had to leave, so he told us he would take us out to lunch. I will let you know what happened next week. Let's just say, the Bible sometimes doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Thank goodness for the Book of Mormon and modern day prophets!!!!

Love yall. Hope you had a good week!


Here you go lil ducky 

Just another day in Spring Hill Tennessee...................

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rain is a good thing

-Sometimes it doesn't seem like it. I hate biking in the rain so much. With a burning passion if I do say so myself. Mostly because water gets EVERYWHERE. And I mean everywhere.... even if its not raining anymore. BLEH. 

This week was a heck of a lot better than the last one. I'm finally starting to get settled into my new area in my new assignment as a zone leader. I really want sometimes to just lay down on the side of the road and take a nap because of how tired I get during the day. Running around, doing who knows what. Well, that's a lie. Doing missionary work. 

I have a feeling that this transfer is going to BLOW by. Even this last week seems like it flew by. We do exchanges almost every week, we drive a long way to district meetings. My zone actually boarders the Alabama boarder. I think I'm about 2 hours away from that, so it's pretty big. 

We went on exchanges with the Assistants this week. It was really interesting to see, they do the same thing that we are doing. Knocking doors. Teaching people. Struggling to find. All of these problems are things that all missionaries deal with. Even the "Examples for the mission." The AP are great examples. They do a great job of doing missionary work and are really fun people to be around. I learned a bunch during our exchange.

Other than that, not a whole bunch happened this week. It all seems like a blur. Getting used to this ward is still going to be a struggle. There are so many people and Elder Overfield knows all of them. Names, detailed information about them. He has been here for over 6 months. So that's one of the many struggles that are going on but everything is going great. If you want to find a way to be happy/stay happy? Share the gospel. Be a missionary. 

Chris leaves on his mission in 2 months. You will leave during my next transfer. I cannot believe that at all. First of all I'll

only have 9.5 months left, second of all. YOU'RE LEAVING ON A MISSION!!!!! I'm so excited for you.

I love my mission. Quote of the year!!!! Maybe even of my life.   

“Come as you are,” a loving Father says to each of us, but He adds, “Don’t plan to stay as you are.”--- Elder Holland 

Please, those of you who my be struggling, or even not struggling. Come. Learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Come strengthen your faith that you already have. God wants you here. He wants you as you are at this moment. He will change you. He will make you into your best self.


Me too T-Shirt

The AC broke this week.......

Monday, June 12, 2017

Meanwhile back at Mama's

Well actually back at Mama's no one's home Cuz they are at the beach! But that's alright. This is the last year I'll miss of it. 

This week went by so fast it's not even funny! To start off I didn't have a normal day all this week. Tuesday was transfers, the Curtis's drove us down from Morgantown to Nashville, Elder Overfield picked me up and brought me to Spring Hill. We then went off tracting immediately. Later that night we went and picked up the car from some other Elders. 

The next day we went on exchanges with the Pulaski Elders. After exchanged we had dinner with the elder I replaced and his family. That was really strange because I had no idea who anyone was. 

Thursday was MLC--Missionary leadership council. So that took up a few hours of the day. Friday was weekly planning and a Skype call to all the district leaders in the zone. Saturday we did some service on a farm for a few hours. WILL GOT BAPTIZED! He is up in Morgantown so I was able to Skype into that. 

So I guess you could say that it was a crazy week. We were all over the place, but it was a lot of fun. I actually don't think I've been more tired on my mission. The only time I've been more tired than this was during the Ragnar relay in April of last year. But other than that. I've never been this tired. I try and go to bed as early as possible! It's great. I love being busy all the time. 

Elder Overfield is my new companion. He is super cool! He has lost over 100 lbs on his mission. He is from just outside of Rexburg Idaho. He loves dirt bikes, snow snowmobiling, trucks and doing crazy things. He is a super hard working missionary. 

I am in the Thompsons Station 1st ward. Or in other words, I'm in a Utah ward. There are so many people in the ward. It is going to take some serious adjusting from the Morgantown ward. Yesterday there were probably 175 people at church. Maybe more? But they just changed the boundaries 2 weeks ago and we lost a lot of members.  I wonder what it looked like back then.... Too many people. 

Anyway another week is gone and I still love my mission. I continue to learn so much each day. Some people are super annoying and ignorant when we talk to them, but that's okay I guess. Their agency. Their salvation....

Love yall!! 


                      Hey pa! There is an apartment complex where the roads are named after golf courses. 

Sarah Mitchell---I'm closer to your home than you are to mine!-- Well... You're probably only 10 miles away from my family right now... Anyway...

It wasn't Perry ct though...

MLC the other day. 

I also finally figured out what this means.... Took me WAY too long..........

Monday, June 5, 2017

I'll just let this cat out of the bag ASAP. Transfer calls happened on Saturday! But we knew what was going on on Friday evening. We received a call from President around 9:40 and he told us what is going on with me and Elder Fast. Elder Fast will be staying and become the new district leader! He will receive Elder Moulton. He has been on his mission for 2 transfers. So not a whole lot of time. I will be leaving Morgantown to go become a Zone Leader in Thompson Station Tennessee. It is just south of Franklin. This will be the furthest south I will have ever served! I am excited and very nervous to move forward. It's really funny because Elder Jessop served there a few transfers ago. I got some big shoes to fill! He was stoked when I told him. 

Not a whole lot of other stuff happened this week.

Last week, last PDay we went to a Bowling Green hot rods baseball game! Oh my goodness let me tell you. That was the best PDay of my life. Baseball and a bunch of my friends with me. It was awesome. Elder Olsen and I talked baseball pretty much all week after that. We also found out the Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper got into a fight on Memorial day. 

We also did a bunch of service this week. A family was moving into the ward from Brownsville so we went out there to help them. We were able to move all of their stuff into their apartment pretty darn fast. We had 4 missionaries out there helping along with a few others. It was one of the easiest moves I've done on my mission. The people made it super easy and they were super grateful. 

I am very sad to leave not only Morgantown, but also the Hopkinsville zone. It's been so much fun to be able to serve here for such a long time. Just so yall know I've been in this zone for almost an entire year. I absolutely love it here. The people are great. The Wards are great. The work is moving forward and will continue to move forward here. I love this gospel and missionary work! 

Love yall! 


The Motown district!