Monday, April 30, 2012


"We do not preach and teach in order to bring people into the church or to increase the membership of the church.  We do not preach and teach just to persuade people to live better lives.  We invite all to come unto Christ by repentance and baptism and confirmation in order to open the doors of the Celestial Kingdom to the sons and daughters of God.  No one else can do this!" 
- Elder Dallin H Oaks
Guess who came home this week!

Elder Lambson, deep in thought... 

Try to look a little happier huh bud? 

The Labeling activity

Double American Gigantic. Now you see it, 

Now you don't!

El Bakri and I rocked Ankazobe together this weekend

And had a picnic at the lake with the senior couple

Crusin down the street on week 6 -Four, wishing I was cruisin' in my old Ford... 

The Mega Fajita at Tex Mex

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Yup you're going to need some napkins... and a Coke... but this ain't Carl's JR.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Its in the Photograph! - Weezer - WEEK 63

If you can't help someone, at least don't hurt them...
-General Conference April 2012

Is that not one of the most beautiful blue ties you've ever seen? Elder Ewell let me wear it yesterday night... he said it can be found at JC Penney? wink wink..
A wise dead Bristol companion once told me to decorate the back of my name tag... after the other one with a disney princess, cars and a since 1924 stewarts soda bottle sticker snapped in half i was forced to other options...
This is my Ankazobe family, shared with many other missionaries before...

Curious George...
That is one lucky little chik'n

Because I became 'lost in the work' busy planning and assessing the needs of the area... I totally forgot about all else, and nonetheless the good brownie packet from home got torched.. it fell right out of the pan like that...
Tojo lives in our branch, he is a painter and owns a little paint shop we visit sometimes to get referrals!
The new camera with a few Scotty touches.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Keep Dodging lights like a thief in the night... - week 62

No pictures this week, (save for this once upon a time, it was his birthday this weekend) sorry my camera got stolen... but in other news, conference was wonderful we watched it this weekend, especially loved the talk by David F. Evans, here is a link to it if you have the time.

Catch the part about how paper letters are WAY cooler than emails? Ya i loved that part mainly cause I can relate to it...

Looking for a new camera, hopefully new pictures next week! -Elder Scotty George

"Do you know what the Lord has done for you young men? You are handsome young fellows. You look strong and well and happy. Who gave you your health? Who gave you your eyes? Who gave you your ears? Who gave you your voice? Did you ever thing about that? Somebody must have provided you with these priceless possessions.

Let me ask you how many of you would be willing to give up your voice? Did you buy it or trade for it? Did somebody give it to you? Did the Lord give you a voice so that you could express yourself? Then why don't you go out into the world and express the greatest story in the world, and tell the people that the truth has been restored; that the Lord has a continuation of prophets from Adam to now; and that you yourself have the holy priesthood, and you are going to magnify it all the days of your life? Tell the world that! They need it!

And so I ask you again, who gave you your voice? Why? --just so that you could sing or talk or have fun with people? Or did he give that voice to you so you could teach the gospel?...

Now I think that we had better go in the mission field, don't you?---every boy that is worthy."
-President Spencer W. Kimball,

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rollercoaster favorite ride - week 61

Be cheerful in all that you do. Live Joyfully. Live Happily. Live enthusiastically, knowing that God does not dwell in gloom and melancholy, but in light and love.

- President Ezra Taft Benson, New Era Sept. 1979

Hurry lets pretend we're girls on myspace and make a kissy face picture - Elder Seifert

Corn Flakes Bro O'Day, Cornflakes, I am so there

Ones as big as your head!

This is funnier if you understand Malagasy.

Momma Fanja!

Frisbee epicness

Our sister is back! from Mauritius!

Not sure how healthy it is to wash yourself in these rivers... but it was entirely necessary. Don't chase kids through rice patties you are not familiar with. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Talk for hours but you're wasting lines!! - All Time Low

'Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved' - President Thomas S. Monson

My mommy loves me.

Thank you Clark!

Baptism last weekend in March

This kid is why this area is going so good right now.

I really love babies with dark eyes now...

Elder Ewell is our new buddy from NY he knows how to make a good pizza with a stuffed crust (cause I showed him)

George you can flex and reveal a farmers tan!

Thank you Madsen family. I love you, I will pinstripe your anything for this

I was just as shocked as you are, last friday night... this is how the gas station is supposed to look 

Hitchhike home in the back of a truck!

a month and a half later... 

thanks for leaving stuff for me to burn buddy... the fire was about ten feet tall but our house is super clean now

Junior High flashback... I want them to bring back that SLURPEE so bad

Engine Degreaser to the right

The Muffler Shop

Subtract the center fog lights, center grille emblem, rework the wheels bring it down 3 inches , yank those nasy hood accents off, rock the euro plates and I would drive it

The mexican meal..; Nose goes.