Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Invetigator Pool

Dear Family and Friends,

It was a good week and we were able to get a lot of work done. On Wednesday night after the Book of Mormon discussion group we conduct each week, we were driving home and we saw a small accident. Elder Padbury pulls over and gets out right away. There is a guy on drugs trying to drive his car away, which he had crashed into a tree. We get the keys away from him and told him we think that the keys are down in the grass. Another group of people called the police. It got all sorted out, but still pretty crazy. I was a little freaked out.

We had zone conference the next day and the conference was good. President Stone made some changes to how we collect numbers but nothing too big. Friday we obtained five new investigators, which was great because our teaching pool has been down. I loved church and Pioneer Day. We sang Come, Come, Ye Saints, one of my favorites. It was a full week, hope y'all are safe, have fun.

36 Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. (D&C 6)


Elder Blazzard

Monday, July 18, 2016

Working Nashville

Dear Family and Friends,

It was another good week. We were pretty busy. On Tuesday, we went on exchanges and I went to Green Hills which covers downtown Nashville. It was a blast. I was with Elder Anders. He also has a twin brother on a mission. We contacted near the Parthenon that night and we met some cool people but mostly everyone was playing Pokemon Go.

We had a good district meeting on Wednesday day and some good lessons. Thursday we had a meeting all morning. We helped move some people Friday and Saturday, it was very hot.

I hope y'all are doing good and have a good week, trust in the Lord.

My scripture this week is...
28 But that ye would humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually, that ye may not be tempted above that which ye can bear, and thus be led by the Holy Spirit, becoming humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all long-suffering;m29 Having faith on the Lord; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the love of God always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his rest. (Alma 13)


Elder Blazzard

Monday, July 11, 2016

Nashville Zone

Dear Family and Friends,

It has been a long week with everything being new again with a new transfer. I do not like this feeling, however, the teaching has been good and it is great to work with the members. I am looking forward to getting used to the area. We were very busy.

On Wednesday, we had a meeting to meet the new mission president and his family. They are awesome and so excited to be here. On Thursday, we went down to Cumberland to help the elders there because one of them had a bike accident. His bike handlebar impelled his thigh. It was pretty gross. I am loving being close to the city again. The people are a lot more of a cultural mix here. The ward is a transient ward with a lot of move ins and move outs. It is pretty cool to have Andy Perez as a ward mission Leader.

I am having fun and working hard.

Have a good week and see the good.

28 ¶Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11)


Elder Blazzard

"Jared Walker Stone, 45, and Jani Piercey Stone, six children, Danville 1st Ward, Danville California Stake: Tennessee Nashville Mission, succeeding President Kyle R. Andersen and Sister Machel Andersen. Brother Stone serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, ward mission leader, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Germany Hamburg Mission. Co-founder and former managing director, Northgate Capital. Born in Modesto, California, to Thomas Robert Stone and Diane Lee Stevenson Stone.Sister Stone serves as a ward Relief Society teacher and is a former ward Primary president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Young Women adviser, and missionary in the Alabama Birmingham Mission. Born in Salt Lake City to John Francis Piercey and Mary Jane Okerlund Piercey."
"Jared Stone is president of the Tennessee Nashville Mission.  He is co-founder and former Managing DIrector of Northgate Capital.  Before Northgate, Jared worked at Bain Capital and McKinsey & Company.  Jared earned an MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).  He earned his bachelor's degree in honors economics from BYU and a JD from Yale Law School.  While at Yale, he co-founded the Amistad Academy, a charter school that has become part of the Achievement First network.  "  BYU Marriott School Advisory Board

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Last Transfer

Dear Family and Friends,

It was a great week and I have some transfer news.  I am being transferred to the Nashville Zone and will serve in Bellevue which is just 20 miles away. It should be great. I had a good last week. It is sad that I am leaving this great area. I loved it very much and very sad to go. I am excited to be close to Nashville again.

We did a lot of service this week, and taught some great lessons. I hope the move went well. It sounded very busy and I was glad I didn't have to help with this one, just kidding.

My scripture this week is, Mosiah 29:12
 12 Now it is better that a man should be judged of God than of man, for the judgments of God are always just, but the judgments of man are not always just.

Elder Blazzard

End of June Post

27 June 2016

Dear Family And Friends,

This morning we helped move a cabinet for some members with the help of the Dickson elders. It was a great week as Michelle got baptized Saturday and confirmed Sunday. It was a great experience and the services and reception went very well. She brought her non-member sister to the baptism. We got a lot done this week and we did a lot of service. I helped make this stone mosaic. We had to pour the concrete in to the mold and everything, it was hard work. In the end the pattern looked nice and was well laid out.

This is President and Sister Andersen's last week. They leave Thursday. President Stone will come in the next day. President Andersen will make the decisions on this next transfer which is next week. Time is still flying.

Hope y'all have a good week, my scripture this week is 2 Nephi 4:19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.


Elder Blazzard