Thursday, December 29, 2011


December 19, 2011
well mother of mine. Im pleased to inform you that president has allowed us to skype home this christmas. :D I wasnt going to tell you, but then you said that your ok with me being away from home. so yah! plan on it. Im going to use the burgesses computer (family that fellowshipped kelly) and ill be getting on at about 730-745. we have church at 9 and we cant be late. so yah. Ill call you guys right before to confirm everything. Ill call you or dads cell phone. so... PICK UP THIS TIME!!!!! I get 45 minutes, but if elder roedel is cool he wont care. :P but he might. so well see. doesnt matter either way. 
ill regive you our address.
3944 E. Snavely Cir.
Kingman, Az 86409
and no, i didnt get the package from you yet. I got grandmas package but not anything from you.
For Christmas were planning on just skyping, church, hang out with the olsen family, the hambricks for a huge breakfast (gospel principles teacher), and the burgesses. so far. Elder Roedel and I made our christmas cards co youll get them soon. Just know and understand that everyone I showed it to loved it and thought it was the funniest thing ever. so yah. :) look forward to that.
the jacksons baptism was saturday and it went awesome!!!!! I baptised 2 and so did roedel. Then I confirmed 1 and Roedel 2 and then Bro. Olsen 1. It was great. Ill attach pictures. The members love us here. They see how retarded we are and then they see us baptize 5 people in a week and a half. So its the best of both worlds. We tripled the ward baptisms for 2011. haha. We have another one coming up in january for an 8 yr old whos family are non members, and were hoping to set a family of 4 today for baptism at the end of january. We feel good about it, they already love the ward and call themselves mormon. so yah. No one in our house got transferred so well all be together for another 6 weeks. I love it here.
Thats awesome about the family Ill be looking forward to meeting them. St. George is right outside our mission. One of the areas is actually in the St. George temple district. So yah. Speaking of temples. Kelly is getting her patriartichal blessing soon and then a temporary temple recommend for baptisms for the dead in january. Does that blow your mind!!!!! Best part is, Elder Roedel has a family he baptized a year ago getting ready to be sealed so I might be able to go with him. If so, hell go to the sealing and Ill go with Sis. Burgess, Kelly, and another lady in our ward and do baptisms for the dead with them. :))))))!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im so excited. hahaha. Shes awesome. SO Im even more excited about that. 
Everythings still going great and getting even better. Love you guys!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!
Elder Ryan Nonu

Monday, December 12, 2011

 Elder Roedel (Ryan's companion), Kelly (this was her baptism), Elder Nonu and Elder Van Bruggen (Canada, he has since gone home).

Elder Nonu, Kingman AZ

Kelly's baptism.  Ryan and Elder Van Bruggen taught her and
were so excited that she got baptized!!!

December 12, 2011

Kellys baptism was saturday and t was awesome! the whole time she was crying, i just kept trying to make her laugh, it pretty much worked. haha. She asked me to confirm her which was really cool. She said thank you probably 50 times. haha. FORMER Elder Van Bruggen (aka "Blaine") came down and baptized her which was awesome. She was so happy all day. The Jackson family is getting baptized this saturday. were crazy excited about it. Bro. Jackson has been reading the scriptures every day and is now in 2nd Nephi. Hes Awesome! Theyre all awesome. After that, we dont have a baptism until the 14th of january (so far!) Everyone else were teaching isnt as solid, but they are definately people that can get to that point.
We went to our ward christmas party too. it was "hodown" themed and elder roedel has cowboy hats from serving in elko, so we wore them, everyone thought it was funny. we came home with 10 pans full of meat and food. I wont need to grocery shop for a couple weeks. haha. Im glad they liked my talk though. Ronnie told me probably 5 times how great it was. haha. im like, its only because no one would say it. haha.
I WISH we could go to the temple here. Every zone goes once every transfer, except for the ones out of the vegas valley. Thats lame, but Kellys already talking about doing baptisms for the dead soon, so thats really cool. In a year well get to go with her and the jacksons to the temple. :) Cant wait for that!
Ill make sure to call you guys early though. Send the package to the Snavely adress. If it gets sent to the mission home ill get it like a week and a half later. Karlie sent me a letter last monday and i still havent gotten it because i think she sent it to the mission office. lame...
Ill give the Olsens your numbers and im sure theyll call you some time soon. Theyll be there jan. 6th. so that should be fun.
Anyways, Love you guys!!!!!
ps: I attached baptism pictures and a bunch of random ones we took on the way to dinner at a mansion in the mountains. :)
Elder Ryan Nonu