Jan 16 2017

Guess who emailed me today that hasn't in forever?? DAD! :) haha it was great:) But so ya the work is still going great! So I have a bit of a crazy situation with my investigator who is planning on being baptized! So I think I told you about Jose who is this like 19 year old kid that I put on date my first lesson with him in this area right? He is super cool. And so we were getting him all prepared and then in his interview we find out that he is on probation for something he did when he was 14. Still on probation! So we had to call our president to see if that was ok and he is like um... well actually we now need special permission from the first presidency for his baptism. And I'm like great.. haha so what we are working on now is getting a little bit more information on what happened and some of his probation details so that our president can ask Salt Lake. Other than him we haven't been able to find anyone new or solid yet and we have to visit almost two members every single day because of our two areas. It's really great but we stay sooooo busy!!
I heard Ally is stoked to get back out onto a big pitch this spring! Her email to me was hilarious:) I seriously want to send you a screenshot or something it was so good. That is so weird...that Kalen is now hanging out with my mission friend! We haven't actually gotten hardly anything in terms of snow lately. I think the last time it snowed was like Christmas. It rained pretty bad one day this last week. That was weird. And it's been really cold. My boots are still great and I love them a whole lot.

Jan 9 2017

So... I hope you are ready for a story because I just had the craziest two weeks of my mission. 
First off, yes I got the pictures and they were great! I am still super salty that your car got broken into on vacation though and don't know how to take my feelings out on that one. That snow you are getting is awesome! I might have a pic or two.... but nothing great. I'll explain that in a bit with my story. My area is pretty great but... we have soooo many less actives. Like it's a big ward but nobody comes to church.
Ya so the crazy story. Well you remember how Elder Recillas is my companion? And we were comps
(in a trio) before when he got sent home last February? (he was only home 6 months then came back out) Well, he just got sent home two days ago. Again. I almost got sent home as well because of what he did and was doing. Crazy right? it was the weirdest thing to hear president tell me I might be going home. It was sooooo scary. Recillas was an idiot and did something wrong and got caught so I am in a trio again!  President realized I was not involved at all and I couldn't have prevented it either cause I didn't know.  Good thing you tell me to follow the rules every week. The weirdest 2 weeks of my mission life. I am in the Chicago zone. My new area is great!  I am now with Elder Hill (my MTC comp) and Elder Brimley.  Right now I live in their front room I left most of my stuff at my apartment.  They are also teaching me how to make sick ties.  Here are a few pictures.
Elder Jones
I am cutting out fabric.

Jan 2 2017

Happy New Year.  This is my last year in the mission and it is going by too fast.  It only snowed here in December but it is super cold. So you went to Magic Mountain with Hermana Knowles?? that is so cool Send me pics!!   We are still teaching Jose and things are going well with that.
Elder Jones

Dec 26 2016

Thanks mom for my presents:) so good talking to you guys yesterday! I loved it! I hoped everyone liked their gifts I sent! I have been collecting all of those for a lot of months! I don't know what else to say. I am too lazy to write an email this week.  Have a good vacation family without me.  I know it won't be that fun.
Elder Jones
Captured on
Ipad while talking at Christmas

Dec 19 2016

Merry Christmas!!
So yes we will have church but just the first hour. Now that Ammy Trujillo is home from her mission I have seen so much of her on facebook lately it's been crazy! Haha tell her hi for me. A lot of people know her sister here in my mission because she served here.
For P-day we went to the church this morning and played some darts and basketball.  My new apartment has no cockroaches!!  My companion is Elder Recillas.  So we were actually comps for a week back in February. Haha almost a year ago. He has been out the same as me although he is a native. He's from Mexico... I'm pretty sure. I am in the Chicago 2nd ward now.
We found a kid named Jose that we are going to teach.

Elder Jones