Feb 20 2017

I didn't have time to write a long letter this week.  Just want to say awesome job to my sisters playing soccer in St. George this weekend.  I heard it was wet and cold but you did great anyways.  So cool that Trevor went into the MTC this week.  Tell Brad and Bristy hello and I love them tons so glad you got to see them.  Also mom your birthday present will be arriving July 11th at the Salt Lake airport. The surprise present will be ---ME!  Love you all!   Elder Jewell and me.
Elder Jones

Feb 13 2017

This week was an awesome one! We had stake conference here in the Chicago stake which is cool just because it is the Chicago stake. So something really unfortunate for my companion but very fortunate for me, is that he has diabetes! This is only a good thing because he needs to work out every single day to keep his blood sugar down. So that means I get to work out too! This has been my best transfer ever for extra curricular exercise.  Also, we have been biking! Lately, the weather has been above 4 degrees so why not right? Biking keeps me in such good spirits though so it's way worth. We also did a lot of work reactivating this family this week..
Elder Jewell and I are working very hard and are loving being together in Chicago 2nd. I hope everyone has a great week! Love you all!
PS.Happy birthday to my brother Kalen and my mom this week!
Elder Jones
yep biking in the snow!!

Feb 6 2017

This week was great! Elder Jewell is a way funny dude. A lot like... Andrew Hunt type humor. We get along great. He is taller than me tho... :/ oh well!
So I am about to take pics with a tarantula:)  it's gonna be awesome.  He was being moody so I only got the one in the cage but next time I go over I will be holding him.
Elder Jones

Jan 30 2017

Hello Everyone!

I am so relieved to report that I am out of the trio life. I realize that some people may not even have known I was in a trio because I have missed a week or two. Just to catch up then! My companion was sent home three weeks ago and I was sent to live with the other elders in our ward till the end of transfer. It was a super fun experience because one of those elders was my mtc companion, Elder Hill! It was great to be with him again because he is such an awesome guy. So after living out of two suitcases in their living room for three weeks, I have now returned to my own area and my own house with my very own companion. I never realized how much of a blessing a normal companion is until now.
His name is Elder Jewell and he is from Kaysville! He is pretty new with only 6 months under his belt but his Spanish is well beyond where mine was at that point in my mission so I'm way jealous. We are excited to work together. Have I ever mentioned our apartment has two bathrooms? Quite literally my favorite part about it.
Unfortunately, working two areas basically just means that we could add the member appointments from my area to our schedule in the other area. There has been pretty much zero work done in my area since I left which means we are kind of starting over. We didn't have too many investigators before anyways. Jose is still doing great though, and we have re-engaged the work with him. The goal is to have his baptism before the end of the transfer. Which shouldn't be too hard with the Lord on our side!
I feel as though this email will be super boring so I am making it a goal to have another crazy experience for you guys next week to keep you on the edge of your seats. Keep praying for me though because this place is dangerous! I love Chicago and can definitely feel the Lords protection as we walk down some of these streets. Thanks for all of your support as usual! Love you guys!
Elder Jones

Jan 23 2017

So we got transfer calls this weekend and I am getting a real companion of my own! I have been in a trio with Elder Brimley and Hill, living in their living room on the couch.   Haha it's gonna be great:) His name is Elder Jewell and he's been out like 5 months or something. I'm going back to my apartment and our district will be normal again.  Elder Brimley goes home like April.  Elder Hill is from Lehi and Brimley is from Draper.  They have been great and they taught me to make ties.  They are really good at budgeting so we all went to Michael Jordan's steakhouse restaurant.  It was sweet they let us sit at his personal table (because he wasn't there).  It was super expensive so thanks for the extra money mom!  I still want the whole family to go there when you come back with me to Chicago.  I'm so stoked for Trevor as well! Finally, finally, finally he is getting out there on the mission.