Friday, January 8, 2016

Week 54...Trainer

Seeing old companions at transfers.
 January 3, 2015

Mom i am currently serving in Zaragosa, Tarlac zone! I am in the same district as my first area!
So it may be possible for me to back there on exchanges or something! i'm so excited! my companion and I are opening up this area and i have no idea what i'm doing but we are happy!! my companion is super cool! he is an artist! like legit! he works for a gaming company and does art! so so so so so s o coool!
Umm yeah it was tough leaving lupao but i'm ok! happy pa din! ummm yeah i'm just going to make this one short mom because i got some other stuff to do but i love you! i'm happy that blair gets to get away from her kids for a while! love ya mom! 

Letter from the mission President

Philippines Angeles Mission "Where Only the Finest Serve!"
January 1, 2016
Elder Adrian Brandon Naylor
Dear Elder Naylor:
Congratulations on your appointment as a Missionary Trainer! It is wonderful to see the effort you have put into your own development so that you have qualified yourself for this very important position.
You will have many opportunities for Church service, but none will demand a greater example of worthiness, obedience, faithfulness, leadership, or love than training a new missionary. I earnestly pray that you will understand the magnitude of this stewardship.
Provide the needed example by following mission rules with exactness, read the handbook each week, study, pray and follow the daily schedule established in Preach My Gospel. Be diligent in adhering to the proselyting schedule and do all things necessary to provide a foundation of lifelong faithfulness for this new servant of the Lord. Live so that your strength and leadership will constantly be observed by all around you.
You are well aware of the need for your new companion to immerse himself in studying Preach My Gospel. Be faithful in helping this new missionary to study hard and complete the 12-week training course for new missionaries. In addition to the 12-week training course one of the most important things you can do as a trainer will be to teach your trainee how to follow the recommended Preach My Gospel schedule, including quality daily and weekly planning sessions, as well as effective personal and companion study. I urge you to hold a companion inventory regularly. Strive for open, thoughtful communication. Listen carefully to those things your companion wants to say--and perhaps is not able to say without your help and encouragement. Love and encourage love. Be diligent in these things and in your work, and you will be blessed beyond measure.
You are a fine missionary! I pray for your success and that of our new missionary in this new responsibility. Sincerely,
Scott B. Clark President

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Week 53 Gratitude

December 27, 2015 

    Your boy loves you both! Being able to speak with you both face to face was the best Christmas present I could ever ask for! you all look great! and I can tell you all really miss me.. who wouldn't? haha just kidding! but I miss you guys! too! we are on the down hill part of the two years! are you ready? I sure am! i'm going to give it my all this next year! it's such a short period of time that I can give to the guys that have given me everything! I love you mom and dad! you are the best parents any child could ask for. Take care of yourselves, I will see you soon!

Christmas day baptism of Rhoda and Joy
Harmonica hold up..

New nerdy bed sheets...

Week 52 Christmas day....

December 25, 2015

Packages did arrive...
Christmas with companions...


What a wonderful gift to get to share Christmas with our boy!

Week 51...Cross our fingers Christmas packages haven't arrived yet

December 21, 2015
Mom, i've thought about it, maybe lets do it on christmas day for you guys.. I've taken a good hard look at my planner and i think that, that will actually work better for me. If it won't for you let me know. but wow!! that is a lot of news to take in! i can't believe Kenidee is married now!  umm the aprtment? decorated? emmm no not really! I have not received the package yet but we have a christmas conference on the 23 maybe i will get it then because that is the only time we get package and stuff is when we have a meeting or something. Let me know what you think if you are still up! if not i will send you videos to update you the time i will be on! love y aman! 
Hike to the falls...

Week 50.. Year mark in 3 days...

December 14, 2015     Goodness your boy misses you!! haha Mom i've been a bad son, not sending you very good emails for the past ever. I apologize.

Mom all the picutures are awesome! The kids are getting so big!! Hey have you gotten my letter i sent you yet? i sent it to Blair's address... i sent it like more than a month ago i was hoping it was going to get to you before your birthday... dang. Your boy sure love you! and is super Jealous that he can't be there helping you wrap presents! Hey tell nelson i sent him a voice recording like 3 weeks ago tell him to check his email. how is he doing by the way? 
All is well on my end. We are teaching and preaching just what we are supposed to do. I actually love being a district leader. My district kicks butt! We always have like the most work accomplished every week! am i prideful? yeah. I love my companion.  I don't know what the deal is. I've talked with some of the people i came into the mission with like the americans. and they always talk about how they don't like their companions and I'm just like... huh?? I have loved everyone of my companions. hopefully i don't get a bad one next transfer. speaking of transfers i will most likely be transfered on the 31st... ): new year new area.. i'm actually thinking about asking if i could stay in my area for a little longer.. who knows if it will work but it's worth a try! 
Mom, last week I had the opportunity to be apart of a baby blessing... speaking of baby blessings (lemonade) As we blessed her I couldn't help but shed a tear or two. as i held this little girl in my arms. I don't even know how to describe the feeling but i just thought about the day when one day i will have a little daughter and aHH! i can't wait! (mark my words) haha 
going to hit one year this week.. whatever... haha how crazy is that? your boy is coming home soon!! we better be ready to PARTY!! haha mom i gotta roll! your boys loves you! so so so so so much! 

love ya mam!! have a great week! 
love your boy 
This is the story I put in 
Adrian's Christmas package... Size Matters

Size does matter.  Who came up with the saying one-size fits all.  As I was thinking about that saying I’m trying to think of things that one size does fit  – Hats? Nope, gloves? Nope, glasses? Nope, stretchy pants? No way, of all the things you put on yourself the only thing I think that doesn’t need a size might be a scarf.

It’s Christmas time in the city and well for that matter everywhere.  And people are everywhere wearing stretchy pants, hats, gloves and glasses.  And I’m guessing they aren’t just one size.

Well on with the story.  I wasn’t wearing stretchy pants nor a hat or gloves or for that matter glasses.  But I was out Christmas shopping for my missionary!  I ran into a store looking for some pants (but not stretchy pants), an actual sized pant.  The clerk knew the size of my missionary because he had shopped there before his mission.  So I bought a grey pair of pants just like other pants he already owned. The clerk had grabbed the pants off the rack and said this is the size he needs. So I took his word for it and purchased them.  On the way out of the store I glanced at tie I thought might match the pants.  I decided to buy it also, so I went back to the register.  The clerk looked at me and said I just have a funny feeling I need to check the size of your pants that you just purchased.  So he opened the bag and looked at the size of the pants.  And sure enough he had grabbed the wrong size.  Thanks to the promptings of Holy Ghost whispering in the clerk’s ear check the size.  I was able to get the right size of pants to ship over seas
 to my missionary. Size does matter…

Happy Holidays! Love you mom…

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week 49 Missionary Packages...

Dec 6, 2015

hey!! no time to email this week! i love you! 

Few words and even fewer pictures from our busy missionary....
So I will show you a few things we have been working on for his Christmas.

Feet not included...

As a family we made Christmas cards for Adrian our theme was "Where in the World is Adrian". ( Like where is Waldo)

It seems Adrian is everywhere...But really none of these places!