Sunday, February 12, 2017

Last eight weeks

Jan 30 2017

This was a good week we had another worldwide mission broadcast this week which now has changed some things like now our schedule is different. Not to different but still different.  I'm still in Hesperia with Elder Ward and still the Zone Leader. Since this week was transfers we had to go down to Rancho Cucamonga and get some bikes.  When we went to go pick up the bikes this person had the bike on their car but it came off and it got hit by a semi.  The semi kept going  so we had to go pick it off of the side of the road,  It was in pieces but we threw it into our truck.  I was able to walk around on the I-15 so that was fun.  Semis and cars were passing by us  Now we have an Elder that doesn't have a working bike.  That was my adventures for this week.

Love you guys and let the lord guide you in all that you do.


Jan 9 2017

This week we ended up on a roof putting down plastic on a roof that we are going to have to repair the roof but with all the rain we have had this was a good first step.  But the roof was very steep so that was tricky.

Skyping with the family

December 12, 2016

This week was a great week!  Andrew our investigator was baptized and I was able to do it. It was really awesome because right before we went down into the fount he had this amazing feeling,  He was excited to be baptized and then on Sunday my companion Elder Ward confirmed him.   He is excited to pass the sacrament this next week and we are working with his Mom to help her get baptized.  Great week.


Nov 21 2016

This week we went on exchanges with the Assistance to the President and then with one of the district leaders.  I only saw my companion for like 2 minutes and then we exchanged with the District Leader. We also helped clean up a garage that had birds living in it so there was poop everywhere and so we had shovels and brooms, Glad we had a truck to clean out all of the stuff that we had to dump .  But that was fun and then we went right back to working hard.  I figured out I'm one of the oldest missionaries in the zone!  There are like only three others and we all go home together! 
Love you all and have a great week.

November 14, 2016

This week I had some of my first meetings as a zone leader that was fun. We also found one of my old investigators and got to say hi and teach him.  That was great. We have a family on date for baptism for the 10 of December   Today is the first zone activity so we are going to do some human fosball. well I got to get going, I will be safe mom.

November 7 2016

I'm now back up in Hesperia and that is going to be fun and I get to drive a truck.  I had another toe nail issue and went to the doc to get that fixws.  I would share pictures but thats really gross.  ha ha ha  All is well and I am working hard.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sept 12- Oct 24th 2016

First - Just let me tell you all that I (mom- Raquel) moved to Califorina and during the move my home computer died and I have not been able to update his blog.  But now I am back.......  Get ready for a Bowen download

Sep 12 2016

The past couple of weeks I have been helping this lady that has very bad arthritis so she can't wash her dogs.  We go over and wash them for her. and then since she doesn't exactly have any body to talk with we sit outside with her and talk with her and share a message with her.  It is probably one of the most enjoyable time of the week to go and help her.  Here is a few images

Sept 22, 2016

Today we went to the temple and it was such a great day.  Here is a picture of my face like my mom always asks for.  We also did a lot of service this week and helped a family on painting there house.

Oct 3rd  2016
This week was another busy week like always.  We are always running having to do something. But  this week we biking  over 16 miles in a day, and for half of that my front brakes were not working. Don't worry nothing happened but it was a thrilling time on my bike.  We went and saw some of our investigators that have a bunch tools and I asked them if I could borrow some of their tools so I could fix my brake.  That was fun because we didn't know what was exactly wrong but we knew it was not working correctly.  I ended up taking apart my brake but now I know how to fix a brake.  Sort of and how it works because I took everything apart.  Now it works just like new. 
General conference was this week and it was great!  I learned a lot for later in my life. I love you all and things are good here.  The work is moving on and hopefully this next week we will be putting somebody on date.
My new companion and I are doing good and working hard together. Thank you for all of your prayers I have been led to people and I have been protected.  I love you all and have an amazing week.
Oct 24th 2016
This last week was a great week.  We still have an investigator on date and we had a ward activity that had like over 300 people there and about 100 of them were not members.  It was a lot of fun !  a
I keep on having issues with my toes and it happened about last week.  I had t have a little operation on my toe because of another ingrown toenail.  It is doing better now.
I love you all and hope you have a great week.


Monday, August 15, 2016


This week was transfers and I'm still in Chino and yes I'm still a district leader. But the crazy thing is that my new companion is not new.  In the mission we have other missionaries in our ward so we call them ward mates. This week I get the call that told me to tell Elder Selph my companion to pack his things and as well to tell Elder Froelich my past companion who I was in Upland with to tell him to pack his things and then last night I get the call to tell them where they are going and this was the weird part because this doesn't happen at all.  Never have I heard of this happening before. What was told to me was that Elder Selph is going to be with Elder Spriggs who is one of our ward mates and then told us that Elder Froelich is going to be with me. So in the ward we just switched companions and that is all. Funny but the crazy thing as well I was with Elder Froelich for 2 transfers in Upland so usually you don't go back together.

 We are working hard and I love you all and have a good week!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8th 2016

This week was really FAST!  W have been working hard testifying about the restored gospel and finding people to teach and trying to visit with some of our investigators.  Some of them are going to be out for a few weeks and it is a possibility that I will not see them again., because this next Monday is transfers and its possibly that I will not be here.  Either Elder Selph or me are leaving. But we don't know yet.  We will see. 
There are a lot of cool people that live here, working hard and having fun at the same time.  I am loving what we do because I know that this is God's church and I'm a messenger of God. I love you all!  I would like to commit everybody that reads this post to read the Book of Mormon and sincerely pray about it to know if it is true and I know you will receive an answer.  As well I will commit to you as well to read the Book of Mormon daily. I love you all and have a great week.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Last three weeks

Aug 1st, 2016

This past week we went to talk to this family that had a gate around it.  Inside the fence around his property he had three full grown German shepherds.  One of them just had a puppy so when we went by the house the mom dog was going crazy. She probably would have tried to kill us. so we didn't go in.  lol  I didn't even try because well I chose life over death in this situation.
I love what I am doing and I love CA.  I love you all and have a good week.

July 25th, 2016

We did a lot of walking and knocking on doors this week.  It was all very good .  We had some really cool experiences we will talk about it face to face at another time.   I will tell you this for sure though, that God guides his missionaries and that this is the Church of God on the earth in these days.

Also to mark my one year I ate a MRE.  It was good but very funny also. 

Video of the week:

July 17th 2016

This week not a lot happen but was a good week.  It marks my one year.  I cant believe that its been a year already.  We have set a date with one of our investigators for the 1st of October an
d we are excited about it.  On Tuesday it is my companion's birthday so we will eat some cake. We are working hard as always to help the people here. I  love you all and have a good week.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 5th 2016

This last week we where working very hard to set some things up where a lot of our work is now paying off.
This last Monday was July 4th and we had to be in at 6 so we did our chores and the other things we had to do.  I almost was pushed into a pool but I survived lucky. But on Saturday at a park the city had some fireworks and we went to the park and talked with some people.  Then we where able to see the fireworks 🎆🎉🎊🕶💥💣 But as a missionary I'm not able to blow things up or anything.  I just sat inside my house because we had to be in at 6pm. At least the people across the street were having a party and lighting off fireworks so I watched that a but beside that not much more happened.  No dog stories or anything.
Love you all
Because families are the most important thing in life.

July 1st 2016

This week was a good week we found 3 new people to teach and we all so have now started service on building a fence.  Next time I will send you pictures of what we are doing and what we are working hard on.  No more dog attacks this week but I did get to use a jack hammer to destroy some concrete and then we poured cement so we can put in some new posts for the fence. 

Love you all