Waffles and Syrup Oreos are always a thing

Good Morning ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m glad grandpa was able to help you out with getting the newsletter cranked out ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll look forward to getting it! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I got the 4th of July package! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks a ton! Those Waffle oreos are BOMB! ย ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully everyone will remember that that Waffles and Syrup Oreos are ย always a thing ๐Ÿ™‚

I think that D & C Lesson 24: “Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness” is a great lesson that y’all had in Gospel Doctrine. So many people are just caught in the currents of the world and it is something we try to help people with, to give them a a way to find solace and safety.

You did say that Ireland was getting ready to submit her mission papers! That’s ย awesome! I’m glad she has been doing so well ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll have to let me know where shes going when she gets her call!

I love the cheese Whisps! they are super tasty!

I’m ย not really sure what we are doing on Independence day. I just know that we email today, and have pday tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜› And they have fireworks here in C-ville, but we have to be in at 10, so no fireworks ๐Ÿ˜›

My favorite memory for Independence day is just being with the family eating Homemade ice cream and going to see some fireworks , or just the usual family stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

The most memorable thing weve done here? ย Oh man! there are so many! I’ll go ahead and say running a 5 k in proselyting clothes. We made it in the newspaper! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m motivated to try new things when I just say “no”, and some one else says “you’re not down”, then I say “oh yeah!?” And then I do it ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

My best memory about a SLURPEE! Going with dad after school on his days off, or after a hike, or baseball practice ๐Ÿ™‚

I am always grateful for my blessings and for this country God has given us ๐Ÿ™‚ and I do rememberr that ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s not to love about having everyone shoot off fireworks to celebrate your birthday? ๐Ÿ™‚

I love you and hope you have a great week!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you ๐Ÿ™‚

Elder Kyle Norris

Give Lander a pat for me!

 

 

That’s what faith can do!

Hey mom!

We have had an AWESOME week! The Bacons went on a tour of the Bishop’s Storehouse, and J. ย went to girls camp! We had two people at church, and have 7 new investigators!

Things are going great! I have been reading the Book of Mormon a LOT recently, and I have just finished the book of Alma again. I’ve got say, reading about Helaman and his sons is truly inspiring! ย The dedication that they had to God and their brethren is something I have been striving to emulate in my own life. These were men who were devoted to defending the blessings God had given them, and having such great faith as to make it a certainty that NO enemy could stand against them! In our lives, we face countless trials and uncertainties, but imagine if we develop our own faith as they did; where the trials were still there, but the uncertainties were defeated. That’s what faith can do! It didn’t matter that they were looking at an “innumerable” enemy. ย It didn’t ย matter that they had all received many wounds, or that they were in need of supplies. They trusted God to deliver them, and He did! ย And He will for us too ๐Ÿ™‚

We are having our air-conditioning fixed soon, so sorry I had to be on for so short, (and so late!) Love you though!

Love,

Elder Kyle Norris

Give Lander a pat!

 

This past week was really short, but also super long.

June 19, 2017

Good morning!

Crawfordsville is going great and we get to stay another transfer! That’ll make 4 with Elder Hansen! So 6 more weeks in C-Ville!

Elder Woolsey is going to be going home this week, but I’m going ti get to say bye to him today ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m gonna miss him a bunch. He’s a hommie. lol

This past week was really short but also super long. I went on two exchanges back to back, and it was kinda tough. But we never got caught in the rain! We’d be in a lesson, and it would pour, but we’d get out and it would stop, and then we’d go into another and it would start again ๐Ÿ™‚ It was kinda funny ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I have some pictures of our apartment so brace yourself!

We are going to be going to the Ropkey Armor Museum today, so that’ll ย be pretty fun ๐Ÿ™‚ But we wont have very much time to email today ๐Ÿ˜›

ANSWERS!

1. What I am looking most forward to, next week : Going to this museum today and teaching some cool lessons!
Next month: Baptisms!

2. My favorite gift that doesn’t cost any money is Life. That was easy ๐Ÿ˜‰

3. Home shaped my character in that being raised the way I was helped me look for the good and to make some where there seemingly isn’t any. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Hm…something I’d like to let go of? Honestly right now, there isn’t ย really anything. Life is good ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you have a great week too! Love you!

Love
Elder Kyle Norris

 

“Thou shalt not whine!”

โ€‹Good Morning Mom!

Today, the computer deleted all the things I typed before I sent it and isn’t able to undo ๐Ÿ˜› So I’ll summarize the week and answer your questions instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

This last week we were ALL OVER (and I actually spent most of my time in Lafayette. ) I had to do a couple exchanges, and we had Zone Conference up in Lafayette as well. But it’s been great! Despite the fact that on one of the exchanges, we spent most of the time being lost because the missionary I was with didn’t know his area as well. But I did 3 baptismal interviews for people on Monday, and they were baptized on Saturday! So that was great! We also put the Bacons on date! It was awesome! So keep an eye out for pictures after July 29th! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚ And this Saturday is transfer calls, so let’s see what happens ๐Ÿ˜‰

1. My favorite book…well, that’s an easy one! The Book of Mormon! And how doesn’t it inspire us? It’s full of inspiration!
2. The best thing I ate this last week was enchiladas at the bishop’s house!
3. One thing that always makes me happy? Teaching good lessons always makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚
4.Hmm, if I were emperor for a day, what would be my first decree? That’s a hard one! Probably “Thou shalt not whine!” lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love you and hope you have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love,
Elder Kyle Norris

A lack of rain this week has allowed my shoes to dry out!

June 5, 2017

Good morning ๐Ÿ™‚

All is well with me, and our lack of rain this week has allowed my shoes to dry out! ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, that mole was the only casualty we saw, from the storm ๐Ÿ™‚ That wrecked trampoline was across the street from the Walbert’s . We helped stake the Walbert’s trampoline down before the storm hit. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Being a DL is going great! ๐Ÿ™‚ My district had 11 people at church yesterday, which was awesome! We, personally, had 6 at church ๐Ÿ˜€ ) And there are 8 missionaries, ourselves included, in my district ๐Ÿ™‚

Memorial Day here in C-ville was great ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a lot of Bar-b-ques! ย It was fun! And I know tomorrow’s significance! I’ve already been bombarding my comp with all kinds of D-day facts! lol

Jared is doing well ๐Ÿ™‚ It was just him who came to church, but hopefully the rest of his family will be able to come next week ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, LoTR is way better than Harry Potter. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just remember mom, if you want pictures, you’re ย gonna get some creepy antiquities lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think that reserving a spot in Carp for a few days in January will be great! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds like a good welcome home present! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dad told me about the Caleb’s blessing as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds like it was a good time ๐Ÿ™‚ You can send my love back to all the family! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Honestly,, I kinda feel for David. The MTC was actually super stressful. Just so much to learn in so little time. It was crazy !

The weather has been really hot here too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And humid ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

ANSWERS!

1. There hasn’t been too many opportunities to help today…yet, but we always smile and wave at every one, so I’m sure that helps make people’s day better ๐Ÿ™‚

2. My favorite part of the summer is either the beach or backpacking ๐Ÿ™‚ Too many memories with those two but I did love the last year we were able to go to Alpine Lake in the Winds ๐Ÿ™‚

3. The biggest challenge of the last week was getting the Bacon family to church! But we finally did it! And they brought some of their friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

4. The highlight of my week was definitly getting the Bacons to church, because they were able to feel the Spirit and can start finding meaningful and lasting happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love you and hope you have a most excellent week duuudes!

Love,
Elder Kyle Norris ๐Ÿ™‚ Give Lander a pat for me!

We have had LOTS of service to do!

Hello!

I am doing really well But this last week was nuts! The city is STILL cleaning up trees and debris from the last hugeย storm that hit. It was nuts! We have had LOTS of service to do, clearing trees! We are all safe and as far as I know, no one was hurt.

Hahaha I’m ย glad you like the updates dad reads in church! I’ll make sure to keep sending some good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ Also glad to hear your work week went well too!

We have to cut Emailing short today because of the Holiday. BUT, I will say what I can ๐Ÿ™‚

Sounds like you had a nice meal on Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ And I will definitely ย be on the look out for a letter from Grandma and Grandpa ๐Ÿ™‚ Send my love back to them ๐Ÿ™‚

I got the Amazon Box! It was Awesome!!!! And we do have syrup already, so the pancakes have been great! ๐Ÿ™‚

Being a DL is going well ๐Ÿ™‚ It’sย a lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Pancakes and bacon cake was really good ๐Ÿ™‚ Big hit for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

And yes the boxer story is from our family history ๐Ÿ™‚ It might take me a minute to track down what side it’s ย from, but Iย want to say it’s on one of Grandma’s lines.

1 What did Iย do this past week that was outside myย comfort zone?ย We are ALWAYS outside of our comfort zone,ย so that was a trick question I’m ย sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 Something that helps me show gratitude for the sacrifices made for this nation is to reflect on what has happened in order for me to have the freedoms I enjoy and the experience of missionary work ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Our last victory was that JARED CAME TO CHURCH AGAIN ๐Ÿ™‚ So we had a bbq to celebrate ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. Favorite memory with water would have to be Carpinteria, as a whole. The ocean counts right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love you and hope you have a good week! I love you! Give Lander a pat!

Love,
Elder Kyle Norris

 

Everyone loves Peter Pan Peanut Butter!

May 22, 2017

Gooooooooooooood Morning!

I am doing great ๐Ÿ™‚ I know Elder Litchfield, And he said he found some of his stuff after the fire, but did lose 3 of his journals, I think ๐Ÿ˜› But that’s awesome that they recovered some of their stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Thats pretty miraculous! (An apartment complex in Greenwood, IN caught fire, and the missionaries living there lost everything EXCEPT fire cleanup crews were able to recover most of their journals, and their scriptures, so therein lies the miracle. Everything else was fire/smoke/water damaged, including all their clothing)
The only reason anything causes offense is if someone steps on your pride. Not to BE prideful, but serving a mission has gotten rid of (most of) mine ๐Ÿ˜‰ So far so good.
SWEEEEEEET I love Amazon Primeย boxes! I knew there was a reason that we decided to shop after emailing today ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’ll keep an eye out for some more packages ๐Ÿ™‚
The first week as DL was good! Nothing really too stressful happened ๐Ÿ™‚ I got a letter from the Mission President, Elder Carlson,ย too ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love Elder Hansen as a comp! He’s the best one I’ve had in a while ๐Ÿ™‚ ย And we get along really, well so that’s always good ๐Ÿ™‚ ย And the Samuelsons are AWESOME! They definitly take care of us very well ๐Ÿ™‚ And little Tucker is awesome too. He’s so funny! XD
It sounds like David has a pretty epic trip ahead of him! I’m glad I got to drive to the MTC and just had a hop and a skip, and Iย was in Indiana! But I think it’ll be a really good way for him to start off ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s a great idea about the blessings for his family, and Iย am grateful to have been able to do so for you and dad. ย ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you all at home and pray for you daily, and being able to excersize the priesthood is one of the best ways to show respect and love for the blessings God has given us ๐Ÿ™‚
The next week will be interesting for you indeed! How is it holding down the inflatable hover fort by yourself? lol. And I’m sure it will be nice to have some time with dad ๐Ÿ™‚ And bowling is always a blast ๐Ÿ˜‰
ย So you got the starter plants for the garden instead of seeds,ย huh? I bet theyll grow good then! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย We’ve helped a bunch of people plant gardens in the last few months ๐Ÿ™‚ And I loved talking to dad on Mother’s day as well! It was such a good thing for me. He said a lot of stuff i really needed to hear ๐Ÿ™‚
And Yupp! Tucker’s familyย moved up to Tacoma ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย They said we were welcome to visit whenever we want and that they were proud of what Jacob, Spencer, and I are doing ๐Ÿ™‚
ANSWERS
ย 
1. Well there were a few birthdays in the zone this week, so I made the Pancakes and Bacon cake this morning, so they don’t think everyone forgot their birthday – like what happened on my birthday! :/ And I got some Blackberries and cherries for the people who don’t eat cake or are vegan. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like making people feel cared about ๐Ÿ™‚
2. One habit that I’m thankful for is always trying to make people ย happy ๐Ÿ™‚
3.WE met a lady named Mary! She was a cool old lady who we gave a card to like, 2 months ago in the street. We were knocking doors the other day, and we saw a Jesus card taped to a dash board and were like huh cool, and we knocked on the door and the person who answeredย was the lady from forever ago! It was AWESOME!
4. Well, I have WAY Too many favorite family stories, but heres one I found doing some Family History of a missionary ancestor ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Elizabeth and Edward had been married sixteen years when they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Edward was so filled with love for this new religion that he often preached on the street corners, and being quick tempered and a boxer, he sometimes had street fights, and since Edward enjoyed boxing, the fights made preaching very exciting for Edward. ย I Think I sent that to you before, but its a fun one ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as family stories go, I love the time we went and did a bunch of the National parks and had a ton of fun everywhere we went ๐Ÿ™‚ It was pretty sweet ๐Ÿ™‚
I love you and hope you have a good week! I hope those pictures hold you over for the time being ๐Ÿ™‚ Give Lander a pat!
Love,
Elder Kyle Norrisโ€‹