Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Week 68

Hey peeps!

Another wonderful week here in Texas! This week we had a whole bunch of miracles! My favorite one though was when Elder Tuia and I were doing some practice door approaches on one another. Elder Tuia goes, Man, I just want one person to open the door and let us in right then and there so we can share the message. So we went out with a mighty prayer and headed off to a trailer park. Well, the first door we knock on the guy tells us to come in and share our message with him. So BOOM that was sweet! Then right as were leaving we see a guy and start talking with him and BOOM same thing, he invites us in and wants us to share our message with him. At the end of the lesson he looks at us and says, Ya, I know this is true but I'm going to pray about it to confirm my thoughts! Pretty Sweet! 

We're also making a huge amount of progress with Anthony and Daniel. Anthony now comes to church and is smiling and happy to be there. He is participating and you can just see him being happy! He is a testimony to me that this gospel will bring you true happiness. From when we first met him, this sad kid who never spoke, to now smiling and laughing and talking with people because the gospel has come into his life is the reason why I go out everyday whether it be hot, cold or raining and knock doors and talk to people. It is because I know that this gospel will bring the true happiness every one needs in their lives. 
I love you all and invite everyone to not be afraid to open their mouths and invite someone to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ because every one needs that true happiness in their lives! 
Have a great week!
Love you all!
Elder McKeon

Oh also forgot to mention thay I had cow intestines this week and man was that gnarly. And our branch President told me that I was looking like a young Elvis Presley - best compliment ever!!! 
It has been cold here in Houston so I had to go out and buy some sweaters! 
Matching ties! Thanks mama!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Week 67

Hey Everyone!!! 

This week was awesome!! Karla got baptized!!!! She was so happy and it was a great service! Elder Tuia did the baptism and I gave her the Gift of the Holy Ghost. We moved the date for her boys to be baptized for 2 weeks cuz we felt like they weren't ready yet. They are both super excited now after seeing there mom get baptized. 
When I gave Karla the Gift of the Holy Ghost it was a really cool experience because I stood up and started talking (in Spanish) and the next thing I know I  have no control of what I'm saying and words just start flowing out. The spirit took over and said what needed to be said. I honestly don't remember what I said. All I know is that Elder Tuia said it was really good. 
A lot of this week was spent getting everything ready for the baptism. Man I forgot how much work goes in to getting that all together. Other than that the week was pretty normal. We have 2 new investigators who are students of our English class and they're pretty awesome. I love being a missionary! 
 I hope y'all had a great week and continue to being extraordinary this new year of 2018! 
Love you all!
Elder McKeon 

 Karla - Baptism!!!!!
When your investigator doesn't answer your video chat call, you take goody selfies 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Week 66 Happy New Year People!

Hi Everyone!!! Happy New Year!!!

So this week has been an awesome week and crazy week as well. Elder Tuia has been battling sickness all week but he has been a champ and we have gone out to work everyday. Friday though was pretty bad for him so we stayed in and let him rest. 
This week though my investigator from Sunny Side, Toni got baptized and it was so awesome! I was able to go and see it and he was so happy to be getting baptized. 
Also my investigator Karla and her 2 boys will be getting baptized this Saturday! So happy for them! 
This week we also had this really fun service where we went to this older ladies house and picked 5 tree fulls of fruit. Now let me tell you this was some of the best oranges I have ever had. I don't know what it was but man oh man were they sooo good! She let us take some home so I have like 2 full bags of oranges in my apartment and I have been a happy camper all weekend! 
Other than that Elder Tuia and I will be staying together for another transfer (6 weeks) and we are both very excited about it! 
I hope you all have an amazing new year go out and be extraordinary!
I love you all
Elder McKeon 

TONI!!!! So happy for him!
Elder Tuia and I welcoming in the new year at 9:30 

Me in a Tree!!
Sister Calder and I with fruit hahaha

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Week 65

Hey Everybody! 
It's Elder McKeon and It is CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I love you all! 

This week has been amazing! We have been working hard! 
This week on Tuesday was our Christmas conference and man was that so much fun! We got to watch Moana and man was it amazing! Literally so good aahh, idk if it is cuz I'm a missionary that it was so good or if it was cuz it was just that good!! It beat out tangled I think! 
Then as a district we went out caroling and man was that really cool! It was fun to see the joy on peoples faces! 
On Sunday our investigator Karla came up to us and said "Okay Elders I am ready to get baptized" We were so in shock but she told us she is ready to do it so we are going to be working with her to get her and her family ready! 
Then today we went out with the English Elders to a beach house that their members are living in. We were able to go and walk on the BEACH!!! Literally the best Christmas Present I could get! - besides talking to my family!
Other than that it's been a pretty normal week here in the mission!
I love you all!
Elder McKeon

One week snow, next week beach! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Week 64

My people!!! Elder McKeon here! 

This week was so awesome! 
Tuesday night I got a sick package from the ward family! Thank you to all that sent that out very grateful for that! 
Then on Wednesday we had interviews with President and that was also really good! That night we had a family that we were trying to contact and we had not been able to talk to them in forever. We had tried a bunch of times, so I looked at Elder Tuia and said OK this is the last time we try with them. So we walk up and they open the door and let us in. We had an amazing lesson with them. 
But the best part of the entire week was on Friday when we had our Branch Christmas party. We had so many investigators and less actives there and it was the best thing ever. We worked our butts off with the branch to get it all set up and get as many people there as we could. We ended up having almost 60 people at the activity and 20 of them were not members. It was insane!!!! Literally such a miracle! 
Sunday was amazing as always! Karla and her kids came to church and then a baptismal service as well. Then the best part of the whole week though (it was a really great week, so many best parts) was there was a church sing along thing and the primary kids were singing in it. We didn't know it but no one in the branch showed up except Karla and her 2 little kids to sing. So the 2 non member kids got up and sang with all the other kids and it was so sweet! 

Merry Christmas to you all! Christ was born and because of that we have the perfect example of how to live our lives! 
Love you all have a great week! 
Elder McKeon

Our District
Cleaning the church
Thanks for the Christmas package! Newhall ward rocks! 
Elder Chrsitmas! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Week 63

Hi Y'all! 

Another great week here in Texas! The weeks just keep getting faster and faster! Feels like It was p-day yesterday! 
This week was odd! It was freezing cold everyday! So Cold that it actually snowed! Yes! Snow in Texas! I feel like I have just been a part of some of the craziest things to happen to Houston in a long time! Like for example the hurricane, then the Astros winning the World Series and now snow! I guess I am Texas's lucky charm!!! haha Well, except for the hurricane part... that wasn't very lucky, but it was an experience. haha 

This week we just went out and worked. Our investigator Karla and her family came to church again and they are doing amazing! They love learning and love church! We're super excited for them to be baptized! We're working on having them ready on the 30th of December so keep them in your prayers please! 

Friday night we had a sports night and we had a really awesome turn out from the branch. They brought so many of their friends! It was also a goodbye party for our branch mission leader who is moving to Guatemala to get married! Super sad he is leaving though. He was a huge help to us but he said we can still Skype him into lessons so were excited about that! Also, we did our first video chat lesson with our investigator Carlos and man was that weird but super awesome! He really loved it too! This technology is way cool and a huge help to missionary work! 

I love you all! Have a great week! 
Elder McKeon

A bunch of pictures from the snow

Week 62

Hi everyone! 

Another great week here! This week was filled with all kinds of miracles! One of the best weeks in the mission. 
This is the big miracle and the other miracles just all trickle down cuz of this one. So we got this referral from the other Elders. We called her and set up an appointment with her. We show up to the appointment a couple min late cuz of traffic. We get there and she said I was just about to call you cuz you were late. hahaha! Then we have an insanely spiritual lesson and she commits to be baptized and prepare for 30 of dec. Not only her but her 2 kids!  Then the whole family came to church and the branch brought them in as one of there own! The whole family loved church! We are going back to teach her other son on Tuesday cuz she wants him to be getting taught as well.
It was so awesome! Then at church we had a guy randomly walk in and say I got invited to church by one of my friends and so we talked with him and he loved church and wants to meet with us. 
On Friday night we set up a booth at the Christmas festival in Angleton and man was it awesome! We showed so many people the video and handed out pass along cards and it was so awesome!!!! 
Literally an amazing week. Elder Tuia and I are having a bunch of fun but mad can that boy eat. Literally eats more in one sitting than I do in one day! It is so awesome! 
I hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas season! Remember to go to mormon.org and check out the Light the World video! 

I love you all!
Elder McKeon 

Yes! A helicopter at the gas station.

Elder Tuia spilling our noodles all over the floor
Light the World booth at the Christmas Festival