Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Week 13

Hey y'all!
Not much to talk about today since we talked yesterday!  I loved it! Talking to you guys yesterday was the best present I could've gotten! I love the pictures that you sent and I am doing great today! 
I got many letters and packages and I am so thankful to everyone for thinking of me! 
Oh and I bought a ukulele today! hahaha There was one at Marshall's when we went with the other missionaries hahahah. I used the money I got from the Allen's so you can thank them and tell them what they got me hahaha. President said it was a great idea to learn a new talent. 
Plan for today is finish emailing, then go shopping for some necessary foods and then go out and teach. We have 3 lessons tonight and a blessing to give. I forgot to tell you yesterday I have given so many blessings. I love this mission! It is so unbelievable. Like I love every second of it! I can't not get enough of it. I am just eating it up!
Here some pictures for you! The Lego airplane is what I got from Bishop so I built it Christmas morning. It was like I was 5 years old again. :) The the cookies and pudding (grandma sent to me)  and cider was our Christmas Eve party. Then we got our Steelers Christmas and my In n Out shirt, Thanks for the socks too, mom!! The others are at the Christmas conference. We got to watch Finding Dory too! So awesome!!! Sister Hall throwing up the hang loose to photo bomb us! hahaha
Hey I am about to log off! I Love you guys and I will talk to y'all next week! 
Have a safe New Years! It was so amazing talking to you all yesterday and everybody looks so amazing.
 I love it! 
 love Elder McKeon

Week 12

Hey everyone! 
It is Elder McKeon here from good old fashion Houston Texas - where one day it is 100% humidity and I am sweating like none other and then the next day it is 40 degrees and a wind chill that hits my bones!!! hahahaha
Well nothing to exciting this week from the mission. We spent a lot of this week finding and Man, was it a good find. We found some new apartment complexes to find in and this week alone we found 5 or 6 new investigators.
It has been weird talking to people and just asking them what the meaning of Christmas is and them saying I don't know or just saying "Jesus Christ". Then you ask, well what about him and they have no idea. It is such a great teaching opportunity 
But I miss home like crazy! BUT man, do I love being a missionary!!! It is so much fun and stressful and just everything I wanted it to be!! I love it so much! My companions are so great- they make this so much fun!
OH yes 3 months down! How crazy isn't that?? It is so cool! Time just flies while on the mission, It is way cool! There is not enough time in the day to do what we want to do. This P-day, I got up at 5:00 to get all the stuff we needed to get done and we are barely finishing it up. Oh I got my first haircut in the field. Cost me 8 dollars. I got a great cut. It is called The Latino hair salon. They didn't speak English and so I had to get my haircut in Spanish. It was so awesome! Trying to explain what I wanted in Spanish was great and funny!
Well I am signing off for the week!  

I love you so much! Merry Christmas to all of you!

Elder McKeon

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Week 11

Well my first baptism was amazing! I was so pumped! Saul was so awesome! We had a priest from the Ward baptize him so that was way cool. I got to teach the restoration to everyone that was there.  
I taught the whole thing by myself in front of all the people in Spanish. I was nervous but I guess I did a really good job because everyone told me I did. 

This is a picture from the baptism. Saul is the one standing next to me and Paul is the priest that baptized him. 

Well bad news now...
Only bad part about this week is we got in a pretty bad car accident coming home from interviews with President. Nobody was hurt, just really really sore. This guy ran a stop sign and t boned the crap out of us. Totaled the car. Hit me head on. I was sitting next to the door in the back seat. I am fine just crazy sore. Crazy how the Lord protects us though. In all honesty, I should've broken something. My leg, my arm, something!  But it was like the metal of the car just molded to my body. It was honestly the weirdest experience how the metal just looked like it had been molded to fit my body perfectly. The Lord protects us!!
I don't really remember a lot about what happened, but it is unreal how the Lord protected us. Can't say that enough!!!
Next morning woke up soooo sore, but I got up took some Advil and went to work to find those who need this gospel. The Lord protected me during this situation, the least I can do is go out and bring others unto this great gospel. I am also extremely grateful for airbags because you can see in that one picture the airbag over the windows. They deployed and I smacked my head against that. If that wasn't there me and the driver (Elder Brumm) would've gone right through the windows!
Feeling very blessed! I am still crazy sore taking a lot of Advil! but still hitting the streets doing the work! 

I was sitting right there... driver's side back seat!
You can see the metal molded around me! and the airbag smacked me!
I was like Michael Orr protecting LJ in the Blind Side! 
Yikes! That hurt!
I'm ok mama!

We were in a car bcuz we were coming back from interviews with president with the APs.

 This week was crazy service orientated! We has 45 hours of service! To start we went and taught little kids about dental health which was way fun! Then we helped make those bags with the lady that sent you the picture! Then we helped at a garden called the Prairie for a member. That was way way fun! Then remember those bikes we took off those semi trucks, well we went back and put them together and then loaded them back into trucks. Great week of service!
I love and miss you Elder McKeon
Elder Roberts is in my zone. One of the coolest guys.
He came out the same time as me and we hit it of immediately!

Last picture!! When it rains, it rains in Texas!!! I am totally wet. Good times on a bike in the rain!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 10


 So our baptism got pushed to This Saturday because he wanted his family to be there and this Saturday worked better for him.  We have his baptism in the books for this Saturday at 11 am. Keep him in your prayers this week please. 

This week has been pretty alright nothing to crazy. Just normal missionary work. Oh, except for it has been raining all weekend. Riding your bike in the rain is the worst. I was drenched all weekend-- just dripping water! It was so funny. Almost bailed so many times from the wet ground. Makes biking so much more interesting. 

  I am so pumped to hear about Austin! One of my companion's girlfriend is serving there right now and he said she loves it! It has not gotten below zero yet, which it will! hahahah So she better be ready for that. I'm so excited for her! Missionary work is the best! Mikey leaves tomorrow. So excited for him too! 

I am in Mosiah chapter 7 right now just finished reading about King Benjamin this morning. I can not get enough of reading the Book or Mormon! I love it so much. 

It is weird not having Christmas lights up or fighting you about putting them up. Max is such a stud in that picture. He looks so good right now!  Both my companions thought those pictures you sent were of me! hahaha. 
Oh, and that snack pack you sent me is so awesome! Thank you! If you want to send another some time next week that would be greatly appreciated! I love Amazon!

I almost forgot to tell you about this service we did! We were at the Houston Texans stadium in like this conference center. We were helping a bike charity called Cycle rewards for at risk kids for their academic efforts. My zone unloaded 5,000 bikes!!! yes 5,000!!!!! It was spread out between 6 different semi trucks! It was so much fun but I was so sore! You can see me in my Hart football shirt -had to represent! :) 

Have a great week! I will keep you posted next Monday about the baptism! Also we have a family in our ward where we will be doing phone calls home on Christmas day!! I don't have much details on that this week, but I will have more next week! But I for sure have guaranteed a place to call home. 
I love and miss you guys! 
Elder McKeon

Community Service - so great! Can you see my head and red shoe??
I'm standing right behind the guy in the white shirt!!
One of the best days! All those boxes are bikes!
The Central, North and Bay area zones at Zone Conference. I'm in the Central zone.