Monday, May 29, 2017

Week 35


Your beloved Elder McKeon!!!!!!!

This week was a party hahaha! We enjoyed being missionaries this week! 
Elder Hall and I found 3 new investigators. Super great! Elder Hall and I are just having fun doing the work so it makes it all so much better! No more kittens this week! Thank goodness!
We knocked on a guys door and he let us teach him. He is super cool and totally got the whole need for authority for baptism.  
Sucky thing about this week is that my back rim on my bike broke. I have been on Sister Cardosa's girl bike all week. :( It's been pretty funny. 
The weather this week has been horrible!!!!! One day it is raining and the next it is 101. The best part is that no matter how the weather is, the humidity is always in full force. So you can believe; me + bike + humidity = very sweaty. So it is super gross, but the work is going really good. 
This is the last week of the transfer and I am most likely going to be getting transfered. I have been here for 7 months, so my time here is most likely over.  I love the ward! They are so amazing but I think I am ready for something new. We will have to wait and see! 

Love you all!! Hope you all have a good week! So many birthdays this week! I think half of my family has had a birthday in the last month! Happy birthday to you all!
Happy Memorial Day!
Elder McKeon 
Haircuts today!!!
Picture of us on the bayou biking to service!
Just some goofy pictures trying out Elder Hall's filters on his camera. Artsy! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Week 34

WHAT IS UP MY PEOPLE!!!!!! Elder McKeon here again!!!!
Crazy fun week this week!

Monday we had 20 Elders at the church playing ball in a huge 3 on 3 tourney! You best believe my team won it all! That was so much fun! The one thing about our mission is like 80 percent of the elders are athletes so these games are intense.

Then we found 2 kittens this week... yes, that is right! 2 -6 week old kittens. One of them we found in the street and we named her Mcall. Combo of Hall and McKeon! We gave her to a guy we knew and he brought her to a rescue so she is all safe! Then this morning we walk out our door and baby kitten #2 is just sitting there crying because she was cold from the rain. We bundled her up in a hand towel and put her on the porch hoping her mom comes and picks her up. If not we'll take her to our guy too! You could call Elder Hall and I - Rescue Heroes! 

Still loving the bike!  We probably ride like 8 to 10 miles each day, depends on the day.

Crazy...we have 78 missionaries leaving in these next 3 transfers and it is all our leadership.
So we'll see what transfers will look like in 10 days. So we have to focus and work hard! In interviews, President was like 'you've been here a long time haven't you? and I was like ya, 7 months' and he said 'well who knows if you're leaving or staying.' 

We also found a new investigator this week and she is awesome. Her name is Evelyn. Crazy story with her though. We set up a bunch of appointments with her and she would always say "come now" and then nothing. Elder Hall and I just felt like we needed to keep going back there and teach her. So we finally had a lesson with her and man is she awesome! She has family in Guatemala that are members  and she has always wanted to find out more about the church. At the end of the lesson she told us how next time she wants her 3 sons and husband to hear the message. We are pretty excited about that! 

Crazy that a year ago I was getting ready to graduate and now I have been serving a mission for 8 months! 

So it was a super great week! 

Good week here in the mission!
Love you all!
Your homeboy
Elder McKeon
why I hate Houston...
That's 5:57am! 81% humidity too!
why I love Houston...hahaha
Elder Hall at piano classes - love it!
Elder Hall is a great Comp! Needed my back cracked!
Played Volleyball with the Youth on Wednesday
Kitten #2
pictures of McCall we put her in Elder Hall's backpack 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Week 33

Hi everyone!
 Another week, Another email from your favorite Elder McKeon
This week was a slow week here in Houston. We had our zone conference on Tuesday and like always, that was awesome. We talked about putting on the Armor of God and how this is the Lord's battle and we are his soldiers. Loved every second of it. 
So great to be able to talk to the family yesterday! Such a blessing to be able to do that! 

These last 2 weeks we have been teaching the youth in our ward piano. Man, is that fun! Because I do not know how to play piano, I am learning as we go too!
Other than that this week has been super calm and just a lot of finding going on. 
Our 2 couples that we found last week are progressing pretty well. They are really cool people, but like every other person in Houston, they are always busy. It is super hard to see them, but we are trying and it is going really well! 

I was a little sick this week, but am feeling better! SUPER SWEATY all the time! It's all good tho! 

Sorry for a short letter, but I am good, happy and loving being a missionary! My companion, Elder Hall, is great! We have a lot of fun together. Plus, Elder Smith and Elder Clark are great Elders! My district has been able to play basketball every morning and that helps so much! The bike is great! 

I love you all 
Elder McKeon
Zone Conference - Houston Espanol, Houston Central, Bay City Zones
I'm in the Houston Espanol Zone
Our Sunday lunches with one of the Ward members named Freddy, and Elders Smith, Clark and Hall

Elder Hall and I - Helmet head!
Elder Hall and I in goofy shirts for service

Monday, May 8, 2017

Week 32

What's poppin Party PEOPLE!!!!

Elder McKeon back again! 

This week was sweet! We found 4 new investigators! 2 young couples! We randomly knocked on their door and they're like come in! They are super awesome! Super excited to continue teaching them! Both couples complimented Elder Hall and I on our Spanish and were blown away at how we have learned to speak it. We have appointments set up with both of them this week.

I am sad for Rodrigo. He and Yennifer have broken up for good this time. He is really having a hard time. I hope the gospel can give him some peace.

Crappy part of the week is that our toilet backed up into our bathtub 2 times and it was gross! So we had to shower at the other Elder's complex. Someone in the complex was flushing baby wipes down the toilet. Not a good idea cuz it ruins the rest of the complex. 

Cinco de mayo was also poppin here in Texas. That was quite the night! Not an easy night to go finding!

Oh, the missionaries are teaching piano class to youth in the ward every Saturday morning. That has been super fun! I just pay attention and try some things after the class is over. I am learning a little bit too! 

Oh, we found a beautiful dog running the streets Saturday morning in the church parking lot so we played fetch with him. It was way to much fun! I miss my pup! 

Saturday night was way fun! We talked to so many people! ;) Something went down in a complex right before we got there. We walked in and the cops pulled up and were trying to talk to witnesses but not one of them spoke Spanish. The cops said "Elders come here" and so we began translating for the police the rest of the night. It was an interesting way to give service! hahaha. 

Texas is starting to heat up! I do not like that but you know it happens. Stupid earth rotation and all that nonsense. 

My buddy Max turns 13 this week! Give him a hug from me if you see him on Friday! Love that kid!

Other than that, it has been a great week! We are just killing it in the missionary world! 
Grateful for the miracles we saw this week. People opening their doors and letting us in!

Miss and love you all!!!
Pray everyone has a good week!
Elder McKeon

Hermana Cardosa and I - we matched at church with our flowers. 
how calls are made 

Yours truly with his noble ride, Leydi Splenda
She pretty much sits in the same place all week. Still riding a bike 90% of the time! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Week 31

What is up My people!!!! Elder McKeon here!!! 

How is everyone?? This week was full of crazy events!

Monday I got my new companion and we are having a lot of fun together. His name is Elder Hall and he is from Ogden Utah. He has been out 6 weeks longer than I have so speaking Spanish is a lot of fun because we are both still pretty young. We just help each other out a lot! Plus we have played basketball ,as a district every other morning!! Excellent! 

Tuesday was a good day! We received the van and man oh man is she nice! Her name is Leydi (pronounced like lady) Splenda! She's all white and sweet like sugar, but she is sleek so she's like Splenda. :)

Wednesday we had service and that was way fun. After we provided service, just some regular missionary work.

Thursday nothing too exciting, just weekly planning and some good old fashioned missionary work.

Friday was just a another beautiful day of missionary work! 
We saw Rodrigo twice this week. He came with us to a baptism this week. He just won't accept a date for baptism and I just want him to so bad!  Praying he will accept a date. He and his gf broke up for a little bit and we think that is the problem. They got back together and so we are praying that that helps him come back. We haven't seen Yenifer in like 2 weeks cuz they were on the outs, but he told us at the baptism that they worked things out. He told us he has been praying for help with working things out and the Lord answered his prayers so that's exciting!  Rodrigo also told us while they were on the outs Yenifer was still reading the Book of Mormon. All positive things!

Saturday, well, Saturday was crazy! We are teaching piano lessons to the youth in the branch. That was a fun time! Elder Hall plays the piano so he leads the class and I help where I can (which isn't much) 
We got a call from the other Elders saying that they needed our help. They couldn't enter into a house to teach because the member they had going with them canceled. As missionaries we can not enter without a 3rd male there to teach a single sister. The lady had prepared this huge meal for them, so of course we went! Glad they needed us to come and help them so happily went and did that. 

We were at a baptism and the sisters asked to borrow our car.  We asked them to take our bikes off the bike rack before they left and well, they didn't do it!!!! So we stole (borrowed) their bikes to go to our appointment. We had to guess Hermana Sanders bike lock code. We figured it out!  
Me on a chick bike! hahaha! That was a good time, very funny!

Sunday I got to give a talk in church. The ward said I did a really good job!!! Saturday night we got a call at like 9pm asking if we could teach a class tomorrow in church. We had to prepare in like 2 minutes at church. Lucky that the class subject was about missionary work, so it was super easy for us!

Love being a missionary! 2 weeks mama - Skype time! 

Love you all 
Elder McKeon

Elder Hall, me and the District
On the Bike! Skills! :)
I finally made that cake from my bday. 
my cake I am very proud of that!

Alma 43:47 And again, the Lord has said that: Ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed. Therefore for this cause were the Nephites contending with the Lamanites, to defend themselves, and their families, and their lands, their country, and their rights, and their religion.
planner covers since Mother's day and all of my siblings bdays happen this transfer 

Be Happy sign over the door! Thanks Mom!