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Monday, October 25, 2010

From Elder A. Goff - "Hey Everyone"

"Billings Temple"

Hey There,

So this week was pretty good. Other than the fact we weren't in our area for most of the week. Last Monday for P-day we were going to have Sister Trombley take us to a little town called Hyattville which is near TenSleep, another town we cover. So we could check out these pictographs or whatever. Well Elder House and I got a call from the Assistants asking if we wanted to drive up and help teach a kid that Elder House actually went to high school with. He had moved to Billings to go to pilot school. President had run into him at the airport and the kid told President that he went to school with House. So they set up this teaching appointment with him and asked us to come help teach him. So we decided to drive up and teach him. So we didn't get to go to Hyattville. Then when we got up to Billings the kid called and cancelled our appointment. So we ended up playing dodge ball with a lot of the Elders there. Elder Newman and his "son" were there so that was fun.

Tuesday all of the Zone Leaders went to Helena for a meeting with Elder Allen Packer. On the way there we stopped in Townsend and said hi to a man a couple of us had helped to teach. Then went into Helena. What torture that was. We drove right by East Helena and a flood of people came into my mind that I would love to see. I never got to stop. It was a bummer. I didn't even get to go say hi to Jim and the Mangums. At the meeting we basically planned out the following 2 days. As far as what we felt like the mission needed and our Zones individually. So that was pretty neat. We got to plan a Zone Conference with a General Authority. Both of the meetings we were able to go to were amazing. We learned a lot. Tuesday night we drove back to Billings and went on team ups with a set of missionaries and we ended up setting a bap date with a lady who has been investigating for over a year. So that was a pretty neat experience. Then Thursday we had Zone Conference on the East side of the mission. It was the biggest group of Missionaries I have been around since I have been in the field. It was pretty neat. Great meeting. One thins that I have been saying in my head is this little process he gave us of becoming something. We Hear-Remember-Understand-Apply-Become. So there are things we need to do before we become something.

Church was good yesterday. It was both primary programs, and a lot of people came. We have potential of having up to 7 baptisms here by the end of the year! Wouldn't that be great? 7 souls saved? Incredible. We find out transfers in a week from this coming Friday. :S Kind of scary. I have never had a shorter area than 4 1/2 months. I guess we will see what happens.

Now about my card. I don't know what the heck is going on. I called the number and they said my account doesn't exist. Or they couldn't access it without 3 forms of Identification over the phone. So they told me to go to a Wells Fargo and find out there. The closest Wells Fargo is 2 1/2 hours away. So I'll just have to wait until next week when we go to Riverton on Team ups. It kind of made me mad. I know there was still money on it when Pops put the $200 in. Then I go to use it and they say it doesn't exist!? How in the world can someone put money in an account that doesn't exist? UGH!

I guess I will let you know next week when I go to Riverton next week. Until then I will deal. :) haha

Love you all. Hope all is well. Thanks for the love and e-mails.

Love, Elder Austin Gene Goff

"Elder House and I"

"Elder House and I"

"Half of our MTC group"

"Really big Cowboy"

"Sweet bridge pic"



P.S. I forgot to say we went to Hyattville yesterday for a BBQ with the Trombleys. Those are the outdoor pics.

Current Area: Worland, Wyoming
Current Companion: Elder House

From Elder S. Goff - "Victoria City"

Hello everyone,

Well this passed week we had a baptism for a kid named Christian. He is pretty much the stuff and he was for sure prepared for us. It was great to see some of the changes he made to be able to receive this great gift.

We also have a name named Marcos. Now the story of this guy is pretty great. So last Monday we were in downtown Victoria when a guy came up to us and was like hey do you guys talk about god and give lessons to people. I said yes and he asked if we would be able to go by his house to talk to him. I was like sure but it might not be us because we all have different areas. Then he said where he lives and it ended up being in my area. So we put an appointment to see him the next afternoon. When we showed up to his house he was sitting outside waiting for us with a book of Mormon. We got talking to him to see why he decided to talk to us in the street the day before and he told me that about 2 years ago passed by his house 2 guys likes me and my comp. one Mexican and one from the other side. He said that they knocked on his door and gave him the book. He said that the American was just trying so hard to explain what the book was in Spanish. He said he took the book but put it away and recently he decided that he wanted to learns more. he went to a J.W. service that some people invited his to and the whole thing was in English so he had no idea what was going on and he wanted to learn more about god in Spanish something he understands well he remembered about that American and thought that well at least he was trying to speak my language maybe they can teach me. Well he saw us and he said he just knew he had to talk to us. It was a great experience. And now this Marcos has a baptism date for this Saturday.

We had some great things go on for us this week really and I love this area and the members that are here to help us out. We are doing an activity and I'm excited to see how it goes with the members. I think they will do there part and give us a hand in the work.

Today was pretty fun as well we went up to this place here in Victoria where they have a flag on top of a mountain. its on the side of the army base and just about every missionary that comes here goes up there well a couple of us did it and it was great. It was 5 k the walk and we did it in 50 min and got back down in 20 it was a lot of fun though. It was tough the start of it just started with these stairs that were huge and went on forever I thought then the rest of the way was threw a tunnel of trees.

We also played a trick on my comp that was actually really funny. So Swensen and his comp came over to stay the night because it was going to be faster to do it that way. Well my comp elder Tec fell asleep really fast and me Swensen and his comp were just chilling and we decided to have some fun. We got ready then woke up Tec and told him it was time to go. It was only 11 55 at the time. Well he got up brushed his teeth put his clothes on and was ready to go and we headed out the door. We got walking down the street and I took out my phone and I was like hey Tec what time does this say I can’t see. Well he looked at it and then we all just started to laugh. It was way funny to tell the truth. Well I gotta get going still gotta write my leader, Pres. Call.

Love you all and have a great week

Love Sawyer Garrett Goff

Current Area: Victoria City, Mexico
Current Companion: Elder Tec

Monday, October 18, 2010

From Elder A. Goff - "Another week of another transfer"

Hey everyone,
So, this week has been pretty good. Heavenly Father has been helping us out a ton! We ended the week with 27 people we had taught. It was incredible. We stayed pretty busy all week.

We went to teach Jason Allen this week. He is 17 and really wants to learn. His family isn't really interested in the gospel, but Jason is. Last time we were over there we asked him about baptism. He said, "Well I was baptized when I was a baby, but I don't think that counts. I didn't make that decision. Someone else made it for me." We then talked about how infants can’t sin. How there is no such thing as original sin. We will be punished for our own sins and not for Adam's transgression. We asked him how he felt about the Book of Mormon. He said, "It makes sense to me. I never understood why God would talk to only one group of people." We asked him to really read and pray. He did and the next time we went over, which was Thursday we asked him how he felt about the things we have taught him. He said he really liked what we taught and feels like the Book of Mormon is true. So, we extended the baptismal commitment. He accepted and has a date to be baptized on November 6th. We were really excited. We still are actually. He is a way neat kid. Hopefully it all works out.

We had a goal set to set a date with Ann Martinsen as well. That didn't work out. We still don't know what is holding her back. We went over the baptismal interview questions, and asked if there was anything in there she was struggling with. She said no. So, then we invited her to an 8 year old baptism. Kent and Ann Martinsen came. (Kent is a member) She enjoyed it. Came to church on Sunday. She is Golden, but there is something holding her back.

We got a call from brother Trombley on like Thursday and asked if we would each speak for a few minutes on whatever we wanted. Elder House chose to speak on the scriptures, which worked out great because that's what the youth speaker right before him spoke on. I spoke on finding happiness amidst all of the hard things that happen in life. Happiness can continue to be with us as long as we live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Men are that they might have Joy. God wants us to be happy. Happiness only comes by doing what we know we need to. Happiness will never come by doing things we know we shouldn't be doing. Long lasting happiness comes through Jesus Christ. There is a scripture that I read in personal study that was an answer to my prayers. I had been praying to know what to speak on, and as soon as I read it I knew what I needed to speak on. Its right after Captain Moroni was introduced as chief captain of all the armies of the nephites at age 25. They go to battle with the lamanites. Through Moroni seeking the guidance of Alma the Prophet they end up surrounding the Lamanites on every side. Moroni stops the slaughter that is taking place to give them an option. Moroni tells Zerihemnah to give up his weapons and swear an oath that they will never come up to battle against the Nephites again. Zerihemnah decides to give Moroni his weapons, but tells him he will not make an oath he knew he would break. So, basically Moroni gives him his weapons back and says, alright let’s do this thing. This Scripture comes from when Moroni explains why the Lamanites have fallen into the hand of the nephites. It says:

Now ye see that this is the true faith of God; yea, ye see that God will support, and keep, and preserve us, so long as we are faithful unto him, and unto our faith, and our religion; and never will the Lord suffer that we shall be destroyed except we should fall into transgression and deny our faith.

And now, Zerahemnah, I command you, in the name of that all-powerful God, who has strengthened our arms that we have gained power over you, by our faith, by our religion, and by our rites of worship, and by our church, and by the sacred support which we owe to our wives and our children, by that liberty which binds us to our lands and our country; yea, and also by the maintenance of the sacred word of God, to which we owe all our happiness; and by all that is most dear unto us— Alma 44:4-5

We owe all that makes us happy to God. That’s why it is so important that we pray and thank him for our many blessings.

I have been sick the last couple of days too. It's been miserable. I have never had a Sinus cold before now. I usually only get regular colds. This one hurts a lot more haha. The sinus cold makes my eyes, ears and teeth all hurt. Two nights ago I couldn't even sleep. But last night I took one of the sleeping pills I had from when I was in Helena and I slept a lot better last night. I think I might be getting better now.

Also, Elder House and I will be driving to Billings today. We have a meeting in Helena on Tuesday with Elder Packer of the 70. It will be the Zone Leader council. It should be pretty cool. I doubt I will have time to go anywhere to say hi to people in Helena. We will be in the big van. If we had our own car we would go see Jim and the Mangums and about 1,000 other people if we had time. :) Kinda a bummer we will be in my old area and have no time to see anyone. Maybe someday when I graduate from being a missionary I'll go back and see everyone. :)

Thanks for all of the e-mails. I love getting them from you guys. Joli cracks me up, and Pops too. He even called Sawyer and I a pain in the Ass because of Garrett. We were way worse apparently. I got a good laugh out of that. I'm glad everyone had a good time in Bunkerville. Elder House and I are loving Worland. Thanks for the pictures too Tiff. I love you all. Hope all is well.

Love, Elder Austin Gene Goff

Current Area: Worland, Wyoming
Current Companion: Elder House

From Elder S. Goff - "1st week in Victoria"

Dang Jason is a little skinny dude now. I think he might be smaller than me but I can’t help it they wont stop giving me tortillas. :)

So, me and my kid are doing pretty good here elder tec. he is really excited to be here He is over a year older then me but still seems younger. He is the oldest in his family and the 1st to go on a mission. He is really quiet when we are in the street and it’s tough to keep a conversation going. He is still pretty nervous to just go out and talk to anyone in the street but he will get it. He is always asking questions which is good so he can learn.

Our area is pretty awesome I love. There are a bunch of hills that we get to play on everyday and climb some dirt and some paved. One part of our area is really close to center Victoria where you can buy stuff and another part is up on the side of the valley. At night it’s pretty awesome to see all the lights down below. I haven’t taken any pics yet but I'll get some this week to send to you guys. It's a really pretty place. The weather is amazing here right now as well. I sweat a bunch still but in the mornings it’s perfect maybe even a little too cold but it’s a good change.

We are going to have a baptism this week on Saturday already. I'm so stocked for that. The kid came to church yesterday and loved it. Also in church we got to meet a lot of the members and talk to new people. I ended up giving the gospel principles class and I didn’t know I was going to so I felt like I did a crappy job but it was a subject that isn’t too hard to talk on. It was faith in jesuscrist. This week I will get a lesson ready just in case the teacher doesn’t show up again.

We did a ton of knocking on doors this week and I hope some of the people we found will progress. The people here are nicer than my last area and open their doors to listen but we don’t want them to just listen. We will see how it goes. I have an activity planned that I’m going to present to the bishop this next week and hopefully it goes well. I am thinking about trying a few new things here to see what will happen. Everything is going great though.

In my district I have a guy from my group from the MTC and I’m pretty stocked for that.  I’m going with him in a bit to sams club to buy a big thing of granola for the granola and yogurt that I love so much. I’m pretty excited.  There are some cool things up here, there is even a zoo that I think we will be going to sometime soon to play with Joli's real family. haha just playing sis I love you :) well everything is going great I’m happy and we are working super hard.  I hope everything is going just as great for all you back home. Love you guys.

Sawyer Garrett

A scripture I want to share that I love its DyC 128, 22 I found it today and I just had to tell you guys about

Love ya

D&C 128:22 says… Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. aCourage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into bsinging. Let the cdead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the dKing Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that which would enable us to eredeem them out of their fprison; for the prisoners shall go free.

Current Area: Victoria City, Mexico
Current Companion: Elder Tec

Monday, October 11, 2010

From Elder A. Goff - "Alrighty...Another good week."

Hey Family,

So by now you all know that I am now an active participant on Facebook and It has been a little interesting trying to figure it all out again. I never used before, so that's completely new. I'm still trying to figure things out. We announced it in church on Sunday in one ward. The bishop there thinks it will be a great tool and the other bishop didn't seem to care at all. So only about half of the people know about it. It's more than before though. So more and more members are becoming our friends. Now we just have to figure out how to better use it as a missionary tool. There are a few resources for us to use to improve our blogs and to know how to use it better, but until I figure out how to use it better I'm in big trouble. Haha Elder House is always asking questions about it and I don't know most of the answers. So we dink around until we figure it out.

I got a letter from Jason Cosby on Saturday. It was good to hear from him. He is up at SUU going to school. He heard I was coming home soon. Haha Funny huh? I still have quite a while. He also heard I am going to school in Arizona. Probably not. I'm thinking Dixie or BYUI. So I don't know where he is hearing this nonsense from. :) Haha He seems to be doing really well.

Elder House and I learned a lot at the Leadership meeting in Billings on Tuesday. Went over a lot of the stuff we learned at leadership meeting. So now we are using those things in district meeting. It's been good. We have district meeting again tomorrow. Plus going to billings was nice because we got to go to Wal-Mart!! WOO HOO.

That's sweet Sawyer is Training and getting doubled in. That's what happened to me the first time I trained. It will for sure teach you a lot.

Tiff and Jason thanks for the HUGE package. That was a huge surprise. I really loved it. The portrait of myself was pretty sweet. I looked good.

We had a good week teaching wise. Didn't get as many in, but they were quality. That’s what counts right.

Not a whole lot happened this week. We just will get back on the horse and do it again this week. Hope you are all following my blog. I'm not very good at it yet, but just you wait. If you want to see anything on there let me know. I could use a lot of help. I love you all. Thanks for another e-mail Pops.

Love, Elder Austin Gene Goff

Current Area: Worland, Wyoming
Current Companion: Elder House

From Elder S. Goff - "Last week in Tampico for a while"

"Me and The Martinez Family. Brother Martinez was my Stake President and will be a general authority someday."

Well I found out changes on Saturday night of what was going on and I will be out of here at noon today. I have to go to the mission home get my kid and then we will go up to Victoria City later today to go get some work done. I don’t have a house yet so ill crash with other elders till we have a house for our area. I'm pretty stocked because there are a lot of people of there that are my buddies. Everyone that talks about Victoria says that it is the bomb so I’m excited. I’ll get to see some mountains for the 1st time in almost a year so that’ll be sweet.

This last week went well we did a couple of service projects with elder heppler in his area; we had a baptism and received changes. The services were a lot of fun. One of them was just cleaning the house of elder heppler because it was so gross. It looks amazing now. I didn’t take and before and after pictures but it was like night and day. It is going to be the spot to be on Mondays now I think.

Our baptism went well. I was nervous because we got there and the other elder that told me he would fill the font up for me didn’t do it. We couldn’t get the font to turn on either when we got there so we got a garden hose from outside and stuck it in there to fill it up. We started late but it was worth the wait I think. Everything went well in the service. We have another lady that wants to get baptized here but she only will do it if she can in the ocean. I’m sad I won’t be here to go and see it but I think it'll be way awesome I’m sure the members will send me pictures later though.

so I thought I would be a lot more happy to get out of here after 6 months but to tell the truth I’m really not I’m going to miss it a lot. It’s been tough but it has been a great place. I got a letter from pres today saying that it just seems like I keep getting tough assignment but what he has given me what he has felt I needed. I felt good he said that. I know he know where I need to be and with what missionary. He told me my next area isn’t going to be any easier then the last one but nothing is impossible and I need to go up there and change it and help the area out. I might not get to see the fruits but I know someone will someday and no matter what I know I will be growing myself. I’m going to go and just get to work and not think about what anyone has told me cause that doesn’t matter. Today is a new day and things will change.

Well I love you all and I hope you enjoy all the pictures ill see ya soon


Elder Sawyer Garrett Goff

 "Me and my buddy Elder Hendricks from Mesa, AZ"

 "The fruit of 6 months, Elder Salazar, Frankling, Carlos Vasquez, and Me"

"Ladis, Me and Cesar. Ladis is getting ready to go on his mission and Cesar has been home for a year."

"Me and Elder Jensen, my buddy from Highland, UT"

"My name on a sign that I had been wanting to take a picture by since I got here."

"At interviews with Pres."

"Helping do service by cleaning the house of Heppler and Hendricks.
You should have seen the fridge from before."

"The crew - Salazar, Hendricks, Fankling, Me and Heppler"

Current Area: Victoria City, Mexico
Current Companion: Elder ???

Sunday, October 10, 2010

From Elder S. Goff - "Changes"

Well we just received changes and I found out where I am going. I'm getting a kid and I will be moving up north to Victoria City I will be opening an area and it should be a lot of fun. I have been really excited all week to get changes but I will miss this area and these people here but I know that everything will be great up there. Just thought I would let ya know. Oh and we also had a baptism today which was great to end this area with.

Love, Elder S Goff

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

From Elder A. Goff - "FACEBOOK?!"

So, Elder house and I went to Billings yeaterday for training on some new stuff that is happening. One thing is that we are a pilot mission for using facebook as a missionary tool. The first mission to do it was in New York. Now ours is the second.

We are using it to stay in touch with members in the area we serve and as their friends see us being added they may take an interest. We will deal mostly with people where we serve. Our purpose will be to do missionary work. Not to chat and talk with family everyday. It's going to be one more thing we can use to find people to teach. President Gardner should be sending a letter home because of this new stuff going on. Just in case you don't believe me haha. Our mission cant really believe it, but it's really happening and now we get to see if we can help out the efforts even more. We were told there are more than 500 billion people on facebook and 700 billion possibly by the end of the year. The church is trying to use the internet for it's benefit. We are taking the internet back, and use it for what it is intended to be used for. Missionary Work. Family and Friends are welcomed to Follow on Facebook, however, it should not be used to comunicate with family. The Lord is putting a lot of trust in missionaries using this program, so we can further the work.

We will plan nightly as usual and as we plan we will plan one hour a day to proselyte online. I thought at first when we were being told about it that it would take so much away, however as I have though about it I think it will only help us and give us MORE to do. More ways to make things happen. I hope you will all follow my facebook and be supportive. I love you all. Any questions, just use e-mail as usual.

Love, Elder Austin Gene Goff


Current Area: Worland, Wyoming
Current Companion: Elder House

Monday, October 4, 2010

From Elder A. Goff - "50 Piece Nugget. 2 Large Fries and Two Large Drinks."

Elder Goff

Hey Everyone!!! AHH!!! I have so much I need to write about this week. I hope I have enough time. It took me half an hour just to read all of the e-mails I got this week. There were a large number of them. Thank you to everyone that e-mailed me.

First off I would like you all to understand the heading of this e-mail. We were visiting a lady this week who is a non-member. Her daughter and son in law are. Well her son in law came by while we were teaching and gave us some money and told us to go get some lunch. So that's what we did. We went to McDonalds and got a 50 piece, two large fries and two large drinks. Elder House and I finished the meal in 10 short minutes. The rest of the day we both felt like we had been hit by a train. Not to mention we made covenants with each other that we would NEVER do that again. :) Mission accomplished. No reason to go back and do it again. However we did extend a Zone Challenge to all who think they can eat it faster. :) Some of the zone are taking the challenge this week.

Next I would like to talk about how Elder House and I got to go help Brother Paris, (our Ward mission leader in Worland 2nd ward) out at his farm. He had us taking down fences and stuff. It was fun and all, but man barbed wire hates me. haha I got a couple cuts. I have to on my right forearm looks pretty rad. Someone even asked me if I got bit by a dog. I told them it was a small wolverine. :)

This week was amazing! Elder House and I were working our tails off. We ended with 24 lessons taught and 8...yes 8 new investigators. We have never got 8 new investigators in a week. I guess we still didn't. God was helping us the whole way. We were praying a lot for something great to happen and it did. There is one story in particular I would like to share with you all. It happened on Friday night around 7PM. It was Worland High School's Homecoming game, so I was convinced no one would be home, and Elder House wasn't feeling so hot. We didn't know what to do. Go watch the Football game with the rest of the town, or go to the dwelling so Elder House could lie down. Well we didn't do either. We decided to go tracting. We went to an apartment complex that Elder Hinton and I tracted a few weeks ago and only a couple people answered. We pulled up and had a prayer asking that we would know the words to say. We got out and starting knocking doors. We had very little happen the first 24 doors. We had talked to a few people and had a lot of people not answer again. So after 24 doors we had one more building left with 4 doors. 3 of which Elder Hinton and I had already talked to. So we went to try one last door. We knocked and a young boy answered the door. We asked if his parents were around and he said yes. His Mom leaned forward from where she sat on the couch, and we introduced ourselves. It was my turn for this door. We always take turns to begin a conversation at a door. I told the two of them that we were sharing a message of Jesus Christ and how he has made it possible for the relationships we enjoy as families to continue on after this life. We also told them how they could know it was true, and asked if we could teach them more. She invited us in. We asked their names. Her name is Tessa McClain and her son is Victor. I told her how one of my best friends just married a girl named Tessa. Anyway...So we sat down and told them what we do as missionaries, where we are from and how what we have to share can bless them. We started teaching about how the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored, and about eternal families. She then told us that she believed she could be and related to us how her son who was younger than Victor passed away a couple of years ago. We taught her more about God's plan and towards the end I told her how Elder House and I had knocked on every door of those apartments and not one person let us in. I told her that I had not spoken to one person we talked to at any of those doors about eternal families, and how as soon as I started speaking those are the words I spoke to her from God. I told her that I believed that us knocking on her door was no coincidence. Then I started crying. My entire mission I have not had an experience like that while tracting. Elder House and I both bore testimony of eternal families. We then sang to them Families can be together forever, the first verse, had a prayer and left. With much more that happened as well. I only shared a portion of all that was said. We left and I was so in awe I could hardly function. We started driving away and then we pulled over and thanked God for that great experience and prayed they would get their answer. The next day we were watching conference and I had a feeling we should fast for Tessa and Victor. So Saturday night we began our fast and broke it Last night. We haven't talked to them yet, but we have faith that they will pursue the answers to the questions they have. So that's the spiritual experience for the week.

Conference was great; there were a lot of great things said. I can’t wait to get the ensign next month. That's always my favorite. I have the conference ensigns I carry with me to each area from April of '08 to last April. I love them. Seems like you all enjoyed it too. I would like you to all know that I saw Aunt Bonita 7 times during conference. I was marking down in my planning each time I saw her. haha. And you are right Tiff. I was looking for Aunt Bonita. :) Elder House now knows what she looks like. I pointed her out all 7 times.

Now for an e-mail that Tiff sent me. AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha I can’t believe you hung out with the Snyders!!!! Sister Snyder got home last night and we sat and talked to her past our bed time and she didn't mention a thing about seeing you guys! I'm glad you enjoyed them. I love living with them. They take good care of us. Plus it's great for when we have doctrinal questions. He is a stake President. Very smart. :) I'm glad they like me. Haha Sometimes I wonder ;) Sister Snyder likes to tease me about not eating green beans. So every once in a while I’ll eat a bunch of them just to tell her I ate them. You and Jason will for sure have to come back up with me. :) That would be fun. I already told them someday I'll move into their basement with my wife and 13 children. :) I still can’t believe you got to hang out with them. That is going in the Elder Goff history books.

Mom. Thanks for another e-mail. Glad you listened to some of the conference. It was way good. Go back and listen to the stuff you missed. :D

Pops. Glad to know you are still working your butt off. That's a lot of hours though 80+ hours?! I thought it was funny you said you were trying to get in good with the new bishop too. Haha that made me laugh.

All is well in Worland. I love you all. :D thanks for all the love.

Love, Elder Austin Gene Goff

"Buffalo Rider.  Kinda of like Eragon"

"Buffalo Licker. Kinda like Yuck."

"Elder House in Ken's Bibs."

Current Area: Worland, Wyoming
Current Companion: Elder House

From Elder S. Goff - "A lot of sitting..."

So, this past week I just did a ton of butt sitting. from Tuesday till Friday from 10 till 5 I had training for being a trainer and a district leader, and then on Saturday and Sunday it was conference so I really wasn’t able to get much done in our area but I did learn a ton about just about everything. The training that I went threw was on a lot of different subjects to help me become a better teacher. I think it’s the same training that Austin was able to attend 2 months back. It went really well I was able to see kids from all over our mission and talk to some people I hadn’t seen in a very long time.

While at the conference I and a couple other elders made a deal with president call. We are going to all run the St.George marathon with him in 2012 when he gets home and if we help him qualify for the Boston he is going to take us with him there. I'm stocked because running a marathon is a goal I have always had and I’m going to do it with a bunch of my buddies here from the mission. It should be a ton of fun. I also talked some into doing the ragnar with me because it was sweet when I did it.

So conference was amazing. I really enjoyed it. There was a talk about someone from the 70 that talked on teaching and I think that is going to help me a lot. It like told what you need to do to be a great teacher and that no matter what class you teach it is important. There were a lot of talks that I really enjoyed that I think have helped me and will help me when I have the chance to read them again in the liahona. At conference here we go to the stake center to watch it and the kid from my ward ladis that was with us for a week one time was there in a suite and tie. It was awesome he has got his papers sent in and now he will just wait to see where in the world he will go. Its awesome cause when I got here he didn’t really want to go but he will be out of here pretty soon. I really excited for him. He is 22 years old and he is on his way.

So I was thinking that week that I would really like to know my line of authority. Tiff if you could ask pres. Hafen for that that’d be awesome some other elders were talking about there’s but I don’t even know mine. Thank you.

Well I love you all sorry this is so short but we really weren’t able to do anything this week. This coming week will be my last one here in this area I believe. I have no idea where I will go but I know till be great where ever it is.

I love you all.

Elder Sawyer Garrett Goff

Current Area: Down Town Tampico, Mexico - Unidad
Current Companion: Elder Salazar and Elder Franklin