Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mission Call

Hey guys, I think most of you already know about my mission call, but I thought that I should put it here anyway as this is the official blog for updates in our lives. Anyway, I have been called to serve in the Bhangkok Thailand, Thai speaking mission. I report to the MTC on May 5, 2010. If you really want to see the moment, my friend posted it here: .I am still just as excited as I was then.
Anyway, what suggestions do any of you RMs have for preparing to serve? I would love to hear them. Thanks guys.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

June 4, 1967

I found myself bored in class and doodling. When I became fully conscious again I realized Adnan was sneaking back into my head . . .

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Greetings from a cool Cairo. This is our last night at the Oasis hotel. Tomorrow we are off to Sinai. So far only a few students (knock on wood) have gotten pharaoh's revenge. The one difference is that they did not go swimming the first night at the Oasis. Interesting!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Looking through my pictures...

And I found this amazing video!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Don't worry guys...

Lauren hasn't changed. :] And she is a fabulous roommate!
Love ya girl!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shabbat Shalom! Love you all.

Email Address

Hey, does anyone have the Allen's email? That would be awesome if you do.

Thanks guys.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I walked today where Jesus walked..

hello everyone! I was asked to give a talk this Sunday, and as I was doing some research I stumbled upon this talk by President Harold B. amazing! Each place he talks about brings back many happy memories! Please...never forget the time we spent in the Holy Land! I sincerely miss each and every one of you....! Hope all is well!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Research Paper

For my Writing and Researching About Religion class, I have to write a 20-30 page research paper. After going through the list of all of my topic ideas with my teacher, we've decided that I am going to research some aspect of the LDS church in Jerusalem... I'm just not sure what exactly to focus on, or even where to begin researching since there is very little written on the subject. So this is a plea for help and insight from all of you that may have some ideas on where to look for more information aside from our own experiences there. Just let me know! Thanks guys!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Some recent news

This article was in Haaretz. It made me really depressed to think that the new administration is "giving up" in the Holy Land. What do you guys think?
This other one is about Palestinian to Christian relations. Kind of depressing once again.
What do you guys think?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Emmett Photos II

Sefforis (the Emmett children have given in to the Dark Side at the encouragement of their dad)
Acorn (they grow up to be oak trees) war at Nimrod's Castle

Tel Dan

Walking down the Mt of Beatitudes
Petra (where else)

New students arrive tomorrow. I hope they measure up to the high standards of the Fall 2009 bunch.

Monday, January 4, 2010

this is for everyone who hasn't seen this yet. Thats right friends Aaron put up photos.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Temple Trip

Hello beautiful and wonderful Jerusalem friends!

First of all I want to say I really miss all you Hawaii people and I really wish you could come to this. It will not be the same without you. We all miss you a ton.

The baptisms trip is coming together! It is going to be Saturday, January 9 at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple at 12:30. Jeremy's house is not too far from there so after we finish we'll just move the party to his house. Because there are so many of us baptisms will take several hours, which I see as a blessing: more time in my favorite place with my favorite people! Dinner and games at Jeremy's afterwards. That's the general idea. Jer-bear is going to send another e-mail with directions to his house, etc.

If anyone from Idaho needs a ride e-mail me (I don't have a phone yet).

Much love and Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2010