Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy 21 Elder!!!!

We had so much fun preparing his Birthday box!!  We sent him about 60 hours of music on CD's! hahha. Of course he needed snackage!  and the SD card reader means we can get pictures more often!! yaya!!!

He snapped this shot for us.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lafayette - don't blink or you'll miss it!

Elder Barrow loves the people of Lafayette!!
The town of 2000 is much smaller than anything he has ever lived in.
These are the pictures he sent of Lafayette.
No traffic light but they have three stop signs!!

With a small city budget, this is a giant step for safety!

Elder Barrow - "Can they do that?"
"Yes, Elder... farmers here park their tractors like the do cars. In front of the house."
Elder Barrow - "Wow...I guess I am a city boy".

The Oregon Countryside

These are some pictures he took while driving his "area".  Quite a difference in the scenery!

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Transforming Experience

Elder Barrow and Elder Schultz are amazing young men. They spend a lot of time helping those who may have lost their way and need a hand up. There was such a man in this area of his mission who's heart was so full of gratitude. Elder Barrow shared some very tender events surrounding this wonderful man and the transformations which happened in his life. When he found out they were leaving his area, he was so sad but grateful for all they had give him. He gave them gifts...something so valuable...they are priceless for what they represent.

"A member, gave this to me. It was one of his prized possessions. He collects Transformers, and because of what  I've done for him in his life, he gave me two."

"That one, named Starscream, and Optimus Prime.  My companion got Bumblebee, and those are ours standing side by side."

Monday, August 26, 2013

Oh Who are the People in your Neighborhood....

Elder Barrow served with Elder Schultz in a small town called LaFyette. The people there are down to earth, humble and very sweet to our missionaries.

This is Elder Schultz, Elder Barrow's Companion! He goes home in October!

This is Elder Barrow and his Ward Mission leader. He's quite decorated!

Here are some of the sweet people who are now forever a part of his life. I'm not sharing personal names but David absolutely loves them.

He thought it was hysterical that the cats name was Remington after the gun company :)

Elder Barrow with the Bishop and the Bishop's daughter. David made sure to draw my attention to his receding hairline. "and I'm only 21! haha". Good thing he has a nice melon!

Monday, August 12, 2013

The not so small District....

Elder Barrow sent me a picture of the missionaries in his District. He says its small in number but not in height...including the wee sister who is giant in spirit!

Left to right in height:       6'2 - 4'9" - 5'11" - 6'4" - 6'0" - 6'1"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Oregon Salem Mission Blog!!!

Oregon Salem Mission blog!!

1) Forest Grove Zone Meeting - amazing that he is in the same Zone where he went to EFY for four years hahah. (there's David...3rd on left, squinting toward the sun...)

2) Elder Barrow with President Samuelian and his wife.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Pinky and the Brain??

Hey everyone!
So as of yesterday, our bishop is on the same page as us. He has decided that it is time for the ward to split into a Lafayette ward and a Yamhill ward. Possibly even a Carlton ward. The next ward council will be devoted to changing the mission plan, which consists of 4 baptisms a year right now. We saw it and decided that it was way too weak-sauce lol. So the vision that we created is to divide the ward! 

This is just the beginning of what will happen in the Yamhill area.
My new district is pretty funky. Our 4'10 sister got placed with a sister who is 6'4, which is pretty funny. We also have an elder who is 6'10, and his companion is a stinking genius. So we call them Pinky and the Brain XD
In this area we have many people who have seen a lot of death. We have a less active church member we are teaching, and he served in Columbia fighting the drug cartels. The PTSD these people have is definitely evident. Another investigator we are going to start teaching grew up in Hawaii. He is going to cook us an authentic hawaiian dinner! So stoked!
If you can't tell by my unfocused email, I haven't got on different meds yet... So yeah lol. Sorry!
Hurrah for Israel!

<oh new meds? lol...his poor companion!!>