Elder Masulonis

Elder Masulonis

Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26th 2013 Pics

August 26, 2013

There are a few other things that i think i need to tell you... im not sure... but i wanted to tell you about this experience i had the other day. with this experience, i have to say that i have never in my life felt so much like the minority for such a long time in my life. Elder Brimley and i were going to contact some referrals we got and as we were riding our bikes down this neighborhood, i was realizing more and more that people started starring at us more and there were more and more Black people. so we kept of going and people were yelling stuff like, " hey white boys!" or "hey look! its the white boys!" i was baffled. i was like what in tarnation! this is crazy. well, ask we continued biking down the neighborhood, we heard some loud speakers playing and saw some smoke. once we got closer, we saw a huge block party. and everyone there but elder Brimley and i was black. there must have been a few hundered people there. it was crazy. and im not being racist or descrimanatory or anything, but that experience helped me see that the culture of white people and the culture of black people are different. nothing bad happened, but i have to say that for some reason i felt a little uncomfortable. they gave us some hotdogs and chicken though, that was nice of them. i wonder if that what balck people feel like in Idaho. :)
ya, conference will be great! with my luck all the speakers will all talk about getting married and stuff like that. i think it would be great to be with you and randy for conference. with this whole divorce thing, it makes it difficult to make solid commitments though. im not sure if there will be any problem for conference, but i hope you understand that its difficult for me to make solid commitments because im not sure what dad has in his plans.

Dont worry, im not trunky. infact, its been fairly easy for me to not be trunky lately. i am working hard and i have agreat companion right now. so unless things somehow change before i get back i will let you know. but im pretty sure that is unlikely.

i also think that we should try to make a visit out there in Tennessee. i think that would be great. and i was also hoping that that time would be around the same time as the sealing of the Ross family out here. they are some of my converts from Raleigh. i think i remember her saying that she would friend me on facebook. so if you go on my facebook, and see if you can contact her so see when they are planning on going to the temple, that would be absolutely fantastic! man, im sounding pretty needy too. that would be a vey important thing for me. i also have some things that i will be sending back to you. so dont be suprised if you get a few packages of stuff in the next few weeks. i hope that your weeks goes well. i love you very much and hope to hear from you soon.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pics for your pleasure. July 20-2013

mission buddy of the NCRM who i came out with. Elder Hewlett 
mission buddy of the NCRM 

Elder stauffer and i on the beach together for our morning work out. Don't worry, its allowed. 
Bet you've never seen a crab that big before!

here is one of the people that i interviewed for baptism.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 2 3013

Dear Mom,
im in a district right now where the sister missionaries havent had alot of training. the reason that is, is beacuse the only time that elders can give training to sisters here is during district meetings, and zone meetings. which has caused somewhat of a problem. oh and elders can't correct sisters. there just isnt very much communication between the elders and the sisters because president bernhisel is trying to avoid any of the missionaries from having inappropriate relationships with eachother since there are so many more sisters coming out. some of the problems that the sisters have been bringing up are, disobedience, laziness, and lack of knowledge of how to do the work effectively. i dont know if its like that in other missions, but its common in this one. so i keep praying that jessi will be trained well and that she will be able to start off on the right foot. i know that she will be a very good missionary. one of the biggest things that i could stress to someone preparing to serve a mission is to commit to follow with exactness their leaders and the lord. obedience is such a critical factor in missionary work. i think that ive explained my thoughts about obedience before though. so, onto the next subject.

shara was asking me about what names i thought were some good girl names, but i couldnt think of any because, well, im not really thinking of girls right now. but its good to know that i officially have a niece.

so this week i was given a challenge that i will have to show you in a little while. elder packard said that i couldnt drink 2 eggs raw. so i had so show him that i could. ( i guess there is still a little bit of kid in me.) he thought i would blow chunks everywhere. but i was able to drink them and keep them down. mom, ill tell you what, it is so weird that my taste buds are changing since ive been out here. i think that my tolerance for food has deffinately increased.

i cant remember exactly where we should be in reading the D&C backwards, but i know that im around section 129 too. i also found out that taybree is also going to do it too. i dont think she is going to read it backwards, but she said that she is doing it when i last heard from her.

that was so great to see randys picture. i sure do love him. he is such a great kid. i love it when you send pictures. they are the best. and speaking of the pictures, tell jessi that in her picture, she looked really pretty. but once you tell her that, realize that her looks wont matter as much for the next year and a half. speaking of which, does that mean that she will be getting home on christmas eve of next year? that would be an amazing gift for her. also if that wouldnt make her trunky, i would know what would. just kidding. i wouldnt want to wish that on anyone. is jessi al prepared and stuff for leaving on july? does she need to get her own bike? the sisters out her are often times on bikes. how that works, i have no clue. but evidently it works because president has it happen all the time. 

today we are going to go to a light house out at cape lookout. ive seen pictures of it all over the place so im pretty excited to see it. i will have to send you some pictures.

this transfer im going to be staying in morehead city. but surprise surprise, im going to be training...again. this will be my 3rd time training.its pretty crazy. i can kind of predict though that i will be getting transfered for my last transfer. i only have 3 left. so i will train for 2 of them, and then probably get transfered somewhere else for my last transfer.

i love you mom, i hope that you are able to continue to feel the spirit this week and that your testimony will grow. i love the atonement. i love my God. and i love you and the family.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wildlife in Morehead City North Carolina

Kent and his companion hunted a rat down inside their place.  I'm sure it was a great adventure, but from mom's across the world,  we scream out NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I think I will send them a care package so the rats don't look appetizing.

This is just,,,,,,yuck!!!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 12 2013

Elder Masulonis has reached another milestone in his mission.  He has now valiantly severed for 18 months.  
Kent is a leader and teacher to other missionaries and had been an example of obedience. We have watched him grow into a man of faith and integrity as he overcomes challenges and feels the joy of serving the Lord and the fruits of his labors.   Kent has a testimony of the atonement and the reality and power it offers to all God's children.  We are very proud of Kent and the example he is to the rest of his family. We love and miss him and are very excited to welcome him home in 6 months.