Monday, August 29, 2016

Back in Weslaco!!!

Hey everyone!

I hope you all had a great week!

Things are finally starting to cool down here a bit which is super great! It gets way to hot here in the summer.

So the news is that I was transferred back to Weslaco! It's awesome to be able to come back here since there are so many people that I love. I am in the branch side of the city so I get to meet even more people. I still get to see people in the ward too. I got to stop and talk to Sister Jess (the wife of the bishop in the ward) at church again and that was great. I love that family a lot and they showed me a ton of love when I was here. All three of their sons are up in Logan now at Utah State. I will have to talk to them when I get back.

My new companion is Elder Peake. He is a super fun guy from South Carolina. We have actually shared a lot of the same companions in the past like Elder Chacin and Elder Montgomery. So I have heard a lot about him. We are already really good friends.

There isn't a lot to talk about beyond that. We are reopening this area so we are just grinding along looking for people to talk to since we were left with very little information about it. It's good I am at least a little familiar with the people here, so it hasn't been all that bad to get acclimated.

Oh one more thing, Our new address is this, in case you want to send me something :) ;)

1602 S Airport Apt #82
Weslaco, Texas 78596

Have a great week everyone! I love y'all mucho!

Stay Classy,

Elder Sheehy

Monday, August 22, 2016

Last in La Feria

Well everyone transfers came around, and I am headed somewhere else! It's a bittersweet change for sure since I have been with my "greenie" Elder Rosaschi for three transfers now and I have grown a deep love for the members here. But it's just part of it.

Before I get too far thanks so much Grandma Jeri for the card. I always appreciate and love to hear from you.

So this last week was a lot of fun spending time with Elder Madsen our district leader when we could. He is heading home this week so we tried to send his mission out with a bang. He was super fun to have around.

To help celebrate his end of mission we went up to the northernmost town of the area they are covering called Port Mansfield. The water wasn't the prettiest on the ocean, but it was still pretty cool. The highlight for me was the neighborhood deer that are basically like pets and will come up and eat popcorn out of your hand. They had some surprisingly nice bucks that would come right up to you. It was interesting how little the whitetails are down here compared to the ones i'm used to up in Iowa and Missouri. They are cool little guys down here.

Our ward also had a chili cook off that was super good. The funny thing was that Elder Madsen had his dad send him a recipe and the one that he made actually one first prize in the competition! We also had our good friend Zuri who is a recent convert of Madsen's make an amazing completely homemade banana cream pie. She won the dessert portion of it.

Well that's about all I have to say for now. Elder Rosaschi and I didn't end up baptizing together, but there are a handful of people that are super close. I know that if he and his new companion work hard they will have success. Despite all that, I feel that I learned a ton in this area and I made a great life long friend with Elder Rosaschi. I am very excited to see where and who I go with for my new area. It's going to be great!

Stay Classy,

Elder Sheehy

Saving a tortoise on the way to Port Mansfield

Port Mansfield

Windy district picture

Elder Stanley reminiscing about the times he could go into the water 

Port Mansfield deer

And some pictures off of Facebook....

Monday, August 15, 2016


No mass email this week, but I wanted to share a cool picture of Austin and his great friend, Zach Thometz. He has been working in New York this summer installing security systems, but was sent to McAllen, Texas for 3 weeks to do some work there. He emailed Austin and arranged to meet him for dinner. I knew nothing about this, and was just just casually scrolling through Facebook one night, and this popped up! Talk about being surprised!

Zach wrote... "Whoa, look who it is"

Austin's letter to me...

Hey Mom!

I bet you were surprised by the picture with Zach! I told him to nonchalantly post it on Facebook and see how long it took you to notice, hahaha. It was super fun to talk to him and not distracting at all. It was weird though seeing him down here. It totally seemed like it didn't happen and was just a dream.

That's sad to hear that Em has had a such a nasty recovery process on the wisdom teeth. That surgery was the worst! I'm so glad i'm done with all that. What has she been up to with all the extra time?

That is weird that Brooklyn is leaving soon. Life seems to be going quicker and quicker for me. I hope it slows down a bit when I get home. That's also cool that she will get to have that much time in the temple before she goes. That will help her out a lot.

Things are going pretty well here for me, especially now. I'll be honest that visit from Zach was a great pick-me-up for me. It's been a tough month for me, so I hope things keep looking up from here.

Love you a lot!


Elder Sheehy

(p.s Sorry i'm lame again and don't have too much to talk about. So I won't be sending out a mass email)

                                                          And a picture from a member at church :)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sup y'all!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to apologize on not staying on top of emailing,

In truth it's been kind of a tough last couple of weeks and not a lot has happened on the missionary front. We are just grinding away at it and thankfully things are starting to look up. I am doing well however, and I have great hope in the future.

Before I get too far, I just wanted to thank Grandma Jeri for her letters and wish my cousin Katie a very happy birthday this upcoming weekend! Tell her I owe her sushi!

I will share a short cool experience that happened this last week:

So we were out looking for the less actives in our area, since that is one of President Torres's big focuses. He has also been making a lot of great changes in the mission and building a lot of unity between the members and missionaries. I like what I am seeing. If you want to see how awesome this guy is here is a link to a mormon message he is in. It is in Spanish, but you can turn on subtitles for it:


We were out contacting these less active families and weren't having very much luck at all. No one was home or willing to answer the door. So I came across a name and address that was located very far away in our area. I felt like we should just go for it regardless. So we made the drive clear out on this dirt road filled with pot holes and came close to where the home would be located. Now the big problem down here in South Texas is that either the home doesn't have the address number on it or the home sits far enough back from the road that you can't see it. So we went up and down the road a few times trying to figure out this house. We were just about to give up on it and turn around when we picked one more house and decided to go knock it just to see, if nothing else, if they could point us in the right direction. As we made it up on the doorstep we noticed that it was the right number from a plaque that was obscured from the road. So we knocked a few times and no answer came. So I figured we would write our number and a little note to them on a pass along card since we probably wouldn't be back up there any time soon. Just as I was beginning to write on the card, Dulca opened the door and exclaimed "Oh you guys came already." We were very confused and inquired as to what she meant by that. We came to find out that a member had said that she would send over missionaries to help her move things to her mother's new home and thought that we were them. We explained to her that we had received no notice and that we were just out randomly contacting a list of less-actives and were guided there. Pretty cool how God works like that. Just goes to show that He is in every detail of our lives and in His work. We had a great conversation with her and she is super excited to get back to church after battling cancer for the last couple of years. She also has two brothers who want to be baptized so we are excited to see how they progress and see if we can't get her reactivated too!

I hope all is going well with everyone and that you all have a terrific week!

Love ya!

Stay classy,

-Elder Sheehy