Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lexington Life

Hey everyone!

I can't believe how time has flown! I'm now staring at just three weeks left on the calendar. Super crazy. I still feel like I just got here. It's going to be bittersweet for sure getting on that plane, though i'm very excited to see friends and family again.

Before I continue, thank you so much to Grandma Jeri for the two letters and updates about Aunt Sherrie. It's very appreciated.

Things here have been very good here in Corpus despite difficulty in the work. Not having very many people open up to us, but we are still working hard and giving it our best effort. We know there will be someone that shows up here fairly soon.

We did have two very fun p-days where the first we went to the aquarium downtown and fed some stingrays and stuff. The second one was probably the most fun p-day of the mission so far. We started off by getting a tour of the Naval Air Base from one of the ward members that works there. He does instruction for the pilots and let us try this spinning chair that helps pilots who suffer from air sickness bodies adapt to the motion. We all started out doing pretty well until he had us do different head tilts and eye focuses. Needless to say, we all got pretty good motion sickness for a little bit, but luckily no one threw up. It was super cool.

After that we went over to the aquarium for their one dollar only day and met up with the missionaries in Sinton zone. So I got to spend some time with Elder Rosaschi again and watch a couple of the aquarium shows with their dolphins.

Then we spent the rest of the day on the beach (don't worry no one went swimming) playing soccer and hand-ball (basically ultimate frisbee, but with a soccer ball and nets instead) on the sand. It was so much fun and everyone really enjoyed it. I think everyone who participated was wiped out after running so hard in the sand for hours. It was also a very cool location with the U.S.S Lexington just down the way from us.

Well that's about all for this week. I will keep doing the best I can until I have to step on that plane. It's been a huge honor to be able to serve the Lord during these past two years. I've grown in incredible ways. I'm grateful that there is still a little bit of time.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Stay classy,

Elder Sheehy

U.S.S Lexington

Three more weeks

Beach Soccer

Leatham loves 'murica

One of the many oil rigs we saw go by.

A dead puffer fish I found on the beach

Elder Leatham and I at the aquarium. I don't know why I look like I'm glowing, haha.


some cool redheads they had

One of the keepers feeding the baby alligators


Jelly fish...jelly fish...jelly fish

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Years All!

Happy New Years everyone!

Wow it's crazy to finally be in 2017. I never thought this year would come. I always said to myself "Oh I don't go home until 2017 so I have plenty of time.." Well here we are! It's been interesting to say the least to start my returning home plans and winding down. I still feel like I have forever left, but the things i'm doing tell me otherwise. I am being sure to give it the best i've got before jumping on the plane. It's been such an amazing experience out here and i'm going to miss it.

Not a whole lot to say this week other than getting a new companion named Elder Leatham from Heber, Utah. He's a super fun guy, so i'm grateful that i'll be able to spend the last month with someone's company that is enjoyable. The work was kind of slow this last week with a ton of unanswered doors being knocked. I believe that it's just the holidays and that things will go back to normal for the remainder of the transfer. We got to watch Finding Dory as a mission yesteryday. I liked it a lot and thought it was a pretty good sequel considering it's often hard to live up to the first one. We did have one cool miracle that came from incorrectly contacting a home that we thought was a former investigator. We found out later that it was the house next door we were initially looking for, but we met a super humble woman named Lisa who has been through a ton in her life already. I know that she is sorely in need of the gospel in her life and it was super cool how receptive she was immediately. I look forward to seeing if she will keep the spark and continue down the path to the happiness that she seeks and will find there.

Beyond that I just wish to thank the following people:

-Killians for the Christmas Card
-Rankins for the Christmas Card
-Grandma Jeri for the New Years card

Thank you so much for all the love and support!

I hope everyone goes out there and makes 2017 the best year yet. I know that if you center your life in Christ more this year that He will help make more out of you than you can imagine at this time.

Love y'all and stay classy!


Elder Sheehy