Sunday, May 6, 2012

Elder Cluff 4/30/2012

Hey Candice,
Ok, seriously you are so lucky you can go shooting. Us missionaries can't even hold guns. I am dying over here... I want to go so bad!

Thats Crazy! The wather here is crazy too. It is humid one day, then cold the next. I don't think we have gotten over 70 yet though. How crazy. I won't be ready for summer either. I am not ready for summer here. The heat will maybe whip me into shape though.

Did you have fun this week at the festival?? :) If I wore shorts I would be in heaven! Jk. You can do what I do.. and wear B-Ball sorts. They are modest. hahaha. Jk No you look fine in regualar shorts ;)

I just love snow cause I get to go boarding. Thats all. haha. And yes, the Bobit will be great. Can't wait to watch it with you!

So I only can cook a little bit of stuff. I try making more though.
That sucks you don't go camping much! I live to camp. I just love being outdoors.

Hey you can still go on a mission in  a year, if you want to. I don't think it's a bad idea.

Those are good goals to have! The temple is so amazing. Even in further then the baptistry, the rooms are so pretty! The temple is definately a big part of my life too!

That would be awesome. I would love to see your parents get going to church full time again too. It would be wonderful. Why do they not go>

HAHAHA! Oh my gosh thats so funny! I don't even mind wasps. I hae gotten stung by so many of them in my life time. It doesn't even bother me anymore. I am not afraid of them.

Oh! The color of tie... HOT pink :) Thats the best color! Hopefully I can get your pictures here soon. I will get them printed off and sent monday. Ok? Promise.

Thanks for writing me this week! :)

Your scripture for the week is Moroni 10: 3-5

Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how amerciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and bponder it in your chearts. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would aask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not btrue; and if ye shall ask with a csincere heart, with dreal intent, having efaith in Christ, he will fmanifest the gtruthof it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may aknow the btruth of all things."

It is one of the many we use as missionaries to help people realize prayer is important.

Take care! Hope to hear back soon! :)

-Elder Cluff

Monday, April 30, 2012

Elder Cluff 4/25/2012

Hey you!
Candice, I am sorry I haven't written you lately! I am so busy! I have just been doing the work for the mission. We have be doing a  lot of finding. I love finding people!

The baptism was AWESOME! Just being in the water with her and just the feeling of what she is doing for herself it was amazing! Well you were right, I only had to dunk her once. And I said the prayer right the first time too. You were right, it went perfect.

So transfers came and I am still in Mclean! I have been here six months now! It's so beautiful. Everything is so gree here, it's nothing like NV or UT. I sure do miss NV and Utah though!

You are so sweet. That is so sweet of you to say! {I'm not sure what he is talking about :P} It is so nice to write someone other then family. I mean, don't get me wrong I love my family. It is just emails from them though, and I love handwritten letters. I love writing you!

You dad sounds so cool! From the sound of it, it sounds like your ex anymore! haha. Did you tell your dad I work on a farm? I'm a hard worker ;)

Uh HECK YES I want pictures of you!! :)

Ok if you send me a tie I promise I wont burn it! But it was a once in a lifetime thing. Yes, it is just something us missionaries do for fun. When we hit our six month mark we do it!

I have some pictures of sunsets and me and my comp... but I will have to print them off. So you should send pictures of you first, and then I will send pictures ASAP. I just have to get them printed off. K?

But girls like you don't like guys like me. I don't know. Its just awesome!

So what have you been up to? Hey, are there any new country songs lately? I miss music! haha.

Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful week!

I promise I will get you pictures as soon as I go get them. So you should send me some, please!

Have a good week!

-Elder Cluff

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Elder Cluff 4/15/2012

On the back of the envelope it said I know it's not much, but I did want to write you a quick letter so you had one this week! Awee :) He is too cute.

Hey Candice!
So I have a baptism today!!! Today is finally the day. This girl is taking her first step to out father in heaven. It is SUCH an awesome feeling.

So how is the wather down there? Here it just keeps getting warmer! We bike a lot now, we use to just walk. But we need to get places fast. It's hot! What if I just wore shorts? haha. Jk. I love shorts though. Thats all I ever wear! I only wear pants if I am working on the farm.

Me? I love snow. Snow is my friend... haha. It's awesome you tan easy.. Its kind of not fair actually. haha

What?! What lord of the rings is it?! Is it the Hobit?? You just made me whole week! I can't wait! We will have to see it together! :)

So back to cooking (again haha) I love to cook. And I can cook about anything. My favorite to cook is steak. I love love grilling. It is so much fun! So when I go camping I bring a grill and dutch ovens. Thats the only way to camp. I'll show you!

It sounds like you had fun on your Birthday! What river did you tube on, and where did you go hiking? It sounds fun. I wish I could be there. And I missed it all :( We will make up for it when I get home though.

Sounds like  you go to the temple a lot. Everytime you tell me about your week it seems like you say "I went to the temple" haha. That is awesome. Good place to spend part of your week!

Hey, sorry about the last letter. I realized there wasn't a scripture. I promise this time you will get one.

I hope you can still read my handwriting.

Have an awesome week.

Talk to you soon

Elder Cluff

John 14:12
" I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Elder Cluff 4/11/2012

Hey Candice!
whats up? I am sorry you had a bad week. It isn't cool. I hope it got better. It sucks to have bad weeks. I'm sorry.
Glad you went to the temple. It is a very peacful place. I love it too!
Me? I had a great week! We taught this 16 yr old girl. She agreed to baptism! She is getting baptized in 5 days! I get to baptize her. It will be my first time in the water with a person, so I am kind of nervous. Also transfers are coming up, and I am nervous about that too!
I am glad my letters meant that much to you :) How was your easter? Mine was alright. Holiday's are weird on the feild. haha.
Well blue eyes aren't what they are cracked up to be. Jk. They are cool.
So I have to say. It sucks that he broke up with you. But, It will be ok :) Promise. Don't worry about it too much.
Did you take any pictures at the grand canyon? :) I want some!
No, no Candice! You have it all wrong! BYU IS the best! Thats god's team ;) Jk. Well these pictures of me are of me burning my tie. It was fun. I just hit my 6 month mark. Time seriously flies by. So stinkin fast. It's crazy!
Yeah, so my mom wants pictures. So I have taken more. I will take some more at the baptism. If my wife takes lots of pictures that will suck. Jk. I really don't like pictures, can you tell? But I will send some more pictures for you. You need to still send me some of you and your friends! And some more of you.
Ok so here is a story. It might be long.
So we are driving, and the roommates are with us. We are going to see someone, so we turn down the road to get there. All of the sudden this car pops out of nowhere. And he starts to follow us. I take a right, so does the car. A left, so does the car. At that poin I was getting annoyed by the car! So I try to lose him. But instead I go into a dead end. Crap! So I hurry and flip a U-Turn . We see the dude's face, and he looks really scary. So I hurry and decided to go to a different house. So we go another way. But this car meets up with us again on a different street. He was like looking for us. It was scary. So we did it all again, and lost him a second time.I don't know what the heck he wanted. But we didn't wana stick around to find out. It was weird.
Anways, thats my weird story!
I hope you have a great week!
Take care,
Elder Braden Cluff

Ps. Smile! (And there was a cute picture with a smiley face :) haha)

Elder Cluff 4/4/2012

How's it going? So now that you aren't all over the place, are you excited to sleep in your own bed again? haha. You are so lucky to be in your bed. I miss my big bed back home. Mine here is just a twin. Is yours big? Thats all us missionaries get, lame! Jk.
You are so lucky to be in shorts. I wish I got to. But obviously we only get to wear shorts on P-Day.
So I guess it snowed  a ton back home! My dad told me that in the email. Defiantely not st. george weather there. They are jealous.
I know! But I don't like sunscreen. It feels weird and nasty. It's greesy. So I don't wear it. So I get burned. I know you are gonna say 'then wear sunscreen' again. lol. I might come home tan if I could tan! Lol. I burn. Blonde hair and blue eyes usually means not tanable skin!
So I don't even know what movies are about. Hunger games? Never even read it! But thats cool. My favorite movie is probably... Avatar. Pretty much every scary movie too ;) haha. Scary movies are great! {After I told him I hate scary movies, and if I watch them I have to cuddle up the person I'm with}
I guess when I get home I can take you mudding and stargazing. That would be way fun, right? {YES :)} But there has to be mud to go muddin. And st. george doesn't have a lot of that! But I can take you bunny bashing ;) haha. {Uhmmm NO}
Oh man, you should see the DC temple. It is beautiful. I think it might be prettier then the St. George temple. Jk... actually no it is. haha.
OoO! Chicken alfredo is the BEST! What else can ou cook? I can make a mean biscut and gravy. It's the best.. seriously. I can also cook some amazing dutch oven chicken, potato's, and cobler. I love cooking too. So thats great.
What have you done this week? Can't wait to hear back.

Scripture for this week:
James 2: 17-18
"17 Even so afaith, if it hath not bworks, is dead, being alone.
 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my afaith by my bworks."

Thats a good one. I like it!

Have a good week.
Talk to you later,
Elder Braden Cluff

Elder Cluff. 3/28/2012

Dear Candice,

Hey you! I got the pictures. Thank you! :) Gosh you are extremely photgenic! ;) I am glad you will always write back. Letters from you make me happy.
Whats wrong with brown eyes?
Writing you is so easy, it's a good thing writing me is easy for you too! I think we are gonna be good friends :)
Well the mission is going good still! We are having to clean the apartment for cleaning expection though. So that sucks. Because I have to clean up the other boys. But the good part is we are moving into a new place in 5 days!
So me and my comp are having such success in finding new ivestigators! Its good, cause thats what I like.
Youa re always traveling places lately. I am jealous! I really miss snow boarding. I don't even know if I am good at it anymore! We will have to see when I get home. I have been to the grand canyon Before. I was little though, so I don't remember much about it. How was it?
Candice, I am so glad you click with me. And that you can read my handwriting! :p lol!
Uh, yes, BYU is THE best! How can you not like it?
What sports? Well football (as you already know) But then baseball, track, and wrestling. My favorite is football though. I want to coach when I get back.
I don't like being in pictures, cause I don't ever look good in them. I don't like taking them either. But I force myself to. Becuase my mom wants pictures. Now you do too. What kind do you want now? Just more of me?
What else do you want to know? There isn't much more. I think we have basically told each other everything. I am such a boring person!
So by the time you get this your birthday is passed, but I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was a good one. You're getting old. Jk. Not as old as me. But, I didn't forget about it. Hope you know that.
So how was travfeling and the grand canyon?  I am getting tired. So I will just end this letter, and wait for your next one to write more.

Scripture for the week:
Alma 13:28-29
" 28 But that ye would humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and awatch and pray continually, that ye may not be btempted above that which ye can bear, and thus be cled by the Holy Spirit, becoming humble, dmeek, submissive, patient, full of love and all long-suffering;
 29 aHaving faith on the Lord; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the blove of God always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his crest."

I hope you have an awesome week, and everything goes well. Talk to you later.

- Elder Braden Cluff

Finally! A letter from Elder King

Elder King {A missionary that served in my ward in OK, who I became really close with} FINALLY wrote me a letter! :) I was pretty excited to see it in the mailbox.

It was so good to see your letter in the mail! I have to laugh cuase the first thing it said was "I told you I'd wrote you a letter!" I'm going to say, I told you I would write back. Lol!
Things are great in Midwest city! I'm glad to be here, but it is nothing like Ponca! I sure do miss that place! We have lots of good memories there! But other then that Midwest city is pretty awesome. We have a black bishop which is really cool. He is the nicest guy! Everytime you ask him how he is, he says "I'm blessed!" lol.
Oh how I miss Utah, I'll get to see it in a little over 6 months from now though, which is great! Oh and I know that like everyone is getting married. It's weird, cuase I don't even feel like I could be married yet. But hey, you'll get married when the time comes! :) Focus on what you need to do and it'll all fall into place. I promise. haha. Thats totally awesome that you are thinking about going on a mission! I say go for it. You would be so good at it. And you'll love it! The best way to learn is doing and sharing it. I learn something new about the gospel each day. It's pretty amazing.
Thanks for being a friend to me! You were just as nice to me as I was to you.  Actually you were better. You got me a christmas Present, and I didn't even get you anything. Thank you for that again by the way! I love that tie! I love ties =] But yeah, thanks for you last letters. I'm sorry for not writing back to all of them. I get so busy, so yeah! I could be transfered again next week! I have been here as long as I was in Ponca and it doesn't feel like it at alll! It's gone crazy fast! Sooner or later i'll be on the plane home to you and my family! :) And it'll feel that fast too!
I hope you have a great day! And week. Talk to you soon!

-Elder King

ps. If a pancake and a waffle got in a fight who'd win, and why? Explain.
Now switch the pancake to grilled cheese and the waffle to a taco and explain that one too! Lol.