The Field Is White

The Field Is White
Doctrine & Covenants 4:4

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Grateful for Mission Field Members

Here is Elder Beach with his new companion Elder Rawlings. This is Elder Rawlings first Sunday in our ward. We had an after church dinner for all the missionaries and some investigators. We are so glad to have them with us. They will be a good team.
Sincerely, The Caruso Family

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday's Email - June 16, 2014

I will be a trainer now and moving back to the Fayetteville Apartment.

What the heck are you thinking!?  I cannot believe you got me another GPS!  I cannot express how grateful I am!  Thank you so much!  I really love the Sons of Helaman necklace as well!  I loved it all! Thank you so much!

[Chris & Dominiic are getting married June 28 and relatives will be attending the wedding]  I am going to ask if I can go on exchanges on Sundays and go to the 4th Ward in case Grandma comes.  I don't feel like it would be fair to my greenie, especially with him just coming out. You are a lot more homesick your first few weeks. 

Yeah no, that's not "girl's camp".  Camping consists of tents and nature, not a huge mansion and bowling.  And, in the 3rd Ward you're not camping unless someone almost dies!

[Aunt Jessie ran the Drop 13]…OOO fun! I wish I could have run that with them!   

[Regarding family dinner]  Mmmmmm baked beans and potato salad. My mouth is watering. I might have told you but I Love, Bush's Baked Beans!

Okay, this might sound like a joke, but I'm dead serious.  Can you send me some Cafe Rio?  Put it in a Styrofoam box with Dry Ice and ship it here?  I cannot tell you how bad I am craving it.

[Regarding the Caruso Family (see previous post)—They have 3 missionaries serving right now, with a 4th ready to serve soon!]  Yeah! Seriously! Their daughter gets back this Friday actually.

I'm not joking about the Cafe Rio. The nearest one is in Virginia.  I've been thinking about saving up the money y'all send me and giving it to Chris and Dominiic to make a road trip up there, paying for gas and the Cafe Rio, to bring to me.

[With Elder Beach talking about Café Rio, that reminded Momma Beach that she wrapped a new pair of slacks in a Café Rio bag (yes, I am horrible, that has already been determined.) ] Awe man. Oh well. It's okay! maybe I wasn't supposed to get the package for a reason!

I would really love Cafe Rio. That would be the best package ever.  Like hands down.  Like I am smiling from ear to ear because you said you would work on it.  

[Regarding becoming a trainer] And I don't really have a choice, but to be ready for tomorrow.  Keep me in your prayers!

Okay, well I gotta get going.  And yes I seriously would cry if I was able to get Cafe Rio.  I'd probably give her a hug too!  I can't stop smiling.  I am so giddy right now.  I can't get over it!

I love being a missionary!  It is so great!  It is the hardest thing I have ever loved to do!  It's more of a mental game than anything. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day - June 15, 2014

I just wanted to wish my Dad, a Happy Father's day! I am so grateful to be able to call you my dad. This past General Conference talk "The Priesthood Man" given by President Henry B. Eyring made me think of you. You are such a great example to me in every way possible. By working hard, doing your best to magnify you calling in church, serving others, always being happy. I want to be just like you when I grow up. You are my hero. I love you, Dad.

Caruso Family

The Beach Family is so grateful for wonderful families inviting the missionaries into their homes and sending us photos.  Thank you!

Here's Elders McHan, Vaterlaus and Beach who blessed our home with their presence and message tonight! They are great missionaries, we love them. 
Love the Caruso family

Monday, June 9, 2014

Technical Difficulties

 Sorry it's been so long for pictures. Been having technical issues...

So a member made us Kilts... They are very comfy!

 I don't know if they are Scottish but the Sister wanted to make some kilts and asked us if we wanted some and we of course said SURE!

Me, Elder McHan and Elder Vaterlaus

On Memorial Day we had the privilege to go to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.  
All these flags are for fallen soldiers fighting for our freedom.

just a random flag with a soldier’s name on it. 

My District Plus the Zone Leaders, Elder Betker and Elder Packard

I will be staying in Fayetteville.
Chris and Dominiic are getting married on June 28 but I will not be able to attend the wedding since it is out of my area.

Oh, last night I had Ox tails for dinner. They are pretty good!  It looks just like meat but with bone in the middle. It is really good. 

Oh I have a picture of me throwing up a few weeks ago from having a pizza eating contest with Elder McHan...I ate 7 he ate 8 [slices]. I have a video of it. 

7 Huge Domino's pieces/slices. I still regret eating that much.  Elder McHan didn't throw up.  We showed the picture to an investigator last night and he said it looked like I threw up a kidney as well, since so much came out! haha

I gotta go now.  Love ya!  Have a great week!

Elder Beach

The next picture is not for those with a weak stomach.  

Here's your chance to exit.   

You have been warned.

If you chose to proceed and view the photo it will, hopefully, give you a chuckle because 
Momma Beach CANNOT stop laughing.

quite the action shot wouldn't you say?