Monday, November 30, 2015


Just a reminder of what the real Christmas is all about. Please enjoy this video!!
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Hope everyone had a wonderful week! It was very cold here in Falcon this week. It snowed and it was like 10 degrees one morning when we woke up!! 

The freezing Turkey Bowl on
Thanksgiving morning - 17 DEGREES!!!!

Anyone want a 1 POUND Reeses?

On Monday we went out in the boonies to Simla, CO and watched some BULL RIDING (YEAH!). It was pretty awesome. We went with Tommy Taylor who is a professional Bull Rider. That night however, he didn't ride he was helping others practice and he was bull fighting. It was a lot of fun. Everyone was doing great and enjoying themselves. Tuff, the guy who owns the place we were at even let us sit on a bull. They are some powerful creatures. There was a young man there who was a very good rider. He rode 3 bulls and on all of them it looked like he was in complete control. He decided to take on one of the bigger bulls (Although I guess small bull is an oxymoron...) When he got on he looked so calm I eve thought to myself I don't think he even needs bull fighters he is great! He rode the bull for a little more than 8 seconds but he got caught when he was trying to jump off and ended up getting tossed off. As he was trying to reorient himself the bull charged him and literally flipped him in the air. Before he had time to land the bull was already looking for round 2. Some people were screaming and others were speechless but it was clear that he was going to get smashed into the side of the wall by the huge 2 ton bull. All seemed hopeless until Tommy stepped in. He LITERALLY grabbed the bull by the horns and virtually tossed it aside. The bull snorted and then ran back into it's pen. I was stunned. I knew Tommy was strong (he also played football for the Air Force academy).. but I had no idea he could do such a thing! After the dust cleared and it was clear the young man would be alright, I asked Tommy how he was able to step in and toss the bull like that. His answer was simple but powerful. He had been with this bull for a number of years and the bull recognized him every time he went there. The bull definitely did not fear him but nonetheless he respected him. If it was any other bullfighter the bull would have surely plowed right on through. However He was the only one who could step in and save him. It reminded me of the powerful message of our saviors atonement.

 Some years ago, President Gordon B. Hinckley told “something of a parable” about “a one room school house in the mountains of Virginia where the boys were so rough no teacher had been able to handle them.
“Then one day an inexperienced young teacher applied. He was told that every teacher had received an awful beating, but the teacher accepted the risk. The first day of school the teacher asked the boys to establish their own rules and the penalty for breaking the rules. The class came up with 10 rules, which were written on the blackboard. Then the teacher asked, ‘What shall we do with one who breaks the rules?’
“‘Beat him across the back ten times without his coat on,’ came the response.
“A day or so later, … the lunch of a big student, named Tom, was stolen. ‘The thief was located—a little hungry fellow, about ten years old.’
“As Little Jim came up to take his licking, he pleaded to keep his coat on. ‘Take your coat off,’ the teacher said. ‘You helped make the rules!’
“The boy took off the coat. He had no shirt and revealed a bony little crippled body. As the teacher hesitated with the rod, Big Tom jumped to his feet and volunteered to take the boy’s licking.
“‘Very well, there is a certain law that one can become a substitute for another. Are you all agreed?’ the teacher asked.
“After five strokes across Tom’s back, the rod broke. The class was sobbing. ‘Little Jim had reached up and caught Tom with both arms around his neck. “Tom, I’m sorry that I stole your lunch, but I was awful hungry. Tom, I will love you till I die for taking my licking for me! Yes, I will love you forever!”’” 8
President Hinckley then quoted Isaiah:
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. …
“… He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” 9
No man knows the full weight of what our Savior bore, but by the power of the Holy Ghost we can know something of the supernal gift He gave us. 10 In the words of our sacrament hymn:
We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains he had to bear,
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there. 11

So many good families here in Colorado.
I am thankful for every single one!
This is the Hurrey Family
The fact of the matter is, no one but Jesus Christ could step in and save us from our sins. The amazing part is that .... HE DID! The magnitude of that great gift cannot be measured. I am so grateful for that gift he gave us and that is the real reason why I am on my mission- to share that knowledge with others. The atonement can free us from sorrow and heal our wounds. I wish nothing more than for everyone to truly realize what an amazing love our Savior has for us. I hope to share that love with everyone who I come in contact with.
Love, Prayers, and Hugs!! 

Elder Tyler Clancy
Elder West and I - A selfie of a selfie

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