Thursday, October 19, 2017

Last Letter

My last letter;

I know that it has been a while since I've written a letter, suffice it to say that I have been working hard. I want to thank with all of my heart those that have supported me these two years. It has made the difference.

I want to ask a favor of everyone. After two years, it is easy to imagine that I won´t be the same, please don´t expect that I´ll be exactly as I was when I left. That probably won´t turn out the best. Although I´m the same me, I have grown a lot, I've learned a lot, and frankly it would be a tragedy were I to continue the same as I was. I don´t want to be the same, ever again. I want every day to be an improvement.

It might be a bit of a shock for me getting back for (other than the cold) I have been accustomed to something far different. I ask that I be given to time, I´ll get back to good working order. If I´m weird I´m sorry haha. Just be patient with me, it´ll be a big change.

I ask for you to help me, help me to adapt, help me to continue my good habits, of discipline, obedience, and diligence. Help me to grow. I am excited to come home, excited to see you all, goodness gracious me to I miss you.

Lastly I ask for you to recognize that some decisions are mine to make. I will certainly need much advice and counsel, but there are some things that I have got to do on my own.

I love you all, I can´t wait to see you.


Elder Noah M. Toney

Recent Converts


Lunch with President

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Please enjoy these pictures - some are a bit older but we all love seeing Noah's smile. 😄

Pictures from March 13, 2017

My companion and one of the elder's in my zone

Pictures from May 13, 2017  

My birthday in the office - they destroyed the cake with my face!

My new companion and Elder Waite

The old assistants passing the baton

A new group, we cover a ward and a group

My zone - or what was my zone

 Pictures from 8/21/17

Service Activity, shining president's shoes


Sunday, September 10, 2017



Just a reminder that if you are feeling down on yourself, you're amazing. I´ve learned that the part of this message that I most love giving is the part about how important we are to our Father, and for that same reason we should have hope. Hope, I tell people, please have hope, you are more than this. We are more than today's mistakes. Please remember, please take a moment today and remember why you in particular have hope, we all have it, we've just got to find it. Take a deep breath, and keep going.

Love you all!


Elder Noah M. Toney
Four in the morning with the secretaries

My trainer is going home!

Missionaries in Alajuelita

My son

The Elders that came with me that are now zone leaders

An Elder I did divisiones with

A famous food called rice and beans that is made with coconut

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I am grateful

Hello Everyone,

I sure do love and appreciate all that you do for me. It really makes me think. You know something that is really cool? Over time, all of the small and great kindnesses that have been shown or done to me have been changing my heart little by little. I am downright stubborn, but even I realize when I´ve got it wrong. I have received a lot of help in my life. I am grateful.

Funny story: I said something very dumb. We were with a pair of elders in an area that´s called Zurqui, really beautiful,very nice weather, and we were eating lunch with some members:  a young man, his son, and who I thought was his mother. So we are sitting there eating when this sister tells me about her son who is 21, and I said "Oh, so he (meaning the young man that lived there) is your oldest son?" No. Wrong Toney, so very wrong. The seemingly young man was her husband. Suffice it to say that the comment did not go over very well. I had to call the doctor to get my foot surgically removed from my mouth. Goodness gracious me he looked so young, and she looked, you know, normal... Not good for your digestion.

Quite incorrectly,

Elder Noah M. Toney
A really cool young man who was baptised not long ago - looks like Eli!

My companion and I when we found out that we were going to be comps


My son is going to be a zl

Elder Carias my companion