Saturday, May 21, 2016


May 16th

Hello world. This week has been an adventure. I went on exchanges this past week with Elder Ricks down in Esco. Their bikes are broken so we walked allll day long. Ive gotten soft in my truck so my feet were destroyed with blisters when we got home that night. It wasnt a fun time. We had an inactive member text us this past week asking for us to help him come back to chuch. That was a humbling experience. He has been an Atheist for the past year or so and finally came to the conclusion that he couldnt do it on his own. None of us can. WE ALL need help. We are working with him to help build his faith back up and eventually get him to where he needs to be. We ate dinner with the Jensens and Bro. Jensen is real tight with Pres. Uchtdorf so he asked "do you want to hear his voice?" and ofcourse we said yes so he gave him a call on speaker but he didnt answer. It was still sweet though and worth writing about in my weekly email. I feel like a Bishop or something already. I was in meeting on Sunday from 7am to 1:30 pm. Long day of meetings. We are a church of meetings. Sunday evening we had a nonmember family ask us for a Priesthood blessing. The wife is going through some pains and the doctors dont know whats wrong. We gave her a blessing and the husband asked if he could have one for comfort after. 

Life is hard. Valley Center is great. I love all of you!


Divide and conquer May 2nd

The weeks are starting to fly. I didnt believe anyone when they said that they would. This week we had an 8 year old investigator, Cheke, come to a pine wood derby. Those things are alot more intense than i remember. I went on exchanges to Escondido with another spanish missionary, Elder Stewart who was my first District Leader back in Carlsbad. He goes home this next transfer so it was weird being with him again. But we knocked lots of doors. That man loves his tracting. Saturday morning our Bishop got a bunch of recent converts and non members come play basketball at the church so we went and had a dandy time there. I do have to say any athletic ability i had before my mission has drastically decreased. Im getting really close with alot of members and investigators here and its awesome. There is always people that treat you like family wherever you go. Ive been trying to figure out what i need to change or do better to be more successful. It always comes back to the Atonement. It applies to anything and everything. The more personal it becomes to me the better person I become. Have a great week ill talk to you all soon!

May the 4th be with you

Ghetto Escondido