Monday, June 25, 2012


This week was pretty decent.  A few of our investigators failed us (especially on Sunday), but we look forward to a great week this week and the opportunity to find new investigators who are ready to keep the commitments.  Everything has been going pretty well other than my visa never coming... I found out today there are 24 of us waiting to go to my mission in Buenos Aires... So keep praying!  At least President Gulbrandsen said that he wants me to go whenver it arrives and not to wait for a transfer.  Hopefully it will come soon so it won't further adversely affect school next year.  Anywho, sometimes it seems like I'll be a missionary forever, but I guess that's a great thing to be stuck as forever.  Haha.  Anywho, I love you all and love reading your emails and uplifting words!  Take care and make sure to keep doing the little things!

Monday, June 18, 2012


A mis seres queridos,
This week was a great week here!  Our investigators that we've been working with have encountered a few problems and so they might take some more time to fully accept the gospel, but we found a couple of great young men (19 and 20) who are excited to learn more and both accepted baptismal dates.  Ricardo who is 19, unfortunately did not attend church, but we are hoping to keep working with him and get him to receive the blessings of church next week.  Victor, whose mother is a member, has been really receptive and was almost baptized a few months ago before he left to new york for a year.  We are really excited and happy with what is going on in our area.
No news yet on the visa, keep up your prayers and perhaps this is a visa that can only be taken out by fasting!!  Haha.  We'll see, hopefully it gets here soon, next week is transfers in Buenos Aires.  No other news to report...  I love you all!  Keep up the good work and share the gospel with a friend or coworker this week!  Invite them to "come and see," thus giving them the option to receive the blessings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ!  Have a great week!

Monday, June 11, 2012


Dear All,

I don't have much time today, but I just wanted to write quickly.  We're still working with a few investigators (Mack and Carlos) and they are slowly progressing, but it looks like we'll probably have to move back their baptisms.  This week we really want to find new investigators and get them progressing towards baptism.  I am also praying my visa comes soon, President Gulbrandsen said that some visa waiters are going to the other BsAs missions next week, so let's hope I sneak into that group.  To be honest the past couple weeks have been pretty hard, but I know I just need to keep my head up and be patient and that with faith everything will come out ok.  I love you all and hope you are all firmly holding onto the iron rod.  Have a good week!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Elder Fullmer arrives, Elder Nielson leaves

Dear everyone,

This past week was a pretty trying week, but we ended up with a few people at church and we have a lot of great people that should convert from potentials to actual investigators this week.  Last Tuesday my companion, Elder Nielson, was transferred up to Corpus Christi, and my new companion, Elder Fullmer arrived.  He as well is from Idaho, but from Pocatello.  He is excited about the work and being back down here in the valley and speaking Spanish.  His Spanish needs some work, but it is definitely a step up from Elder Nielson's.  Haha.  It should be a great week this week.

Other than that, I hope you all are praying daily!  Not just to pray, but to pray for my visa!  haha, we'll have to wait and see if it ever comes.  It's great working in this mission, especially here in Hidalgo, but I am really excited to get to Argentina... Anyways, I love you all and appreciate so much all of your support, not just the support you have given me now, but for all the prayers through the years and the examples you have been to me!  Especially the family :)  Love you all!  Have a great week!