Monday, December 15, 2014
We met with Teresa this week. Her dad was there and sat in on the lesson, he really enjoyed it. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he asked Teresa if he could come next time we met with her. Teresa is doing good.
We weren't able to meet with the Busby's this week, or the Auilar's. Kristy was sick this week so we weren't able to meet with them. We have been trying to work with Eric Pedroza again a less active in the ward. He recently found out his parents are members, less active. We were visiting Eric Saturday the father invited us over for dinner, so there is some improvement there.
Thanks for the love and support.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Both Glenn and Teresa are doing good. Glenn found a place in Hacienda to live, his job still has him working hard, but he still makes it to church. We also started working with a few part member families. The Aguilar family, Sis Aguilar is a the only member, the whole family comes every once in awhile. She is little less active herself, but she wants her family to come. Her husband is the most difficult, he comes to church and likes the missionaries. But he still considers himself Catholic.
The Busby family is another family we have been working with. Sister Busby is also less active. Her two kids aren't members and her boyfriend she lives with isn't a member. They don't come to church, the boyfriend is similar to Sister Aguilar's husband, he likes us but is catholic. We started teacher her son, Nathan, the biggest problem will be getting them to come to church.
The other family we have started to work with is the Perez family. Sister Perez is a member her husband is not. She has been less active for a long time, but she came back to church because she feels that she needs to. It has been rough trying to meet with them, stuff keeps coming up and they have to reschedule. they are really excited to meet with us. Her husband seems like he would want to get baptized, it might take some time.
On Monday Elder Sitati of the seventy came and instructed us on how to improve ourselves and our companionships. He is an amazing me. He also wanted to talk with a few missionaries afterwards. President Villanueva selected a few missionaries to have some one on one time with him. I and a few other missionaries had that opportunity. It was definitely a blessing.
That's it for my week, thanks for all the love and support.
We weren't able to see Teresa this week, but she came to church for sacrament meeting then she went home. She is doing good she is staying strong in the gospel. Her baby is doing good too. Glenn couldn't make to church on Sunday because he got off work at 8 that morning after working a 28 hour shift and said he was so tired he almost pulled on the side of the freeway coming home from work so he could sleep.
Nothing to eventful happened this week. Things in this area slowed down for awhile. It does look like it is going to pick up again; we found a potential investiagator at the laundry mat. Her name is Maria, the hardest part with her might be Joseph Smith. Thanks for the love and support.
Glenn is doing good. We talk with him when we can, he got the Aaronic priesthood on Sunday. Everyone was excited about that. He also bore his testimony for the first time on Sunday. We have had a hard time meeting with Teresa this week, but she is going good. Other than that we have been trying to pick up new investigators which is a little difficult, and the same with less actives. No cool stories or anything exciting happened to us.
Thanks for the love and support.
Glenn is doing good, it's hard to meet with him because he is working
so much and is living outside then ward boundaries right now. He makes
it to church on Sundays so we talk with him then and sometimes he
gives a call during the week. Teresa is doing good she could make it
to church this week. We have been trying to meet with a few less
actives during the week. We had on give us a call and wanted to meet
with us, his name is Bennie, but things kept coming up and he had to
reschedule, he did try to come to church but couldn't make it.
That's our week, thanks for the and support.
Glenn is doing good, we can't really meet with except on Sunday's because he is working 12+ hours a day everyday but Sunday. He had to work on Sunday because they are short a few workers. He has asked for Sundays off, so we only see him on Sundays. He does give us a call occasionally to let us know how things are.
Teresa is doing good, her baby is doing good. Teresa is wanting to learn more and strengthen her testimony. We went over the gospel of Jesus Christ with her, she has a great understanding of it. Glenn is doing good, we have a hard time meeting with him because he is working 12+ hours six days. So the only time we get to see him is on Sunday. Everything is going well with him.
We were able to watch the movie Meet the Mormons. It was good documentary about six different families through out the world, about their lives and how the gospel bless them. It does it in a non threatening way.
That's about if for a week nothing else exciting happened. Thanks for the love and support.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Teresa is doing great, we went over the Plan of Salvation with her, she shared her testimony on it with us. The Plan of Salvation is what got her because it shows us how much God really loves us. She had her baby over the weekend. From what we know everything is good there.
Glenn is still facing his storm, Satan is being relentless. He is having trouble with his job, his car and his living situation. He is holding strong though. He is still praying and reading his scriptures and he watched General Conference.
We usually work with a new member for about a year. We don't go over as often as time goes on. The ward members take over after they are baptized with home and visiting teachers. We just go over and teach them the lessons again after that we leave it mostly to the ward. We will still go over to give them more spiritual help. The ultimate goal is to get them to the temple
That's it for my week, thanks for love and support.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
training Elder Phoomphuang.
Glenn got baptized Sunday, he also confirmed him that same day, so he
didn't have to wait until the 12th. He was really nervous, but
everything went well all then missionaries that taught him came and
the missionary that found him. Some of his friends and family came so
that was really good. The spirit was strong there.
Teresa is doing good we have been going over there lessons with she
understands a lot more about the gospel. She also expressed a desire
that she wants to share the gospel with everyone.
Other than that and talking to crazy people on the street that's about
it for my week. Thanks for the love and support
Monday, September 22, 2014
Glenn is doing great. He got past his rough spot just fine. He is excited to be baptized. Hopefully this Sunday. He has been staying away from coffee and cigarettes. He is basically ready he just needs to get interviewed one last time to see if he is ready. It will happen soon.
Teresa is doing great. She is excited to start on her family history and get to the temple. We showed her a tithing slip so she could start paying her tithing. Her aunt is going to take awhile to get baptize. We don't want to push so we are kind of teaching her indirectly by teaching Teresa.
This is about if for my week. Nothing to exciting happened.
Thank you for the love and support
Monday, September 15, 2014
Teresa's baptism went great. Her family came down from Idaho and stayed the weekend with her. I think having her brother baptize her was better than one of us doing it or another member. We also confirmed her the same day, so her brother could do it. The spirit was strong there. We are going to start teaching her aunt that lives in the same house. It might take longer with her but she expressed a desire to meet with us. That should go well.
A non member friend of a family in our ward came to church on Sunday his name is Brandon. He also has a desire to meet with us. We will be going over sometime this week.
We had a hard time getting in with others. Glenn hit a rough patch. Don't know why or what , but he didn't come to church. We are going to try and help him get through it.
Thanks for all your love and support.
Monday, September 8, 2014
We meet with Teresa a few times this week. She is doing well. We finished the lessons with her, she understood all of it. She is going to get baptized this Sunday. She is ready and the Lord really prepared her. Her brother is coming to baptize her.
Glenn is doing great. The plan is for him to be baptized on the 21st. Glenn didn't share is testimony because he felt like he should bear it at his baptism, when his friends are there. He is doing goos with overcoming his addictions. He just needs to keep it up.
That was really if for our week, we just keep on working. Nothing to exciting happened to us Thanks for the love and support.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
We also saw Glenn, he had a busy week so it was hard to meet with him. He has been having a stressful week so he asked for a blessing and we read a few scriptures about enduring and putting your trust in the Lord. He told us he wants to bear his testimony this Sunday, he just doesn't like to talking in front of groups. We challenged him to do it.
That's about it for my week. Thanks for the love and support
Monday, August 25, 2014
So my trainee name is Elder Phoomphuang. He is from Thailand, he was in the MTC for two months learning English, and he is still learning so it makes communicating a little difficult.
Glenn is still doing good he went over and taught him and Kenny the Restoration. Kenny remember most of it, he wants to get baptized, but he needs to wait until he gets off parole. The missionaries will keep going over until the. Glenn made it to church but Kenny couldn't.
We started teaching Teresa, her mom and brother are members and live in Idaho. She wants to gets baptized. She just came out of no where. Her brother called us and told us about her, so we went over to her house and taught her the Restoration.
That's about it for my week. Thanks for the love and support.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Christensen got transferred. I was called to train a new missionary. I
am a little nervous about it. They fly in on Tuesday, so I will get
my companion then.
We continue to meet with the Ortiz and getting them coming back to
church. We mostly read the Book of Mormon with them. We weren't able
to meet with Glenn this week but we were able to keep in contact with
him, it did make it to church. Glenn told us that Richard got kicked
out, he doesn't know why. But on the plus side, another guy moved in
named Kenny. I haven't met him yet, but his family was baptized and he
wants to come to church and get baptized so we are excited about that.
That's about it for my week. It was a boring week. Thanks for the love
Here's a story you can put on the blog. As I am writing this our
shower is leaking enough water that you could shower under it.
Monday, August 11, 2014
We were able to meet with Glenn. He is still doing good, he is excited for baptism he is waiting to get of probation before he can. He also made it to church on Sunday, he knows he needs to get better at coming. He is also working on coming addictions still. We also meet with one of his roommaties that lives in the same halfway house. He name is Richard, he definitely needs God in his life.
We also started teaching Mary Mugabe she is an older lady. She was a
referral, she was surprised but happy to see us. I guess no one told
her that we were coming. She enjoyed meeting with us. She had some
health problems that make it difficult to meet with her.
The bishop's daughter had her farewell talk on Sunday she is going to Armenia. So there was a lot of non members there. I think it was a good experience for everyone. That's about it for my week thanks for the love and support.
Monday, August 4, 2014
We were able to teach Glenn this week. We just read the Book of Mormon
with him because he hasn't been reading. He also didn't make it it to
church on Sunday. He is doing good though, we are going to keep
working win him for awhile.
We meet with the Ortiz and read the Book of Mormon with them to help
them get started again with there reading, they also came to church,
the ward is excited to see them coming back. They are doing really
good they are trying their best to be fully active again.
We had interviews with the mission president on Wednesday, it was
mostly for him to get to know us better. He is going to be a good
Thanks for he love and support Elder Peterson
Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
We were able to see Glenn a couple of times this week. We just read
the Book of Mormon with him, he didn't make it to church though. He
will make it this Sunday though. We also got a call from a former
investigator Name Robert Grey. He was wanting want to meet with us
again. We taught him he Restoration, he remembered most of the stuff
covered in that lesson, and he still read the Book of Mormon. He won't
come to church because of his wife. She speaks Vietnamese, and doesn't
understand English. Previous missionaries have given her reading
material in Vietnamese to help her.
That's about it for my week things are starting to pick up. Thanks
for the love and support.
President Villanueva hasn't said anything about being friends with us
family on Facebook yet. And no I am not ready to join the motab. I
just got dragged into it.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Last week was a good week. The reason why I didn't email on Monday was we had a meeting on Monday that we weren't told about until Thursday. The four of in the ward Elders Blair, Wymer, Christensen, and I were also asked to sing a musical number, Hymn 335 Brightly beams our Father's Mercy. The meeting was to met President Villanueva and his family. My zone was picked for Monday.
Everything is going good, Glenn is still progressing he came to church. We are still having a hard time getting Jay to come to church he says that he will come ten he doesn't. We are still working with him though. Sunday was pretty cool some less active families came, one of them came on their own, which was pretty exciting.
Thanks for the love and support
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
with Elder Christensen.
We stopped by Glenn, we read a chapter from the Book of Mormon because
he forgot to read. He didn't come to church, Erik did come. We stopped
by a few less actives also, one of them wants to get ready to go to
temple. President Villaneuave is here, I haven't met him yet, but I
will get to meet him in a couple of weeks.
The four of us in the ward had a great spiritual experience Monday
evening, it strengthened our testimonies of the Savior. Every thing is
going good over here thanks for the love and support.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
We meet with Eric and talked to him about coming to church and also read with him from the Book of Mormon. He couldn't make it to church this week. Glenn was able to come to church though.
We had a mission conference on Friday. It was President and Sister Becerra's final Mission Conference (they leave July 1) it was kind like their farewell conference. Elder Christensen and the other set of missionaries in the ward, Elder Wymer and Blair and I sang a musical number with a piano and flute accompaniment. We sang an arrangement of the Hymn #98 I need the every hour. They talked about the atonement and mostly geared it toward us and necessarily about improving our missionary work. The spirit was super strong there it was amazing.
That's about if for my week here. Thanks for the love and support.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Well last week was kind of slow, both Elder Christensen and I got sick toward the end of the week so that did not help.
We were able to meet with Glenn, we just read the Book of Mormon with him. He hasn't been able to come to church recently he tried to come Sunday, but he slept in and missed it. Over all he is doing pretty good.
We also started teaching Robert Grey. He had meet with the missionaries before, and for some reason they stopped teaching him. but he gave a call asking us to come by. So we will see how it will go.
That is about if for our week. No other stories to share this week.
Thanks for the love and support.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
We taught Pam again she is doing good. We taught her about the Word of
Wisdom and committed her to live it. We are planning on meeting with
her this Thursday again. The Delgados are still hard to meet with but
we set something up for Wednesday.
We taught someone from Saudi Arabia he is Muslim. He only wanted to
meet with us because he wanted to learn more about Christianity. So we
taught him about the Restoration. He didn't want to learn more, and he
didn't want to pray and ask if it was true. So that was the end of
We also got to help some students with a homework assignment for their
world religions class. They had to do an assignment on church and they
chose Mormonism. So we meet with them and it was a question and answer
type thing. He also shared with them the Message of the Restoration.
That was my week not much else happened. Thanks for the love and support.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Kind of a slow and really hot week. It should be cooling down this week so that will be nice.
Pam is doing well she doesn’t know it is true or not. So it is going slow with her. Judy and Manuel Delgado schedule got a lot busier so it is going to be a lot harder to meet with them. We did have an appointment with them Sunday, but that one fell through. So that is about all that happened this week.
Next week we are hoping to contact and start teaching some referrals.
Thanks for the love and support.
I talked with President Becerra the other day. He sends his love out to Nicole and the rest of the family. He also is prayer for her.
We are planning on Skyping around 4 here so it will be about 5 in Utah
Monday, April 28, 2014
We taught Pam once last week. It went alright she still isn’t sure about if it is true or not. Then the Delgados forgot about the appointment so we rescheduled for this week. W also have a few referrals we are trying to contact. We did contact one, but he was sick and said to come back another time. Another one is never home the other people that live there tell us to come back later, we come back when they said he still wasn’t home. The last one was not home either then we found out from her neighbor she is out of town for awhile so we don’t know when she will be home.
Friday, April 25, 2014
reading it. We are planning on passing him off to the singles ward
because we think he would do better being in a ward with people more his age.
Pam is doing well, we taught her about the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
she understood it,but we might have to reteach her about the Restoration
because she didn't remember much about Joseph Smith. We also may have
found a way for her to get to church, because she is in a wheelchair,
and didn't have a way to get there before.
We also picked up two new investigators, Manuel and Judy Delgado. They
were former investigators, and agreed to meet with us again, we aren't
sure about there commitment, the lesson went well and they said we
could come back. They are also friends with a less active family down
the road, so we might try and see if we can reactivate them as well.
It might be difficult because they were offended and we think that
might be something else.
I did get to see the new new video, it has really good. The whole
mission gets to go to the temple, but at different times, we go by
zones, a couple of zones will go at a time. Though it sounds like we
might not get to go quarterly because president sent a email out
saying he is doubting sending us more often because after we are done
at the temple we need to return back immediately because it is outside
the mission boundaries, but is sounds like some missionaries let the
member that took them take them sight seeing or something.
That is about it it for my week here nothing to exciting happened.
Thanks for the love and support.
Monday, April 14, 2014
transferred and my new companion is Elder Rudy from Boise Idaho.
We taught Pam about the Plan of Salvation, she really liked it, she is
trying to understand the Book of Mormon, she read the chapters in
first Nephi where he quotes Isaiah, which really confused her. We let
her know that Isaiah is confusing. We also worked out that she could
go to a church that was closer to where she lived, because it is to
difficult for her to get to Arcadia where we meet. That about sums up
the rest of the week, we tried going by less actives and former
investigators, that didn't go to well. We might start teaching one
this week. We went by they were busy, but agreed to let
us come again.
The LA temple is outside of the mission, the mission covers east LA,
the temple is in West LA on the other side of Downtown LA. So a member
has to take us then we need to come back to the mission boundaries.
Thanks for the love and support.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
got to go to the temple today. It was nice to be able to go to the
temple again. We also get to go to the temple more often now, we get
to go quarterly instead of twice a year. General conference was
really good this time especially the Saturday sessions. I liked Elder
Holland's talk, Elder Oak's talk from the priesthood session was
really good too.
Last week have had a hard time meeting with our investigators, we did
meet with Pam and taught her about the Plan of Salvation. We haven't
been able to meet with Maria, but we were able to set an appointment
for tonight with her. On Friday we went on splits with the assistants,
and they gave us some ideas on how to help our area. That day we found
a new investigator, Dominic, he was a former investigator, meaning
that he has met with missionaries before. Since then we have not been
able to meet with him again. We tried meeting with another former
investigator yesterday, but something came up and they had to
reschedule for Tuesday. So it seems that next week will be a good
So it was a good week and a half, next is normal pday will be on
Monday. Thanks for the love and support.
Friday, April 4, 2014
investigators they won't set an exact return time. They just tell us
come by again next week.
We met with Maria once and helped taught her about the Book of Mormon,
and committed her to read it, we haven't meet with her since. We
haven't been able to meet with Pam either because she has been sick. S
we are going to try to meet with both of them and let them know f the
importance of meeting with us.
We had a good lesson with a less active member, his name is Dionney.
We were helping him with his Book of Mormon reading. He started where
he had left off. After he had finished it with him he had gotten more
out off it than he had before. So he really liked that.
So that was about the week we had. Thanks for the love and support.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Other than that we went by some less active members in the ward trying to see if we can help them feel the Spirit again and reactivate them those lessons went well. We are also working with members to help them with there missionary work.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
received our iPad minis so I am emailing from McDonalds on my iPad. We
are 1 of 30 missions to receive them. It's a adjustment on using these
because just about everything is on them. Our planner and area book,
they want use using the gospel library for our studies. Once we get
things figured out it will make thing a lot more effective. Other than
that is was a normal week.
We talked with Debbie and Crystal and are an appointment to teach
other lesson. They still seem to be a little flaky, but we are hoping
that their desire will increase. Chris is still doing good. He hasn't
been to church yet which is a little irritating. He loves reading the
Bible, we aren't sure if he loves reading the Book of Mormon as much a
the Bible but we are going to check that next time we meet him.
We started teach Key, he from Vietnam, so there is kind of a language
barrier. He referred himself on Mormon.org, but it seems that he is
meeting with us because he wants to know more, he isn't really looking
for religion. So we will see how far he goes and if his interest
So the only exciting thing that happened this week was getting iPads.
Unless you think being barked at by dogs is exciting. Thanks for the
love and support.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Thanks for the love and support.