Monday, January 9, 2017

Last week

Hey Everyone!

Hope everyone had a good week! We had a great week, even though we had
a pretty big snowstorm. We were out in the snow for a while but we got
some good appointments!

A member gave us hats

This week we got contact with our investigator C. this week. She was
really busy during the holidays but we had a really good lesson about
the Book of Mormon with her.

This was our first full week back in the area after the Festival of
Lights, we had a lot of time to look for and found some new investigators!

Church was really good this week too, it was sad saying goodbye to all
of the members and the bishopric had me bear my testimony.
My District 

We had a good lesson with L. who came to church last week. She really
liked church and now her aunt and uncle are taking the lessons with
Saying Goodbye to L

Thanks so much for everything, I will be back in Utah on Friday.

Thanks for all the emails and letters. My mission has been the best
experience of my life and I appreciate all the support. I have learned
so much on my mission, but the most important thing is that we have a
Savior who knows us and loves us and died for us. I have loved my time
here being able to serve Him and my brothers and sisters here in

If you would like to 
come to my homecoming, it will be on January 15 at 9:00 at 3625 Dover Hill Drive Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121.

Thank you so much have an awesome week!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy new year!

Hey Everyone, Feliz Año Nuevo!

I hope everyone had a good New Years! Here we were not allowed to
leave the apartment after 5 pm on New Years eve, so we went and got
food from the taqueria up the street and just hung out at home.

down by the bay

This week went well, our investigator C. is progressing.
She is reading the Book of Mormon and really likes it. This week we
were able to teach her again with a member and also some members of
her family. We are now trying to help them get to church.

L. is doing really well. She came to church for the first time this
week, and even though she was a little nervous at first she really
liked it! She has read a lot in the Book of Mormon and is progressing.

This week we went to the visitors center and had some good experiences
I got to see some members and converts from other areas and was able
to meet a lot of new people.
Members visiting from Honduras

Thanks for everything, and all the support! And if you would like to
come to my homecoming, it will be on January 15 at 9:00 at 3625 Dover Hill
Drive Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121. Thanks so much for everything!
Hasta Luego!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a great Christmas!

This year's Christmas was pretty fun! On Sunday our ward had a cute
sacrament meeting and we had a lot of musical numbers and good talks.
When the meeting got out one of our members dressed up like santa
clause and gave candy to all the kids.( and missionaries).

The best part was talking on skype with my awesome family!

We also had a really good dinner with a sweet family in the ward and
then we sang carols around their piano.

L. is doing really well. She told her pastor in another church that
she is going to keep reading the Book of Mormon and keep meeting with
us even though he doesn't want her to.

C. is reading the Book of Mormon and really liking it. We are so
excited for her and to see her progress.

This week at the visitors center I got to see the family from
Guatamala, back from my time in Mount Pleasant, it was so good to see

Thanks for everything, have a good new years!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Feliz navidad


Hola. Hope everyone has had a good week. Things are really great here,
this last week we had some shifts in the visitors center. We met a lot
of really cool people, and we also met some families that wanted us to
send missionaries to their house.

Our investigator L. came to the branch on Sunday. He really enjoyed it
and we are hoping that he will come back.

We also had the branch Christmas party and all of the members brought
food from their home countries. It was really good and we had a lot of
our investigators come as well.

On Saturday the roads were too icy to drive so we spent a lot of time
tracting near our apartment.  We found some really cool new families
that said we could come back and teach them more.

We found a new investigator C. this week. She used to meet with
missionaries in El Salvador and she was really excited that we found
her. We had two good lessons with her this week and she said we could
come back next week,

Thanks for everything have a great Christmas!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hey Everyone!

We had a great week!

First off our investigator A. is doing pretty well. She has been
reading the Book of Mormon for a couple weeks now and she really likes
it, but she has a few concerns about switching religions but we are
still going to work with her.

We found L. a new investigator this week and she is great. We taught
her twice in one week and she really likes learning and really liked
the story of the restoration. She told us she wants to come to church
with us and we are excited to see her progress.

We met with a part-member family as well. The mom is less active and
her son is not a member. We taught them and the son liked everything
and learned really quickly. The hard part is we can't get the mom to
come to church, so it has been slow with them.

This week I also translated sacrament meeting into English for the
people in our ward who don't speak Spanish.

Festival of lights has been pretty good, it has started to get really
busy but we have had some fun families come in and I have gotten to
see lots of people from my old areas.

Thanks for everything! And be sure to check out for the new
Christmas video!

Thanks for everything and have a great week!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hi everyone!!! We've had a great week!

On Tuesday we had Ambassador Night at the temple vistor center, and
we spent the night getting things set up and helping during the
event. Elder Stevenson came and turned on the lights.

This week we also worked two shifts in the visitor center where we
helped with the festival of lights. It was really cool and we got to
meet a lot of people.

A. is doing really well, she is really excited for her new calling and
we are getting through a lot of the new member lessons.
Naval Academy Tour

My District

We found a cute new family to teach from Columbia this week and we
have our first appointment with them this next week.

This week we went to a members house and we had a soup with a few
whole fish in it, and it was really spicy. It was definitely an

Thanks so much for everything!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn't send out an update last week,

Last Pday all of the missionaries going home in the next 6 months got
to go to Arlington as a group. It was really cool, we got to see
the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier and we
had a little devotional with the mission president. It was a really
nice experience.

A.- our recent convert is doing really well. We have been going through
the recent convert lessons with her and the visiting teachers. And this Sunday
she was called to be a relief society teacher. We are so excited for
My Birthday 

Celebrating mine and and Sister Bateman's Birthdays

L. is progressing really well right now, we found him tracting just a
few weeks ago, and it turns out his brother in law is an active member in
the branch. We have been teaching him the lessons with his brother in
law and he wants to come to church next week.

We got a referral and when we stopped by his house we found out that
he was looking for members from some other church we had never heard
of before. We tried to teach him but when he found out we were not
from his church he told us to never meet with him again and he went
Neighbor's pet squirrel

We had the primary program and it was the first one our branch had
ever had. A.'s two boys were in it and it was really cute. The branch
is growing a lot and it has been fun to serve here.
At a member's house

Thanksgiving was great. We had a great lunch with a senior missionary
couple serving in Annapolis, and a dinner with some great families in
the ward!
Tour of the Naval Academy

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Thanks so much for everything, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!