Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 15, 2013

This is Eric, he was baptized 3 weeks ago!  Eric Rude.  He's an awesome guy. He's 42 now, he just had his bday like a week ago. He's been coming to church each Sunday, watchin conference Conference Sunday, and he's doing awesome.  I like this picture of us better than the one when he's in white.

April 1, 2013

We had a fine Easter. It was great.  Saturday we had a convert baptism also!! Actually 2 in the zone, and 2 in our District!  Our District is doing great and the Zone is doing awesome too!!! That gives us joy.  So our baptism was for Eric Rude! He's a 41 year old man that moved into our ward some time ago.  The other Elders began teaching him, starting at the basics, and then we got to teach him all the lessons and such.  He's a fun guy.  He looks as if he's in his 20's or 30's.  But I got to confirm him a member Yesterday Easter Sunday!  That was amazing.  So I'm glad you got to see a confirmation in your ward also!  We had a fantastic Easter Sunday Cantata. It was a special musical program the ward did.
A lot of the people we are teaching and that are progressing are people that have been learning for a while, now we're getting them ready for baptism!  Before Eric there wasn't a baptism in our ward here for over 1 year.  Now we're working to have many.  Our next baptisms will be Apr 13 weekend.
Yes we're excited to have Gen. Conf.! 
Today for P-day we went hiking with President Anderson to Bear Butte by Sturgis.  It was fun and good exercise.  There were 8 Elders all together and President.  So that's good you're out walking and staying fit. Keep it up :)
Thanks so much for the Easter Package!!! I love it. I love the little scripture things.  And I sent all that stuff home with Bro. Christensen.  One thing I sent there on accident was the Christmas letter things that the Primary Kids wrote and I do want to write them back. Maybe you can help me with an idea or something that I can send to them to say thank you and bear my testimony to them.  If I do I can just send it to you.
Did you ever get the letter I sent to Sarah that I addressed to you? I didn't have her address so I sent it there.
I did get the hint about Meredith and expecting! that's great!
I'm having trouble locating the names Pres. Davis sent.  I found one of them in Sturgis that I'm thinking about giving the Sisters as a referral.
Thanks for everything.  I hope you have a fantastic week!!  If you send me more stuff please make it health stuff  ;)  We have quite a mini stockpile of sweets and treats.  But I do appreciate it all. 
For now I say goodbye!  I can't think of anything else to say other than we are doing good and having good success.
 Tell Lavell hi for me and Dennis. I'll get Dennis a card soon. How is Lavell Doing?  How's Roger?
One thing to know that's cool:  The Book of Mormon is the 'keystone' of our religion.  But the Doctrine and Covenants is the  'Capstone' of our religion.  cool thought right?   The pathway of the Gospel: Faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, Repentence, Baptism and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End is what we need to follow to have peace, happiness, success in this life, and eternal life.  That's what we teach.  That's the way. And Christ made it possible!  And you must remember also, it's not only Endure to the End, but Enjoy to the End.
Thanks again.
Love ya!  Take Care.
Elder Ensign

March 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Zone Pic March 1, 2013

February 4, 2013

Dear Mom and family,
We had the baptism and it was great!  Cayden and Caylee!  They are the best little kids in town.  Their family is great. 

Bro. Wendling said the opening prayer for the baptism, their dad, and it was such a solid good prayer.  The spirit was strong the entire time. Tons of the ward came to support the family and be apart of it. The talks were good, and some of the Young Women sang a special musical number.   One of the kids' best friends that was there want's to be baptized as well now.  His mom is less Active and lives in 8th ward.  We're going to help get him taught with the Sisters in 8th ward. We think he'll be coming to church with the Wendlings.  But maybe his whole family will be able to accept the Gospel in their lives and become active and strong again.  :)

Yesterday was the Confirmation in Sacrament mtg. and that was great also.  All of Church was amazing and we had a whole bunch of less active members and a couple investigators there. 

We have another Less-active family that has invited us to teach their son and help their family to get active again.  We've been working with them for some time now and DJ their son is on date for March 2!  They were there yesterday and that was great.  We're having dinner with their family this Thursday.  We're going to help Jim, the dad quite smoking and he'll be able to do the Confirmation for his son  :)

Things are going well.  We're really striving to get more Spanish work done in the District. We've set goals and plans to teach more Spanish. I won't be doing much, but I'll be helping E. Steiner get as much done as he can.  That will be my Spanish work, help the Spanish Elders get lots done.  They're great Elders.

Love you much. I'll get another letter off this week.  Love you Mom.  I know I'm your best son Ever!!  :)  Thanks Dad, I love you too!!! I know I'm probably your best son. At least I'm one of your 2 best sons   :)   Jack is pretty great so I guess we're equal.  ;)

That's my Email for the week.   Faith Hope and Charity is the way.  Life is Good!  Endure to the End also means, Enjoy to the End :)

January 28, 2013

I've been battling with an ailment lately. I thought I would escape all this sickness that's been going around but it got to me. darn it.  I'm staying in Casper and Elder Steiner and I both survived the transfers.  We're grateful and excited to be able to stay.  So the work continues and the good times keep rolling on.

Glad to hear that things are working very well together for your good. 

It snowed last night!  Last week the temps were in the 50's and everything but the weather changed and snow came.  It's been dry here lately, we needed it.  It sure is a nice blessing when it's warm and dry.  It makes missionary work much easier.

We had Stake Conference this past Sunday and it was uplifting and edifying.  We heard messages such as See others as the Savior sees, and "If you give a little love, you'll get a little love of your own".  Also to seek after Charity, the pure love of Christ.  Moroni 7.

I love you and will pray for you. Thanks for everything!!! You guys are the best.

Love Elder Ensign

January 25, 2013

Hey, so transfer calls may be coming tomorrow morning.  We'll see what happens. I wrote you guys a letter and sent it yesterday also.

The weather has been warm here lately.  :)  

We have the baptism of Cayden and Caylee Wendling coming up soon. They are the best family that we get to teach and associate with.  The kids are doing super good and learning the gospel well.  You could say they are "ready".  I say that meaning that they were ready for the gospel and since learning it have picked up on it so well! They will do great in life and after their baptism!

We had a baptism in our District this week!  Trisha got baptized in the 1st Ward. I had the privilege to interview her and be at her baptism also.  That was really cool for our District. Elder Collins and Hollowell are awesome Elders. They taught Trisha.

The Zone Leaders just got really going again since College started up.  During the Holiday break they were really struggling with stuff to do since they are in the YSA Branch.  Now they are doing awesome!

Keep the pictures coming. They are always fun. I like to show the pictures to my companion and Elders in my District.

I'll be Happy if I stay in Casper but will be ok if I leave the area. I would like to see Cayden and Caylee get baptized, but we'll wait to see.

Love you all.  And if ye seek the ariches which it is the will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall be the richest of all people, for ye shall have the riches of eternity; and it must needs be that the briches of the earth are mine to give; but beware of cpride, lest ye become as the dNephites of old.                      Doctrine and Covenants 38:39

Talk to you next week sometime