Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 27, 2012

Hey Love! Thanks for everything!

Yes, I believe and know we've had a lot of success lately. Some great experiences have been had this past week. One night we were tracting and I had a clear thought come to my mind to go towards a potential investigators house we met a couple weeks ago. Elder Neilson and I hopped right on our bikes and zoomed over to the other side of town. As we were approaching the Big Catholic Cathedral we saw a couple kids skateboarding down the street so of course I got all excited and we stopped and talked to them. They were 14 and 15 year olds. Both parents weren't active in any church. One of them had earrings in both ears and braces, and he was the more golden of the two. He is a nice fellow named Lestat. We haven't talked to them since but we taught the first vision and gave them cards with our numbers. We were able to bear our testimonies of the restoration and tell them why we're here. I am so grateful for that chance to meet them and share our message. Heavenly Father placed us in their path and allowed us to use our strengths and experiences, like me being a skateboarder for so long, to understand each other and relate to them and incorporate the spirit of the Lord into the conversation. It was a good time. I know that was meant to be and it was a pleasure. I pray that we'll hear back from Lestat and be able to share more with him. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet. He saw God and Jesus Christ when he was 14. I know God answers prayers.

Yes I know it's spring! The pollen has been killing me lately. I think I'm doing better today. Yes I also know it's spring because it's been so warm and lovely here. A couple or more days a week it's clouded up and rained and that's been good too. I do like it warmer of course. I need to eat more fruits and veggies, I think that might help with allergies.

We have found some great new people to teach. Our teaching is always improving and we've had some really great lessons with people. It's great to be around people who want to do what's right and are striving every day to be better.

How's dad?! What cat is having kittens?! Didn't you give momma cat to Uncle Tommy? How are the cats? Is Stumpy doing ok!!? Tell Sarah I love love love her. And Meredith and her Family!!

Life is good. I'm really looking forward to Conference. It's good to have Easter around the corner also. I like this time of year, especially when it's warm.
Bye Love you all,
Elder Ensign

March 19, 2012

Love ya! It's true that even the smallest things that we do, and the smalls things we do for people, can make such an impact on their lives. If not now, today, or yesterday, it could years and years later.

I played in church yesterday too. Did dad have fun? I did pretty good. I think I'll be able to take some time off of that now. It's time consuming to have to practice. I like the time to read, study, and write during that time.

St. Patty's is quite a bit bigger over here than there. They had a parade here, it was a short one. I'm glad dad had a happy Bday!

I sure do love the Nelson's. I intended to send a few photos but didn't have the right cable for the computer here. I'll try again soon.

The church is true. Conference is coming up soon!!! Continually hold to the Iron rod!!! We don't have anyone on date for baptism at the moment but we're teaching some good lessons and doing our best to bring the light to all.

--Love, Elder Ensign

March 12, 2012

Dear loved ones, especially Mom and Dad and Sarah,

Thanks! Actually Elder Maskell tinkered with my bike awhile ago and fixed it! It's in pretty decent working condition to say the least. I could send some pictures soon! We went to a town called Redwood Falls this past weekend and spent the night at our Branch Mission Leaders place for a couple nights. It's a beautiful place!! I'll send a pic or two from there. The Branch Mission Leader is an interesting fellow. He sells gold for his job.

Elder Maskell went to Ft. Yeates, an Indian Reservation to be a District Leader!

The Lip Sync sounds funny a cooky. haha. I'm glad Sarah could go and help/hang out a bit.

Sister Dustin sounds really nice! That's awesome!

That sounds like fun for Sarah to go to New Mexico with Reese!!

With the Biking and walking and practicing the piano and studying and working etc I must admit that writing letters to my loved ones and friends is not an easy task. But I'm working and making moves toward accomplishing more letters sent.

I'm not sure who has my address from the Ward back home but I do receive letters from a good bunch. It wouldn't hurt to get it out somehow. I'd love to write Bishop Packer and those good fellows sometime soon. Maybe you could send his address.

Thanks for helping with my taxes. Thanks for everything!! I'm working to get dad a letter sent today for his BDay!

I love you guys so very much. The church is true, the Bible is true and the Book of Mormon! I know this.

--Love Elder Ensign