Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012

Dear Family and Loved ones!

I'm getting transferred tomorrow!! A new area! My new area is NewTown. That's what it's called. It's on an Indian Reservation, at least Newtown is. It's in North Dakota, about in the center of the state, and my area goes all the way up to Canada! Interesting huh. My new comp. will be Elder Barney. He goes home in 6 weeks so after the next transfer, then I'll get a new comp. This will be my 2nd area in the mission. It sounds pretty good.

I love the twins so much! I had a dream about them the other night it was nice. They made me so happy!

I am anxious to receive the Easter package!!!! I will get it sometime this week, maybe the very end, or even the start of next week with transfers. They hold onto stuff around transfer time. I feel bad about being slow with my correspondence to my dear friends and family. I hope that you all know I love you so much and think about you often, I pray for you too!

So I'm saying Goodbye to good old Marshall Minnesota for now. It's been a good place. And Hello North Dakota. It's up around the oil boom towns. It's a big deal up there now.

The church is true. We've been working with some people here that have shown really good potential and desire lately, also the members have been stepping up here more lately.

Tell Dad and everyone hi for me! I love you all tons and look forward to hearing from you again soon! And remember, "He is Risen!"

Elder Ensign to the nations. haha

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

We're definately planting seeds like you said. :) Conference was great! I really loved Saturdays sessions and of course all of the others ones. I don't have any dark glasses so in that pic I just wore my regular ones. I really meant to send more pics but it didn't work out. Next week I'll send some more. Elder Neilson is the one in the most middle of the group I would say. His glasses frames are blue, that's the best description I could give. But the other two missionaries are the District Leader Elder Thomas, and his comp. Elder Cook. I think you've seen pics of them before.

So I'm not sure but this could be my last week in Marshall Mn. It's possible that I stay here but it's likely that I go to a new area very soon. I know that good things are happening around here as we speak. We're working with a few people who are pretty awesome and teachable. One wants to be baptized so we'll see what happens! :)

We're working hard, and having some fun too. This week should be a fun and interesting one for us. We have a few days planned to work with members outside of Marshall, in our surrounding towns. Much of it will be with Part-member families. It will be good.

Thanks for all the letters, love, and support. Tell the family I love them all! The Book of Mormon is true, and the Bible is also the word of God. These books are so good, but really it is God that is Great and good!!! I'm so thankful for the blessings we all have and enjoy. Wasn't Elder Russel Nelson's talk during conference helpful to recognize our many blessings?!

The Lord promises to bless us and prosper us upon our odedience to keep His commandments. What a awesome deal! I love the Lord. I love knowing that one day we'll live again because of Jesus' Atonement. Happy Easter!!!!! Hopefully we all can enjoy remembering Jesus' Atonement.

Love you!