Monday, December 22, 2014


12/22/2014..Lots of Missionaries

Christmas Zone Conference!!!


A GIANT missionary right outside Missionary Mall!

12/22/2014.. Patience and Planning

This past week was wonderful! This month really has been interesting overall. November was an explosion of success and miracles and ya know, December really hasn't been that way. It's been a month of patience and planning. I've learned a good deal though. I've learned to rely on my faith more. Also, God always provides a way! The thing is, is that His time table and priority list is often very different than ours. In order for us to find happiness, all we need to do is making sure we are united with Him! :) December has been wonderful and Christmas is going to be the best! :)
We were able to teach a wonderful lady!We went over with a wonderful couple from the ward and taught the first lesson, The Restoration of the Gospel. Man... it was wonderful. Sister Smith, the member that was there with us was incredible! Her comments were spot on and she was very engaged, even though there were little kids crying and a crazy dog running all over the place! She said that she would be baptized if she knew it was true! We have another lesson with her tonight! 
Also, an amazing family in our area are doing really well! For the longest time, they were working on getting their daughter from Montana to come down and live with them  BUT she is officially down here! We are very much looking forward to teaching the WHOLE family! Man.... it's gonna be great. :) 
Also, we got to go to the Visitors Center and teach a lesson to one of our great investigators. He knows the Book of Mormon is true and LOVES the Gospel. He is very passionate about it as well and often argues with us! Haha! Hopefully, we'll be able to help him progress quickly! :)
Overall, Idaho Falls is wonderful. We don't have any snow but things are going really well!

Love you all!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

12/15/2014..Great days

Spud Alley, a tiny street in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere
Right after Brother and Sister Axline were sealed for time and all eternity. :) Best day EVER. :)

12/15/2015..Last minute miracles


This past week really was a wonderful experience! I have learned a lot about diligence. Several times this past week, it was roughly 8:30ish, we were gonna go home soon and it would have been SO easy to just clock out mentally and just go through the motions..... BUT...... Not us! We saw so many last minute miracles if you will! We've been able to receive several wonderful referrals, go out in the cold and talk to those wonderful people! This past week we were able to find 3 new investigators and start teaching a family that fell off the map for a little while again! The father is a member of the church but his wife and their 2 kids are not. They are very open to coming to church and the father and son came to church and the ward Christmas party! At that same Christmas party, I had the opportunity to sit by a family that has just started coming back to church and they, being the amazing missionaries they are, brought their neighbor with them! He, his father and their roomate, are not members of the church BUT missionaries have stopped by in the past and they LOVED it! Rest assured, we are stopping by VERY soon! Also, we had our Zone Conference/talent show/ Christmas program! I got to lead 3 different numbers and sing twice! Elder Rash, a previous companion of mine, and I got to perform a super goofy song of ours for the talent show and Elder Downey and I, a good friend, got to sing "Guard Him Joseph" during the Christmas Program. Being so involved was SO amazing and so fun! I absolutely love our Mission President and his wife. Throughout the process I had the opportunity to associate often with them and it was such a pleasure. They are just great people. :) we also got snow! WHOO! Hopefully it'll stick because for our Zone P Day Activity, we want to have a snowball fight, build snowmen and do other awesome things!Also, we had an amazing district meeting this past week! There was a practice that we did where we all had 4 or 5 questions (What's your favorite hobby? Do you like football, things like that) that we had to ask others. Our goal was to ask all the questions, teach them, invite them to be baptized and ask if they knew anybody else who would be interested! Talk about pressure! It was an amazing learning experience though!!! :) Overall though, the Christmas spirit is abundant, the work is going well and I'm happy. :) Love you all!!!


Friday, December 12, 2014


12/8/2014..Parties and the Temple

My week was AMAZING! Stressful but amazing! We had our zone training which was so absolutely incredible. It was so much fun to rejoice with the zone and set forth wonderful goals for the month of December. It is gong to be a white Christmas, That's for sure! On top of that, I found out that I get to perform a lot in this upcoming Christmas Zone Conference! I get to lead two songs and perform twice! I get to sing with Elder Rash, my previous a companion, a super funny song for the talent show and play the guitar and during the spiritual side of the meeting, I get to sing "Guard Him Joseph" with Elder Downey, another elder serving in Idaho Falls. It is going to be a busy day! Also, one of our investigators is strongly considering being baptized on December 27th! We had a wonderful lesson with him and his family yesterday, he's been reading the scriptures we leave with him and also, he's come to church 2 times in a row! HE"S ON FIRE! We believe with all our hearts that he can be baptized on that day! Aside from that, I got to go to the temple with Brother Axline. :) Words cannot describe how beautiful and amazing it was. The joy grew and grew as the day went on. :) We started out by going over to a church building and setting up chairs and tables for a dinner later that day after their sealing. Then, they showed up a little later on! It was SO good to see them. :) Then, we went and got some lunch and then went to the temple. Man oh man, it was truly celestial. :) Heaven came down for a time and settled on us. It was a beautiful experience to be able to go through a session with him and then witness their sealing. :) The Gospel is so beautiful, so perfect, so hopeful and SO AMAZING. My testimony of the Gospel grew 10 fold on Tuesday and it will always be a memory that I can look back on and gain strength from. :) Other than that, it was just an amazing week. Lots of success, lots of running around and lots of good stuff going on in our zone!!