Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Holy Moly!

Well first things first.  I got my watch!!!!  Woohoo!!!  It's so sick!! I will send a pic of it!  Oh man, Ransom is the freaking best!!  I love that man so much!  And luckily, I'll be here in Colton to enjoy his awesomeness for another 6 weeks!!  Sadly, Elder Raff is transferring out. :(  I'm gonna miss that kid.  My new companion is Elder Hayden.  And, Wait for iiiiiit.........We are the new Zone Leaders! Holy Crap!  It's unreal.  Both Elder Raff and I were made Zone Leaders for this transfer, but sadly he's gonna be ZL in a different area.  I guess Elder Hayden has been a ZL for a while now so he's going to train me in the ways. Isn't that a trip?  For sure.

Let's see, what else happened this last week.  Umm, we tried our bestest to beat our teaching goal but we only got to 31 lessons this week darn it! Oh well.  Carlos is still doing awesome.   We finished reading the BOM with him on Sunday.  We read the whole thing in 40 days!  It's so great!  The only problem now is that we have to fast and pray that we will get First Presidency approval to baptize him quickly, so that we can still baptize him on June 14.  So pray for that please!!  Tony has pretty much disappeared off the face of the earth.  Every time we go over to his house he is "sick" and we can't talk with him.  So that kinda blows.  We don't really know what happened.  It could be a combination of a whole lot of things that I won't go into.  Satan really hit him hard.  Alex is still doing really well too!  He went with us to a baptism last Saturday and he liked it!  So he is stoked for his own!  And that's kind of about it.  We found a couple new investigators but they are a little flaky right now so we will see how it goes.  

Ok.  I was unable to go and see Bro James' sister.  In fact, this is the first I've heard about it.  I emailed the mission pres to see if he had heard anything, so I will try and figure out what all is going on.  Is she still at the hospital?  If she is I will try to get over there!

And that's awesome about the johnsons!  I'm glad y'all had a good time haha!  I love those guys! 

I'm glad you had a good memorial day too!!  Sounds fun!  We mostly just hung around the apartment while Elder Raff packed haha.  Drama with Farndawg huh?  That's never good...
Lagoon day is awesome though! Have fun sade!  

And thank you SOOO much for the new shirts!! They are very much needed haha!  I'll be checking the mail!  

Well I hope you all have a marvelous week!!  I love you all!!  :)

This is an Arabian book of mormon for our neighbor Fadi!  He's a body builder haha. 
Love, Elder Wise

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dang It Was Hot!!

Well this week was pretty good. Hot hot hot though!  I think it topped out at 108 on Thursday.  dang.  We taught quite a few lessons this week.  Didn't quite beat our record but we were close!  All our investigators are doing really good though.  Carlos is still a boss and he came to church on Sunday.  Alex came to church too!  Tony didn't come for some reason, but hopefully we will be seeing him tonight and we can find out why.
We had a Zone Conference on Thursday which was pretty great!  We went into a lot of depth on how to plan correctly and stuff.  It was super good!  And then on Friday and Saturday we were on exchanges.  On Friday we exchanged with the Zone Leaders and then on Saturday we were on exchanges with the District Leader.  I liked Friday a lot more than I liked Saturday haha.  I got to be with Elder Bird who used to be one of our roommates and he is super funny.  We had a great time and we also taught like 9 lessons that day so it was super successful!  It was legit! 

Let's see, what else.  I think that's about all the exciting things that happened.  Not a super exciting week I guess haha.  

About the new shirts.  I would like some long sleeves and some short sleeves too probably.  I think I am wearing the same size.  I believe it's a 15-1/2.  I think that's referring to the neck size or something.  I don't know.  

And I'll be sure to let bobby know which one you liked.  I think you mentioned once that you had sent it back, but i never got it or anything, so idk.  And I think I'm still pretty good with address stickers and stuff.  I'm pretty sure I still have a bunch.  I can check though.  Thank you so much!!  

Sounds like you all had a pretty good week!  Bishop Keechs story was pretty funny haha.  I'm glad Lucie is feeling better too!!  That's super good!  
This is Elder Olsen.  He is one of our ZLs and a super cool guy.

This is Julian.  He is super funny and super crazy!

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic week!!!  Missionary work is awesome!!  Love you all!!

-Elder Wise

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Sometimes we get a little bored on P-day.
Well this week was just pretty fantastic!!  Let's see, where to start.  Oh yeah, I got to skype you guys yesterday!! That was so awesome!!!  I loved seeing you guys :)  Sorry I had so many technical difficulties haha.  It was just so great to talk with you guys!!
For all you peeps who I didn't get to skype with, Happy Mother's day!!, And here's what happened to me this week haha.  To start off this last week we found 5 new investigators!!  Woohoo!!  So we were super excited about that!!  And then we were able to put another one of our investigators on date to be baptized!!!  So now we will be having 3 baptisms on June 14 haha.  It was great!  His name is Alex and he is our next door neighbor.  He's 16 years old.  And it turns out that his mom is a member of the church, but no-one ever knew
she lived here.  One of those Lost members.  She's the one who told us to start talking to Alex actually.  So that was super cool.  Hopefully she will want to start coming back to church now that her son is going to be baptized.  She works a lot though so that might be kind of a problem.  IDK.  

Here's a note that Tony puts on his door whenever we come over.  haha
Sadly this week we didn't break our teaching record.  We only taught 30 lessons.  We might have been able to teach a few more but on Thursday we were invited to a special leadership meeting at the mission office which went all day long.  So we only taught a couple lessons that day.  The meeting was super awesome though!  The head of the Proselyting department came and spoke to us.  He taught us all sorts of cool stuff!!  He talked a lot about Planning effectively and how we can double the number of baptisms and stuff.  So we really excited to start implementing all the stuff he taught us.  

Let's see, I think that's about all the really exciting things that happened this week.  Carlos and Tony are still progressing really well.  Carlos is working on quitting smoking.  He's on his 4th day without one.  So that's awesome!!  

And yeah that's really just about everything.  

That's really awesome that Lucie is the Super Star!!!  Way to go Lucie!!  And I'm glad that the cooking class went well!!  Haha I bet they mostly just eat cereal.  

Anyways, I hope that you all have a great week!!! I love you all!!!  Missionary work is awesome!!!  

Love, Elder Wise

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Half Way!!

Man, it's already half way through the transfer! Crazy!  This week was awesome!! It was super duper hot though.  Not fun at all.  My arms are getting super duper tan though haha.  I'm looking good! ;) jk   We broke our teaching record again haha.  32 lessons this week!!  That's killer!  We also found 3 new investigators!  They are pretty cool!  Also, we put our investigator Tony on date to be baptized!  He is getting baptized on the same day as Carlos!  So we are having a double baptism! That'll be awesome!  Carlos is doing really well still.  Just as solid as ever.  He's a boss!
Ransom is doing well also.  Yeah he still doesn't come to church yet, but we are hopefully going to be able to start teaching him lessons again next week!  So we are looking forward to that.  Let's see, what else happened this week?  Ummm, oh cool story about fasting.  Since yesterday was fast sunday I was fasting for new investigators, and then that night we found 3 of them!  That was awesome! Testimony builder for sure!

And next week is gonna be great!  I can't wait to skype with you guys!  I'll be getting on the computer to skype at a members house around 4 oclock.  So 5 oclock utah time.  So just be on Google plus or whatever around then and I'll get on and call home!  It's gonna be great!  

Sounds like you all had a good week too!  It's awesome that Jed and Julie could be there!  That's super fun!!  
Well that's about it.  I hope you all have a fantastic week!!!  I love you all!!  

Love Elder Wise