Monday, October 27, 2014


This week has been soooo crazy! I don't even know where to begin.  Monday I guess.  After emailing last week, we went to the apartment and started to relax.  Well that lasted like 5 minutes before we got a call that some elders had broken their phone, and needed us to drive to the mission office to get a new one for them.  So we did that.  Which worked out because then I was able to pick up the package and stuff!  After that we went to contact a referral that turned out to be super awesome!  We got 5 new investigators from that one!  They are super cool.  The Serrano Family. I'll come back to them in a min.   So Monday was good.  Tuesday was good but nothing really huge to report.  Wednesday. Wednesday went crazy.  It started off great, we did some service, went to lunch with the AP's, and then we contacted another referral and found 2 more investigator families!  They are from Pakistan.  The Shad Family, and the Sardar Family.  They are soooo cool! After that we went saw the Serrano family again.  This time they had a friend with them.  He's a born-again christian.  And he loves to Bible-bash.  It was bad.  I feel like we did a pretty good job of standing our ground, but it was a huge waste of time and just plain stupid.  So that put a downer on the day.  The rest of the week was pretty legit though.  Brother Marmolejo (he goes by brother Angel now) is on fire.  We met with him 3 times this week, he helps clean the church every Saturday, and he attended two sacrament meetings on Sunday, just because he likes it so much.  And he helped set up and do stuff for the ward party that we had on Saturday. It was a trunk-or-treat and it was held at this super nice venue that a member owns.  It was pretty sweet!

And that's pretty much all the really exciting things that happened this week.  We did a lot of street contacting and found quite a few potential investigators that seem pretty solid. So hopefully this next week we will pick up a bunch of new investigators as well! 

Well, I hope all is going well back home.  Looks like the party was pretty awesome!  Congrats on being 16 Sadie.  Don't crash the car :)

Also, I did get those ties a while back.  The kids loved them! Thanks so much! And that pic of Lexy is so awesome!  Haha I love it.  

Our plans for Halloween include working all day, and then going in at 6 to weekly plan.  woohoo!  It's a party for sure.  I'll definitely be missing those spudnuts haha.  Eat some for me! 

Well, have a great week!!  The church is true :)
Love, Elder Wise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hello Hello!

Well, this week was pretty bomb, but also kinda lame.  It was lame cause we had like 3 days where every single appointment fell through.  So that was no fun.  It was bomb though for the following reasons:

1. Elder Evans came and spoke to us!!  He is so cool!  I learned a LOT! He talked to one half of the mission on Thursday, and he talked to my half of the mission of Friday and I guess he talked about completely different things in each one.  I guess on Thursday he talked a lot about how to use Family History in our proselyting efforts, as well as preparing ourselves spiritually for when we finally get iPads which will probably be in January.  And then on Friday he talked to us a lot about marriage, and kind of just a bunch of random stuff haha.  He just got up and started talking and just went wherever he really wanted to.  It was awesome!  He told us how he got married 3 months after his mission, and one of the twelve ( I think it was Elder Scott but I'm not for sure) asked him why it took him so long!  Haha cause Elder Scott got married two weeks after I guess.  No worries, I won't be getting married that fast. One of the things that Elder Evans spoke about in both however, was asking everyone for referrals.  In every single teaching opportunity.  So we did a thing where after the conference, we asked everyone and then texted the Mission President the results.  In the first night of asking everyone, the mission as a whole received over 100 referrals.  It's crazy!  So that's what we have been really working on.  Asking for referrals.  

2.  We took brother Marmolejo with us to a baptism at the church on Saturday.  Up until this point, he has refused to set a baptismal date with us.  Well, right before the baptism started, he leaned over and said "What do I have to do to be baptized?"  We were only too happy to tell him.  So now he is on date for November 15!!  He is super stoked.  He was telling everyone about it at church yesterday haha.  So that was pretty bomb.  

3.  All of our other investigators are doing really well too!  Sister Armstrong wasn't able to come to church yesterday cause she was out of town, but she is doing really well.  The Galvez family was able to make it to church yesterday and they are all really excited to be baptized on nov 8.  We also got some referrals last week for some pretty solid people!  So hopefully we will be picking up some more investigators this week.  That would be good.  

So yeah, that was mainly what went on this week.  It was pretty great! Sounds like everything is going pretty well in good ol PG.  Happy Birthday Sadie! Your party sounds like it's going to be crazy! Fun stuff!    Sun Valley sounds super fun too!  I wasn't able to get any of those pictures that you sent though.  They never arrived.  :(

Well, I hope you all have a great week!!  The Church is True :)

Love, Elder Wise

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Hello!  This week was pretty good!  Nothing really super exciting happened though.  Everyone is doing really well.  The Armstrong's are doing really great, although Rayaa is progressing a lot more than her mom because her mom can't get to church very easily.  So we are focusing more on Rayaa right now.  She is still on date for November 8.  The other people we have on date for the 8 is the Galvez family!  They are super awesome!  We had a good lesson with them last night.  They are just super awesome.  Brother Marmolejo is doing really well also!  Although he's kinda sick right now which is a bummer.

So, we were at Carlos and Grace's house last night and we got there as they were just finishing up dinner.  And guess what they were having?  It's called Spread.  Basically, it's prison food.  Haha inmates just throw everything they have into a paper or plastic bag and mix it all together and it's called Spread.  And Carlos makes some crazy spread.  Well, he didn't tell me what was in it until I had tried it, which is a good thing cause if I'd known what was in it I would never have tried it.  It had ramen, beans, tuna, mayo, mustard, bread, jalepinos, and a bunch of other stuff that he just had laying around haha.  It looked really nasty but it really didn't taste too bad.  I wouldn't ever eat it again but hey, I tried it.  You should be proud of me haha. 

But yeah, that's really about all the exciting things that happened last week! 

Sounds like a lot of fun back home though! The ward party sounded super fun!  

Hahaha Lucie you are so funny.  Isn't Ammon cool! And you really need to not do handstands in the tub hahaha.  That's dangerous! And way to win your soccer game again! 

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic week!! I love you all!! 

Love, Elder Wise
(from left to right) Jayro, Raul, Angel, Elder Urry and Elder Wise


Monday, October 6, 2014

GC Weekend!

Man, General Conference is so bomb.  It goes by so fast!!  I remember when It used to just drag on forever and ever.  But now it goes by just way too fast!  There were so many good talks! I can't even pick my favorite. Plus, I accidentally left my notebook, so I can't even peruse my notes haha.  We watched it at the stake center.  And sadly, I wasn't able to make butterscotch rolls.  sad day.

Oh and I got my new companion this week. Elder Webb is a pretty sweet guy!! We get along really well.  He is from Eagle Mtn. Utah.  So pretty close!  I just keep getting companions that live near by haha! He's really cool.  He's been out for about a year total, but he just came back to the mission a couple transfers ago.  He had to go home for 9 months for some back problems.  So good news is, as long as he is my comp, I will definitely be having a car! Haha.  We are co-ZLs.  Yes, it was kinda weird to send a missionary home.  He tried his hardest not to be trunky but he was.  Haha #struggle

Our investigators are doing really well though!  We put Sister Armstrong and Sister Armstrong on date to be baptized.  We are shooting for Nov 8.  So if it all works out, we would have about 6 baptisms that day!  That would be so bomb haha. :)

Sorry I haven't sent pics yet.  I will definitely send some next week.  Cause I forgot my camera today :(  Sorry!! 

I'm glad to hear everything is going well in Utah!!  It sounds like a blast!!  That Tail-gate party sounds super fun! 

That temple was awesome!! Way to go Lucie!!  It looks super good! 

Well, I'm just about outta time.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!!  Love you all!!

Love, Elder Wise

P.S.  Haha yeah she's home! Crazy!  She emailed me actually haha.  She's cool
P.P.S  I'm glad you got the letter! Let me know how it goes!