Monday, April 27, 2015


Alright here it goes.  Wait for iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.......  Elder Chavez is being transferred to Fontana to be with Elder Stafford, and I'll be staying here in Yucaipa!!  My new companion is Elder Landgrave.  He's a cool guy.  I haven't served around him before, but I've heard a lot about him.  So it'll be a good transfer I'm sure.

This last week was pretty good!  We found a few investigators which was really nice!!  One of them is named Tom Yun.  He's South Korean!  He just showed up at our scripture study class on Wednesday, and then we started teaching him!  So that was pretty cool.  He's 75 and super funny.  We gave him a Korean Book of Mormon and he loves it!  He has already read quite a bit.  And he came to church!  We also picked up a lady named Danielle and her brother Erik.  They are the brother and sister of a member in the ward.  We had a good lesson with them and they even invited us to come back.  So we will be seeing them again this week.  And tonight we have an appointment set up to meet with the Mueller family, who are the neighbors of one of the members.  The members have been working with the Muellers for quite a while, and now they are ready for missionaries!  So we will be picking them up as investigators tonight.  It's a mom, 2 daughters, and a son.  The husband works a lot and probably won't be there.  We are excited though! 

So yeah that's about the update for this week!  I'm glad you all had a good week!  Wow, that Hades thing looked awesome!! Way to go Sadie!!  And Congratulations Lucie on your math stuff!! That's so awesome!!  You're going to be smarter than I am.  Grandpa T and Grandpa Wise need to be careful!  They need to be around for a long time still.  And that's great about Brody! Tell him I say congrats!  

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic week!! The church is true! :)

Love, Elder Wise

Monday, April 20, 2015


Well this last week was pretty good.  Not a whole lot happened.  The Katomski's were pretty busy this week so we didn't really get to meet with them a whole lot.  They are still doing well though, and progressing.  Which is good!   We didn't pick up any new investigators this week, but we have some really good solid potentials for the next couple days which is nice.  So we are looking forward to this week!

Yesterday we had a missionary fireside for the ward.  President Van Cott came and spoke at it.  It was really good!  Mostly just talking about member missionary work.  Elder Chavez and I missed most of it because of other appointments, but we did catch the end, and then had some great dessert!  So that was pretty cool.  

This is the last week of the transfer, so I will know next monday whether I am staying in Yucaipa for another 6 weeks or not.  I guess we will see!  I really have no guess as to whether or not I'll be staying or going.  Anything could happen.

Let's see...yeah I think that's about it.  Glad everything is going well at home though!  I can't wait to see where Lars will be going! That's so exciting! Tell Aunt Susan hi for me. And I will definitely read that talk by Pres. Benson!  It sounds really good! 
Riley is getting married? Good for him!  Yeah I know Shani.  At least I think I do. And Jared is getting married too? That's awesome!  No, I don't think I ever met Alyssa.  That's awesome!   Haha and I would love to help Lucie with her soccer when I get home! That would be super fun! 

Well I hope you all have a fantastic week!!  Missionary work is the greatest :) 

Love Elder Wise 

Monday, April 13, 2015


Well this week was pretty awesome!! We had a lot of good lessons and saw quite a few people.  The highlight of the week though was on Friday.  I went on exchanges with Elder Morris, who is waiting for his visa to Brazil and has been out for like 4 weeks, and we had an incredible lesson with the Katomski's!  It was so good!  And they committed to be baptized on May 30!!!!  We are so stoked!! We have a lot to do to make sure they are ready by then, but I know they will make it!  So keep them in your prayers! It's taken a long time for them to get to this point.  When they get baptized, there will be a lot of elders there haha. It'll be like a little missionary reunion.

That's really the most exciting thing that happened this week though.  We've been really trying hard to find new investigators and stuff, but so far we have been unsuccessful.  However, this week we should be picking up some new investigators!!  A couple of the families in the ward have been fellowshipping a family, and it sounds like they are ready for the missionaries!  Hopefully we will be able to meet them tonight.  

Sounds like you had a great week though!  Going to Capitol Reef sounds like a great time!  I loved the pics dad sent! And hanging out with all the cousins and aunts and uncles sounds super fun haha. Crazy though. I bet the house was packed! 

And I'm glad Sadie made it home from the Draper temple safe!  Sounds like that was quite the adventure! 

Well, I hope you all have an incredible week!  Love you guys!  :)

Love, Elder Wise

P.S.  The church is true

Monday, April 6, 2015


Well I just love conference.  It was sooooo good!!  I couldn't even tell you which talk was my favorite.  They were all just too good.  I really liked Pres. Uchtdorf's talk Sunday morning though.  And Elder Ballard's at Priesthood session.  And the list goes on haha.

It was a pretty good week over all.  We were able to get quite a bit of stuff done.  Our investigators are doing really well!  Although we have kind of lost track of Amber, for some personal reasons.  She should be back soon though.  She's going to call us.  The Katomski's are doing great as well.  Hailie and Becca were able to make it to conference and I think they enjoyed it!  

Easter was pretty good!  The package came!  Thanks so much! Delicious!  And we went over to the Massey's house for Easter dinner.  It was a party.  Lots of people over there haha.  Including the Katomski's which was cool.  And yeah, that's really about it.  It was a good week.

Congrats on winning Sadie!!  I knew you'd make it!  And having everyone over for Conference sounds like a lot of fun!  16 people huh?  Wow that's a lot!  I was really missing those spudnuts.  I'll be pigging out next conference for sure haha.  Anika and Will are having a boy?  Congrats!!  That's so fun! 

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic week!! Love you all! :)

Love, Elder Wise