Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Well this last week was pretty awesome!! We had a great lesson with Kimberly and her daughter Tara and they are both on date for June 13!  And Tom is still on track to be baptized on the 6th.  He will be having his interview this week!  He is soooo awesome!  He's been going around to all of his neighbors and praying with them, and sharing the gospel.  He is the best! Haha

On Saturday we had a ward party.  We were the ones who kind of organized the whole thing.  Along with Brother Otis, the WML, and it went really really well!  We watched Meet The Mormons in the cultural hall, and had cotton candy and popcorn machines going.  People brought things to share as well, and it turned out great!  We probably had 60 or so people there, as well as the Katomski's, Tom, and a couple other non-members!  It was awesome!  (We definitely need to invest in a cotton candy machine, just saying)  

And for Memorial day we ended up taking a hike up to a waterfall which was pretty fun.  An RM who just returned took us.  Wyatt Massey is his name. He's super cool.  It was a lot of fun! I'll try to send some pics home.  And after the hike we ate dinner with the Bogh's.  The people who let us skype for mothers day.  We had delicious homemade burgers and stuff. Yummy! 

SO yeah, I think that's the main highlights of the week.  Sorry I don't have much time to email today.  I'll try to send some pics.  

Love you guys!! Have a great week!  

Love, Elder Wise
The waterfall-Forest Falls

And this rolled in while we were getting lunch today at taco bell!  Yucaipa is so fun

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hey hey hey!

Well this week was pretty great!  We had a lot of good stuff happen.  Let's start with Tom Yun.  He was sick for a large portion of the week but we were finally able to meet with him on Saturday.  The plan was teach him about the Word of Wisdom.  So we go and we teach him about it. When we got to the part about not drinking Coffee or Tea, he started freaking out a little bit. "No tea?!? No Coffee?!?  That's like all I drink"  So we tried to calm him down a little bit when he said "Why didn't you tell me about this sooner?!  I would've quit drinking it weeks ago!"  Haha we were so happy!  But he was really quite mad that we hadn't told him earlier.  So now all he drinks is herbal tea, and hot chocolate.  It went well!!

The other good news of the week is that Kimberly is back!  Remember her?  It was always just super hard to meet with her.  But she had an appointment with the bishop, and she told him that she has been praying about it a lot and would really like to be baptized!!  And she also told her mom that.  So we have an appointment with her tonight.  It's going to be great!   

We also got several referrals this week which was nice.  None of them have really panned out yet, but that's ok.  

Well, I think that's all the main news of the week.  Oh wait.  Brother Katomski went into the hospital on Friday and it turns out that he had appendicitis!  So he got his appendix removed on Saturday.  That was kind of exciting.  

Ok, now I think that's all the exciting stuff.  I'm glad to hear that you all had a pretty good week!  It's been raining here in Cali too!  It's been nice.  I'm sorry to hear about grandma walker though.  She was so nice.  

I think being an assistant coach would be pretty cool! That sounds fun! 

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

Love, Elder Wise :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pretty good week!!

Well it was so great to be able to see you guys yesterday!!! Skyping is so fun!

Let's see, this week was pretty good!  We were able to see Tom quite a few times which was good. He is progressing really well! He came to church and enjoyed it.  We will be teaching him the word of wisdom this week.  He does smoke but he says he's already been trying to quite, just for health reasons, so now that he has the Book of Mormon, he'll be fine! The Katomski's are doing ok, but man...agency is so frustrating.  

We were also able to see Roger a couple times this week. He's doing pretty good!  We read from the book of mormon with him.  We also made a new friend who's name is Chip!  He is a gopher that lives in Roger's front yard.  He is a very brave gopher.  We can feed him and Elder Landgrave even petted him once! Don't worry, we make sure he doesn't bite us.  Wouldn't want to get rabies or something haha.  

But anyways, I think that's about it for the update this week.  I hope you all have a fantabulous week!!  The church is true :)

Love, Elder Wise

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Hey hey!! Well this week was pretty good!  It was sad to say goodbye to Elder Chavez but Elder Landgrave is pretty great.  He is from St Louis Missouri.  He's the youngest of 6 kids (by 9 years), and he is actually from the same stake as Elder Stafford which is kind of cool.  And he loves biking.  So he's kind of sad it's a car area haha.  And he's super funny!  We have a good time. 

So on Monday we had a good lesson with Carmen Mueller (who is the mom) but she isn't really interested in learning more about the church. She still wants her kids to go to YW and stuff though so we might be able to still teach her kids.  Hopefully!   And then Chavez left on Wednesday.  We had a great lesson with Tom Yun on thursday, and he's on date to be baptized on June 6!  And he is pretty excited about it! He is awesome.  And the Katomski's are doing alright.  The two daughters don't really want to learn about it anymore and they won't be getting baptized anymore, at least not anytime soon.  There is still hope for the mom and dad though! We will see.  

Well it sounds like you all had a pretty good week!  Congrats Lars on the mission call!!  That's so awesome!  I have some friends in that mission I think.  It sounds like your week will be pretty insane! Fun though!  I can't wait to talk to you on Sunday!  We will probably do it sunday afternoon sometime.  We are still trying to find a place to do it.  I don't think it will be a problem though.  Our church get's out at 2 so it will be sometime between 2 and 5.  

Well, I think that's about it.  I hope you all have a fantastic week!!  Love you all!  See you on sunday :)

Love, Elder Wise