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Letter from Kelson - Week #5

Good Morning Sunny California!!!! This past week has been a huge explosion of success and then recoil in the opposite direction. Oh my heavens it was crazy, so we started the week with the intent of having 2-3 investigators with baptismal dates and being solid in those commitments. Lets just say that that didn't happen at all....GRRRR. I just wish that the people who we are teaching would listen to the spirit that is there in our lessons and just say "Glory Hallelujah, I will be baptized tomorrow!!!". But alas it was not meant to be. My companion and I have been humbled quite a bit as we have struggled to help these chosen sons and daughters of God make that first step towards their eternal salvation. AS we have been humbled we have grown together as a companionship and I feel like this is the best way for me to be trained. We get along just fine, we have long discussions about how we make golden investigators out of our current ones, and then we laugh and are upset bec…

Letter from Kelson - Week #4

Good Morning Sunny California!!!! It's that time again... MISSION TWO YEAR NEWS!!! This weeks installment is full of terror, excitement, and lots of awesome! But don't take my word for it, just read and enjoy. I have officially entered the mission field in Sacramento, California and because of my officiality, I have a new companion and new investigators. My Training Companion is Elder Outlaw, he is from Denver, Colorado and he is crazy go nuts. We have a whole lot of fun together and our dry senses of humor make everything just that much better. In my first couple of days, we were just kind of going through the motions, making sure I was doing everything right and not being an Apostate missionary (apostate = BAD). Now we have just moved on from formalities and become apostate all together...Just Kidding. ;) However, as we have been working we have been teaching each other in many things. He has been helping me to get to know the people and the area, has been giving me am…

Letter from Kelson - Week #3

Good Morning Sunny California!!! Guess what time it is... MISSION TWO YEAR NEWS!!! On our last segment we covered what happened during week 2. And it has found itself to be week 3. At this time though I am kind of breaking the rule of the e-mailing home, because I don't have P-Day until tomorrow. However, because of unfortunate placing of plane flights and such, I must sacrifice my P-day for this week. Please don't judge my actions, I am doing laundry and don't have anything else to do while I wait. This past week has blown by, like a fart in the wind, or something a bit more pleasant (Farts and poop are the only things that Elder's find funny in the MTC). Anyway an update on my teaching ability is this, I suck at life...My teaching is kind of the worst, and I really didn't know what I was talking about when comes to the Gospel. Now I am not saying I don't know what I believe, but I am saying that I don't know how to put my beliefs into simplistic term…

Letter from Kelson - Week #2

Good Morning Sunny California!!! This is the one and only Elder Wheeler, coming to you Live from Heaven...I am just kidding. But I am in the MTC still. It is now time for our travel log update about how things are going for me and the people that I get to teach as a missionary for Jesus Christ. Week 1 was great I did a lot of study, teaching, EATING, and not a lot of sleeping. I was just so happy to be here in the MTC that my enthusiasm made up for the difference in my knowledge and what not. As the week went on, however, my enthusiasm began to diminish because I was so bored of being stuck in a classroom for somewhere around 12 hours a day. The boredom soon ceased, when we started to have to teach progressing investigators, and then random people we were assigned to faux tract into, and referrals from BYU. I have got to say that I think I have had to teach more in this past 2 weeks than I have in all of my church career teaching experiences to this point. Not only am I teaching …

Letter from Kelson - Week #1

Here is the first letter from Kelson. It looks like his preparation day (the day he can write letters) while he is in the Missionary Training Center (MTC) will be Tuesdays. His P-day will change once he goes to Sacramento in a few weeks, though. From Kelson... Alrighty, this is going to be a very short e-mail just for the fact that I only get another 12 minutes to talk to you. So, really fast version. I am doing well; this first week was one of divine intervention, my mind was eternally blown by the sheer determination that I must have to complete this task that will now be my defining moments of my life. I love what I am doing however, and I just would like to say that I love all those who support and love me, because my love and support are there for you too. I have an outstanding companion named Elder Marcus Shiotani, and he is from Salt Lake City, but his name is Japanese. He and I are getting along very well, we joke about things, and seem to keep having discussions, which se…