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Letter from Kelson #9 - I am still alive and Kicking!!!

Good Morning From Sunny California!!! CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!!!....(PLEASE PROCEED TO SHOUT OUT LOUD "AMEN", THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING). This past week was super awesome, but also challenging beyond belief. This past week was the last week of the transfer and things were going crazy. We started of the week with a full white board of people to tech and bring the Gospel to, and by Friday we had maybe 2 people left. Everyone just started dropping like flies!!! We were unable to make contact with any of them, we had people tell us that they will not be continuing to learn from us, and we also had people ignore us when we stopped by... A bit of discouragement was really hitting us hard this week. We were struggling all week to try and fill our days with things to do and people to teach. I think we went Tracting (Door knocking) for an hour or two just to see what we could find. But alas we were unsuccessful in making these things come to pass. Sorry if I just made everyone who …

Letter from Kelson #8 - "Whatever Week you want..."

Good Morning Sunny California!!!!! What a week I have had! It was crazy, stop and go, off the wall and any other words that describe what it could have been like. From the very first day, things were in my face, disappointing and stressful. We had quite a few cancelled appointments, from the same people as in past weeks, and we were just struggling to have times to teach and fulfill our purpose as missionaries. Everyday was left up to chance. We would plan the evening before but then we would have to rearrange those plans because of cancellations, people forgetting that we are coming over, or people just not being home. I guess it really makes me appreciate the weeks that I have had in the past when success was booming. Along with the disappointment of these canceling appointments, I was not on my game at all this week. I am once again trying to overtake my trainer and I need to stop. I have a personality where I just want to get things done in my way, I want to lead the discussions,…

Letter from Kelson #7 - "Week...? Lost track and glad for it!!!"

Good Morning Sunny California!!!! I want to start off with praise of my Heavenly Father because through him this whole week has been more successful had I been trying to do this all on my own. THANK YOU!!! HEAVENLY FATHER!!! Last Sunday the mission had a specific fast that they wanted all of us to participate in as we were fasting on the normal fast Sunday. This specific fast was all about fulfilling a promise that the mission received a few months prior to my arriving in the field. It was from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He said that this mission would experience great miracles in the following months if we as missionaries left childish things behind and went to work, fervently, valiantly and diligently. We had a fast that this Apostolic promise would be manifest in the next few months and continue as we strive to keep our end of the bargain. We also fasted that we would meet the mission wide goal of having 55 baptisms in June, 67 baptisms in …

Letter From Kelson - Week #6

Good Morning Sunny California!!!! It has been a roller coaster of week, and I must say that I will be enjoying this experience even more now that my companion has promised me that I will see great opposition from this point on. I know that may sound like a stupid feeling, but I feel that I thrive when faced with opposition. First off I would like to inform not only my mother, but the rest of the viewers of these e-mails why my mother received a medical bill from an ER in Provo. I was being a faithful missionary one day, I believe it was around 70 degrees outside, not entirely sure what it was, I left my thermometer in my other pants that day. Anyway I went out for my normal Gym time to enjoy the great outdoors, maybe some sports, and physical exercise, because all I did in the MTC was sit in a classroom and study. During my Gym time I did what any sane person would do and I went to play my favourite sport in the whole wide world...SOCCER!!! (They didn't have Dance Dance Revolu…