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Letter from Kelson - Week #13 - Successful weeks are in the making

Good Morning From Sunny California!!! What a week of many lessons, miracles and success... We have had a spectacular week when it comes to teaching the people here. The week started with a bang as we completed our P-Day with a Lesson with a nice gentleman named Franklin. Franklin is a special friend/investigator/possible member that we have found through looking in our Area book. We found Franklin while we were providing service at the Catholic Church, He came up to us and said he wanted to resume the missionary discussions and that we must absolutely come over. We were pleasantly surprised when this happened, but also kind of worried. We had been told stories of Franklin and his antics, plus we had read in the Area Book that "yes" he had been taught all the lessons but the previous missionaries felt that he was not accountable for his actions, due to some mental issues that Franklin has. To give you a description, think about the last movie you saw with a crazy person in i…

Letter from Kelson - Week #12 - Please Don't be mad.... ;P

Good Morning From Sunny California!!!! I would like to start off this section with a story about a young missionary... This missionary that I know was riding on his most outstandingly amazing Bicycle; which was a freshly polished chrome color, with black rims, really nice handle bars and an Odometer that read 575 miles, one day, enjoying everything this wonderful world has to offer. When suddenly he got off his bike to help a hippie lady with her yard. He worked hard, weeded well, showed great love and concern for the plants and felt like he had been successful. He thanked the lady for giving him the chance and opportunity to serve her and scheduled a time for the following week to come back and help her some more...because he is just that nice of a guy. He returned to the location where he had left/hidden his bicycle (because there was no place to lock it up, and this hippie lady lived in a jungle) and his bicycle decided to elope with another rider. He was absolutely devastated!!…

Letter from Kelson - Week #11 - Another Week Bites The Dust!!!

Good Morning From Sunny California!!! Technically it has only been 5 days, seeing as how last week my Preparation Day was on Wednesday. This past week was hard though, we encountered lots of opposition, and when opposition rears its ugly head that means we as missionaries are doing something great. After Wednesday we had plans for a lot of things, such as lessons with investigators, Splits (going out with a member who owns a car) with one of our wards, and meetings with Less-active members are lined up for the taking/success of the area. Then tragedy struck...Cancellations of appointments, going to see 9 different people in 2 hours and only really talking to one of them, and finally the lessons with the Less-actives fell through because of life's great abundance of CRAZY!!! That was all on Thursday and Friday. Saturday rolls around and Elder Outlaw and I decide that after we are done with our service for the Catholic Church, feeding the homeless, we are going to go and Tract a co…

Letter from Kelson #10 - Yet another Crazy week...with a happy Ending? or so I thought

Good Morning From Sunny California!!! First off I would like to congratulate my cousin Kurt and Melani on their new baby, who just so happened to be born on the single most important day in all of mankind, besides the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the Restoration of His church...It was on My BIRTHDAY!!!! (Spencer, you and I will be best friends!!!) As many of you know this past week was the week of the anniversary of my coming to be. It was quite a bit exciting, and also I kind of forgot about my birthday a couple of times...no joke! This past week was super tough, after we had the 2 baptisms we kind of had our investigators drop off the face of the planet, so this week we were on the prowl for new people to want to be converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was tough, because as we tried super hard to keep people interested they let us down. They would either not open the door, when we knew they were home, or purposely say they were in the shower, or even just te…