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Letter from Kelson - Week #18 - Thank goodness for the Mission!!!

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Good Morning From Sunny California!!!! I will start off with the most important thing up to this point. It has been brought to my attention that my Mission President wants us to Vote in this election so I need the world to petition my mother to send me an Absentee Ballot so that I may vote for whomever is not OBAMA!!! HAHA Now to our success... We have had an amazing week!!! We went from a week of almost lesson draught to a week of overflowing milk and honey. We taught 17 lessons this week and we have a pre-me firm, which means that this investigator is ready for baptism, but we need to have them come to church and teach 2 more lessons, but it also means that they have accepted the call to follow Jesus Christ and be baptized.  We are super excited and on top of that they are also going on a Temple Tour with us Saturday...SAWEET!!! The area here is booming, and I know that it is because I have so many people back home praying for the success of this missionary, but something I want yo…

Letter from Kelson - Week #17 - Prepare to have your mind Blown!!!

Good Morning From Sunny California!!!! This past week has been quite interesting, and I feel that I should include my faithful readers in this interesting week. So we had a baptism this week, His name is Franklin and he is a bit on the crazy side...what I mean by that is he has had 2 strokes, been in a 6 month coma after a really bad car accident and has several different forms of cancer...I think he has the right to be crazy. Anyway he is 100% totally accountable which is great because he got baptized. The cool thing about this baptism though is I was able to see Elder Outlaw again, We bonded again, and I performed the baptism. It was my first time actually performing the ordinance and I have to say that it is not as hard as people make it out to be. When you say the prayer you just feel great because the Holy Ghost testifies of truth and so your insides are burning with the Spirit of God, plus that spirit must give the priesthood holder super-natural strength because when I pull…

Letter from Kelson - Week # 16 - New Companion and All that good stuff

Good Morning From Sunny California!!! Howdy Ho!!! Just kidding, I am in California, not Texas...hehe This past week was pretty laid back, but also full of craziness. I will try to start from the beginning and go ludicrous speed through it. On Wednesday I got my new companion; his name is Elder Forsgren (4s - grin) and he is from Rexburg, Idaho. He has been out for 17 months now and is on the downward slope to home. We get along just fine, we talk about all sorts of things, quote movies, watch church movies, and just enjoy the area as we are working. I didn't move out of my area, I am still in the Mission Oak and Eastern Avenue wards and I may be junior companion, but I have to get my senior familiar with the area. For these first few weeks I will be somewhat leading the area, but once he feels comfortable I will go back to being a person who just follows the leader and chimes in when the appropriate time hits. I know this may seem unfair, but this is teaching me humility and t…

Letter from Kelson - Week #15 - Don't have time for questions just other stuff...

Good Morning From Sunny California!!! Sorry to all those who are reading but this e-mail will be a short one. We have had a pretty crazy day as we have been getting ready for Transfers. So for all those who want the juicy details, Elder Outlaw is being Transferred away... and Elder Foresgrin is taking his place by my side. I haven't met my new companion but he sounds like a pretty chill guy. I'll update ya'lls when I know more. So this week was crazy, We worked hard, we played right, we slaved in the fields and we saw miracles. Elder Outlaw and I saw one particular miracle that I want to talk about. All this week we have been working with Franklin...The Crazy guy I was talking about a week or so ago...Well anyway we have been working with him and he wants to be baptized but he will be unable to complete the baptismal interview meeting to make sure he knows what is what, because he has a book that says the Heber J. Grant (7th President of the Church) was still the Prophe…

Letter from Kelson - Week #14 - Holy Cow this is hard!!!

Good Morning From Sunny California!!! I am so unsure where to start this whole week and the update that I want to give to everyone who is reading. I could start at the beginning but then I am not sure if I would give justice to the real intense parts...I wish I was better at making decisions. I guess I'll start with the thing that took up the most time and move down from there... This week was a finding week, We spent I think everyday from 1-6 walking around our area just talking to anyone who would listen and anyone who didn't want to listen. We were very persistent. I think we walked maybe 25 miles this week, which doesn't seem like a lot, but you walk everyday like that and tell me how you feel...hehe After a long week of finding and searching we had very little success, which kind of sucks something fierce, but we had some interesting times as we went out and talked to some interesting people. Every kind of person goes out for a walk, we met up with people who hav…