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Letter from Kelson - Week # 22 - Did you get to see me???!!!

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Good Morning From Sunny California!!!

I love this world!!! I love my new area...and it is not just because everyone in the Wards are totally loaded either. They are all super nice, and I have met all the super legit families already...I think??? Anyway, I am now in an apartment complex that has a huge apartment for 2 people, a swimming pool and its own weight room . We go every day during lunch and work off the huge meals people feed us out here.  There is a lot to do up here in El Dorado Hills, California, we drive around knocking on empty doors, maybe see some of the more wealthy people because they either work from home or they are retired (at 35...hehe) and we sometimes just have to follow the scriptures 1 Nephi 4:6 (http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/4?lang=eng). Other than that we are doing amazing up in here.
My companion is Elder Leavitt, and he is super chill. We don't stress out about anything, and I feel kind of relieved that this is the way it is. I have been stre…

Letter from Kelson - Week #21 - Off and Away!!!

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Good Morning From Sunny California!!!!

I know this is the e-mail that you have all been waiting for, and I know exactly what you want from me...but I am not going to give it to you...hehe This is because I want to surprise you in the end. 
Anywho, this past week was super fun!!! It was the last week of the transfer before we found out who was staying and who was going, and Elder Forsgren and I have been hitting a bit of a rocky ending. It seems that we really are as good friends as we may have thought we were. There were many times during this week that we just didn't talk to each other. This kind of reminds me of the stories that Stephanie shared from her mission about Sister Fortina. They taught well together, but there was just some bad feelings between them. 
Now don't start hating my companion because we don't agree, it just is our difference of personality and difference of thought processes. I am a very plan oriented person...to an extent and He is not so much. I li…

Letter from Kelson - Week #20 - I am a Little Child!!!

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Good Morning From Sunny California!!!

It is wonderful to be here with you this day. I just hope you enjoy what I have to write as much as I enjoyed living what I am going to write.  Without further adieu here I go... 
This week started off with the same thing that every other week starts off with...P-Day!!! And then it all went into Helter Skelter from there. On P-Day I found out that my brother had damaged my car pretty bad, and so I was really traumatized from looking at the damages that were sent me in still frame paintings via electronic mail. I cried a little bit inside, but I want to let him know that forgiveness comes easy, but that dent isn't cheap, DON'T LOSE YOUR JOB!!!  I have no need to worry about my car, because I am seeking the Kingdom of God first, thus a missionary. Then on Tuesday we continued through the daily routine of...Teach, Pray, teach, pray, teach pray...etc. and this continued throughout the whole week...Exciting Right??? On Thursday however, we rece…

Letter from Kelson - Week #19 - Ahhhhhh!!!!! Just Kidding

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Good Morning From Sunny California!!!!

It is a beautiful day in the lovely land of California. The sun is shining, the trees are blowing in the wind, the people are just lining up to be baptized, and it all happens to be a manageable temperature of around 90 degrees. 

This past week has been super FUN!!! Elder Forsgren and I have been getting along like 2 peas in a pod, except for a little quirk of mine that I need a lot of work on. I have this inability to accept other peoples' service and charity.  I can give it all day long, but then when people offer things to me, or try to serve me I just shoot them down and it makes them feel bad...I don't do it on purpose but it just happens. I am working on that and by small and simple means am I learning to become a service receiver, not a provider...hehe 

Anyway, like I said, this week had been super fun. We have been going crazy with people who want the gospel. This week we taught 19 lessons, which if you think about it isn't reall…