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Showing posts from March, 2013

Miracles All Around

I got your letter on Saturday after a crazy day! I loved your little "deaf joke"! People often ask why I make funny jokes about being deaf...they were shocked at first but then thought it was really cool that I am confident about it all.

Being Zone Leader is very interesting and I'm just taking everything one step at a time. As for your question about Elder Ulbreg and the 5 week thing...this transfer is actually a 5 week transfer and transfers day will be on March 27th! We are expecting a bigger group of new missionaries coming the next few transfers. June 31, 2012, the day before the mission split, we had 210 missionaries in the mission. Now on June 31 of 2013 in the same area where we had 210 missionaries, we will have 700 missionaries the day before the split!!! How crazy is that!
This past week I worked with the following languages: Spanish, Korean, Chinese, ASL and finally ENGLISH! I was doing exchanges with one of our Spanish speaking elders and that was interestin…

The Lord Works in Mighty Ways

Well, here I am--a zone leader and a U of U missionary, which covers the whole east side of Salt Lake. I am covering parts of my 1st area---only with a Young Single Adult (YSA) focus. I ran into so many people! First Hailey Hillam at temple square, then Emily Bishop at our institute building social and Steven Rose as I was bouncing around between wards. I cover 13 YSA wards and went to 6 wards yesterday! Crazy!

Anyway, YSA is a whole new world (sacrament meetings--very quiet and dinners a little awkward) and I am still trying to figure it all out. Funny note: Elder Ulbreg (my new companion) is from Independence, Missouri and we were in the MTC together--same MTC zone and he would hang out with our group.
Yep, 58 new missions and ours is splitting....again! We were told a few days before it came out in the news---so cool!! Most likely I will be in the East Mission but I won't know for sure until the end of May or early June. A lot of changes! Each mission here will have about 250 mi…

God's Hand in All Things

Yesterday was such a busy day and yet so great! We saw God's hand in all things. We had stake correlation meeting #1 at 7am, started greeting people for Ward Conference #1 at 8:30, helped with a class at 10:15, Sacrament Meeting with a recent convert at 11am, finalized paperwork, called temple square and reminded investigators about church at noon and started greeting members for Ward Conference # 2 at 12:40. Then we went to talk to everyone from 2-3:30, Stake mission correlation meeting # 2 at 4:15, helped teach mission prep at 4:30, then dinner at 5:15 and splits/lessons starting at 6pm. It was a great day and the Lord helped us reach our goals!

A member came up to me while I was greeting at the door and said, "I was at an engineering conference/meeting and one of the professors was representing the department of Cochlear Implants." The member then leaned over to his co-worker and said, "I know someone that has them. He is a missionary serving in my stake!" H…