If you serve a mission faithfully and well, you will be a better husband, you will be a better father, you will be a better student, a better worker in your chosen vocation. Love is of the essence of this missionary work. Selflessness is of its very nature. Self-discipline is its requirement. Prayer opens its reservoir of power. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy 20th Birthday Elder Westergard

My little baby is not a teenager any more "Feliz Cumpleanos to Elder Jesse Marc Westergard. I hope someone there in the Dominican Republic is making you a great big birthday cake today.

We Love You and hope you have a GREAT Day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Messed up Zone photo

Sweet Style

The Esperanza 4

Hello family! I'm sitting here already writing you when it felt like a couple hours ago we talked on the phone! That was so amazing! It was so good yo hear all your voices again, and first time to talk to Josh in a year, it sounded like you all were doing good, and drinking Mexican coke hmmmmmmmm.
I'm glad you had a good Mothers Day Mom! sounds like Dad and the kids did a good job this year, like usual, cough cough hehe!Ii wish I could have been there, but I know what I'm doing here is where I need to be! I don't have allot of stuff to say cause we talked for 3 hours on Sunday! but ya me and my comp are working super hard! This last week we had 16 member lessons, 12 other, 12 contacts, received like 14 references, and had 20 new investigators! were working super hard!
Today was pday and we went to Navarrette and played fast pitch softball! it was super fun and i was 7 for 7 and got a home run! Then we went back to our house and made mangu! not mango but mangu! its super good. now were writing!
well this internet here in Esperanza is sooooo bad and cant put photos on flickr, so ill just send like 2 in the email every week till I can start again! sorry!

So I'm not ready to be 20 yet! but Saturday will be here fast and I guess that's life, growing older.

Well I don't know what else to say, if I missed anything let me know and ill write back next week, which will feel like 2 days! but I love you guys so much! have a wonderful week! I love you.

love Elder Westergard

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hey everyone! its so great to hear from you every week and to know how and whats going on! it seems like all is going great and your enjoying life!

Sounds like Dad and Josh had super fun golfing and saw allot of cool things. but come on, you guys shot in the 80s......come on i thought we were family, you need to represent me a little better while I'm gone haha just kidding.
So jakelle had fun on her trip, I'm so happy for her, don't worry Mom, you will get to New York someday! like me!

Well let me tell you about Esperanza, hope, and how I love it here. Our zone has about 24 missionaries in it, we are 4 aqui in Esperanza, and there are sister missionaries in Navarette as well as the zone leaders. and there is more missionaries in Mao and another little city I cant remember, so its spread out!

Me and my comp are really working hard, for the first time ever cause he is not a dead comp haha, but we are averaging about 7 lessons every day. we have so many investigators and we get help from many members! We are 2 districts in Esperanza which means we have a branch here. The members are so strong, my animo is super filled and I love working! like I have seen myself change more here in 1 week than the last 7 months in puerto plata cause were focused on the work and i love the people! its amazing and my testimony grows every day.

You can ask me more questions on mothers day and stuff if you want, but oh Dad! no we cant go to Santiago evryweek, only once a transfer. but i will probably call you guys when you get home, so around 2.30 to 3 my time aka right after your church, so 1130 to 12. sound good, were going to the church, so ill call, and you will have to call me back OK.... make sure the whole family is there this time!!!!

Well today is pday and we went to Navarette to play basketball, i have not played for awhile but i was surprised I did good, I had about 26 threes the whole day. so i did all right.
Well we need to go eat and stop by and visit an investigator before we work tonight! we also have an activity in the church, volleyball!!! and I'm horrible haha. But OK I'm going to go! talk to you on Sunday! i love you all bye.
Elder Westergard

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