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

Monday, July 27, 2009

Well as you know, today is transfers and I'm writing you early which means i didn't get transferred, which isn a surprise! My new comp is coming from Cotui and his name is Elder Tarver, he is American and really big! I have not met him yet but he was Elder Powell's comp who is here in Esperanza, he said he is cool and loves basketball and stuff. I will write back later when he needs to use Internet to tell you a little about them.

Well on Monday morning I got the call from President Lee and he called me to be DISTRICT LEADER!! wow I'm like freaking out its not even funny, I don't know how I'm going to do it, like I pray every night that I will receive help from above, cause I'm Senior Comp and DL, so please pray for me and stuff, thanks!

This last week was amazing, you will never guess what happened! well that family we reactivated has a 10 year old daughter and we have been trying to tell them Spragg was leaving and they wanted us to be comps when she got baptized, but at the same time didn't want to baptize her yet. We spent 2 months trying to get them and the last Saturday past and we knew it then, 2 transfers without a baptism.....bummer. We went to there house on Monday to have dinner for Spragg and they were like, wow your actually leaving, but Naomi didn't get baptized. We were like we told you! then the dad was like lets do it tomorrow! we told him we couldn't cause they are on Saturdays, and he was like whatever call the President for permission, so we called him knowing he would say no. HE SAID YES! wow it was amazing, the ZLs came Monday morning to the interview and we baptized her yesterday at 5 at night! I know we were blessed for working the hardest we could for 3 months! it was an amazing experience I will never forget!

Well I cant believe next week at this time a year ago we were flying to Utah to drop me off at the MTC! its just a dream, I have not been here for a year, its just to fast. They cant do this to people, send them on a mission where they make so many friends and when you don't know it they kick you out! I don't want this year to go by fast, id rather stay here! but what can you do right?

It was sad saying goodbye to Elder Spragg, he really was my best friend! we had the best time together and it was my favorite time in the mission with him. He was the first person I ever saw getting off that bus in my first area October 1 2008 and he was my ZL, then we were comps, now hes going home tomorrow. I honestly learned alot from him! ill miss him a ton! he is going back home to Dixie state to study in St. George, represent mom!!!

Well that's about it from here all is good and im doing very well. So it sound like it is super hot in Arizona! I cant believe it, that's so nuts! its a good thing that you are going to the cabin, just think, we can probably go for a week next summer together! wow time flies. Dad and Josh, do lots of golfing and fishing for me! and do a little more golfing on the side after that, I miss it so bad! my swing is still alright though. Oh drink lots of dr. pepper for me and sugar cookies Josh from Maverick!

I miss you all but I have to go! my comp is at the house! woo hoo ill write back soon, like in 30 minutes haha! so have a great day and I love you!

love, Elder Westergard

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Elder!! You will do a great job as District leader. Sounds like your working hard and your time seems to be flying by. Great move on the yoga ball. You have good balance that's not easy. God bless you and all the Elders. Love you


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