Monday, August 1, 2016

80 Degrees

So this week was crazy I don't really know where to start.

Lets go with the baptism. So Donnie, Valerie and Isabelle Colvin were baptized on Saturday. They are such an awesome family and there are 3 more in the family that we are working with! they also gave us some deer meat so we made some cool food some sort of stuffed taco thingy. the sky was very pretty however last night and its like 80 degrees here for the rest of the week!
But yeah that's all for this week. We will see if another miracle baptism happens or not next weekend.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Transfer-Beautiful Lacey

So transfers happened and my first week here has been so awesome! We had a baptism of a nine year old girl, which was so great. I met her Tuesday night and we went back two days later and she said she wanted to be baptized.  She had been meeting with missionaries for about 6 weeks and her family is less active so she was never baptized. So the missionaries found them and started working with them. Less actives are a great source of missionary work. They have family that are members and they know how people can be blessed by the gospel.Thanks for all of the emails and support.  I love you all.  Have a great week.

Elder Lund

Monday, July 11, 2016

20th Birthday--A Cake and Some disappointment

So first things first, thanks for all of those who wished me a happy birthday! I means a lot and thanks for the loving support each week!

But I have been here for my first six months and it is time to head out. I got my call Saturday and I am going to the Deschutes River Ward in the Lacey stake! From what it sounds like there are a lot of trees, but they have had some success and we will be going to the Portland temple with a recent convert there so I am excited.

Well on to the less happy part of the week. This week has been the most stressful week of my life. We tried to set up a baptism. It was so stressful, because it was going to happen a few days later when the girl accepted to be baptized. Our bishop was against it a little, but finally agreed to a baptism on sunday night. Saturday we went over and had her interview. She passed fine she knows it all really well and wants to be baptized. We had to come back later to get her info and parents permission. We go over there and the dad is there and the wife hadn't told him about the baptism like she said she had. So he didnt want it to happen. So no more baptism, there is a lot more to the story but I dont want to get into it again.

​trying to burn our ties for 6 months, didnt work.

​coker baked me a red velvet cake I bought on monday

​Pre tism mirror selfie with elder Theobald from St. George(we get a long)

​eating cake sunday night at a small end of transfer party a ward mission leader from another ward throws at the end of every transfer.

that's pretty much it, next time you hear from me I will be out of my first area!!!! so weird to finally be leaving. love you all

Elder Lund

Bike Wheels Returned

Im just gonna hop right in because I don't have a ton of time.

Monday: Went to the sound and went on "5 mile drive"(hmmmm wonder if they copied 17 miles drive). It was way fun, while we were walking some members were like oh good missionaries! We just had a lunch go get some food. So we had lunch. While talking with people I met someone related to Nan Rains. That was cool!

​Also say coker eat something besides hot chocolate, chips

Wednesday(sorry Tuesday):
So we hear a knock on our door. Its Slim, they homeless guy who used to live in our bushes, and would use coker's water spout outside for water. HE GOT OUR BIKE WHEELS. We told him last Wednesday about it and he was upset! exactly a week later he brought them to us, he told us he found them in a mobile parts van and got them for us! So crazy. Later we talked to some other homeless people and one said that all the homeless people were talking about how our bike wheels were stolen and how mad they were. They used more colorful language but the were pissed! It made me happy that the prayers we say with them actually mean a lot to them and that they care for us, at least some of them.
for some reason the tires were slashed?
oh well. Homeless friends have our back!

Eh sunday was a hard day! I got a minor migraine and slept for most of the day. But then we went out and knocked with someone who is preparing to go on a mission, so that was good!

way fun. The mission had Lakewood and Tacoma Stakes come to one of the stake centers to play sports, have food, and a water balloon fight. It was so much fun. Sis Blatter made "cafe rio" sweet pork burritos and it was so good! It was pretty much identical to the real thing.

Went to walmart and got groceries, and then stayed in for the night. We didnt knock on any doors or do any missionary work. It felt way weird, but it was a nice break. Coker had some fireworks he set of. He said after the fact that they were two years old and he was surprised they worked.
I will attach a video or two.

Love you all so much. Keep it real!
Elder Lund

Bike wheels stolen

So this week was crazy fun/ awesome and it went by really quick! Like speedy fast. but I'll start with Wednesday because that is pretty when it all started. 

Went to Zions Camp in Belfair. Its a camp owned by the church and it has a cool ropes course. We did the ropes course and then had zone conference after wards. WE had lunch on the drive home at a place called Me-mos(Memos? idk). They had a burrito that was huge for 5$ so that was good!

Weekly planned and had a member meal. The Girlfriend is a member, but the boyfriend is a good cook so he makes us dinners from time to time. We taught the restoration after dinner just as "practice" but we really were just teaching him on the low low. 

We went back to the bf and gf and did some service moving firewood for them. They got us Papa Murphy's for lunch. We were able to put two people on date for baptism as well! So that was an awesome boost

Had lunch at Kobo teriyaki. The lady at the counter knows us now and pretty much expects us to come buy like once a week for a drink or a meal. But after we went to this lady named April. She is a little disabled, but we found her a while ago and she wanted us to come back and read the BoM with her. We have and we found out she has a husband who wants to be baptized. So we found that out yesterday. we were about to leave when a lightning storm blew over us. It started hailing before we even left so we kinda hesitated to leave and the caretaker there told us to stay and then we got a text from our ZL's telling us to stay indoors until the storm passed. So we stayed for another 15 minutes and the caretaker started asking us questions and is now interested and wants to learn more. So potentially at this time we have like 4 people that can be baptized by the end of the transfer. After the storm passes we go to see a person we put on date earlier. We went over and there was a bunch of people in side. Turns out they also wanted to be baptized so now we are at 7 people on date in total. crazy. we decided to go see someone who said they wanted to be baptized, so we started biking over there. Well the rains came down again, not lighting and hail, but we got soaked! It felt like winter again here. but he didnt answer. 

Sunday, happy fathers day!!!:
A YW who spoke brought her friends to church, we dont know how interested they are. Just knocked nothing really happened. Had dinner. Went out to knock 5-7s. One lady accepted to be baptized, she already had a Spanish Bom, but she wants to be baptized. We ended up referring her. Then a car rode up and a mexican wanted us to say a prayer for him. We said the prayer and i asked if he wanted to be baptized. yes! and his girlfriend wanted to be baptized too! soooo we had put 9 people on date I think in total this week, but one fell off date and one is the Spanish investigators now. then we got back from knocking and we saw that our bikes looked kinda weird. Well yeah somebody stole our front bike wheels and helmets.

thats was pretty much our week. ill attach pics love you all

Elder Lund


Hello All,
It felt like a really quick week this week. We stayed busy and just got through it. Unfortunately a lot of our on-dates fell off date because they didn't come to church and haven't meet with us this past week. But we were able to put two more people on date for baptism. Hopefully they will be able to be baptized! 

We were able to get our new wheels on Wednesday. So all day Tuesday we walked from a potential and then to a dinner. We then knocked in the direction of a appointment we had so we could get there at a reasonable time.

I finally used a dominoes gift card I got for Christmas. There is a brand new one that is a 30 second walk from our house. Saturday night we got a chicken bacon ranch pizza and enjoyed it while planning for Sunday.

Coker has been on the move lately. he comes down and talks to us every night and every morning now. We think it is because he is getting married and will move out soon, so he wants to spend every moment he can with us while he can.

There is this Mexican restaurant/bar thing that is always open way late. Well they started blasting the music at 10:40 so we could sleep for a while we got a video,it was so loud even the cameras could pick it up.

Elder Lund


Well this week was pretty interesting. It consisted of mostly knocking. We had an exchange though and that was fun. Ill attach some pictures of it.

Unfortunately our top investigator dropped us, so that was very upsetting! We have found some potential with a lot of less-active and their children that haven't really been to church, or have had the opportunity to be baptized and learn about the gospel. So there is a lot of potential there!

Im just gonna attach pictures and describe them as I go. That seems to work haha, but I love you all!
Elder Lund