Monday, July 24, 2017

Many people are also coming to church lately and the coming months look really exciting!

Letter to Mom...

July 16, 2017

That's cool Tyler is a cool friend.  I remember the day Jared and I went to his house to say goodbye the morning before he left for the MTC.  It is crazy how fast everything has gone.  I have a happy story for you and one that we are still waiting for the happy ending.

Do you remember David Reyes?  Well he was baptized on April 8 and he is 11.  His mom is less active and his siblings and dad aren't members, but he is like the most faithful kid ever and goes to church every week without fail at 8:20 even though it starts at 9:00.  Last Tuesday, we gave him a lesson one pamphlet and asked him which one of his friends could benefit from the gospel.  He said that he knew a kid named Kor and would give the pamphlet tomorrow.  We didn't really believe him since most members of the church seem to have a hard time doing missionary work.  On Sunday, David was sitting by a kid holding a lesson one pamphlet.  When we asked the kid's name he said it was Kor!  It was awesome haha, we'll go teach his family this week.

The one that still needs a happy ending was with a sister investigator. She faithfully followed President Ostlers council and at the end of the 14 days, we committed her to ask her husband to marry her.  She was nervous so she made one of those jr high notes.  Check yes or no if you want to marry me and put it in his socks before he went to work.  She was super excited and was even going to text us a code word once he said yes.  When he got home, she could tell he read it because he was acting weird, but he pretended like nothing happened.  She felt terrible.  We shared to her and told her to continue strong and the miracle will come.  She needs your prayers, I love you mom!

Elder Zesiger

July 23, 2017

Thanks mom this is a great email!  I'll try to send you some pictures!  Ya President took a lot of pictures and videos for his wife.  They are so cool and always go on awesome adventures together. 

President and Sister Fermanis
Everyone looks great!  That is awesome that she likes to have gospel discussions, I'll have them with her, tell her to send me any questions she has and I'll answer them.:)  Caden looks awesome and Coby's hair looks awesome too! hahaha  I had a weird realization a couple nights ago, I was thinking about you guys and I realized that I can't remember the sounds of your voices except for Coby's and Dad's.  Oh well, it was just kind of weird.  

The area is super fun right now and Geralyn's husband, Jonel, will be baptized this Saturday, that means they can get sealed in the temple before I turn 21!:)  I haven't gotten any packages recently but I'll wait.  My eye attacked again so I'm on the eye drops, but I'm pretty much an ophthalmologist now and I hold the record for most times at the hospital by far, so I'll be ok.

I love you
Elder Zesiger

Letter to Dad....

July 16, 2017

It's awesome!  I'm almost done with it and then I'm going to read the Joseph Smith one.  We have no roommates so I just read the wilford one at night time.  Thanks for working on the Trans am thats great!  That omega looks super cool too!  I think when I get home I'll sell all my watches though and just have the 3 my Rolex Omega and blue Seiko, I can't remember if I have any others worth keeping.

I love the gospel and being a missionary is the most fun thing in the world.  We are teaching this family right now that will be baptized on the 12 of August.  The dad was having a hard time with cigarettes so we had them pray and fast as a whole family for him to have strength and they did it!  Their name is the Evangelista family, it is the mom, dad, and two daughters.  It is so fun to see them change.  When we began to teach them about a month ago, we would always find them drinking or smoking outside their house, but now when we go we find them reading the Book of Mormon haha.  

Evangelista Family
How's the reading the Book of Mormon with the family thing going?  I saw Caden is listening to it while he works haha that's exactly what I did!  It's crazy that he already went on his first date too, he was only 14 when I left!  It's super fast.  The Lord is really blessing our area right now and we are finding a lot of people that want to change their lives and hear the gospel.  We are teaching this one sister right now that lives inside this little hole down this concrete tunnel that you have to like duck walk through to get to, it's awesome!  I love being a missionary.

I love you dad, please continue the trans am.
Elder Zesiger

July 23, 2017

Haha that's awesome about Quiet Riot!  I love James Durban! haha that boat looks cool too, that'll be fun.  I still want to go hunting with you though in Arizona or Argentina.  Everyone looks great in the pictures mom sent, Shelby looks pretty much the same but Coby and Caden look way different haha.  This week was really fun for us.  We've been hanging out with President a lot and having lots of meetings.  He even came and worked with us in our area for a whole day.  We took him on his first tricycle ride.  He was too big and the little 150 motor couldn't handle us up this hill, so we got out and walked while he rode haha it was funny.  He's super cool though and I'm learning a lot!

Our area is seeing a lot of blessings though, we were able to take Danica and Geralyn to the temple for baptisms for the dead on Saturday and it was awesome!  Many people are also coming to church lately and the coming months look really exciting.

One day, as we were talking to President, he was telling us of one time that this general authority came to their stake and chastized them so bad that they were all about to cry.  He was just yelling at them.  When we asked who it was, he said it was Rulon Craven hahaha.  He later became the temple president over there and they became good friends.  I went back through my records and read your email about when he died and I felt like writing you a letter about how proud I am that your'e my dad.  As I went to write it, I realized that I would get home before the letter did, so I decided not to, sorry haha.

I love you dad, thanks for all the amazing emails and encouragement over the last 21 months.  I often talk to missionaries that don't have any support from their families and I am grateful that I have a lot.

Elder Zesiger

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