Friday, 11 January 2013

11 Jamuary 2013

Hello everyone, It has been almost three weeks since I have been home and so far it has been rather stressful. my family and I are in the middle of moving and it has not been fun. At this time I will not be adding any photos because I am working on a slideshow. I have had many wonderful and very personal experiences. To quote a song I love "I've lost the friends that needed losing and made others on the way." I really have I have made friends that I will cherish forever. Some I consider family. I miss them and I pray to be able to see them soon. I am a changed man, and I hope that those who have been reading this blog theses last two years can see that. For those who are reading my blog that are members that have not gone on a mission, and still have the chance to go. I would exhort you to GO! I can honestly say that there was nothing else that could change me. Yes we go with the intent to help others but, in order to help others come unto Christ we our selves will have to go to Him. There is no other way it simply cannot be done. We cannot invite the children of God to come to Christ if we are not willing to go ourselves. I know that I may sound as if I am on a soap box but I have no intent of that I only wish to help you see that changes that I have made,the changes that have come over me. I know that my time in the service of the Lord and His children was not in vain. So I will simply invite you to decide for yourself if all this that I stand for is real or not. Eric Ziegler.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

11 December 2012

hello how are you? well this one will be short and I wont add any photo's for this last E-mail. any way I just wanted to let you all know that I love you and that I am looking forward to seeing you all soon. so there is not really any news other than I was able to see the torres and the meza family again and let me tell you time flies the meza girl is 2 now and I was there for her first birthday party. so needless to say I was surprised to see her. and the torres family is doing great. and I was planing on putting the photo's up my self so you will have to wait. oh I decided where I want to visit.I will let you know who when we come. so I will see you and speak to you soon. LOVE YOU MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!

Monday, 3 December 2012

3 December 2012

so how are things going I thought that I should let you know that I have been given an extension........ hahahahahaha I know that one would get you:) :D :P :b 3:D okay any way no I haven't gotten extended but I do want you to remember that I am still a missionary and yes for only a few more days. but don't remind me please!!! porque estoy bien cajuelado (yes I know that's not proper Spanish Diana.) so not much has happened this week other than a lady that we have been teaching has chosen to be baptized soon I wont say how soon I want that to be a surprise (I can feel your suspense) well I know have a photo for you (look to the attached photo) so this is the baptism last month on the 4th. so we have been working (see mom I'm not as lazy as I used to be) or am I??? we will see :D so yeah not much to report this week (had an appointment this morning all is good so far) Love you all and I will speak to you next week!!!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

26 November 2012

The week has been well. we had some really awesome lessons these last few day's that the spirit was very strong and we are very happy. and there is not much to talk about this week but yeah. sorry that I wont be able to send you more in this e-mail I will work to have more for you next week!!!

Monday, 19 November 2012

19 November 2012

Okay I finally sent photo's I have kept my promise. so now there are some thing's that have happened 1st. I have been working on a drawing of a hand and this hand is rather special it is of the savior and it quotes his in saying to this end came I into the world. and come unto me and feel the prints of the nails in my hands. I like it. okay so the scriptures quoted are John 18:37 and 3 Nephi 11:14 What do you think of it?
I have been seeing an increase of my faith, knowledge, and love for the Savior. it has been great these last few weeks just learning. and it has also been stressful just a lot of things hitting be each day. but it is worth the fight it really is. also about the other photo I attached can you guess what it is? well it is what I call the Ziegler Claddagh ring but yeah it is what I saw in a dream hope you like it.
so with all my Love Elder Ziegler...

Monday, 12 November 2012

12 November 2012

how is everything going? things are going well. well on other news I am doing well we just had a stake conference and Elder Zwin and Elder Christensen were here to reorganize the presidency. they are powerful speakers. they gave us all a challenge to read chapter's three and six of preach my gospel in ten days and I would like to extend that to you all and I would ask you to send me some of your thoughts and impressions that you receive in that time. so that is one of the things that happened. Also on that side of pain Mariah you are not the only one who had a digit hurt on the mission I got my thumb hurt badly about three days ago and it in now starting to feel better still very sore though. Oh we started a new teaching method we have been using my superior art skills (haha) to depict various moments of the book of Mormon and today I'll be working on the the part of when Lehi finds the Liahona out side of his tent. I know that I have been promising photo's but I simply have not taken any. and I hope that this amount will satisfy those who will be reading. and this I say with Love Elder Ziegler.

Monday, 5 November 2012

5 November 2012

I received my package!!!! and the work is going well. we just had two baptisms and I must tell you I was very happy. I will show photos in a few weeks hahahaha I know I don't have much time left and I won't tell how much time but yes the time is at hand. and well the work so far has been doing well we are still working hard and looking for the Lords children who are looking for the gospel in their lives. and well things are going well and then I will let you know how they went. and I will admit I have been getting frustrated a-lot and I should tell you that I am concerned about something Love Elder Ziegler

Monday, 29 October 2012

29 October 2012

well many things are going well we are working hard and seeing many miracles in our area we are helping two of our fathers children work towards baptism soon. and they are loving the gospel. I just found out that some one I started teaching on the island got baptized in July!! I was very happy to hear that. I have been seeing how it is that I have changed in these two short years and it is remarkable to see who I was and then look at who I have become. my faith in our Lord has been strengthened so much and my love for others as-well. I am more comfortable to speak to others. and I have a better understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. so much has happened that I cannot say in words I only know that I have changed so much. and I love it. I am having a hard time right now I am having so many mixed feelings and I just don't know what to do about it. I want to go, I want to stay!! it is hard for me right now I bet Mariah should know how I feel. but so far every thing is okay I am still working hard and still chugging along. well that's about it for this week but I pray all is well and that you all may be strengthened as I have been. With Love Elder Ziegler.

Monday, 22 October 2012

22 October 2012

so this has been a good day and a great week we are teaching a few people and some of them have a date for baptism. and they are very excited. well things are going well and the up-coming months are looking well for the area and the ward. the lord really has blessed this mission and the people here in Canada. well not much has changed other than no I haven't gotten my package from you mom and dad but I got one from Diana..... Hermana Ziegler. I will send pictures next week of the card very funny and she gave me a pillow tie ha ha and it's purple. but yeah not much new right now. so things are good. I assume all is well and wait till the next week. so lets see I think that is about it for the things I have to write so until next week. Love Elder Ziegler

Monday, 15 October 2012

15 October 2012

well today so-far is a good day. and things here are going well and we are working hard and we are looking for more people to teach and this is proving a little difficult but it is a good thing that we have to work hard this work was not meant to be easy. so how are things? I have not yet received the packages so you will have to wait at least another week. I will keep you updated. any way not really any new experiences. Oh, we do have one it was interesting we come home one night and a fellow just gets in our car and after seeing us gets out and walks away. it was interesting and a little funny. there are not many things new but a few things here and there. I am sorry that this is not as long as we all would like but I don't have much to talk about. so until next week with my love Elder Ziegler