Monday, 26 September 2011

26 September, 2011

the sunrise the other day
one of my favorite pics a black tusk

Well first off with the getting out of bed on time she(Diana) will have a crash (no pun intended) coarse on that one and being on time well same story.

There are only 2 wards in Spanish here. so yeah I don't move much.

Can you believe it I have been a missionary for almost 1 YEAR. it's crazy for me to think about it, it feels like only a few months.

well the work is progressing a lot of things happened this last week...
1.Elder Maynes was here and did a mission tour.
2. I saw a Datson 280 Z (yellow).
3. I saw a sticker that said "Going to the sun Road, Glacier national park." that brought back some memories about the weeping wall and Mariahs pass.

Well not much else is going on here not anything exciting anyway just working hard and not much sleep so it's very tiring. But I would never change what I have learned thus far for anything in the world.

Well I have more E-mails to write I will keep you all in my prayers.


Monday, 19 September 2011


How is life treating you? the life is not to bad I am getting better at a lot of things and I am actually starting to forget allot about the things back home and what I liked to do.

so more about how things have been well I have a new companion well one I had before. Elder Trader elder Silbas went to surrey to finish his mission.

Remember how last week we went to Black tusk on a hike well I don't hurt anymore. yesterday I gave a talk in sacrament about missionary work but I tried to use a different way. I talked about the 2000 stripling warriors. Alma 53:17 I talked about how many missionary's have the same desire. They fight for the souls of their brothers and sisters. When I was reading this and preparing for the talk I was thinking is this my desire is this what I want to do. So that really changed my view on what I need to do to become closer to my Father in heaven.

I also can feel how much I miss you because today I was able to write a little and then the other elders wanted to go downtown and so on the way back I stopped here at the library so I could finish writing to you.

I am doing very well and I am sorry I did not send you an Email for your B-day to be honest I forgot and so I am trying to repent of that I love you very much I will be seeing you through different eyes when I get home.

well I need to go now but I will keep you all in my prayers.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

12 September, 2011

So how is life this week? well rather tiring a lot of work.
the 6.4 earthquake off the coast of Vancouver Island. did you feel it? no I didn't I found out about it on Sunday.
have there been any aftershocks? not that I know of.

Well other than that I have been very busy I have had to find new investigators and drop some. Today we went to a place called black tusk. and it was very cool. I will add some pics.

I am progressing in many way's I am getting better with the language. I am starting to know more of the doctrine, and I am loving the people more and more every day.

How is life there I hear so little of the going on's I feel left out. and I am not really wanting much.

About my week it was good we started out with a good time of phone tag with some of the members. then we went to see one of the members we haven't passed by for a long time and her grand daughter wants to be baptized so we will see what the mother says.

About the hike we went to the top of the middle mountain in the 3rd pic. and the trip down was the hardest part. We all had fun we also saw a wonderful lake well I will send more pics another time.

any way I have been rather cranky to day because of the hike we got up at 4:00am to be able to get back in time to shower and get dressed.

I love you very much and I want you to know I am well. the last pic was at the beginning of the trail. cool huh.

Monday, 12 September 2011

A few pictures Eric sent in August 2011

6 September 2011

wow a Lightning storm that must have been scary! well I am glad that every thing is alright.
ohh the library's were closed yesterday so we are able to email shortly today. so my week has been great. we found 3 new investigators now we need to help them progress.
I have been working harder on working with the members so that I can have longer and longer conversations and understanding. so I am starting to really get into the culture of the Latin people I am asking all the questions I can about it. we will be having a big ward party where I can learn more.
I learned a few things lately and I wanted to share them. A simple invitation may make all the difference. Have the strength to stand against the storm and be not one to be commanded in all things, Chose to act. also we can never fully understand the blessings of the temple unless we attend on a regular basis.
I have found the at times the fewest words are the ones that need to be spoken, for they may be the ones need to be heard.
well I am finding a lot of Spanish stores here in Vancouver one is called La Tierra del sol (the land of the sun) and they sell clothing, art and give a smile all from Latin country's. I bought a shirt there and I love it I'll send you a picture of me in it.
here is a quote I like that I heard from a member. ( I will translate) "your dreams can live on in those you love, and in me live the memory of who you where".
well I am glade that all is well and that no one is hurt I am praying for you and I miss you. I am in the lords work and I will be blessed though they may not come in this life.

29 August 2011

So how is the work going in your part of the vineyard? they are going very well and I am surprisingly happy and tired at the same time. I can't put my head down as I kneel or I will drift away. Who are you teaching? we are teaching several people so far, but most of them are progressing slowly and others are like ( this is my first time here I like it, what do I need to do to become a member.) How are things with your Companion? they are great he will be going home after Diana goes into the MTC and he has told me that he wants me to be a better missionary than he was. and better than all the missionary's the members remember. Any more fun stories? well just last night I scared one of the Elders in the apartment. what I did was after they had settled down for the night I swung open the door and jumped onto his bed and asked him in a deep voice to give me a hug. and he was screaming and said no get away. but we all had a good laugh this morning. any Spiritual stories? we were teaching a lady (2nd visit) we had invited her to be baptized and she said yes, then she asked us to help her prepare for it by reading with her and helping her understand.

so Daddy is trying to play mach maker is he well..... I am to busy to worry about that right now I am even to busy to eat at times. oh another funny story it was a dream. Elder Silbas my companion is a Zone leader and as I said he is about to go home (next transfer) and in my dream we got a call from President Tilleman and after he told Elder Silbas where he was going He started to talk to me then he said "Elder Ziegler you will be replacing Elder Silbas as Zone leader!" and all I said was "Are you kidding?!?!?!?" and with that all the elders had a big roomer. any way how are things there? I don't really get much info and I feel so far out of the loop I have no idea there is one let alone where it might be. Well I need to E-mail my sisters TE AMO MAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go and stand in front of a temple. Study carefully the house of the Lord and see if it does not inspire you to make some improvements in the physical temple the Lord has given to you to house your eternal spirit.

WE WILL BE GOING TO THE TEMPLE TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!