Monday, 30 January 2012

30 January, 2012

So you know why we came to Nauvoo!!!!! would you mind filling me in on that one?

so now to answer your questions.

How is the work going? The work is going awesome we are finding many people to teach but the problem is that when we go by they are not home but we will keep trying.

How is the weather? Well it is fairly mild not to cold but worming up and getting nicer out. It's strange to think that I have been out since last spring it feels like a distant dream since last mothers day and the next one coming.

Eric are your glasses working good for you? They are wonderful I can see!!!!!!!!!! It was funny not having them I found out how bind I am I was standing at the end of my bed and looked at the bathroom mirror ( about ten fee away ) and I was fuzzy.

How is the Spanish going? It is still with me and I am understanding more and more every day!!!!!!... oh this question was for Diana :( :( :( :(

Is there anything you need? no not really just letters from peoples that's all.

Now for my report.

Well this last week was rather interesting. We had to switch cars with some other Elders and so last Monday we had to do that. So when we were coming back we passed by a famous place that is in one of the greatest films ever made!!!!! I'll give you a hint Planet moon of Endor... get it yet? no? Ewoks!!! still don't have it?!! okay I'll tell you... Star Wars VI (6) Return of the Jedi I was in Cathedral Grove the filming location for Endor and yes the tree's are that big I will send you photo's. Elder Smith and I were there early in the morning so a lot of the photo's are dark but when we come to visit we can go in the day time. and you will see that it was a bit cold.

Any way we do service at the local food bank and they just love it when we come in we get a lot done for them. Then on Wednesday we had district meeting it was rather cool there are more Elders in our District so we have 4 elders and 4 sisters but the Zone leaders come so if they brought one other companionship it would be a zone conference all we are missing is President Tilleman and the assistants. so we are thinking on inviting them to come.

Well we have been doing a lot of finding and a lot of member visits. They love us here not to long ago a member said once he found out that we were staying "when you get good missionaries that you love working with you don't want them to go." it was very nice of him to say that because it made us feel that they really care for us here and to be hones it was an answer to a prayer.

ohh I have to tell you I think that you will get a great kick out of this story so Friday night we are invited to a ward activity a white elephant and I was first and I got a t.v. and that was taken from me :( then I got of all things a black floral pattern leather purse and every on had a good laugh then that was taken from me :*( then I got can you guess it another purse and every one there started to die laughing AND THAT ONE WAS TAKEN AWAY I started to cry because I wanted to send it to Nichole she would have loved it. but I ended up with some buffalo jerky YUMMMMMY hahahaha if you would like some go to Island the owner is our ward mission leader so we go out there a lot and get some free stuff it is so good I like... I was also given some books I think that Diana would like Journey to the center of the Earth. and The Lost Horizon. I want to read them but they aren't on the reading list so they are in my suit case waiting to go home. any way not much this week different than the past ones. so yeah I hope you liked the funny story I did and I lived it!!!!

Monday, 23 January 2012

23 January , 2012

Elder Smith and I will be staying.

so I found my camera last Tuesday, it was in my shoe I had forgotten that I put it in there so that I didn't drop it. Other than that it was a very crazy week. I got into a small fender bender I am alright as is Elder smith. The cars involved not as good as we are. Because of it a lot of paper work involved and we had to get it all done within a short amount of time. The weather has not helped at all it went from freak snow to never ending rain so the two extremes not fun. Any way we had a slow week.

We did have an awesome Sunday yesterday we had 2 other lessons and two new investigators it was so cool! They were some potentials that we had on a street that we were told that we wouldn't find any one interested and that was when I first got here. But now we have two who want to learn!!!!!!!! I think that it is very sweet.

We are working hard and we are finding a lot to laugh about (Elder
Smith and I).

So far we have one investigator who is loving the gospel and really wants to make changes in his life and he already has many good friends in the ward. They are so good about that here. They truly care about him and want to help him as best as they can. That is always very cool.

oh I found some thing in language study. It is Salud y pesetas... it means Health and wealth... I thought that daddy would like that.

So not much more news this week other than what I have said so yeah!!!!!!! I hope you all have an awesome week and that you are guided to those who need you!. thank you for all you do.
and thank you for all the letters.

Elder Eric Ziegler

Monday, 16 January 2012

16 January, 2012

So guess what we did this morning!!!!!!!!! we went out to our ward mission leaders ranch to take some photos with their big bull his name is Goliath and he is a giant. I also played with Maggie their dog I think I have a new friend. :)

well the glasses were well needed. I THANK YOU!!!!

well our week has been rather hard but that is a good thing. but it ended awesomely we had a less active part member family come to church the last two weeks and the husband really wants to learn and understand and it is really cool because he has not had much religion in his life and he want to make changes in his life. It's
just so awesome that we had tracked into them without really knowing that they were there but we stopped by to visit and they said that they wanted to come to church.

(our two baptismal dates dropped one wants nothing to do with us over the dress code and the other we have not been able to get a hold of).

Any way we had some awesome Q.G.C.'s this last week and we met some really nice people who said that they believed what we talked about but they are not interested in any religion but they are good people.

I have seen that I have opened up from when I have left. any way I have been reading a lot in preach my gospel about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and it is just been really interesting to see how perfect his teachings are. I have also been
reading in the Isiah chapters of 2nd Nephi and it is very interesting I have found so far that some of the parts that help you understand are not in the Bible but with study you can see what he is saying.

So the members here are really awesome they are still saying that we need to have a diner appointment every night they know there are blessings in that!!!! I will not deny them.

((so I have temporarily lost my camera so if you could pray with me to find it that would be very helpful on us both))

Now I want to send every one an E-mail so I will talk to you next week and let you know if I have been transferred then okay ;D

ttyl Love you more!!!!!!!!!! the MOST!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 9 January 2012

9 January, 2012

Zone conference

My week was awesome the best I have ever had so far on my mission.

We found a lot of people to teach and two accepted baptism in the first lesson Trisha and Carmen (names have been changed) they are awesome we found them tracting in the rain. Yes we do have two baptismal dates however they were January
but no longer.(they didn't come to church) I am very confidante that
they will be baptized in February.

Other than that It has been an awesome week we are teaching almost every day and we are finding every day. We are getting closer and closer to achieving 70 Q.G.C's (Quality Gospel Conversation's) a week right now we are at 62 for last week. we
are so very excited for the area.

Elder smith and I are doing great we are working hard to help each other learn and grow and keep a fire under the seat of our pants to Find, Teach, and Invite. Invite was a big part of our last district meeting the point was brought up that if
we don't invite them they will never want to repent. and Yes I do feel
that we are unified in our desire to serve the lord and be the
sharpest sickle's we can be for the lord.

with love Elder Ziegler

I love you more

Monday, 2 January 2012

2 January, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well it has been a great year goodbye 2011.
so my new years was a great one we had awesome talks at church and
next week will be fast Sunday for us here.

Any way this last week we found out that our golden investigator is moving :.( and elder Smith and I became good friends with her and she told us that she would
invite us to her wedding (she is dating a member) she is great she
always asks us to give her reading assignments! how cool is that!??!!
any way she want to keep us updated on her progress in the church and
let us know how things are going for her.

I am doing a lot better now I have really worked on avoiding the things that trigger how I felt and it has helped allot.

Now I am not sure if I have told you or not but the district that I am in is 4 Sister Missionaries and myself and Elder Smith and yes I do my best to help my Sisters out when they need it like a good brother OK Mariah , Nichole and Diana you all can get off my back now if you want.

Looking back to the distant day I left home and seeing how much I have changed I see that I will never be able to be the same ever again. I have just learned so much and
knowledge ages you, changes you and shapes who you are and can become only if you strive to learn more and apply it to your life.

So one thing I have been introduced to here that I love so I want to use after my mission is called the Challenge it were you take a verse from the standard works and you have the missionaries make a spiritual thought out of it but there is a catch here is one I found and I challenge all 5 of you to make your own thought out of it and send it to me for next week. Job 7:12. so next week I want to see 5 new
E-mails with the subject Job 7:12. Okay?!?!?!?!?!?! good.

Now on with the e-mail. our ward mission leader owns a buffalo ranch here on the
Island and we set up an appointment to come and work there today and get some great pictures for you next week!

The area here is like popcorn we are finding people all over the place so its like
popcorn popping on the apricot tree. lol.

I love you all and I pray for you allot. thank you for all you do and don't worry on sending me "things" letters are fine.!!!

love Elder Ziegler