Monday, July 13, 2015

New Address

Hey, you can now send mail directly to where I live!  
I live on: 

9068 South Wisteria way, 
West Jordan, UT 84081

A week of miracles!

Subject: A week of miracles!
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:07:13 -0600

Good afternoon family!

This week has been amazing for Monica!  At her baptismal exception
interview last week, the mission president told her she needed to keep
the Word of Wisdom in order to be baptized this month.  Essentially,
she was involved in an accident a few years ago, and has been using an
illegal substance to numb the pain which results from it.  She has
been clean for the whole week!  She still goes through the pain, but
she has started turning to the Lord in prayer.  We gave her a blessing
when she was going through a lot of pain, and she described a warmth
that just ran down the side of her body and numbed the pain.  She is
incredible, and she is getting baptized this Saturday!  As kind of a
cherry on top, she and her husband were getting rid of some shoes, and
there was a pair of beautiful brown Italian leather shoes that fit me
perfectly!  I'm excited to wear them!  I'll wear them this week with
my taupe suit (Dad, you look so handsome in that suit!).

On Saturday, we went to the Jordan River Temple to see a recent
convert do baptisms for the dead, and to see a convert of Elder Aviles
receive his endowment.  We did the session in Spanish, which was
really cool!

On Wednesday, we had a zone conference with President Palmer.  It was
okay.... It is strange coming from President Chambers, who is very
formal, to this mission, which is much less formal.  But I will
adjust.  The Lord put me here for a reason.

Sorry for the brevity!  We've been running around all day.  But all is
well!  Tell Brother C......... congratulations!  That is so exciting!
Mom, please don't kill yourself planning this wedding;)  have a
fantastic week!

Elder Jared Weller

A very short synopsis....

 Mon, 6 Jul 2015 

Good afternoon family!

This will be a really short letter, since we have been running around
all day.  It has been a great week!  On Saturday, we worked all day.
We were invited to a neighborhood BBQ, appropriately nicknamed the
"cul-de-sac of Fire".  Later we returned home and cleaned the house
(because the Gomez's were coming home from Peru on Sunday).  Then we
climbed onto the roof and watched fireworks throughout the valley and
sang hymns at the top of our voices.  It was a blast!  I didn't get
very many good pictures, but I will send some.

Yesterday, we taught our friends from Brazil again!  We even did it
without a Portuguese translator!  The gift of tongues is awesome!
Also, the Gomez's came home.  They got us sweaters, satchels, and some
small coin purses!  They are the best!

Today, we went to the mission office in West Valley with M..... so she
she could have a baptismal exception interview with the mission
president.  She was involved in a bad car accident a few years ago,
and she goes through a lot of pain every day.  Apparently, the only
thing that really helps her is something against the Word of Wisdom.
So we gave her a blessing in President Palmer's office, and President
Palmer healed her of her pain!  The Spirit was so strong!  If she
stays clean, she could be baptized on the 18th!  Earlier this week, we
helped her plant a bunch of flowers, and she washed our clothes and
made us dinner.  She is awesome!

I love hearing from everyone!  I'm glad you all made it home safely
that one day!  And Dad, that is so exciting that Brother C......... is
getting baptized!  I hope this week is full of blessings and happiness
for everyone!  Ciao!

Elder Jared Weller