Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14th Email, Last one!!

So yeah Well this is rather Strange, How is everybody lookin? Things are going pretty good! We had some good experiences this last week, met some cool people! We have been doing service, as I type this my hands are covered in paint haha. But I had my departing interview on friday so that was pretty great!! We also had zone meeting, helped do service at a members! And met a really cool christian guy. I feel really good about him!! Thank you for all of your emails, and being such a big help to me on my Mission. I will for sure get to work when I get home!!:) I am excited too:) :) It is really weird. I am trying to soak in England these last moments but it feels like I am just going to be here next week. It is so weird, I feel so crazy! I have been able to get in contact with a lot of people from My Mission the last few weeks and that has been so good but really hard too. You just feel so scared you will never see them again, or you want them to remember who they are, and to be good!! haha it is just a jumble of emotions. But I am excited, you all have been so good to me on my Mission. I wish I did more to thank you. I am Leaving My Mission having fought the good Fight, I am so Happy for the time I Have had to serve. BUT I am really Excited to continue the work!!:) I Think the biggest thing I have Learned is how Beautiful, and Important And Individual Soul is. I Love you guys. I Have a very Strong Testimony ogf God, and His Love. Thank you for Everything. I Love you. Sincerely, Elder Wilson

April 7th Email (2nd to last!)

Hello over there Yeah It was a pretty good week. The work was pretty slow this last week, but we did meet some good people. I feel like this area has some serious potential but just hasn't burst out yet cause it is a fairly new area, so trying to figure that out. General Conference was Amazing though, I feel so excited to be a Disciple!!! We have a lot of Courageous things to be doing in the future I think. So Yeah things are pretty Great! They are changing a lot of how they do things in the Mission now, and it is really good! Just how they are directing meetings and stuff, it makes a lot more sense now. And we are more focused now on the people than the number which I think we were missing that for a while, but it is good to see the progression. I really like The District I am in now, I didn't think I could get so close to the Missionaries in the district in only one transfer but they are Amazing! There is an Elder Jones here, and it is his first transfer and it is awesome cause he is going bald too. Too much Brain power or something I don't know:) So yeah I will talk to you next week. I am Loving Life, and Drinking deep in Life too:) Hope you guys are good!! I Love you a lot. God is Amazing. I have Felt The Spirit so much the last few days. Love, Elder Wilson

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1st Email

So Once upon a time I wrote this epic email, then got intrigued by a button on the screen and accidentally deleted the email! I am so sorry. Life is Great though. We Met some really cool people this week, saw some cool places. Still Trying to Baptise a Farmer! We Will Knock those streets. I met a cool lady from Wales, and Loved to hear The Welsh accent again....:) And Elder Jones will Love to meet you guys. Oh and the Mitchells probs put that on because I was able to call them and I think we are going to be able to go out to lunch with them on saturday before Conference:) We aren't too far from Leicester which is slightly torturous! So yep, I am Loving Life! It is pretty cool cause on Conference we are going to Lichfield, and a lot of the Missionaries I served around in Wales are going to be there. There have been so many tender mercies of The Lord recently. I Completely agree with what Pres. Houtz talk was on, I was reading in Mormon, and thinking about how Important it is to be on The Lords side these last days. It is a crazy time we live in, and we need to be so careful of not giving into the tricks of the world. Well Fam Bam, I know God Lives, and We are Entrusted to go help The Lost Sheep. We Have a lot of work to do. But The Work will go forward, I have seen it happen so many times. I Love you guys. Sincerely, Elder Wilson

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 24th Email

Hello, Hey it has been a pretty good week!! Just trying to get things going here, it has been pretty slow here lately... But we will get it going, always happens. Elder Wood and I were talking about this last night just to know that we can help make a Quality area and help God's work go along. We did have a really good lesson with some people, they are so awesome! He is hilarious, and has had every sort of life experience you can imagine, and she is just the sweetest soul. And We were teaching them, and Elder Wood was asking her some way good soul searching questions and then she just opened up to us, and the Spirit was so strong. Oh I also bought some trousers for Elder Wood with my card but he is giving me cash back for it, it won't let me pull money out? And if you see some eye stuff that I bought that is because I basically got attacked by some crazy dust stuff and my eye was going wild for a bit. Then we bought some eye sauce for it, and I took an eye bath and then things were dandy! Ummmmmmmmmmmm yeah we have some sheep living outside our flat and they have some babies and they are so cute!! . I think Paula would LOVE that, I am like a son to her. I will try and see If I can work it out, it possibly might need to be when I get home but you will definitely talk to her! She is so funny... I can't wait for you guys to talk to her, and Clive. It honestly feels like they are Family to me, and I have known them forever. That Painting exhibit sounds really cool, I am glad you guys got to go see it. I am Loving Life here at the moment. I was able to talk to people in previous areas this last week so that was really cool! Part of our area is in Leicester-shire so that is so tempting haha. God has made my Mission Just perfectly. It has had a lot of ups and downs but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Well I Love you guys a lot. What a Wonderful Family we have:) I was listening to an Amazing talk about Communicating with others, but in the end it was about Forgiveness, and Forgiving. I Felt The Spirit so strongly as I Listened to it. And then I Prayed after, and It really did Feel like I was in the same room as God Speaking with Him. What a wonderful thin it is. I Hope you guys have a good week. I will still Pray for Charles. Thanks again. Love, Elder Wilson

Mar 17th Email

Hello, So It is all True. Serving with Elder Wood, living in Woodville. There is all sorts of Wood going down. I Love it here though, I have served around Elder Wood Multiple times so it is pretty cool. His family are Farmers in Southern Utah, and he Loves Music, and Mountains so we have some good times:) This area is pretty cool, and an AMAZING thing happened!! So there are these Investigators here and we taught them last week and they said that they were from Leicester and I was like...... I Lived there! So I asked where they lived, and he said Saffron lane which is The road Ashley lived on. Ashley my first Baptism? So I just threw his name out there and it turns out Dan knew Ashley from School!! How cool is that!?!!? So I am going to email Ashley and see if he can come teaching with us:) So I got an Email from Elder Lapi in Swansea (My Last Comp) And one of our Investigators died, his name is Derrick. That was way sad to hear because he wasn't even that old. I Miss Wales!! It is so Wonderful there:) Did I ever tell you guys about our Investigators? Elder Barker and I found them and they are SO solid but need to be Married and are getting Married in September so yeah gonna get Baptised. They are Amazing, but I geuss they told Elder Lapi that they want me to go there one more time before I go back... and he was pretty persistent about it, I would LOVE to do that. But I am not too sure that can happen, so we are going to try and set up a skype or something for it. There are so many people in Swansea I have to tell you about!! The Irish/Welsh Family. They Would Love to Skype you guys sometime:) Hahaha I wonder If you would be able to understand her accent...:) I could maybe get their Skype information for you guys? Oh and Pip!. SO Cool. She Lives on a farm in the middle of nowhere, It is like The Welsh version of Aunt Pat's but on a Mountain! Oh I Love it there. She has three dogs a Shepherd dog named Jess, a Doberman named Sep, and a Stafford (Bella Dog Mini style) named Poppy! So she (Pip not the dogs) saw The Blue and Red Scripture marker that Grandma made and Absoultely Loved it and was like Me and her would be good Friends:) So many things to tell you!!! The Burton Ward here is really cool too! We have the Coolest Ward Mission Leader EVER! He is so funny!! His name is Brother Watson, and is just Hilarious! I am Excited for things for here. I am Working as hard as I can but different then I have in the past. In the Past I have been just about getting the Job done, but I feel like I am here to rebuild some Bridges and work that way. Still Of Course talking to as much people as we can though:) We had Elder Texeira come to our Mission this week!!! It was Way Inspiring, I Loved it a lot. I Just want to Help the Work go Forward here!! Soooooooooooo We Just had a Kebab with the other Elders, and I am not gonna lie my stomach is doing some crazy dance moves right now you know what I mean? Something I have been thinking a lot about lately is how Important Prayer is, I feel like in teaching people we neglect to help them rely on Prayer. It is so vital, until they are having a steady diet of Prayer, Scripture Study, and Church they generally will fall by the wayside. SO Pray Pray Pray! What Got me thinking about it was in 3rd NEphi when Jesus is there. It is so Powerful. Things are just so good right now, For some reason I Just keep thinking of the Movie Holes where Stanley and Zero are on that Mountain and They Just realize that it was all Destiny what they were supposed to do. I feel like that right now, Like I am supposed to be here with Elder Wood, serving in Woodville. It is an Awesome feeling. So I Hope you guys have a Great Week, I will too! Oh we are going to try and do some Service on some Farms by the way! We helped a Less Active lady move, and we just thought it is something that we could do good so we shoud try and do it like once a week or something:) I Love you you a lot. I Believe God is in the Detail of our Lives, and Wants us to be Happy. Love is good, and God is Great! Love, Elder Wilson

March 10th Email

Hey I am sorry I thought the library was open longer but not. I am in Burtin Upon Trent ward living in Woodville. I am Serving With Elder Wood, Life is Really good. I Loved your Emails!!! I saw a picture of caden! He looks different!! I Love you guys so much. The Lord is the Light. God Bless you. LOVE Elder Wilson I will write more next weeek... I am sorry. You guys are Amazing.

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3rd Email

Hey Zuko here. Yerp things are good. Dodge night........... Getting the call tonight. It is a pretty good chance of leaving, and of me staying. It really could go either way! So we will see what happens. This last week was really good. It is funny we have quite a few Investigators who are so solid but just need to get Married, and have the plans for it. So The Summer here is going to have quite a few Baptisms:) We have been working hard!! We started teaching this Chinese family, they are awesome! The Father came to church!! Lets see we have been working with less active's. The way the geography of the Swansea works out is that there is a TON of less active's in the towns of Port Talbot and Swansea and A lot more of them would come to church if it was closer, so I have been trying to push for work in those area's because if they opened up the branch there probably like at least 20 people who don't normally come would go. So we have some people we are working with there:) Less actives and Investigators! So it is pretty cool. I feel like I am learning some good stuff here, I Love Swansea so much. It was so funny we went street contacting the other day in Gorseinon and I had honestly either taught or already talked to like 80 percent of the people we saw!! So that is gonna be an interesting one if I am here for one more...... I Love it here though. It is Tricky helping people Invite their friends, I don't know... It is a lot easier as a Missionary though! Most of our day is filled with awkward moments so we are just used to it. But when it is someone with their good friend is tough. I Believe that it should be done in a Bold, but sincere way. One of my very very very favorite quotes is "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care" So yeah I Loved what dad said about we are talking about Missionary work, but we need to remember to talk about how to do it too. I Love The Lord, My Life is good. You Guys are Amazing. Keep it up, Work Hard, and Live fully. O Be Wise!" God Bless you. Love, Elder wilson

February 24th Email

HELLO!!!!!!! I Loved your Emails:) About putting The names in The Temples here for sure! I have done it before, and have asked members to call the Temple. I have been thinking a lot about Leicester lately, those were some good days! What a city!! But Swansea is a gem as well! I have had some Wonderful places to be a Missionary. I Love Life! This week has been good, we had Zone Meeting, that was really good. President Rasmussen spoke to us, and I felt The Spirit a lot. SOOOO Lets see what else could I share with you? Oh! Something really cool is that we started using the ward list and going by Less active's a bit ago! And we have helped reactivate three people in the last bit:) Wonderful! And We also started teaching this chinese family!! They own a chinese take away right by us so it is way cool! We are working hard, and Feeling The Spirit! Ummmmmm I will keep Praying for Charles , and Mia. You are Amazing! I have such a Wonderful Family!!! Thanks for everything. I was able to Testify of The Work of Salvation at zone Meeting, and Felt The Spirit VERY Strong. I Love you guys, and The Lord is The Light. Love, Elder Wilson

February 17th Email

Hello! So that was pretty Fantastic hearing about Taylor, It made me really happy! I am excited to see him again! Life is pretty good here! But in a lot of ways I feel like this experience here is teaching me a bit of how I will Recieve Revelation for the rest of my Life, so I am happy about it. Thank you for telling me about your week's! Time is really short right now, but I did enjoy them a lot. Dad what you were saying about Missionary work made me think a lot about what has helped me. Sometimes I feel like I am just going out to talk to people just because I NEED to, but then there are other time's when I am going out and talking to them because I Feel like I want to help them, and I want to Love them Like Jesus Christ does. And that changes a lot for me. When I am focused on talking to THE PERSON and not THE POTENTIAL it seems to help a lot more. I do not even know if that makes any sense but yeah it has helped me a lot:) I will be Praying for Charles, and Mia, and all of you this week. And Thank you for your Prayers. It was Sunny yesterday! It was so crazy, I honestly haven't had a sunny day since I think September or October, and I had a headache because of the sun! ahha Crazy weather:) Soooooo Yep. I better go email The Mission President, I Love you guys a lot. I am a Firm Believer in Obedience, and Hard Work. And I also Believe that Love should be the Driving Force in God's Work. Have A wonderful week. God Speed The Right! Love, Elder Wilson

February 10th Email

Hello! That is cool about the weather!!! It has Still been rainy here too:) That is so good to hear about taylor too, he sent me a picture of him! It was way cool to see, it seems like he has grown. The Week was good:) I am not sure If I have told you about Elder McCray? He Is from Arizona, and is like 300 pounds and has a Full ride Scholarship to play Football at ASU! I HAve served around him basically his whole Mission Pretty Much and he is going to be out a year soon! We served around eachother in Cardiff then he came to Swansea right after I did, So we have gotten really close, I was on an Exchange with him this week. I Love the relationships I have made on My Mission, he is such an Amazing Elder. We always talk about the Mountains and Music, and we both LOVE to Work hard out here so it is Pretty GRRREEEAAAAT. So Elder Lapi is the man as well, he is super smart, and is 25 actually. I really like him:) Gah! Mission's are so good!!!!! SOoooooo Lets see I am going on an Exchange in Birmingham this week so that will be good. And Lets see... We found this guy yesterday who is really into Computers, Elder Lapi and Him were talking about all this website designing stuff and it was going WAY over my head haha. But he is really cool, and I think he will be really good:) Dad, I Hope things go well in the ward this week. We ate at the Bishops house yesterday, and I could see a lot of you in him. It was really cool, I hav really Enjoyed serving With Bishop Rasmussen here. Well I got to get ooot and aboooot. This week will be really wonderful, and I will Pray for you too of Course! I Invite, and you invite:) God Bless you guys! Love, Elder Wilson

February 3 email

** Just an explanation of the email, Tyler's sister-in-law is pregnant and we had just found out that the baby has spina bifida, it was a very intense emotional and spiritual experience. Hello, Well thank you for the emails from everyone, I am very Proud to be in The Wilson Clan at this moment. I feel a lot of different things right now, I feel like we are going to grow a lot. And Charles is going to be such a Blessing, and he will be a teacher. I feel so much Love right now, it is Amazing. This last week was a tough one for me, and this just made everything else seem so unimportant. I Just need to be Happy. And I am Happy:) Smiling, and the works! We have been working hard! Lots of drama going on with one of our investigators, but I think he will be Baptised soon, and will be ready. We are going to Birmingham again this week so that should be good! Always Inspirtaional there:) So you have been told to pray for Moisture?? We have had nothing but it over here!! It has been so wet. I thought that was funny what dad said about mom praying for rain:) It's True! So we Found this really cool guy. Well Elder Barker and I found him ages ago but we just barely were able to start teaching him, and He wants to get Baptised on the 1st of March, I think he will make it:) He is a good guy. I am sorry that this is another short email, we have some stuff to sort out today. But I am Praying for everyone, and Everything back Home. And I will Pray for Charles, I can't wait to see that little guy. He is a Fighter. Like I told Cody in my email, the thought of Him will Fuel my Missionary efforts. I Love you guys so much. God does have a plan. Switchfoot sings "HELLO HURRICANE! Your not enough, HELLO HURRICANE! You can't silence my Love" The Storms are coming, but Firm we are because of Jesus Christ. All my Love, Elder Wilson

January 27th Email

Hello, So Things are good. It is good to hear from you, and that meeting sounds like it was Amazing dad! MY New Companion is Elder Lapi from Albania! He is awesome:) Life is good here, One of our investigators needs to talk to his mom, and we do too and then if that goes well he will be Baptised on Saturday! We have a few more coming up for February too, So I am Excited. Hmmmm this coming week should be good, have some exchanges planned and stuff. I am Excited for it. I Miss Elder Barker a lot, but it is how it goes. It has been really sunny there eh? Wow it just keeps raining here:) Last week was crazy, and apparently it's supposed to get cold this week too so wooooooooot! So my Companion doesn't have a license so I am driving all the time haha. I Just want to ride a bike....:) We have some really good things that are going to happen though so I am excited for the coming Transfer. We had a Special meeting yesterday with all the leaders in The Stake, and it was POWERFUL. WE had Sacrament Meeting all together. That was a Profound Experience, It is always good but with all of the leaders in The Stake sharing in The Sacrament was so cool. IT was so Peaceful, and I could Feel The Spirit so Strong. It was like a Zone Conference after that but for The Stake:) Well I am sorry that this is short, but I do have a Deep Conviction of God's Infinite Love. And that The Scripture's Lead us to Happiness. God is teaching me a lot right now I think, and I am Grateful to be His Servant. I Love you guys, and Hope you have a wonderful week. Love, Elder Wilson

An Email from Ty's Mission

No letter yet, but I just thought that I would share this with you!!! I am way excited it is coming up soon. > Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:40:51 -0700 > From: > To: > Subject: Returning Missionaries > > > > > SECOND REQUEST PLEASE REPLY > > > > > > > > > REPLY REQUESTED > > > 14 January 2014 > > > Dear Brother and Sister Wilson: > > > Within the next four months Elder Wilson will travel home after completing his missionary service in the England Birmingham Mission. His scheduled release date is 16 Apr 2014 . We are contacting you now to obtain information required by the Church Travel Office so the necessary travel plans may be completed three months prior to the scheduled release date. > > > Missionaries should travel directly home from their missions. The Church discourages parents from picking up their missionary. However, if they do request this privilege, there are specific guidelines to follow. If you would like to request the privilege of picking up your missionary, please let us know and we will provide the required guidelines. > > The stake president releases returning missionaries from their mission service and gives them the release certificate and related letters he receives from the mission president. This is normally the president of the stake from which the missionary was called, unless the family has moved or changed stakes. If you have moved or changed stakes, please let us know the name of your stake. This will allow your missionary's certificate of release and related correspondence from us to be available to your stake president at the time of release. > > During his time in the mission field, your missionary has strengthened his gospel knowledge, while significantly improving his teaching skills. These last few months are unquestionably the most effective time of missionary service. please continue to provide your positive encouragement and support to diligently preach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ through the release date. If possible, please refrain from discussing his travel plans home. We will provide this information to him at the appropriate time. > > > We greatly appreciate your faith, prayers and support of Elder Wilson in assisting our Father in Heaven in His glorious work. May Heaven's blessings continue to be with you and your family. Please contact us with any questions you may have. > > > Sincerely, > > > President and Sister Rasmussen > >

January 20th Email

Hello, Soooo Life is good! This last week was crazy, we had a lot of exchanges and I was tired at the end of it!!! We worked hard but didn't accomplish as much as we wanted to but It was still awesome. I Hope you guys get better!!!!!! I will Pray for you. Sooooooooo Transfers are this weekk and Elder Barker goes home so I am definitely getting a new Companion, I thought maybe I was going to Train but not so I guess. That means I am still gonna be in Swansea for Transfer number FIVE!! WOOOOOOOOT!!! Hahaha good thing I Love this Place so much:) It is Amazing here, It is unreal how pretty it is. And it is a Miracle that the sun is staying out till like 4:30! A month ago it was prettty much pitch black at like 3 o'clock!!! I am going to Miss Elder Barker........ We have worked so hard, and have had so much fun. I Honestly think since I have Laughed more than the rest of my life here in Swansea! I Just feel so Happy!!:) So our investigators are doing pretty alright. New Investigators are good, Last night I had a Dream about one of our New Investigator's Partner's that we were teaching it was so weird haha. Good Ol' Missionary Life:) We had such a Good Lesson with an investigator the other day, we just talked about how she met us for a reason, and The Spirit was strong there. So The Rain has eased slightly too which is probably a good thing becauase I was getting ready to convert our car into noah's ark!:) Sooooooooo this week will be crazy, I will find out who my new companion is tonight. Then Drive to Birmigham tomorrow, help with transfers, then drive back to Swansea with my new Companion in a new car! Woot!!!! So yeah it is gonna be a different week. I am excited for it, But mostly Excited for Next week back to Regular Work:) I better get going soon. I have been Loving My Scriptures so much, The Life of Jesus I read everyday and it is so Amazing How much Love, and Wisdom he had. I Love you guys so much. And I Pray for you all the time. God Bless you! Love, ELder Wilson

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 6th Email

Hello!!! That is Amazing to hear about Kaden!!!!! I Love it. Also, When is he leaving?????????????? So our investigator wasn't Baptised this week. I think he will be Baptised in the coming weeks and also another investigator is preparing for Baptism. They are such good guys! That's good to hear the new year's stuff went well, it was alright for us! Just did an ultra sumo clean on the flat and it is lookin' real nice! (We Keep it Clean:) This week we taught a lot of lessons which was Great! But it is one of those weeks that you are glad are behind you haha. We are Lovin' Life though:) This coming week should be good, except for the next few weeks we got a lot of meetings and a lot of driving. It's all The Work of The Lord though so it's good:) Their has been SOOOO MUCH RAIN here!! It is flooding and has been crazy, people think we are psycho for being out in the rain so much! But I Love it, and luckily we were able to be teaching a lot this week:) I am not sure on what else to say, I hope dad's B Day was Good. I wasn't able to write you a letter last p day but I am going to write one today. Sorry it will get there late. Glad you liked The PKG. It is awesome with the calendar because I have been practically to or right by all those places. I Love you guys a lot. And My Testimony is Growing, I am trying and Learning to stay Close To The Spirit, I think we say or think little things that we think are not dulling to The Spirit but are. So I am trying to eliminate this from my life so that I can Have The Spirit with me more. I Still Believe in Hard Work, and Obedience. It's God's work we are about, and Through Jesus Christ we can Help others. I Love you. Elder Wilson

December 30th Email

Hello!!!! Well it was Great to talk to all of your faces:) I am Pretty much WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY Excited that I am going to be an Uncle Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is going to be Amazing! Things are good here! One of our investigators should Hopefully be Baptised this week, but there are a few Complications so Prayer would be Great that things can go through. We will be Teaching him this afternoon and will see what happens. Also another investigator is on another Baptism Date for the 19th of January! I believe he can make it this time, and also yesterday we went by a former Investigator named and taught her, she wants to be Baptised on the 15th of February! She has cancer So we are Praying a lot for her too. SO things are good, Loving life! Hey Dad you have a good Birthday ok?!???? Well I Love you guys a lot. Have a Good New years Celebration!:) We will be in our flat from 6PM New years eve to 1PM on New years! That is gonna be a rough one, I think that is the longest I will have been stuck in the flat my whole Mission! So yep I will be going a bit stir crazy but oh well:) I have been Reading about The Experiences of Job, and He speaks about how he is trying to Find God but can't find Him but then Bears Testimony that he knows that he will come Forth "Golden" that makes me think of all The Jon Foreman songs about Searching for God and also Relient K's Song "THe Lining is Silver":) I Felt The Spirit thinking and making those connections:) God Bless you guys! Love you. Elder Wilson

December 23rd Email

Hey Everybody Ok so I am not entirely sure what time I will be skyping but it will be right around three o'clock in the afternoon my time. I think that is around 7 or 8 for you. I don't have too long to write today because we have to drive to Birmingham to pick up everyone's packages... So Basically we are being good ol' Santa claus which is pretty cool:) The week was good, we taught some awesome people, and found some really cool people too! There was a lot who were interested but just kept saying they were too busy until after the holidays. But I felt really good about the week. I was able to play guitar for the ward party and stuff so that was way fun! We also made some cookies for the people's here and I Loved that, it was some good stuff. So something you guys should try is Bangers and Mash! It is Mashed Potatoes, Sausages, but big one's... Sausages are different here... And then Green beans or Brussel Sprouts or whatever. and then gravy. It is sooooo good! I think Elder Barker and I are going to make it for the Missionaries in Swansea on Christmas. So I am Excited:) Oh so we aren't able to watch a movie this year! Which I actually feel pretty good about, Christmas will be really nice:) I am super Excited to talk to you! It will be some good stuff. So yeah around 3 in the afternoon in Wales is when I will be calling so look out for Elder Wilson' about! I Love you guys, and I want you to know that I am gaining a more and more sure Testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I Love President Packer's talk from Conference on how The Scripture's are the key to Spiritual Protection. I have gained a Testimony of that, I get my Strength from them. I Love you and will talk to you soon! Love, Elder Wilson

December 16th Email

Hello!!!! It was a crazy week!! Transfers, Mission Christmas Party and all that jazz. But it was really good!! Our recent convert is so good! We are going to take him Finding with us this week!! This coming week since we have more time to work I am really excited for it! I have a massive desire to go and Find some more people so It is going to be a really good week:) Oh I am still in Swansea:) WOOOOOOOOTTT!!! I Love it here so much. So it is wack that Christmas is so soon, I was thinking that the other day and was like what the cuss. Com si com sa. So The Christmas party thing at the Mission was awesome, I saw Sister Merrill there! She is in Harborne now! One of my old area's!! So that is pretty wonderful. It was way good being at the Christmas Mission event knowing that I am not a Lone Soldier in The Work of Salvation. So I had an experience yesterday that I felt I should share. I was Blessing The Sacrament. I have pased The Sacrament often but only Occasionally have I Blessed it on My Mission. Yesterday I had The Chance to Bless The Sacrament, and I was shocked at the tenderness I was using as I was Tearing The Bread piece by piece. I use to do that every week, without much of a thought of Jesus. There were thoughts of Repentance, and Devotion but I saw Him as I was Preparing The Sacrament Yesterday. It was Him in The Bread, that others ate, and it was Him in the Water They Drank. The Bread of Life, The Water Of Life rang in my mind. I Saw Him Buried on a white Cloth. The Sacrament is important, I Remembered Him. And I Hope to do that always. I am Loving Life! Oh also a funny experience I think dad would like so we were helping Clean up the Chapel and as I was cleaning I was singing and then I heard some giggling and it was a little kid in the ward who was laughing cause I was singing and I hadn't realised what I was singing. I don't even know what the song is called but I was singing "Chang Chang Chang!" It made me think of dad, It was prettty Hilarious:) So hopefully you all feel better and have a good week! That is awesome to hear about the ward party. Well I Love you very much. I am so Happy being a Missionary, I know that The Work we do is Good, and True:) God Bless you! Love, Elder Wilson

December 9th Email

Hello, I don't have too much time to email today because we had to go to NEwcastle Emlyn for a District P Day and got back later than anticipated and we only have like 50 minutes left of P Day!! The week was Fantastic, one of our investigators was Baptised, and LOVED it! He wants to serve a Mission! We are teaching him, and two other investigators right after this so that will be way Amazing! We get THE DODGE CALL tonight! It is INSANE that we are here again, I feel like I was just saying that yesterday!! Gah!!!!!! We are Loving Life, and I Love serving in Swansea. After The Baptism yesterday a lot of us from the ward went and sang at a rest home and sang Christmas songs:) All the Missionaries had our own part and I Played the guitar and we sang Primary Christmas songs. Twas a good gag. For the end of it and older scottish man played the bag pipes, I am not just saying this but that was probably one of the most Spiritual experiences I have ever had. He started with Praise to The man melody (Of Course) Then moved into old Scottish and Welsh Folk songs, to see the life that entered the room was such a surreal moment. It was so loud, oh my goodness it was so good! And our investigators were singing with us as well! You should also know this, The Scotsman was indeed wearing The Kilt:) So one of our investigators is getting Baptised right after Dad's Birthday! I am so Excited!!! Life is so good, but I am so tired! This coming week is going to be super super busy. Especially if I am packing my bags tomorrow, I would be pretty sad if I had to leave but I would also be excited for a new Adventure. So Craziness... Elder Jones goes home tomorrow. That is so weird, he was the one I served ages in Leicester with and then served again with him here. It is so weird because he has just been there my whole Mission, I feel like everything I learned about how to be a good Missionary was from him. I am going to miss him an awful lot. He goes back to Virginia but will be going to BYU in like a month or so! It is so wack! I am excited for you guys to meet him, he is one of the funniest people ever but cares so much about people. We had some of the best of times. Anyway enough of the sadness! I am Loving life and we have the Christmas Mission Dillio goin' down so that will be fun! I think I am singing Silent Night in a duet there so that should be pretty interesting. That is awesome that you got some snow, and I hope you all get feeling Better!! Hopefully we will be getting Snow here! The Swansea area is the wettest place in the UK but because it is right on the coast it never gets too much snow but everyone is telling us that it is going to be a bad winter! It is so weird when something major happens and it is all over the news. It always comes up to us knocking on a door or something, I always think those experiences are cool. I took a look at My Mission memories this morning, and I have such a good life here. I am so fond of all of the places I have served, and they are all so very different from each other accompanied by the myriads of Memories laced into them. I feel that I am learning about what is Important, I want people to accept The Gospel of Jesus Christ because of the Happiness and The Great Escape of it all. I Believe above everything else I have learned is that People are what matter, and that Jesus really did do what He says He did and what The Scriptures, and Prophets all say. He Truly is The Son of God, and The Prince of Peace. He is Jesus The Christ. And I teach so many times in the first lesson that "God is our Loving Heavenly Father" But now I am beginning to get a tiny grasp of what that means and how involved he wants to be in our lives. And He asks a lot of us or so it seems because he has a Big Plan for us so yep. Life is Great, and I am flippin out cause the Dodge call is just hours away!!! I Love you guys, and I am so Thankful that you pray for me, I Pray for you too. Have a great week! Talk to you next week. Love you

December 2nd Email

Hello So It was a good week. Our investigators are rock solid!! One is getting Baptised on the 4th of January so right after dad's birthday!! And the other is getting Baptised on sunday!!! Way Excited about that. You gotsta tell me about kaden when he gets his call! I am flippin a goot over here! I wrote him a letter last week so yeah. Good to hear thanksgiving was good, it was at our house? Nice one................ I bet the food was so good. We had a ward thanksgiving party and that was pretty awesome! The rest of Thanksgiving we spent driving haha we had to help some Sisters move because another sister had to go home. So we were driving for over 10 hours it was pretty exciting.... Hmmmmm one of our other investigators is doing so good!!!! Woooooooohooooo! She says that I am getting Trasferred next week which I am hoping not but we will see. I can't believe transfers is next week it is crazy sauce! Lets see we were busy doing all sorts of stuff this week, I was on an exchange in Aberystwyth and then we had to drive Elder Farrici (The Albanian Elder) To get his Patriarchal Blessing which was a cool experience. Ummmm we had our Zone P day today which was pretty fun, but it's good to have that out of the way haha. Lets seeeeeeeee I don't know what else!!! We worked super hard, and on saturday we had ALL day to find which was rare so we found all day and it was a struggle! Usually we do pretty well finding but not on saturday! Wales was playing Rugby... haha but that is no excuse! This week is busy too but we are excited for it:) Time is running short again! I Love you guys!!! And I Have a Firm Testimony of The Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I Know that it is True, and I want to make the most of what God has given us:) Know that I mean it when I say Thank you. Love, Elder Wilson

November 11th Email

Hey Elder Wilson here (Avatar?) I was laughing pretty hard again about Scout and kit! We had a pretty good week, and we got a solid new investagator! a kid who comes teaching with us a lot has a friend and we have been asking about him a lot because he comes to our volleyball on friday nights. So the kid asked him if he wanted to learn and he did so here we are! We are teaching him!!1 Woot way awesome. So we have Elder Dyches of the seventy coming here this week so that should be awesome! And we are going to Birmingham tomorrow for Mission leadership council then on the way back we will have to stop in Merthyr tydfil for our Stake President Meeting, and that is our whole day haha. Driving and meetings which is pretty cool I guess. Then we have Zone Conference on Wednesday in Cardiff, it will be nice to go back to Cardiff:) So yeah crazy sauce but we have some good Appointments set up for this week, and will do some good finding:) We are teaching this really old guy and he is a C of E Priest and is super rich and has been all over the world! He is way cool! Oh so weirdness, So Elder Barker has been telling me that in my sleep I will tap a beat on the wall even while I am sleeping! Then the other day I was sleep Singing!! Hahaha I am so strange. But things are going well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLYSE!!!!!!!!!!!! I am excited to see some previous companions this week! Now all of the lincoln trio are in The Mission Leadership council so it will be a good laugh:) Elder Barker is way good, I have really really enjoyed serving with him. Well I Love you guys have a way good week! Oh I felt The Spirit way strong reading in Acts! And when we taught that kid's friend. Love, Elder Wilson

November 18th Email

Hello, So it was a pretty Great week, Mission leadership council, and Zone Conference were really good! Elder Dyches was really good. I just felt lifted and more Inspired. We learned a lot about planning, and then how we need to teach the Correct way. I took a lot from it! So things are good, Good to hear it is the same for you too! That was an Amazing Story about the Missionaries in the phillipines! And Elder Matheus listened to Imagine dragons before his Mission but I had never heard of them till I came over here because of ELder Matheus. I will have to listen to that song one day! Hmmmmmmmmm Our investigators are doing way good!! One wants to get Baptised on December 8th! It was so Awesome! We went over to someones house on friday to teach an investigator then he had another friend there who didn't seem to interested at all, but he was diggin it, and feeling The Spirit. We invited him to be Baptised on the 7th of Decembetr, he said of course. We Leave and twenty minutes later got a text saying he couldn't be be Baptised on the 7th.............................................. But then he said that him AND another investigator wanted to Be Baptised on the 8th together!!!!!!!! we told him that it would more than ok:) Sooooo yeah things are good, Thanksgiving next week. Oh my days that is crazy! Well I best be oooot and abooooot. Have fun, and dad get that Referral!!!:) You can do it for sure:) Preaching The Gospel is the Best. Amen! I Love you guys, and I do Know that God Answers Prayers. And His Love is Wonderful. I am Grateful to you. I Love you. Elder wilson

November 25th Email

So Just take a bit out of that silver sandwhich Good to hear from all of you! Thanksgiving is this week!!! Woot waf grall gizards! i am excited, we have a lday feeding all The Missionaries and also not just that in the morning we are being fed pancakes by a part member family! Sooooooo Pretty excited about that one! So Kaden's papers are in?????? I am sooo Excited about that!!! Keep me updated for sure! I have had some weird Missionary dreams lately haha. Just teaching people and stuff and then getting refferals from people back home, pretty crazy:) Sooooo our investigators are doing waaaay good! I Love them! One is getting Baptised on the 8th still and another will be just after the new year. I Love them loads! I am trying to think what else has happened this week? We went on a few exchanges, and when we up in a Mountain kind of area doing some finding there was snow in the Mountain above the village we were in and I was Lovin' it! Also have seen some Hawks and that has been way cool! So do they call it no shave november over there or MOvember? Cuase they call it movember over here and I was just wondering. We have really embraced it over here and my beard is looking really great. Just kidding haha. I shave everyday! I just see lots of Moustaches and it is a bit funny. So I have been thinking about my Mission and how THE Mission in it's entirety has changed so much from the age change. There has been a lot more Pressure to be Effective, and Mature and I have seen The Work go forward so much. It is Amazing how The Lord has helped us out so much, I can't really explain what the difference is. The Atmosphere has just changed for the better. Oh and I was feeling The Spirit when you were telling me more about The Phillipines and how The Temples and Churches were being used. Isaiah saw all of this, where the Stakes of Zion are The Refuge. It is crazy how real all the words of the Scriptures are. I better get going! I Love you, and Hope you have an Amazing week! the Church Is True, The Book is Blue:) Love, Elder Wilson