Friday, February 28, 2014


I know you can't see the tire in the front of this car but it is there. It is a three wheel car. We were driving home from the Family History Center. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


We got up at 5:00 to meet the bus at 6:45 at Sheffield 2nd Ward. Everyone is relaxing before the bus arrived. It is good to get together and feel of their spirits even if everyone is tired. 

We stopped in Huddersfield to pick up the missionaries there. It was good to see Elder Simon, Elder Kiss, and Sister Hall.
 At lunch Sisters have to sit with the Senior Couples so there is a barrier between them and the Elders.
Sister Scott and Sister Stahlei
 We love the chocolate cake and ice cream

The mission honors the missionaries who have birthdays in the next few months. Elder Allen got "Lucky Charms". Elder Kiss charmed Elder Allen into giving him his "Lucky Charms." Maybe they are no so lucky after all

 AP's Elder Goodwin and Elder Esteves. Thumbs are for "We can do it."
Finally got to meet Sister Scott. Hers was the very first blog I found for the England Leeds Mission. She is from Mesa and knows our daughter Summer. We know her grandparents the Gerkos from Heber.
No I do not have my hand on Elder Thygerson shoulder. That was Elder Hillock. These are some of our favorite missionaries.
Car park at the Hull Chapel.
This missionaries are a little more lively on the way back from Hull.
Sister Boldbaatar and Sister Hedstrom


Zone Conference Feb 26, 2014
What have you come to zone conference to gain? Listen and take note to receive revelation. What are we going to to do about to Reports- positive trend
 Best Key indicators 22 in one week.
 What are you going to do to increase your expectations?
 When meeting people introduce yourself. Put yourself in their shoes. Help them to relax. Be more open with others. Use your strengths and weakness. Don't blast them with info. Act normal. Look them in the eye. The transitions into the church subject "Have you ever seen missionaries like us before?" Be honest. Ask them if they need help because you are volunteers for your church.
 President Pilkington
 Write a letter to him about how you can become more like the Savior. Write your impressions. The increase in missionaries started in April 2013. Productivity drops with new missionaries. Things are now moving in the right directions. Love members with nothing in return and they will find ways to help you. 59 units in this mission.
 Lost no more - the address unknown project. This is the finding of people and invite them back to church. It is a key part of the work of rescue. This project is about the work of salvation and not a membership record housekeeping.
 October 5, 1856 franklins D Richards was their leader and Brigham Young the Prophet. Handcarts 400 miles from Salt Lake needed help. Go and bring in these people from the plains.
 PMG page 167 missionaries knock on 10 doors either side of member to contact new investigators. What happens when no one comes knocking at your door? Missionaries finally knock on your door and ask you to come back.
 "The object is to find more people, teach more people, baptize more people."
 Make this apart of your planning. You will teach more people.
 AUF address unknown file.
 Sister Scott and Sister Stahlei going to talking to people. They talked to her about what nice scarf she had. She stopped to talk to to them for 20 minutes.
 Elder Tyerson "you have great corn rolls"  this stopped the man to talk to them.
 Finding and making it fun. Refine how you are will talk to people.
 Thumbs up from Pres. Ballard
 Sister Pilkington
 Stop and listen to nature that God shares with all mankind. Sometimes we need to step out of out world and be unselfish. We need reminding that we are not the center of the universe. Jesus said, " if you love me, keep my commandments. " There are 223 missionaries in this mission not counting the seniors. When we give to the Savior, remember to say Not my mission but his mission. Your prayers will changes. What do we need to do to bring this about PMG 122 Elder L Tom Perry. Live and observe. Christ made the way for us to return to God. Our trials are very real but not forever. When we are grateful we will be happy.
 Pres. Pilkington
 He is a shy person. He was put in the wrong class as a lad and he was alone. Being alone made him shy. We can become what ever we want to become if we want to become that way. Things he shares he has pinched from other talks. "Spat the dummy out." A baby throws everything out of the pram. We are fighting for the souls of men. We have to find people that are lost but they don't know they are lost. Go the extra mark. How did it make you feel?  We have what it is people want to know but they don't know it.  Satan tries to stop us from sharing.

15 After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction. (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith—History, Joseph Smith—History 1)
 Joseph wanted to speak to God and Satan shows up. Why would he come now? Sometimes we have Satan whispering to us that we can't do it. Everyone of us is a problem to Satan. He wants to stop us just like he tried to stop Joseph Smith. He knew what Joseph was going to become. Light is a problem for Satan.

16 But, exerting all my powers to call upon God to deliver me out of the power of this enemy which had seized upon me, and at the very moment when I was ready to sink into despair and abandon myself to destruction—not to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as I had never before felt in any being—just at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith—History, Joseph Smith—History 1)
 There will be surprised when Satan comes to your investigators and bothers them. He is trying to stop the work. Don't be a faint heart. Give it all that you got. When we are on the edge something big Satan will try to stop you. He does not like members.  He does not like us to slow people down.

He calls him my son.
 1 The words of God, which he spake unto Moses at a time when Moses was caught up into an exceedingly high mountain,
 2 And he saw God face to face, and he talked with him, and the glory of God was upon Moses; therefore Moses could endure his presence.
 3 And God spake unto Moses, saying: Behold, I am the Lord God Almighty, and Endless is my name; for I am without beginning of days or end of years; and is not this endless?
 4 And, behold, thou art my son; wherefore look, and I will show thee the workmanship of mine hands; but not all, for my works are without end, and also my words, for they never cease.
 5 Wherefore, no man can behold all my works, except he behold all my glory; and no man can behold all my glory, and afterwards remain in the flesh on the earth.
 6 And I have a work for thee, Moses, my son; and thou art in the similitude of mine Only Begotten; and mine Only Begotten is and shall be the Savior, for he is full of grace and truth; but there is no God beside me, and all things are present with me, for I know them all.
 7 And now, behold, this one thing I show unto thee, Moses, my son, for thou art in the world, and now I show it unto thee.
 8 And it came to pass that Moses looked, and beheld the world upon which he was created; and Moses beheld the world and the ends thereof, and all the children of men which are, and which were created; of the same he greatly marveled and wondered. (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

Spiritual eyes - fear not. Our spiritual eyes will be opened every day when we are obedient and follow the Savior. What priesthood did Moses have?
 11 But now mine own eyes have beheld God; but not my natural, but my spiritual eyes, for my natural eyes could not have beheld; for I should have withered and died in his presence; but his glory was upon me; and I beheld his face, for I was transfigured before him. (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

Satan puts him down as the son of man not the son of God. Don't under estimate Satan. We are off spring of deity. Satan is a counter to all good.
 12 And it came to pass that when Moses had said these words, behold, Satan came tempting him, saying: Moses, son of man, worship me. (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

Who are you? Moses remembers who he was. We learn by repetition just like Moses did. There is place for us somewhere. We have to open the door for people we teach.
 13 And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan and said: Who art thou? For behold, I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten; and where is thy glory, that I should worship thee? (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

Look on God and the work we do with spirit eyes.
 14 For behold, I could not look upon God, except his glory should come upon me, and I were transfigured before him. But I can look upon thee in the natural man. Is it not so, surely? (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

We do we serve? Testify!
 15 Blessed be the name of my God, for his Spirit hath not altogether withdrawn from me, or else where is thy glory, for it is darkness unto me? And I can judge between thee and God; for God said unto me: Worship God, for him only shalt thou serve.
 16 Get thee hence, Satan; deceive me not; for God said unto me: Thou art after the similitude of mine Only Begotten. (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

Satan gets mad and rants. He wants to intimate and scare us. Don't blink because it will give them half a chance. Keep your eyes and faith on the Savior
 18 And again Moses said: I will not cease to call upon God, I have other things to inquire of him: for his glory has been upon me, wherefore I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, Satan.
 19 And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud voice, and ranted upon the earth, and commanded, saying: I am the Only Begotten, worship me.
 17 And he also gave me commandments when he called unto me out of the burning bush, saying: Call upon God in the name of mine Only Begotten, and worship me. (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

Never lose your nerve. There will be challenge days. Remember Moses during those days. Satan never gives up band you never give up. It is always darkest before the morning. The light does come just like it did to Joseph Smith in the first vision. Be bold and testify. Figure it out because we are on to something. We are sons and daughters of God. On the winning side.
 20 And it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell. Nevertheless, calling upon God, he received strength, and he commanded, saying: Depart from me, Satan, for this one God only will I worship, which is the God of glory.
 21 And now Satan began to tremble, and the earth shook; and Moses received strength, and called upon God, saying: In the name of the Only Begotten, depart hence, Satan. (Pearl of Great Price, Moses, Chapter 1)

Sister Pilkington
 Widow might - we need to give our all. We are his daughters. The devil wants us to think that we are less. Don't give Satan a moment. Remember who we are.
 42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
 41 ¶And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
 43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: (New Testament, Mark, Chapter 12)

Sister Hedstom
 Just do what you need to do now and don't look to the future. Slow down and smell the roses. Enjoy the moment.
 27 And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order. (Book of Mormon, Mosiah, Chapter 4)

Sister Kurn
 Take care of your body. Get lots of sleep.
 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; (New Testament, 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 4)

Pres Pilkington
 We came on a mission away from our families. We are not small. We are important.
 The Lord knows what we are going through in our life. He knows how we feel.
 7 ¶And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 3)

He is going to take us out go bondage.
 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 3)

Pharaoh was the most powerful person in Egypt. The man with the power of life and death. We have a goal of 501 baptism for the year. How are we going to do that? It's a good goal and we will catch up.
 10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 3)

How can Moses do that? The devil must be right
 11 ¶And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 3)

God will be with you Moses. God will be with us with 501.
 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 3)

You have to know what you are teaching. We have experience miracles to have us here today on a mission. Look for those miracles. The problem is we are forgetting.
 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
 14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 3)

You go and be you and he will let you go.
 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 3)

Little oh me, what can I do? Sometimes you say things you have no idea where it came from. You can see the lights going on.
 10 ¶And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
 11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 4)

The parting of the Red Sea on dry land
 Israel goes out of Egypt—Israel passes through the Red Sea on dry ground—The Lord overthrows the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. (Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 14)

The children of Israel keep forgetting. They compare themselves like grasshoppers or their weakness. How many more miracles do you want to see? We have had people to teach and even baptized but we forget. We have got to fight for our lives. Don't go back. We need to move forward. You lose your nerve and let Satan win. This reminds us who we are and were we need to go. WE AR NOT GOING BACK TO EGYPT.
 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Old Testament, Numbers, Chapter 13)
 3 And wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
 4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt. (Old Testament, Numbers, Chapter 14)

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Monday, February 24, 2014


Elder DeShazer and Elder Williams found clothes in a closet so they tryed to put them on. Elder Hillock is always trying to get in the picture.


I get this email from a lady in St. George who had my daughter Summer over for dinner. She takes a picture and sends it to me via email. Elder Rogers, who is serving in the England Leeds mission with us, is from St. George. He totally knows this family that Summer had dinner with. The family in St. George has a daughter serving in Virginia. My nephew lives in Virginia. Who knows but maybe his family will get to met her there. It's weird how that works.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Jan and Micheal came to church dressed like the 40's. Her dress she made herself. She is so talented. 

Friday, February 21, 2014


It took group effort to pull off this lovely evening. Elder Molina was going to go home on Wednesday but got permission to stay another week to baptize Jan. The ward provided the refreshment for after the program. Jan was nervous but excited at the same time.

 To show companion unity these elder wore their blue suits. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014


These two elders go home this week along with several others. We will see you back in Arizona Elder Mosley.


Can you believe the weather report says 0% rain today? The humidity is up to 87% but the sun is shining. The weather seems to be warming up. From someone who comes from Arizona, I have been loving this weather. I just have to make sure I dress warm and take a rain coat when needed.


We have been here six month and this is the first time we have been to Matalin. What a great store! Elder Vogli need new suit and the bishop told us to come to this store. I wish I had know about it before. But maybe not because I could spend a whole lot of money here. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


 Each week we have coordination meeting at our home. We feed the Elders dinner before hand. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


We would do anything for these missionaries. Today the computers were down at the library so the Elders came to our flat to email. We have two ipads, two iphones and two laptops. Each of them found something to email on. 

Monday, February 17, 2014


We took the Elder with us to go to Costco to buy some food for a needed family they were teaching. While we were there we had to have lunch. Their pizza is really good.

 Rice and potatoes for a family in Firth Park.