Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Today I will send you the video card with the pics. There aren't many on it, but hey, at least I took some pictures, I'm thinking about buying a gps for like $90, It will take some saving but will be totally worth it cause maps do not help on a mission at all. After I talked with you guys got kinda sad. But that is okay. Sunday was a nice day. We had a good sacrament meeting and good ward council. Me and my companion are going great, and we were really happy to have 5 investagators at church. I'll start to write letters soon. But for the time we don't have any time cause we have to chauffer around our district cause we are the only ones with a car. But today I will have some time so I'll stop talking in this so I can write in that.


Well well, It's now after chirstmas so you and I and all who live can relax, and that's the truth. O man, I have to tell you something funny. Me and my companion go garbage pile looting, it's so fun. I know it sounds wierd, like your garlic honey and peanut rice sauce, and just like that stuff-- you can't dis it till you try it. But besides that we just got splits going again in our ward, cause the missionaries before didn't do it at all I think, but we are changing that. One of our Investagators has an interesting problem, he can't remember stuff at all when it comes to short or long term except for a few things. It's cause he had a diabetic coma. so the only people he remembers are like his wife, people that regularly visit, and the bishop. But he's a super nice guy, but it's freaking hard to teach him when he forgets very fast.

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 21st and Dec 14th

December 21, 2009

Hello everyone. I hope that you are all having a merry Christmas this season. This is the best time of the year when we can remember the greatest gift ever given, which is Christ our Savior. How is it going for you guys this season? Any exciting plans or just gonna be another Christmas? Try to do a kind thing this Christmas week whether it be helping someone with groceries or sharing a friendly smile. I love you and hope everything turns out just right. My best wishes !!!!

Questions: Umm first one, I'm in Oak Hills Phelan. It's in the desert. Second answer is that we will be talking to you at 11ish to 3ish on Christmas but at the exact hour we don't know. We are able to talk about 2 hours with you guys, and I think we are going over to someone who has long distance free calling so that won't be a problem. What package was I supposed to get from you, cause I got one from grandpa and grandma B and I got a package from Jeanette. but I've only got a letter from you. But I am very exctied to be able to talk to you guys soon. Hope everything is not hecktic there. Things are a little crazy here but that is supposed to happen. O well, that is the way things go. I can't send you guys letters cause I've lost my stamps and have no money till after Christmas. But I am very excited for Christmas. Love you.


December 14, 2009

Hmm? What to talk about. Ahhh, I got midnighted last night. And that means that I'm being transfered again to who knows where. But while I was here I got to see what Hisperia was like. It's bitterly cold and the wind is ridiculous. 2 nights ago it was at 80 mph winds, I've never felt wind so strong in all of my life. The people here are alot more freindly than the people in Ontario. And they are alot more relaxed about stuff which is very good when it comes to talking about the Gospel with them. That sucks that your back is hurting and since you brought it up I think a nice journal or some nice pens, or mabye even some more cd's would be very nice to have. But if that doesn't happen, oh well. I'm more excited to talk to you guys than anything else. I was living in a members house. It's a freaking mansion. And the people who live there are the best in the world. Their names are the Wolfgrams. The ward I was in was very nice also. Very very family oriented. We were also living with the zone leaders at the time. They were pretty sweet themselves. I'm sorry I haven't been able to write you an actual letter, but for some reasons my Mondays never occure at home where I can write my letters, I'm always somewhere else. But that is still no excuse so I'll try to do better. We were riding on bike but mabye I'll go to a car area now. But I have no idea like I said. Well only one week, then we can chat. Love you



I heard that Danny went up 8 levels with you hehe. Sounds like fun. Thanks for the advice. Man I get to talk to you in 1 week. Im super excited. But hang in there. Sorry having a brain fart this time on what to say. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The desert is a very cold place let me tell you. But its also very chill-lax or calm. its a very nice place when you dont think of all the sand around everywhere. The people here are very good and open to the Gospel except when they are not. Which is 75% of the time. But that is how it is supposed to happen. I'm getting transfered again or as we call it midnighted. Only 6 days in and I need to move, But if the Lord wants me somewhere else, then so be it. Because no unhallowed hand can stop the work of the Lord. hehe. Love you dad.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

How is it going there? I finally am being transferred... don't know where to yet, but God has chosen me to go somewhere else. But Christmas is coming up soon and I have so much to be thankful for. We went to the Devotional for Christmas and got to hear the Prophet speak. And just in case you watched it, the guy that gave the opening prayer was the one that we were able to be taught by. I am kinda sad that I'm leaving my area when a baptism is so close. But its not about me is it? It's about what God knows. Started to pack my stuff today and last night. I got a little depressed but I've cheered up since then. It's raining here at the moment, been raining all day. And they say it's going to rain for 2 more days but we will see how well that holds up, won't we? I got to help confer the Holy Ghost on someone 2 days ago. It felt wierd but good at the same time, I can't quite explain it. But its better left that way anyway so I can learn more about it. You been sticking to your diet? Just wondering but to tell you the truth I dont care what you weigh. You'll always be my mother who helped me get through so much. I've actually been thinking about you some while during this christmas season, and you were truly the pushing force in my life and I will thank you always for that. But enough about us. Let's see, hmmmm........ We have now tracted almost our whole area and Rupp is going to train again in the same area so I have no idea how he's going to accomplish that feat. but he will. I've had a lot of fun while out here with him. Like you and me, he was my complete opposite so we had to get along and I will truly miss him. I wish you could've met him. But mabye you will some day. Now I must send letters to others I love so Tengo moindia, dont know how to spell it.

Love Elder Barnard

Hey danny, I miss you alot. I'm having fun out here, and I hope your having fun at home. Its cool that you are skating now. I tried ice skateing but feel a whole bunch of times. I felt silly. You be a good brother for sierra, and obey mom and dad.

Hi sierra, I miss you alot. I hope you are being good for mom and dad. I hope you have a fun christmas.

I'm getting transferred in 1 day, and I have no idea where they are going to send me. But I've been told that is how it always works. Question for you, How do I teach to the investagators needs, or to be more specific how do I feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost so that I can teach to their needs. Its one of my hardest struggles and I've looked up quite a bit about it and still can't find the answer so any insight you have would be much appreciated. But how are you holding up at home. I've learned that if you're feeling down, you just give service and you cheer up freaking quick, also bare your testimony to those around you and you will feel better. I've been thinking about you some while during this month, and I'd like to say thanks for being a father to me and helping me with what you knew. I'm glad you were and are my father. And one more bit of advise that helps me is a scripture my companion uses constantly with alot of people we meet. When the savior is talking he says "My peace I leave with you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you." that scripture gives me so much comfort. But I do love you and hope to hear from you soon.

Elder Barnard

Monday, November 30, 2009

Well, I still dont know where or if I will be transferred. We don't know until like the day before. But that is fine. We went to a family's house for dinner Thanksgiving. Their names are the ..... They were very nice and have been since we got here. This week I will not be able to write you a letter cause P-day is cut short about 2 hours cause we have to go see some investagators. But Ill just e-mail you a huge e-mail. So the area has been going very well. The city is already getting ready for Christmas season to be here. This week we were just like at home which was our cash was running on nothing but fumes. I tell you what, 5 week months I hate. But we got our msf refilled yesterday so I will live another day. I keep thinking about what I would do if I was home right now and I calculated that I spent umm 2592 hours on the computer which is a waste of 118 days of my life and that is if I only played 3 hours a day. I feel ashamed of that but am glad I came out here to break that cycle. We are still stoked about the baptism the 19th of December. Man I cannot wait till christmas so I can talk to you guys. O yeah I also got the cd's thankyou thankyou!!!!! They made life so much better. You know me with details-- so send me an e-mail with what you want to know about the mission and I will try to answer all questions.

Love you,

Dustan/Elder Barnard

I wish I could read with my favorite sister sierra. I miss huging her and playing with her. I'm glad you miss me cause that means you love me. You are a very good dancer sierra, and a very smart Big girl! you make me feel like a very proud big brother. Miss you.


Hi Bro. I miss you. Its cool that you got to have thanksgiving with family. i thought about you while here. Your a big boy, and you will grow up to be a fine young man. Love you and miss you .


Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, 11/09/09 Email

Thanksgiving is coming up and I have so much to be thankful for. The weather out here is finally cooling down. It's at a nice 59%. Well it was last night. The work is amazing. Got to teach someone yesterday why it's so important to go to church and to pray, the spirit was droped like a bomb there. To go back to what I said earlier, Im so thankful to the rich heritage that we have as a church. Namely because it was founded by Christ, but also that the first saints who tried to build Zion endured to the end because they knew, as I know, that this is the true church of God. And nothing could stop them from accomplishing his will. In a way, they were like Nephi who said, "I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandment unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them to accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. The saints are that 100%, they could have given up and they didn't. So we must never give into the world, for only through the Gospel of Jesus Christ can we be saved. Be steadfast and immovable, abounding in good works and we will all see each other in the end.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hello Aunt, hows it going? You know how you said to always be kind to your companion, I don't think there is any way possible for me not to be nice to Rupp. He's the perfect trainer. Loving the people is easy most of the time, and out here following the rules isn't hard at all because my trainer has taught me right. There aren't many, if any, bad missionaries out here. All of them know their purpose and love the work. The people out here are hard to teach because they are of 3 religions. They are Catholic, Cavalry Chapel, and no thanks-- I'm christian? (They don't want to hear that we are Christian too I guess...) But my hope and faith is still strong and a wierd thing that is cool is that God has made me forget about family. When I say that I don't mean that I don't remember them, I just never dwell on them because I'm lost in the work. Man the mission is the best thing ever. Weather is beautiful and such. Wow it's good!

Elder Barnard

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2nd Email

Well today we were able to e-mail way earlier because we now have a car. We have a investagator who is close to being baptised. His whole family, except him, are members. But he is coming to church and believes in the doctrine of the gospel. So that's some exciting news. This week was the most filled week I've had so far in the mission field. We are starting to get candy out the wazoo because there are leftovers fromHalloween. My companion Elder Rupp is A Character. Our whole apartment got sick last night, I had a severe head ache, Rupp had a sick stomach, Davies felt weak and Sega threw up. So last night was very interesting. Our missionary funds have been refueled so now we won't die! Something funny to think about, I've had 7 popped tires, 1 for each week. Hopefully this transfer they will stay intact because I'll tell you what-- when you take 7 x 7 thats 49 dollars going to bike, Ick!! But other than that, the mission is a blast. We just got a car and now we can tract in a place called the preserves. On bike it would take us about 1 hour to reach it but in the car its like 15 min so we are super excited. It also helps us with shopping and things of that sort. Our mission president has put a stress on finding people to teach because numbers are low this time around.

Love you and write you soon.

P.S. Well, I just told you about all I can think of at the moment. Ohhh-- While out here I found out the importance of member missionary work. There are things that we as missionaries can not do, and the members are there to do just that. And by do, its just that I mean that they can relate to the investigator way more than the missionary. They can also befriend the investagator way more because as missionaries, our jobs are to find those to baptize, then the ward is supposed to take the reigns. Well, love you mom.

October 26th Letter


Well, I'm in the same place for the second transfer! And I am still with my trainer, Elder Rupp. So we will be able to focus on 2 families we are trying to get to church. The really good news is that we are going to get a car now for our area. But we will still be using bikes too--it's kind of weird. Time flies fast when you are doing the Lord's work. We wake up about 6:30, exercise and eat, and shower by 8:00 a.m. Then we do personal and companion study till 10:00 a.m. After we go finding or tracting most of the time or we'll see appointments that we have set up. That goes till about 12:30 Then we eat lunch for 1 hour. After that we tract or see people till 5:30, then go the eat at a members house from 6-7:00 p.m. After that we go out till about 8:30 p.m. then we come home. Then about 9:30 we plan for the next days events. Then I try to get to bed by 10 pm. but it always ends up as 10:30. And that's the schedule for each day, except for Sundays and P-Day. Oh yeah, I'm in choir in the Cenntinial Ward. hehe. Got some cool songs we are singing. Not much time to relax, all about work and the wierd thing is I love it. I've also come to see how important the sacrifice of our Savior was. So many people are so far down the ladder, it's hard to see how they can live day to day without Jesus in their lives. People here are also very stubborn in their churches. Their pastors give them lies and say such bad stuff. It's hard to touch the life of one who thinks that they have everything they need. The work is all about temporal things now a days. While on my mission I have also had to learn certain scriptures to defend our religion from attackers. We never bash, only defend.

I started out with 5 ties coming out, I now have about 11 ties. I'm way cleaner than I have ever been. I have my own desk, which helped immensley. I recently started to write down blessings that I've received from God. I'm at 91 at the moment...I've been doing a lot of stuff I never have. For instance, I've been praying at some doors for my companion. Never thought I'd be doing that ever. Also out here I've learned the commandment to love one another.

I think we finally get to go to the temple next week but I'm not 100% sure. On November 22, we have to start reading the 4 gospels in the new testament, Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, which is 6 pages a day. It's a 30 day thing. You should do it with me. Oh yeah, today is the 26th day of October. I love you so much. I want you to know that I'm out here to serve my Lord and will do anything he asks me. He is our Father in Heaven. And I know that his son is our Savior and nothing shall ever waiver that faith. I Know that My Reedemer Lives. That song in now my testimony. Plus without him I am nothing. He is the way and light. We are in the true church of God. And I hope I can live worthily to live with you and the family in Heaven together forever......


Elder Dustan Barnard

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween and a car

Man, second transfer and I'm in the same area, cant beat that! And we finally got a car for our area. Really excited about it. On Halloween we have to be in by 6pm. It's sad, but I got to trick or treat at the ward trunk or treat. Man I got a stash. The work is still progressing and investagators are coming to church. Keep me in all your prayers.


Dear Elder Rupp & Elder Barnard's Families,

Last night we had the pleasure of having your sons over for dinner and carving pumpkins. We love having them in our home, they are such good examples to our two young boys. We just moved to Southern California a few months ago and we don't have any family here, so the missionaries have really been like our family. They both seem to be doing very well and have such fun personalities! You have really prepared them for the mission field, they are awesome! I hope my boys can grow up just like them. Here are a few pictures from last night that I told them I would send to their families. Enjoy!

Erin Watts

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Missions are the best thing ever. I've only been out 1 transfer and can really see why the gospel of Jesus Christ is so very important. Tracting is what my area does best. Every day we get the wonderful chance to share the message of salvation with each person we meet and it really strengthens your testimony like no other.

I'd like to thank all those who where my teachers in Church and friends, who helped me gain the knowledge and wisdom I needed to come out here. I'd also like to give a Big THANK YOU to those that helped me financially get out here on my mission. There is no physical way that I can repay you for what you have done. But I will return with honor that I promise you all. O and P.S., I wouldnt mind letters from anyone in the ward-- in fact they would make my day. And who knows, I may even write them back! You all are amaizing.

Well, California life is awesome. The weather is sweet except when the humidity goes up high. It's only rained once here HE HE :) The work is amazing out here. There are so many people who are confused and lost and I get to be a tool in God's hand in bringing them unto the fold. Next time I will give a days schedule but at the moment I must leave you.

Like a sea that never will be moved am I, like the stars my light will never falter, o my trust in thee, o Lord will be, in my life-- my faith will never falter!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dustan with his Mission President and wife

September 22, 2009

Dear Brother and Sister Barnard:

Sister Sanchez and I welcomed your son to the California San Bernardino Mission last Tuesday. He was happy and excited as we greeted him in the airport. We have enclosed a picture taken at the "Conference Tree" in San Bernardino we thought you would like. We have had three sons serve missions, so we know a little of what you are experiencing in the separation. We know that your son is precious to you and we will do our best to encourage him and rejoice with him as he fulfills his purpose here to bring others to the Savior. If you have any extra concerns, please don't hesitate to call us.

His trainer, Elder Rupp, is an excellent missionary, and we feel that we have placed Elder Barnard in excellent hands as he learns the busy life of a missionary. Your son has many talents that were apparent already to us in the day that we spent with him. He has much to add to this mission. The diversity of people, the diversity of areas within the mission, and the good members of the Chruch who are here, will help him certainly have many experiences that will reaffirm his testimony of God's love for all his children, and the universal appeal of the message of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

His days will be full of study, exercise, finding people to teach, teaching in non member homes, and working with less-active and part-member families. He will be encouraging and setting a great example to the youth here. Also, service is a big part of his experience. He will become a master teacher of the basic principles of the gospel in word and in deed.

Thank you for caring enough to "send your very best" to help us in this Mission. He may email or write to you on his preparation day, which is Monday. Also he can call on Christmas and Mother's Day. Please encourage him to focus on his purpose here. We find that those who do this are able to be "empowered by home" and not "homesick". He will gain great strength from your support, your advice, and encouragement as he learns to trust in the Lord.


President David T. Sanchez
Sister Carol Sanchez

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sorry, this letter is going to be late. I forgot to write yesterday. It is now Tuesday. We have another baptismal date set up for .... Yesterday we went bowling and I got a 122 score as my highest. I miss you terribly. Could you have Sierra, Danny, you and Michael write me a letter. It would be awesome. The work is still doing good. This will be the shortest letter I ever write to you. So I love you alot and can't wait to talk to you. Oh yeah, on Mondays I am on the internet about 12:20 for about an hour, so if you want to be able to talk on line, there it is. Love you like always.


Elder Dustan Barnard

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Thanks for the e-mail grandma it feels good to be written to. I will fight a good fight while here and when I get back, oh the stories I'll tell. Conference was the coolest thing that has happened church wise to me yet. We have a young lady who has a baptism date set and we are working on helping her prepair for the date line. She even came to general conference. So that's the fun that's happening with me. I miss being able to visit with you on some weekends. I might get a tap recorder some time in the future and mail stuff to you and mom. That way I can here voices. It's so much funner that way. I will return with honor.

Elder Barnard

October 5, 2009, Monday

Wow, that was the best conference that I've ever attended. I was able to pay attention the whole freaking time, which was amazing. But yeah, send the cd's. We have speakers so it's all allowed. I took 12 pages of notes on conference. My hand really hurts bad.

It got really cold here, hit, I think, like 60 last night, with alot of wind, so I'm going to get a long sleeved shirt cause just the hoody isn't working out to well. I'm really getting into the swing of things here, and I'm really hoping that I will be able to stay in the area that I'm in for another transfer. Right now I'm in Onterio. Go on google maps and look up Whispering Lakes Apartments near a golf course. That's where you will find me at.

It's so cold at night that I had to get another blanket to stay warm at night. I've never felt so much wind in one day in my life. It's constantly blowing really hard. Every day I spend with my companion and the others in the apartment I go a little more insane. Love you a whole bunch, still working on pictures to send to you. Only have like 10, not much to capture. Ooooo, I'm going to send you 2 more e mails for Danny and Sierra so I don't have to write them a letter. Really hurts my hands. But again Love you alot.



Saturday, October 3, 2009


Dear Mother:

How's it going? don't know what to really write to you about. Today I went ice skating. It's really freaking hard to do. I crashed into the wall way too much.

I also crashed my bike today by pressing on the break way too hard. So I went toppling to the ground. Tell Sierra and Danny and Dad I love them. My arms hurt so much that this letter is rare at this time. Ummmmm, we also went shopping today. Milk here is only $2.19. .......? My body is getting used to it little by little.

I finished the Book of Mormon while here. I'm now reading all 4 books at the same time. Thanks for all the emails. They make me really happy. Make my blog really cool. I've finally got used to the schedule. Love you a whole bunch.


Elder Dustan Barnard

Monday, September 28, 2009

This is from me, Mom. Dustan's Mission address is:

Elder Dustan Michael Schliep Barnard
California San Bernardino Mission
8280 Utica Ave, Ste 150
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

The first 9 or so post aren't necessarily in order, but now I will post a new letter from him every week. Hopefully a nice generic, detailed letter for everyone to read. Dustan likes sour gummy worms and bears and I've found that clothing is cheaper if I just send him money or have it shipped to him. Mail is expensive these days. He still needs a pair of jean shorts if anyone wants to send him some for Christmas. Size 36/38, Nice and long.

I got to talk to him at the airport for 15 minutes when he was leaving the MTC and going to California. He was the one responsible for everyone at the airport. 15 of them flew out together. He sounds good and happy. Thanks for all the support you all have given him. Love,


September 21, 2009

Dear Mom:

Being out here in California is so awesome. The apartment that I'm living in is said to be the biggest one in the whole mission. My trainers name is Elder Rupp. He's a lot like Stella was when she was in our ward. But he has taught me a lot while here on the mission. We are roomed with two other elders. Elder Davies and Elder Ika is what they are called. Everyone here has a sense of humor which I like a lot. The last 4 days feel like they have only been one day. Buying my own food is kinda wierd. The word has been going good. I'm still nervous when I talk to people, but I've only been out for 4 days, so I'll get over it eventually. We''ve given 23 lessons while I've been here. O the ward I'm in is kinda small but still cool. Yesterday I learned how to bible bash, but with love and care.

The bikes front tire popped the 3rd day out and we were really far from our apartment. I also found out what a n allergic reaction is. My neck broke out in hives yesterday which was the 20th. I'm okay now, I think ! :( I do miss you alot and can't wait till Christmas where we can chat for a while. The temperature here is driving me crazy. It's always hot, and I found out the lowest it gets is 70 in Ontari, and even then the 70 is rare. In three days I got a really good sunburn. I'm not really tan.

I'll tell you what; It's really weird waking up and not finding your family there to greet you. Something that you probably know is mission food is so unhealthy and since we are on a budget, we buy the cheapest stuff, which is usually the most unhealthy of all.......

Dustan Barnard

Dear Michael:

Hey, it's awesome out here. The sun is a little too strong, but I'll get used to it eventually. My apartment is awesome. When I got here, my trainer had caught a praying mantis and named it Rocky. We had to let it go because the surplus of food or flys was nowhere to be found. Procyiliting is fun work. Here they call it finding though. (?) It's hard to find sometimes, because once in awhile we will tract into a really cute young lady. The mission is changing me so much. I can't beliveve the changes that have been wrought. I love preaching the Gospel of Christ to people. because the changes that happen are awesome. And I know that the mission doesn't quit after I leave San Bernardino..It goes on forever. Way off topic, my bike is so cool and I thought biking would be hard, but I was wrong. Out here member dinners are always full, but very occasionally we will have to make our own dinner. But again, I love it out here. I can't wait to talk to you at Christmas.


Dustan Barnard

Dear Sierra:

How's it going Sierra? I miss you a whole lot. Are you doing good in school? My mission is really fun. It is so cool here. I get to talk to people about Jesus and that is the best person ever. Write me sometime! I love you.


Elder Dustan Barnard

Dear Danny Boy:

How is it going Danny? Anything fun happen this week. I miss being able to play with you so much. My mission is really fun though. I'm outside alot. I get to ride a bike everywhere I go. Have you got any new games to play? How has school been going for you? Guess what pet I had for a little while? It was a praying mantis! We found it flys when it was hungry. Mission work is really cool Danny6. You get to meet so many people. It's the best thing ever. You be a good boy for Mom and Dad, they know what is best for you. Love you a ____lot!!!


Dustan Barnard

Elder Barnard

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sept 03, 2009

Dear Danny,

Hey Danny, How's it going. I'm having fun on my mission. I miss you a lot. Are my cats all alive? I hope you're having fun in school. It's a really great place to be. You lear so much while there. Never, never give up. Make sure you play a game boy or game cube for me cause I won't for two years. I love you. OH!! be good to your sister for me and watch out for mommy too. And you make sure to take care of Daddy.


Dustan Barnard

Sept 03, 2009

Dear Sierra,

How have you been? Do you like school? I miss you very much. Sierra be good for Mommy and Daddy. You are such big girl. I can't wait to see you in a few years,


Dustan Barnard
Dear (a.k.a. Mom ....)

I miss you so much. So far the MTC life is hard but good. the spirit is strong here. The food is really good and as Aaron said, the chocolate milk is really goot. Put your faith in the Lord and he can help you accomplish anything. How's it going at home. Have you done Annie yet? Has anything exciting happened while I've been away? My companion is named Elder Gardner. He's really cool. The rest of th missionaries are really cool also and look like they are ready to serve. Sorry that I'm writing really crappy. I'm very excited to be here and I'm in the right place for now, I miss you very much. .........


Dustan Barnard

Dear Michael:

Hello, my animals better be alive. He He, JK..........The MTC is really cool. 4 bunk beds in each room. Um the cafeteria wasn't all it was cracked up to be. It was good, but not as good as you said. P-day (preparation day) isn't really exciting at all. The temple was really gool though. Had a fun time. I can't wait to get out and serve God. P.S. Send me gummy worms please. I also need pants of jean, if it's not in Mom's letter.
Monday, September 21, 2009, Email

I miss you a whole bunch too. I did get my bed sheets but the target package hasn't come yet. It's really fun here as you will hear in my letter. I have no idea when that will get to you cause as I said when I arrived at Ca, It's on Monday that I have P-day. So Annie is killing you huhh? Well as all the other shows, it will end eventually. So you don't freak out when you get the letter about a Hive problem or allergic reaction, whatever I had is gone. Soon I will send you a picture that shows what happened. It was really wierd. I miss you and can't wait to talk to you around christmas time. Every detail about where, what, and why is in the letter I'm sending.