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