Monday, September 26, 2016

Dinners and Dodgers

Elder Martin's email September 26, 2016


"Rise up and become the person you were designed to be."  President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hello, Santa Clarita

All the trainers on transfer day

Elder Martin's email September 19, 2016

I asked Elder Martin what it was about that family in the ward that made him feel at home, he said " the kids are crazy, like us.  The mom kept trying to calm them down, the dad was egging them on and making bad dad jokes.  And the mom kept giving the dad 'the look' when she thought we weren't looking."  Yep, sounds like home.

He said it has been a bit of a stressful week, being in a new area, with a new companion, and learning to be an effective trainer.  He is looking forward to getting to know the new ward, he has been told by other missionaries that it is the best ward!

"Inasmuch as ye are humble & faithful and call upon my name, behold, I will give you the victory."  D & C 104:82

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bye, San Fernando Valley

Elder's Martin's email 9/12/2016

Wisdom Tree hike

Looking down into Los Angeles

Looking down into San Fernando area- Universal Studios

North Hollywood Zone

*** Elder Martin is excited to be going to Santa Clarita, it is home to the only Cafe Rio and Chick Fil A in the mission.

"The Lord knows who we really are, what we really think, what we really do, and who we really are becoming." 
 David A. Bednar

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Taco Bell, Dunks, Taco Bell, Hide and Seek- What a Good Week

Elder Martin's email September 6, 2016

Elder Martin and Elder Liddiard

Elder Ruiz, rocking one of Elder Martin's favorites shirts

Elder Martin's district

These pictures were sent to me by another missionary, I'm not sure I want to know...or do I?
I'm going to tell myself this is last week, when they were cleaning out an apartment.  Maybe he was singing " La Cucaracha" as he swept?!

"Now is the time for members and missionaries to come together, to work together, to labor in the Lord's vineyard to bring souls unto Him."  Thomas S. Monson