Monday, March 31, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
March 19th, 2014Family of Elder Welling ,Dear Family,We are so pleased to report that Elder Welling has arrived safely in the Zambia, Lusaka Mission. He is a choice young man and eager to be an excellent missionary. We were very pleased to note the preparation, worthiness and commitment he has to be obedient and to serve the Lord. We know that as he serves the people, he will learn to love them and they will love him. His testimony is strong and we are honored to have him in our mission.Elder Welling will be laboring in the Lusaka, Zambia Zone, with an excellent trainer, Elder Mwambu .Sister Erickson and I will see him at least every four to six weeks at Zone Conference and I will have an interview with him on those occasions.The mission home address is:Zambia Lusaka Mission, 14038 Katima Mulilo Road, Lusaka, Zambia 10101.Mail and packages can be sent here . Providing us with a tracking number will sometimes expedite your packages arriving here. You can email us the tracking number of your packages.Thank you for teaching, nurturing and sending forth this fine young man to serve the Lord and honor his family and other loved ones. May the Lord bless you with peace and assurance that all is in His hands.Yours Sincerely,President and Sister EricksonZambia Lusaka Mission
Hey I made it to Zambia safley and I am at the mission home. I dont have my companion yet but I will get one shortly. They are letting me email to tell you that I am here. My flights went well and Africa is blazing hot, I started to sweat as soon as we landed. I dont know how long it will be till I adjust but it will probably be a bit. Tell everyone there that I will email them on pday and make sure mom sees this so she is not freaking out thanks. Also the mission presidents wife will email you guys with the adress for me. Thanks a lot to everyone love you guys.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Thank you for all the things you have done for me over the past couple of years. The MTC is awesome, I absolutely love it. I have gotten a lot of instruction over the last two days, and it is amazing to see the information I have remembered. This experience was a lot better than I expected it to be!! I have four elders in my district, they are all amazing and very chill. It's just like having a group of friends here. Their names are Elder Thomson, Elder Beuhner, Elder Hansen, and Elder Rollins. Elder Rollins is related to the Martin family in Evanston. I am glad I started out with awesome companions. My personal companion and I, (Elder Thomson) are zone leaders at the MTC. Another really cool thing I found out tonight, is our Branch President, President Rodney J. Brown, was Grandpa Hatch's last companion on his mission. It was the coolest thing ever. I am excited for what lies ahead for me. I would write more but my hand is cramped because I have never done this before. Say hi to everyone for me! Thanks! I will write soon! Tell Nathan to keep his eyes focused towards his mission, and study Preach My Gospel, which is the number one thing used.
Love, Elder Welling