Elder Colton Mikal Welling, called to serve in the Zambia Lusaka, Africa Mission. Entered the MTC, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. We are so proud of you and we are so excited for the awesome adventures you are about to embark on. Love you!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Still Teaching and Training....

Hello Family 

The week has been good and going well for sure!!!  I have enjoyed this week a lot and we are doing well!!!  We taught a good number of people this week and we are hoping that they will progress and get to baptism and things!!!  It would be great!!  The comp and me are still doing great and having a good time with the things that are going on here in the area!!!  We are staying in shape as well and trying to keep up with the physical and mental demands of the mission!!!  We are doing good at teaching and still trying to learn new things and things from the scriptures and manuals so hopefully we will continue to get those things!!!  I am not sure when you sent that package and if you sent it to the address I gave you or the mission one if you could let me know that would be awesome!!  The branch is doing good and is continuing to get better we are hoping that these trainings we are doing will be getting better and helping the branch!!!  I forgot last week about what you said about Elder Allred he was a great friend of mine but i had forgotten his release date and things but he was a great missionary here!!!  Hope he is doing well!!!  It will be weird to have three new apostles but it will also be good too!!  Conference is always fun but it will be a while till we get to view it down here in this area!!!  Hopefully they come faster this time!!!  The pics not this week still working on getting some uploaded and things to the computer but I have about thirty new ones that would be nice to send home if I can next week!!!  Hopefully all the week went well there for everybody and things!!!  

There really is not much else which has been going on just same missionary work and it will continue to progress and things as time moves on all the missionaries here are doing great and we have become good friends with all of them so it has been pretty awesome!!  Joseph is doing good he is still going strong and according to the sources that I have had he will be opening the call this week!!!  Which will be awesome I can’t wait to see where he is going!!!  It will be pretty awesome!!  Anyway have a good week to all and love you all!!!!!

Elder Welling

Monday, September 21, 2015

Still Going Pretty Well...

Hello family,
Well this week things have gone pretty well and all is going good with me!!!  I am enjoying and doing good!!!  We are teaching a lot of lessons and definitely having a good time doing it we walk a lot more than we use to but all the better!!!  The area is doing well lots of good people and the members are good and doing well!!!  The branch is also doing really well and having a great time they for sure are getting better at the things they need to be doing so that is always good!!!  There are still some things needing to be fixed but all will be well!!! 
Hopefully baptisms will be coming again and we will be able to get more and things going!!!  The comp is good and yes i am training him he is waiting for a visa to South Africa but for the time he is with me and the area!!!  It is still cool because I get to see Kapande every Monday we talk for sure so it is still pretty fun and things there!!  Mondays are good we don’t do much besides emailing but it is still pretty good!!! 
Other than these things there isn’t much going on we are on the not very good computers this week so there won’t be pics but hopefully the next week we are back on the other computers and things!!!  I hope all those that have birthdays this week will enjoy and things like that and that everyone will enjoy the week love you all have a great Monday!!!!

Love Elder Welling

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Companion and Doing Well...

Hey Family,

All is going pretty good here and I am doing well!!!!  There are a lot of things that have been happening this last week kind of sad but it is still going good!!!  First off, There have been transfers and no I did not really move I am still here and I am still the district leader here in the Kalambo district!!!  I do have a new comp though his name is Elder Gangili from Blantyre he is new I am training him to be a missionary!!!!  Not something that I was expecting considering the most I have ever seen an elder train here is 3 but here is the 4th one for me!!!  Anyway he is cool and is doing well!!!  He is a gifted martial arts guy and it is quite interesting to see!!!  He is good though he will be doing well!!!  He is waiting for a visa so we will see what happens!!! He has worked with missionaries a lot so he is pretty accustomed to the way of things but all will be well!!!  

We have been teaching people this week a lot it has been sad because Elder Kapande is no longer there but we cope and move on hahaha!!!  He is not very far though we will still see each other on the pdays and things which is pretty nice!!! Still will take some time to get adjusted!!!  The branch is doing well and things are rolling forth just like they are supposed to!!!  Every once in a while the presidency needs a reminder but they will get the hang of things soon!!!  We didn’t have any baptisms this week but hopefully soon we are still working to get some things going with a few people but it should work out nicely when they do!!!  

It sounds like the eagle project went well and the pics look nice Caleb looks like a  little fireball and things and dad didn’t look to happy that you took a photo of him spraying the cabin haha but it is all good i am sure that all is looking good that side now!!!!  All things are good though this side but i hope everybody has a great week and a great Monday love you all!!!!

Elder Welling

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Still Doing Great...

Hello Family,
Things are going pretty good here and all is going well with me!!!  The week has been pretty good and things are still going well!!!  There were not any transfers I am still in the same area with the same comp as before but it is all good we are doing well and having a good time here!!!  We taught many lessons this week and had a good time!!!  We also had some confirmations this week which was pretty good they seem to be doing well now that they have the spirit with them!!!!  If everything goes well we will most likely have about 3-4 more people that are going to be baptized coming on the 20th of this month so we will see how it goes!!! 
Joseph the kid we helped yes he is doing a lot better now and things are going good for him at least better than before!!1  He is still working with the missionaries and has his call papers submitted he is just waiting for the call and things to come in!!!  I am excited to see where he will be going because now that i am still here I should be able to see where he is going and which part he will be serving The last part of the money that is for him I am going to give him to put towards his mission things that way he has some things to go with!!!  he is doing good and he has a Facebook you can look him up his name is Joseph Onyolo I think that is the correct spelling if you can’t find him there he is one of the friends I have just look on my friends list!!!
We also got to play soccer this week which was way fun we had a good time playing!!!!  As always we do!!!  The branch is doing well and progressing just like always and things are going good around here!!!!  We are still learning and gaining what we can to teach and for own self-knowledge!!!  Other than this there is not much going on here!!!!  Greeting to grandma and grandpa Welling and others who will be there tomorrow as well as grandma and grandpa Hatch  Love you all and have a good week and a great holiday tomorrow!!!

Elder WellingD