October 2, 2013

2/10/2013

 
Hey everyone this is to inform all of you that I am home temporarily as I deal with personal matters. I am preparing to re-enter the mission field and I love this gospel, it's truth is overpowering and the best kind of work is Missionary Work. I look forward to re-entering the mission field as soon as possible and I love you all and appreciate all of you for your support. 

Ti Voglio Bene
Sincerely, Jeremy Luening
 
 
Dear Family,

Hey, sorry it is going to be a short letter today. I am out of time.  The work is progressing. I love reading all of your letters and your stories. Italy is great and I love it.

Love, Anziano Luening

 
 
Sept18 Ciao, 

This week has been awesomely hard, fantastic, discouraging, exciting and plain downright FORTISSIMO! (Ueber awesome). So this week we did a lot of finding, like a heck of a lot, and we had set up lessons and we had no shows so that was hard and discouraging, BUT, (notice the capitalized letters), we found this one guy D., and he is so awesome. We set up a lesson with him for Sunday. So, 2 other lessons with other people on that day fell through. It was pouring rain -  like the streets were flooding - it was so awesome! I was soaked and laughing all the way ha-ha-ha. I'm laughing just writing this, BUT it is true. So it didn't look like this week was going anywhere and I was pretty positive about what was going on during the day and BOOOM! Miracle Fence got destroyed by awesomeness. For those of you who don't know, a miracle fence is a fence that is entrapping miracles from coming your way and it has the fence, and some barb wire, and a BIG pit with spikes. So, yeah,  pretty hard to get them miracles. BUT, we smashed that down and took a miracle and ran for it. We had the lesson with D and he is so prepared. He wants the feelings the Spirit brings of peace, happiness and serenity. He doesn't know that the Spirit can give him that BUT you bet your bottom dollar we are going to tell him. Anyway, so we teach him about  who God is, what He wants, and how we can follow Him. Pretty FORTISSIMO! Then we tell him how through Jesus Christ we can have those bad feelings taken away. DRUM ROLLLLLLL! I INVITED HIM TO BE BAPTIZED EXCEPT I said, (Seguirà l'esempio di Gesù Cristo Facendosi   da qualcuno che detiene l'autorità di sacerdozio di Dio? Notice anything missing - thats right BAPTISM! Ha-ha-ha, nothing about baptism.  It literally means: ”Will you follow the example of  Jesus Christ and be done from someone holding the Priesthood authority of God!’  Man that was AWESOME. So funny. So, he looked totally  confused and I was like, “I have no idea what I said wrong” and so Anziano W.  gave the proper baptismal invite. Right after “facendosi” should be “battezzare”. Anyway, we got out of the building and tackled each other. WE HAVE A BAPTISMAL DATE FOR OCTOBER 19! He is super awesome. So, yeah, that has been how awesome of a week it is.

On a side note Mom, can you get the bank to unfreeze my card. I called them from the airport on the way here and told them I was going to be in Italy for 2 years and they froze my card. Also if you use Amazon for packages then I don't have a custom fee. Also I can't remember if I told you but there is a suit season here. It starts on the  October 5th and goes until April General Conference. We wear suit jackets always unless it is super hot. Also if you tell me how to apply for a German passport that would be awesome.  Also if you could possibly send me the forms preferably filled out that would be awesome as well. 

PS

Mom and Dad, well,  glad to hear you have more peace in your life and I hope Auntie Kirsten will be well. I love you both and it is a Banjo. You can try to learn to play if you want or even have time but it is missing a string. Pretty cool though. Does that mean you want me to buy a new camera?



Elder Luening, Happy Birthday or Felice Compleanno! Glad to hear you are doing well and I love hearing from you and you pictures.

Sister Luening, crutches suck…. period. But glad to hear about your miracles and that you are keeping positive. Just keep on trucking because that miracle fence is coming down!

Oma and Opa, I love you both and want you to know that you both are awesome!

Kass and Scott, ???? That is what goes through my mind when my companion asks about you both, ha-ha. Glad to hear you didn't buy a house (I guess) But congrats on new apartment. Living in Style!

Well life is good and is going and can't wait for this week!

Sincerely Anziano Luening

 

September 11, 2013

12/9/2013

 


Ciao!

     This week has been kind of a blur! So, I have my trainer, and his name is Anziano W. He is from a place close to Manchester, England. He is awesome and he is going home in 11 more weeks. I am killing him, ha-ha! We are getting along great and are both new to the area, La Spezia. It is a nice place right by the sea. Cinque Terre is really close by! Going there will be an awesome P-Day activity.

     We had some miracles this week here in Italy. But first I will start with the Duomo in Milan. It is huge,  and we got there with our copies of the Book of Mormon and they told us to go and find someone. I was with one of the Assistants to the President and another Elder fresh from the MTC. We tried talking to some people and they were not interested,  but then we talked to this couple that came from South America 10 years ago. They were pretty interested and so we exchanged  phone numbers and they will be passed off to the Milan Elders. It was awesome. My understanding of Italian is not that great, but I can speak it okay. It has been improving daily.

     There are 4 Elders in La Spezia. Anziani M, Ma, W, and I. Anziano M was the only one that has been here for before, but he has only been in La Spezia for 6 weeks. Anziano W and I found some potential investigators through "strada", street contacting. We got their numbers and set up an appointment with one but she never showed up. It was disappointing, but oh well, keep moving forward ha-ha. We do "casa" which ringing apartment buildings, for about an hour and have almost had a few investigators from it, but unfortunately something always comes up. We were talking to this one lady and she was getting upset and told us that she has been very blessed in her life but just cannot find happiness.  So Anziano W told her that this is what she has been looking for. We tried to set up a return appointment with her but she said, “No”. We told her we will be back on Saturday. We had both had the feeling that we should not give up on her.

    Tuesday was a disaster for Missionary work. It started with us accidentaly getting on the wrong bus! It took us out of our city but still in our area. We were 20 miles out of La Spezia and then after about 20 more minutes it took us back to La Spezia. We were on that bus for like 1 hour 30 minutes it was awful.  Then we had a lunch appointment with a member family. They are awesome. It was the father’s birthday, so that took a long time. Then we missed our bus so we had to walk back to our side of town, ha-ha - so yesterday was not the best. We did strada and there was literally nobody on the street. We did casa for the last hour and nobody listened to us. Ha-ha, but I have been loving it here. This mission is awesome. Even when the days are not the best, I am happy to be here. I miss Canada, but I have been too tired to really think about it,     ha-ha. Jet lag was brutal ha-ha - talk about delayed, but when it hit me, it hit hard!

     Oh Mom, so I have to let you know some things. I had to take out 100 Euro for the bike fund because they did not want to take my American money because it made everything more complicated for them, so I took money out and gave it to them. I now changed the American “bike fund” money into Euros and am using it to buy the following: satchel, a pair of jeans, sneakers, and bed sheets. I have to get a side bag (satchel) because new missionary standards do not allow backpacks. Second thing, my backpack got left behind with the Assistants and they will be sending it to me. Third thing, I have to pay for customs on packages, so it might be easier if you are sending packages with food and things like that, to buy them on amazon.com - but make sure it is the Italian one so shipping is less and such.

I do not have enough time to write individually to all of you but I love you all and am happy to be able to read your emails each week.

Love Anziano Luening

 
 
Dear Family,

     Well, the time is finally here! It is strange to think of where I was at with my mission in the MTC and where I am now. I have learned a lot serving in Canada and I think that that is why the Lord sent me here. He knew that there were some things I just needed to learn before I got to Italy.

     My week in Kamloops has been pretty good. We found a less active lady from Nelson, named W H. She moved to Kamloops about 18 years ago and said she would come to church this Sunday. She didn't show up but the other Elders will go back and see her.

     We also had an interesting experience. We chose a road to tract on, and were driving down it, waiting for the spirit to prompt us when to stop. All three of us got the same spiritual prompting at the same time, and so we stopped and started tracting. We had tracted for a while and needed to be going to an appointment, so we knocked on the house that we parked in front of and an old man answered the door. We talked to him for a little bit and he told us that he was lonely and that his wife had died. I testified of the Plan of Salvation and asked him if we could share more of our message. He declined but we know that he felt the spirit and so the other elders are going to stop by in a week or two.

     An Assistant to the President stayed the night with us and he told us that something was wrong and that we needed to be more obedient. I had thought I was being pretty obedient,  but I took it to heart and read the whole white hand book during the next morning’s personal study. I wrote down all the things that I either was not obeying or was getting a little slack on. I was surprised! Almost all of it was small things, but I noticed that the small things make a huge difference. I have been working on the list and as we worked on it I noticed that our work was improving. So, yeah, if you feel like you are being pretty obedient read the rules and see what you need to work on.

     It is strange for me to think that I am leaving Canada tomorrow morning. I am not going to lie - yesterday I was pretty sad to be leaving. I am going to miss this mission and the people that I have met. But I am sure I will love it in Italy.

     Oh, before I forget - Mom you will be getting a package from me soon. Ha-ha, don't freak out!!!! We were helping an elderly member family move and he gave it to me because he never uses it, so I sent it home.

     We helped a lot of people move today and gained a potential investigator from a move.

     I am getting nervous for the flight and hope all will go well. I learned that each piece of my luggage can only weigh 50 pounds,  and I can have a 22lb carry on! The airline didn't mention if a personal item was allowed with carry on, so I sent a box of stuff that I don't need to Kass via Zone Leaders, so it might get to her around October. That is  “Zone mailing” for ya! 

     Glad to hear that you all are doing well. I hope everything continues to go well.

Sincerely, Elder Luening

 
 
Dear Family,

Hey! Time is just flying by and it was transfer week.  This Thursday like I expected I was transferred. I went down for transfer meeting on Wednesday and it was transfer meeting until 2:00PM on Thursday. I think then I got to stay with the Assistants for 2 nights and received my passport with a nice visa in it. Ha-ha! Finally! Then I had the opportunity to hear Elder Aidukaitis speak. He was hilarious and spoke in Langley. It was awesome and was about old era missionaries and new era missionaries. He told us that new era missionaries use members all the time. It was pretty awesome. After the meeting, the Assistants left me with the Willoughby Elders and I got to serve with them for a day and a half. It was awesome, we saw some pretty awesome miracles and their area is great.

Then I got back on the Greyhound with one of my new companions, Elder V who has been out a year. So I am now in Kamloops for anywhere between 4-7 days, J. I only have 7 full days in Canada. I went through my travel funds and I will replace the money I used to get my visa. I get my reimbursements in check form, ha-ha - it is hilarious. But don't worry, I still have it all. If you want you can send the package to Italy now so when I get there, it will be there soon. My second companion is Elder P. He has been out 6 months and has spent all that time in Kamloops. I don't have a lot to say for this week.

 Oh! So the Clearwater area is temporarily closed; no missionaries in Clearwater except when Kamloops missionaries will go there occasionally.  Me and Elder F asked the Ward Mission Leader to continue the missionary work without the missionaries and continue to teach the people we have.

I need sneakers, ha-ha! The MTC destroyed my sneakers because of 4 square and so they were just wrecked and now are probably in a landfill in Clearwater.

 So obedience is awesome. I know that the Lord has blessed me so much for being obedient to the rules in ways that I did not expect. He has blessed me with more courage to knock on doors. More courage to talk to people and he has been blessing me with more patience and dedication towards this work. As we are obedient to all the commandments of the Lord without fail than we can see his hand more fully in our lives and I am so grateful for the commandments and rules that he has set up for us because they are for our benefit. This week has been awesome.

 I don't have very much time right now, so I hope you all continue to be good.

Sincerely Anziano Luening

 
 
Ciao!!

Questo settimana ha venuto e andato. Pero il successo della questa area e' megliora. (This week has come and gone. But the success of this area is better.)

This week has been pretty awesome. It is crazy to see all the changes and all the success that is gradually coming over time. The beginning of the week was rough, but we were starting to find some potential investigators so that was awesome. We have been praying for the work to progress and for new people to teach and the Lord blessed us with 2 new investigators. It is awesome.  We have had a few teaching appointments this week and have been receiving a few referrals so it is starting to get better.

Our new investigators are J and A and they live together but aren't married. They are super awesome but J is quite ill, and so we don't get to meet with her sometimes because of it but whenever she is well we teach her. We always go with the hope to teach both of them and they are super open to our message and interested in learning more,. The last lesson we had to teach A alone. It was a good lesson though! We taught the full restoration; we taught baptism and confirmation; and pre earth life.  I t was a little scattered J but he found it all interesting and he accepted a baptismal date for the 27 of September if he finds out its true. He understands just what that commitment means - he said, 'You are asking me to change my whole life.',  because he knows some of the things in the Word of Wisdom. So we told him 'pretty much', and he said he would have to discuss it but for now, he would say yes. It is not a solid date but Elder French had the prompting to pick that day so we did. We plan on teaching him the Word of Wisdom after the Plan of Salvation to give him time to begin living it. We saw the spirit working in him as we asked him to be baptized. J is super excited whenever we come over because she studies 5 different bibles at once and compares what they all say and now she is reading the Book of Mormon. It is awesome. We think that she will accept baptism as well. She has been taught the Plan of Salvation already but not the Restoration. So yeah, it has been pretty awesome this week.

We have been tracting like crazy and people have been accepting copies of the Book of Mormon like crazy, ha-ha; and they all said they would read, ponder and pray, so that is pretty awesome. We have found a lot of potential investigators who seem solid, and so we will be visiting some this week. Well it is transfer week, seems weird to think that it has been 5 weeks since the MTC. Time has flown by and I will be leaving for Italy in just 2 weeks! I am probably going to be transferred to the mainland but I will find that out tonight. I am so grateful for all of you. I love you all so much and think about you often and pray for you all. I love and miss you and love to read your letters. Alma 56:48 and Alma 57:21 - of course with those verses that’s with you as well. I hope all is going well in all of your lives and I am proud of you all. 

Oma and Opa, I love you both and am proud of both of you and miss you. Opa I am so happy that you got to baptize that man  you have been fellowshipping. It is awesome. I love you both so much.

Elder Luening, that is so awesome with your two investigators who have been baptized.  I am so happy for you and grateful for your example.

Sister Luening, haha, well seeing as I don't know how you are doing I hope all is going well and that you are killing it in Missouri.

Kassandra and Scott, haha you think your inbox would be overflowing. I hope you are both doing well but still don't know whether you bought the house or not. I hope all is going well and you are enjoying life. Love you both.

Sinceramente, Anziano Luening.

 
 


Hey! This is getting crazy weird!

I feel like I just emailed home, (last week) ha-ha! No, just kidding, like 2 or three days ago.

Well  Elder French and I have been getting really stressed out because of our area and the lack of success but we found a missionary program on how to manage stress and so we are starting to apply the things and it has to help us. We are getting frustrated with each other faster and faster but we realize why now, so we are working on dealing with it. As far as this week goes we had a Zone Meeting and we all got kind of chastised for not meeting our goals but it was a really good meeting and I learned a lot.

We had exchanges with the District Leaders and I got to go with an Elder R who is going home in 9 days! That is crazy ha-ha and it seems weird that I have been away from you all for around 3 and a half months already.  Time is just flying by. Anyways, so we were on exchanges in Merritt and we were tracting and having no luck until the last half hour of the day and during the day Elder R told me something that happened to him and his companion: They were tracting in a reserve and a dog ran up to them and they had no clue whose dog it was and so they called it Gidgidoni (Don't know how to spell it) and it faithfully followed them to every door. There was another house but it was time to head back so they went to leave and the dog stopped and stayed there. They joked with each other that it wanted them to knock at that house, so they decided to. The people that lived there owned the dog and I think they became investigators so that was super cool.  I had a similiar experience. Me and Elder R were tracting and a kitten that we named Ishmeow after Ishmael and there was another house left, but we needed to go back.  The cat kept going to the house, so we went and knocked on the door and It was a first nations family. We talked to the person at the door and explained what the Book of Mormon was and stuff like that. The cat was keeping her at the door because the cat was trying to get inside and it wasn't their cat, ha-ha. But we asked if we could come back and they said yes. They are related to some members in the ward and it was super cool. After we were done the cat ran away but it was super cool. They seem like solid potential investigators.

 Once we got back to Clearwater, all of our teaching opportunities fell through and our teaching pool is getting smaller and smaller. So basically for this week it is going to be a finding week. Tracting, contacting potential investigators and former investigators. It has been a decent week though. We have been trying, so I guess all we can do is keep trying harder and harder and pray ha-ha. But I am sure things will start to work out soon.

Mom and Dad, ha-ha, sounds like you had an interesting time. Well, I am glad that you were able to make it home safe and catch your flight! I forgot to tell you this so I guess I will straight up say it : I got a drop of bleach on my gray suit. I have no clue how it happened but it did, and it is pretty noticeable. I'm sorry, it was an accident. I hope you won't be too mad - just so you know I will by another one in Italy to replace it (from my personal funds). I think I will send this one home because like I said it is noticeable and I can't fix it but maybe somehow you can. Well I am glad that you had a great trip and I hope this doesn't make either of you upset. I am glad to hear that you are starting to adjust back to normal life.

Elder Luening I am so excited for you ha-ha that is awesome. I hope to be able to see some of your pictures. By the way the blond sister in the photo, - I met her in the MTC. Ha-ha, I told her that you were in her mission. So yeah, it is a small world. I hope you get to meet with that woman again but if not your right it is a seed planted and something will come of it someday.

Sister Luening that is awesome that an investigator was baptized and confirmed, Just remember that the Lord won't make us do it on our own. The Lord is always with us and you are right, the spirit will guide us and tell us what to say. I hope things with you in Missouri continue to go well.

Oma and Opa thanks for the pictures and the email it was awesome. I am so happy that things are going well for you and that you are enjoying yourselves. I love you and am grateful for you both in my life.

Kassandra and Scott what are you two up to ha-ha! I ask every week and hope that I will get a reply sometime J Well I hope the new place is treating you well and that you are enjoying yourselves.

Sinceramente, Anziano Luening

 
 
5/08

Ciao! Where has the time gone? Where is my week? Ha-ha!

First off, I suppose, is that I love reading all your letters - how Mom and Dad’s trip is, how the missions are going, and how your lives are going.

Mom and Dad I am happy that you are having a great time meeting all the people from your missions and that you have been remembered. I hope that is like me when I go back and visit. But it is awesome hearing about Europe and I look forward to being there someday ha-ha J! 

 On that note I will let you know about some events regarding my visa, ha-ha. So, Elder French and I took the Greyhound from Kamloops to Vancouver and tracted in Richmond in the Assistants’ area. We stayed the night, tracted and street contacted some more and then headed to the Italian Consulate. They dropped us off on the street and we started searching for the Consulate but couldn't find it. Eventually we found it and I waited for a while until finally someone talked to me and they asked, 'Do you have your documentation?' I was like 'What?' So, the assistants were supposed to pick up the documentation from the Mission Office but forgot. I forgot to tell them as well, so we both slipped and I asked if we could come back tomorrow with the documentation because they were closing in 10 minutes. So we had to stay a bit longer in Richmond than expected. The next day I went back with all the papers and explained some things to them and they said in 10 days I should pick up my passport with my visa. So around August 12th I wil;l have my visas, then I go to Italy in September.

So I am in Clearwater right now and it is an hour and a half north of Kamloops. Our proselyting area is app. 200 km across, so we never get to really tract most of it. They are all small towns (5000 and less) but we are on km restrictions, so yeah. We have been gone for most of this week, Tuesday-Thursday, but we returned to Clearwater at 2:00AM on Friday. Then we did service for a lot of the time on Friday at the food bank. We did weekly planning for 3 hours on Saturday and so we didn't really get to proselyte a lot on Saturday either. Sunday while tracting, I learned that the preachers in at least some of the other churches are teaching their congregations anti-Mormon things. (I heard it from the Baptist preacher). So that will be interesting, but otherwise this week has been pretty fun and interesting. I think we are going to try to get the members more pro-active in missionary work and in giving us referrals because they come to lessons and they fellowship investigators at church but we really need them more involved. Right now we are burning through our potential investigators and our formers. M told us he wants to be baptized but he is not going to move out and they need more money to get married so we are working on getting him a job but now he doesn't have a date for baptism. But at least he has the desire.

 Life has been pretty good. Some days are difficult and some people can really leave you absent of the spirit but you just try to work harder and you just lift your spirits from the scriptures and hymns and most importantly prayer.

 I havn't written in my journal for at least a week now and I really want to start but I also don't want to for some reason. Anyways so that is what has been going on in Clearwater and with my Visa. I really like being out in the field it is awesome and we met some people that seemed like solid potentials.


Chris CONGRATULATIONS!!! Haha Auguri (Congratulations) on your three investigators with baptismal dates sounds like you are tearing it up in Germany. I think you are a great missionary and I hope that I will leave as big as an impression and be as great as you are. I love you and miss you.

Charlene, That is so cool! I love being able to finally hear from you and learn what you have been up to. I miss our breakfast times at the MTC as well, ha-ha. I am grateful that we were able to see each other in the MTC though that was cool. I am glad that one of your investigators was baptized - that is super cool and I hope that the Lord blesses you with more success as well. Don't forget that when you are on those tours you are proselyting. You are able to share the gospel with more people from your tours than I can from tracting and I think it is super cool that you get to do that.

Kassandra What up sista! Ha-ha! But seriously ha-ha, where are you!!! J I can't wait to find out what has been going on in that busy life of yours. I hope all is well and I want pictures of your new home! I hope you and Scott are doing great and I miss you both. Thanks for letting me come over when I was in Kelowna, it was awesome. Hey Scott, thanks for helping me deal with my car! J I love you both and wish the best for you.

Oma and Opa I hope all is going well with you. I want you to know that I love and miss you both and if you both have time I would love to get emails from you! J 

Vi Voglio bene e Amo voi

Sinceremente, Anziano Luening

P.S. Mom while in Europe can you pick me up a flag! (German) Thanks.

 
 
29/07

Hello! 


Well I have been having a blast here in Canada, ha-ha! This week has been pretty interesting - we lost quite a few investigators. In the beginning of the week all our plans fell through and none of the potential investigators are coming through. Sounds pretty awful but we were just resolved and said the Lord is preparing us for new people who are ready.

On Tuesday we went to visit a potential investigator but they were not home. However there were two other people there and so we talked to them. The guy had 6 degrees in religious theology and such, so I was a little nervous. We taught them the Plan of Salvation and he wasn't interested. He likes it as a theory but didn't look at it from a truth or spiritual perspective. But we gave the lady a Book of Mormon and she said she would for sure read it and find out if it is true. She didn't want us to come back, so we gave her our telephone number and said if she want to know more, to call us. She agreed. It was awesome! I hope she is one who the Lord has prepared for us.

 We were tracting later in the week and we ran into someone who has a friend that is a member. With less than 20 members, that is pretty impressive! J We gave her a Book of Mormon and asked if we could come back and share more. She said, “Maybe”. So, hopefully something comes from that. We asked the friends of hers if they could follow up if she has been reading for us.

Also, we taught a guy named G, ha-ha he is interesting. He agreed with everything we said about the Plan of Salvation and so I asked him like 5 times if he would be baptized when he knows it is true on August 24. He kept on saying, “No” and I finally was just flat out said 'Why not?' He told us that he can't be fully immersed until his scar has healed from knee surgery and he needs to think about if he wants baptism or not. So I guess I learned sometimes you just need to ask them why. But I believe he will be baptized.

On Friday I finally managed to do language study and it was awesome. I have been noticing that my Italian has been degrading rapidly. When I said my first prayer here I cringed and realized how bad I had become. My pronunciation is awful but I just need to get my tongue used to the movements again, ha-ha. So we have been planning in language study now, so I will hopefully improve while on my mission.

Here in Clearwater we have tried a lot of different finding methods but it always seems to come down to tracting. We try to get referrals but everybody says everyone could benefit from your message and we think "That’s great! You should listen to what we have to say!"  But rarely do we get a referral. So we were out tracting and I had two very different experiences. The first was pretty good; we were getting shut down politely and I asked him, “Where is your ancestry from?” and so we got him talking another half hour about his ancestry and his life and we would just mention some truths to go along with it and then we had to leave. But it was awesome being able to use family history as a tool to find people. We have been using it a lot more.

The second experience was terrible. We met an older lady and she was saying things and I won't write down what she said, but the moment I greeted her, the spirit fled me. My blood went chill and I was uneasy, but we continued to talk to her and finally we left frustrated and what I called 'spiritually poisoned'. The things she told us and the look in her eye - there was no light even though she claimed to believe in Christ. It took a lot of work to get the spirit back and I tried hard to forget it but I couldn't.

 Luckily it was at the end of the day so we went to visit a member family and they were talking to a non- member friend so we talked with them and were able to teach the Word of Wisdom and hopefully she will want to know more about what we believe. But the spirit came back to me and I couldn't feel the effects of the other ladies words on me so I was really grateful for that. We handed out two Books of Mormon with our phone number so we are praying for new investigators.

Sunday was great because M came to church and he told us he still wants to be baptized but he wants his fiance to want to be baptized as well. He said she was going to let him be baptized. So yeah, that is what has been going on recently. But some funny things that happened are: For some reason me and Elder F decided to blend ravioli's ha-ha and it was so disgusting ha-ha. Also every P-day we destroy a hornets nest on the church that gets rebuilt every week so it is getting tricky because the wasps are catching on to us.

I hope all of your times have been going well.

Charlene, sorry I have been emailing all my emails to your hotmail! Oops, my bad! Ha-ha, but now I changed that.

Sincerely Anziano Luening

P.S. Sorry my last email was my mission president letter because I didn't have any time to write at all because the internet was an issue.