Dallin Fuell was called to serve in the California Irvine Mission and will be speaking Spanish. He reports to the Mexico City Missionary Training Center on September 17, 2014. As a family we are excited to read and witness his experiences of sharing the restored gospel to everyone he meets.
California Irvine Mission
Friday, November 7, 2014
"Dont just watch the game"
I'll get to why that is the title of my letter in a little bit. But first of all:
I made it to California safely and I love it here. It really is paradise
on earth. I have two companions and they are the zone leaders. Their
names are Elder Lefevre, from North Ogden Utah and he has been out for
14 months and his Spanish is excellent, and
Elder Corcus, and he is from Bolivia, He was called English speaking
but I guess that the Lord needs him Spanish right now to help me out,
and He has been out for almost a year. We live in San Clemente, which
rules because its sooo beautiful, but my Area is
in San Juan Capistrano in a little group of Spanish speaking apartement
complexes called "La Zanja" which translates to "The trench". The
people there are very poor and they are not in good circumstances, but
everyone there is aware of who the missionaries
are and we just kind of go around teaching people and doing service and
what not. I love it. My Spanish is terrible. I cant understand a thing
that anybody is saying. But I've been reading in Spanish and praying in
Spanish and that is helping a lot. My companions
are good teachers and I really like them. They always tell me that they
love my energy haha. Our church building is ON THE BEACH. haha not
really, but you can see it from there. Its awesome. Im in a Spanish
ward, which is good, and I love my zone.
Okay, The reason for the title for this email is because It has been
going through my mind every day since I showed up here. Dad always used
to tell me this when I was playing basketball and I would get distracted
and stop playing. In missionary work, You can
soooo easily get distracted and stop trying. I have already seen and
met several missionaries who have just been "watching". So now, that
advice that Dad used to give me, applies to more then just basketball. I
don't want to be a missionary who slows down,
gets distracted, or stops. People keep telling me that my energy will
run out and Im just this pumped because Im a greeny. But I know that's
not going to be the case because my Dad taught me to not just watch the
game, but be a player. And not just any player,
but a game changer. I love missionary work because missionary work is
love in action.
I love and miss all of you! I hope you are doing well and you are in my
prayers every day. My address that you can send mail and packages to is "
23 Lake Rd, Irvine California." Its pretty simple! I love you all!