California Irvine Mission

California Irvine Mission

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Hola! Aloha! Yokwe! and Hello!

  Another great week in So cal! It was great to talk to all of you on Christmas! You all looked great! Not a lot of exciting things happened this week. We're still on the hunt for some new investigators. And I've been studying a lot about faith, specifically Faith to Find. Just trying to apply my faith and confidence that Heavenly Father is preparing people and that He is guiding and leading us to them. Of course, it was kind of hard to find people during Christmas.. and when we did, they were in such a hurry that they didn't have time for us. It reminded me of a quote from Elder Neil A. Maxwell. He said, "Each of us is an inn keeper who decides if there is room for Jesus." For a while, it made me kind of upset that they weren't even giving us a chance to help them. So, I decided to have more faith. My studies have been fully focused on faith. I love it. And I feel like its been helping me a lot. One thing its helped me realize is that The gospel is just as true for those who reject it, as it is for those who accept it. Everyone needs this message. And its such a blessing to have the Lord trust me enough to let me teach others about it. I guess, in short, I've just been very grateful lately for the call to be a missionary. Its the best calling in the church. I hope you all had a great Christmas! Love you!

Con amor,

Elder Fuell

Monday, December 21, 2015

New Calling


Wow! This week was crazy! I was transferred to Northwood ward in Irvine. I was also called to be an Assistant to the President with Elder Ashton who also was just called as an assistant.  He has been out as long as me and is from Houston Texas.  Since we both are new, Elder Cedeno (who goes home in three weeks), who was the Assistant with Elder Corcus (went home last week) has extended so that he can train Elder Ashton and I to be AP's. He goes home on January 15th, so we don't have very long to be trained.  We're a little freaked out to say the least  but its been a good growing experience so far. We've had to really buckle down and do lots of planning so that we can have time to proselyte and also time to get everything done that we need to do in the office. 

I really like Elder Ashton though! He's a great guy and he knows how to work hard.  I really like the ward too! I don't get to work with the Marshallese group anymore. :( But thats alright, the ward is really strong, and it will be interesting having lots of support with missionary work and stuff. We normally didn't have that to much in the Spanish wards I've served in. 

Also, Elder Corcus went home to Bolivia! It was hard to say goodbye.  He was a big influence on me and helped me a lot on my mission. I was really privileged to have him as a trainer. 

We dont really have any investigators or people that we've been teaching, so we've been doing a lot of tracting in our spare time. I think it's fun! But here in Irvine, people arent very open, so we get some grumpy people some time. I like it though! Hahah What a good opportunity to be Christlike! :) We havent found anyone yet, but Elder Cedeno has a goal to baptize someone before he goes home! We have 3 weeks!!! So we gotta find someone this week! I believe we will. 

Well, Thank you so much, and Have a Merry Chirstmas!!!!! :) 

 Con mucho amor,

Elder Fuell

Friday, December 18, 2015

An extra few pics and a video clip

Dallin in a few pictures and video where Dallin was participating in a Marshallese cutural dance.  Enjoy

Dallin in a cutural dance

Dallin having fun participating in a Marshallese Cutural Dance

Monday, December 14, 2015

Getting Transferred!!

Yokwe and Hola!!
 Oh boy! This week flew by! I cant believe its Monday again. Well, We had a really busy week this week. Elder Putnam and I received a text from President Orgill and the Assistants saying that they wanted all the zone leaders to do a Zone training meeting on Friday, so we spent some time preparing that. The actual meeting went really well, and I think everyone learned a lot from it! I really enjoyed it.
   Our investigators, mainly The Zomacona family, are having a hard time keeping commitments. Its been hard because they want to get baptized, but they're not willing to keep the small commitments that we leave them, so for now, we're just trying to get down to the core of the problem and fix it there.
   Also! Elder Putnam and I are both being transferred! So, a large amount of our Tuesday before transfer meeting is going to be us making sure that our area book is up to date so that the new elders coming into our area will be able to pick up right were we left off.
   Although this transfer was extra short, only being 5 weeks, I feel like I learned a lot from this area and this companion. Elder Putnam and I are a lot alike, and I don't think we had one disagreement this whole time! It was a good companionship, and he is a great zone leader. I'll miss him for sure. I'm also really going to miss working with the marshallese group. I love Marshallese people. Their culture is the best. So genuine and kind. I'm thinking I'm going to move to the Marshall islands someday. :) We had a Family Home Evening tonight with one of the marshallese families, and its going to be hard to say goodbye.
  OH! And its been kind of cold here lately!! Like... 67 or something. hahahah, its been great. :)
  Well, I love you guys! And I'll let you know where I get transferred to next week!
Con mucho amor,
Abe is living in Cali and I was able to see him. 
Elder  Fuell