California Irvine Mission

California Irvine Mission

Monday, January 25, 2016

"When the Lord Commands...... Do It!!!"


This week flew by! Probably the fastest week of my mission. We have been working on transfers this week. A lot. We have been working with President to build a new way to get all the missionaries transferred without having a "transfer meeting" because the missionary department doesn't want mission wide gatherings.. So, that has taken up most of my time trying to figure out all the logistics of that, and President Orgill wants there to be a spiritual side to the meeting too... so we're working on that. :) Also, the actual transfers has been taking up a lot of time, trying to think of different scenarios, companionship's, areas, and everything. But on top of all that, we taught a new investigator this week named Sarah! We taught her the Restoration, but she wasn't able to make it to church this week. We're hoping that she is praying for a spiritual witness of the truth, I know that if she does that, she'll get one. She has a lot of faith. Also, something kind of fun that will be happening, is that Gladys Knight, (Yes, the one who sings 'Midnight Train to Georgia') is coming to Irvine to do a devotional! Elder Ashton and I were able to sit in on some meetings about it, and it sounds like its going to help the missionary work around here. We were able to meet her daughter and talk with her for a while. Its called The Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices choir devotional or something like that! We're pumped for that. Other then that, not much is new! Elder Ashton is doing great and he's helping me a lot.  Although there is a TON to do here, I've been able to keep my stress levels down by reading my scriptures and praying. Looking back on all the experiences I've had on my mission, I've come to know that if you do not read your scriptures often and pray daily. You will lose your testimony. We truly do need that spiritual nourishment. I've also been trying to live by this quote by Joseph Smtih, "When The Lord commands.... Do it". Although its been a tiring week, I've learned a lot, and I am so grateful for Heavenly Father's love and mercy. Also for all the things that you both (Mom & Dad) have taught me, and continually do for me! Thank you! I hope you have a great week! Love ya!

Con amor y besitos,

Elder Dallin Fuell

Monday, January 18, 2016

Great week! Hard week!!


 Well, this week was awesome! Lots of things happened that were hard, but we were able to get through it and make some progress in all of the things we needed to do! Like Saturday, for example. We've been trying to work more in the area and find some people to teach. That's really hard in English work by the way. Anyways, we were headed to a lesson with a less active guy named Marc, and we sent him a text and he told us he wasn't home yet. So, we decided that we would go contacting. Well, its "cold" outside, I guess, so not many people were out in the streets. But there was this one lady unloading things from her car, and we introduced ourselves and asked if could help, she accepted our help and we moved a bunch of boxes for her. At the end, I told her that we teach about Jesus Christ and that if she ever needed help, she could ask us. And she was like, "Am I just supposed to wander the streets till I find you? Leave me with a number or something!" Hahah So we did! And we're going to go back with some members of our ward and start to teach her the lessons! After we left, we got a text from her and she told us how much she appreciated the help because her day had been a really hard day. She was really grateful.
   Another great thing is that one of the part member families that we've been working with came to church! Johnny Hung and his family! We've been making some real progress with Johnny. He really seems to like when we visit! Which we're happy about. Also, Elder Cedeno left so now Elder Ashton and I are trying to keep up with our new found responsibilities. We had a 7 hour transfer planning meeting yesterday. Y'all know how I feel about meetings. hahah It was long. But I made it!
This week, once again, I was reminded of the power and authority that comes from living righteously. I am so glad that we have such a strict set of rules as missionaries, it makes it that much easier to call down the blessing and powers of heaven when that's necessary. I'm grateful for President Orgill and the blessing he has been in my life. And I am so thankful to be a missionary.

I hope you all have a great week this week! Love ya!

Con amor,

Elder Fuell

Elder Ashton, Elder Cedeno, Elder Fuell

Monday, January 11, 2016

Another Great Week


 It was a great week in Irvine! We were able to meet up with a former investigator named Mario! He has been taught for a while and has had several baptismal dates but they never have gone through. We ran into him while we were out contacting and he said we could come by. He leaves for a military base in North Carolina in a week and a half, and so we taught him about faith, prayer, and Captain Moroni. It made for a great lesson to say the least. He wasn't able to make it to church this week, but we are going to stop by him and give him some scriptures to take with him. Also, there is a part member family we have been working with. The Mom is less active and the husband isn't a member. They are Chinese and they are awesome. He always gives us the best food when we're over there, and he would make the best Mormon Dad but its hard to start conversations with him about the church. But Saturday night, we stopped by and shared a message with him and then he showed up at church yesterday!!! He didn't stay for very long, but its progress!
   Also, Elder Cedeño leaves this week! He takes off on Friday! Its going to be hard to have him leave. He's an awesome missionary and I've really enjoyed being his companion.
Dallin and Elder Cedeño

 Elder Ashton and I are still not really sure what we're supposed to be doing, but we'll figure it out. haha. I hope.
  Well, hope you all have a great week! Love ya!!

Con amor,

Elder Fuell

P.s. Happy Anniversary Joe and Natalie! That's sweet!! Good work