Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To sum up my mission....

To sum up my mission....

I have loved my mission, no doubt about it. I have had 10 areas, (Roy West, Syracuse, Ogden East, Weber Campus, Tremonton West, Mt. Lewis, Nibley, Logan Central, USU 2, and North Ogden) 19 Companions, (Elders Simbeck, Berg, Simpson, Buckley, Wood, Young, Coronado, Petersen, Alsterberg, Mika, Housman, Skidmore, Madera, Bayles, Rangel, Chaing, Nielsen, Florschutz, Clukey.) I have loved every single area, and believe it or not, every single companion. Each has helped me grow to be more Christ-like, each area I had the wonderful member support and the families that I have met have treated me so dearly. I will always remember many of those whom I have met on my mission.

My favorite conversion stories that I had the privilege of being a participant of were...

Tom Greenwood. Tom was having missionaries coming over to his house for over two years before he was baptized, when he was baptized his daughters were serving their missions in the South, one of which was in Macon GA, mission. When I first got to the area was he just starting to take the discussions for himself, he had previously been there for his sons going through the discussions. I will always remember that night when Tom admitted he believed that the Book of Mormon was inspired by God. That is when I knew he was going to be baptized soon. It was sure a rollercoaster ride throughout, but he surely was a convert. Going to the Bountiful Temple with him to do baptisms for the dead was so amazing.

William Knight. The Knight family was so awesome. I will always consider them friends. The way that we ultimately met them, was when we were walking down the hallway at church. Shirley said as we passed by, "Will, those are the missionaries who will teach you before you are baptized." We immediately went back and talked to their family.

Stacey Hamblin. The 9 year old, being cared for mostly by her Grandmother. However, she would walk to church by herself, and also grab her friend Mckenna to come to church along her way. Both were baptized together.

Erica Brandenberg, Due to her friends' amazing example to her, she actually went knocking at her neighbor's door, asking them first, "Are you a member of the Mormon church?" Then subsequently asking, "How do I learn more?" She was baptized 3 weeks later. Very many cool stories with her, she was so spiritual, just on a higher level than me for sure.

The Felix Family. My goodness I love this family so much. Ashley and Jacob Felix were trying to get back on the path of discipleship. Their kid's, Ayden, Mason, and Madison were baptized in the process.

Mark Henning. 17 years of meeting with the missionaries. On the first lesson, we invited him to be baptized to a specific date 3 weeks out. He had never been invited for a specific date. Mark already had a calling in the Ward, and he had been active in the church for those 17 years with his member wife. A week after meeting with us, he told us that he gave up coffee to be able to feel the spirit stronger... We didn't even know he drank coffee... The day before his baptism date, he still hadn't received an answer. We knelt down in prayer, had him pray if he should be baptized. The Spirit was overwhelmingly strong. Nevertheless, he said he got no answer. The next week we met with him, he admitted he did get his answer last time we met. He was baptized that weekend.

Rebecca Warden. Went down to temple square. Felt the spirit so strongly that she wandered into a church building and talked with the bishop on a Sunday and asked him how she could learn more. She was baptized a month later. The next week after her baptism we went to the Ogden Temple for baptisms for the dead.

Jordyn Schrad (Mack). Mack... What a stellar woman! Never even heard about the church, came to USU for college, immediately she asked her roommates if she could come to church with them. The Wednesday after her going to church, we taught her the first lesson, asked her how she felt about it, she knew it was true, right then and there. Despite opposition from family, she followed the prompting some of the Holy Ghost and was baptized in 3 weeks, the same day that her mother was supposed to visit. Forgoing her visit with her mother to enter into the fold instead. After being disowned by her family shortly after, she went to the temple weekly to maintain her testimony. She just about a month ago, started on her mission papers, and plans to head out as soon as she can.

Vivianne, barely knew English at the beginning of teaching (From Ivory Coast) her, however even with that trial left behind her unsupportive family to learn more. Despite not knowing English very well, and having quite a few French Translators help us out, she was baptized 2 months later.

These are some of the people that I had the privilege of helping come closer to Christ, and there are even more miracles than this. This is just scratching the surface. I have learned many things on my mission. From not using fabric softener for laundry detergent, to having Christ-like love for strangers. From snowshoeing to meeting in-active RMs and learning how not to be like them. I would like to conclude by baring my testimony.

     My testimony is that I know our Heavenly Father loves us, he wants us to have joy. He has given us families, and the gospel of Jesus Christ for that purpose. I know he has revealed the gospel to us through prophets of old, as well as a living day prophets (Amos 3:7). I know that God gave us his only begotten Son to die for us, that we may live with him again (John 3:16-17). Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sinless example for all of us, he taught the fullness of the gospel. There undoubtably is, and has been a tremendous amount of confusion on the subject of religion. Nevertheless I know, and I testify, that God has once again, restored his gospel through a prophet, and that prophet was Joseph Smith. My testimony of him roots from the fruit which he bore, that is The Book of Mormon (Matt. 7:15-20) . I have read this book, I have prayed about it, the words and the spirit it contains has changed my life. I know that it is truly God's word, because of the witness and power of the Holy Ghost (Galatians 5:22-23) . Joseph Smith was given the power and authority of God to re-establish Christ's Church, which is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that this organization is directed by Jesus Christ himself, and contains the fullness of the gospel of which He previously taught. Everyone who actively seeks to know these things for themselves will likewise receive a testimony of truthfulness of these words (Moroni 10:3-5). I solemnly bare this witness and conclude in His name, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Elder Wrathall

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I burned my suit

Wednesday: We had a world-wide missionary broadcast! It was pretty cool, it was basically a general conference, but for full-time missionaries. The topic was, "Teach Repentance, and Baptize Converts" We heard from Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Elder David A Bednar, and some other ones. It was a really good broadcast!

Thursday: When Tracting, we ran into Shawn, he let us in, and talked with us quite a bit. Early on he told us that he was a Master Mason, so we asked about that, it was very interesting! He basically told us that it was Satanic. After that we taught him the Restoration, he didn't seem to know very much about the church at all, at the end of the lesson, we invited him to be baptized. He responded saying, "yes, if I know that this is right I will." After having that lesson, we contacted some members so we could get one to come with us to the next visit, doing that let us know that Shawn removed his records and he actually served a mission in Texas, was married in the temple, and Elder's Quorum President before removing his record. The next time we went over he completely just bible bashed us. I asked him a few questions that made him think, then didn't have the answers to, but just went off on another topic how the Mormons are wrong. Sad to see.

Friday: Definitely my favorite day out of this week. Why? Because we got a new investigator!! Her name is Tayla, she is about 16 years old. She was introduced to us by a member family who invited her to meet with the missionaries! Yay for member missionary work! Right off the bat, Tayla told us that she doesn't really feel comfortable joining the church. However, by the end of the lesson she was crying (Good Crying) and accepted to work towards being baptized on the 20th of February She just wants to make sure that this is the right path, and she wants to make sure with her parents that this is okay. We assured her by that date that those things will be taken care of as long as she does her part. (EX. Pray, Read, Go to Church) Best lesson in a long time.

Saturday: We woke up at 4:40 in the morning to go snow shoeing again with Bro. Longhurst, our High Councilor over missionary work. He brought his dog along, named Atticus. That was a ton of fun. Once at the top of the mountain, I burned my suit (Don't worry mom, it was worn out) to celebrate two years out on the mission. We made memories for sure. We got down and to our house by 7:30 so we could start studies on time!

Sunday: A pretty depressing Sunday. We thought for sure Tayla was going to come to church. We were even speaking in her Ward so we invited her to hear us speak. Nevertheless, she was not there. :( They wanted me to speak on my experiences as a missionary, that was a really fun talk to give. I only had 5 minutes left after Elder Clukey got talking, but I couldn't keep it to 5.... I had to go over 5 minutes haha. Bishop thanked me for talking overtime, he said he wanted to hear more from me, so that didn't make me feel bad. Right after, in the same Ward. Apparently we were signed up to teach Gospel Principles. We didn't have any preparation for that, but the class was very good at discussion, so that made it easy.

Monday: We had the opportunity to where a older couple needed some help chopping wood. That was a lot of fun, tiring, but fun. I'm not sure if I have split wood since I was like 12 years old. I got back into the SWING of it! (Haha.... Punny) We spent 3 hours of chopping wood, I was dead tired by the end of it, no doubt about that, but they have a ton of wood now!

Later on in the day, a Less-Active invited us in to his home when we were Tracting. He right off the bat told us his life story. He got married, drank a lot, even got into cocaine. His wife told him to shape up, so he did. After years of struggle he made it to the temple to be sealed with his wife. A couple years later she left him by text saying she doesn't love him anymore. That was the end of that. He still believes in the church, but can't make it to church because he works on Sunday. :/ He sure has been through a lot.
AND that was the week. I'm surprised I even wrote ya, because I will be home in two weeks.... Haha

Yeah, I am pretty trunky, it's hard knowing everyone I start to teach now I won't see get baptized :/
Thanks for the email! Love you tons!

Elder Wrathall

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Feast upon the words of Christ" instead of Human flesh.

Wednesday: The stake young men are making movies in their each individual Ward. And two wards wanted us to be in their's. The first one we were just acting like we were teaching a family, but they came in with no warning that they we recording. So all they got from us were just a whole bunch of confused faces. The other movie is going on the theme of Zombies. Our role is we taught the survivors that they can cure the Zombies by having them, "Feast upon the words of Christ" instead of Human flesh. Haha, so we give them copies of the Book of Mormon.

Thursday: Yay Tracting. We ran into a lady who is a less-active, she was offended by the policy change as far as the homosexual relationships go. We knocked on this  huge mansion. They gave us a tour of their house. The wife was active member but he is not a member. He is super stubborn though. They had a super cool house though, it was huge!

Friday: This week we have done a lot of Tracting. This day was probably the most. We had two lessons with Less-Actives. One of the people we met with, he is 21, but his only concern is that he doesn't like the social aspect of church. He doesn't like people basically. We basically told him to sit in the foyer then. Haha

Saturday: Brandon's Baptism! We had quite a few people come! A lot of Less-Active and Non-Members came as well. The Parents of Brandon are working towards the temple. And a year ago the Mom wasn't even a member and the Dad was Less-Active so they have a lot of friends that aren't church going friends. So they had them come to the baptism. Hopefully it was a good experience for them! 
Later we had a lesson with a family of 8 non-members. They have met with the missionaries for over a year, and have never come to church. So we are probably going to drop them here shortly.

Sunday: We did the whole missionary thing in the morning by trying to walk an investigator to church. Gives them more obligation to come when you know you have someone to come "pick you up". However it didn't work. The whole house was dark. She surely was sleeping :/ The only investigator we got to come was Brandon, who was confirmed. I suppose he was the most important one to come! So that was good! :) We didn't have any appointments scheduled. I honestly hate days with no appointments. I don't understand how people do it in other missions where they have one appointment a week.

Monday: MLKJ Day! These kind of Holidays are good for missionary work. Because a lot of people are home, and they normally don't do to many exciting things. So they stay home. Perfect targets for the missionaries! Haha. It was raining/snowing the entire day. We had some massive slush, I like snow. However. I don't like the slush. By the end of the day we had talked with 5/8 Bishops that we cover, we didn't even mean to either. I love our Bishops though they are so good. We had a lesson with Alissa scheduled, and earlier in the week we were told that her sister had moved out, but when we got there today. We learned that she had moved back! :)

Thanks for writing me!!
Elder Wrathall

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Haha, life as a missionary

Wednesday: This week we worked on mastering the art of drop-in lessons. Just knock on the door, get in and share something. I don't like them as much, so much harder to get them to do things. As well with that, we have been running into a lot of old people. I can understand why Thomas S. Monson always stresses to take care of the widows and widowers. It's so sad that they are so lonely! They are always so happy to see us and invite us in. Over the course of my mission I have learned to love visiting those kind of individuals. The non-members are hard when they are that age, we had one literally tell us, "I'm not going to change, I'm going to die soon, so I don't care." Only if he understood he should care! Especially at that time! 

Thursday: We have knocked a couple of doors with our age girls. Elder Clukey is pretty dang handsome, he looks like Peeta off of the Hunger Games, so girls kinda get giggly around him. Haha, it is so funny to see. We had this 89 year old woman hit on him as well! He didn't like that so much. Nevertheless, even with that "flirt to convert" tactic, the girls are somehow able to still say no to the message :(

Friday: This was the day of dropping people. We went to one of our investigators who normally just talks her head off about random things to us. This time I was bold. Whenever she started getting off topic, I would just cut her off and bring it back to the subject. Doing that, we learned really quickly that she actually isn't interested in learning more about the church. She just wants someone to talk to. SO we said adios! That is not our purpose. The we finally caught another investigator home. She is 26ish, he mom in law let us in to talk with her. When we went into the room she was in she quickly said, "I don't want to talk about the church, I just want to go to church!" (She hasn't ever come to church...) We replied, "Cool, we were just coming over to ask if that was the case, if you really wanted to meet with us..." As we were talking, she got up of the couch and went outside (Yeah, like 15 degrees cold outside she was just wearing a t-shirt and pants) and slammed the door, left us there with her chill less active boyfriend. SO that was an interesting visit.

Saturday: One of our lessons we were super excited for was Jason, we were going to go to his house then have him drive us over to a members house and have the lesson there. But once we got there he was in his truck and we were thinking, "Wow! He is all prepared!" But once he saw us he suddenly looked down, then rolled down his window and told us he forgot. One of his best friends died, and his son was sick so he was going to take him to the hospital. He offered to give us a ride though, we had him give us a ride to the member, when we got there we said, "Well this is his house, do you just want to meet him real quick?" He agreed. One hour later, we said "See ya!" And left while they just kept talking. I guess his son wasn't to sick.

Sunday: We only had one investigator come to church again. Man we really want our other investigators to come to church! We met with one later in the day. WE walked up to the house and I saw her through the blinds and we made eye contact, but when we knocked the door. We didn't answer, we knocked three times! Then we went to the other door and knocked there as well, then her brother came an answered the door saying she was at work. I responded, "No... I saw her..." He was like, "Oh, one sec." Then went back into the house, we waited for like another 5 min, then her cousin got to the house and asked us why we were there, we told him, then he said, "One sec." Then went into the house. Finally after 2 minutes or so, she finally came out to greet us, just to say she is to busy. YAY... Haha, life as a missionary

Monday: Started the day off with interviews w/ President Allred. He is such a wonderful man! I love him so much. He told me that they are not doing departing testimony firesides anymore for the mission (Where anyone is invited to come to), Rather they are going to let family members only come to their home and have a departing testimony meeting there. That was sad to hear, thinking of all the people I have met on my mission.
Later in the day, we finally got a hold of Alissa, who we have been trying to get a hold of for 2 weeks. Turns out they went to Wyoming and didn't bring their phones. They just wanted to escape from the world. But now we can finish up Recent convert lessons and teach their other sister so she can be baptized.
This is the last week where I can invite people to be baptized for a date while I will still be in the mission :'(

 Elder Wrathall

The second picture is of someone that was running away from the cops,
then crashed.
Man, what kind of idiot would run away from the cops!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Got to go to the temple!

Wednesday: Transfer day! It was nice not having to do any moving or exchanging companions and what not. Former Elder Rangel was coming through on his way to BYUI, so I had lunch with him at Cafe Rio. That was really fun talking to him and catching up. I also started the mission program called, "My Plan". It is the church's way of getting you trunky. Just talks about how your mission is basically over and you need to prepare to go home. Thanks President Monson..... Haha. We actually had an appointment that didn't fall through! That was good to actually teach someone who is willing to meet.

Thursday: We had district meeting. I learned that Hack got transferred down here, and he is in my district. It was our dream to be companions with each other before I went home. We got really close, we are bordering areas! Being New Years Eve, we were going to have to be shut in from 6-9pm, but during 1-5 the Zone Leaders asked to get the keys from us so that they could set some things up. When we got there at 6, they lost our keys. So everyone was standing out in the cold waiting to get in the building. Took us 20 min to get keys from the bishop to get us in. Wow, good job Zone Leaders! Haha

Friday: So now that we are getting used to having our appointments cancel on us, we a learning, and developing new traits. We are basically not setting up appointments anymore. Rather, we just go over and try to teach a lesson. Therefore not giving them option to bail. We did that today and we got some good lessons. We met with Anna, who is lady in her 30s, she is so prepared, she readily accepted everything that we taught. She has never met with the missionaries before, but she felt the truthfulness of the 1st vision and all. Her only concern really is that she works on Sunday, so she can't get out to church. We are going to talk about that the next time that we go over there though. I think we can convince her to ask for those days off.

Saturday: We went to the temple with Nancy! That was really awesome! Despite it being Saturday Morning, it wasn't busy at all! Someone at the temple had us do their family names for them.
After the Temple we went to golden carrel to celebrate. Then back to work!

Sunday: We had Brandon's Dad get ordained to the office of an elder, so he can now Baptize and confirm Brandon! So that is good news, that baptism should happen in a couple of weeks. No other investigators came to church though :/ Dang agency!

Monday: Anytime before 4:00 is a difficult time to talk to people. Why do people have to work?? Why don't they all just read the scriptures all day and pray for guidance so we can knock at their door and give them that guidance! ;) So we walked a lot, knocked a lot of empty doors. Once it got to 4, we had a lesson with Dylan, our recent convert, did the knife and cups trick, teaching Church, Prayer, and Reading. We ate at the Ogden Pizzeria with a family. Then tried to get a hold of some of our investigators during the night. Zone Leaders finally found our keys, they wouldn't tell us where they found them, but they looked like they got ran over a few times.

Elder Wrathall


I thought this was pretty interesting what he sent his former companion. Sounds like he has really learned to teach children.
Elder Florschutz whitewashed trained into family stake, so this is what I sent him.

Teaching Kiddies 101
  1. Always focus most on baptismal interview questions. ( You can't expect kids to remember everything that you taught them, but you are helping them receive the next ordinance, and the BIQ's are what they need to know for being baptized.)

  1. Simple, straight forward explanations. (Then you can expound, after expounding though ask them, "What is _______?" Kids don't get offended if they don't know the answer, and the parents usually help them which is good! Gets the parents involved! But be sure to use the next step. However, if they don't know, just go back to the simple straight forward answer, then ask them again."
 Ex: "Tithing is you give 10% to God. [Then Expound....] What is Tithing?" *Silence* "Okay, so tithing is you give 10% to God. What is tithing?" "You give 10% to God!"

  1. Redundancy is key. (Kids don't care if you ask the same question 4 times in a row, just repeat until they understand. At the beginning of each lesson review with them the Baptismal Interview Questions that you went over last time in the material or even better is reviewing every BIQ you have been over thus far."
Ex: "Who is Thomas S. Monson?" "The Prophet alive today!" "Good job! Again, who is Thomas S. Monson?" "The Prophet alive today!"

  1. Teach with parables or simple object lessons, and make it as interactive as possible. Here are three examples that I like to use.
  • Prophet: First, tell the kid to hold his hand in a fist, tell him that his fist is himself. Then hold your fist directly over his fist, explain to him that your fist is God.  Tell him to follow God. Then move your fist sideways, up down, wherever, ect. Tell him good job! Ask him "Wait? Can you see God?" "No" "Of course not, so close your eyes, now follow God." He fails, they actually usually try to cheat and peak through their eyes. Haha. Tell him that a prophet helps us. Take out a pen and put the pen in your fist and his, tell him to close his eyes and now follow God, the prophet makes it possible!
  • Priesthood: "What's your favorite car?" "A Lambodini!!!!!!" "Okay, you're in your 'Lambodini' and you are going fast... A little to fast, and an ice cream man pulls you over, you are like, 'What is this guy doing?' And he gives you a ticket! Are you going to pay that ticket???!!!" "No!" "Yeah, I wouldn't either, what if a police officer gave you a ticket?" 
  • When teaching the plan of salvation, have them draw the diagram with you.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Only Three Hours of Church

Wednesday: Went on exchanges with our District Leader, I went with Elder Skablund into their area, while the District Leader Elder Saagmeister went with Elder Clukey in our area. It is against the rules to write negatively home. So I'll leave it at that. :P

Thursday: Got back to our area, man was it good to be back! We had 2 lessons set up, which is pretty good considering it is Christmas Eve, however only one went through. We knocked on quite a few doors, we set up some return appointments, it went better that I thought it would, nobody got angry at us for Tracting on Christmas eve :) Our dinner we had egg rolls because that is the tradition of the family we had dinner with. I like that tradition! It was yummy.

Friday: Merry Christmas!! Opened presents in the morning, did our normal studies, then Skype home! :) After wards we went to a Bishop's home. During our time there, they skyped with their daughter who is on a mission. She has 6 months left, but their entire conversation was about, "When you get home...." I'm glad my skype call was not like that at all :) Good job family! We had dinner with the Bachmans, they smoked some prime rib, that was super good, then went to Bishop Petersens home. Their Son got a hover board for Christmas, so we tried that out! It doesn't really hover.

Saturday:Alissa & Shayla's baptism!! That was such a cool experience to have us both baptize them. Our Ward Mission Leader conducted the baptism, it was his first time, he did good, but sure did talk a lot.... Right after the baptism, Elder Clukey threw up :/

Sunday: Elder Clukey was sick all today, we made it out to 3 hours of church.... Man, 3 hours of church is not long at all!!! :) Shayla & Alissa were confirmed! We got to participate in that. For the rest of the day, we had our Zone Leaders come and help us out with split, one of them stayed in the apartment with Clukey, and the other went teaching with me.

Monday: It snowed all day! But it was a very lite snow shower all day, so by the end of the day, we had maybe a half an inch. We only had lessons with members today :/ WE have some of them getting to invite some of their friends over to meet with us though! The effects of the Holidays are still upon us, many people don't want to meet with us until the Holiday season is done.

The cold is cool! Haven't been in this cold for so long, it is just a different world!!
We are staying the same for this next transfer.

Thanks for the email!!!
Elder Wrathall

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Missionaries to the rescue!

Tuesday: I normally don't include Tuesday's... Because I am lazy. However, this time I have to include it because of what happened. In the morning we went to go shopping, and the grocery store is not to far so we just walk. On the way back, we were walking, and when passing by this house we hear someone yelling "Help!" Over and over again, we found out it was coming from the garage. Turns out, this lady had fallen in her garage and couldn't get up, We checked the doors and the doors were locked, so we asked her if she had any family we could call. We called up her granddaughter, she headed on over. When talking to the lady, she asked us who we were, we told her we were the missionaries. She began crying and telling us how 10 years ago she was praying for help in her life and missionaries came to her door and she was baptized, now once again she was praying for help, and we, missionaries come again to answer her prayers. That was quite the tear jerker.

Wednesday: The average day, half of our lessons fall through, and seems like it is the same people every time that fall through as well. I don't understand how so many people can just cancel their appointments, and I wonder if they feel bad doing it or not. But 50/50 is not too bad. 

Thursday: So we got a new investigator. This one didn't take us much effort, that is for sure. His name is Brandon, he was already working towards having his father baptize him, and confirm him, but because his Dad took to long, he is turning 9 this Saturday and will now be counted as a convert baptism. Still got a little while to go till Dad get's to where he can confirm, but should be able to the 16th of January. 

Friday: Ryan, the guy that we brought Root Beer to, we had another lesson with him. He is cool, the best way to describe him is that he is from Cali. Haha. Though he doesn't have to much real intent, like he is open to having us over and what-not, but when it actually comes down to business and doing things without us there is a whole other story. :/
We had another lesson with Alissa and Shayla, they are pretty solid for being baptized the 26th of Dec. They are so prepared, and they are excited too!

Saturday: This is the day when we try hardest to make daily contact with each of our investigators. It is make or break to get them to church, because that is the most important thing. Therefore, Satan is going to get them! We sent out texts, called, and stopped by some. Of course, though, even with them saying yes, all will not show. :/

Sunday: It was a rough day. We had 4 of our investigators that we were hoping would come to church, not come :(  Church is often the hardest thing to get people to actually do. We really wish the came to church to, each Ward did a Christmas Program that would have been perfect for them to each come!
Later in the day, we got a text from a number we didn't know, saying, "Elders are you busy right now? Could use a hand for just 5 min? I can come to you?" 
We responded, "Yes! Who is this? We just have to be somewhere at 1."
The text came back, "Where are you at?" 
Just completely ignored our, "Who are you?" Question. When we meet. We learn that it is Uncle Kerry!!! And Aunt Melissa!

Monday: It just rained all day.... What is wrong with this place. It is supposed to snow the week of Christmas. I'm done.
We knocked lots of doors, not many opened. We taught Rachel who is Alissa and Shayla's sister. The spirit was so strong, that at one point, Rachel just broke out in tears and left the room. She did not come back. Hopefully it was the spirit she felt anyways. It was right before we were going to invite her to be baptized. So we finished up the lesson without her :/

Haha, we are getting a ton of snow now. I want to go sledding today!
Thanks for the email! Love you tons!

Elder Wrathall

Another visitor from home. I guess you get that a lot when you serve in Utah!