Monday, April 11, 2016


Dear family,
This week has been absolutely amazing... So we got a call on Tuesday from this girl in Rexburg going to BYU Idaho. She told us about her boyfriend who lives in our area and has agreed to meet with us. She is an RM (returned missionary) and had already taught him the first discussion. Those calls are the best!!! We talked to him and met him at temple square the next day. The only time he has off work is at twelve and he works downtown, so we have met with him every day except for Friday this week.  Saturday we met with him twice and then on Sunday he had the day off work so he wanted to meet four times... We have had eight lessons with him this week and he has been so prepared! Through the lessons he says that he is having holes that are being filled and things answered he has been wondering and asking his whole life. He just completely dropped his e cig and drinking and he is so happy. We had our first lesson with him Wednesday and invited him to prepare for baptism on the 23 and he said that he would get baptized, but the 23rd seemed really soon. We didn't have enough time to resolve his concern, but we got a call two nights later after another lesson and he said that he has felt the spirit in his life and he wants to be baptized on the 23rd.

He is 20 years old and moved out here to work for this company that does wilderness rehab (he is a big survival guy and Eagle Scout. (EAGLE POWERS!)  He worked there for a bit, but then got laid off because the company has going through some struggles and he was one of the "new guys." He now works at a gun shop downtown. He needs to meet Christian! I feel like they would bond over trying to grow beards and guns. (He is taking folic acid to try to grow his beard out...) He is super funny and awesome! We have been going to Temple Square a TON lately.
"Awkward missionary picture"
We got another awesome call this morning! I got up at 5:37 on accident when Elder Nelson went to the bathroom. I jumped out of bed because I though I had slept in seven minutes... Not the first time this has happened to me on my mission... Things don't make sense in the morning... I got up and checked the phone right after it registered that I was up an hour early and our recent convert had texted us at 12:34 AM and said CALL ME ASAP! I went back to bed and we called her at 6:30 when we got up.  She said that she had a friend that was atheist that told her that he wanted to believe in God and find out if he was really there, but she said he is like the most hard hearted person she had ever met. After she used her powers of persuasion, led by the spirit for sure, he finally agreed to call and talk to us!  We are waiting on a call from him today! That was awesome and another example why she is a stud.

We have had just a super good week and we know that everything that has been happening is from our amazing Heavenly Father. He is amazing and perfect and loving and kind. All the trials, all the challenges are for my good and I am grateful for, but times like these are great!

This week we had a zone meeting and we went around and had the question asked, “what are some things that hold back our investigators from progressing?”  We all said things like pride, fear, disobedience to Gods commandments. He had a bunch of other things and the board was full. The words "our investigators" was erased and it was replaced with "missionaries." We know what is in store for our investigators.  We know the joy and peace they will feel as they live this gospel. Isn't that how our Heavenly Father feels about us. All of those things hold us back too, and until we strip ourselves of those things, we can't progress either.

God knows everything and he absolutely adores you. -Elder Pingree

Elder Moe

"Painting of Elder Holland in the
Conference Center.  I love how
he is smiling!"

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