Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4-14 and 4-21 - Michael Ballum and God's Hand in Missionary Work

4-14-14
well it sounds like everybody is having fun over their in utah! this week has been a hectic week for me! i havent had a day where i could spend the whole time in my area! i have just been caught up in district leader stuff! we have been going up to the mountains quite a bit! it is really nice up there! elder mcgovern is doing really well! he is a super good singer. he sung in sacrament meeting the other day! he has sung in oprahs and stuff with michael balum! which is super cool! even tho i dont know who michael Ballum is! haha other than that! just same old same old! its been fun! love  Elder Lundberg

4-21-14
This week has been kind of a depressing slow week for me! except that i went on an exchange with elder gayan!!!! i love elder gayan soooo much! he is like my older brother i had never had! but transfer calls were on saturday night! and i am not being transferred or elder mcgovern but elder gayan is leaving! he got released as a zone leader to train a new missionary! i will finish training elder mcgovern for one more month and a half! i will miss elder gayan a lot! they are splitting us up again! dang it! but we have been trying to see kathryn this whole week because she needed to come to church yesterday to be baptized this upcoming saturday! but she didnt come dang it!  so that really stinks but here is a miracle when elder gayan and i were on exchange! so we were on a team up with one of our young men named cody hickerson he is about to go on his mission he graduated the same year i did! i love him soo much but he had this idea to go see sister grabfelder and so we did, turns out she wasnt there but two of her friends were there! and 18 and a 24 yr old boy friend girlfriend!  we started to talk to them and come to find out the 24 yr old man already had his answer about joseph smith and that he is a prophet! because i guess they have been taught before! so that was really amazing! they both have baptism dates fpr may 10! its cool to see the gods hand in my life as a missionary!! Love Elder Lundberg

Elder Pinnock from Mom and Dad's ward left on Monday.  He was the AP.  Cade said they got along really well and became good friends.   Here is a picture Cade sent:

Monday, April 7, 2014

Here are some voice recordings from Cade - these are fun to listen to because we can hear a bit more of what he's doing.  He can't type that fast.  HA HA  Elder McGovern does some voice impersonations.  He is VERY good!  Definitely makes it fun for Cade!!!  :)
These next recordings are from March 29, 2014.




3-31 and 4-07 - Rely on the Lord...ALOT!

3-31-14

I know i know about the card! i dont know what in the world happened i just ran out of money for the last 2 weeks of march! hahaha but lesson learned! anyways this weeek has been a bust week! that is for sure! i have had to go on 2 exchanges, so we have been really busy with that! i also had to give 4 baptismal interviews which is a cool experience! on saturday we had a baptism! melissa got baptized! elder mcgovern performed it and i confirmed her on sunday! haha it was cool! i feel like elder mcgovern is kinda like my baby and i am teaching him how to become a missionary! haha it makes me super proud! other than that we have just been trying to find new investigators. we havent seen our weed smokers for awhilethey have been out of town so we will teach them bnext week! i will send pictures and recordings! love Elder Lundberg


04-07-14
holy smokes!!!!! hahaha and you thought i was a bad driver!!!! hahaha just goes to show that you need to follow the promptings of the holy ghost and need to write them down!  well i havent gotten in a wreck yet! knock on wood!  anyways this week has been good! we have been relying on the lord a lot! and have seen a lot of miracles! there is this lady named kathryn! we have only tooken her on a church tour like 2 months ago and havent been able to teach her! she got the gospel principle book and read it all and the other night we were by her house and i got prompted to ask her ther baptism interview questions. and she aced them! i havent even taqught! she taught herself and she will be baptized april 26th! general conferrence was super good especially the last session! the quote of the confereence is "loving the savior is key to savior like obedience!"  elder mcgovern is doing welll! we got a new car, it is a 2012 red corolla named the little red hen! haha i hope you enjoy my recordings! love elder lundberg

Monday, March 24, 2014

03-24-14 - Little Nasty Grasshoppers & Push up Battle (KC)

This week Has been eventful! on thursday i ate little nasty grasshoppers at this spanish families house! they were stinking nasty! they were little baby ones shipped to him by his mom in mexico! haha the kids were eating them like candy! haha elder mcgovern is doing well!

he is already participating in lessons and is striving to be the best he can be!  the only thing he knows how to cook is bread nothing else! so i have had to teach him to cook haha! which makes me grateful for my parents teaching me how to cook! we have a baptism coming up on saturday which is pretty sweet! we have just been trying to find new investigators! we are in a slump of finding right now! we are teaching this black man and this little white girl that told us they love to smoke weed!  so we taught them the word of wisdom and he is sincere! but he told us the other night that he cant quit smoking and then i pulled out 1 nephi 3:7 and then mosiah 2:24! which helped him realize!  but other than that! its been the same old same old! oh and my bike is broken from crashing from that white dog! i popped a spoke and my rim is bent! so that stinks! just always remember! our work begins on our knees!!!
Love Elder Lundberg

KC's Email this week - Love this boy!!!

Hey Everyone!!
 
This week has been full of good times. Training has really opened my eyes. I have learned so much and it is so cool to see how much you have grown. My new companion is Elder Winder from Orem, Utah. He's the first person in his family to serve a mission. He's awesome! His Frist lesson was with a guy named Patrick. He's 52 years old and looks a little rough. He has been homeless and grew up in N.J. He's really awesome and has a desire to change his life. Elder Winder told me after the lesson that it scared the crap out of him. He said the whole lesson I was thinking, "What am I getting myself into." It was so funny! I remember feeling exactly like that and it has really made me realize how much I have grown. I am so humbled to know that God has trusted me enough to train Elder Winder.

Now to the Push-Up Battle. On Saturday we stopped by the same man(Patrick) to invite him to come to church. He told us not this week so we got talking more and he said, "I look pretty strong for 52 years old huh?" I said, Yeah you do look pretty strong for 52 but if I beat you in Push-Ups you have to come to church with us next week. Just come check it out, We know that it will bless you life. He agreed. He got down and did 15. Elder Winder told him that I had to do 30 so I did. Patrick is coming to church next week. We have a lesson with him on thursday so his reasoning for coming to church will hopefully change by then. It was so fun. He's a great guy. I know that God loves all of his children and that he knows what we need. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I love you all and hope you have a great week.
 
 
Love Elder Roose - Reminder.....he is in MINNE-SNOW-TA


Elder hawkes and I on a cold day:) Yikes. Don't mind my girly blanket. HAHA.





Something interesting for you all. My companion was in the same district in the MTC as a girl I went to High School with named Brianna Allred.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

03-17-14 - Good-bye Doggy!

SO i Got  a brand new stinkig elder straight from the mtc!!! his name is elder mcgovern! he is from twin falls and is the youngest! one cool thing he can do is imitate any voice so that is pretty stinking amazing! so working with elder bean on wednesday was sooooooo fun! we were reminissiing about the good old days in modesto! yeah we didnt go to sleep that night! it was fun! i picked up elder mcgovern on thursday!  and that night i woke up at 1 in morning puking my guts out! it was horrible! but the next day i got a blessing so dont worry! haha since then elder mcgovern and i have set 3 baptismal ddates together, and are tearing sanger up! haha he is a good elde! he is super humble and willing to speak up in lessons! except he doesnt know how to cook anything except mac and cheese! which is funny but oh well! oh and guess what! ever since i bought that ammonia for the dog! i have not seen the thing! and so the other night we were talking to the same guy we were talking to when the dog snuck up and bit me, and he said that the mormons put a hit out for the dog and it is gone haha! he was playing around but animal rescue patrol guy came and picked him up! haha so all in all it has been a good week!  Love Elder Lundberg

Here is the voice recording he sent:

Today is March 14th around 9:30 pm.  Sorry I didn't record last night.  I was feeling so horrible last night.  So, yesterday, Elder Bean and I got up and drove to the mission home and got put in the Relief Society room for about 5 hours.  Then, we went to the chapel and there sat all the new missionaries in the chapel.  The way that you get assigned to your new missionary is that Pres. Gelwix, when he first calls you on Friday, the week prior, he doesn't know who you are with, yet.  It isn't until that day like an hour before, more like 15 mins before the decision is made, where he picks them himself.  Like he interviews everybody and talks with everybody and says a prayer and makes the assignments that day.  It is pretty cool.  After that, we got our assignments, and my new companions name is Elder Mcgovern.  He is a stud missionary.  I couldn't ask for anybody better.  After that, we drove home and ate at the Burgess home.  Brother Burgess isn't a member and has weird thoughts about the church.  He says there has been recorded 6 different versions of the first vision, which is wrong.  He says the Book of Mormon and D&C contradict which is all wrong.  He won't even pray about the Book of Mormon so he'll never know, cuz he doesn't want to know. 

We went to the Graffelders and dropped some court stuff off because he is going to jail in April.  Got home, really wasn't feeling too well,  just felt like I had a big fever, light headed, felt like dog doo doo.  Went to bed and at 1 started barfing my guts out.  Then, after I barfed for a little bit, I sat in the shower for 30 mins.  Then, I went back to bed and didn't go to bed until about 3 or 4 in the morning.  I felt horrible.

Today, I woke up, still feeling horrible.  Got ready at 7.  Jumped in the shower, got my clothes on and just sat and studied, did companion and personal study.  I asked Elder Tulafa and Elder Morella and Mcgovern to give me a blessing cuz I was just feeling horrible.  It was the worst sickness I've had on my mission, yet.  After that, we went and visited Melisa.  Set a date of March 29 to be baptized, so that is good.  Then, we came home, ate lunch, went back out.  Tried visiting alot of part member families.  Then, we came back and ate some dinner and went back out for the rest of the evening.  Tried to look for investigators, like Katherine, but she wasn't home.  There was like some smoking party going on at her house.

Elder Mcgovern is gonna be a good missionary.  I can already tell.  Sorry I'm sounding kind of sick.  I still am kinda sick.  It is always night times when it gets worse.  Tomorrow I have a district leader meeting with Elder Gayan, so that should be good.  Other than that, that was our last 2 days.  That was it! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

03-16-15 - More Pics from Modesto before Cade left and 2 from Sanger

 It looks like some other Elders got a hold of Cade's camera.  HA HA  I have no idea who these elders are. 

















 Elder Bean
 Elder McEwan









 I think this might be from Sanger - these next pics, below!

 View from Cade's new apt. in Sanger
I think this might be Brother Bonham....I'll have to ask Cade.

03-16-17 - Sanger Apt and Squaw Valley w/Elder Anderson - Misc. Pics

Cade's Apt. in Sanger
Orange Trees
 These are pics on the way to Squaw Valley....Reminded Cade of goin' HUNTIN'! 




 CADE LOVES SELFIES! 










 This little dog reminded Cade of Daisy....see....he doesn't hate all dogs!!  HA HA








 This is Cade's favorite Scripture. Alma 29:1-3, 9 It will be on his missionary plaque.