Wednesday, December 25, 2013


So, today, we got to talk to Cade for 40 mins.  It was awesome!  The only thing was that Cade asked me what time we wanted him to call, so I told him 11 am our time, which would be 10 am his time.  So, after breakfast at Jeramy and Jen's, we came home.  Kim and Justin stopped by and Big Dave came and Tracy and Jes.  HA HA  So....everyone waited until 12:30 pm, and he still didn't call.  So, Kim and Big Dave had to go home.

Cade didn't end up calling until 4 pm.  HA HA  But, it was very much worth the wait.  Here is just a snippet of his call so you can all see him and hear him.  He is doing great!  We also got to see and talk to Elder Bean for a second, too.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

12-23-13 - Baby Grinch

So elder Bean and i are staying together, but we got a call on monday night. It was president gelwix. He told us we were trainging. So we are now training a brand new elder. His name is elder mcewan! He is shy but we can break him in! so we were in fresno wednesday and thursday! after we got the new elder, we had to book back to modesto because we had a baptism at 7! guess who it was????
IT WAS MATTHEW!!!!!!!! we finally baptized him! i have grew to love him a lot!!! so the first day in the field elder mcewan got a baptism!!!! the next day we set another super solid date for the 18 of january! it was a powerful lesson!  We had dinner on saturday with this family that has a 17 month old that i swear looks like the baby grinch! he was screaming and yelling, then elder bean leans over to me and says!!! i hate christmas! just like the baby grinch! it was hilarious! so turns out we can skype we found out today!!! but i dont hat time i will tell you this before i skype i will call you so you can be on!!! anyways thats it for this week! I am a training district leader!!! that is nuts! I love being a missionary!!!
LOve Elder Lundberg


Monday, December 16, 2013

12-16-23 Angels Ministering at Zone Conference

Alright!!!  Get your kleenexes out for this one!  HA HA
I am just writing my big email early! i will be back and get on at regular time! so this wek has been pretty sweet! we had our christmas zone conferrence and a very special experience happened to me. so at the beginning of the conferrence President gelwix said that there will be angels here with us ministering to us, he said some of you will sense them and some of you wont. and so after the conferrence president came up to me and i gave him  a hug and told him i loved him, and he told me that he loved me, then he said that my grandma loves me. He told me that she was there at the conferrence with me. I started crying. that was cool experience for me, knowing just that grandma bonnie is here on this journey with me, watching over me. So that was something cool and spiritual for ya haha! so we only have one baptism for next week and its matthew. friday donnie called us up and he dropped us!!!!!!!  donnie had a date for saturday. he loved church and everything. it was depressing! he weighs 485! haha he is a big man! but we got matthew interviewed yesterday by a member of our mission presidency! and he passed so that is good!  other than that this week has been kind of a slow week! i got your package mom so that was sweet!! So just tell me what time you want me to call you on christmas and then i can set it up here, i think we can use our phones that we have to call home!!! so that should be pretty sweet! i am not getting transferred and elder bean isnt either!i pray every night for his visa not to come! we arent able top skype, but maybe next year! I have worn my coat a lot!! it is super nice i love it! believe it or not it gets pretty cold here in modesto dang i, and we dont even get any snow! it is just a wet cold! it sounds like everything is going well! i heard you are starting new traditions without me?? haha thats cool about caleb and keisha! now they can actually hunt! caleb doesnt have long before he gets to leave on his mission ! shoot he better be preparing! i am currently studying jesus the christ!! mom it is a super good book! you need to read it definitely! its like i know jesus christ a whole lot better! anyways i will be back on at normal time! I love you!!!
Love Elder Lundberg

12-09-13 Angels at the Dinner Table

This week has been a slow but good week! We Have 3 dates so far in the 2nd ward! 2 for december and 1 for january! the 2 for december are definitely porjects! they both have  smoking problems and have been in jail for ever! I love baptizing people like this because you can honestly see the difference this gospel makes in peoples lives! we taught matthew again! he told us how he killed his dad and how he dealt drugs and all this bad stuff! he broke down in tears because he feels like all these things are waying on his shoulders, and he just wants to get rid of all of them! we told him about the atonement and he said he felt a lot better after we left! I have grown to love this man! even tho he has been through all of this stuff with drugs and killing and transporting drugs and what not! i love him! and i truly care about him and what him to do whats right and be a better person! he really truly wants to be a better person! his date is for the 19 and he is living the word of wisdom and the law of chasity! he said the law of chasity is the hardest for him! but he is doing it! Elder Bruce D. Porter from the 70 came and toured our mission! he taught more in detail the gospel of jesus christ! he said something about the atonement that really struck me! he said we all have the spirit of god! all of us have it in order to live! like even hitler, and when the spirit of god leaves us we die! when jesus christ was in the garden of gethsemane the spirit of god completely left him, he was able to live because he is a member of the godhead! but jesus christ has been to the lowest of low than anybody has ever been! the spirit of god also left him when he was on the cross, when jesus said my god my god, why has thee forsaken me! so that brought me into perspective about the atonement! so that was really good! we also had a homecoming in our ward! and something this returned missionary said made me feel better! he said when i left on a mission and angel replaced my spot at the dinner table! i like that a lot! anyways elder beans mom got him a little tree and little lights, so we set it up and set our presents around it hahah! it is pretty sweet!
i love you and stay safe this week!
Love elder lundberg!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

12-02-13 - Tired of Turkey and Ripped Pants

Well this week was pretty interesting with not having thanksgiving with my family! we have eaten thanksgiving for the past 4 dadgum days! i am absolutely tired of turkey, i can tell you that much!  this week has been kinda slow with teaching people! everybody is out of town so it is tough to get appointments!the bummer of this week is that i have ripped 3 of my pants and i have no clue how to sew haha! so i had a lady in my ward sew them for me, so that was really nice! we have 2 solid dates for december the 19 and the 21 they both are really rough  one is name is matthew he actually has been addicted to every drug known to man! he sold drugs toop! he said he was making 20 k a day! which is unbelieveable! he also shot and killed his step dad who killed his mom! he has read the book of mormon about 5 times! he knows it better than most members! the other one is donny he has been in jail for like 20 plus years! he has a tattoo of a naked girl on his arm! but they are both solid! other than that we really didnt have an exciting week! I love you soo much thanks for all you have done for me! tell dad happy birthday for me! i will write him and keisha!
Love elder Lundberg

This is how Cade ripped his pants:

well one the pocket got caught in the arm in the chair, and when i went to sit down they ripped! the other one the fabric was just  worn out and one the hem fell out!!!

11-25-13 - Bishop, Stake President, Mission Presidency

I am writing my big letter early for you mom, so i can have more time when i get back on at normal time! so anyways this week was a pretty fun and cool week! I had my first exchange with a companionship as a district leader this week it went very well. it made me realize tho, how much influence i have in helping my missionaries become better, at everything they do in missionary life! it puts a lot on my shoulders, but i definitely can handle it. i am grateful for the chance i have to help these elders become better. we also had 2 more baptisms this week. there names are jerine and jessica! they are around 40 years old! it was a very spiritual service, i gave the talk on baptism!! i was super nervous because the stake president was there, the bishop was there, and come to find out that jerines uncle came down to baptize her and jessica is one of the counselors in the mission presidency in the roseville mission! so lets just say that my nerves were really high haha! I love elder bean with all my heart! being together we are sooo much a like! we have a lot in common! we have done a lot of the same things, we are like twins! we teach so well together. we are just a powerhouse duo! i really hope we can stay together another transfer. i dont know if i have told you this, that elder bean is a visa waiter to brazil vitoria mission! so i am learning some portugese. i can say a prayer in portugese! it is pretty sweet! other than that! we just really focused on getting jerine and jessica prepared for baptism, nothing too exciting! elder bean and i confirmed one on sunday! it was actually elder beans first confirmation on his mission! so it is special for me to get to share that with him! But after these 2 baptisms that puts me at 12! its crazy to think that a transfer and a half ago this area, the modesto 2nd ward, had zero investigators. and within a transfer and a half i have baptized 3! i am working my butt off for the lord that is for sure! i am completely putting my trust in him, and from that he is taking me by the hand and leading me to these prepared people to teach! i can testify of this gospel, and how it changes peoples lives for the better! With renee the women we baptized a week ago! i remember when she was having a rough time , wasnt very happy, smoked and all this other stuff. now with the gospel in her life, she is a totally different person! she is a lot happier and she doesnt smoke! the spirit is a realy member of the gopdhead, i have seen it touch peoples hearts to the core, where they realize that this gospel is what they need in their life and how the church of jesus christ of latter day saints  IS THE ONLY TRUE CHURCH ON THIOS EARTH. there is none else! i love being a missionary soo much. tchau tchau benjinhos ( goodbye, little kisses)
 com amor Elder Lundberg!!! ( with love )