KWM Dictionary of Missionary Lingo

 

Elder Liechty’s Dictionary of Missionary LINGO

KWM version 2.2
Revised by Elder Hyer (he will bear the mantle from now on)

A
AP – Assistant to the President
AirDrop – IPAD feature used to share information, used as missionary snapchat most of the time.
Apartment Treasures – things that other missionaries left behind who lived in the apartment before.
Ape – assistant to the president
Apostate – 1. Breaking rules 2. Missionaries who break rules 3. Churches who do not enjoy the fullness of the gospel 4. The practices of an apostate church 5. Someone not living according to the gospel
Arizona missionary – a missionary who hates all missionaries from Utah.
Ark mark – 40 days before the end of a mission
Ate up – stupid, like sharks ate up your brain. Brought into the mission by Ben Brun in Lake Shawnee Ward Topeka

B
B.O.M. – Book of Mormon. “Dropping boms”
B.R.T. – Build Relationship of Trust
Backing – the act of guiding someone while they are reversing a car. Though faithfully done, it is rarely taken seriously, defeating its purpose.
Bautismos por Dias– baptisms for days.
Bible Bashing – a sport in which two teams use scriptures from the bible to prove a point, and no one wins. See D&C 50:17-20
Birth – entering the mission field
Birthplace – a missionary’s first area
Blowing up – doing really well
Bogart – to steal. Someone who steals.
Brother – a missionary trained by the same trainer
Bump day – the quarter mark of the mission

C
C.A.M. – couples awaiting marriage. Those elders and sisters who go home and get married to each other
C.C.S.M. – Colorado, Colorado Springs Mission. A mother mission of the KWM.
C.P.R. – Church, pray, read. The three things one needs to do to stay spiritually alive.
Cashtag ( $ ) – used as a hashtag when something is really great  “$dunk’d $cashtag $tism $nocheblanca” see slashtag
Celestial Parking – a parking spot where you can pull through and not reverse. Missionaries will go to great distances to find these parking spots.
Churchtism – an indicator of investigators committed to come to church and will most likely keep the commitment.
Chaff – Someone unprepared and unwilling to progress. Word often is mumbled walking away from a door or has the word DROPPED yelled loudly afterwards.
Chalk, chalk it up – to count things as lessons that shouldn’t be or lying about indicators when accounting. . E.g. Giving someone a pass along card and counting it as another lesson, or mentioning a baptismal date to someone and counting them on date whether or not they accepted that as their goal.
Chigger – invisible bugs that bite. Live in grass and are waiting to attack you. KWM missionaries can be identified by chigger bite scars on their legs.
Clear cut vision – a statement written by a missionary outlining their expectations for their mission.
Corn dog – a missionary who can’t have fun because they have a proverbial stick up their butt. See ZL

D
D-town – Derby Kansas
DL – district leader
DLA – District Leader Accountabilities. A meeting where district leaders learn skills and discuss their biggest challenges as a district leader, like how to teach and correct sister missionaries.
DLC – 1. District leader companion 2. District lunch coordinator, one of the most serious assignments in the mission
DLC tracting – when district leaders are in a meeting and the DLCs go tracting. Known as the least effective form of contacting.
Dad – the trainer of an elder or a sister’s first district leader
Deacon’s collar – When you can see someone’s tie because their collar isn’t all the way down.
Daughter – trainee of a sister
Dear John/Jane – a letter ending a relationship
Dear Tom – the opposite of a Dear John, a form of being trunky.
Death – being done with a mission
Derbs, Dirty Derbs – Derby Kansas
Demo Derby– Derby Kansas
Drop Lesson – a lesson in which a companionship is bold to test the commitment of an investigator, or uses their friendship to try to threaten an investigator that they won’t come back if the investigators don’t keep commitments.
Double date district – a district with one set of elders and one set of sisters
Dump day – last day in the mission field
Dunk, Dunk’d – to baptize
Dunk town – Derby Kansas

E
E.T. – emergency transfer. Being transferred not on set transfer days for an unusual reason, e.g. Disobedience, sickness
Eight cow – very good, “an eight cow lesson”
Elect – a prepared investigator
Elder Accent– An accent that a group of elders acquires after spending too much time together, is a horrific blend of an Australian and a british accent. Origin- Elder Hoak
Elders quorum– a district of all elders
Eternigator – an investigator who loves the missionaries, but won’t ever keep commitments.

F

Factory – Utah, more specifically Utah county.
Faith Factor – a challenge sent out by leadership, usually to do something really big, or something ridiculous, hopefully to increase faith or get numbers.
Fear the wheat – a phrase to warn trunky missionaries to lock their hearts from Kansas girls. Used mostly in college towns or YSA. See mission goggles.
Folk Jam Fest – A musical performance by missionaries during the lunch before a Transfer Devo.
Foster Child – see Mini missionary
Four in Five – fulfilling four objectives from we baptize in one lesson or five minutes
Fruit of my loins – a trainee, see posterity.
Full purpose – Effectively finding, teaching, baptizing, retaining and activating at the same time. A missionary who does these things.
FURP – follow up, read pray. Used in planning.

G
Gator – investigator, about to get wet.
Grandpa/grandma – a trainer’s trainer.
Great and spacious building – any large apostate church.
Greenie – Condescending term for new missionaries.
Greenie fire – the excitement that new missionaries have for the work, usually extinguished by months of rejection.
Greenie pride – the pride held by new missionaries who think they know what they’re doing.
Grow up in Kansas – becoming converted while in the KWM, the best mission in the world.
Going hard – working hard.
Golden – see solid
Gone Johnson – 1. gone 2. being transferred 3. going home.

H
Hamm – hard as a Mormon missionary, derived from an inappropriate worldly phrase. “Go Hamm, going Hamm”
Hand hug – where an elder and sister put their hands together and wrap thumbs to simulate a hug. A form of flirting.
Hang out house – the home of a member, less active, or eternigator who lets missionaries hang out at their house for extended periods of time so the missionaries don’t have to do missionary work.
High preisting it – having a different colored suit coat than pants.
Homesick – missing home, a missionary is not trunky until after their half way point.
Hospital – being in one of the zones near the mission office for easy
access to president for medical or emotional reasons.
Hump day – Halfway point of a mission

I
Illegal – unapproved in the mission
Improvement plans – a report that a companionship has to make if they do not hit standard- thought by some to be the worst thing in the world.

J
J.C. – 1. Jesus Christ 2. Junction city, Kansas
J-dub – Jehovah’s Witness. An apostate religion which missionaries commonly spread rumors about. Missionaries are commonly mistaken for them and see them as a rival.
Jagaloon – silly name to call someone. A raccoon with antlers.
Junk City – Junction City, Kansas
Jump day – first day in the mission

K
Key indies – shortened form of key indicators, sometimes just indies. Also a mission musical group.
Kill – to be a departing missionary’s last companion
Killing it – To work hard, seeing lots of success
KWM– Kansas Wichita Mission, doctrinally the best mission in the world.
Kwimer – a missionary who has served in the Kansas Wichita mission.
KdubM – Nickname for Kansas Wichita Mission, the best mission in the world.

L
L.O.C. – the law of chastity
La La Land – Lawrence Kansas
La mera frontera – the best frontier, Liberal Zone
Land of eternal p-days – Home, used when referring to going home,  “being transferred to the land of eternal p-days. ”
Land of milk and honey – Garden City zone
Land of Good Gravy– Derby Zone, due to the baptisms there it rains gravy
Lamar Beach – Lamar Colorado, known as the beach, being the west edge of the mission.
Legal – approved in the mission
Legend – a missionary widely known usually for outstanding work.
Line in the water – time spent working
Lock your heart – from the talk by Ezra Taft Benson “Lock Your Heart” which is given to all new missionaries. The phrase is used to warn missionaries to guard themselves against romantic feelings.
Lone leader – when there is an E.T. and there is only one zone leader in a zone.

M
Make it happen plan– a plan made right after you put someone on date, what you are going to do to get them baptized.
M.B.C. – mutual binding commitment. Committing yourself to doing something whenever you extend a commitment to someone else. Introduced to the mission by Elder Myers and Elder Budge.
M.I.H.P– see make it happen plan
M.I.M. – Missouri Independence Mission, one of the mother missions of KWM.
Miracle Message – text messages forwarded to a zone or the whole mission which contain uplifting experiences
Mini missionary – youth who stay with a set of missionaries overnight or for several days.
Mantle – the power and responsibility that comes with the calling of a missionary. A glow that attracts laurels to elders.
Mama Bell – affectionate name for Sister Bell
Man-happenin’ – Manhattan, Kansas
Mijijirri – Spanish word, definition unknown, can be slacker
Miscarriage – being called to train, but having the trainee go home in the MTC.
Mission brain – see mission veil.
Mission Goggles – seeing every member of the opposite gender as much more attractive, just because you’re on a mission.
Mission tan – a clear tan line just above the elbow and halfway up the neck from short sleeve, collared shirt also around the wrist from a watch.
Mission twenty – the twenty or more pounds a missionary gains on a state side mission.
Mission Veil – Spiritual condition causing missionaries to forget everything before the mission. Especially names of movies, bands, etc.
Mom – the trainer of a sister or the sister who has been out longest in an elder’s first district. If no sisters in district, the STL who has been out longest.
Muscle of the Mission – Wichita zone, only used by leadership of Wichita Zone, sometimes prez.

N
Noche Blanca – Christmas Eve, inviting investigators to be baptized on Christmas Eve.

O
OTOI – On top of it
Obedience walk – when appointments fall through at night, so one walks around around trying to talk to people until 9:00.

P
P-day – preparation day or play day. The day where missionaries do laundry, buy groceries and do various other activities that cannot be done throughout the week. Worshiped by trunky missionaries
P-day clothes – regular casual clothing, used on p-day when not in public or when doing service
PTB – see Plan to baptize
Papa Bell – affectionate name for President Bell
Parked – Not being able to use mission vehicles because of bad weather or as a consequence for misuse of vehicles.
Personal contacting – finding through own efforts
Pivot point – a point in a missionary’s mission where they change directions of thought and they do even better.
Pink wash– when a set of sisters replaces a set of elders in an area. See whitewash
Plan to baptize – a report that goes over things that a companionship will do to see success in a transfer.
Pregnant – being called to train the next transfer
Prez. – mission president “prez. Bell”.
Pros. Ball – pick-up games of basketball then teaching a lesson to those playing. Known as one of the most effective forms of personal contacting.
Pros. Clothes– The clothing which missionaries are required to wear while proselyting or in public with few exceptions.
Poach – to teach another companionship’s investigator and count them as a new investigator.
Powwow – a meeting the first Friday after transfers to get to know each other and set expectations. Usually there are a few short trainings.
Posterity – the trainees of one’s trainee
Posterity Tie– a tie passed down from trainer to trainee

Q
Quality check– the second appointment with a promising investigator to make sure they are as solid as they seem.
R
Rainmaker – a missionary who is well known for his success and ability to baptize.
Real Time Planning – a period of time set apart to set up appointments for the next day. Introduced to the mission by Elder Jones and Elder Rojas.
Red Dot, Red Dotted – having driving privileges taken away.
Resto – the lesson of the restoration. The pamphlet used to teach the restoration.
Role play – a fake lesson between missionaries to practice and improve skills.

S
STL – sister training leader
Sacrificial clothing – clothing burnt on certain days in an Elder’s mission. A tie at six months, a white shirt at a year and a suit at two years. A pagan practice.
Service clothes – see p-day clothes
Shepherd – helping people come to church
Sickle – Book of Mormon
Sifting – The process of seeing if people are solid or not.
Sister – 1. a missionary trained by the same trainer 2. A sister missionary
Six months to sexy – starting to work out six months before you go home so you look good when you get home.
Six weeks to Trunky – the last six weeks of one’s mission, when they have to complete the churches new program
Six pack of the mission – District Leader, term only used by leadership.
Smell of baptisms – the smell of western Kansas.
Slashtag ( / ) – used as a hashtag when something is really bad “/dropped /gunshots” see cashtag
Slump day – the three quarters mark of a mission.
Skinny a tie – the painstaking process of cutting and resewing a tie to make it skinnier.
Solid – likely to keep commitments or be baptized.
Son – a trainee of an Elder.
Spiritual giancy plan– A missionaries plan to increase their spiritual giancy; consists of Faith, Vision, Sanctification, Charity, and Atonement
State side – going on a mission in the United States.
Step mom/dad – a missionary who finishes the training of another missionary.
Step son/daughter– a trainee but only finishing the last half of their training.
Step brother/sister– a missionary partially trained by the same trainer.

T
Thrash – working really hard to identify investigators who will progress.
Therefore what – a summary of action after meetings or interviews.
Thondering – thinking/pondering, coined by Elder Myers while AP.
-Tism – specifying a type of person being baptized. E.g. Babe-tism, celebrity-Tism.
Top City – Topeka Kansas
To-puke-a – derogatory name for Topeka Kansas
Tracting – going door to door. Comes from the word tract which means a religious pamphlet. Giving away tracts.
Transfer – 1. A six week period of time. 2. Being reassigned proselyting areas between transfers.
Transfer Devo – A devotional held between transfers where new missionaries meet their trainers and Departing missionaries give their final testimony.
Transfer doctrine – the transfer document or knowledge about transfers
Transfer Journal – A notebook kept by missionaries for other missionaries to write notes in before transfers for the sake of remembrance. Similar to the purpose of a yearbook.
Trio – a companionship of three missionaries
Tripanionship– see trio
Trunky – comes from the old term “sitting on their trunks”. Ready to go home. Also, anything that would suggest a missionary is ready to go home.
Twelve week – the twelve week training program for new missionaries.

U
Utard – derogatory name for someone from Utah.

V
VPP – Vision Passion Power! Originally coined by Elder L. Tom Perry at a mission presidents conference as vigor passion power, but later changed by President Bell from vigor to vision.
Visa waiter– someone temporarily assigned to a mission while waiting for a visa to go to another mission.
Volentold – being volunteered for something, then being told you were volunteered, having your agency taken away in the situation.

W
Wet side: Wichita zone
W.O.W. – word of wisdom, D&C 89
White bible – the missionary handbook, used to settle most missionary disputes concerning mission rules.
White handbook – the missionary handbook
White Wash – to replace both missionaries in an area
We baptize – a form outlining the steps needed for an investigator to get baptized.
Worldly – anything not spiritual or focused on the work of the Lord

X

Y
YOMO – see YOSAMO
YOSAMO – You only serve a mission once.
YOSO – you only serve once.

Z
ZL – zone leader
Zebra Companionship – where there is two missionaries who are called to speak different languages are put together in a companionship.
Zone Bum – Name for zone leaders, most commonly used by zone leaders who don’t want to be zone leaders.
Zone Lord – nickname for zone leader
Zone Lizards – zone leader. All nicknames for zone leaders can apply to district leaders by changing the word zone to district. (Obviously)

“Language is one of your most powerful tools. Be conscious of how you speak, and strive for humility, dignity, and simplicity in your language. Refined, dignified language will clearly identify you as a servant of the Lord. Avoid slang and inappropriately casual language, even in your apartment with your companion or in letter to your family.” Missionary handbook p. 8

Snow, Fireman Jacket, and a bit Homesick

Dear mom and dad,

It’s hard to budget money when you need to eat and food is a bit expensive. There aren’t a lot of members so I can’t be fed a lot by them, and everything is on a schedule. I still have some cash and I got your package. Thank you, I love it. I already sent the letter, so it should be there soon. Hope everything continues to go well.
It snowed. Like, Thursday.

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I got my fireman’s jacket, it’s so cool, I love it. Investigator gave me it. We were hanging out with him. Just a little tired, been busy for the past couple weeks. Been working on being a better companion. It’s harder than I’d like, but I need to soften my heart. Tell the kids I love them.

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Today was… The first day I was truly homesick. Trying to butt heads in the morning with the companion on whether he should get up out of bed and go to the gym or him just snap at me for trying to get him like I asked. I had to walk around outside for an hour and a half to get close to the work out that I would have gotten at the gym. I’m not going to beat around the bush. I need some advice. I prayed for Heavenly Father to soften my heart, but it’s hard. I’m also trying to stay focused on the mission, but all the conflict my comp is making isn’t helping. That’s been the hardest part of the mission. It sometimes seems like he’s out to get me. Please, I need some help.

Hope everything at home is going great, I love you all. I loved the package and I’ll try and get some heavenly help for my problems. I keep you all in my prayers. I also wouldn’t mind a little bit of money on my card. Or, if you can, send me Reese’s old MP3. I can use it for exercise, so long as I doesn’t have contraband music. If that is possible, I’d love you. Otherwise, I’m holding up.

Love,
Elder Candland
KWM 2016-2018

PS

 

Since it is almost Conference, I was wondering if you could send me the Monkey bread Recipe. I want to feel close to home when I watch it. I’d love if you could send it to me.

 

Love,

Elder Candland

Mom, send money. Kidding, but not really.

Dear Mom and Dad
I got a box, though that was a couple weeks ago. Sister Cocanueer said I got 2 packages at zone conference, one she already forwarded to me. The other wasn’t able to be forwarded. I’m going to get it at training on the 8th. Also, I told you about the music and cards.

Oh, yea of little faith. I’m been having a sick week, been teaching the masses, but we are still working on some to accept baptisms. I especially liked zone conference, were Prez and Mama Bell came out and trained us, along with the APs. I was able to work with Prez to be a better person in general. I love that man. He truly exemplifies the atonement, showing love and compassion. Members of the quorum of the 12 apostles says that Prez is the best in the world.

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Been having a good Easter weekend, but I’m more stoked for general conference. One of my favorite talks, ‘The Greatest Commandment’ by Elder Holland is an awesome one. You can download it on the gospel library app. It’s a great talk from October 2012 . There is also ‘None were with Him’ by Holland. Also, mom and dad, there is something I’d like you to do with my siblings if possible. In the family section of preach my gospel, there is the addiction recovery program the church has put out. There is also a video set in the family section. As a family, you should watch it. They are powerful. Maybe just watch it with Reese since he is older, or watch them 1st before showing them to the kids, but I’ve watched them so many times. They are great.

We had a sleepover as a whole district. No sleep at all. A lot of ramen and Mountain Dew.

Mom, send money.  Kidding, but not really. When you have 2 separate apartments, it’s hard to keep both stocked and full of supplies we need. But, we will be getting money on the 31st.

Love you, in the name of my almighty savior, Jesus Christ. I also know that he lived and died and lives again so I can have joy and return to the fathers and mothers of this Earth and of Heaven and break the chains of death itself.
Elder Candland
KWM 2016-2018

Love for the Siblings

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Dear Reese,
Hope high school is awesome and that seminary is great. Prepare to serve a mission, it’s the coolest thing ever. I got to go on a tour of the fire station and get to keep an old fireman jacket. I’ve had my 1st baptism, probably the coolest thing ever, to take someone into the waters of forgiveness, and it’ll be a great thing when you get to do it. You’ll probably have more success than I do. Make sure you pray, study, and live the doctrine of Christ often and every day.
I Love you!

Happy birthday, Maddie!
Hope you are having an awesome month, so share the joy with others. So many cool things happen in Kansas, so I hope you get to visit one day with us. I’ll take each of you with me on a trip to see my new home in Kansas. But it’s super small. There is a single Walmart, a theater that can only show a movie at a time, and a lot of farm land. Hope that you keep on being one of the best 10 year old sister ever. Also, playing the piano is the best skill on a mission. I’m jealous you are learning how to play.
I Love you!

Happy birthday Jane!
I saw a fox by my apartment in Goodland, and I include the best picture I could get of it. Hope school is going amazingly, and I love the pictures and the story of your basketball. I hope that you win your next game. I’m going to be playing basketball with one of our investigators today. You should some the creatures here, they are everywhere. You’re going to have an amazing time in young women’s, just stay away from boys. Keep on being a 12 year old light to the world.
I Love you!

Elder Candland
KWM 2016-2018

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The Longest Walk

MyMission
February 10, 2016
Dear Charles ,
Congratulations on your decision to serve a mission! What an exciting time to go. The Kansas Wichita Mission is an excellent place to serve.
Attached is a special gift from our staff to you (see attached). Please read it before you leave.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this week as you prepare to leave. God bless you all!
Sincerely,
The My Mission Staff

The Longest Walk

Last night after a long stretch of meetings I got in my car and headed over to a townhouse in a nearby neighborhood. When I got there I was greeted by a small group of teenagers preparing to say goodbye to the 18-year-old young man I had come to see.

This would the last night he’d spend at home for two years.

After visiting for a few minutes I gave the young man a hug and shared with him how I felt about his decision to sacrifice 24 months of his life to serve others. I invest a great deal of myself in these young men. Witnessing them decide to go is gratifying. Saying goodbye is incredibly difficult.

This morning this young man’s parents, sisters, and some close friends took him to the Phoenix airport. They helped him check in his suitcases and walked with him to the deepest spot in the terminal that security would allow them to go with him. There they waited until the last possible moment before his flight departed before they said their tearful goodbyes.

It is at that moment that most young men and women in the LDS culture face The Longest Walk of their lives.

As they turn to head into the security line and eventually make their way down the concourse to their gate they leave behind those they love, the place they call home, their hobbies, their jobs, their possessions, their schooling, and every comfort of life.

These are the hardest steps they have ever taken.

No friends or family will accompany them on this journey.

They must do it alone.

Nothing is scarier. Nothing is more intimidating. Nothing is harder.

These young people are, literally and symbolically, turning and walking away from everything and everyone they have ever known.

The Longest Walk is the rawest emotional experience of these teenagers’ lives.

It takes every ounce of faith they can possibly muster to move their feet and continue to walk.

And yet in every step the transformation deepens.

The focus on self fades.

The dependency on deity grows.

The discovery of courage previously untapped is made.

The distractions of the world dissolve.

There is no moment in these young people’s lives when they feel weaker than when they begin The Long Walk.

There is no experience that could make them stronger than those steps.

I am grateful for my decision many years ago to make The Longest Walk. It changed me. Forever.

There have been other Long Walks since then in my life.

I am certain others await me.

I have come to realize these Walks are in many ways the defining moments of this mortal experience.

It’s no wonder the ultimate examples throughout history were tasked with making The Longest Walks in places like the wilderness of Sinai, the garden at Gethsemane, and on the dusty roads of Carthage.

I do not believe we were sent to Earth to sit and be comfortable. We are here to be refined.

The transformations our maker desires in each of us happen when we have the faith, courage, and commitment to take The Longest Walks.

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Finding his purpose

Dear Bishop Jones, Brother Germaine and Dad,

The KWM (Kansa Wichita Mission) is the greatest on the Earth. The goal of the mission is to baptize 100 of our brothers and sisters, but we have only made it 63 baptisms a month. We’ll make it there. I love all the people here. I strive to let them see the light of Christ through the miracles wrought by his hand.

When I came out on my mission, my focus was to get it over and move on with my life. I immediately changed my heart in the MTC. I have seen what happens when the mission is focused on you. You do nothing of importance, you are left guilty at the end, and all is said and done, you have gained nothing. In Philippians 4:13, the simple verse says it all. When I’m Christ centered, not Elder Candland center, not career centered, not even family centered, all things are done unto me and, more importantly, to God. I owe all the successful baptisms, discussions and blessings to my lord and savior, he who bled for me, gave his perfect life in its entirety. Not a single action, moment was ever for him, but for us, the little brothers and sisters who fall down and have been bruised and burden with sin. Through Christ, I have been strengthened and been able to do things beyond any power that man could ever possess.

Sincerely in the name of His son, my Savior, & our King,
Elder Candland
KWM 2016-2018

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Some quirks and a baptism!

Dear my wonderful mother and father,

I’ve loved all the packages, though I could use some of my garments, my white shirts and that other towel. I have 2 apartments in my area, so I sometimes forget my towel and I have to drip dry. My iPad works fine for pics and videos.

The baptism was the best. Anthony, the boy we baptized is so awesome and always hugs me whenever we visit. His dad, the guy next me in the picture, is the next guy we want to baptize, because he is so ready, his wife is a member, and he can feel the spirit.

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My companion is pretty cool, though we sometimes clash at times. I have a lot to work on to be better, so it’s not his fault. My bike is awesome but I haven’t had a chance to ride it yet because of how much we need to drive. My branch is in Colorado and we drive between Kansas and Colorado every day. The branch is super small, only about 35 members, and they are super awesome. We’ve been fed more than I thought, mainly because of the size of the branch, but the whole branch is super stoked and pumped for missionary work. I have another baptism next week, so I might be sending some more pics.

We have met a lot of solid people. One named Percy is the one I want to focus on. He has had some issues all of his life. Has had addictions galore, been to prison, and is just an alcoholic now, but he hates it. He has such a solid faith in Christ, but has a hard time repenting. I shared Alma 5:18-21, to help him understand why he needs to repent, be baptize and to accept the church and receive help. We had such a deep conversation and he sees us as people who care. I love that man so much, but I want him to know how much more Jesus and God love him.

I’m also helping a man and his family, the Bushes. They are like our family, except they are inactive. None of the kids have been baptized, and they want to be. The dad wants to do it and be worthy, but he hasn’t done anything to change. I’ll help the spirit help them all get
in to the font.

Tell everyone I love them so much and I’ll be working hard to be a tool in the lord’s hands. Don’t let anything but the love of Christ be the center of your life. It’s so much brighter and amazing when your love of God and Jesus centers your focus.

With all of my love,
Elder Candland