Monday, October 29, 2012

"...brand new Elder, straight from the MTC..."

Hey family,
So to start off I'm am not leaving Columbia, in fact they are having me train a brand new Elder straight from the MTC...... I don't really like the idea cause i haven't even been out 6 months, but I hope that I'll do ok. I won't know his name until i get to the transfer meeting so I'll let you all know next Monday.
So it's good to hear that Jason got promoted back up to his rank after he passed the pt test.
If you want my advice on Roscoe's situation, is to don't try to force him to do any thing just show him your guys support and just encourage him and show him your love.
Maybe you guys should start reading the Scriptures as a family every Sunday.
So I'm surprised that you got some new kittens right after Huntress was killed, I  bet Megan is having a blast with them, so what are there names?
Well I hope that every one is having a good week and I'm sorry this email isn't very long cause i don't have much time today as i normally do
Love you all,
Elder Dixon

P.S. Can you send me all of our Grandparents addresses? That way i can send a letter to them in the future when it is there birthday

Monday, October 22, 2012

"...everyone canceled on us..."

Hey family,
So this week was okay considering that everyone canceled on us :( so that kinda sucked.
Leanne never came to church or to the baptism and he also had to cancel the appointment yesterday so we won't see her until next Sunday.
I'm glad to hear that the Morales are coming to church more often, so are they being taught by the missionaries? So i have some advice for you guys, when ever you have missionaries over always invite them to take off there suit jackets cause we cant take them off without being told by the members, so it really helps keep our suits clean and its a lot more comfortable, so just to let you know :)
Crystal told me that Cassi Haskell is putting in her papers, it's so exciting to hear about when people put in there papers. That's awesome to hear that Matthew is leaving in January cause that is when my companion goes home,
I'm also glad to hear that Jason finally passed his pt test, so what does he have to do to get his rank back?
So how was meeting Roscoe's girlfriend? and what are your guys thoughts toward all of this since he is the first kid to have a girlfriend?
so while I wait for emails I normally just get on or and do research.
Well I hope that everyone has a good week,
Elder Dixon
P.s. Crystal also told me about the Cat getting hit, I'm sorry that that happened you'll have to give Megan a hug for me.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cathy's Baptism

I forgot to send this picture of the baptism, so to better explain it the reason why me and elder Bumgardner are both in white is because Cathy has back problems so we used two people in the fount so nothing bad happened and to help support her back while she went under. and the guy in the mustache is her husband Terry. He was able to get off work for a little while so that he could see Cathy be baptized so that's also why he is in his work uniform.

I'm really sorry to hear about Jason losing his job, make sure to fill me in when you guys find out the details of why?
Cathy's baptism went really well we had some really good talks given and the spirit was also really strong there too.
So as for Leanne and her family they didn't watch conference or come to church, but we did have a lesson with them last night and we taught them the plan of salvation and we invited them to Church again and they said that they well try to be there so we well probably end up giving them a call on Saturday to remind them.
So to answer your question about other family members writing me the answer is yes, uncle Bret and his family wrote me a month ago and that was really nice.
So for your comment about the younger sister missionaries. I have already promised myself that I'm not going to marry any one that went to the same mission or any one that is in the mission.
I'm glad to hear that the reception went well, just think Mom in a couple of the next 10 years or so all your children well be out of the house :) and probably married, haha love ya mom.
Matthew got his mission call? that's awesome, do you know when he is leaving?
So I have a question, what is Roscoe's M.O.S in the military again? I keep on forgetting
Well I hope things are going well back home, and I hope and pray that Jason can find a better job
Love Elder Dixon

Monday, October 8, 2012

Conference, new age change

Hey family,
 This week went really well we had conference and we just watched it at our church building, but Cathrine was invited over to a members house to watch it and it went really well she loved it and had a lot of good things to say, we are going to meet with her today so it should go well, we are teaching her the rest of the commandments tonight.
Our new investigators name is Leane and we taught her and her family last night and it went well and they were to busy to watch conference but we did invite them to look it up online at, and of course we invited them to church we always invite people to Church when we teach the first lesson or something else.
So when I heard the announcement about the new age limit I was really excited cause I have known a lot of girls that would love to go on mission but they often don't cause they mostly get married before they hit that age.
And it also to hear that Lauree and Jessica are thinking about that to.
Crystal told me how Roscoe is going to wait to serve a mission after I get back, I think that that is a wise choice cause it will give him more time to prepare and plus it won't stress mom out that much having to worry about two sons out on missions :) love ya mom :)
So about the whole job situation, I really hope and pray that dad can find a full time job somewhere even if it means moving somewhere I'll support it, just make sure to tell me if you guys do end up moving.
I'm not that really surprised to hear that Roscoe has a girlfriend, cause he is a lot more social than the rest of us kids, except for Megan, but I don't really have a problem with it just as long as she has high standards and doesn't tempt him to do anything wrong.
love you all and I hope that every thing well start to work out with finding a new job
Love Elder Dixon
Ps what is Roscoes Email?

Monday, October 1, 2012

"...Elder Bumgardner had the impreesion..."

Hey family,
Thanks for the address's and for the update about the coat and the beautiful pictures of fall, i really miss those mountains.
So it's good to know that you found out the reason why the car has been so off but it sucks that it had to happen that way. We are still excited that Cathrine is going to be baptized soon and she is really looking forward to it also and she is also looking forward to general conference and she also watched the woman's conference and she really enjoyed that to.
I can't wait till conference either it's only a couple of days away and I bought some orange rolls to eat so I'm still continuing that tradition over here.
We got a new investigator this week, so we had our weekly coordination with our ward mission leader and after we were done Elder Bumgardner had the impression to go and knock on the house right across the street, so we did and we ended up leaving them a book of Mormon and we came back last Sunday and found out that there oldest son is reading it so the mother asked for another one so that she could read it, so we ended up teaching her the first lesson and it went great and we are going to teach her again on Thursday so we are really looking forward to that.
Well thats probably my highlight of the week love you all,
Elder Dixon