Sunday, September 29, 2013


For those who do not know what White Washing is, it is when the missionaries in one area are replace by two new missionaries who have not been in the area before. All the two new missionaries know about the area are what they learn from it in a short meeting with the previous missionaries and the records given to them.
WOW Dayan and Ashley are getting married!! Man they where supposed to wait till I got back! JK.
So I would like the video that came along with the email, please.
Well we got transfer calls, I'm heading to East St.Louis and my companion well be Elder Roach ( not sure how to spell his name) and we are going to be white washing, I'm not sure if I fell countable with this new assignment. Tell you the truth I'm scared out of my mind more than I ever have, I hate to admit that but I am. I really hope that this will be a good experience and not a bad one. Well enough of that.
 So this week was pretty good, we taught Rachel, she was a referral that came to church last week and really enjoyed it, we taught her the restoration and it went great. She really liked the part when we talked about how God wants to hear from us just like how she would like to talk to her children, so that really hit home to her.
 We also taught Steven, he is a referral from a less active member, Steven is kinda interesting, we think he has a mental illness, but he is still accountable. We had a good talk with him and only taught the first half of the 1st lesson, cause he has a hard time grasping things when there is a lot of information out there, so hopefully Elder Jerome and my replacement well be able to get him to progress. The weather this week was really good, it was in the 70s and 60s for the most part, it also rained while we where out, so we got drenched when we went to get on the bus. so this week was good.
 Well I'll write you guys next week to tell you how it is.
Love Elder Dixon
 P.S. Here are some pictures when we went to the arch, a couple of us went in side of it


 The Missouri side
 The Illinois side

Story behind the spider, we found it at a members house while having dinner, it was on the wall.  It was pretty big!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Hey family.
Do we know why Cola had a fracture? Was it from Miss Piggy, I can't wait to get rid of her. Cola was a good goat, I'm going to miss her :(
Man the new "Star Trek" sounds awesome, some members where telling us about it, that's one more movie to put on the list, I also heard that they are making an "Enders Game" so that should be cool.
I'm so excited that dad is getting a job, (I told him that is look like I have a new job, there is nothing official yet, indicators are good) I hope you do a great job with everything.
So this week was ok, all of our appointments fell through, but it's ok cause we met a couple of cool people, we have another super solid potential that came to church with a member, and she wants us to teach her!!!!!! yay I'm so excited, her name is Rachel. Jeff also came to church, so that was a plus, and we should be meeting with him soon.
Something else interesting happened this week, Elder Jerome and I gave a blessing to one of the sister's investigator that just had a baby and is having some health issues, then she asked if we could bless the baby too, so that was the first time that we have given a baby a blessing, the spirit was really strong there and she said that she could feel it. She has really strong faith.
So that was the just of our week, it seems like it was yesterday that I sent out my last email.
So I've been drinking power-aid and stuff like that, but I don't have to worry about that this week since its going to be in the 70s and today it's 60 outside, and we are going to be playing some soccer under the arch today with some other missionaries in the mission. it might rain today to, not sure yet.
Well I hope this week goes well for you all.
Love you all-Elder Dixon
 P.S. We get trainer calls tomorrow and transfer calls on Saturday, so you should know by next Monday of whats happening

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mission Conferene, late email and the Zoo

Hey family,

It looks like every one had a adventure this week. Cars are really annoying some times, I'm sorry that you weren't able to make it to the funeral. Do you know if the rest of the family was able to attend? 

So sorry that this email is getting to you guys late, I'll tell you all the reason being. So last week we where told that we would be having a mission conference on Wednesday, so it wasn't going to interfere with our pday, but then they changed it to Tuesday and on Saturday they changed it to Monday, so we just moved our pday to today... I hope that makes sense. 

This week was really hot, it hit around 98 :p man it was hot, I got super dehydrated even though I was drinking allot of water, so I felt like crap for the rest of the week. Don't worry I'm feeling better now. It could drop to the high 70s on Friday and Saturday yay :D So some cool things are starting to happen, we have a solid potential that we help carry his groceries to his house, his name is "L" and he has been going through some rough times, he was mugged and robbed, his car got vandalized and totaled and his insurance company wouldn't pay for it. He lost his job and got evicted, so to say the least his is super humbly and honest, and is interested to meet with us. He used to meet with missionaries back in Arizona, so he is familiar with what we believe but that was 20+ years ago, so he doesn't remember much. "J" came to stake conference on Sunday, he really enjoyed it and he had some good questions. We should be meeting with him tomorrow so we are excited for that since we haven't taught any one for a while. You should be getting a letter soon, I haven't sent it yet because all of the stuff that has been happening, I have most of it written while we where riding the bus to the mission conference.  To say the least this week was better than last week.

Love you all-Elder Dixon 

Here are pictures from when Jacob went to the zoo.

He said this is one of the biggest snakes that he has EVER seen.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013-Labor Day and Zone Conference.

Hey Dixon Family and Friends,
This week was ok, but we didn't teach anyone. We where sweating our brains out the whole week too, it's high 90s with 60% and above for humidity.  So it felt like it was 107, :P I really don't like this weather. No wonder why the saints left :) JK

Still no word from "L", but his main fellow shippers in the ward see him every once and a while, they said that he is starting to turn to his old addictions again. Ugh we've worked so hard on him and he came so far too. I guess this is how God feels when we mess up on something. We also had zone conference with president Morgan, it was good. The theme was urgency, so a lot of the trainings where given on that. We also got some sad news to, we wont be able to go to the temple anymore, we are only allowed to go once in our missions now. So two weeks ago was my last time going, and they said that we where one of the only missions that allowed missionaries to attend to temple once a transfer. So I'm glad that I was able to attend the temple for most of my transfers.
We went to the St. Louis city museum as a zone, it was a blast! The city museum is like a giant play ground for kids and adults, they have obstacles and tunnels and a lot of other things, so it was way fun!  I forgot to bring my camera, so I don't have any pictures. :(

I hope that the Camry can get fixed, and stop having so many problems.
So I've been seeing and hearing some things about the whole Syria thing happening, and that the U.S might be deploying troops over there soon, Is this true? If so will it be effecting Jason, Roscoe and Adam with being deployed?
Well I don't have as much time to email today, since it was Labor Day yesterday, we are given a small window to do it this morning.
Love you all, I hope things work out the best for every one.
-Elder Dixon
p.s. If you see Dayan or Devin, tell them to email me when they have the time. thanks :)