Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hey Family,

We weren't able to go see the wolves and probably won't for awhile, Tiffany is having a lot of things happening and stressing her out.
So this week was good, we have two new investigators! the first one is Jason, he is a friend/neighbor of a recent convert, we had lunch over at the recent converts house last Monday and he was there also and he was curious about what we believe, and he is interested in learning more.
 the other is Abdur he is a husband to a member whos daughter was just baptized on Saturday. he is a really great guy, he loves his family and wants to do what is best for them, we where really able to talk to him after the baptism, but we found out that they needed some help cleaning out there old house they just moved out of, so we volunteered to help, but we did that after church, yeah I know that it was on the Sabbath, but we had a great reason, as we where talking to him he said that he has been thinking about baptism lately :D that was really cool hearing that from him! we will be going over tonight to help them clear out there basement, that's infested with tons of spiders and what not. but it should be good, it well give us another opportunity to talk more about the gospel with him.
 this week was pretty good, now that I look back.
 So I don't know what I want for Christmas, like I always do, haha I don't want any thing that is going to take up room, I don't need any clothing for winter, and everything is still in good working order.

So guess what I found the other day in the gas station? I found that they sell mango melon sobes! finally I found some. that's probably a highlight of my week.
Love you all,

-Elder Jacob Dixon

Monday, November 11, 2013

"...Warrenton is awesome"

Hey Family,

 Cool pictures of the hawk and stuff. So how is Jessica doing? I heard about the giant storm that hit the Philippians on Friday, I hope she is doing ok.

So this week was pretty good, Warrenton is awesome, I love it already! The ward members are super cool, and guess what? there is a family here that moved from Salem a couple of years ago and i know one of there sons that is on a mission in California! we where in the same English and Japanese class in Salem hills, and I also used to work with him and his older brother back in maple dell, it's a small Mormon world. We also met with a recent convert when I first got here, her name is Tiffany, and she is super cool and loves every thing about the gospel, and she has about 7 tame wolves and we might be going over today to see them and pet them! I'm pretty excited about that, wolves are so cool.
we also had a chili cook off on Saturday, that was way good, I was able to meet most of the ward members, I was also asked to give a talk on Sunday :P I love short notice talks, but it turned out pretty good, it was on the talk that Elder Ballard gave in conference about missionary work.

 Yep that's what happened this week and what not, it was pretty good. Oh, and Elder Taft is a cool missionary, he is shy at times, but that's ok cause I'm the same way at times, so hopefully we can both improve on that together, he is from Fruit Heights Utah and he graduated with my trainer (Elder Barney)
 So the new suit case is nice, its a little bit bigger than my other one, so that's nice, and yeah I had to use my own money for it.

 My new address is
102 Granada Dr Apt 204 Bldg L

Warrenton, Mo 63383
Love you all, have a great week
-Elder Dixon
A hollow tree that we found while tracting
 The horse shoe!
 Posterity picture: left to right. me, Elder Yanagita and Elder Abad

Friday, November 8, 2013

"I'm getting transferred to..."

Hey Friends and Family,
I'm getting transferred to Warrenton, MO it's between Columbia and St. Louis, so it's in the country! Yay I'm excited about it, and we get a car!! I haven't been in a car area since Sullivan, and I'm glad to be able to leave the city, my new companion will be Elder Taft, Elder Rausch will be staying.

So this week was ok, besides somebody getting into our storage closet in our complex and stealing by big suitcase >:(  So we had to go to a couple of stores and try to find a suit case for a good price, but we found one at Marshalls for 50 dollars, and it's a big one as well. It still upsets me about how stupid people are these days, it just goes to show that you cant trust anyone really anymore.

So Mike dropped us on Sunday, we had gone over Saturday and talked to him about how he ins't keeping our simple commitments, so we told him that we are still going to come by but if he doesn't start shaping up then we aren't going over any more. 
So fast forward to Sunday morning and we get a call from him and he said that he just wants to take a break for awhile to sit down and look at his situation but he said to stop by in a couple of weeks.
How are the Grandparents doing? I got a call from president telling me that grandpa had bypass surgery, is he doing ok? (Laura's Dad had a triple bypass surgery this last week)
Love you all,
-Elder Dixon

Friday, November 1, 2013

"...whole district blitzed..."

Dear Family,
Glad to know that the baptism went well and that sister Kwok had a great experience. That's sad to hear about the house that burnt up in Elkridge.

So this week was okay. The whole district blitzed (everyone tracting in one area) our area on Thursday, it went well, we also did exchanges while we where doing that, so that was good, we found some potentials and the sisters in our district found some new investigators. They set up  return appointments but when we went to them the next day they weren't  there or had to reschedule, so we don't know much about them. We met with "M" again, he isn't keeping his commitments and isnt praying, so we are going to make one last push with him, we have committed him to read one verse before he smokes,watches tv or plays his psp, and if he doesn't keep this commitment we are most likely going to drop him, sadly. It still seems he is just wanting a free hand out, and that's the only reason he really comes to church, so he can talk to the branch president, but we have told him time and time again that he can't always rely on the church and that he needs to start looking for a job of some kind.

Also transfer calls are happening on Saturday, I think I am going to stay and that Elder Rausch well be going somewhere.

Love you all thanks for the email
-Elder Jacob Dixon