Sunday, December 22, 2013


So I don't know what time ill be Skyping you guys, it all depends on when you can do it, I would like to do it in the afternoon, if that answers your question, and if possible I'd like grandma (Davis) to be there so I can talk to her for a little bit.
So do you guys have new cell numbers now? since you got new phones.
And sorry to hear that mom had to get a root canal done, those are not fun
So this week was kind of slow, we weren't able to teach anyone, our appointment with Kiem was postpone to next week, they had to postpone it due to the weather that we had on Friday (which is when we meet with them) we got some snow and ice, and we wont be able to meet with them this week because they are going to be out of town.
 we weren't able to meet with anyone else, we did teach some lessons to the members, in the mission we are trying to reach the goal of 20 lessons a week in total in each area, and that includes investigators, pm, la and active members.
We had our zone Christmas party, it was allot of fun, we had a white elephant gift exchange, and a member cooked us all dinner, so it was allot of fun.
But besides those things nothing really else happened. oh wait! we got transfer calls on Saturday, we are both staying in Warrenton, but the other elders in the ward are being whitewashed out and we are getting Elder Johnson and a brand new missionary, I know Elder Johnson pretty good, and he is a awesome missionary, he was trained by Elder Toki, and Elder Johnson is going to be the new district leader.
So how is grandma doing? And what are you guys planning on doing for Christmas this year?
Today has been pretty good, we went to a members house and had breakfast and went sledding in there back yard, they have a good size hill, and you can get some pretty good speed going down it, as long as you don't hit any trees on the way down that is, I hit one or two, but thankfully they weren't big trees.
So if you could send me your guys account for Skype, we might be doing it at the Davidsons, but it depends when they Skype with there son.
Anyways love you all, have a great week.
-Elder Dixon


Hey Family.
Glad to hear that the grandparents are doing well.
Its ok that you weren't able to send anything back, it was kinda of a short notice, but its a bummer that she (sister Vellinga, is from South Utah county and moved back to Warronton, Mo. and was here for a visit and brought somethings back for Jacob) got the flu :( i know she was really looking forward to spending time with family and friends.
Your passing another kidney stone? So what are they caused by and how can you avoid getting them? And does that mean that I might get them latter on in life? There where a couple of elders that i know that had them while they where out here on a mission, poor guyy, anyways im glad that the herbal tea is working.
I think that Pres. Montigue will do a great job as ward mission leader, and I know that you guys will love conducting meeting at the rest home.

So this week went GREAT!

First off Abdur is doing good, we where not able to teach him this week but we did give him a blessing for a super bad ear infection that he had,so it was a great opportunity to for us, he got a second job due to a member in the ward who needed more help with his work, so we are happy that he is being blessed, I just hope he can see that.
We also taught Kiem (she is married to a member) we finished teaching her the plan of salvation, cause the time before that we taught the latter half of it cause she had some questions about the resurrection, but it went great again, the spirit was there and we invited her to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and she said that she has already done that and that she knows that it is true when she said that i was really, really shocked and my mind went a little blank there for a moment, but thankfully some words came out to invited her to be baptized, and she said that she would!!! :D and her husband just received the Melchizedek priesthood this Sunday so he can now baptize her and confirm her if she wants him to, so that was probably the biggest highlight of my week, its times like these that i love being a missionary.
We also had stake conference and a meeting with all the missionaries in the zone, so that went well as well, Abdur and Kiem where at stake conference and Kiem liked it but we weren't able to catch Abdur and talk to him before he left.

But yeah this week was way good.
And this week should be good as well, we have another meeting with Kiem and we are going to set a date for her baptism, and we are also doing a zone Christmas party, we would normally do a mission Christmas party but there are so many missionaries (240) that it would be to much of a hassle, so every zone will be doing its own separate thing.
Um what else, oh yeah I've been out for 18 months now :P crazy.
Transfers are on the 18th so we will get the call next Saturday to see who is staying or going.
The weather here is cold, high 20s and low 10 and below during the night, burr, but no snow yet, we did get some "snow" but it was more like dandruff, man the snow storms here have nothing on Utah, I probably just jinxed my self, oh well.
Love you all have a great week.
Elder Dixon

Monday, December 9, 2013


Hey family.
Glad to here that you all had a great thanksgiving, we had a great one too
So it sounds like by the time I get home I wont recognize the organization of the ward anymore.
So RED 2, when did that come out?
The reason I called a hour behind is because I called grandpa at the arranged time, but grandma was asleep, so I didn't want to wake her up so I told grandpa that I would call back in a hour.

So this week was good. thanksgiving was great! we had dinner at the Liddell house, they are a family inthe ward, and the Davidsons where there also, so there was around 20 people total, there was a lot of good food, I've never been so full in my life! I didn't eat much for the next two days because how full I was. We also played some foot ball in the morning with the ward, and that was fun.
We are also beginning to teach kim, she is the wife to a member who has become more active now, we went over with there home teacher and talked to them about the plan of salvation and family history work, she recently lost her mother in august or June I think.
We where able to teach her about sealing's and the temple, you could tell that she was feeling the spirit, so it was nice to be able to teach someone, we haven't done a whole lot of that since ive been here, we are still trying to meet with Abdur but he is either busy or not home, so we are going to keep on trying. Haven't met with Jason since we last taught him, which was about a couple of weeks ago, but we are going to make more of a effort to meet with him this week. The appointment that we had with Rita fell through. so we aren't sure if she still wants us to meet with us or not. I wish more people where honest in there dealings, it would save us allot of trouble.
That's cool that you guys get to conduct meetings at the nursing home, that well give mom more of a opportunity to take the sacrament more openly.
It was really nice to be able to talk to grandma, she seemed in good sprits, im happy that she is, its an answer to my prayers I'm hoping that she can stay happy.
Love you all, I hope you all have a great week.
-Elder Dixon

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Dear family
Sounds like a lot of things are changing back home.
I'm glad that grandpa well be getting out of the rehab center before thanksgiving and thanks for talking to president Morgan, I'll make sure to call them.
So this week was ok, we didn't teach anybody besides a recent convert and some less actives, so nothing really got done this week, it's hard when you try your best and nothing happens and you see other areas around you excel. oh well nothing we can really do to change that I guess. We did stop by Abdurs house yesterday and we set up a time to stop by on Tuesday, we are really looking forward to that, he is a great guy.
The members here are pretty awesome, and we where able to do some service for a member and split wood for them, I miss chopping wood, it helps take the stress away. For thanksgiving we will be playing football with the ward and having lunch and dinner with some families in the ward, I'm excited for it, but I do wish I could be at the Davis party.
I will get back around June 4th so I well be able to see Roscoe for a little while, btw are you guys still planning on picking me up or am I flying? I'm been thinking about flying home, but I can't decide, I'll keep thinking about it, what do you guys think?
Well love you all, have a great thanksgiving.
-Elder Dixon