Letter from Carsten - April 16, 2012

The week of the RIPPED JEANS
April 16, 2012

Well this week has been a little slower for missionary work again, so we are continually trying new things to help speed up the work. We have a lot of great potential investigators about to come our way and are excited about that!

Our investigator Susie, who just got baptized was confirmed yesterday! We are very happy about that. And the other day we were in the neighborhood so we visited our favorite old people the Seglers. They immediately commanded us to make a sandwich and sit down and eat, which was good, cause we had no dinner that night. They are great. She is super nice and he is really interesting and funny. He has lots of back problems so we go over and help them out with things all the time. Once we swept their porch, cleaned their windows, put together a table, and set up their Wii, Kindle Fire, and Ipad all in one day! So they love us for that! Its funny, we call ourselves the I.T. missionaries, cause we help all the old people work their tablet computers and ipads and put the scriptures on them (they ALL have em, and none know how to use them) and and we help people speed up and/or fix their computers like every day haha. its pretty fun and helpful, its gotten me into investigators houses before, good thing i know how to do that stuff!

I have one funny story. Last p-day we went to the Croshers for dinner. They are really awesome people and LOVE us. We went in jeans and normal clothes cause we were busy that day. Well, Charlene Crosher is the cutest girl in the ward, and of course was there for dinner. Not that i would  know that or anything - haha anyways, after dinner me, Elder Sundrud, Charlene, and her sister went out back and were jumping on the trampoline. Elder Sundrud and Charlene were teaching me how to do a front flips cause I'm uncoordinated. Well i figured it out! so i was jumping and came down to land one flip, and hear a big RIIIIIP! Did i rip my only jeans right down the butt seam in front of the cutest girl in the ward? Yep -Yep i did. Was i embarrassed? nope! in fact, i decided to keep practicing anyways lol, but then it ripped some more so i decided to stop lol. But it was extremely funny. As missionaries, we are bombarded with intensely awkward situations all day, every day. so, I'm awkward proof! It's great. Anyways that's my funny story of the week.
I love you all, have a great week!
Con Amor,
(My FAVORITE jeans have bit the DUST)

Letter from Carsten - April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012
The week I taught Primary

Well, i don't think i have too much to say this week unfortunately. It was one of those weeks where just about every appointment was cancelled, so we didn't go to hardly any set appointments! We spent most of our time contacting other people we needed to visit and stuff of that sort, so all in all, a pretty slow week. but that's okay, cause this week should be much faster!

Sunday we had a great time. Church was awesome. There were a LOT of people there and it was all good. We even taught a primary class. The only downer was that Suzy Hammond (who was just baptized) couldn't come so she wasn't confirmed yesterday. Hopefully we will be able to do that soon.

Sunday evening we went to The Hansen family and had a great Easter dinner! They had some family in town so we talked for hours, played a board game and watched some golf and had a good time. It was really fun.

That's all for this week. Until next week...
Love ya all, have a good week
Con Amor,

(Deeda & Pop - My favorite mission family EVER)

Letter from Carsten - April 2, 2012

April 2m 2012
The week of the apartment check

Well, i had an exciting week this week! Our investigator Susie Hammond got baptised on Sunday. The whole program was really well done and spiritual. We are very happy for her. The ward is really great! She already has a LOT of good friends in the ward, so we are really happy. We met with her every day of last week, and it was awesome. She will be confirmed this coming Sunday. Ain't that GREAT!

Other than that, things have been pretty normal! Yesterday for P-day we played football and ultimate frisbee for like 5 hours in the sun, and i got a really bad sunburn on my neck and forehead - lol. It hurts a bit, and my legs are crazy sore so no p-90x today! Our legs are shot. but that was a lot of fun!

We did a bunch of other stuff yesterday too and didn't have time to email, so we had to do it this morning. This morning we had our apartment checked by some guy from the mission. I'll have you know that we passed! Our place is pretty darn clean, minus the floors, they need vacuuming. but we passed, so that was cool.

Well, that's really the highlights! its been a great and very busy week, until next week!
Con Amor,
(driving the streets of California)