Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone!
Transfer calls came on Saturday. Elder Bergquist is headed to Ellensburg, and I'm getting a new companion, Elder Snow. He is going to be my 5th companion in 4 transfers. If I keep this up, I'll have more companions than transfers. We are also losing our car. :( We now have to share with Pasco 2nd ward. I'm not really sure how it's going to work, because we don't even live in our area. We live 28 blocks away... It's going to be interesting to say the least. But we'll make it work.
 We finally had investigators come to church this week! We had four of them come. It's so gratifying to see people there. That's one of the most difficult commitments to get investigators to follow through with. So it's exciting to see so many progressing. We have three people preparing for baptism in the next few weeks. It's really exciting.
I love you all, and have a great 2015!
Elder Plehn

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

I'm having a great time here. Being a missionary is an awesome experience. I get to see a lot of miracles. We were supposed to have a baptism on the 27th, but she was sick and couldn't come to church. So we have to push the date back a week. Which stinks... But it's ok, because she's still being baptized. It's just gives her another week to prepare and strengthen her testimony. I've come to care so much more about others since I've been here. I care more about our investigators coming to church than about me getting to church, because I know how much it can help them progress.

I want everyone to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church of the earth that has the Priesthood authority of God. It is true, and Christ is at the head. I know that that is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is the key to knowing if Joseph Smith was a prophet, and if this Church is true. 

I love you all, and have a merry Christmas!
Love, Elder Plehn

Monday, December 15, 2014

He Is the Gift

Hey Everyone!
I know it's been a long time since I wrote a mass email like this. Sorry about that. I don't know how many of you have seen the 'He is the Gift' video, but I encourage you all to watch it, even if you've already seen it, and think about what that gift means to you.
This gospel is real and can change lives. I have loved my time here, and am so grateful that I have been given the chance to share what I know with so many other people. This experience has taught me so much, and has helped me grow as a person, and as a son of God. There have been hard moments, but those have just allowed me to realize the ways I can improve.
I invite everyone to take time this Christmas season, and share what you know about our Savior. Missionary work is not limited to knocking on doors. It can and should be a integral part of each one of our lives.
I love you all!
Elder Plehn