Monday, December 28, 2015

Christ The Reason (CTR)

Merry Christmas everyone!
Christmas time as a missionary is the best. We are so spiritually spoiled. :) We've had a great week. We found a great new family to teach that we are really excited about. Yvett and her son Xavier. They are so cool. We knocked on their door late on Wednesday night, had a quick lesson with Yvett, and then taught Yvett and Xavier on Saturday  night. We taught the Restoration, and committed them to be baptized on the 23rd of January! Our next scheduled lesson is going to be a church tour at the stake center. It's amazing what we can promise to people as we teach them the Gospel! We get to tell them that they can be with their families forever! That's pretty cool! What's also cool, is to see people accept that unique doctrine and commit to act because they have faith that it is true, or even if it's just a belief that they can come to know that it is true.
We also had a great lesson last night with Milo and Sammy. Sammy is not a member, and Milo is an excommunicated member that is trying to come back and be baptized. We asked them what changes they had felt in their lives as they have met with the missionaries (for the last 15 months), and they just started talking and talking about how much the gospel has blessed their lives and the lives of their children. It was good to just let them talk. They are doing so well. We committed them to take time everyday and give themselves the opportunity to feel the Spirit. Even if it's just 5 minutes a day. We know and they know that that will allow them the opportunity to give the Spirit a chance to resolve any lingering concerns that are holding them back from being baptized.
Taking time every day to feel the Spirit is a must in this crazy world. That is my invitation for you! Take any amount of time you can and set it aside to read a scripture or two, say a prayer, or just sit still. I know that you will be able to find answers to questions and peace in a upside-down world. Jesus Christ is the Reason that we can feel peace, despite the mistakes that we have made. He Lives!
Love, Elder Plehn

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
This week has been good one. We had our Christmas Zone Conference, we went hay-ride caroling with the ward, and found an incredible new family to teach.
We have been studying the Gospels as a mission, and reading them has been a testimony building experience. I have learned a lot about how the Savior taught simply, but with power and authority. He was bold in warning against sin, but he was very willing to teach personally and lovingly. For as little as we have about the Savior's earthly life, we can learn so much from him.

We found an incredible new family to teach! (the cool thing about the Pasco 1st Ward is that everyone we talk to here is a family. Everyone. :) ) The Hernandez family is a family that has been prepared! We had a fantastic Restoration lesson with the husband (the wife and the two kids had to leave before we really got started). We had a member with us, and we were able to answer his questions, teach to his needs, and invite him to be baptized! He said that he absolutely would as he comes to know that the Book of Mormon is true! We're really excited to teach them.
On a more serious and somber note, last week, Mike Gilbert, who was an investigator that I taught and who was baptized in Kennewick, had a heart attack and passed away. We went to the viewing on Saturday. He was doing really well, and this kind of shocked everyone. Brenda, his wife, was at peace during the whole thing because she knew that Mike had found the truth and was going to be fine. The hope is that now she will continue to meet with the missionaries get baptized, and be sealed to Mike in the temple.
It's amazing what the Spirit and the gospel can do to comfort those who need it. This message of the Restored Gospel really does change lives and gives people a hope for a better world. Ether 12:4. With all my heart, I know that God is real. He is literally our Father in Heaven, and he loves us deeply. Christmas is a time for us to remember that we have a loving Father who sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for us, and give us the opportunity to live with our families in God's presence for eternity.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Love, Elder Plehn

Monday, October 26, 2015


Hello! (sorry about that blank one)

Transfers happened! Elder Coleman and I both stayed in Hermiston. This will be my third transfer here. All but one member of our district stayed here in Hermiston, and we added another companionship to our district: Elder and Sister Rathbun! They are a senior couple serving a proselyting mission down in the Monument and Fossil Branches. (It's about two or three hours away from Hermiston). They live in the Tri-Cities, but will be coming down here during the weekends. Our district is by far the biggest geographical district in our mission (it covers probably a little less than half of the mission. :) 

This week was awesome! We're teaching a man named Joseph. He's in his early 30's and he's an incredible guy. He's served about three years in Special Forces, he has multiple degrees, has owned several businesses, and wants to be baptized!!!!!!! (We all know what's most important there... ) Unfortunately, due to his military service, he is in the process of getting several knee surgeries that will prevent him from being baptized until probably the end of December. But he knows that this is Christ's Church on the earth! The biggest thing that helped him with that was the service that our Church renders to it's members. As the Body of Christ, we truly do take care of each other, and seeing that is what helped Joseph to accept the Gospel. So serve, and do it with joy! :)

We had a cool experience this week. In Elder's Quorum, our Elders Quorum President was teaching about missionary work last week, and he was telling us about an experience he has with giving a Book of Mormon to one of his neighbors. Well, on Saturday night, we were walking around in the dark (don't get me started on how dark it gets at nighttime here. We are dreading daylight savings time this week), and we start talking to a lady, and it is the same lady that our Elders Quorum President was working with! So we taught her about the Restoration, shared the First Vision, and set up and appointment for tomorrow night! It's not everyday you get a bio on your new investigators in church the week before you find them. :) 

Also, we were sitting in the Hermiston Ward's sacrament meeting, when in walks an investigator that I had taught in Yakima! She was baptized in August and had just moved to Hermiston on Saturday! It was so cool to see her and get to talk with her. 

Anyway, this week was awesome, but it always is when you are in the service of the Lord (Mosiah 2:17). As we serve those we love, our hearts are softened, and we are more able to reach out to more people in love. We are also able to discern the promptings of the Spirit more readily, which is something I've been noticing this week. I also wanted to follow up with the invitation I extended a few weeks ago. I asked everyone to pray and ask these five questions:
  1.  Heavenly Father, are you really there?
  2.   Do you really have a body of flesh and bones?
  3.   Am I really your son or daughter?
  4.   Do you really know me?
  5.   Do you really love me?
What experiences have you had? I would love to be able to hear about them from you. 

Love, Elder Plehn

Monday, October 12, 2015

5 Questions

Hello Everyone! 

We just had a mission tour by Elder Daniel L. Johnson of the Seventy. He used to live in my grandparent's ward, so he actually knew how to say my name! :) General Authorities are the best! We only had a three hours with him, but I learned a ton. He talked about how our goals are only as good as our commitment to achieve them. We also talked a lot about how important the first principle in PMG we teach is (God is Our Loving Heavenly Father). One of the first things Satan does when he wants to draw us or people in general away is to confuse or destroy our image and knowledge of who our Heavenly Father really is. Elder Johnson instructed us to recommit ourselves to gaining and maintaining the strongest testimony we can muster of the nature and the reality of Heavenly Father. That's definitely something that I would invite you to do as well. Elder Johnson gave us five questions to ask Heavenly Father: 
  1.  Heavenly Father, are you really there?
  2.   Do you really have a body of flesh and bones?
  3.   Am I really your son or daughter?
  4.   Do you really know me?
  5.   Do you really love me?
I know that Heavenly Father will answer those prayers if we are sincere. 

Elder Plehn

Monday, September 28, 2015

General Conference is Coming!

General Conference!!!!!! Have you ever wanted to know what God would say if he were here? Or what Moses, or Isaiah, or Nephi, or Mormon would say if they were here today? We get to find out on Saturday and Sunday! General Conference is seriously one of the best blessings that we have. We get 10 hours to listen to prophets of God. Everyday I tell people that Jesus Christ has restored His Church through a prophet and that Christ directs that Church through a living prophet. And this week, we get to hear from him and the apostles. Jesus Christ lives. He is very real, and he is very concerned about us. And me. And you. He knows each of us by name, and he has restored His Church to bless us with the fullest measure of joy we can have in this life. 

We had interviews with President Ware on Friday. Something he counseled me on really stuck with me, and I wanted to share it with everyone else. He said that we don't have to let something we do wrong in the morning negatively affect the rest of our day. We can, at any time, get on our knees, plead for forgiveness, and trust the Savior to take our burdens from us. It takes work, and it takes a willingness to change and repent, but it is possible, and it can change our lives. 

Elder Plehn

Monday, September 21, 2015

Christ is The Reason (CTR)

This week has been great! In district council we were discussing some things that we could do to improve and serve more as the Savior serves, and one of the things we wanted to do better on was church tours. We had a fantastic church tour with an investigator named Honey. The Spirit was extremely strong, and everyone there felt it. We brought two members, and they really brought a lot to the tour. Elder Coleman and I were both able to participate in teaching and testifying of the importance of the sacrament. Elder Coleman is awesome at bringing the Spirit by sharing his personal experiences with the Savior's atonement. I really am learning a lot from him about how to open up to people and talk with them. That's something I need improvement in, and Elder Coleman is fantastic at it, so it works out well. 

We were also able to drive up to Kennewick to see Mike's baptism. Elder Brinkerhoff and Elder Malcolm and I taught Mike until Elder Malcolm and I were transferred to Hermiston. I taught him for about four months, and he was finally baptized on Saturday. It was so cool to see him finally ready to be baptized! I could tell that he was committed to following the example of the Savior.

The Church is true! But more importantly, Jesus Christ is our Savior. He really is. I've been thinking a lot about that. Jesus is real. And He loves us so much. I am so grateful for the many blessings that I have received, but it is just as rewarding to see how the Lord blesses all of His children. 

Elder Plehn

Monday, September 14, 2015

Welcome Elder Coleman to the WKM!

Hello Everyone!

Transfers have come and gone. My new companion's name is Elder Coleman! He's straight from the MTC (this is his 6th day in the field) and he is awesome! He's from Clinton, Utah (only my second companion of eight from Utah). He's awesome! He's a fantastic missionary; he's very prepared to serve a mission. He's a convert of about 8 years, and he has a fantastic testimony of the blessings that the gospel can bring to families. I'm really excited to work with him. 

We've had an inspiring week! Elder Malcolm and I drove up to Kennewick on Wednesday to pick up our new companions, and then we were back in Kennewick for our Trainer/Trainee meeting on Friday (9:00 to 4:00!), plus we had our zone meeting, so it feels like we've barely had any time to proselyte last week. 

Running out of time... All of our investigators are doing well, and we had three solid new investigators last week despite all of the craziness of transfers. We've really been focusing on talking with EVERYONE as a mission, and it's brought a ton of miracles to our district and our zone!

The Church is True! 

Elder Plehn

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Transfers! And Baptisms!

Transfer calls came on Saturday! My companion, Elder Malcolm, who I just finished training, is going to be heading to Heppner, a town 45 minutes south of Hermiston, opening the area, and training new missionary! I'm super excited for him. He's an awesome missionary, and he's going to do some great things down there. He's still going to be in my district, so we still get to see each other. I'm going to be staying in Hermiston, and I'm going to be training another missionary. I'm super excited. I keep telling people the Lord is giving me a chance to repent and fix all the mistakes I made with Elder Malcolm. :) 

Chris was baptized on Saturday!!! He's so cool! It's been so much fun to teach him, because he already knows everything. And we had the tiny little room that the baptismal font is in packed with his wife's family, who are all active members. It was a great experience watching him be baptized and confirmed. 

We found a lot of new people to teach this week, including an awesome family that we are so excited to teach. Elder Malcolm and I have had an enormous amount of growth here. I'm really sad to see Elder Malcolm go, but I know that this next transfer will be just as good. 

The Church is true, and the Savior can help each of us deal with anything that we are going through. I know that He lives. He is the Reason.

Love, Elder Plehn

  1. Elder Malcolm is a visionary. That's all. :)
  2. CTR road. Best thing ever.
  3. Chris!!! And Elder Benson and Elder Cordon, the missionaries we replaced.
  4. Elder Smith, our zone leader dies today... :(

Monday, August 31, 2015

What's the word of the day? BAPTIZE!!! :)

Hey Everyone! 

I'm doing great here. Hermiston is such a fantastic area. There are so many people here that are willing to talk and open up if you give them the chance. Recently, I've been trying to be more genuine as I talk with people. It really helps to talk to people about their families. People love talking about themselves and about their families. It makes it so easy to talk with people about the gospel. 

Chris is being baptized on Saturday! He passed his baptismal interview on Saturday, and is just waiting to be baptized. He honestly could have been baptized two weeks ago, but due to scheduling and him wanting his family to be there, it's happening this week. He was recently married to a less-active member of one of our wards. He's so cool. He reads from the Book of Mormon everyday, and feels the Spirit as he reads and comes to church. It's been a little different teaching him because he already knows everything from his wife and the previous missionaries. But he's excited about his baptism!

We were also blessed with an incredible new investigator, Olivia. She has been attending church for about a month and a half in a different ward with her friend. Her friend realized that Olivia was supposed to be going to a different ward, so she referred Olivia to the missionaries. Unfortunately, she got the wrong ones. Twice. By the time we taught her, she had been taught the Restoration lesson twice and had already been committed to a baptismal date by the Spanish sisters. So when Elder Malcolm and Elder Smith (exchanges... I haven't actually met her yet.... ) put her on date, they gave her a date a week after the date that the sisters had given her. :) But she's still going to be baptized. :) 

We've been blessed a lot this week. Our district is doing fantastic. We've already had 4 people be baptized this month, and there are three who are being baptized this Saturday, including Chris, with a lot more on the way. There really have been people who have been prepared for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we have opened our mouths to share it, we have been blessed. Jesus Christ is the Reason. I have been tremendously blessed as I have turned to my Savior for help. There are so many miracles that happen all around us. I am so thankful for the Gospel and Doctrine of Christ. I would invite everyone to read 2 Nephi 31:21. This is THE Way. 

Elder Plehn

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Greetings from Hermiston, Oregon!!!

10 August 2015

So we had a really crazy week...

We started our week in Kennewick, and now Elder Malcolm and I are in Hermiston. We got a call from our mission president on Wednesday night telling us that we were going to be going to Hermiston on Friday morning. It's been fun. We left one person on date and two that were really close (we get to go back for the baptisms) and we got 6 people on date, with 2 or 3 really close. :) And we barely have any records, so we are starting from scratch, but with people to teach. :) 

This area will definitely help me personally to improve and become more like the Savior, but the most important thing is the change that can happen as any of us put our trust in Him. He really can help us. 

Also, Thursday is August 13th.... I don't even know what to say to that. To think that I've been here on my mission for one year is... strange. I think I'm starting to figure it out. :) As I put Christ first, everything else get's easier. Funny how simple that is, but how hard it is to keep up. 

Elder Plehn

Monday, August 3, 2015

Great Week!

3 August 2015

So, last night, I was thinking about the week. We had had a pretty rough day, and I was a little down. But then I made a conscious decision to think about the good things that happened. By the time I got to the end of the week, I didn't even feel that I needed to think about the disappointments. Heavenly Father has blessed us with so much, and he does so much for us on a daily basis, that it by far outweighs the negative or the mistakes that we make. 

So, some of those good things: We had two lessons with Eric, and he now has a solid baptismal date on the 22nd of August. He says that he has "definitely felt it," which is a huge step for him. He's ready to go! Mike and his wife Brenda both came to church again, and they are doing really well. In Sunday School, Mike commented that he knew that the Gospel is true, and that the Book of Mormon is true, and that he has been able to rely on that as he has been trying to help his wife progress. Speaking of his wife, Brenda agreed to sit in a lesson this week! That's huge progress for her as well. She's been to church 4 or 5 times, but we haven't had a lesson with her yet. So we're excited for the two of them. 

Also, Graham Crackers and milk make daily planning so much better. :) 

Love, Elder Plehn

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Transfers! Nothing new. :)

27 July 2015

Transfer calls came on Saturday! Elder Malcolm and I will both be staying here. That means that I'll be here in this area for at least six months! I'm really glad I'm staying, because some great things are happening in our area. 

Mike is still coming to church! Which is awesome! He went to the hospital on Saturday for dehydration, but he insisted on coming to church anyway. :) He is so cool. The biggest thing holding him back from committing to baptism is either his wife (she's just not that interested) or his desire to make sure that he is really committed to the Church and to the Gospel. He finished reading the Book of Mormon this week, and is going to be starting on the Gospel Principles book. :) He knows the Book of Mormon is true, and he has relied on that testimony as his family is questioning him. 

The Gospel is true, and really can help us as we turn to our Savior! 

Love, Elder Plehn

Picture: Our District!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hayden was baptized!

Hayden was baptized!!!!!!! Elder Malcolm and I have had so much fun teaching him. He is super humble, and read to follow His Savior. We've had a great week. We found two fantastic new investigators, we had a baptism (always a good thing) and had a great time at church. And it's cooling down!! It's only in the 90's! :) Which is actually really nice. Last week ago, I was saying thank goodness that it's only 100 degrees. :)  

I've been thinking a lot about how the Savior is always ready and willing to reach out to us, even if we are not reaching out to him. No matter what we can do wrong, he'll always be there to help us. And all we have to do to receive his help is to be obedient. It's as simple as that. :) Just ask your self what could possibly be worth turning down exaltation and salvation for. If you do that, you will be happy, because you will be doing the Father's will. That's what the Savior did, and what he asks us to do.

Love, Elder Plehn

Hayden with his dad (who's on date for the 1st of August) and his grandpa
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Yellow watermelon. Weird. But delicious.
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And I love to see the temple... Which happens to be across the parking lot from our stake center. Which is a mile and a half from our normal church building. It's like Utah here. :) 
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The best welcome sign ever. And Elder Malcolm just happened to be wearing his whale tie. Too perfect. :)
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Monday, June 29, 2015

It's really hot... But we have people to teach, so it's ok! :)

Things are awesome here in the WKM! Everything except for the heat... It's really hot. I'm not quite sure that I've ever been in 110+ weather. Consistently. But that's fine, because we've had a great week. 

Our mission officially splits on Wednesday when President Lewis gets here. There's a pretty big chance that I'll be in one of the three Tri-cities for the rest of my mission. :)

We had Mike and Hayden at church yesterday! And Mike brought his wife for the second time. They are both doing fantastic. Hayden's baptismal date is set for the 11th, and he's looking forward to it. We're meeting with him today to teach tithing, finish up lesson four, and schedule a baptismal interview. Mike is also doing well. He's still waiting for his answer, but he's still reading. He's somewhere in 3 Nephi right now. 

We found two new investigators last week, Andrew and Chris. We found them both on Thursday, and had another lesson with both of themon Saturday. And they both committed to baptism on the 25th of July

Elder Malcolm is a fantastic missionary. I keep telling people that he's really just training me. He is awesome. He's figured out the area really fast and he's been a really good help for the investigators we have. 

I absolutely love being a missionary. There is no greater work than this!

Love, Elder Plehn

Monday, June 22, 2015

It's a Boy :)

Hey Everyone! 

Mission calls came this week! I'm going to be staying in the Washington Kennewick mission! My companion Elder Brinkerhoff is being transferred to Wenatchee, which means he will be in the Washington Yakima Mission when the Kennewich mission splits on the 1st of July. And I am going to be receiving a brand new missionary, straight from the MTC! It's going to be awesome. :) I loved my trainers, Elder Schoenberger and Elder Asplund. They were awesome. And now I get to train a brand new missionary. I am really excited. I am going to miss Elder Brinkerhoff, but I am excited for the fresh perspective and the "greenie fire" that my new companion will bring to this area. 

We have had a good week here. just in the last two days, we have set up appointments with three or four part member families that area excited to have us share a message. We also had two investigators at church: Hayden and Mike! Hayden's dad came too. Hayden is on date for the 27th, and he is getting excited. We are going to be meeting with him three times this week, just to make sure that we have enough time to cover all the material with him before we schedule a baptismal interview. Eric, Hayden's dad has been less-active since he was 15 or so, and he is making a ton of progress. He quit drinking cold turkey and is eager to come to church. At church he was talking about bringing his two other children who are going to be staying with him for the summer to church next week.

 Mike, our other investigator at church is progressing well too. And he said that his wife will be coming to church next week! It is so cool to see investigators filled with a desire to share what they have found. Mike probably won't be baptized in June, but that's ok, because that means that he and his wife are going to be baptized together. :) My new companion's first week in the field will be awesome! The Morgans, a Recent Convert family in the Willowbrook ward went to the temple for the first time to do baptisms on Friday, and they had some truly incredible spiritual experiences as they were baptized and confirmed for their parents.

Missionary work is awesome! 
Elder Plehn

Monday, April 13, 2015

8th Month Mark/33% done

Well, today is a special day that I wasn't really looking forward to. :) I am 1/3rd of the was through with my mission! I can't believe that I've really been here for eight months. It's been an amazing experience so far, and I am so excited to see what is going to happen in the next 16 months. 

Well, with that out of the way, we've had an  interesting transfer here. We got to Kennewick almost three weeks ago. Replacing another set of missionaries is very unusual. There was not very much left for us in terms of people to teach or things to do. But we've been finding new people. This past week we've found 4 new investigators. :) We've also had General Conference, which was an amazing experience. If you haven't seen it, go watch it. Or just watch it again. :) 

Because of General Conference, we've only been to church twice here, so we're still trying to get to know everyone and get everyone's names straight. And to add to that, the Kennewick Stake was completely realigned this week, so our boundaries have changed. More people to know and forget which ward they live in! :) But it's fun. We've been having a lot of really cool lessons with some amazing people. 

In one of our wards, there is a recent convert named Grant. He was baptized the Saturday before we got to Kennewick, so we've been teaching him the new member lessons. Grant is so cool. He was introduced to the church by meeting missionaries at a service organization that helps people with learning disabilities. So when the sister missionaries knocked on his door, he let them right in, and he was baptized within three weeks. He has such a strong testimony, and he is very excited about the Gospel. I'll include some pictures of his basement. He propagates live coral and clown fish for work. :)

One of the new investigators we found this week, Mike, was given a Book of Mormon by his friend. By the time we talked with him, he had gotten up to Mosiah. And he loves the book. We had a lesson with him about the Restoration, and committed him to baptism. He said he would when he receives a spiritual witness that the Book of Mormon it true. We tried to commit him to a date of May 9th, but he's going to be out of town. So I guess we'll have to give him another one. :) 

Good things are happening! :) I'm very glad for this opportunity I have to be a missionary, and to represent Jesus Christ. I may not be perfect, but I know that as I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I can be strengthened and made clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and that that can happen to anybody!

Love, Elder Plehn

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Temple Trip, Baptism, and dog bite! :)

Hey Everyone!

Sorry this is on Tuesday. I forgot to mention last week that our temple trip was today, which means our P-day was moved. 

This week has been super eventful. We had the opportunity to go to the temple earlier today. It was wonderful. I love going, and I wish we could go more often.

Brian was baptized and confirmed this week! Brian is one amazing man. He is the happiest guy I know right now. He is on cloud nine. It's been so cool to work with him and help him along. 

And I got bit by a dog! I am really, really, really sorry, but I left the cord that I need to upload pictures. It's pretty nasty... :) But I'll be fine. I just have a few holes in my leg(s). :) Brian actually asked me to baptize him, but I got bit the day before, and the doctor said I shouldn't get it wet, so Elder Brinkerhoff baptized him and I confirmed him. 

Have a great week! :)
Elder Plehn
PS: In case you can't tell, we barely have any time to email this week, so I'll write a longer one next week with pictures. (Later he sent these photos from his companion's camera.)

Monday, March 9, 2015


Hey everyone!

So, we have had some very, very cool things happen. I've been in Yakima for almost a month now. When I got here, this area was pretty dead. But now, we have a baptism this Saturday, and another one scheduled for next week. And please don't think that I'm saying that because I think I'm so great, and that I did so much. I'm saying it because I know that Heavenly Father rewards us when we are trying our hardest to improve and to do His will. 

Brian, the person getting baptized on Saturday, is awesome. He has completely stopped drinking, is paying his tithing, has come to church every week I've been here, and has an incredible testimony. Right before I got here, he had failed his baptismal interview the day before his baptism. He just was not ready. But now he is. He is absolutely incredible. He has completely changed his life, and is now ready to make a sacred covenant with God. 

We have had a lot of cool, small miracles. Like locking ourselves out of our apartment, and only being able to get in because we left a window unlocked the night before when Elder Brinkerhoff burned our pizza. :) And other cool things like that. God is very aware of our lives, and He can take an active role, but only when we ask Him to. 

Have a great week!
Elder Plehn

Monday, February 9, 2015


Hey Everyone!

I'm being transferred again! I'm heading to Yakima on Wednesday. My new companion's name is Elder Brinkerhoff. (I think that's how you spell it.) That makes 6 companions in 5 transfers. I think there must be something wrong with me... :) I'll miss Pasco a lot. I've had a lot of fun and a lot of spiritual experiences here. I will definitely miss all of our investigators and ward members. But I am excited to go to Yakima, and to a new area. And to a new companion.... :) 

We had a less than productive week, but we are absolutely booked for this next week. The key to get more lessons is just tell everyone that you're leaving. Then they are just lining up to have a lesson. :) 

I'm grateful for all the things that the Lord has blessed me with since I've come on a mission and since I've been in Pasco. I've had great companions that have helped me grow and see how I can improve. I've been blessed with a self awareness that I didn't have before my mission. I can better recognize my own progress and see ways that I can improve myself. Serving the Lord is a huge blessing, and I am incredible grateful for the opportunity to participate in the work of salvation for my brothers and sisters. 

Elder Plehn

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


We had a baptism on Saturday! It was an amazing experience! It's so rewarding to see someone that you have been working so hard on and praying so much for to begin living the gospel and making sacred covenants with God. It's the best feeling a missionary can have. 

I hope that everyone has had a great week, and I wish you all the best!
Love, Elder Plehn​