Monday, October 27, 2014

Elder Jason Elquist, October 27th, 2014

Hey guys,

So I crashed 3 times on my bike this week and 2 of those times I totally ate crap. One time I ran into a handicap sign and bent it.  The other time I ran into a curb but I saved myself from eating crap. The third time I was riding down this grass hill and I hit this pot hole and I went flying off my bike. I ruined one of my white shirts but my bike is OK. 

The mission is hard and a lot of the time I crawl into my bed, but I would not want to change anything about it, because I know that I am doing the Lord's work.  Even if I am not baptizing people or teaching a lot of people. A lot of the time I am just planting seeds for other missionaries to come and harvest at a later time. Everything I have is because of the Lord and how He has blessed me. My mission is not at all mine, because it is Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christs mission and they are just allowing me to help them because they want me to learn and to grow. 

One of the many lessons that I have learned is patience.  A lot of the time we as humans want it now and a lot of the time it is a righteous want but it is not what Heavenly Father wants right then and that is hard for us. We want everything to happen when we want it to, but once you turn it over to Lord it will happen and it will be even better than when you thought it could because you get it and you also get other blessings. Love you guys.

Love, Elder Elquist

Monday, October 20, 2014

Elder Jason Elquist, October 20th, 2014

Hey guys,

Nothing really new has happened this week. This Saturday my companion and mine investigator got baptized and it was really cool to see my hard work finally pay off. I know that everything I have is a gift from Heavenly Father and that we would all have nothing if it was not for him. 

We should all be doing indexing because of all the things it can do. There is a Mormon message and it is of a guy who overcomes his porn addiction because of indexing. During family home evening at least once a month we should have kids doing indexing because of how strong the Holy Ghost will be because it is a form of missionary work. 

Love you guys,


Elder Elquist

Monday, October 6, 2014

Elder Jason Elquist, October 6th, 2014

So nothing new has really happened to me, on Saturday after the afternoon session some elders and I went on a blitz of an area. My companion and I were walking and we contact this guy who was just wasted it is way funny, he got mad because his face was not on a card and then he made fun of me because I have really big lips. He started making duck faces at me trying to get his lips as big as mine. Then on Wednesday my companion and I were riding on bikes to Less active members house and this black guy drove pass us and yelled F mormons at me and then when he pass my companion he yelled F you to buddy. Other then that I have nothing new happen to me. So in General Conference I receive a lot of answers to my questions. But They talked a lot of about family so I think no matter what we need to make family time the most important time ever. Love you guys.
Love Elder Elquist
PS. I have already lost about 35 pounds