Monday, December 1, 2014

Week of November 23

This week was really good. The week was slow.Monday we had a good pday and went over to a part members house for dinner and we had pizza. 
TuesdayElder P woke up in the middle of the night and got really sick from the pizza and was sick all day long. So the whole day was spent inside with him sleeping and trying to get better. 
Wednesday-We made our weekly trip to the homeless shelter. This week we made sack lunches and served lunch. I love it there so much. After we went out and tried to have a few lessons with our investigators but they all fell through :(
Thursday- Thanksgiving was really good. We had to weekly plan in the morning and then we went out for a little bit tracting and didn't have much success. We had a dinner at 2. After our dinner we met with our investigator family and discussed with them things they were thankful for. We read Luke 17 with them and told them to make sure they were the ones who came back to the Lord and gave thanks for all that they had. It was an awesome lesson. After that we had our second dinner. This one was a little different. It was at a part members house and she invited a friend to come. Her friend brought all the food and she was from Sudan if that's how you spell it? Anyways she brought lamb and rice and stuffed zucchini. It was not your average thanksgiving dinner. It was good though. 
Friday- We had district meeting. Our mission president came to our district meeting to check up on our district leader. He also showed us the video He is the gift. I would recommend that you watch it. It is an amazing video that you can watch to help you remember about this time of year. Remember that this season isn't about gifts and all the things that go along with it. Its about our Savior Jesus Christ. Its a short video that i would ask you to please watch. Also share it with other using #SharetheGift. The church has bought the rights for it to be shown as an ad on YouTube on December the 7th so be looking for it. 
Saturday- We finished our exchange we went on yesterday with our district leader. After we finished we went and cleaned this ladies windows for her. She was less active so it was nice to go by and help her out. We tried to meet with our investigators that rescheduled for today but once again they fell through. Which is really frustrating. So we went and saw some less active members. 
Sunday-Church went really well. It was a good week.

You can watch the he is the gift video at 

​While we were tracting we found a giant bamboo area so i had to take a picture. 

​Also while we were tracting we saw this dog on this house so we went up and knocked on her door and she said that her dogs name is angel and she belongs on the roof. It was a little weird but pretty cool at the same time.

Have a great week


Monday, November 17, 2014

November 10th to November 16th

This week went really well. We had transfers on Tuesday, I got transferred to Bakersfield 1st ward. I moved to another apartment in the same complex and I already knew the area so I didn't really get transferred. The bishop of the 1st ward is Sister Stanton's dad so he was excited when I got called to the ward and likewise I am happy to serve in it. This week was a rude awakening on how I need to be working out more and how much I miss soccer because it kept me fit. We have two sets of missionaries serving in the first ward and so it is a car share which means half of the week we have a car and the other half we bike. The hill we have to bike up each night is a killer on the thighs but it is good to get an extra workout. We white washed the area which means me and my new companion Elder Park replaced two missionaries that were in the area before us. White washing an area is hard because no one is familiar with the ward or the people or how the area is. So this week was spent meeting members and introducing ourselves to our investigators. It is still in the 50's here. I don't want it to get cold i enjoy this weather it is at right now. It is weird so during the day we wear short sleeves because it is hot and then once it hits 4:00 pm we go inside and put on sweaters and jackets because the temperature drops like crazy. It was a good week. I hope yours was just as good and I hope this next week is even better. 

Elder Loertscher

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Here is my new companion Elder P. He is super cool. I am so excited to serve with him. 

November 3rd-7th

This week was amazing. We got to go to the temple on Tuesday which was amazing. We had a baptism this week also. This week was very good. We got transfer calls last night and i am getting moved to a car share area. I will find out where tomorrow. I am excited and sad to leave. This email is going to be short because Elder M and I got asked to go out and tract with the new missionaries for their first day. We are going to do that in an hour. It should be so much fun. Thank you all for your emails. 

There is a quote from the book "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Fielding Smith"
Does the journey seem long
The path rugged and steep?
Are there brairs and thorns on the way?
do sharp stones cut your feet
As you struggle to rise
To the heights thru the heat of the day?

Is your heart faint and sad
Your soul weary within
as you toil neath your burden of care?
does the load heavy seem
You are forced to now lift?
Is ther no one your burden to share?

Let your heart be not faint 
Now the journey's begun
there is one who still beckons to you
so look upward in joy
and take hold of his hand he will lead you to heights that are new

A land holy and pure,
where all trouble doth end
and your life shall be free from all sin
where no tears shall be shed
For no sorrows remain
Take his hand and with him enter in

I love that so much. Make sure that you pray everyday. 

Hope you all have a good week

Elder Loertscher

Oct 27th- Nov 2

This week was a really good week. This week we got a referral and decided to stop by his house. When we showed up the man came outside to meet us. He welcomed us in. We taught his the restoration and we set him with a baptism date. The YSA work is really hard and faith testing. We are doing really good though. Our area hasn't had a baptism in like almost a year. We are about to have our second one this Saturday. It is so exciting. This weekend I got food poisoning or the stomach flu and got sick super bad. I'm a still a little bit sick but hopefully it will get better because we haven't done much work the past few days because I have been inside trying to get better. In our mission you get to go to the temple during the month of your birthday. So you pick a day in the month and you get to go. We are going to go tomorrow with our ward mission leader. I am so excited. I heard the LA temple is amazing. The weather is starting to cool down. Its in the 60's. We saw some rain the other day. It was amazing because California is in a really bad drought so it helped alot. Mixed feelings about this week but it was good to get a new investigator because that is something we have been struggling with for a while now.

A good quote my mom sent me that I wanted to share
"Don't pray for easy lives. Pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle. YOU shall be the miracle" (Phillip Brooks) 

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Us on the way to district meeting with the zone leaders

Hope you all have a great week 

Elder Loertscher

October 20th-26th

I hope you all had a good week. This week we got a new investigator which was awesome because that is something we have been struggling in for a while now. It is hard to tract for the YSA ward. Our investigator is progressing really well towards her baptism. This week we got to try donut hot dogs. The hamburgers were better but the hot dogs were pretty good. On Monday football got a little to intense and elder M ripped my shirt. This week we tracted quite a bit and we knocked into this one guy who was interested but he had a family so we had to give him off as a referral. We were also walking down the road and me and Elder M were messing around and this guy asked us if we were having fun and we said yes. We went to talk to him and he told us that he listens to this Catholic-Mormon debate and he had some questions and we were able to answer them the best we could. He wanted to meet with us another time and go through the lessons with us. It was super cool having success tracking because we have a really hard time with that in YSA. It was a good week. I got some pretty cool info. I heard that the movie holes was filmed in ridge crest which is really close to where i am at. Also part of the movie planet of the apes was also filmed there. The temperature is starting to cool down finally. This week it was around the 70's. It felt so good. 

I wanted to share with you the most humbling part of the week. So we had baptism interviews for the sister in Tehachapi and there was three children that got interviewed. I talked to the little girl after she got out of her interview and i asked her what are you going to ask Santa for this year. Keep in mind this is a 9 year old little girl. Her response was this "well I already got what I wanted but all I want for Christmas is a family that loves and cares for me". Her brother who was 11 told me that his birthday was two days before his baptism. He said "the best birthday present I could ever ask for was to be baptized". This little girl and boy were the most humble children I have ever met. I hope we can all learn a valuable lesson from this. It isn't about all the valuables for the holidays. Be grateful for your family and all the things you have. 

There was a quote I wanted to share with you.

"The altitude you climb in life is based on the attitude you have"

I hope you all have a great week.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Oct 13-19

October 13th-
We emailed and cleaned our car and the apartment and all the normal P-DAY stuff. The most exciting part of the day though is sports. Our zone is a bunch of Spanish speaking Elders and Sisters and a couple English speaking. Anyways we play soccer a lot. We played from 2:00-5:00. It is so much fun. We have pug goals and we set them up and have a tournament each Monday. Its a blast. Then we had FHE at Bishops Schafers house. 

October 14th-
We had exchanges with the zone leaders. I went to Elder M area this time. They cover La Cresta which is a Spanish ward. So all day I heard nothing but Spanish. I am grateful I took three years of Spanish so I could understand a little bit. He translated what I didn't know and I bore my testimony and testified in English and he translated it into Spanish. It was an amazing day. 

October 15th-
We exchanged back and then me and Elder M went out for the day. This was our best day so far. An appointment fell through so we did some street contacting and we ran into this guy who was having a bad day and we offered him a pass along card which then turned into us teaching a brief restoration lesson and he was super interested. The only bad thing about that is since we are YSA we had to send him off as a referral. Then we prepared a member for a lesson to teach to our Investigator. So we prepared her and then went to the lesson with out investigator which went really well. She is progressing really well towards her baptism date on the 8th of November. For dinner we went to Bro Hallings house who is in the Bishopric. Guess what we ate? We had donut burgers. I will include a picture. It was the greatest thing ever. The maple on the donut mixed with the hamburger was superb. 

October 16th-
We had weekly planning and Institute. 

October 17th-
We had district meeting and then we had a rough finding day. We had an appointment fall through so we tracked quite a bit and tried to see members. We decided to go to this one members home. She had 11 other brothers and sisters. It was a crazy house but it seemed like alot of fun. We taught then this fun little game that has symbolism behind it. I would show you but that might be hard through a computer.

October 18th-
We had a lesson with our investigator. We were trying to help show her she has already received her answer. The lesson went really well. 

October 19th-
We had church and then we went and saw some less-actives. Those went really well. We talked to this football player who goes to the local college and he has 17 siblings. There are 18 of them . When he told us this me and my companion looked at each other so funny. That is alot of kids. 

October 20th-
Today we got our flu shots and washed the car and did our laundry so far. After this we are going to play sports :)

Love you all. Have a good week.


October 6-12

I am going to briefly talk about this week because I don't have much time. 

Monday 6th-
We got to watch Meet the Mormons and it was amazing I loved it. If you didn't get a chance to see it I would highly encourage it. 

Tuesday 7th-
We had two appointments fall through which was upsetting but we ended up tracking and finding a new investigator. Its funny how the Lord works. 

Wednesday 8th-

We had a trade off lesson with another set of Elders. Their investigator was wanting to go to the singles ward so we picked her up and are starting to teach her.

Thursday 9th-
We had weekly planning and institute

Friday 10th-
We had district meeting and an appointment that day and the rest of the day we spent tracking. 

Saturday 11th- 
We went invited one of the priests from a neighboring ward who wanted to go out with us to a couple of lessons. We went to one house looking for this families son and come to find out he is actually on a mission.  He comes home December 31st. We talked with his family for a little bit.

Sunday 12th- 
We had fast and testimony meeting. Our new investigator came and she said she really liked it. 

This week was a very difficult week and there were some quotes that I would like to share with you. 

"Allow my individual will to be swallowed up in the will of the father. Strong faith in the savior is submissively accepting his will and timing in our lives even if the outcome it not what we hoped for or wanted. During difficult experiences character is built, hearts are purified, and souls are enlarged as individuals gain experiences and spiritual tutoring" - David A Bednar

"no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care" 

"oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive"

"families that pray together stay together"

The best thing we can do is stand up for what we believe in even if the world thinks other wise. Don't let the people around you change who you are and what you want. Trust that Heavenly Father will watch over you. Put your full effort into him and his gospel and he will bless you. The blessings might not come when you think but remember that Heavenly Father blesses us in his time frame.

I hope you all have a great week.


Week Sept 29- Oct 5th

I am going to run through the week quick because I don't have a lot of time to email today because we get to go see MEET THE MORMONS before it comes out. They are showing it at a local church building for missionaries. Our mission president has the hook up with all that kind of stuff. We have a bunch of apostles that visit our mission all the time

Monday 29th-
Today was good. Transfers were tomorrow. I did not get transferred so I am staying in YSA till at least November 12th. We did alot of stuff to clean the apartment and other things. For dinner we went to a members house in a neighboring ward. This family MAKES missionaries try this hot sauce they have. It is called Da Bomb. This is one of the hottest things in the world. It measures 1.5 million scoville unites. A ghost pepper is like 300,000. The bigger the number the hotter it is. The tip is like a nail polish thing. He put like two strokes on a potato wedge. I had one and elder M had one. As soon as it hits your throat you freak out. Elder M almost threw up a couple times. I started involuntarily crying and I started sweating really bad. I had to have 6 Popsicles  it was crazy. He said there is a spice that is 72 million and it is the hottest there is. He said the very tip of a tooth pic would make you go crazy. I will include a picture of the bottle of DA bomb though. It was crazy

Tuesday 30th-
We had our third lesson with a progressing investigator. He is golden he started saying some of his beliefs and he talked about a friend who has passed away and started crying. He really appreciates the Plan of salvation. He is progressing towards his baptism date of November 8th. We later on in the night went on splits with the Elders Quorum

Wednesday 1st-
Today we spent a lot of time going to members and trying to get referrals. 

Thursday 2nd-
Planning took up a lot of time today. We had to figure out a new game plan for our area because we don't have a really big teaching pool. So we spent  a lot of time brainstorming on how to make it a super effective area. Then we had institute which is always fun. There are so many non members that go to it it is crazy. It is right next to a local college and it counts as credit for college so there are a lot of local students that go. It is a good place to talk to some people and try to find new investigators.

Friday 3rd-
We had zone training meeting. That went really well. The day was going good until I had a sneeze attack. I sneezed like 30 times no joke. Then my throat started hurting and I got a fever it was really weird but missionaries don't stop working when their sick. So we kept going through out or day and then Elder M got tired of me sneezing and snuffling so we went back to the apartment so I could get medicine and take a nap. We woke up and then went to visit some people at the end of the night.

Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th
These days were spent watching general conference which was awesome. I love the words we hear from the apostles and prophet. David A Bednar was really good and funny. 

My top 3 favorite talks were by
Lynn G. Robbins
Richard G. Scott
M. Russell Ballard

There are some quote that I wanted to share with you.
This first one is talking about Joseph Smith

"Dear Brother though you are bound in jail
 yet never fear the powers of hell
 your God he will deliver you
 therefore fear not what men can do
 Let all the hosts of hell engage
 with all their malice spite and rage
 the mormonites God will defend
 who are so called by wicked men"

"blame keeps wounds open: forgiveness heals them"

I will leave you with quotes from a talk given at general conference.
"which way do you face"
"Lord is it I"

I loved Genreal Conference. I hope you all loved it as much as I did. If you didn't have a chance to watch all the sessions i would advise you to do so. I love you all and hope you have a good week.

Elder Loertscher

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monday 22nd

We went to the ostrich farm which was a world of fun. I will include some pictures later on in the email. While we were taking a pictures an ostrich bit my ear. It cut some skin that was fun. It feels like a chip clamp. You can stick your hand out and it will bite it. Ostriches have a brain the size of our finger nail. Its memory is 5 seconds long. They are really smart. After that later that night we have FHE and the activity was tic tac toe life size. That was fun. 

Tuesday 23rd 
We tracked quite a bit today. We had one of our last lessons with Jesus before his baptism. He told us he is engaged. That was exciting. He was excited for his baptism on Saturday. Later in the day we were tracking and we ran into this lady who's sister is getting baptized. She said she was investigating but she left because people were super judgmental. Which seems like a major problem in today's society. 

Wednesday 24th

We tracked a crazy amount today. We tracked from 12:30 to 3:30. While we did that we found one person who was interested. Then we went an visited a member in our ward. It seems like a common theme out here in Bakersfield to have part member families. Alot of the youths parents aren't members. Then we went to dinner with Vance. His family is so cool. Then we went and visited a few less actives. 

Thursday 25th

Today we had weekly planning. During planning we had a member call us and tell us we needed to come share a message with her because she was just laid off. So we went over and shared a message and then went to see Jesus because he lived over by her. He was doing well. Still going strong on the word of wisdom which we were really proud of him. Then we had institute. Institute seems like so much fun. While we were there we had a lady who was interested in the plan of salvation so we had a mini lesson. That was cool. 

Friday 26th 

We had District Meeting today. It was really good we talked about our trials and things. Some great scriptures D&C 121:7 and Alma 36:3. Then we got stuff figured out for our baptism with Jesus. We went to Sam's house to talk with him about the program and to have everything ready. Then we went and visited a couple less actives and tracked. Little success again. 

Saturday 27th

Jesus's baptism day :) We woke up and got the font ready and got the chairs set up. I was super excited for this experience. A baptism in your first transfer isn't common Elder M said. The experience was pretty cool. Jesus is a great guy. The rest of the day we looked for more investigators to teach so we went tracking. Then we had apartment inspection. We passed with flying colors :) 

Sunday  28th

We got up early this morning for ward coordination. Which SAM didn't show up to. Then we had ward council. Our bishopric is so awesome. Then we had church. Elder M and Elder S both gave talks. During sacrament we had confirmations. Yesterday there was another baptism held in our ward with the other YSA elders. So we had two confirmations. I had the wonderful opportunity to do Jesus's. Then we went over to Vance's house for dinner. His brother said he was out looking for a job in Texas. I asked him where he said McKinney and Frisco. I told him i lived in Prosper. We talked for like 30 minutes about Texas. There family is super cool.

This week went really well. I will include some pictures. 

I love you all. 

Love Elder Loertscher

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday the 15th-
It was a pretty calm day. We did the normal pday routine and then dinner was the best. We went over to the second counselor in the bishoprics house and he fed us steak and potatoes and vegetables. Best dinner since i have been out. Afterwards he lent us his P90X3 videos so that we can workout in the morning. He is a pretty cool guy. 

Tuesday 16th-
Just a finding day. We didn't really talk to alot of people. We then went to dinner with the Elders Quorum president. Then we had splits with the elders quorum. We visited a man who was less active. When we showed up he invited us in. He is an ex missionary. He served in Brazil. There is a statistic that 41% of returned missionaries go in active which is a scary big number and it shows there is a bunch out here in Bakersfield. 

We had exchanges today with the zone leaders today. I went with Elder G. We did alot of knocking. We gave out two book of Mormons and we got two referrals to commit to a baptism date after we taught them the first lesson. Always invite on the first visit. It was a really cool day there were so many miracles.

Thursday 18th-
We switched back to our normal companionship today. Today was planning. So we planned alot and then went out for the rest of the night.

Friday 19th-
Zone conference was today. Elder Gregory A Schwitzer of the quorum of the 70 came and spoke. He was a really cool guy. You could feel the spirit really well while he was here. He gave some super good advice. After zone conference we went out and went to appointments

Saturday 20th- 
Today we had alot of appointments. We went and taught alot of lessons. We also had Jesus's (hey zoos) is how its pronounced. Anyways we had his baptism interview. He passed with flying colors. So he is ready to be baptized next Saturday. This week we started teaching his friend and his friend is interested. We taught Bryant (the friend) and he is super interested. He agreed to a baptism date. We then went to the night session of stake conference.

Sunday 21st-
We went to stake conference in the morning. Then after we had a baptism to go to at 3 for a neighboring ward. We got 3 investigators to come. It was a really cool experience. Then we went to dinner with a member of our ward. There was a bunch of family over at his house so it was crazy. There was like 15 people. It felt at home. We had salmon and sausage and chicken and some amazing guacamole. They invited us back over for dinner on Wednesday so that should be fun

Monday 22nd-
This morning we went to get our tire fixed. Then we went to clean our car. Then we went shopping and now we are emailing. Today we are going to an Ostrich farm as a district activity so that should be so much fun. I am excited. 

Lastly my words of wisdom-

I love this scripture
D&C 121:7-8
"my son peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment" "And if thou endure it well God shall exalt thee on high: thou shalt triumph over all thy foes"

"some things that are difficult are sometimes disguised as opportunities"

Its not how fast we go its the direction that we are going that matters

The first picture is me smelling the "cream soda" tree. At the mtc there is a tree that smells exactly like cream soda.
The second one was us just landing in Bakersfield.

 I hope you all have a great week


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

This Week

Monday September 8th-
It was p day we deep cleaned. I cleaned the bathrooms living room and study room. We took the car for a wash. Went to walmart. Went to golden corral. A guy in the ward works there so we went and ate at the buffet for free. Then we went home and relaxed. Then went to dinner with another member. It was his last day before he left for college. He is my favorite member besides Sam the ward mission leader. Today we saw some weird things. 

Tuesday September 9th-  
We met with an investigator and found out where he was at. He knew what we were teaching was true and he told us that but he cant get over the fact it is different from what he grew up in so we dropped him because he didn't want to change.

Wednesday September 10th
During lunch today me and Elder M broke out in a juggling war with the soccer ball. I won. We have a mini ball so it is tough. We then tried to visit people but no one was really home so we tracted and got alot of doors where people slammed them and said they weren't interested. Then you have some people who say they admire what we are doing and go and grab us a bottle of water and tell us they are not interested. I love people like that. If you aren't interested that's awesome but be nice about it. Then we went and ate dinner at Bishops house. It was super nice. There dinner table has a bunch of peoples names carved into them. I got to carve mine into it with a screw driver. In my mind i thought what my mom would say if i did this to her table. 

Thursday September 11th-
Just a day filled with planning for the next week. 

Friday September 12th- 
Normal morning routine and then off to district meeting. One of the sisters that came down with me to the mtc went home this week. It was super hard for her i guess but she went home so we had a new sister. She is pretty cool. Today we went to the doctor for me because my eye has been crazy red lately. Elder M said we needed to go to the doctor so we went. We got there late because we didnt have the right address. I have really bad allergies so i got some pills and eye drops. 

I am running low on time so i am going to leave with my usual words of wisdom 

"You are who you hang around"

"prayer is your personal key to heaven and the lock is on your side of the veil". So true the "ball is on our side of the court" so to say. Pray Pray Pray i cant stress the importance. Also our prayers should not be a wish list or series of requests. 

Then HYMN #128 Pay attention to the words.

I will not doubt, I will not fear
Gods love and strength are always near
His promised gift helps me to find
An inner peace of strength and mind
I give the father willingly
My trust, my prayers, humility
His spirit guides: his love assures
That fear departs when faith endures

Have faith is all i can say the words are so powerful and speak for themselves

Everyone here things i look like joseph smith from the restoration video when he was like 16 so everyone calls me either. ELDER L, ELDER LOBSTER, or Young Joseph.

I had a good week i hope you all did as well


Monday, September 8, 2014

WOW! what a crazy amazing week

Wow what a crazy amazing week. I forgot my journal at home so i cant give a day by day I see way to many people each day I couldnt remember everything. There are some cool things i would like to share with you guys this week. 
At night here in Bakersfield they have a police chopper out from the hours of 8:00 till like 4:00 in the morning. They fly around and shine there light everywhere to just keep a eye on the city. It is crazy. Also you are never not hearing police sirens go off. Its kinda annoying but you get used to it really fast. 

Also this week i almost died. TWICE. My companion Elder M dozed off a little while driving let me take you through these two experiences. 
The first one- WE are going about 30 MPH and Elder M zones out he starts driving in the other lane. Shortly ahead we needed to turn left. This car was coming straight for us. I thought Elder M was playing chicken with the other car. He cut them off and turned all without knowing. Me on the other hand watched the car sped right for my side of the car. Barely missing us. thought i was going to die. My life flashed before my eyes. 
Second- Wow elder M dozed off again. What a surprise. 
The GPS started being weird and he looked at it while straight ahead was an intersection that was a 4 way stop. We DIDNT STOP. The inner DALE EARNHARDT came out as he would say. He is from north carolina they love there nascar. So we blew through the 4 way stop almost hitting people and getting hit. Car horns were coming out like nothing it was bad. So yeah the Lord protects his missionaries and i can attest to that by real life experiences. 

There was this quote that i read this week that i really like
"I think ive been worrying to much about what everybody else thinks and not enough about what God thinks" How true is this. We get caught up in how other people view us, or who we are friends with. WHO CARES? WHO REALLY CARES? We should be more worried about how we are conducting ourselves and aligning ourselves with our Heavenly Fathers will for us. 

Here are some more
"Demand improvement of yourself. He will be there to help you" 
"The gospel of Jesus Christ isnt our weight its our wings"
And my favorite
"He doesnt expect PERFECTION he expects progression". I like that one a lot because how true is it. We cant obtain perfection in this life. But we can progress thats for sure. I really like that one. 

Okay for this it is going to be hard for me to because i cant read it to you. Read it then picture it in your eyes. i just this week came across my mtc journal. Our teacher told us this and i wanted to share it with you. 
Picture this. You are walking down the road and out of no where a meteor comes and kills you. You dont know where you are at. Its all white around you and you are just walking. While walking you see someone. You dont know who it is. You start walking closer you see that it is our savior Jesus Christ. How do you feel? What are you going to say to him? This goes to show that things can change very quickly. Conduct your life as if you are going to see the savior and our Heavenly Father tomorrow. Stand "SPOTLESS" before them. 

Go read this talk below it is short should only take a couple minutes to read. When reading it really focus on times that you have gotten mad at someone for something super simple things. I had a very humble experience with this. I say things that i shouldn't over simple stuff like this. Lets watch how we speak to people and what we get mad over. After reading over this i have a lot of apologizing to do. 

I love you all thank you for your support. I would love to hear from you. If you want to write a letter ask my mom for the address.