Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

Hello there~~
Thank you so much for your letters:
Mikesell- Thanks sis for taking the time to write me a hand letter - you sound so good!!  
Stephanie Bingham- I believe tomorrow you will be in the temple -that is so wonderful. Congratulations to you and Josh!!  I hope that you are doing really well. Thanks so much for writing and for your example.  
Sister Tateoka- Thank you so very much for your very kind and thoughtful letter. I have already written a reply and will be sending it soon. I hope that you and President Tateoka are doing wonderful and thank you so much for your prayers. I am so grateful for your examples and love. I love you both. If I can do anything for you both let me know. Have a wonderful week. Thank you for thinking of me~~
Wow, what an eventful week for you all. I am glad to hear that Grandma Daw is doing well. I actually for some reason thought a lot about her this week and yesterday we had a family history class and we made a family tree. Please send her all my love and I will be praying for her, for Grandpa, and for all of you. I appreciated very much Papa’s letter and please send my love to them also. What a wonderful example Grandma Daw is. She has built a legacy of faith that will never fall. I am very glad to hear she is getting better.  I am glad you were able to go to Jerome and see her Mom. Please send her my love.
It sounds like there were lots of fun little adventures between everyone in the week. I will also be praying for the Fuller family.  I haven’t had time to read through the letters completely but I will read them tonight. 
Here in the land of Argentina things are going well. The olympics are on everywhere and we catch parts when we enter houses. It is a big deal in the whole world.
Some highlights of the week are...  Estefenia Gomez was baptized! She is so prepared. I was talking to a member yesterday after the confirmation and a member came up to me and told me that Estefenia had a question about tithing. She paid it right then and there her first Sunday as a member. That makes me happy. I really think she will go on to a mission and get married in the temple. She is reading the Book of Mormon like crazy and loves the strength for the youth pamplet. It is super fun to see. Yesterday we had the interview with the Peñalva family and they all passed the interview - except the 17 year old daughter who wasn’t there. So they will be baptized this Saturday. YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! This week is transfers, so this weekend will be crazy because I will be in charge of the traveling of the Elders. Elder Connolly is going back to the big Arizona. I am super happy for him. I am glad because we will finish with a 5 baptism week. That is the way I want to go. He is really focused and I am just super happy for him. Some of my favorite Elders are leaving this week to go home and it is great to see Elders finish strong. It has been a good week.  I learned a lot and loved my studies. I learned that humility leads to progression, that the atonement makes up for our weaknesses - as we strive for the VISION.  I enjoyed my reading in Helaman 6, the Book of Mormon has so many solutions to the worlds problems. The zone found more investigators last week.  I am super proud with the Elders and now we need to focus on getting church assistance up. We have 15 baptisms planned for the end of this week, which for this zone has never happened before. I am way excited and hope everything continues through. Extra prayers!! 
Dad- The Brave- I hope that your talk went well, sounds like quite the week. I sure love you Dad. I hope that you are doing well. I am glad to hear that you are reading. I hope the crazy time with the employees settle. Dad - Keep being happy and enjoy the Fish. I love you. Thank you for your awesomeness.
Mom The "I can do it all¨- You sound like you are doing so well. I am so happy for that. I think you start the weddings this week again?  I hope that goes well. I will be praying for Grandma a lot this week. I sure miss you and am so grateful for you. Sometimes praying for you all in the mornings I just get so happy and grateful I just can’t take it. I am excited to read your journal and thank you so much for doing that each week. I am on my second journal now I am love writing every day. Have a great week Mom. You are the best.
Mikesell - the light in the woods. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Mackenzie. Hey, Mikesell seriously, watch Joseph Smith the prophet of the restoration with her and get the missionaries talking with her. You have the testimony...and with the missionaries you can help her to make those hard changes. Oh man that is so awesome. Keep praying on her behalf. Tell her it is the best thing she could ever do in her life. Has she gone to church yet? Oh man that makes me so pumped. Good work sis... I love you Mikesell. Keep being great. I am glad that you are working so much. I love you.
Brennen  -the stripling warrior- sounds like you talk went well and I loved skimming it and printed it and will read it tonight. I am excited. Thanks for growing your testimony. I am so excited for you to get your call down the road a little. Keep preparing and just learning and getting all the great experiences that you can. I love you buddy. Thank for being a wonderful example!!
Alex the young wolf- Hey man. How is life? I haven’t heard from you in a couple weeks. I will be sending the tic tac toe soon. How is the summer? How did your talk go? I hope it went really well. I sure love you buddy. Keep reading and praying. Are you working on your balling at all?  I love you buddy. Keep being awesome.
Harrison the Noble- I sure liked your letter last week. I love you so much! I hope that you have a great week. I miss you buddy. Hang tough and you and I are going to do some way fun stuff together. You can’t tell me but you have to make plans for next summer ok?  How is your praying and are you giving Cally a hug for me every day?
McCall the Strawberry- Hey Cally How are you?  I love you so much and am so glad you are happy. Cass tells me funny stories about you. I sure love you. BIG KISS. BESO Have a great week. Are you reading lots of books?
 Mom. I loved that you ordered those books. I miss reading books like that and will pick it up. Hey, if you could send, could you send instructions on how to sew pants? I ripped mine. I will try to learn from an Elder in our house also.
I love you all so much and I hope that you are doing so well. Have a great week.  I know Christ lives and that he wants us to achieve our best.  Keep doing your very best!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hello there incredible Clegg Family!

What a crazy week you have all had. I am glad that Alex had a great time at Scout Camp and that the Mountain Mamas Craft went well. Sounds like you couldn’t put another person at the lake it sounds so busy! 

Thank you so much Grandma Clegg, Cass, Dad, Mom, Mikesell, Brennen, Harrison and McCall for the emails. They meant the world to me.

This week was a terrific week to be honest. I am still in a little shock. Last night Miguel Peniabla (the Father) told us that he is going to be baptized. Tonight we meet to put a date as a family. I love this family because they do everything together. He has stopped drinking, accepted tithing fully, and we were able to teach with a lot of spirit…AND  they went to church. We are going to try to have them baptized this Saturday. The problem is that Estefenia is getting baptized this Saturday at 11 in morning and they might have to work… so I don’t know if we are going to be doing a double session baptism or what. Hey, but I will take the problem of trying to schedule baptisms anyday! I am quite grateful for it. Estefenia went to an EFY activity and so did the Peniabla kids this week. They loved it. We were there Saturday with half the zone and organized some presentations. It was really great. There are some great youth here. They have to be so strong because they are faced with so much stuff here. We watched that Tyler Haws video again. That always gets me. The zone is getting better with our numbers a little and obedience I hope. Elder Connolly is a stud and clydesdale of a example for the zone. Last night after the lesson with Peniabla we were so stoked. I am so happy that he gets to end his mission this way. He is a great Elder and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with him. Cass - he is planning on going to BYU and just so you know I give approval of him. :) The branch is doing well, They struggle to retain the baptisms here so we are working a lot with the less active. The members that are here are awesome. I love them a lot.  I will try to send pictures here in the next weeks letter.  It was a great week and it has been nice weather. That is so sad about the shootings in Colorado. Everyone has been asking us about it. All eyes and ears are always on the states, just so you all know. 
Dad- I sure love you I hope that you have a great week. I hope that all the employees are doing great and learning a lot. 

Mom- I hope that your events and days go well. I hope that you can have some great family time this week. I admire your patience with so many visits at the cabin continually. You are truly a angel. I love you so much Mom. Thanks for being the ultimate in everything. Have a great week.

Mikesell- I love you so much! I am glad that you are having a great time with the buds. Saying goodbye is strange and not so fun. But you are just turning a page of the great book of Mikesell. Keep a good perspective and work your tail off. I want to see a picture of your hair cut. I love you.

Brennen- Hey Stud. I sure love you man. I am glad that work is going well. How is that frisbee throw coming? What are you going to climb this week. I sure love you buddy. Thanks for being a worthy priesthood holder. Always bring others to Christ my man. I love you buddy.

Alex- hey stud... I hope that all well, I am glad that you had quite the shot in rifle shooting at camp! You are a stud. I miss you man. Keep being awesome. I love you. 

Harrison- I was thinking about you extra this week…. and when Mom told me that you were thinking of me too that made me happy. Harrison I love you. I am excited to be with you, but we do this because we love Heavenly Father and want to help others buddy.  Keep being a stud. How is your tramp tricks? Big hug little bro.

McCall- Hey there missy!! I love you so much. How are those teeth that you don’t have!? Are any others lose? I sure love you Cally. I hope that you are having a lot of fun and that you are able to do lots of good things this week. I love you Cally.

This week I had some great studies of Alma 41… which is a excellent chapter on DESIRE. I loved that and had some great fun. I also was reminded of one of my favorite scriptures in Alma 38:12. I am always reminded of Papa when I read that scripture and also Mormon 9:27- 28. May each of you have desires to do good and act and be diligent in your examples. 

I love you all with all my heart. May you know that Heavenly Father has a vision and a plan for each of you and your lives. 


I love you.

Love Elder Austin

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hello Champions...

Great as always to skim your letters and see how well you are all doing and
that you are all enjoying the summer. Couldn’t believe that Grandma Clegg
told me that is was 108 in Boise. That is the highest that I have ever
heard in Idaho. But I also saw that it rained as well so that is a great

Grandma Clegg- Thank you so much for your sweet letter. I hope that you
are not all melting up there. It sounds like you and Grandpa are doing
really well. I hope that you are enjoying the summer. I am sure excited
also to hear how the dedication of the Boise Temple goes. Here in Sept,
they will also be reopening the temple in Buenos Aires. The members are
excited because it has been closed for two or three years. Please send my
love to Uncle Alan. I pray for all of you daily and am so grateful for your

Well this week was a rollar coaster. I honestly can’t really place every day
in my head. I had a lot of great experiences this week, I am grateful that I
have been able to keep a faithful journal, if not I am afraid I would be
forgetting quite a lot. On Tuesday I was in a city called 3 Arroyos and we
did divisions there. It is a really pretty town with some really pretty old
Catholic Cathedrals. We were able to find some people and I was with
Elder Oldham, for a little while, he is from Rexburg and knows the Hayes family.
On Wednesday we had a good day in our area. We had a great spiritual
experience. We were walking down a street and Elder Connolly and I saw a
house with a new baby and a Mom. Obviously we are going to knock that one.
We knocked and a 16 year kid named Augustin answered the door. I asked if
we could come in and he let us in, there were three people sitting at the
table. I went to introduce us and Augustin walked to the back of the
house so it was just us with the three at the table, kind of funny. But we
started to talk and do the normal start to teach pattern and we could tell
that something was strange. There was a sadness with the Mother of the
baby. They were not opening up much and so we asked if we could say a prayer with them and first
asked  if they would like for us to pray for anything in specific. The
brother looked at his sister, (the mother of the baby) and asked if he could
tell us. Turns out the Father of this baby was shot in the street three
months ago…only a couple of weeks before the baby was born. The gloom
made a lot more sense. Also the brother of the Father who had passed away
was there and got really emotional and put his head down. It is hard
because I know that the best thing in the world for them is what I have,
but you are trying to figure out what is the best way to present it to
them. We taught a lesson about the Atonement using some scriptures but it
was rough. I learned just to be really loving with them and they both ended
up in the back of the house before the lesson was over. They both were
crying, the hurt was still very much there. I asked if I could go to the
back of the house to the room to say goodbye to the two and just tried to
show as much as love as possible. We will be teaching them in the weeks to
come and I will keep you posted.
The next day was the Zone Conference and so he was able to have a interview with President. The
Zone Conference went well and I am grateful for a Wedding Coordinator Mom
who has taught me a lot about set up!! :) I love President and his wife so much.
Friday I was thinking about what all had happened and I made the
connection about how the Gospel can be some a blessing to our lives. Wednesday
I was speaking with a family who’s lives had been shattered because of a
sudden death and three months after the pain was still so real and recent.
Thursday, one of the Elders here had a call from home to the mission president concerning a matter at home…the Elder because of what he knew and what he taught everyday was real, and after a
couple hours of prayer he had a hope and only wanted to give more to Heavenly Father, even though he was thousand of miles away from the person most important in his life. That is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why I am here. Friday we fasted for this Elder and his family. Saturday President called us and told us that they had received a call from his home and that everything was going to be okay.
.... Wow.

Sunday I was asked to give a talk about the Book of Mormon and that went
well. I love that book and its power to change lives.

The familia Penialba are doing well. They had some doubts about the word of wisdom, and didnt come to church yesterday. We were really nervous and went to their house yesterday and had a heart to heart and a really good lesson. We were really guided by the spirit and found out that they had stopped drinking (the Dad) and that the Mom , who has got to be about 40 plus is 2
months pregnant. That was a surprise. Please pray for them, they are so great just have a little further to go. The Mom will be baptized, but we want to baptize the whole family. Estefenia is doing well, she came to church and her family is coming again too. Her sister is coming to
church also, and she is doing really well. .... I could say more but I am getting short on time here.

And Mom, yes I will have lots of stories to tell when we are together again. haha

Dad- I hope that your week goes great at Camp Bradley – back and forth at the resort. I imagine that it is really busy at this time. I love you and hope that all is going great.Thank you so much for your example. Go get em.

Mom- What a week with a lot of visitors!!  I hope that it went well. I miss you. Thank you for the copy of your talk and I hope that it went well. I love you so much. I don’t need anything. I would prefer that whatever you are spend to send me just save for something fun that we can do when can get back or use for someone else. I am doing great. I sure love you Mom. Thank you so
much for all you do. You are a true angel. Have a wonderful week.

Mikesell- Your days are numbered up there at is around the corner! I loved your letter. I am glad that you are having fun. I am sure excited for you. Who are you going to be
rooming with ? I love you so much sis. Have a great week.

Brennen- Hey stud. How are those dishes? What peaks did you dominate this week? I sure love you Bro. Thanks for your great example. Have a great week and keep living the dream!

Alex- Hey buddy. I got your tick tac toe paper in the letter. I am thinking this game will end in a "cat" but hey we can start again! I hope that you have fun at scout camp and that you can get a lot of Merit badges and learn a lot and make some fun memores. Scout camp is a good time. I sure love you man. Keep being awesome. Have the best week ever.

HARRISON- What is up little buddy? How is summer time. Did you like the Fire truck that Papa brought up? That is pretty neat huh? I love you buddy. Keep saying your prayers! I love you!

McCall- One tooth less!! Wow, your smile is still as beautiful as ever. I am excited for you. You better stop eating that ice cream your teeth will fall out quicker!

I love you all very much! Give it all you got!
Love,  Elder Austin

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hello you adventurists...

I so enjoyed all of your letters and am so happy to hear that the week was a great one! My first week home I want to summit every one of these peaks you are knocking out Brennen and Alex…. but that is another day!!!

Mom -When I went to Bahia on Wednesday I got the package. It was sent to Santa Rosa and so Elder Garrison who is up there brought it down for me. Thank you so much and it was very thoughtful!! 

This last week was really good on Tuesday we had District Meeting and it went well and the zone seems to be progressing, Wednesday morning at 1 am we left Nechoea for Bahia Blanca. All day Wednesday we were with Presidente Parreno and Hermana Parreno in their house. It was incredible. They are so amazing and I am very excited to get to know them.  They have a ton of energy. They told me that the Mission President in Spain when they left was a Clegg. I told them I would ask you if we were related or anything? I don’t believe so…. They speak with the heavy Spain accent Dad!  It was great!! I understand them perfectly though. ..Presidente kept speaking in vosotros instead of ustedes. They are both so filled of love and I already fill the same love for them that I felt for Presidente Defletson. They talked about the motives behind missionary work, (see Isaiah 62: 17 I think)  I am super excited to get to know them more and this Friday they are coming to Nechoea  for our zone conference. We will be planning that this week I am excited for that. The rest of the week was great. Mikesell wanted a story... I could tell a lot of stories…but one funny  little thing. On Saturday we went to a baptism in our zone and I met David Archeletas trainer, he has been home from his mission for a month. How crazy is that!? He is a really great person. I love the members here so much. We had 8 investigators in church last Sunday and 7 of those our (I pray) are going to be baptized the 21st and 28th. The family Panialba are awesome. I am seriously without words because they are so great and so ready. Miguel the Dad is the only one with some doubts but as he was leaving the church on Sunday he turned to Elder Connolly and I and said something like "you almost have me convinced or I am getting really sure".  I feel so blessed to be teaching them and I am way excited for them. Please send all your prayers for them. Also for Jaun Cruz, who is the boyfriend of the 17 year girl. This next week is crucial, oh man, I am excited. Also Esfenia is a 17 year girl whose mom and sister are members but inactive. We are teaching them and she is really prepared and the members are helping out a lot here. Alos Jaun who is the boyfriend of a inactive member who we just found knocking one night, they are changing a lot, but have to get married so we will see what goes down. She was really distant with us the first day, but now is really nice. It is one of the biggest changes I have seen in my mission, really quickly.  Other funny story Mikesell - today my comp and I went to the Terminal to look for the mail from the office and as we were leaving we went to get in a taxi… there was a GPS comp in the windshield but we figured it was a taxi with the call center. My comp and I opened the door and realized that is was just a normal car with a scared person inside. We laughed. Today is Independence Day here but it is nothing compared to the states, mostly just almost all the stores are closed.  I feel for certain that I am having spiritual experiences every day. I love missions because they expose your weaknesses- and puts you on your knees in every way.

Dad-It sounds like your birthday was good and that you put up quite the fight for the water and won. Good work. I am glad that you got the letter for your birthday. I hope that you can all get a solid wet, rain storm without lightning. From the pictures it looks like there still is a good snow pack up high. I guess it is still pretty early. I sure love you Dad and feel real close to you listening to our mission President. I enjoyed learning more about the Spain culture and it was neat. Love you Dad. Have a great week. Exicto

Mom- Sounds like you are doing really well and that this coming week will be one full of visits from many. I don’t know how you make everyone feel as important as you do while things are so busy. That is funny that you make that connection with the fireworks. It could be. (I told him that at the 4th of July here in Stanley there were red/green fireworks…which I thought were odd colors…then I remembered that Austin had told me that Christmas in Argentina is like the 4th of July…BBQ’s…fireworks… etc. it occurred to me that little ol Stanley probably got some of their fireworks from a clearance sale from South America! Red and Green Fireworks aren’t really USA style huh?) The elders in our house are from: Stuz -Bingham Ut, Anderson - Gilbert, Az Woods - Cedar City, Ut, Gonzalez - Salta ARG, and Landriel -Santa Fe ARG. It is not like crazy cold, but some nights it gets really cold. I have long johns and gloves and a beanie most days, but mostly just because of the wind. We are sleeping in the garage and we just have a dinky plug in heaters so Ï am grateful form my sleeping bag that does a good job.  I love you so much Mom. Am glad to hear of your testimony of the scriptures. I love learning from them so much. You are the best Mom, I love you.

Mikesell- Sounds like you are having a great week….really busy. Tell me where Terran gets his call to when it comes. I am way excited for him. I hope that exercising goes really well. I sure love you Sis. Have a great week and keep enjoying your summer. I miss you and am so grateful for you. I’m glad you got my letter.

Brennen- I can tell that you are doing really well. Know how?  Because every email that I get tells me so!! I am super proud of you and am glad that you are experiencing so much. That is really important. Knowledge and expereinces like that give you vision and will help you become the best Brennen. I am grateful for your prayers and I sure love you man. Remember those routes to those peaks…we are gonna need that info! Keep strong my brother. All my love bro,

Alex- You are a stud. I am so glad that you are getting to hike so much. I am glad that you enjoyed time with the Ovesons and Weaton working at the ranch. They are really spectacular people. I miss them. I hope that you have a great week buddy. Keep up the good work. How is your frisbee game? I am going to be a joke, but that is ok. Keep doing the basics bro. I love you man.

Harrison- Sounds like you are really happy and doing really well. I sure love you buddy. I hope that you like the fireworks!! Jump in for me. How is your swimming? I love you Harrison. Thanks for being so awesome!!

McCall- That picture of you that mom sent of you on the beach is so great. You are a Doll. I sure miss you and love you a lot. Have a great week and keep being fresh. You the 7 year old. Big kiss. 

I learned a lot this week.  This morning I was reading in Alma 36 and thought about how we should place our ultimate visions in the eternal life in Christ and how important it really is to be spiritually minded. Repentance is a change of vision, of motives, and desires. I love you all and appreciate your happiness, your experiences, and prayers. May heavens richest blessing be yours this week and may you continue to be examples of our Savior.


All my love,

Elder Austin.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Today’s Title: HAPPINESS!!!!

I hate to be repetitive, but that was the fastest week ever.

Thank you all for your great emails last week. Cassidi, I received your letter today. Thank you so much and be looking for a reply in the next month. 

I loved all of your letters last week. I love to hear that you are busy, that life is going well, that it is not all easy, and that you are progressing. 

Grandma Clegg - Thank you so much for your letter and your thoughts and the 4th of July. I have been praying for you and Grandpa and I am very glad to hear that today he is doing better. I love you and know that if any buddy can fight through the rough roads, you both can, especially with the testimonies that you have. I love you and hope that all is going well. Have a wonderful week. 

Papa Arlen- Thank you so much for your letter. I am very excited to read it this week. I love you both so much and hope that all is well. I miss you and think of you often, every day. Have a great week and Happy 4th of July. I love you.

Well, this week was the best. I honestly am happy. Elder Connolly is an absolute stud and he wants to have this last transfer to be a good one, he is in burnout mode …meaning he is going home next transfer with the knowledge of giving it all he’s got til then. We worked so hard, I have never been so happy. I also feel very blessed because we are teaching a family of 7 that will be baptized the 14th of July, The family Paniabla. I don’t know why Heavenly Father keeps putting all of these prepared families in my path, but I am so grateful. The ward here is incredible. The members are (with all love for my other areas) very dedicated and have great mission centered testimonies. Of course there is much to work do always though. I love it here. We had a meeting Tuesday with the district presidency here and I feel so blessed to have more opportunities to learn how church leadership works. I testify of Ether 12 27. I don’t know how Heavenly Father does this work with average 19 year old boys around the world.

So on Tuesday night the elders in an area next to ours the elders got robbed and moved out  of their house into our house  - which makes 8 elders in our house. Luckily it is the biggest house I have lived in. The only little issues are the one bathroom and one kitchen. But really we are doing really well. They are looking for a house and they should find one soon. We ran everyday this last week, it was so great. Exercising is awesome. Do it.

Dear President Defletson is now is Cordoba, and President Parreno is officially arrived. The APś told me this morning that he and the he and his wife are awesome and they are way excited. We have a Zone Leader meeting this Wednesday and I am really excited to get to know him. I am learning a ton form Elder Connolly, the zone is improving a ton and I know we are going to grow a lot. I love it love it love it. Missions are the best ever. I can’t tell you enough. I love this work so much. It has changed my desires, the little things and all I want to do is tell people about this.

 There has been an increased talk of Mitt Romney here, not sure what is going on up there. I hope that the 4th goes well. I will for sure wear one of the red, white and blue ties that I have. ;)  

Love of God is the root of all virtue, of all goodness, and of all strength of character of all fidelity. 

Not sure where I read that this week, but I really liked it and wrote it down in my agenda at some point last week. 

It is strange to think that this week is the hump week. I have been out one year this week. Time to refocus and go for it. It is going to fly. 

Dad- Feliz cumple querido padre. Espero que tu dia esta lleno de cosas lindas, quizas un lago frio. Te amo y respecto muchismo. Su ejemplo ha sido una piedra de mi fe. SIga adelante. I hope that you have a great Birthday!!!. I don’t know if you have gotten my letter yet. I hope so. I am excited to hear the accent of our new mission president. Let me know if I can do anything for you Dad. I loved the first presidencies message for July. Happy Birthday. Enjoy it. Thank you for your testimony.

Mom- You are an absolute angel. Thanks for your prayers and thoughts, always over the details. I hope I can paint a picture of the city for you. I really like it here. I hope that I have a lot of time here. I am learning so much. Mom, I am so happy, every day I miss you all because you are all so much a part of me, but I love sharing. I hope that you enjoy your week and can influence the people that you want to influence. You are the best.  To answer some questions, I still haven’t received the package and it getting colder, but really it has been a pretty mild winter. I love you Mom. Thanks for your example of greatness. Your’e the best!! 

Mikesell- Thanks so much for you email. You sound good. That is too bad about your foot. I hope that it heals up soon…six more weeks sounds like a lot. SO are your classes all laid out?  I am a little short on time my dear. But, I love you. I pray for you and I go out of the house to work every day to honor all of you. Know that. Have a great week. Have fun, work hard, mediate, plan, set and achieve goals. Do good things and be Mikesell. Love you sis..

Brennen- Hey bro, sounds like you are doing good…really good. How is the dish pit? You are becoming a great young man!!  You and Alex both are just awesome together. I hope that you have a great week and know how much I love you. Keep strong. Keep the vision!

Alex- Hey man, sounds like you are doing a lot of fun stuff this summer. Life up there can get really busy. I was thinking about you a lot this week and wanted to invite you this week to take some time to go out in a quiet spot and pray and think about whom you are and what you want in future. You have so much potential. God knows it and so does Satan, he wants to destroy your freedom, your happiness. Where as Heavenly Father want you to be the best Alex Clegg in the world. When I was your age I started to read the Book of Mormon every day. Al, I will tell you, if I hadn’t started back then doing that, if I would be on a mission, I would be a totally different person. Alex, with all the love that I have for you… I beg you with all my soul….Read that Book every day, say two prayers every day, and keep the Sabbath Day Holy. I promise you that as you do you will find more purpose in your life. Your eyes will be filled with the faith and vision of what Heavenly Father sees in you. This is a war bro, a dead out war and if you and not doing everything within your power to be a represantive of Christ, you are on the wrong team. Alex, I love you so much. Have fun at the ranch today; tell the Ovesons that I love them.  This is all real. Find yourself and progress Alex. You’re the man. Alma 48

Harrison- I hope that you are having a fun summer little man. I sure love you and hope that you have a great week .You is amazing _I love you little man. God Speed. Do the hand shake. Keep up the good work. Thank you for always being so happy.

McCall- Hey little friend. I sure love you. I hope that you are still as sweet as ever. I miss you. Have a great week ok? Keep saying your prayers and doing those little important things. How is your primary class?

Well, I love you all, and have a great week. Keep progressing and being happy. I love you.

Your  Grandson, son, brother, and friend.

Elder Austin

P.S  I recommend a read of Alma 32 for the week.