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  1. February 10, 2014

    Dear Family! Wow what a crazy week! For sure the highlight of the week was having another MINI-MISSIONARY! another Samoan to boot! We had a really great time! This one was kinda special, cause the Stake President of his stake (Huntington park) actually set apart all the mini-missionaries and gave them each a missionary handbook.…

  2. February 3, 2014

    Dear Family, We have had an exceptional week! We have a golden new investigator! Her name is G, and she is super interested! She really likes to talk, but we are going to set a baptismal date with her. V is so close! She read Alma 32, and just can’t stop thinking about it! She…

  3. October 7, 2013

    Hi, good to here you guys are doing well. Wow, holy cow talk about a power weekend! General Conference is so amazing on the mission. I am proud to announce that I didn’t even come close to falling asleep. Each session only seemed to last about 10 min. I am grateful for all of the…

  4. October 1, 2013

    Dear Family, Wow where has all the time gone. It seems like yesterday I arrived at the MTC at 11:30 at night, but now it’s already October. The new transfer starts tomorrow! I get to stay in my area and I’m am privileged to still be with Elder Manning. There is a lot of change…

  5. September 23, 2013

    Dear Family, We have been crazy busy! This Friday is Zone Conference with one of the seventy! Elder Kent L. Richards is coming! President Weidman is preparing the mission for his arrival. We have to shine our shoes (have to figure that out), cut our hair (doing that today), and wear our best (I always…

  6. September 16, 2013

    Hello from Cali, The weather has been great as usual. Staying really busy. Don’t know if you noticed, but I got my good bike fixed. I think the cost was around $60. Totally worth it though. The seat on this bike is big and comfy, like a LazyBoy. I could ride all day now and…

  7. September 9, 2013

    Well another week has gone by. Last P-day was Labor Day and a ward member invited us to his cook out. It was really good Samoan food. I also got a picture with his dog. It looked pretty sweet with shades on. I think I might get a pit bull later in life. Saw a…

  8. September 2, 2013

    Sorry, I forgot to explain the pictures from last week. There is never enough time to email. The first one is of Elder Manning and me. In the picture I’m wearing the posterity tie Elder Campbell gave me. The next three pictures all go together in a really funny, cool story. Before I begin I…

  9. August 28, 2013 (Mom to Mark)

    Sure, Elder Valdez! You know, it’s kind of funny – that recipe was up until just a couple of weeks ago.  It had fallen down several times and I finally just threw it out, so here’s a  redo!  🙂  This recipe should make plenty for both of you Elders, and probably even some for another…

  10. August 28, 2013 Wednesday

    Hello Family! Well you probably noticed that today is Wednesday. Today was our temple P-day! It was truly amazing! I love going to the temple because it is a beautiful reminder of the covenants we have made with the Lord. And as I learn more about the gospel it is the perfect place to ask…