Thursday, February 25, 2010

25 February 2010

Heck yes! another week! :) what the heck is this! it feels like just a few hours ago I was sitting here writing! the time is going by so fast it is CRAZY!!! aah!! this weeks been crazy awesome! It has been snowing practically all week, but at the end of the day it warms up to the point of No return and the snow just magically disappears!! it's freakin' crazy!!! haha!! This week has been full of study and fun! We lose another elder this week on the 2nd of March, Elder Mully. YEE HAW!!! :) then the next week we will lose more than half of the district! It's crazy awesome! 2 more weeks til the mission field!!! hip hip hurrah!! I'm having a blast and keeping way busy!!!!!!!! it's crazy!! Hope all is well! Thanks for all the letters!! Lots of Love!!!!
Elder Karlson

Thanks so much for the package! i'm getting all packed up and ready to leave March 10th as of now if plans don't change!! I'll be calling the day before I leave!!! :) Sent letter in the mail today!!! Have a freakin awesome day!!!!!
Elder Karlson

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

22 February 2010


This week's been crazy! Busy too! Time is flying so fast! I can't believe I've Been here for 6 weeks! It feels as If I've been here for only a few days! Crazy! Love it her though! Arizona keeps getting closer and closer :)! The district has come so far this week it's crazy! We had district inventory on Monday and ever since it's gone quite well. Also we have cracked down on the rules. It's been a great week! Been real busy as if I wasn't before, but now I am busy with DL stuff if not I am a backup interpreter for devotionals or group meetings, it's great! Learning so much and Improving so fast!!It's Great! Well gotta go!!Haircut Day!! Lot's of Love, Elder Karlson

Hey Mom,

Great to hear from you! It's kinda weird to get a letter on Monday and Know I can't write back until Thursday. Then to write the 5 or 6 letters all in one day; it's pretty crazy!!
The MTC is awesome! It's been crazy busy here! There is hardly a down moment in this place, and for sure now there isn't any down time! I've been working real hard! Learning Lots!! And I mean Lots! And now on top of learning lots I get to solve others problems, Which I guess is ok but it's been a learning experience for the first week as DL. As for my companion, he is doing pretty well! He is a bit homesick, but we are working to keep it up and him busy! The spirits are high week 6 in our midst! It's gonna be great! The District support here is phenominal. Buoying each other up it's been a great experience. How did the Blue and Gold go? If only our ward would see how important the scouting program is to helping prepare a missionary, especially NYLT! Yes Camp Bradley, and the other campouts were good but to be able to use the principles from Woodbadge and NYLT to take hold and lead a group is really what has helped the most! Ooh Boy, The Bel Cantos Dinner! I'm glad it's you and not me! But It'll be great! Don't go overboard! Ooh quilts! ha Lucky you! Are you still making quilts for the seniors this year or something different? So for the 4 day weekend you went to SLC wow!Shouldn't it have been a yard cleanup day? The weather has been in the 45-50 degree range here for the last week except for today! It's SNOWING Huh! But most of all it sounds like an endurance test!!Ha Slc with Grandma Betty and the Girls sounds like fun! Tell Grandpa Yost and Grandpa Larry Hello! Saw Scott (yosty)today! Holy Cow he said hello before I even got to him! He's come out of his shell alot! and spanish is coming along pretty well for him! It's pretty awesome. Do Lynn & Lorraine come to provo? or another MTC? Also I gotta take some more pictures in order to send them to you! I shall work on doing that! How's everything going? Hope all is well!
~A Smile is a curve that sets alot of things straight.~
I send my love and hope all is great!!!! Love, Elder Karlson

Thursday, February 18, 2010

18 February 2010

This week has been freakin CRAZY!!! Awesome but crazy!!!! :) Been real busy!! It feels like I was just here yesterday writing a letter and to think it has already been a week! this week we lost 2 Elders. Elder Hone and Elder Daniel both went to a better place! HA that is so right!! THE MISSION FIELD!!! :) Crazy awesome huh? yep! anyway! I should be getting travel plans soon and so can't wait!! It's been a pretty rough week but way awesome! I was called as District Leader Last week Wednesday and so far have needed to solve only a few problems!! It has been great! And the best part is we got the sisters straightened out and back to loving each other again! now just Elder Problems!! and normally that is just a short duke it out and be done problem! best friends the next day!!
Elder Bohman and I are doing great!! he's a bit home sick but it is getting better now!! I figured it would come sooner or later but all in all it's been great!! Helping to support each other and learning together! Still learning all the rules and such! anyway all is well thanks for all the letters it's great to hear from you!!!
Lots of Love,
Elder Karlson

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

16 February 2010

Mom and Dad!

Ok,so the email system is messed up here! It only gave me a short time to Email in sporatic increments so it is getting fixed! Anyway wanted to write a quick letter to you! I will write the Duty to God letter next week! Tell Franny hello! I shall write her! Anyway this week was a bit different! New responsibilities and goals to change a district! Today I was called to be district leader! It's gonna be interesting to bring a district that has had such a chillax DL the last 4 weeks to a zone that can get something done by the rules! Thanks for the package I did get it! Please send my razor with power cord, Stamps and envelopes. I am out of them! Thanks a million Love ya! It's late gotta go!
Elder Karlson

P.S. Also can you send 2 more boxes of the smart bags I can use for traveling! NOT the vacuum kind they don't work! Please send ASAP. I may be leaving earlier than thought. The travel kind that you can roll!! :) Thanks Millions!!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Hey to all!!

This week was pretty great!!! nothing spectacular but it was a great week!!! Being here in the MTC is awesome!!! I Can't wait to get to the Mission Field!! I should be getting Travel plans soon!!! 2 Elders Leave this week One for New York, New York South - Elder Hone, and the Other Elder Daniel - San Diego, California! I'm not looking forward to seeing them leave, But know it is the best for them!!! Soon I will be going Myself!! When i find out the day i will be leaving I will be able to Call so be ready!! :) Lots of Love!!! If you have any questions feel free to Send them my way!!! Lots of LOVE!!

Elder Karlson

Friday, February 5, 2010

Korbyn and His companion Elder Bohman

This is a no voice Day!! Tape over mouths (No talking)

4 February 2010

hey mom,
Do you have a topic for the D2G letter? or specifics for that! I want to
get it done while I have time here!! Anyway!!
Hope all is well! Love you!
Elder Karlson

4 February 2010

Hey this week was pretty amazing!! Thanks for all the letters!!! :) it really brightens up my day! anyway about the events of the week!! this week was pretty much like those of the past but two specific events that really stuck out was 1, TRC which is like an investigator teaching practice!! well it wasn't so much practice for us this week! we had real less active members and an investigator come in this week to be taught! we taught of the Restoration, and Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon! It was great! The second of the experiences was the opportunity to help in giving a blessing! My companion, Elder Bohman, Elder Moore and I were asked again by Sister Roberts to give her a blessing! She is having a difficult time here, many things from her past life and she also has 4 small fractures in the heels of her feet! so it makes life even worse, but we went and gave her the blessing Sunday Evening after walking to the temple and having the afternoon to spend there. The spirit was so strong! it was amazing to see the effect we could have in blessing her life!! This work is Great!! Hope all is well!!!! Lots of love to you All !!!
Elder Karlson

3 February 2010


Hey you! How have things been? Haven't heard from you since being here!! How is school coming? Dinner Show? When do you go to Seattle? It is freakin cold here! Snow and all, but soon to be warm! I shall be in the MTC 'til March 16th unless otherwise directed by my mission president, But it is great here! Me and my companion get along great!!!He is from Florida! About 30 Minutes from Disneyworld!Come to think of it, is there anyone I don't get along with? Ha, Everything is great here! Hope all is well.Ha well put on a Happy Face! The work here is Great! I'm Having alot of fun and learning lots too. Hope all is well!Don't forget read your scriptures and pray!
Much love!
Your Brother!
Elder Karlson

P.S. Have mom send me a copy of my mission call and the information on my mission president! also I need the email address for you and my mission president. Also the mission home address. Can you send a forgotten carols cd?