Sunday, March 21, 2010

15 March 2010


THis week has been Crazy Awesome! Been even busier than last week! It's been crazy! I finally get a down day on Saturday to pack and rest before the plane on Monday! :)

It is great to hear everything is doing well at home!

You kicked off Duty to God Camp that's so awesome! Make sure they get the commitment to read the Book of Mormon even if they are reading it for seminary! Then check up on progress! President Monson in 2004 World wide Leadership Broadcast said:
~"when we deal in GENERALITIES, we will rarely have success. When we deal in SPECIFICS, we will rarely have failure. When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates!

It is true! we see it here and in the lives of the investigators that we teach! This week is amazing if you just take the time to do it, and DO IT RIGHT!

This week we had the opportunity (Elder Bohman and I) to bless the lives of 3 sisters! 2 of which have left for the mission field, and one who is now Elder Bohman and I's companion until Monday! 19 years ago, she at the age of 6 found her mother in the bathtub dead, from a seizure! She was having flashbacks of that day! Immediately when she had the blessing her mind was cleared and hasn't had any problems since! It has been an amazing experience thus far and will continue to be! I can't wait to get to Arizona in less than 3 days Now :)! Friday is Class, Saturday is P-Day, Pack Day, Then Sunday is Church & Fireside, and Monday at 6 A.M. is departure :) So can't wait!
Well Gotta Go! Tell Everyone Hello!
Love you,
Elder Karlson

New Address For Korbyn

Elder Korbyn Karlson
Tucson Arizona Mission-ASL
1840 East River Road STE 102
Tucson, AZ 85718

Monday, March 15, 2010

11 March 2010

Hey all Ya'll,

How's the cookie crumblin"? I see you went to upper crust! :) How was your birthday Bubba? Hope it was totally awesome! Did you get the sparkly card? Sorry it wasn't real funny they've only got boring cards here! :) Thanks to the credit of my companion I remembered it!

It's great to hear the dinner show is over! How did it go? I bet you were way busy with it! When is it you go to Seattle again? I can't remember!

It is great to see the snow is still falling it keeps falling here too! It's so cold! Can't wait to get to the warmth, But not looking forward to the HOT, HOT weather!

I was extended here at the MTC for one week, But they wouldn't say why! They just said the mission president called and said to stay 1 more week so we did so! How was ISDB? Hope it was good!

Well Gotta go!

Love ya'll

Elder Karlson

Saturday, March 6, 2010

26 February 2010


Hey! This week has been freakin' awesome! Lots of snow and rain, but for the most part beautiful!

I was studying for district meeting, cause I had a 90 minute lesson to give and came across a few talks I thought you might like!

- Strengthen Thy Brethren-Elder Arnold
-Aaronic Priesthood Pathways-Thomas S. Monson
-Purpose for a mission- Lavell Edwards

The overall theme was getting less active (la) members back and staying in the church. They told us that is one of our 2 main goals as missionaries. Get the la back, and baptize new "CONVERTS".

Been studying real hard!!!! ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT AT THE MTC!!!!!YEE HAW!!!!This food is getting really boring!!!! Anyway! So looking forward to the mission field! I met my trainers brother Last night!!I'm so excited!!!!! :) Hope all is well!!

Love ya!
Elder Karlson

Read Jeremiah 29:13 Page 981


Hey you! It's been a crazy fun week! Snow, Rain, Sleet directing traffic, We got it all!!This week we were given the assignment to direct traffic for the New Missionary Day!!! The day we got our assignment it began to snow! Guess what it has been snowing and raining almost non stop since!!! Today we directed traffic in the freezing cold, SNOWING Weather! It was so much fun! 200 missionaries in about 1 hour!CRAZY but fun!FROZEN is all I can say! Arizona here I come! I have realized God sent me some place warm for a reason! This weeks been really busy it feels as if I was just writing you a few hours ago the time went by so fast! It is so incredible how fast it has gone by! I'm almost 2 months into the mission! I wish it would slow down! The time is speeding by Superfast! :) anyway How is Everything!
Hope all is Well!
Love Your Son,
Elder Karlson

"-Alot of What can be Counted doesn't Count, and alot of what Counts can't be Counted." -Albert Einstein-

P.S. Can you Send A Family Picture? It's hard to teach the principle of Families, and The Plan of Salvation with out one :)