Monday, March 21, 2011

21 March 2011

It's been an awesome and aweful interesting week this week!! everything from not body home to well yes you got it ANOTHER WRECK! The weather has been really crazy! today it is cold about 70 and yesterday and the day prior was about 90! it has been up and down! Nuts! anyway so you are probably wondering what happened with this other wreck!!! well We had just arrived at our investigators house Veronica and we were knocking on the door and talking to the neighbor lady that always tells us hello everytime we come. Her cousins friends came to get their drugs as usual from the lady and they parked on the wrong side of the drive way and the other lady would get mad if they parked on her side, So the lady we were talking to (also the drug dealer) told the lady to move her car to her side of the drive, so she immediately did so. but while doing so didn't pay any attention where she was backing and backed right into the drivers side of the rear of the truck. The passenger (I assume it was her boyfriend because nobody around here is into commitment just live together, sleep together, kind of people) anyway he was drunk, and got all mad and such and called his "friends" for back up!!! and so we got all the information we needed but he (boyfriend) was all mad and such so right after I got all the information and was walking to the car he came up and punched me in the shoulder! haha what a loser!! we then split just like a banana, out of the garbage( ghetto) and right home!! Our investigator was all worried! but she worries about everything!! So that was the awesome part of the week, well the eventful part of the week! and the aweful part was like the whole city of Tucson goes away on spring break and well this was spring break!!! Traffic was a breeze most of the week! :)

The Lord has blessed us and kept us safe! There are three men in this work keeping us where we need to be and safe! so no need to worry! :)

Happy Birthday Kort! I know you probably won't get this, but Love you all!!!

_\../ Elder Karlson \../_

Arizona Tucson Mission
939 W Chapalla Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

15 March 2011

Hola Karlson Familia,
I won't torture you with spanish :)
This week has been so eventful i'm not sure of where to start!!!!! We've been sooooooo busy this week i'm not sure what to say! may things good and bad happened! I'll start off giving you a little of the bad news and wrap it up with the good stuff in the end!
Well you hear many many stories of missionary companions running away and not coming back well this last Saturday mine did just that, but he came back! He ran at about 12 midnight So really Sunday morning and didn't come back until 1 or 2. He took the phone and called the mission president and told him everything! There are no problems with he and I just He is used to the Country life and isn't adjusting to the city life very easily! He feels constrained in the City! I'll give him an AMEN on that one! So he is under heavy watch now! Both eyes on him! Have to go to the bathroom and everything with him! It is a new experience! I'm learning to love him even more! When i have to change his diaper I will DRAW THE LINE!!! He only ran away to the Stake center and played the piano so that is the luck of it all, but the most funny part about it is I SLEPT THROUGH IT ALL!!!!! He told me when we woke up on Sunday!
Anyway for the awesome news! the work is going crazy! we have so many referrals that we don't have enough time to contact them all!! We will be headed to Nogales possibly this next week sometime! teaching a man there now!!! Well in RIO RICO for you that know where that is! 8 mile north of nogales and about 12 miles north of the Border!!! We've been in sahaurita, Midvale, Just north of MARANA, San Manuel, We just haven't touched New mexico yet other than that we've hit it all i think this week!

My back is doing great recently! :) still stiff as ever, but it seems to be improving! I only see the Chiropractor every other week now! :)
The Lord is truly blessing us here!!! Doctrine and Covenants 4 says "there is a marvelous work about to come forth among the children of men" there is no ABOUT in that scripture it is truly coming forth and his work is going forth! :) I Love it here! It is 85 at NOON! :) was 92 yesterday! :) BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Love you all!!

_\../ Elder Karlson \../_

New Address:

Elder Korbyn Karlson
Arizona Tucson Mission-ASL
939 W Chapalla Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704

P.S talked with President Walker my return date will be FEBRUARY 15, 2012, so almost a year away! :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

7 March 2011

Bueno dias,

Yep Spanish again! anyway! I think we had spanish food for like 3 meals this week! you know how much I love that! not! anyway things are going well here! it's been a slow week, but we have a few refferals still yet to contact so this week is gonna be busy! we have almost all of our day scheduled out through thursday! it's great to be busy! :() anyway! A lot is happening in the mission right now! the goal is to double the number of baptisms in the mission by May! wow is it going to be a big leap of faith in order to do that but it is going to be great! that will be right before president walker goes home!
We began our search yesterday and as always continues daily!
alrighty before i forget i interrupt my email to give you an update!
TUCSON, AZ 85704
All of that must be included in order to get it through because it is the same address as the stake center it must have the line ARIZONA TUCSON MISSION!

Elder Bradley and I are on the same computer today so it is truly short letter today! sorry!

Love you!!

_\../ Elder Karlson \../_

1840 East River Road Ste 102
Tucson, AZ 85718

3 March 2011

howdy ya'll,
Wow what an amazing week it has been this week! :) super busy and lots to say but I'm gonna keep it short! :) yep that is right! so you see from the subject heading! WE GOT SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sunday morning we got snow! :) It was so much fun!!! we would called it a skiff or maybe even frost, but here they call it SNOW!!! I love it~! it was gone and in the 70's by the end of the day! :) The weather has been amazing! 75-85 and it looks like it could be warmer soon! aah it is only march! We are hoping for some more rain soon! it is super dry here allergies are awful!!! fire danger is extreme! The work here is moving along great! we have a branch activity planned for tomorrow and well plan for almost all of our investigators to be there! we also received a referral on Tuesday for a Korean woman who we have an appointment with tomorrow! ummmmm but she is very limited in ASL and well from the likes of it and what the other ASL sister said KSL Korean Sign Language!!! that is 6 languages we will be learning! Spanish, English, ASL, LSM (Mexican sign language), NSL (Nepal sign language) , KSL (Korean sign language)!!! can't wait! this mission may seem the hardest thing, but at the same time the most rewarding thing ever too! of all the things I've done in my life, scouting, dancing, traveling, whatever the mission is the most rewarding. My companion is awesome and I'm not sure i could ask for anyone who could be better!! very diligent and loves to learn!! :)
We are also looking forward to stake conference this week! Elder Costa of the 70 will be here to release and call a new stake president so that will be a super big change that is Saturday and Sunday! :) The lord is preparing and we are searching for the many many opportunities to find! :) The lord has blessed us and we are truly greatful for that! well until next time!
P.s. the mission office is moving we aren't sure of the date yet but it will be soon! the new address will be
939 West Chapalla Drive
Tucson, Arizona.
939 W Chapalla Drive
Tucson Arizona 85718
you will be receiving a letter in the mail with more information about it from president and sister walker i believe!

love you,

_\../ Elder Karlson \../_

1840 East River Road Ste 102
Tucson, AZ 85718