Monday, January 30, 2017

 Jan 23, 2017

Hey everybody!! Wazzz up!? 
This week has been kinda loooong Elder Barton has been sick all week still and so we haven't gone out much! We went to the doctors again and they told him it's a sinus infection ( which I called before we went to the doctors last week ) so he's got some antibiotics now and he's healing a lot quicker! Which is good we are excited to get back out and teach some people!! 
So this week we were able to have a few lessons and they were great!! 
We had one with Jacob the less active RM this week and it was freaking great!! He felt the spirit so strong and he committed to taking all the steps he needs to, to repent!! It was awesome to see the spirit really speaking to him and helping him have the courage to do all the things he needed to! Something we talked about with him was trusting in God! Trusting that he wants what's best for us and is always gonna give us a way back to him! We just have to take it and rely on him and his atonement! Christ is there for us and will help us through our trials if we will turn to him and accept his will! And in the end even if the trial or the repentance is harder than we ever could've imagined we will only be happier and more full of joy to be clean! 
So yeah, it was a great lesson and he's taken a lot of steps already and it's awesome to see the Lord bless him almost immediately for acting in faith! Repentance is real and it is such a wonderful and amazing blessing!! I'm just so grateful for Christ and his infinite atonement! 
Other than that the week has been pretty slow! I read a bunch of talks again so I'm gonna send a list of a few of my favorites! Check them out if you have the chance!  

 Sadly his snowman has died.

Willing to submit
Neal A. Maxwell 
General Conference April 1985

The crust of the bread of adversity                                      
Neal A. Maxwell 
General Conference April 1989

3 Nephi 17 

Put off the natural man, and come off conquer! 
October, 1990, General Conference 
Neal A. Maxwell 

Neal A. Maxwell 
October 1991 

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Oh my gosh I almost forgot one of the best parts of the week!!!! We had our temple trip and got to go to the Portland temple!!! It's so pretty and the spirit was super strong!! It was a really good experience and I loved it a lot!  


If anyone has questions let me know! I'll talk to ya next week! Love ya!
Elder Caleb Dewald

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hey everyone!! How're y'all doin? This week has been pretty crazy!
Elder Barton has been sick this week so we've been stuck in most
of the week. So maybe nothing too crazy about this week except me.                                              

Man I'm funny, but we did get a tooooooon!! Of snow this week!!
Almost a foot!! Which is really uncommon here I guess. It was a bunch
of fun!!

 Elder Barton wasn't feeling too bad at the beginning of the
week so we went out for a while and did some walking and everyone was
out. We talked to a bunch of people about the gospel so that was cool!

Also we went to the doctor again for elder Barton this week and on
the way there the first time, we called them and they said the
appointment had been moved to the afternoon. So we went to turn
around and promptly got stuck in the snow. But with a little work
and some help from God we got out and on our way back before too long!
Later that day on the way back [to the doctor] we got stuck again on some train
tracks! But the train was nowhere around us so we were good.  I got
out and pushed and I wasn't getting it anywhere really but then like
six guys came over and helped me push and we finally got it off! So
that was a blessing! The Lord was really looking out for us that day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also the walkway and the kinda snow man thingy, the little one that I took a picture with are all made by me while elder Barton was sleeping trying to get better, cause how often does an Arizona boy get to play in the snow.  It was fun!

Other than that this week has been pretty mellow!  I read like 13 talks by Elder Neal A. Maxwell and they were all super good! I highly recommend his talks if anyone is looking for something to study!! But other than that and calling a ton of people not much happened!
Love y'all talk to you next week!

Elder Caleb Dewald

Following are pictures that my Arizona boy sent showing his fascination with the snow and cold!

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 9

Hey everyone!! This week has been pretty good!! We went on exchanges
this week again but this time I was with another new bee that came out
at the same time I did! Elder Hall! He's a cool guy he's probably
about 6'4 or 6'5 so there was kinda a height difference  it was
funny!  He's a really good guy though! And we had a good day together!
We taught the first lesson to one of Elder Barton and my new
investigators and it was a great lesson the spirit was really strong!
And the person we were teaching (Mary), almost committed to be
baptized! But next time! So yeah just a really good spiritual
Later in the week we had another lesson with Jacob  the less active
guy we just started teaching! And he went out with us after to a
lesson and it was awesome he had a great time and he bore his
testimony and it was awesome! Great experience for him and me!
This week has just been full of great experiences!
 Today we went ice skating as a zone and that was pretty fun too! Oh and I almost forgot              Elder Barton is like a hardcore star wars fan and one of the members
who fed us fed us these waffles and he about died form happiness!!
Love y'all let me know if you have any questions or anything talk to
you next week!
 Elder Caleb Dewald

January 2
He everyone!! This week has been pretty good! We got three new
investigators and they are solid!! We met with one on Monday and her
name is Mary. She's the daughter of someone in the ward! She is super
cool! And then the other two are from this family that lives like two
houses away from us. We've been trying to set some thing up with one
of them for a while but it just hasn't worked out yet. Then the
other day we were about to go out and try and find some people in another
area and we were like let's stop by there first. And they totally let
us in and we had a lesson with two of them. Ashley who is the owner of
the house and her brother's fiancé who is living with her right now.
They were both super interested and they invited us to come back!
So that was awesome! Also this week we had the chance to go to the
hospital to give a less active lady we visit a blessing.It was
super cool and the spirit was really strong! Afterwards she was
looking a lot better and we talked to her for a while! So yeah overall
a really good week of miracles and blessings! Let me know if you guys
have any questions or anything
Love y'all!

Elder Caleb Dewald