How are you today? I am good. Every day I am trying so hard and it is paying off. I know this is the right place for me to be at this time in my life. Tell Austin I love him and am glad he is such an example to me. I feel like the Lord is so proud of me and called me to the right mission.
Yesterday we had 5 out of 7 investigators at church when I spoke. I have to speak again next Sunday. (Oh fun!!! Not really!)
So Friday we went to this house to see a less active boy. He was not there so we started to talk with the dad and found out he did not have a job and was having a hard time keeping one because he had some learning disabilities. He was feeling really down on himself and had started to turn to drinking for comfort. I told him about my disabilities and what I had to go through to serve a mission. I really tried to testify to him that if he would truly turned to the Lord that the Lord would take his weakness and make them strengths. I could tell him that because I know he did that for me. I gave him a challenge to go to church on Sunday and guess what, HE DID!!! I know because I spoke in that ward and it was way cool.
I love you guys and I love this mission and know I was called by the Lord. I also know this is his plan just for me.
I love you all,
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I know I was sent to the Salt Lake City South Mission for a reason and that reason is Pres. Laney! He is an amazing man of God and because of his love for me I know I can do this. If I had not graduated early and left when I did I would have missed him because he only has 6 months left. I know I was meant to be in his mission and I am so grateful for his love and compassion for me. I know Heavenly Father loves me and planned it this way just for me!!!
Friday, February 5, 2010
THE CHURCH OF
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Utah Salt Lake City South Mission
8060 South 615 East
Sandy, Utah 84070
Dear Brother and Sister Fackler January 28, 2010
What a pleasure it was for Sister Laney and me to welcome your son, Elder Bridger Fackler, into the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. His first day with us included breakfast and orientation at the mission office, testimony meeting, a brief interview with me, a training session, lunch, and of course, meeting his first companion.
I am impressed by his desire to serve. He is well and in high spirits as he anticipates the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Please be assured that Sister Laney and I will be watching over him while he is here. I'm enclosing a photograph of the three of us taken as we welcomed him at the mission office.
After prayerful consideration, Elder Eric Schellman has been assigned to be your son’s trainer and first missionary companion. To help you support your son as a full-time missionary, I am enclosing some suggestions you will find helpful. We have learned from experience the importance of family and friends following these guidelines. Please share the suggestions with those who may write to him. Your compliance of these guidelines can reinforce your son’s willingness to follow the guidelines in the Missionary Handbook.
All letters and packages should be sent to the mission, addressed to your son at the address listed above. You might be interested to know that mission has a blog at - utahslcsouthmission.blogspot.com – which we update frequently. We hope you will find the pictures and information contained there interesting and informative.
Thank you for raising such an outstanding son, worthy and willing to serve the Lord full time in our mission. I know you will be blessed for the sacrifices that make his service possible. May the Lord's choicest blessings be yours.
G. Steven Laney