Look on the bright side of life... just like Brian said!

Hey family,

How are you guys doing:?  I am just fine.  I cannot complain too much. Although I have been stressing out  about everything as the mission is coming to an end. It is weird to think that here in 50 some odd days I will be taking a jet plan home. More than likely next to the guy that I sat next to on the way here. Elder Talyer.  He´s a good kid. I was his companion for a couple of weeks. 

This week was a really good week. More than likely one of the best weeks that I have had on my mission. I am really excited for what comes, but all that I know is that I have to try my hardest and trust in the Lord and those who are around me.  It will happen, and I feel it.  I have had some really spiritual experiences this week, and I realize that I am not alone in my cause, or rather the cause of the Lord. 

My companion and I are getting along just fine. He is learning really quickly. I like being a trainer, but at times there was something's  that they learn in the CTM, that does not work, and I have to beat it out of him. It is a complication  but you do what you can. I really like the kid. He is really good with the members.  He can manage to get referrals from them which is something that I am not so good at, so it is a good combination. I am good at street contacts and getting members to go with us to teach lessons, and he is good at getting them to give up their friends and family members to be taught. Dream team, if I do say so myself, and I do.

Well family I am without words, but just remember to always look on the bright side of life just like Brian said. 


Elder Caleb S. Carriere

Hello There Ladies

Oh, well hello, I did not see you there... Ladies!!! ;)

I did that in honor to my two year old nephew, Ashton. 

I am doing really well. Life is great and I cannot complain too much about what is going on here. We are working and trying our best  and that is all Heavenly Father wants of us.

We are having good success with Israel. He is working on his problem with smoking and it is going well.  He says that he has great headaches, but I know that is the nicotine that is in his blood and body leaving. It is a difficult stage in the process of getting rid of an addiction, but it is going to happen one way or another.

We are getting along with the members here just fine. They like us, and seem to recognize that we are working to get people to go to church. We were given an hour to work with them, and we passed a part of a movie that we missionaries use for our trainings. It worked out wonderfully.  They people recognized their callings as members of the church.  They are giving us a wonderful turn out of referrals. 

We traveled to Santa Maria this week as well and heard from the Elder Soares of the Seventy.  He is a really nice man. A very spiritual guy. I really liked what he had to say.

I love you all and I will talk to you all in a month and three or four weeks.


Elder Caleb S. Carriere