Monday, December 28, 2015

Mission XP - 28 December 2015 Last email for 2015!

Monday we had a zone activity and most played basketball but all the cool Elders and Sisters played soccer. Winking face  Then we practiced O Holy Night for the Mission's Christmas devotional! 'Twas vedy good...

Tuesday was district meeting. We also taught the new family of investigators we picked up the other week! Other than that it was a lot of walking...and talking to people outside.

Wednesday was the Christmas devotional and our Zone sounded amazing!Thumbs up signClapping hands signOk hand signSmiling face with open mouth and tightly-closed eyes then more walking in the not 75 degree weather.

Thursday we didn't have any appointments but we got to get into a couple houses of less active people who we saw at church on Sunday! And we ate Teriaki Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Teriaki Steak with rice, fruit salad, bread, and something else. It was cooked by a Family from Hawaii. And multiply that by two very full plates.

Friday I got to talk to my family which was awesome! But really short. Only like 40 minutes of the seventeen thousand four hundred and seventy two hours I'll be gone...but it was still greatFace with stuck-out tongue and winking eye
And we also ate a ton of food on Christmas.

Saturday was a blessed day! Rebecka got baptized! She was so excited to finally get baptized! And the spirit was strong and she has a ton of support. The Relief Society room was completely filled plus some.

Sunday was the confirmation of Rebecka. And our family of investigators who are on date for the 30th of January to be baptized where there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today we got to...TO BE CONTINUED.......

Elder Kremer

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mission - Extra special email

Dear Kremer Family,

Hi, my name is Keith Call. I am the ward mission leader in the Lone Rock Ward in Draper Utah. I just wanted to let you know how much I love working with Elder Kremer. He has a great sense of humor and never misses the chance to joke with me. He is also a great teacher of the gospel. He recently taught in the home of a part member family in our ward. Our Elders Quorum President was there, and gave a glowing report of what a great job Elder Kremer did. He is truly doing a great work in our ward and stake. We love him. Thank you for sharing him with us!

Here is a picture of Elder Kremer with his last companion, Elder Bell.

Mission - Extras from the Heaton family Christmas Day - Draper and Skyping with him

Here are photos from The Heaton Family in Draper, UT. Sister Heaton said: "They were so much fun to have at the house. Our family nicknamed them Elder Nash and Elder Tonga. they are really funny together.

                                           Photo of Skyping Elder Kremer on Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Mission - XP 21 December 2015

Merry Christmas! 
      Miracles are wrought in the Draper Meadows Stake!! This week was literally filled with miracles. We got texted on Sunday about a family of three from Brazil who wanted to be baptized before they went home on the 23rd so we met with them on Monday and taught them almost everyday and on Friday they all got baptized on Friday and confirmed today in Sacrament meeting. On Tuesday we were on splits and I met with a potential investigator, Sister Anderson, and I didn't even teach the full restoration. I got to families then as she asked questions it lead to my experiences with prayer which helped her because she asked how can I tell when I have been answered and she asked a question about families that had been on her mind since she lost her baby at birth and I did not know how to answer it and I could not rely on me because I had never been asked this before and I could not rely on my companion because he was not there and so I just paused, listened,and remembered what Elder Bell taught me about talking slow so I could let the spirit talk through me, and with faith and without thinking my own thoughts I opened my mouth and I heard the words coming out and they were incredibly smooth, they were perfect in a sense. Everything about the answer coming out of my mouth seemed to be affecting her and I knew that it was the Holy Ghost. It was incredible. I've taught with the spirit several times and it's always easier when they ask questions instead of just teaching but I wasn't even teaching with the spirit the spirit was teaching by itself I was literally just the mouth piece. She cried and further explained the reason behind her question and I didn't even know how I answered her or gave her comfort but the Holy Ghost knew exactly what she needed to know and how she needed to hear it. Maybe I was the one on splits at her house because I knew so little about what she would ask that I wouldn't be able to try and answer from what I knew but that I would have to rely completely on the spirit. It was truly an amazing spiritual and testimony building experience for me. Then on Friday evening after the baptism we met with her again and the rest of the family, a part member family. The husband is trying to come back to activity and the kids are also non members and they don't have a religious background or know much if anything about Jesus Christ and have been meeting with the Bishop! They are on date for January!
  I have been learning more how to listen to my investigators and to teach by the spirit in my studies and in teaching opportunities. I can tell the difference when I teach with the spirit and when I teach without it. One I stumble and can't always get what I want out and the other time it's perfect for the investigator. Every time I've been complimented on my teaching it has been one of those times I've had the spirit teaching through me. After having those types of teaching experiences I really dislike when I'm not teaching with the spirit. It helps me try to rely more on the lord.
 Elder Fehoko and I are still getting along great and I feel we are a really strong two-man army of the lord. The members all comment on how they feel we get along together which shows me that we have member trust which is one of the most important things to have to hasten the works in individual stakes.

Love ya mom!

Elder Kremer 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mission XP - 14 December 2015

Sorry I didn't email last week it just completely skipped my mind. 
This week was greatish mostly...except for when it wasn't

Monday we had p-day and we played volleyball!!! It was pretty awesome! We also did other stuff that I've forgotten about.

Tuesday our lesson cancelled...I think it was a good day though.

Wednesday was exchanges. The district leaders companion biked in our area with me. It was pretty fun. We both joke around with members a lot and dinner was awesome. That family we ate with said they didn't really like past missionaries because they were robots kind of and that we were awesome...! Our lesson also cancelled today but we'll have it next Wednesday.

Thursday we went to a baptism in the district leaders' area. James got baptized! He's from China. Elders Kim, Ray, Fehoko, and I all have actually taught him before so it was nice that we all happened to be in his district when he finally got baptized! He is firm in the gospel now! Exchanges ended at 1, then we went to the zone building to meet with the zone to practice a song for the mission Christmas devotional. Three hours later we only had 1 and a half versus down haha..the struggle though... Then a lesson cancelled and we had our first lesson of the week with an investigator we picked up last week who lives with an awesome family! Tsubasa is from Japan! Which is awesome because I gave up on French because nobody in Utah is going to speak French so I'm starting to try and at least learn to teach in Japanese - so as the lesson progressed we started teaching about the area of things I knew in Japanese which wasn't that much because I'd only been at it a week but it was still awesome and I only butchered everything probably but the spirit was there!

Friday weekly planning 😴😵 again... And only one of our three lessons cancelled and it was the same one from earlier. We are helping one of our investigators overcome smoking. This person really wants to and is working so hard to quit and is down to three a day and 11-12 on a stressful day. The goal is 1 a day and 3 on stressful days so please pray and fast with us for Kim.

Saturday someone asked for our help to move them out of their trailer home. We went by 4-5 different times during the day and they weren't out once nor did they answer their door. But oh well. And we had a kind of lesson with a 10 year old boy but the mom was's ok though God's plan is mostly for us crazy people 😱😜 anyway!i!

Sunday was a blast!!! Haha just kidding we went to church for 9 hours again. Actually it was a pretty awesome day and we only went to church for 7 1/2 hours because we went to a baptismal interview for one of our investigators who is getting baptized on the 26th! Annddd...we got a miracle text Sunday but more on that next week when the mystery miracle unfolds.

Love ya,
Elder Kremer