Sunday, May 24, 2015


From: Joseph Weiss <>
Date: May 24, 2015 at 8:42:33 PM MDT

Dear Family,

The highlight of this week was going on a trade off with my "son" Elder
Jones! He's the man! He talks with EVERYONE!!!

We didn't have any appointments so we took the bus to Fairfield
and talked to people ALL day! It was so much fun!
It was like a six hour thing at the end.

It'd be nice to have investigators but man I don't even care at the
end of six hours of talking to people you are pumped!! We met heaps of
Spanish people and invited them all to our super activity for this
Saturday Conozca a los Mormones!! (Meet the Mormons).

We are now on the radio! Super cool. We tell everyone about it!
I hope we blow our ward away!! I want the Spanish to community to say..
"Did you hear about what the Mormons did?" ahahaha!
With God's help we are gonna win!

Love you all! Elder Weiss

PS   Sorry for poor time management today... #shortemail

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I Know God is Bound to Send Me a Blessing

From: Joseph Weiss <>
Date: May 17, 2015 at 9:05:46 PM MDT

I'm not gonna lie, that (Mother’s Day) phone call threw my whole week off. But I'm
back on track now. The whole week I just felt a bit dead.

Elder O'reardon visited our Stake Conference on Sunday and he told us of
something that Elder Bednar told him. He said that "As soon as someone
obeys a principle of the gospel they qualify for the temporary
companionship of the Holy Ghost.”

I realized that we as missionaries have many rules and each time
we obey one we receive a little bit more of the Spirit and a little
more faith. I realized that I had become
slack about small things like getting out the door before meal times
are up and talking to everyone.

Disobedience is numbing and decreases
your spiritual capacity to do miracles. Obedience turns the world into
a place of possibility and faith. Each time I get out the door before
meal time is up, I know God is bound to send me a blessing. So I wait
and watch as the hand of God unfolds itself.

We thought our Stake was
getting split this weekend but NOPE! That's ok though. Next time!
Stake conference was packed back to the stage. Elder O'rearden kept
saying something that I found interesting. He said, "Stake Conference
is a time of miracles." He told us of all the miracles that he sees as
he goes from one stake to the next and goes out to the rescue with the
Stake President.

He instructed us as priesthood holders that we should
never make a visit without an appointment. Setting an appointment
gives them time to reflect on why you are coming and the Holy Ghost
can start working in them. It's powerful to hear the servants of the
Lord talk about the miracles that they've seen. As they move their
feet, the Lord guides their steps.

Love you all!

Elder Weiss

Sunday, May 10, 2015

After the Mother's Day Phone Call

"How should you prepare for my return?" was the question Dad asked me.
That is a tough question. I would love for everyone to speak to me in
their Romantic languages ie Spanish, Portuguese, Italian etc.

Let's try and get the missionaries to our house once a month to teach
someone. We have non member families across the road on either side
of the Mechams and one on the other side of the Pingrees. Let's try to
get them all over and build relationships. You can't help people  you
don't know.

I  guess family scripture study every night and family
prayers. I reckon those already are happening.

I'll have to put more
thought into it. Yous are great I love you all!

Thanks for the questions. See you in a few secs...

Elder Weiss

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mercy is the Only Explanation

The days are long but the weeks are... I don't know where they are...
they just disappear!

Pretty much the same old life and stories so I'll
just tell you so things I've learned this week.
1) The sacrament works. When we are honest and look to make a specific
change their is power that comes into our lives.
2) Fasting works. I have gained a love for fasting on my mission. It's
explainable but the difference is certain.
3) The reason we have a testimony is to help us change. Growing up I
always had a testimony but looking back I never really knew why. On my
mission I have applied my testimony and the result is that I am
changing. Also known as conversion. We don't know for the sake of
knowing. We know for the sake of doing and changing. I think that's
pretty critical.

I loved the book I got for my birthday! I love all your notes and
such. If someone could email me if we can skype at 11am my time that'd
be shweet!

You guys are gonna have to give me a prompt or something because when
I write these letters it feels like bloody Groundhogs day every

Love you all so much!

Still not sure how I won the lottery of life... mercy is the only explanation.