It's All Good...Cali and Baptisms This Week

Elder Welling and Elder Tauaese in Cali Saying "See you later."
Dec. 17, 2012                                                     

WHAT'S Good Family and Friends!
I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by. Once again I will start with Tuesday and what we did. We basically got up super early in the morning to go to Cali and that was an experience, haha!! But we got there and had interviews with President Prince. We basically just talked about the work and Buenaventura. It was not really an interview, but nonetheless it was good to get to see some of the missionaries and meet some of the new guys. I will tell you why after.

But on Wednesday, we got some people ready for baptisms. So we went and taught the lessons to them, and made sure that they were doing well, WHICH they were. One of the men who got baptized is named was David, he is awesome - really ready for the gospel and really humble. SO that was awesome!

n Friday,the leaders of the zone came and did the baptism interviews with us, they both went great. But then the night time came, and let me tell you, impossible to sleep in the house with 8 missionaries, haha!!!  But it was solid and a good day overall. Then on Friday night we got to watch the conference of the missionaries singing in Cali for Christmas. So it was a pretty chill day.

Then Saturday came, and we had 2 baptisms, David, and a kid named Christian. I wore a pretty cool tie too...........shoutout!! ................

Elder Welling's Baptism Day for David and Christian in BV

Then on Sunday, yesterday, one of the elders got sick, and he is still feeling under the weather, which bring me to my next point... I am now in Cali!!  We woke up way early this morning, because tomorrow we have a Conference for 1 hour with President Prince, and then we will head back to BV.

Today was sad, though. It was great but sad at the same time.... We were playing sports and my other best bro in the mission is going home. Today was the last time I was going to see him again, so of course I cried again I don't like that part of mish for that reason, saying bye to people, it's hard to say goodbye!  But it will be great, because I will see him again soon.

The mish is really starting the fly by now! I can't believe it. I'm loving it and I will def miss the One and only Elder Tauaese!!!

Love you all, hope you have a great day! Now I am going to go sing to people in random parks.....O Holy Night!!!.....Another shoutout Bnap...all my family and my awesome friends, you know who you are!!   

Love you all.

Elder Tyler Welling

Slow Week...But Good

 Elder Welling with his 5 new missionaries in Buenaventura

December 10, 2012

Hey Family and Friends,

Hmm, what to say what to say. This week was good, but long also. I felt kinda lost in the area.

I will start with Tuesday, we had the normal district meeting. It went well. We put some dates up for some events that we want to do here in the branch in Buenaventura. One is that we are going to do a huge open house. PRES. PRINCE IS COMING TOO, ON THE 27TH in the evening to do the open house with us here in Buenaventura. We are thinking of more ways to invite a ton of people here in BV to come to the church. Hopefully this will work, our goal is to have over 200 people join us. I think we will do it, but it all needs to be planned out. 200 won't just come unless its planned well. Everything must be planned in the mission, that is something that will help me a lot in the future.

As for the week, it was hard, a ton of the meeting that we had arranged fell through. So that was a bummer and kinda disappointing. But that means we just have to change some things up, change the way we work. We want this great open house activity to have so many people that the church breaks......ok not really, but we want a lot.

Things are good though. The house, as in the missionaries that I live with (3 missionaries-my companion from the Dominican Republic and 2 newer gringos) was a little tense at times because people sometimes just get mad for little things. But it was good, because later we had a talk altogether, like an inventory meeting to get everything straightned out. So things went great after that!

Then on Sunday, the attendance dropped. I don't think we had quite 100, but it was still a good day. I gave a talk on the birth of Christ. I hope it went well. Everybody was saying to me that my Spanish has gotten a ton better, so I am super happy and thankful for that. Now I am typing on the computer the things I did last week, so I am going to stop typing now, haha.

Love you all and miss you. Hope your week's were great. And that is so awesome that my family got to see, meet and hear the best companion in the world, Elder Belnap, talk at his church yesterday!

Elder Welling

Elder Tyler Welling


Elder Welling with his 5 missionaries and Branch President

December 3, 2012

Hey family and friends,

his week was alright. Weird having our house without Elder Belnap. SUPER weird But on Wednesday the new missionaries came, two new gringos, they have about 5 months in the mission and one dominicano, my comp, who has about 13 months in the mission. So, they came and we went out and got to meet all of the members and everything. Started to get going with the work here again.

I kinda ¨lost the fire¨ for the last week. IDK why but it was hard for me to get going again. But overall the week was good. My comp is cool and chill. He's from the Dominican Republic, his name is Elder Borg. I'm getting used to new Elders and getting to know them, the things they do, the things they don't do, the way they study and just everything. always an interesting process. But its all good.

Then, the other two gringos are cool, too. One if from California and the other is from Utah, Elders Chase and Hogan. They seem pretty chill, different from the way I am, but overall cool guys. I hope I can help them in the mission the way Elder Belnap helped me.

We had a great Sunday, there were 20 investigators at church overall, but we reached a total of 106!!!!!! That was amazing, the church was packed full!!! Also, one of the new gringoes can play the piano, so he played the piano and we actually had music. So that was amazing. I got the fire back during the hymms we were singing. And I am ready to attack this week in BV and do big things here again.

I hope that you all had a good week, sad my niners, don't know what more to say. We are going to play soccer right now, but to be honest, I didn't really want tooo....idk why. lol.

Love you all, miss you all. Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!

btw, I want to change the way this mission does work, i want it to be smarter, better, faster, na na na now that that don't kill me, will only make me stronger. haha Kanye! . I will change it. :)


Elder Tyler Welling