Saturday, March 11, 2017


*MOM NOTE: It’s Elder Willes’ birthday this month (actually this coming Saturday, March 18th). It’s a great month to write him a letter if you have a minute. I know he would LOVE it and so would his mama. Thank you for loving and supporting Nate.

"We invited him to pray everyday an he agreed! Prayer is a powerful gift the Lord has given us. 
Are you praying everyday? If not, maybe you can take the same challenge..."
"BORROWED" from Elder Nelson's Blog

Hello everyone! :) This week has been another good week here in Downtown Riverside. We have seen quite a bit of success this week and are so excited to continue to work hard and to help people Come Unto Christ. Here is an update of my week!!

Last Monday, we said goodbye to Elder Zeng. :( It was sad to see him go. He was an awesome missionary!!!

Tuesday we had a lesson with Brother Han!! It was an awesome lesson but he actually texted us last night saying he doesn't want to hear our message anymore. It was sad. We taught him about the Restoration and will continue to pray for him that he will accept the Gospel one day! That afternoon I also had  a trainer meeting which was for all of the new trainers this transfer. It was awesome. I am really excited to train this transfer. :) It will be super fun!!! 

My district is awesome! I love all of them. There are 8 of us total. The zone leaders, the office elders, the mission Spanish elders, and Elder Nelson and I, the Chinese elders. On Wednesday I had a DLC meeting in the morning with the zone leaders and the district leaders. I then gave my first DDM training! I trained on recognizing and relying on the Holy Ghost. It went awesome and the Spirit was strong. After the morning meetings Elder Nelson and I went walking and finding at UCR. We met Jay Yang and also Lin Jie Mei. (More on these two in a little bit.) No one showed up for English Class in the evening which was a bummer. 

Elder Nelson and I are determined to teach. We talk to EVERYONE. Thursday, on campus, was pretty good and was filled with a lot of Seeking With Faith. We have met a lot of people recently and it has been awesome!

On Friday morning I had the district leader meeting with all of the district leaders in the mission. That was special and I learned a lot. I got to see Elder Ly (from the Jurupa Zone). I love that dude! That night we also had three people at English Class! Boom! Jay Yang came, Brother Yuan, and also Tina. Brother Yuan is really interested in hearing about the Gospel, which is amazing. That night we also had a lesson with Jay! We invited him to pray everyday and he agreed! Prayer is a powerful gift the Lord has given us. Are you praying everyday? If not, maybe you can take the same challenge that Jay did. He is awesome. Please pray for him!!

Saturday morning we had our weekly blitz. I went out with Elder Heward, one of the office elders in my District. We talked to a lot of people, and were able to get one referral!! We also spent a super short period of the afternoon Seeking With Faith up at campus but we couldn't stay because there was a concert going on.

I know the Lord is aware of the Chinese people here in Riverside and He is helping to prepare someone now. We've just got to find them. On Sunday we went through our area book and called just about everyone in there. I am excited to continue to work hard and help Heavenly Father's prepared children Come Unto Christ so that they can find everlasting peace and joy. Love you all have a great week! 

Elder Willes

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE reading your sons blog! It nice because it fills in the gaps that Ben has left out. LOL :) Thank you so much for putting time and effort into this, it brings me such joy to see the pics and hear the stories!