Monday, February 28, 2011

Mission Life is Great!!

and his 1st companion.  Elder Petersen
 Steve is in a car area!
                     Elder Meitler's first apartment.

Elder Meitler looks too happy to be flying away from UTAH!

Steve finally wrote a letter and I'd like to summarize.  He is lovin' the mission field even though he has knocked on over 200 doors and only 3 have let him in to talk about the church.  He is surprised how many people hate the mormoms.  He loves tracting because everyday is quite the adventure.  His companion is Elder Petersen whom he loves because he is humble, a quality that Steve hopes to acheive.  (I tried to upload a video that Steve sent but did not have success.  I will try again later.)
     Steve is living in an afluent area and loves the ward and is getting invited for dinner every night.  The apartment that he lives in is in the basement of a beautiful home.  On the video he sent, there is a pool table and ping pong table for the missionaries to enjoy in his basement apartment.   He has noticed while tracting that there are alot of Catholics and Muslims.  One day when they were tracting, Steve said he felt impressed by the Spirit to knock on one more door after they had decided to stop tracting.  That last door ended up being a woman who said she is looking for a church.  (We will hopefully hear about her progress next week.
     Steve also expressed that he is anxious not to be considered a "greenie."   I hope Steve continues to be so upbeat about his mission.  I've not seen him happier!!! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

First area is Virginia!

Washington DC South Mission
Elder Steven Meitler
5242 Lyngate Ct.
Burke, VA 22015

Today is Thursday and I have been too anxious to receive word from Steve.  I thought that his P-day was Wednesday, but found out today that it is Thursday.  In his email, he informed me that he will write a letter telling all the details of his first week in the mission field.  I guess he does not have enough time on the computer to write emails, so he would prefer handwritten letters.  I'm sure he has plenty of time while doing  his laundry to write letters.  Steve wants everyone to know his address....I guess he would love to get letters.   So stay tuned for a handwritten letter.   I can hardly wait!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Looks like the MTC was a good experience!

Washington D.C. South Mission blog

President and Sister Albrights blog.   ( View stunning pictures of the mission home, missionaries, president and his wife and their beautiful surroundings.  Even pictures of when the missionaries toured the White House.

Steve arrived in Washington D.C. on Wednesday

Today is Saturday evening and we are excited to hear about Steve's new adventures.  P-day will be on Wednesday and we hope to get an update as to where he is located.  We received an email from the mission home stating that he arrived safely.