Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Call from Elder Wilde - December 25, 2016

Christmas is one of the best days of the year for both a missionary and his/her family.  It was simply the best gift of the day for both!

 The Copeland Family Christmas Tree Hands we sent to Elder Wilde - Everyone wrote Christmas thoughts on the back.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 70 - December 19, 2016

🌲 πŸŽ„ The week of all weeks! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ€

Friends & Family! 

Hope you are all doing so well!  I cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner.  I'm very excited to talk to my family!  The weather here in Philly has been incredible.  We had a tiny bit of snow the other night, but other than that, we are sitting pretty!

We had another crazy week. 
On Monday, we hosted all of the departing missionaries (33) at the Mission President's home and made a slideshow for them with some of their most impactful missionary moments. It was so inspiring listening to all of these incredible missionaries bearing their testimonies and how their mission has shaped them into a more Christlike person. I felt so inadequate.  There were so many mission legends in that room haha! I will miss many of them.  It was interesting to see how many of them were either my leaders, I led them, I served with them, etc.  We had to wake up at the brink of dawn to get them off on their planes the next morning.  Everything worked out just great.  So bittersweet!

A few hours later, we returned back to the airport to pick up a brand new group (25) of missionaries.  Wow, it was so weird being inside of the airport watching all of these brand new missionaries come out of the sliding doors.  Just a bunch of young bucks.  They have no idea what they are getting themselves into πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ just kidding.  They are a solid group.
It was funny.  They had their eyes glued on us.  As they were waiting for their bags, we went and talked to people in the airport about the Christmas initiative.  It was hilarious watching their reactions. 

We spent the day with them.  We made a great new incoming Goldens' video which took what felt like an eternity, but by the end it was pretty good, so that was exciting.  We had dinner with the Goldens (new missionaries). 

That night, we hosted 8 of the English Goldens at our apartment.  It was so fascinating to me listening to all of these young men's stories and answering their questions that they had. Whatever we said, they took as missionary doctrine.  Hopefully it helps them get off on the right foot!  I seriously was in their shoes yesterday!  Great group of Elders and Sisters though. 

The next day, we were back at it and presented some trainings to the Goldens and trainers and made a slideshow for the new missionaries, their area, and their new companions.  It was incredible.  All of the trainers were some of the finest Elders and Sisters we have. Seriously phenomenal!  They are all going to do great.

Friday we went up to the previous assistants district meeting up in Doylestown, Pa.--super rich area.  We have a young single adult investigator up there.  We taught him and it must have been one of the best lessons I've been in.  The Spirit was so strong.  I invited him to be baptized.  He said "yes" and committed to Jan 29.  Seriously such an incredible opportunity we had! 

Most of the week was taking care of administration stuff.  I'm hoping to get more teaching and finding time after next week.  This upcoming week, we get to go to three zone conferences for Christmas.  We are super pumped.  It's going to be great.  We are presenting a few trainings and doing all sorts of fun new activities.  I just love getting to see all of the Elders and Sisters, as well.  There is nothing like being around Elders and Sisters. It will be a great week.  After the meetings, we get to double in to areas and we are going to Bayview for one of them.  I'm excited to go back! 
Last night we had a Christmas concert called, "The Messiah Sing Along."  It was fantastic! 

This week in my studies I came across two things that I thought were fascinating.  In 2 Nephi Chapter 2 (a chapter I have read several times), I read about how we as individuals are things to ACT and not to be ACTED UPON.  During this Christmas season, I hope that we don't let something that someone else may or may not have done "affect" our spirits and wind us down.  We have the ability to choose how we react to circumstances, the circumstances don't have the ability to make us feel a certain way.  Choose to be Christlike! 

Lastly, I thought about how Adam and Eve were in a state of innocence/ignorance in the Garden of Eden.  I asked myself, "Is ignorance/innocence bliss?" (This actually was an essay question I wrote about in high school)  My new answer would be, "No - we cannot have happiness and joy or an uplifted spirit without having 'laws.'  Without laws, there would be no sin, without sin there would be no righteousness, without righteousness there would be no happiness.  Jesus Christ is so vitally important because he gave us the law and because of that we are able to experience peace and happiness in this life if we live the law." 

This Christmas season, I thank my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I thank him for the peace and happiness I receive as I am representing him.  The gospel is the law.  I hope that we may all strive to do our best to live it, learn it, & share it.

Thank you for all you do.  God bless you! 

Elder Wilde

P.s. If you haven't received an Christmas card, let me know today! :)

721 Paxon Hollow Rd., Suite B,
Broomall, PA, 19008 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Week 69 - December 10, 2016

Hello there!

Hope everyone is doing well! 

Today is my somewhat of a pday.  We are taking time to go to the temple today and run a few errands because Monday is going to be insane with all of the departing missionaries! 
 (Nativity Scene at the Temple)
 (Our tire popped - we had a fun time putting on the new one.) 
(Wells Fargo Center)

To start the week I gave my last zone training back in Cherry Hill which was great.  Man, I learned so much serving there.  It was such a unique experience and had so many missionaries I needed to learn from. 
(Last Zone Training)

Life has been super busy my first week back in PA.  It's definitely been a change of missionary work.  We spent most of the week in the office trying to figure out transfers with President.  We made plans how missionaries would get to their new area from their old area with their new companion.  It took a really long time to figure out.  I think in the end we had to figure out like 90 missionaries transfer plans.  We had to figure out housing and vehicles for each missionary.  We created slideshows, PowerPoint and videos for departing missionaries and incoming missionaries.  We had to find new ways to report numbers to stakes and just so many ridiculous things.  It was a pretty hectic week.  We still aren't 100% finished but hopefully by the end of today we will be. 

It's fun though!  The missionaries I serve with are studs.  We have a super fun time together. 
I have learned so much about just being patient and the importance of listening.  I feel like in all these meetings I'm in lately I have 0 idea what's going on, and then I'm asked my thoughts on something and I'm just like... what?  Oh well, understanding will come over time! 

Anyways, life is good!  Love you all - continue to #LIGHTtheWORLD 

Sorry I don't have much of an email this week, just been busy working on transfers and whatnot.  I'll be better next week! 


Elder Wilde 

P.s. My Christmas card will be sent out today!

721 Paxon Hollow Rd., Suite B,
 Broomall, NJ, 19008 
United States 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 68 - December 5, 2016

Hello, everyone! 

We are already on our way here in December!  This week has been pretty hectic. 

I had to say goodbye to New Jersey.  After one of our meetings, our Mission President asked if I could come and help fulfill a new assignment as one of his assistants.  I am pretty nervous but also excited to learn from my new companion and the Mission President. 
My new area covers part of my old stomping grounds - South Philadelphia!  I will be in the Philadelphia YSA and will be meeting in the chapel next to the temple.  I am super thrilled. Yesterday after Stake Conference, I left Cherry Hill basically right after and went to Philly.  It was fast Sunday and I went up and bore my testimony and just added to what one of the men on the stands said.  I said, "I am thankful for what this brother (I leaned over to ask for his name and he said, "Bishop") excuse me, Bishop! had to say about ..."  Everyone was laughing, it was pretty funny. 

I got to see a bunch of people from the first place I served.  It was so awesome to see them all again! 
My new companion is incredible.  His name is Elder Winstanley.  He is from Colorado and has been out two transfers longer than I have.  He is a super good ball player, but I'll teach him a few things ;) however; every time we play he breaks my ankles to one degree or another.  He did this morning, it was bad.  We are in a trio right now with an elder named Elder Oldroyd (he is who I am replacing) he is from Arizona.  He is the most humble person out there wow. 

I definitely feel inadequate and there are so many others that would be able to fulfill the position better then I would, but I definitely will do my best.  The first big test is next week.  We have 35 departing missionaries and 30 coming in.... yikes! 
We had a baptism right after church for a young lady named Kendyll.  She is seriously incredible.  She is from Alabama and attends Villanova.  She belonged to the Church Of Christ but left it after her brother did.  She was about to give up on religion, etc., when she then found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through a friend.  She said it is the best thing that has ever happened to her in her life.  Next week, we will have a baptism for a girl named Felicity.  She is 22 and an accountant for a local hospital here in Philadelphia.  She is originally from Las Vegas but moved out here and she is just absolutely in love with the church.  The Philly YSA is ELECTRIC!  I was amazed at all of these young single adults. 
Anywho.... I'm going to miss Cherry Hill a lot.  I had such an incredible four months here and it went by in the blink of an eye.  I was so blessed to see Beena, Jack, and Michelle enter the waters of baptism.  They changed my life!  I will forever remember them.  I was so blessed to have been able to work along side with some of the mission's bests - Elder Holden & Elder Lake. 
I told Ben Rong, our Chinese investigator, that I was leaving to Philadelphia and he said, "That's not far!  Wherever you go, I go!  You are my brother!"  So I am excited to continue to work with him and have him come to Philly YSA. 

We had a great week. 
We took our recent convert, Jack to the temple.  That was an incredible time.  He was able to be baptized for four of his ancestors.  Truly remarkable experience.  I love being inside of the temple and I learned a lot of new things about the temple this week.  In one of our leaderships meetings on Friday, we had the temple president (who also was a former mission president and stake president) come and speak to us.  After the deeper doctrine part about the temple, he told us, "We go to the temple to find out who we really are, and when we find out who we really are, the adversary has no power of us."  I know we know the doctrine that we are a Child of God, but do we know that is who we truly are deep down inside?  Only the temple can truly teach us that. 

Along with the Temple President visiting us, we had the chief executive of missionary work worldwide come and present to us as well. 

Along with the temple president and the chief executive of missionary work, we had the mastermind behind all of the holiday videos that the church produces come and speak to us as well.

Along with the temple president, the chief executive of missionary work, and the mastermind behind the holiday videos, we had the whole mission presidency and mission leaders right across the street from the temple.  It must have been one of the most powerful meetings I have ever sat in. 

Along with that incredible meeting, we then had an adult stake conference session on Saturday and then a stake conference on Sunday. 

Our stake presidency here in New Jersey is LEGIT.  They get work done and literally Saturday night looking around the room, I was in awe with how amazing and powerful the members of the church are.  President Sikahema (for real Eagles player) talked about how he and Scott O'Neal (current CEO of 76ers) discussed how during the temple cultural celebration they both said that THE CHURCH is the GREATEST organization in the entire world.  It will train, teach, and discipline you better and faster then any IV league school in the nation (coming from someone who went to Harvard business program).  I looked around the room and it was amazing to see how well rounded each individual was.  I am amazed as I listen to the leaders of the church who were former businessmen, doctors, lawyers, some of the smartest people in the entire nation and they left it ALL behind to serve the Lord.  Our former mission president was the CEO of a major company worth billions of dollars.  He received a call from church headquarters one day and they asked him to serve as a mission president (which would mean he would have to quit his job).  He accepted the call to be a mission president, and a few of his coworkers were not too happy that he picked that over his career.  Days before he was to leave for Philadelphia, he told a story about how GERMANY (yes the country) called and said that if he resigned, they would drop their contract (millions and millions of dollars) with the company.  He discussed how he said to them that his choice was final a long time ago. 

Well, apparently as assistants you don't get too much of a pday, so I think we will be off running some errands. 

Love you all! 

My new address is: 721 Paxon Hollow Rd., Suite B, Broomall, PA, 19008

Elder Wilde 

Week 67 - November 30, 2016

Hello there! 

First - watch this video:

Well, today is my pday, I'm on my way to the temple.  We are taking a recent convert, we were going to take two of them but we couldn't get the other one's paper work done in time unfortunately.  I'll make sure to attach pictures at the end. 

Baptisms were splendid :) SHALL WE NOT GO ON IN SO GREAT A CAUSE? ,
Shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward.
Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice,
and be exceedingly glad! - DOCTRINE and Covenants 128:22

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner at our bishop's house.  It was lots of fun.  I taught them how to play Scum too ;)

Yesterday we had a unique experience with our recent convert, Beena.  Unfortunately, we didn't have too much time to plan and prepare for her lesson, so we were kind of unprepared on what we should go over with her, but we made a game time decision and we felt like we should go over "Teaching and Learning in the Church" with an emphasis on receiving a calling and serving (which nobody really ever teaches).  Just like 10 minutes into the lesson Beena just starts crying... and wouldn't stop.  So we ended the lesson a little short and the member we were with stayed in the room with her while we got a few things done in the church.  After the Book of Mormon class which we held ended, the member told us that just this morning she had been praying that God would help her find service opportunities so she could help more people.  She wanted to do missionary work like us and that was our exact lesson to her - very spiritual moment for her to see her prayer be answered right in front of her. 

in the Book of Mormon class, we read Helaman Ch 3 and these verses really stuck out to me:

"Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.

Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God."

I definitely know that the Lord is been merciful to me during the course of my life but also so much during the course of my mission.  I feel like I go from failure to failure, but he is constantly there to lift me and help me along the path and has blessed me here and there with such incredible people.  I truly know that there is a place where Justice, Love and Mercy meets. 

We taught a new couple, the Burns.  George (husband) has cancer - we went and saw him in the hospital and he was just beyond excited to have us there.  Yesterday we were able to meet him again and his wife.  His wife is a Jehovah Witness.  We thought we were going to be in for a scary ride, but we had an incredible restoration lesson.  The wife told us, "I have felt like I have been in darkness for such a long time, I just don't know the truth."  The Spirit was very strong in our lesson and she is so ready to dive into the Book of Mormon and begin learning.  George is one funny guy, too, my goodness.  He has such great faith. 

I was able to teach the family from Burma last night.  It was incredible!  We had someone on the other end of the phone who was fluent in Burmese.  He was raving about wanting a Book of Mormon in Burmese (but it has not been translated in that language yet).  He made a funny comment at the end when he said, "We need Joseph Smith back.  He could translate the Book of Mormon into Burmese in a few days!"  This man is so beyond humble though, it is so incredible to see how submissive he is and just eager to learn and grow closer to our Father in Heaven.

Ben and Alanna are both doing great.  They are both going to get baptized the first week of January!  Also Joe, who we have been teaching for quite some time (he is the boyfriend of a reactivated member.  He use to be agnostic but now has a testimony that God lives) is wanting to be baptized - super awesome!  Heavenly Father just makes things happen :) 

I'm sure many other things happened but these are just a few that came to mind.

The church has officially released the new Christmas initiative.  It is called #LIGHTtheWORLD. I t is an incredible two minute video about Jesus Christ and the way he served others, but most importantly it helps us serve and become just like him.  Service has to be the greatest way that helps us feel the Spirit and become more like our Savior. 

This video definitely has such an amazing spirit to it.  I'm so lucky to be a part of this great work at this amazing time.  I invite each and every single one of you to share the video - you can find it on the homepage of

 https://www.mormon.org/christmas/light-the-world?play=hero https://www.mormon.org/christmas/light-the-world?play=hero

It also has an incredible calendar that shows how you can serve others all the way up til Christmas (which has been included at the end of this e-mail.)

Mark 5

14 Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

John 8

12 ¶Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Here is my Joseph Smith quote for y'all :)  "If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves."

Well, that's about it for me!  Life is good in the service of the Lord!  Thank you for all that you do for me!  I'm getting excited for Christmas!!! 


Elder Wilde 


Friday, November 25, 2016

Week 66 - November 24, 2016

Hello there!  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wow, cannot believe November is basically over.  It's ridiculous, feels like just yesterday I was walking the streets in South Phila as a young buck missionary. 
Just finished stuffing myself with all sorts of pie, now I'm lacing up to play some ball and then going to spend time and have dinner with some members! 

 (Elder Wilde showing the posted sign:  "A House is Not a Home Without a Shitzu!"  Elder Wilde's family has two of them!)  

This last week was sooo amazing.  We had a baptism for one of our investigators who I have been teaching since I have been here in this area.  Her name is Beena!  She is from Pakistan.  She is probably the most angelic person I have ever met.  The most darling person out there and seriously always makes me smile.  I have been so blessed to work with some incredible people. 

Our Mission President came teaching with us on Wednesday and then he actually performed the baptism, she requested him to do it.  We had an incredible turnout at the baptism, the room was jam packed.  Needless to say, she is being cheered on by everyone! She asked me to speak on the Holy Ghost and in the morning I was trying to find a story online about someone who obeyed a prompting and acted on it, and I felt my own prompting telling me to share the story of when I was living overseas in China and our house caught on fire.  I was on my way home from a sporting event and I wanted to go hang out with friends, but for some reason I felt prompted to go home and so I did and the second I got home and opened the doors my dogs came running out of the house and so did a black pillar of smoke (looked like the one from Lost).  I talked about how many of our materialistic things were taken from us, but the only untouched item was a picture of our family hanging on the wall.  I told her that if she obeys the gospel and follows the promptings of the Spirit, that her family as well could be together forever.  It was a tear jerker! 

One of the new families we have started working with is from Berma, and I still have no idea how to say either of their names.  Seriously the most humble gracious family I have met. They are refugees and have had a crazy life.  They speak broken up English so it has been difficult to teach them, but the Spirit is always there.  I was having somewhat of a hard day, not that I was down or anything but just some... disappointment/stress just to some prior events that occurred and that to me was just a humbling experience for me.  They are so excited to start coming to church and bringing their kids.  Darling, I'll get a picture next week. 

We had such an amazing miracle - on Friday we missed two appointments and we were just like what the heck!  But the day before we had made contact with a potential investigator - well his mother actually.  The family is from GuangZhou, China.  At the door, when we knocked, the mother was just not interested even though we were there to see the son, Ben. She was about to close the door and I just had a prompting that I needed to speak Chinese. It has been like 5 years - but I remembered enough to be able to ask her how she was doing where she was from -etc.  I haven't seen a bigger smile in a long time!  I guess seeing a white boy talk Chinese is amusing to them!  Anywho, the mother told her son that there is a white kid talking Chinese wanting to talk about God, so he texted us wanting to meet. Anyways, long story short, he is soooo golden and he came to the baptism the next day and then came church the day after that.  He doesn't have any real understanding about God etc. but we have had a blast teaching him!  He will get baptized in December!  He also has a tiny dog named "Happy"... so Asian I love it ha!

Alanna pushed her baptismal date back to the first week of January so her boyfriend from Utah could fly out and baptize her... idk how I feel about that πŸ˜

This upcoming week we will be taking two of our recent converts to the temple to do baptisms for the ancestors who have passed away (baptism by proxy).  We are so far beyond excited.  Elder Lake is really good when it comes to family history work so he has helped Jack find like 9 names.  Amazing!  I'm not quite sure what day we will be going yet, but Monday probably won't be our pday. 

Well, a bunch of other stuff happened this week but I swear every week just gets better and better as you KEEPtheFAITH and EXPECTMIRACLES  (cc Gordon b. Hinckley) - I guess I just want to close by saying thank you to all of you for all of your support, prayers, encouragement - I know that I could not do this without you.  I am thankful for my family, my calling as a missionary, the gospel that I am able to be living, all of my trials. Being thankful is a choice regardless of the circumstances you are in - remember that!  Having said that I would still prefer the good old California weather than to this chilly windy land. πŸ˜…

Love you all,
Happy Thanksgiving 

Elder Wilde 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Week 65 - November 14, 2016

Hello, hello! :)

Wow, what an amazing week we had here in New Jersey!  We are definitely blessed. 
We worked hard and we found 11 new investigators this week, we are super excited to start working with them. 

On Tuesday we had Zone Training that we were in charge of and President Vai Sikahema (Stake President, former NFL player) made an appearance. 
In our Zone Training, we really focused on a chart that we were taught about a few weeks ago which discusses how high expectations and high love can produce miracles if we have that for each other, our areas, and ourselves.  I will try and attach a little chart at the end.  I have a very strong testimony about loving others, loving the area, and just going and doing and letting nothing get in your way.  I have been blessed with some incredible miracles on my mission, one of which I will share in a bit. #letmorebecomewhoyouare *kick when you don't want to kick, stroke when you don't want to stroke* JUSTDO

(Zone Training with Pres. Vai Sikahema)
(Our Election Day pic Voting for Christ.)

On Wednesday we had a mission tour where one of the Seventies, Elder CordΓ³n, came and visited us.  The guy is amazing and so funny--we learned a ton.  Where to begin on what he taught us. 

He taught us how true faith leads to mental and physical action.  Elder CordΓ³n focused on remembering who we are and what we are called to do.  He discussed how Moses was going against a world superpower, Egypt, but he was shown the worlds and knew that Egypt was simply just a speck according to all that he had seen which gave him significant power to "beat" Egypt.  Moses knew he was a Son of God and because of that, he could expect to accomplish the impossible.  He discussed how we need to invest in others like Christ invested in us and that we need to treat people with the potential they have.  He focused a lot on our choices--the big and small ones we make and how they open the doors of opportunities. 

My personal favorite was when he quoted Neal A. Maxwell:  "God does not care about our abilities, he asks about our availability, then if we prove our dependability, he will increase our capability." 

On Friday, we had a mission leadership conference where Elder CordΓ³n continued to teach us.  He taught about the significance of having a vision, making goals, setting plans and then executing.  He talked about how there are three types of workers.  One who lays down bricks, one who builds walls, and one who builds cathedrals - we must have a vision in mind at all times or else we forget the true purpose of what we are doing.  This can apply to all aspects of life.  He discussed the importance to always be looking ahead but evaluating in the present and how we should be thinking ahead always, but if we are not, we must at least be thinking and with all necessity must be working NOW. 
(My main man, Elder Cordon from the Seventy)

We were also able to fast with our investigator, Beena, on Friday that she would be prepared for her baptism on Saturday.  She is ready to be baptized this Saturday and it is finally set in stone.  We are so excited for her.  We have been praying and fasting for her, there was a moment in her lesson that I leaned in and looked in her in the eyes and being filled with the Spirit asked her to follow the example of Jesus Christ and commit to being baptized on the 19th - the room was dead quiet for like 15 seconds and then I said, "In this church we follow the promptings of the Spirit and I know with all certainty that it is telling you to say yes." - she said yes. 

(A family we work with.)

We had a mini-missionary this week - Alfonzo, he's 19.  This has been my 3rd mini- missionary.  They are all so funny and unique in their own way.  He was following us around taking notes and what not--it was cute.  Nice kid. 

On Sunday, one of the members gave a talk and he quoted some of Ray Allen's retirement letter as if he we were writing to his old 13 year old self.  There were a few points that really stuck out to me. 

Don’t ever put yourself in the position to wish you could hop in a time machine, Ray
Listen:  God doesn’t care whether or not you make your next jump shot.
God will give you a lot of things in life, but he’s not going to give you your jump shot.  Only hard work will do that.
How do I sum up nearly two decades in the NBA?  What do you really need to know? What’s truly important?
You’ll get to play against your heroes:  Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler.
You’ll play alongside Hall of Famers:  Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade.
Sometimes you’ll be afraid.
Sometimes you’ll think you’re out of your league.
But you’ll keep showing up every day, putting in the work.
You’ll put up more than 26,000 shots in your career.  Almost six out of 10 won’t even go in.  I told you this game was hard. 
Don’t worry, though.  A successful man is built of 1,000 failures.  Or in your case, 14,000 misses.
You’ll win a championship in Boston.
You’ll win another in Miami.
The personalities on those two teams will be different, but both teams will have the same thing in common:  Habits.
Boring old habits.
I know you want me to let you in on some big secret to success in the NBA.
The secret is there is no secret.
It’s just boring old habits.
In every locker room you’ll ever be in, everybody will say all the right things.  Everybody says they’re willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to win a title.  But this game isn’t a movie. It’s not about being the man in the fourth quarter.  It’s not about talk.  It’s getting in your work every single day, when nobody is watching.
Now, the most important question in your life isn’t, “Who am I supposed to be?” or even, “What do I have to do to win another championship?”
It’s, “Daddy, guess what happened in math class today?”
That’s the reward that awaits you at the end of your journey.
Get your work in, young fella.
Most people will never really get to know the real you.  But they’ll know your work.

Living the gospel is hard work - a testimony is the culmination of gospel routines and habits over a sustained period of time which help us become someone great. 

Love you all,

Elder Wilde 

(The mini-golf crew.)
(Roxy look-alike)