June 10th 2018

Hey Mom all is well and this week has been pretty good! We have 2 investigators still planning on baptism this weekend and one for the following week so its good! The weather has been nice but we have had lots of rain. we did get the groceries and a pork it was great! This week consists of us prepping transfers and making sure that went well and it did, then we some teaching appointments and so on but mostly just tiring missionary work. I haven’t thought to much about schools but to open it up more we could look at schools in California as well i was talking to president and he said there are some good Ysa wards around there so we will see. The best thing this week had to be the tracting it was a blast the worst thing this week has to be not all the people we expected came to church. But overall all is good. That is so crazy you ran a marathon! Sounds like a blast, love ya

 

So this just happened, My pants tore while I was squatting.

June 4, 2018

 

Hey Mom,

This week was good and time is flying bye, the simmons are great and Sara did speak at the Devotional it went great besides for the fact i had to conduct it. The weather is great we have been in the 90s. The hives are touch and go but things ate well we have some solid investigators and Will and Amy are working towards baptism on the 16th. We made it football Saturday this week because we had stuff Friday.
 It was good my leg felt a little off but nothing to bad. Transfers are this week and AP stuff has just been crazy we are busy like all the time. Worst thing this week was being so tired. And best was all the people who came to church.
As for all that legal stuff im not sure i havent been thinking about it to much so im not sure, but any info you can get will be fine im not sure what you need me to do.
Otherwise this week was good and love ya
(Love these pictures he sends)

May 28, 2018

what’s good mama,

Im doing good its been a pretty good week we had zone conference and 2 exchanges so we have been pretty busy! We have picked up some sweet new investigators so would you pray for Will and Amy they are on date to be baptized this upcoming month also keep our other investigators in your prayers they arent on date right now some tuff stuff is going on and they need all the prayers they can get! Also how is uncle clint and the family? Sounds like good stuff going on back at home and that is super cool you are ready for a marathon.  I have been feeling okay a little sore from doing sprints and running routes friday we basically have football fridays. Love ya.
Capture the flag with the zone.

May 21st 2018 –

Hey Mom, all is well we were just playing some B Ball but all is going well and the week was super busy but really good lots ups and downs but lots of miracles! We got the groceries they were great we got a steaks but not sure how to cook them. I have worked out a few times went out and ran some routes and stuff but things are good sounds like life back home is great exciting times!
(There is a company that delivers groceries so about once a month I order groceries and have them delivered at their apartment. )
Oh ps our mission is expnading and we are adding part of ohio.  We are getting a part of Cleveland and Toledo areas.
(This weeks email wasn’t very long nor did he say alot but he is busy and working hard.  Also there was no pictures this week)

May 14th 2018 – Mothers Day

Mother’s Day – We got to talk with Zane for about 2 hours.  He was doing great.  He looked wonderful and it was the best talking to him.

His email the next day .

Hey!

It wad great talking to ya yesterday hopefully you had the best Mothers day ever! That is super cool Eben flew down also we made it to the appointment with both the families that night so we are good they both went well one was veto and latrice they still want to be baptized this weekend but we have to help them overcome a few things but that was good and then the other family went well.
A great surprise was Zane got to have lunch with his Uncle Clint.
Also a storm blew thru and this was a picture at a gas station where the roof had blown over.  They also did some service and went and cleaned up the rain.  Detroit has some amazing paintings.
 

The Simmons Family

I had posted a video of missionaries coming home and Sis Sara Simmons commented on the post.  She is Zane’s recent convert.  Her whole family got baptized and have been preparing to go to the temple.

This was Sara’s comment,

As a new LDS member…because of meeting some amazing missionaries, one being your son Darcey Whiting and another being your son Katie Peterson, as well as others, I cried because we are so blessed to have them but when they actually go home we will be so excited. They miss their families so much and they work so hard and are such great people. We are so thankful to all of you wonderful people who raised these young men and young women and share them with us. My husband, myself, and my three daughters were living in a life of just existing. The way of the world and some of the people in it just had us so beaten. One night two young men knocked on our door. It was cold and dark and snowing. They had Elder name tags on and I knew a little about Elders so I invited them in to get warm. They were great young men but it was transfer week and they were leaving and we were introduced to Cole Peterson and Zane Whiting who took over from there. They worked with us and taught us and had patience with us. They invited us to a baptism and to church and answered a million questions. They helped us learn the truth and find joy in life again. They helped us become part of our Ward and helped us feel like we matter. Our faith in people was restored and our family stepped into the light again. We thank our Heavenly Father everyday for the missionaries. They change lives. They helped my family become more of a family and less like five people living in the same house. Sorry for the long post, I just want everyone of you to know how blessed people in this world are because of YOUR CHILDREN!!! Also know that we love them too.

She is amazing and I am so grateful that Zane has been able to spend time with them as they continue their conversion.

April 29th 2018

April 23rd didn’t have much to say, play some basketball and went bowling with his recent converts.

April 29th

This week was pretty good we were busy basically all week but having a blast said bye to Elder Peterson and he headed over to the east side of Detroit. My new comp is Elder Jensen. The Simmons/McCollins family is doing great it was kinda hard for them to lose some of the missionaries from are ward but they are great! Nothing to crazy happened we just met some more amazing people and are teaching another great family they 5 little girls and the oldest is 8, it’s crazy! But they are so great and working towards baptism on the 19th of May please pray for them. Oh that’s cool she sent a clip hopefully I didn’t say something dumb. Um good was just all the miracles they have been great and the weather has been so nice. I did not buy shorts I brought them out and just never have worn them. Yeah the glasses have very low magnification so basically for looks because I found them when I was in Roseville and why not I was also hoping it would help me see the pins better didn’t really work because I only bowled a 102. Don’t have to much planned today but will figure it out. Transfers went well it was pretty big lots of people moved around but it’s all well. We basically assist President if he needs something down we do it and then makes sure the mission runs smoothly and That President doesn’t have to worry about little things. But this week was pretty good. Love ya lots sounds like things are going well and I love the talk am I a child of God.

 

April 16th 2018

Hey Mom all is well this week went good but yes it is still cold, but overall everything has been great we were able to get some new investigators but we havent got our recent converts there yet hopefully the 24th, food is going well transfers arent this week but the following week. Nothing to crazy exciting this week just having sacrament in the dark because we had no power but all is well but not to much going on love ya lots.

the power was out all day and some into today and in lots of different places we seriously had ice freeze over the window that we could roll it down and it still had another layer.

Spending sometime at the mall in a massage chair.

April 9th 2018

hey mom, not to much has been going on this week just kind of the grind trying to get our recent converts to the temple and teach more people as well.

it was super crazy that the sister ran into slade this week as president has made and is making a big push to find you “family” and they are my real family if anything i want to be able to meet with before i go hopefully they will be open to it. this week we had a meal with our recent converts and we also had a meeting with mission leaders and stuff but not to much. food was good and things are going well im actually becoming a mediocre cook. i did get the package and i have started taking it daily but also got sick about the same time with a runny nose and sore throat so fighting that off but hopefully this will stop my skin from breaking out its had little flairs but no hives so wish for the best because it actually did it in a meeting the other day…🙄 no luck with new investigators but we are working with some great people. work outs have basically been non existent at the moment with being sick and so busy but not to much going on did some service and cut my hand oh and it snowed again this week so yeah thats basically it.

April 2, 2018

Hey Mom,

This week was good and conference as amazing lots of amazing thoughts shared and the spirit was so strong. we did watch all the sessions and we watched Saturday at a members and then we watches Sunday at out recent converts home. i think my favorite talk was the first day by i believe elder Taylor when he talked about being children of God. food is good we have been super busy lately though so with our schedule and stuff we haven’t been to any members. some of the miracles from this week was probably conference it was great and to spend it with our recent converts who are doing so well is even better. i wouldn’t say everyone is talking about Michigan but some are getting pretty excited definitely some more Go Blue’s this week. Being AP is going ok, and im starting to figure everything out but its sometimes a challenge but its great. wow sounds like a lot is going on and you are headed over to cali thats awesome hope its great love ya
Went to the Zoo with the Simmons family.  Their recent converts.