April 24th 2017 — AM I REALLY ON A MISSION


so this week i realized man im getting old im on my mission its something i always knew i wanted to do but didn’t expect to get here so fast but it is so im gonna live it up!! so this week we tried really hard to pray and strive to find people who are prepared so i basically prayed for like the at least 10 of the 16 hours  i was awake and we saw little miracles through out our day it was truly amazing but surprisingly hard work but i am always having a good time even though my comp thinks i’m strange sometimes. the weather out here is finally getting really nice and people are getting a little more friendly and coming out of their houses so its pretty great. i hope all of you guys are doing great and miss you all and would love to hear about what is happening in your lives. i just want to leave you guys today with my testimony that i know Jesus is our savior and Redeemer and through him we may all find peace and love and endure any hardship and i testify that is true. love all of you and hope you have a great week.
Elder Whiting

April 17th, 2017 HAPPY EASTERS!!

Whats poppin!!!,

I dont have much to say this week, i got a new comp and that was basically all that really happened, but its chill. We pounded the pavement this week like i legit walked forever but that is alright because we talked to tons of people about Jesus especially because of Easter which really isn’t a holiday for missionaries just another Sunday but it was good great weather so that was a blessing. i hope all of you had a great Easter back home and remember what Easter is all about and if you haven’t go watch the #princeofpeace video it is awesome and what Easter is about .
Love and miss all my PEEPS,
Elder Whiting

We Finally Made it to the Temple! April 10, 2017

This week was a legit blur but i’ll try my best, so I’m staying in Chelsea but getting a new comp.  This week we partied it up while trying our best to bring souls to Christ but they weren’t feeling it so their loss. We went to the retirement home this week and helped them with Easter crafts and had fun but also helped out with the Easter party and my comp legit dressed up as the Easter bunny but its alright he rocked it!! It almost being Easter go watch the prince of peace video it is great.  The main thing this week was taking our recent converts john and afife to the temple which was so awesome and nothing really like it.  I’m so happy to have been apart of this amazing journey with them. i am loving my mission and having a great time out here and i have learned so much and trying ,my best to be the best missionary/man i can be. Love all you back home and would love to hear from you guys
Much love
 Elder Whiting


WHAT UP!!!!!

 so this week was solid from start to finish it was super quick and jam packed. so to clarify my header we actually stopped in hell but we did go through it, its surprisingly really small but its got a gift shop and i forgot my camera so i didn’t get a pic. well the rest of the week was wild last p day we played ultimate Frisbee on a muddy field i dont know whose idea was that but i ate it a couple times and left covered in mud but it was so fun the whole district was there but again failed to take a picture so there is no proof i fell right. then we went to the retirement center again this week of course we basically run the place, but probably the most exciting thing was that i got to go on exchanges at the university of Michigan man that place was big and it was wet because it poured all day but that was alright because there were still tons of people to talk to. so a funny experience happened while i was there  we all crammed on to a bus my back was legit squished up against the doors along with this chick standing next to me and she just turned to me and said “when these doors open please don’t let me fall out i have never been in this situation before” im thinking i have never been in this situation before what am i going to do but its ok neither of us fell out so that was good.


My District!!
I also found out there is a play called the book of mormon, i never knew this but people always ask me about it. then we continued on with our week and had conference which was lit for missionary standards. to be serious though it was so awesome and i felt like he was talking straight to me and i just feel so much strength from it. hope all of you guys have a great week peace out.
Elder Whiting

Another Week Down! March 27, 2017

Zane has been on his mission for three months.  There has been days that seem slow but the weeks go by fast.  I can’t believe it is already Monday again.  I love to hear from him and can see the growth that serving a mission brings.



well this week was awesome it was busy one of the best things for a missionary, we were able to volunteer again this week at the retirement center its just becoming a weekly thing and the people there are so awesome. then we had interviews with president they went good and he gave me a huge boost of confidence. this week ended up being packed with us teaching the restoration to members and working with our investigators and recent converts with some time to still find plus trying to make meals on what ever we had in the apartment because my comp has zero dollars so that was kinda rough but things are going good. the best thing was one of our investigators want to be baptized i mean really wants to like tomorrow but he still has to learn all the stuff so we are working on it but its great. we also are getting used to rejection and weird comments so thats fun i think some girl thought i was trying to hit on her but i was just trying to give her Christ so she missed out and we had this guy yell ” hail the smiths long live the smiths and angel moroni on top of it” which was very unique so we just laughed. so for the most part we just keep pushing along having a good time and trying to share this message with as many people as possible. but i am having a great time Chelsea is a fun little town. thats basically it from Michigan peace out!!!!
Elder Whiting

My PEEPS!! March 20, 2017


this week was a good one we saw some miracles and picked up 2 new investigators, one legit called the bishop and already has a testimony of so many things he is truly amazing. We also had two crazy snow storms this week which both were followed with sleet and rain so the weather is still cold. We did a lot this week but also not anything exciting we are just pounding the pavement trying to share the most important message in anybodies life. we also were able to go and volunteer at the retirement home again this week the old ladies are so funny they always explain how proud they are for us. ALSO are recent convert John got the priesthood it was so awesome he is like me and elder Nielsen’s little brother. so this week was pretty great some ups and some downs but all is going great.
PS happy late st Patrick day!!!!!

Weather!! March 13, 2017


after another slow week the weather is what really went on this week, so we started this week with sunny mid 40’s days then Wednesday the wind picked up and almost blew me right back to Arizona and also blew every ones power right out and it continued for the next day and when the wind left it, it then was 18 degrees and now snowing like crazy. so i dont know what to expect of this weather but that kinda also how the week went we couldn’t keep an appointment down and things were kinda all over the place but the one solid thing was zone conference it was amazing. after a crazy tough week with not much happening im really looking forward to this week and whats in store. miss you guys all back home and hope you are doing great remember the lord is always on your side so turn to him for help
Elder Whiting
PS im getting fat i sat on and bent a pole jk but im getting out of shape

This week was a blur – March 6th 2017

HEY GUYS, sorry but i am going to be very brief and dont have any pictures. this week we went out and pounded the pavement but didn’t have much luck but its ok they just weren’t ready so we will do it again next week. the only other thing that really happened is we volunteered 3 days this week at a retirement home where we help any way possible and all the old people are nice to us besides this one cranky old dinosaur she was really mean but thats the norm when you rock a sick name badge like i do. so this week was pretty awesome and we started of a new transfer so i am finishing up my training, so all is swell. sorry to be short but thats all folks. PEACE

Elder Whiting

BAPTISM!!! Feb 27- 2017

SO this week was FANTASTIC!!!!!! by week i mean Saturday, so we woke up like it was Christmas morning not really it was still 6:30 and i was kinda sleepy but i was still so  pumped  then we rushed all morning trying to get everything in order for there big day and BAM!!! it was 12 o’clock it was time to start, but to back it up real quick before we could score the game winning touchdown we had a little mishap and that mishap would be we didn’t have any baptismal clothing but president and sister Cleveland came in clutch and brought us some so we punched it in for the game winning score!!! to get back to the main focus the baptism was back on track and went amazing the spirit was so strong and pure happiness just filled the room there is nothing truly like it. then that night we kicked it at the ward family fun fair, where we were in charge of face painting and just got to have a good time. so the rest of the week was pretty great to we actually started volunteering at a retirement home some of them old people are crazy we gotta watch out. Then we just did the usual missionary thing of trying to find people to teach and having fun while doing it. i also found out i will be staying here for at least another 6 weeks withe my same comp Elder Nielsen but we are now going to be in a new district most likely with the CAMPUS missionaries!!!!!! so everything is going pretty great the work is hard but it is awesome the people are unique but we love them and overall we are just killing it out here in Chelsea Michigan, there aint much else to it.

Much love from,
Elder Whiting

Am I back in AZ?? – Feb 20th 2017




this week went great for the most part smooth sailings and all besides Wednesday that day my comp was throwing up like a volcano so we had to stay in which became very boring but it was still awesome. some of the highlights of the week was new missionary training where i saw my old mtc comp and some sisters from my district and got some helpful instruction from our mission president it was awesome and left me motivated to get back out on the streets to be told no some more, but each no is one no closer to a YES! We also had stake conference this week which was awesome and also helped me a lot. but the best part of my week is just being able to visit our investigators they are so awesome and we are basically like family im so excited they are getting baptized this upcoming Saturday.  otherwise the week was pretty basic walking around, goofing off a little having fun but still being 100% (probably only 99%) mission focused. but back to the the subject like literally the subject of this email i thought i was in AZ with this 60 degree weather we have had this week and there is a sun here its crazy i know but it does exist. so everything went swell im doing just peachy and having a great time loving everyday. peace ot with much love from Chelsea Michigan

Elder Whiting

Spent some time drawing while his companion was sick

Bom Socks
Camera selfie