Monday, December 21, 2015


It's amazing that this time of year is here again. Time has flown by this year and even though there have been some difficult times, I have loved it!

Last week was slow in our area. We were only having a couple lessons a couple of weeks ago and not much success in other areas also. But this last week we really pushed ourselves and set a goal to get 10 lessons and guess what, we got 11!!! That felt so good. It's always wonderful helping others come unto Christ.

Again, thank you to everyone who has sent me something for Christmas. There's no way I could ever reach out to all of you individually, but I do express gratitude and wish you all a very, Merry Christmas!!!

I would invite each of you to watch the "A Savior is Born" video, it truly will help you feel the Christmas spirit.

Merry Christmas

Elder Sands

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sorry everyone, I haven't sent any emails in a while. Our p-days got shifted to Wednesday for 2 weeks in a row and last week, my iPad was locked by the program that monitors it so I was not able to do anything.

Lots has happened since I last wrote. I've played in a Stake Christmas Concert, rode in two 26 miles bike rides, performed in sacrament and for a member of the presidency of the 70, and have visited almost our entire ward's list of less active members.

Transfers were just yesterday and Elder Carlson and I remain as companions for the next 7 weeks here in the Mezona ward in Northern Mesa. We're doing a lot of work with less actives in our ward and we're getting a good amount of success. I love working with the people in the ward. It is my favorite ward in the valley I’ve seen so far.

My bike recently went through a few troubles and in order to get it into working condition, I've spent 95 dollars. Now the bike's almost as good as new, but still has a few problems. I recently just damaged it again, however, when I joined the OTB club (Over The Bars club) when I was going over a speed bump and was completely bucked off my bike. My leg and my shoulder hurt but thankfully my bike was not effected much at all. How lucky is that!?

I hope you all have a great time this week and remember the Lord during this Christmas Season.

Elder Sands

P.S.: Thank you for all those who have sent gifts, I anxiously await the time to open them.