Monday, October 27, 2014


Hey everyone!

I haven't been really good at writing and I need to catch up on some events.

Two weeks ago on P-day I got to go with T. and some other Elders to the State Fair. We didn't do much but we got to see pigs race and a 15 ft. tall sand castle.

Last week I went to Fort Jackson and got to go on a tour. I was thinking about joining the army but now I really don't want to. It just seems super scary. I got some pictures of some tanks and stuff there.

Today I went to the PLEX. Basically an indoor soccer field. We played ultimate. 

I will be getting a new companion this Wednesday. Elder Wright is moving out of the area and going to be a Zone Leader. I am really nervous about showing Blythewood to the new Elder coming. The members keep on saying that if my new companion picks on me they will "Make sure he doesn't." hehe Most people here think of me as small and just someone to help take care of.

I almost like it but I do wish I was taller. Yesterday I got to finally do my talk. It was about "Looking for the Good." I know the Lord helped me speak. People said "That was exactly what i needed to hear." 

A sad thing happened to our ward this last week. Sister Jenson had to go home because of some medical issues. She was trying so hard to hide the pain she was going through but she then had to go home once someone called her mother and told her what's been going on. The last In Home Devotional I had with her was Thursday.

Saturday was the ward Trunk or Treat. It was really cool and funny. Elder Wright was carrying his plate of food and Terrance (Mr. T.'s son) was trying to pull elder Wright into circles and well you can guess what happened to his food. :) hehe Let's just say you couldn't save it once it hit the ground.

For Halloween this year I wanted to be a box. (see the picture of me in the box and having fun with my companions). Usually for Halloween we have to go in early before everyone goes trick or treating. Usually it is at 7 or 8 but this year it is going to be at 6. I don't understand why cause here it gets so scary but no one is out after dark. Only cars and motorcycles are out at night. You are blessed to live in Utah.

We have some new investigators but it doesn't seem like they are really interested right now. I just hope we will find success soon. Mr. T's baptism has been the only one in this area this year.

I hope everything is going well back at home. I miss all of you guys and I can't wait to see you. Love you all!

~Elder Steiner

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Short Hi!

Sorry about this but we just had someone come at talk to us for a half hour and now I am rushing to read all of the emails.

So this week I have been really thinking of home and I really miss it. I keeping thinking about the times we had as a family and well, I really miss the family. I am trying to keep my mind focused on others.

I went to Fort Jackson today. I will send a picture next week. I just feel so rushed out here that I hardly have any time to do things.

Keep praying for me please. I love you and Dad. I love the family.

~Elder Steiner

Sorry this is short.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Homesick and gaining...

Dear Mom, 

Thank you for your letters and emails, they are the true treasure in any mail that I get. 

This week has been stressful. Not so much that I have a ton to do, but that I feel homesick. I find myself thinking about home too much and it's hard to wake up every morning to battle the feelings that I get. I feel like every day I have to gain my testimony again. I want you to know that I do gain my testimony again every day. I know that it will help me but it's just hard to do. 

I know that there is a package waiting for me when I get back to the apartment but I haven't picked it up from the apartment front desk yet. I believe it is from you. :) (yes it is)

So last Sunday-Monday we kinda had a sleep over with the other missionaries for P-day. We had like I think 12 missionaries in one apartment. That was fun! :) I was the first to go to bed at 12. One thing that I know the Lord has helped me with is to be able to sleep through anything. I no longer wake up because of someone snoring. :) hehe 

Today I will be going to the fair with T. and some other Elders. I'm not sure what we can do there but I'll try to take pictures. Sorry that i haven't been sending pictures I just haven't picked up my camera in a while. Hopefully next week will be good.

I wish I could be there to help out (with Bretton?)

I also got Grandma and Grandpa Steiner's letter.

Oh and I have gained 10 pounds. :) hehe My arms are a bit bigger and my thighs are as well. I think I will rip my suit pants in about 3 more months, or less. :) hehe I love to work out and I don't think we get enough of that. :)

I miss you and the family. I love you! , 
~Elder Steiner

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thank You.

Hi Mom!

General Conference was way cool! I loved the story about the hatchet and the story about the two brothers and the band aids. That was a cute story and it was perfect for applying it to the Atonement. I miss you and the family so much. I'm sorry to say this but you and Dad only have a few more years till everyone is out. Set your priorities on spending time with the family. I believe you already are but I just wanted to say it. 

So something that hit me during General Conference was the fact that I have stewardship over the Blythewood Ward. It's not a lot but it's something that I applied to the family. Sometimes we are caught up thinking to much about the parents view and their responsibility to their children. Usually a youth I would hear when you get that age you will have stewardship over your children, but what I was thinking about was having it go the other way. What do the children think about the parents of today? 

When that question came to my mind, I was filled with the spirit and I just realized how much you and Dad did for me. I honestly don't think I could repay you for helping me through my struggles. I have thought a lot about you and Dad this week and just thinking about that first hug I will give you once I get off that plane. I will treasure that moment for ever. Thank you for pushing me out the door. Thank you for being my loving parents.

I then realized that it will be the same when we see Jesus Christ again. Will we not want to hug him and cry? 

I just want you to know that I love you and that I do miss you and Dad and the Family. I hope that you are having the time of your lives.

Love your Son,
~Elder Steiner

Bryson attending General Conference