Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Otro Dia En Mi Vida

This is Natly Herreo. She was baptized last week. To the right you see my

boy Elder Warner and on the Left is Elder Serrato.

This is my last interviews with Pres. Walker and Sis. Walker
We have such a studdly Zone. We are also
The most SASSY!!!!

Starting from the left:

Elder LaRose, Elder Logan, Elder Peterson, Elder Serrato, Natly, Elder Warner,

Elder Dove, Me, and Elder Adams. We are definitely the most

handsome Elder's in the mission.

Okay this is just ridiculous. I mean come on really you expect me to

knock trailers in this type of weather? I kid you not this

is what i am dealing with.

Hopefully you all enjoy these photos. I will try to them once a week or as

much as possible. I am going to try and load a video as well.

Thanks to everyone for there support.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life in the South, South Tucson

This is the Familia Estrella. We had the great opportunity to baptize Miriam and we are now teaching Jose-Alfredo.

This is the Calton Family. They were helping out the Sonora Branch while i was there.

They have a very cute baby boy name David and he kept me occupied during

Priesthood Meeting every week.

This is professor LaRose. He is doing some editing for a girls essay.

Does't he just look so smart. Ladies he is single and going home

in five weeks so watch out!
This is the Familia Amezquita. My favorite family in the Sonora Branch.

I love them so much. I am holding a picture of

Casandra the youngist daughter because she was at girls camp.

We had some of the best Volley Ball games in the State of Arizona.

I miss you la familia Amezquita!!!!! I will see you en la playa.

Best looking companionship in the mission. Need I say more?

I am enjoying my mission way to much and i hope you guys get to enjoy these pic's.
I will be a little more consistant with updating the blog.
I don't have much time left in the mission so i have to get better at it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

La Vida De Elder Fuerte

Well everyone it has been a while since i have posted something so i think i will say what is going on with me at this moment.
I am currently in the Sonora Branch in Tucson, Arizona.
I was made District Leader last transfers and am finding out that it is a little
different then just being a normal missionary.
I am companions with an Elder from Ecuador. His name is Elder Cruz. I seem
to get along with him very well. He is perfect for me because he speeks a lot
of spanish and since i am not perfect at spanish he will make me better.
We live on campus of the U of A. So there is many distractions the happen,
but i am dodging them the best i can. We don't spend time on the campus.
We are mainly down south where the mexicans are. I have found that
Mexicans are so much nicer then white people. They are always willing
to listen to what we have to say as appose to white people who just
slam the door in your face.
I am experiencing good weather. What i mean by that its in the 70's and
80's. I feel bad for those of you who are still seeing snow because i haven't
Seen an inch while i have been in Tucson. I am also getting i nice farmers tan
so when i get home you can make fun of me all you want.
The members here are great. They support the missionaries in many
ways such as food, member exchanges, and referals. We have an awesome ward
mission leader name Hermano Peterson. He and his wife have helped us so much.
Now with the food. I am maintaning in the range of 204-209 range. I feel that is
pretty good for how much we get fed and how much tortillas and rice we eat.
Missionaries do not have the best diet at all, but that is okay cause the food
is amazing!!!!! In my defense i have grown just a little bit and i am going to use
the card that i am big boned. I weighed myself this yesterday and i was 202.8.
So i do see improvements in the mere future haha.
I would like to say thanks to everyone for there support. I am so blessed to have
family and friends like you guys. Thanks for the prayers on my behalf and i pray
for all of you. Missionary work cannot happen without the members.
Remember that as you find ways to share your testimony with friends who are
not members of the church. I love you all and i know that you are all being blessed
by our Heavenly Father who loves us. I would of posted some pictures sooner, but i
erased over 1000 of them so that is why Kiersti or Holly have not seen a card from me.
Next time i will hopefully have a little somethin for you guys to look at.
Elder Strong aka Elder Fuerte

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So as for this point in my mission i am companions with Elder Olsen. We Seem to get a long just great and we are working really hard. I am in South West Tucson close to Sahuarita (look it up on google maps ha ha).
In this picture we have me, Ekna Rehm, and her awesome Xaxi. WE are currently having pizza on Sunday. As you can see i am getting as dark as a Mexican Yes!!!!!

Here is a miraculous day when i have received my tag that says,
"Elder Fuerte."

This is us again with a new addition to the crew his name is Ryan ( boyfriend of Xaxi).
We are suppose to be gangsta for the pic, but me and Ryan
had a little something different.

I have received the nickname, "Elder Tragon" in my mission. It means big throat in
spanish. I guess i can eat a lot in my mission. This picture
Should do all the explaining.

So this is me and Elder Olsen. We are at a huge party with all the spanish wards.
I am wearing part of a Pinata that broke off. I guess a lot
people do that after they destroy the Pinata.

Fun experiences in the mission. I can't wait for more. We work hard and play hard in the mission. This is some of the best times i have had. Don't get me wrong
there are a lot of hard times in the mission that don't
mentioned, but they only make you stronger and
that is where you find success is through
the hard times.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another week

August 9th, 2010

Well this week was full of things to do. On Monday we had P-Day and went golfing with Ekna Rehm. I shot a 85 in a round of 18. It helps to have comp who has a scholarship to Utah State for golf. Later we just went bowling with the Los Mexicanoes. Man its funny to see them play sports they have never played befor.
The next couple of days i had to spend with the Los Mexicanoes (Elder Martinez and Elder Hernandez) because of a two day meeting my companion had to go to. We had to cover both our areas so it was pretty exhausting going back and forth trying to see all of our investigators. On Tuesday we celebrated the birthday of Ekna Rehm. She is such a big help to missionary work so a bunch of her friends and us went to her house and ate some wierd stuff. Lets just say i had to struggle to keep my it down. Usually its good, but this time i really struggled to keep it down.
Later we had the Zone Leaders come up to give baptismal interviews to some of our investigators who have dates for the 14th of August. We are so stoked for them to get baptized because of the happiness it will bring them. They have faithfully kept all commitments and they have recieved so many blessings for it.
It was cool on Saturday Ekna's brother flew in from Utah. His name is Mike Zamora. He lives in Herrimen, Utah. He said he met my mom and got to talk to her for a little bit. He met up with her to get some things sent to me. This made it easier cause it didn't cost her anything. We ended up sharing my story about my operation on my cola (butt). Lets just say there wasn't a dry eye in the house because all of them were laughing so hard. I didn't know talking about it could get that kind of response.
Well transfers are coming up this week. We will recieve calls on Saturday to see if i am staying or if i am going. I can't believe i have been her like three months already. It feels like yesterday i was home. Man time flies when you are in the serving a mission. I love this gospel and how it makes life so much easier. I have always been around the gospel, but never really seen the changes it can have on other peoples lives and even my own. We are truely blessed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Update

*As written by Kiersti
Last week I received a letter and a memory card from Scott - so I will update this and narrate the pictures to the best of my knowledge :)

This is a dog that I have been told remind him of my dog, Daisy.  Before he had his surgery and came home, this dog lived with a member that Scott and his companion also lived with.  He said it is an awesome dog, which, of course, is even more a reason why it would remind him is my dog.

The smallest baptismal font I have ever seen!  Of course, it doesn't matter how big the font is, as long as it gets the job done, right?

We'll just title this picture
"My Worst Nightmare"

Crazy missionaries......
On his little medical hiatus from the mission field, just after surgery in Oregon.  From the pictures he sent, Oregon is BEAUTIFUL and I'm glad he got to explore and enjoy some of it while he was there for not-so-fun reason.
This is the hospital he had his surgery at.  He said it is massive.
Missionaries wearing bike helmets....
And I saved the best for last.  Scott got a pedicure.  He said it was fabulous and he would do it again in a heart beat.  He even got his nails painted - not sure why he went so far as to do that, but hey, why not?
Scott sounds like he's doing great and having a blast doing the Lord's work - of course.  He has fun whenever and wherever!
We love you Scott, keep the pictures and emails coming!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Lets just say i will not be owning this snake anytime soon. He was so strong and really heavy.