Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sterling's new area

mamabear!!!! hey im in my new area its called Cheltenham :) its super sick and my new comp is Elder Hansen! he served with Amos. I sent some post so you will get that sometime next week. I love it here, missionary work is good, ward is good, uhh our p day is monday so ill get back on then and tell ya all about it.  I sure love you guys!!
Sterling and his new companion - Elder Hansen from Cedar City

Sterling with Mission President & Sister Rasmussen

June 26th at the mission home for tranfers 


moooommmmm :) I have three min to tell you that I'm leaving on wendsday... however you spell it. to my first area :) so ya thats all i have to tell ya that and that i love you guys :)uhhhhhhh im going to miss it here its like leaving a second family.. ah man..... i hope you got those photos :) well i have two min... i printed off the e mail stant sent me so ill hand write that on the bus as im drinving to my area... just think wednesday ill be out teaching and meeting people in my new area!!! and ill have my new companion... well stuff is gettin real.. these two weeks have gone way to fast though... well my time is up . i love you family!!!! so much everyone here says how beautiful we are ha yay us :) well i love love!! im getting a little emotinal doing this so ill finish tellin you about everything by hand. ps it took about six days for those dear elders to get to me... hand letters are even slower, ha yay england!!!! well much love.
elder wiser

Sterling's letter of Departure

Dear Brother and Sister Wiser,

Your son will be departing the England Missionary Training Centre on Wednesday morning, June 26.  We want you to know how much we have enjoyed having him with us. 

Elder Wiser is a fine young man and we are grateful for the opportunity we have had to work with him on a daily basis.  He is well-prepared for his mission and he continues each day to grow spiritually.  He is developing good teaching skills and is excited about the work.  He is ready for full time service in the England Birmingham Mission.

We love this young man and are grateful to you for all you have done to prepare him for this wonderful time in his life.  Your love and continued support are important to his success.   Letters from home are always greatly anticipated and appreciated.  Please address all future mail to:

England Birmingham Mission
187 Penns Lane
West Midlands
Sutton Coldfield
England  B76 1JU
United Kingdom

May you and your family be blessed as he continues to serve our Heavenly Father.


President and Sister Edwards

Pictures from England!!!!

All the missionaries on the same flight to England

Sterling outside the Preston Temple

Grounds at the MTC in Preston

Preston Temple

Sterling and his MTC Companion

Grounds at the Preston MTC

Outside the market 

Stelring with President & Sister Rasmussen

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sterling's first P-Day in England

mamabear!!!!! hello hello :) im glad to hear your having fun with gamps, gram and shelb! you will have to let me know how that is. holy questions ha ok lets see, the mtc food is actually really good :) only problem is is that they get so used to just doing normal food that sometimes they get mixed up but i have only gotten contaminated a few times so its alright! the gf food here is so awesome though ! you would love it for sure. its nothing close to your cooking but comparitive to the store bought stuff in the states its so much better, so i have the better end over here store wise but i miss that good home cookin. ha! uhh i get about seven hours usually i sleep pretty good :) it was hard at first because i didnt sleep ever and then i get here and i have a set schedual (however you spell it) for every hour of the day. but time is going so fast i try and slow it down because i love it here!! i totally questioned everything i kew the first few days though so that was sorta hard but im here to learn and i did learn a lot :) my companion is awesome ill show you some pictures that we took. he is a total  by the book guy and i think thats what i needed. we have to do everything together so ill ask if we can go do something and if its against the rules he will give me page and paragraph in the white rule book where you cant ha so its great. he hits all the doctrine and i just testify. our other room mates are elder dalton from utah and elder ramos from south africa. johanisburg to be exact.......i love all these guys its going to be hard to leave them in the next week... :( but thats ok. pretty much the mtc here is the exact same as the one in provo workout wise  but i have been waking up early with my district to run about five kilometers.... still sore from that but it was good :) we cross train so our bodies are diggin it...
my view on missionary work has changed completely though like i thought we were just so pushy but really all it is is an invatation man i cant spell.. this dosent have spell check and these key boards are a little different im super slow.. but ya i have loved the work! and elder butler and i were the first ones to get a batism date in our situational invesigators! (which means not real) but we have gotten so united that we just teach off of each other and its super fun :)
so i only have 20 min ish because i didnt bring shower shoes and i need to go to the market.... the showers here are all connected so there is one drain on the last one........... uhh ya gross so i have to husle to get the shower at the top :) there is a little island so i just tippy toe on that and shower ha oh and letters here are so spendy!! i paid a pound seventyseven for the letter i sent you huys with that weird chocolate styff!!!!!
ah man well im livin the dream!!
so i sure love you mom :) telll the family about this ok :)#
the weather is great by the way it rains all the time but its been pretty sunny the last few days so sports have been super fun
oh and thanks for not sheltering me to much :) that dosent sound really fun although i would have loved spending time with you :) i hope you get my letters!! i love you
love, Elder Wiser

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day

We received this picture from the MTC President's wife wishing all the fathers a Happy Father's day!  This is all the missionaries in the preston MTC.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

 Here are Sterling's Mission Pictures taken by Marjean Jolley - Thank you so much Marjean - He looks great!