Sunday, June 17, 2018

Two Baptisms Scheduled!!

Tues: Today we had exchanges and were able to teach several lessons which was fun! The Zone Leaders apartment has a ping pong table so that was fun! 

Wed: Today we had some more good lessons. 

Thurs: This morning we did some service at a member’s house. Chopped down some trees with thorns all over them so that was fun. 

Fri: Today we were able to do service at the Zoo. That was really fun. The animals were super cool. We also had a lot of lessons and were really busy today which was good. We had our weekly Volleyball night as well which is always awesome! 

Sat: Today we had a bomb lesson with some of our investigators, 2 of which are planning on getting baptized near the end of this month. It is always exciting to see people come closer to Jesus Christ!

Sun: Today we found out that Elder Mendoza will be transferred to Fresno and I will get a new companion. My new companion is a really cool Elder named Elder I'ongi! I am excited! 

Love Yall have a nice week!! 

-Elder Yskes

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Poem by Elder Yskes on Facebook

It was a good week this week 

Tuesday: Today I wrote a pretty cool poem and put it on Facebook! Check it out!

Wednesday: We had service this morning and got to watch the young men play basketball because one of our investigators came. 

Thursday: Today we helped someone move and ran out of miles on our car so we walked home hahaha. Every month we have a limit on miles and today we almost went over hahaha. 

Friday: Today we had a couple lessons and our YSA Volleyball that a couple investigators come to as well. 

Saturday: Today we cleaned the church and had a super good lesson with a family of investigators! They want to get baptized this month so we are very excited! 

Sunday: It was a good day at church and a lot of people came! We also went with a member to drop off cookies to a couple of people so that was fun! It was a good week!

-Elder Yskes

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Awesome Sunday!

Sorry everyone. It was a good week but time is short today. We had a family of 6 come to church this Sunday which was huge because we average about 30 to 40 at church. It was Awesome! 

Sunday, May 27, 2018


Hey everyone! Had a good week! Went to Yosemite National Park today so not too much time to email time. Sorry. Hope y'all have a good week! More updates next week.

Elder Yskes

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mother's Day Wishes

Tues: today was a good day! Had several lessons and it is always good to be able to teach. Wen to the address of someone who asked to meet with us and it was a prison...That was interesting

Wed: Today we did some service which was super fun. We also had interviews with our mission President which was good. 

Thurs: Today we had a few lessons and some good contacts.

Fri: This morning we had an awesome lesson and this evening we had our branch Volleyball night which was fun as always! 

Sat: Today was a good one! We went to a wedding at noon and the husband got baptized at 6! Super exciting! 

Sun: Happy Mothers day to everyone! I was able to Skype my family which was super fun! 

-Elder Yskes

Monday, May 14, 2018

Back to Fresno for a Baptism

May 1: First day outside of Fresno! I got transferred up to Merced! Here we cover half an English Ward and a Hmong Branch. It has been super fun so far. All the members are super pumped to do missionary work and we are excited to help!

May 2: Had a bunch of lessons meeting different members and investigators. Also did some service for the Salvation Army. That was fun! 

May 3: Did some service for some members then had a few more lessons getting to know people. 

May 4: Today we were able to go give someone a blessing in the hospital. Always good to help others. We also had our Branch volleyball night and we were able to get some people out so that was good! 

May 5: Today I was able to go back to Fresno to see a baptism of the sister of one of my recent converts! She just turned 8 a couple weeks ago so it was exciting to see her decide to get baptized. 

May 6: Today we had a lot of church hahaha. Covering the Ward and the Branch means we are at the church from 8:30 in the morning to 2:00. So, a lot of church but it is a lot of fun. Afterwards we were privileged to be able to take the Sacrament to a couple people. It was a super good experience to be able to bless the sacrament. Haven't been able to do that in a while. 

As promised here are some pictures from last week! Some from the zoo and one from last week’s baptism and one from this week’s baptism. 

-Elder Yskes

Note: I wasn't able to download the pictures Ian sent so I will do that when I can get the pictures. Janet

Monday, May 7, 2018

Transfer to Merced

So, we are at the zoo right now! Don't have too much time to email. Will send pictures next week. 

This week we did a few fun things. We helped the Red Cross install fire alarms door to door. We installed 25 fire alarms in about 2 hours. We also had a mini missionary come out with us for a day. It was our Bishop’s son. He is preparing to go on a mission so he spent the day with us to see what missionary life is like. 

      We had a baptism on Saturday as well! Ntxawm was someone Elder Bagley and I started teaching a year ago! It was so cool to see her finally enter into the waters of baptism. 

      THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO GET TRANSFERED. I have spent all my mission in the ward I am in right now. It will be weird. I will be transferred to a small Hmong branch in Merced. It will be a change. It was sad to say goodbye to all the wonderful people I have met. I shed some tears saying goodbye to some of my favorite members. They will be missed. 

      Today we are at the zoo and it is super fun! I will send some updates about it next week!

Elder Yskes

Steve and his wife