Monday, June 20, 2016

Great week!!

Zoti in Albanian means "Lord."
Frikin mean "to be afraid"
"Frikin Zoti" is used in the scriptures!!! I laughed so hard when I saw that!!!! (I was really tired)

We had a great week!!

1. Besnik was baptized and confirmed! In Albanian besnik means: Loyal, and faithful, basically he is amazing! It was amazing to be able to see him go into the water and be cleansed! Then the next day he came to church, I tied a tie for him, and he received the gift of the Holy Ghost!!

2. We gave a blessing to our friend Klodi for work and his family. After the blessing he had the biggest smile! he is AMAZING!!!!

3. We also had a lot of lessons with some great people that we hope we will be able to help them more and more!!!!

Spiritual thought:
This week we had a lesson with a lot of members and this less active guy! The less active guy said that he left the church because he felt no one missed him when he wasn't there. He later received a message on Facebook from a member. He felt welcomed again and said he wants to come back to church!

As Alma explains Mosiah 18:9 "Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort... that ye may have eternal life—"

These are things that we should be doing if we are baptized and take upon us Christ's name! I hope you all will help someone who stands in need of comfort and help lighten others burdens that we all may have eternal life together! Everyone will have hard times and we can be the reason why those times are easier!

Love Elder Michael Uestën


Monday, June 13, 2016


This week we saw these 2 people in the street in front of their store. They asked us if we were good at Chess. Needless to say I started to play. This old guy killed me!! but, while I was playing my companion was talking to this other guy named Juxhin! He said he thinks our message is interesting and wants to meet with us!   Basically because we played chess, he now loves us! 

We meet one of our investigator's wife, and she is very interested too! funny story! We skipped 2nd and 3rd hour of church to meet them because their child was tired and didn't want to walk all the way, but it was great! We had an amazing lesson with them! I can't wait for him to get baptized! He is my best friend! He's so awesome!

Our friend Besnik will get baptized this next week! He is so cool! I will send pictures for sure next week! :) He is also my best friend! He is so funny!

Spiritual thought:
Today we went to the house of the Sadiku family. They have a child suffering from some mental problems. We gave him a blessing. It was one of the most spiritual experiences of my life! Christ lives His children so much that when he came to the America's he gave all the children a special blessing and angels ministered to them. I could feel that love and that Spirit today when we gave this child a blessing. That feeling is undescribable!  I know Christ loves his children! 

Love Elder Michael Uestën

Monday, June 6, 2016

I CAN DRIVE! it's like turning 16 all over again!

Highlight: ;) (kinda) We saw our investigator who is leaving for Italy soon!  He was the one who kissed us on our cheeks! and yeah he kissed us some more. Nice guy!

Also I am still in Elbasan, I had a exchange for 24 hours in Fier!

I watched the video about driving this week and then I asked what else I have to do, and guess what? I can drive now!!!!!!!!! It is super fun! Only a little scary because not everyone follows the rules! I love it though! Everyone seems to know what they are doing!

Something cool that happened this week was that we were tracting, for one of the first times, and we meet this one family and they are super nice! We taught the Restoration and it was great! But the dad, who wasn't in the lesson, didn't like us... so we can't go back... but we planted a seed of truth into their hearts that someone will harvest later!

We also have this friend, Besnik(which means loyal), who was taught by other missionaries but stopped because someone from his family died. We found him again and we are hoping he will be ready to be baptized soon!

Spiritual Though:
One of my new favorite scriptures is Mosiah 24:15 "and now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord"

I know that God will not take away all of our trials, but he can lighten them if we are willing to be obedient to Him will.  If we submit to the will of the Lord cheerfully and with patience, our burdens will be made light and we will be strengthened! Now that's a promise! 

Love Elder Michael Ueston