Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Day

On the 24th in the morning our man M* GOT BAPTIZED! In the afternoon we went to Durres, we sang at a church open house! A lot of people come! It was sweet! I really felt the Spirit from singing about Christ!

For Christmas I got 2 ties and a watch! (I bought them all :) ) yeaaaaa! I made waffles and then went to church! I gave M* the Holy Ghost! so it was a great "White" Christmas (baptismal clothes are white.)

After we ate with some other missionaries, then we Skype'd the family! They are doing great and my dog Millie is doing great also!

Today for all day P-day we hike Mount-Dajti! It took us about 3 hours! It was sweet! I will send some pictures from that! :D

Spiritual Thought:
In this choir that we sang in, there was a time when I felt this really strong Spirit. We were singing about Christ and I felt the love of Christ so strong! It really helped me understand what people feel when we testify of The Savior! I am so grateful for The Savior and the love that he has for us! Merry Christmas!

I love you all!
Elder Weston

My house

The baptism
Me and Larsen and Johnson

The hiking squad

Monday, December 19, 2016

"Yes you are the Mormons!!"

I switch from being in a new area (Pogradec), to a place that has 4 wards (Tirane.) The biggest change is when I asked someone "If he had heard of the Book Of Mormon before?" and he said "Yes you are the Mormons!!" I was so surprised!!! Anyways, I didn't see that coming!

I am now serving with Elder Nelson, we have been having a lot of fun here in the big city!

HighLight: I got a text message from our Zone leaders with the approved movies for New Years (we go in at 4pm- and can stay up until 12:30 I am super excited!!!) "Star wars 7, Remember The Titans, the Blindside, Lord of the Rings, napoleon Dynamite, a couple of other lame movies!
I am so excited!!!!!

This kid named Ma* is getting baptized next week!

Spiritual Thought:
3 Nephi 13:33-34,"Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient is the day unto the evil thereof."
I know that if we have any problems and we are doing our best to follow Christ, he will make sure that we are taken care of!

I love you all!! Have a great Christmas!

Elder Michael Ueston

These are some pictures from last week from Pogradec and here are some pictures with some missionaries with our Christmas hats on!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Back to the big city

Saturday was transfer calls! President said that I will be spending Christmas in...... TIRANE 4TH WARD! I will be serving with Elder Nelsen! I am so sad I am going to be leaving Pogradec! I had a lot of fun here, giving talks every week! But I will have a blast in Tirane!

This week we went to Elbasan for Zone Training! It was great to be able to see everyone again!

Nothing to cool happened this week.... trakting.... street contacting... just trying to find some new investigators! It is awesome! :)

Spiritual thought:
Everything happens for a reason, sometimes we don't understand what God's plan is, but we know that he has a plan. This week during zone conference I was talking to a sister about one of their investigators that got baptized! Turns out I found her when I was in Tirane. I know that God always has a plan for us! He knows our potential!

I love you all!
Elder Michael Ueston

Monday, December 5, 2016


We are in the same district as the Macedonian Elders, so we decided we were going to have DISTRICT MEETING IN MACEDONIA! District meeting in a different country! That same country that Paul taught in! #Goals.  Then 2 days later we went on an EXCHANGE IN MACEDONIA! Me and Elder Lords, not knowing any Macedonian, went there!

We learned really fast that is it kinda hard to street contact, if you don't know their language.. but that just made the adventure ever better! Trying to find the elect, or those that know Albanian, or English!

Then we had a couple of lessons. I learned how to say "yes" and "good" in Macedonian. During these lessons I would say "good" and "yes" to make sure they knew I was listening. I didn't understand one word that came out of their mouths, but they knew I was listening! I am sure Paul would be proud!

Also, in Macedonia, I found a cool custom leather book shop that I was told about from the couple missionaries. They are awesome! I will send you a picture, next week!

In Pogradec, we had a couple of cool lessons, this cool guy named Ar*, he is awesome, he wants to give us all of his friends to teach! can't wait! ;)

Spiritual Thought: "Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God... He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son." -The Living Christ
I am so grateful for the love My Savior has for me! I hope all of you can feel Christ's love during this Christmas Season!

Love you all!!
Elder Michael Ueston


Coming back to Albania

They didn't know the picture was coming!