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Elder Brandon Orr
3487 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Elder Burkard, Elder Orr, Elder Wiehl

May 3, 2011

Things are still going great. We had our first baptism together this Saturday and hit the Standard of Excellence. Pretty excited about that. But it's been the most fun I've had in awhile. First time I've been able to have a solid balance of working and playing hard. I think it makes some elders crazy though. Like some are hating their life because they are so obedient but they arent having the success we are. They dont get it! Supposed to enjoy your mission. People can see through the whole trying to be perfect act. They're all so uptight they can't have an actual relationship with people or have the spirit. But I'm just glad I finally got this whole mission thing figured out. Having so much fun and still hitting the standard. Its great! Interviews with President are this week. I'm really excited for them. Let him know what's up and get to talk for a little bit.

Definitely getting fed alot though. Samoans are great. Kind of weird, because when we go to their houses we just sit at the table with the dad and he talks to Lameta in Samoan the whole time. So I just chill eat and wait to say "Oklahoma". It's fun though. They hook us up all the time with food. Randomly get knocks at the door at night and they drop off food. But I still haven't gained ANY weight. Still 220. Gonna hit 200 by my year mark. That's the goal anyway. lol

Good to hear my grandmas are doing better though. Pretty crazy how quick all that stuff with Nana happened.

But a month away from hitting a year of going to the MTC. Sooo crazy! But things are great. Couldn't be happier right now. Love you Momma!

Talk to you on Sunday! :)

April 18th, 2011


Glad to hear you enjoyed all the letters. It was really cool. Not much has happened this week. Kind of slow. We only have 3 people left to teach after all these baptisms. But for the transfer Elder Wiehl and I have had the most baptisms in a transfer this stake has ever had. The record was 7 and we had 10 in the 6 weeks. Very exciting. Real happy with how i'll be leaving the area. Transfers are in 2 days. I know I'm leaving for sure. Elder Wiehl will more than likely be staying and training again. President told me I would finally be Senior Companion. Way excited. Last two weeks have been tough. I'm ready to be running the show again. It's been hard to take a backseat to Wiehl, because we have similar teaching styles and both of us like to lead. So I've been sitting the bench most lessons. Horner and Sharp never really cared about teaching so I always did the majority of it. So I'm excited to be running the area again after being retrained and getting my stuff together. Things are going real well. I'll give you ALL the details on transfer, my new area, and my new companion next week. Im way tired and want to go chill on Pday. We got some ropes and have been roping Elders with them. Have had so much fun this transfer with Elders Burkard and Wiehl. Theyre like the only normal missionaries out here who arent aspiring to leadership or that are being disobedient. So kind of a bummer to leave when they're both staying. But it's all good. It'll all work out either way. :)