Can you believe that I have been here in England for 6 months?

Email - December 16, 2013

This last week was a good week! Elder Bognár and I set a baptismal date with a guy named R____. He has set a goal to stop smoking and drinking for his new year's resolution... and he is planning to be baptized on January 18th. He came to church yesterday and it was great!

I am so excited for this week! Tomorrow, we get to go do a session at the temple and to have lunch with missionaries all across the mission! It will be awesome! I cant wait! And next Monday, we will be going to Big Ben and Christmas caroling as a zone. I have been wrapping Books of Mormon all week to hand out while we are caroling next week! It will be sweet!

Christmas has come so fast! We set up things with Deco and we will be able to Skype at his house on Christmas! Time still not sure yet! But probably before noon for you guys.

Can you believe that I have been here in England for 6 months? I can't! Time has flown!

I got a package from Grandma and Grandpa today! But, they said I cant open it until Christmas! So, it's just been sitting under the tree all week! haha

I hope the Christmas concert was great yesterday! I wish I could have been there! Oh, and Elder Bognár's watch came! Thank you mum for sending that! You're the best!

I have been thinking about how crazy it is that so many of my friends are spending Christmas in various areas of the world! I also got thinking that one of my friends that I haven't contacted since I've been out here is Jordan Peck! I would love his email address if you guys could track it down for me please! and thank you!

So far I haven't felt too home sick this holiday season! It hasn't been too bad at all! I'm happy to be here and to be serving the Lord! But, I am very excited to be able to talk to you guys next week! I hope that my voice has changed a little'll have to let me know! Cause I can't tell here! Everyone has different accents!

I hope everything is going well at home! And that you guys are having a fun holiday season with out me!!!

Only one more holiday season to go and I'll be home! Can you believe that:?! So weird!

I love you guys! and thank you for everything that you do! I miss you guys and will let you know for sure details next week of what time I'll be Skyping you!


Love, Elder Munson
"Weekly pic! :)"

"Wrapping Books of Mormon."


"Far right...Jr, member of the ward. Guy in the middle...Jr's friend that he brought along to the Christmas party!"

I am growing spiritually every week.

Email - December 9, 2013

This last week was pretty good. We had President's interviews on Tuesday! And, that went really well! I love President Millar! He is literally the oldest mission president in the whole WORLD! and that's a fact! He is such a great man and I am glad to be serving with him.

Wednesday was district meeting as usual! And then Elder Bognár had District Leader training so I just chilled at the chapel for a few extra hours!

R____ blocked our number we're pretty sure. We try to call him multiple times a day but it doesn't work and he hasn't been around at where he lives either so we're not sure what is up! So sad. But, hopefully, something will happen.

We have a few other investigators. A girl named A____ and a guy named C____ and A guy named R____. They are all cool. They just don't show a lot of commitment.. They mostly just like learning about God, but they never come to church or want to be baptized any time soon! Maybe some day though!

I still love it here and love being a missionary! We actually found out this week that this zone that I'm in is the highest baptizing zone in all of EUROPE! So, that is good! Makes me feel not so bad for myself that it is a lot harder to find people in any other zone in all of Europe!

We get to go to the temple next Tuesday! I cant wait! I miss the temple so much, so that will be sweet to go through with other missionaries around the mission!

I'm not sure where I'll be Skyping yet! Probably Deco's house. We talked about it yesterday, but I'll let you guys know for sure when I know!

I love this time of year! But, it makes me miss home a lot! But, I know I am where I am supposed to be! And, what better place to be than London for Christmas right?! Ah, so sick!

I miss you guys and I love you so much! Thank you for all the support and love and prayers! I am growing spiritually every week. I love this Gospel! I love being a missionary and sharing this message with everyone and I'm having so much fun while doing it! It's always good to do something that you love!

I hope all is well back home and that you are surviving in the cold and the snow! Ha ha. I can't wait till we get some snow!

Love, Elder Munson!
"The sky the other morning."

"The guy with out the badge is Freencky Portias, our ward mission leader. He just got off his mission a few months ago from Utah."

 "After a hard day's work.. haha!"

 "Sidney's last Sunday in London!
Sad day.. haha.  Gave her a hand shake and a hand hug before she left . :)"
"Me and Elder Bodhaine obviously."

"Isabel got me sweet cuff links for Christmas!"

Only two more P-days until Christmas!

Email - December 2, 2013

This last week was alright. R____, the guy that we had a b-date with has not answered the phone or called us back in over a week. He was progressing so well and everything. But for about 11 days now it's been nothing. So I don't know what is happening there.

But, Elder Bognár and I have been working really hard this week to get new investigators and we did pretty well! We really need a teaching pool and this week we gained 5 new investigators. So, I'm looking forward to working with them all next week!

We had zone conference on Wednesday. And that was good! Elder Texeira of the Seventy spoke and it was really good. He did kinda a training seminar on how to be a successful missionary. It was great.

Thanksgiving was good. As good as it gets in England probably. It was nice to have proper Thanksgiving food and everything. It was so nice of Sister Oliviera to have us all over.

There are so many things that I am thankful for. I would never have enough time to write out a long enough email. I'm so thankful for my family! I really missed everyone this week. This week especially Grandma and Grandpa. Because it's usually spent at their home and they sent me a package this week. Which was very nice of them. They are the best Grandparents anyone could ever ask for. I'm so grateful for Mum and Dad as well! and all the love and support I've had throughout the years. I'm also so thankful for Tanner and Peyton! and I love them so much! I'm so proud of Tanner for getting his Eagle done. That's awesome. I'm also SO thankful for my friends. I think its no secret to anyone that my friends are so important to me and I have so many good friends that have been such good examples to me over the years. I've been so blessed in this life and I have realized it more and more the longer I have been out here. Missionary work is amazing! and I'm thankful for it as well! I just can't believe how fast it is all going!

I love you all! and I miss you all loads! I hope you have a great week! You're right! Only two more p-days until Christmas basically! So crazy! Ah, I love the holidays!

Thanks for everything!

Love, Elder Munson

"We played Monopoly for P day last week.  So fun!" 

"The final.  The right is my monopoly and all of my money...and, that was all she wrote!
I dominated!  Ha ha ha ha ha.  Unrighteous desires..." 

"The flat mates!"

"Just me and Elder Ocando."

"Picture we have hanging in the flat. Cain being Bigfoot has been an argument and a topic in the flat for like the last two weeks! So funny. We cut out Christmas clothes for him until after Christmas."

"Ella's little brothers.  They had Viking hats and I had to get a picture with them!

"Ella is moving back to America :(  She ran up to me after church and hugged me and told me she is going to miss me and that when she visits her grandma in Utah that she'll visit me too:)  So cute."

"Elder Mecham, me, Elder Bodhaine and Elder Kirk at zone conference! These are guys I'll be spending time with after the Mish for sure!"

"Elder Bodhaine and I's weekly pic."

"Cool building with red lights and a big tree!"