Monday, September 30, 2013


Its the final email!!!!!!!!!!! How did we ever make it to this point!?
IT is so crazy to think that it has been two years and that I am
flying out tomorrow night. it has been a great two years here in
Africa but now it has come to an end. I had my final interview on
Saturday and it went great. I am leaving with no regrets and am ready
to start the next chapter of my life. It is very bitter sweet and I am
really stressed because of the excitement and because I am really
going to miss being here with the people. But I am ready to come home.
It was a very good and hard week to focus but we had a lot of good
things happen. We finally started having success in tracting. We
handed out a few copies of the Book of Mormon and made a couple of
appointments so that was nice, Sunday was my favorite though. I was a
able to speak and teach gospel principles and everyone was fantastic
and very loving as now the entire ward found out I am leaving (I hid
it pretty good) :) Well I will keep it short this week and I will see
you in a couple of days :) Well I got to go. Some members are taking us go-karting
today and then another family is taking us elephant riding :) Should
be a great last day in Africa. Love you and see you Wednesday  :)

Elder Coon over and out for the last time

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Things have been good in the area but they have also been difficult.
It is a very rich area and tracting has proven to be ineffective. We
are, however, starting a new member missionary program that should
hopefully get the members excited and more capable of doing missionary
work on their own. The Program focuses on educating members on how to
use "Preach My Gospel", teach the lessons that it contains, and
becoming comfortable in sharing the gospel with their friends. It is
very commitment based, requires weekly visits to the members homes,
and we must sign off on their homework assignments :) It is a very fun
program and the members are excited to start it. So we will see how it
goes over the next few weeks.
I look forward to coming home and being with everyone again and I
really look forward to school again :) Thank you for all you do and have done for
me. My mission has been everything and more than I expected.

Love you mom,