Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mission Pictures... FINALLY!

Logan FINALLY sent Emma his camera chip..... so here are the much anticipated pictures of Elder Fallon hard at work in the Lord's service. :)

this is just a really nice dog who waits for the Elders every morning and follows them everywhere they walk. :)
and this is another nice dog. (:

Elder Herlin and his new doggy friend
This what the landscape of Panaca is like. It's brown, dry, and desert like.
Elder Herlin just reached his 6 month mark, so they had a ceremonial tie burning!

Elder Herlin... hard at work (;
morning companion study. <3333

FINALLY! a picture with Elder Fallon in it!!! This is Elder Wilkerson, Elder Herlin, and Elder Fallon. (He is just the cutest.)

Elder Herlin's photography skills could bear with some improvement. But this is the handsome Elder Fallon. He looks JUST like his daddy. <3
Elder Fallon is continuing to LOVE his mission work, and sends his love and prayers. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekly Post!

Today's e-mail was amazing! It is amazing to watch Elder Fallon grow closer to the Savior, and stronger in the gospel with each passing moment. He is counting down the days until April 13th, when he will gladly welcome one of Heavenly Father's children into the world of the gospel. He was excited to share that he has set another baptismal date for an other investigator! His name is J.B. Nelson, a 16 year old whose parents have recently become active in the church again. Both Elder Fallon and Elder Herlin are excited for J.B. and really, truly feel that he is going to do well.

Elder Fallon has promised pictures this week, meaning they will be here by Saturday! Prepare to see Elder Fallon in action! (finally!!!!) In his spare time, (P-Day) He enjoys traveling to the small local market to buy steaks for $2.00 each, experimenting with different shaving techniques to reduce the amount of dry skin and redness he incurs due to the lack of moisture in the hot Nevada air, and epic nerf dart battles he participates in against Elder Herlin. It has become a P-Day tradition to run around the apartment in their shorts and socks, pelting each other with nerf darts, and then race around the apartment to find them all again.

Currently, Elder Fallon is studying in the 132 section of the Doctrine and Covenants on his own, and is studying in Psalms, 21 with Elder Herlin. This past weekend, they traveled to the mission home in North Las Vegas for a meeting. The new missionaries have been out for just over a month, so the Mission President wanted to gather all of the Sisters and Elders together with their trainers to share their successes and the progress they are making within the mission field.

This week, Logan was blessed with the kind actions of some of the local ward members. He and Elder Herlin were preparing to go to the local market on Friday, to pick up some last minute weekend groceries, when a family from the ward stopped by to visit. They explained that they were going to Utah to shop at Costco, (a place similar to Winco.) and offered to pick up some groceries and drop them off to them when they returned. How amazing is that family!? To drive 3 hours to pick up some extra groceries for the Elders. Although Logan and Zach, (Elder Fallon and Elder Herlin) politely declined the offer at first, the family insisted, saying that they would love the opportunity to serve the people who serve the Lord. They returned the next day, Saturday, to the Elder's apartment with fruits and vegetables, and snacks, and bread, and chips, and salsa. Logan expressed how grateful he was to the family for serving them so generously, and his gratitude towards the Lord for providing such amazing ward members within his mission boundaries.

Overall, Logan is enjoying his mission, and striving to make the next two years, his best two years. and he sends his love and prayers.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

First Baptism!

Elder Fallon has finally seen some spiritual action in the sticks of Nevada with his companion, Elder Herlin. After 2 weeks of feeling as though his efforts were worthless Elder Fallon write in a letter:

               "So!... awesome news... i've got an investigator with a baptismal date set. Her name is Denny Hilderbrand. She's about 60 years old and is already on the second lesson. She is coming to church every Sunday and grasping the gospel principals. The date is set for April 13th and she should definitely be ready by then. Denny is super prepared and loves the gospel and our church. Things are getting pretty busy around here. We are having more success in our area now and i have no idea why. We have gotten more work done in the past three days then we have the entire time that i have been in the Panaca area!"


Elder Fallon is becoming more and more acclimated to the climate and culture of Panaca everyday. Although he is still boggled by the fact that the nearest Walmart is 3 hours away, he makes do with the local grocery store, and cook for himself, and Elder Herlin every P-Day. (Monday.) He enjoys the opportunities to go the temple once every few weeks, and enjoys that the members feed him Steak and Ribs on a weekly basis. He commented that he is overwhelmed by the hospitality, love, and faith of the people of Panaca, and enjoys serving the people. He also enjoys the plentiful free time he is privileged to spend with his companion/best friend, Elder Zach Herlin, who calls Texas home when he is not on his mission. They will spend approximately 10 weeks together total, before a transfer occurs, and they will be forced to split ways for the rest of their mission. As sad as this is for Elder Fallon, he is so thankful to have started out his mission with such an amazing companion.

As always, Logan sends his love and prayers. :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Settling In

Elder Fallon is starting to get the hang of learning through the spirit, waking up at 6:30am everyday, and missionary work in general. He is loving the time he gets to spend with Elder Herlin everyday. Elder Herlin likes to clean the apartment, and Elder Fallon likes to cook. It's a win-win situation. The Elders are currently teaching two investigators who seem to be interested in the gospel, but whom are struggling with their addiction to smoking. Although this is a frusterating matter, Elder Fallon reminds himself that "faith in the Lord is faith in His timing." In 2nd Nephi, we are told that the power of the Holy Ghost will sink the word into the hearts of those who are willing to accept them.

Elder Fallon says that Panaca is a very small town, so small in fact, that they neglected to add a McCDonalds to the town! The Elders have a car that they use to travel to their appointments, church meetings, and tracting destinations. Because of their remote location, they end up driving between 30 and 60 miles everyday. This gives Elder Fallon a chance to bond and become better aqquainted with his companion, Elder Herlin. Logan is so grateful for the members and their hospitality and love shown towards the Elders. He claims that he has eaten Steak 3 times this week, and Prime Rib twice! (I think it's all time to serve a mission in Nevada.....) Overall Logan is having a remarkably amazing experience and has already felt his testimony grow. He forgot his camera battery at home, but will be recieving it in short time, and promised Emma that he would send pictures as soon as he could. He is currently studying the words of Omni, Enos, and Mormon, in the Book of Mormon, and is studying in the New Testament during his daily companion study with Elder Herlin. As always, Logan sends his love and prayers.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

This past week, Elder Fallon was able to grow closer to his Savior through a series of daily training courses and orientation seminars. He has had the opportunity to meet his companion, Elder Herlin, and teach his first lesson to a "non-member" actor. Elders Fallon and Herlin were able to commit this actor to read the Book of Mormon and to come to church! (Not bad for the first time!) Afterwards, he was able to unpack and settle into his apartment in a town called Pacana which is actually located in Arizona. The area in which Elder Fallon is currently serving in is called Mesquiet. Most of the areas boundaries are in Nevada, with the exception of Pacana, where Elder Fallon is serving. So, Logan is actually in Arizona... SO COOL!

                   Here is Elder Fallon's area! It sits right on the border between Nevada and Arizona.                                                   

The purpose and focus of the courses Elder Fallon attended this week was to meet and build spiritual compadibility with your companion, and to decide the focus of the Elder's daily personal and companion scripture study. Each day, the Elders are fed, which is of course the highlight of the day.... before learning more about teaching with the Spirit. During one of these classes, Elder Fallon decided to "rest his eyes." Within seconds, Elder Herlin gently poked his side and said "Hey! Jesus is watching!" Logan at first wasn't sure how to respond, but then they both snickered and continued studying there scriptures. What a hoot! :)

Meet companion #1: Elder Herlin!
In this weeks letter, Elder Fallon expressed his grattitude towards the Savior and His sacrifice for all mankind. He is so grateful for the gospel and the opportunity he has been given to become personally better, and closer with the Lord. He again, sends his love and prayers!