Monday, August 10, 2015


Transfers are this Wednesday and i will be training a new missionary in Driggs! I’m sooo excited! Elder Johnson is going to Blackfoot. I know he will like it there. 

I’m excited to train because it will keep me on my feet for the remainder of my mission. Annnnddd there has been some awesome miracles here this past week.

So last Sunday we met a young engaged couple, Alberto and Kaitlyn at Sister Harlow’s home for a BBQ and first discussion (working smart ;)  and it was awesomeee. Kaitlyn is 23 and has 2 sons from another dad and Alberto is 19. Kaitlyn has such a strong faith in God and Alberto hasn’t been very religious growing up. We taught them about Christ and the Book of Mormon and they loved it.  We took them on a tour of the Stake Center 2 days later and showed them the font. They happily accepted to be baptized on September 19th aaaannd also get married before that!  This was one of the biggest miracles here in Driggs and i hope, hope, everything works out so that I’m here for it all! So we get to plan a baptism and a small wedding!  We’re gonna be busy! Its so exciting, the both came from rough home lifes and want a fresh start with their little family. They are soaking everything in and are lovin it! With the Harlow’s they consider us family because they don’t have anyone else who cared about them, with this short week we’ve seen them almost every day. 

They had a huge trial the next day after the tour. Kaitlyn had a miscarriage :( they were so sad. On their way home from the Doctor’s, Alberto saw through a rainy stormy sky a sun beam and clouds shaped like an anchor and a whale (the theme they were gonna use for the baby shower if it was a boy) they saw that it was a sign of God’s love for them and their little son. We gave them both blessings and taught them the plan of salvation.  They were comforted knowing where their baby was and excited to be able to raise him again. I shared with them about my dad and my (i believe it’s a boy) little brother that didn’t make it with my mama. They appreciated that and the night was filled with the Spirit. 

I love teaching the plan of salvation, it’s my favorite lesson to teach because it means so much to me. 

On our way from Rexburg the other day we got caught in a hail storm!  It wass soooo crazy we couldn’t see anything!  Good thing we were with a member.  i thought it was sooooo exciting!

Looking forward to transfers! I’m excited to finish strong!

We helped out at the 4H fair, there’s little Edie and Ruby Barnes, we’ve been teaching their dad. Awesome family. 

This week Elder Miskin who stayed with Elder Duano and i when i was being trained got home from his mission and i got to see and hear his homecoming talk. He’s from Driggs! so awesome! 

and we went on a hike this morning with Mama Starkey!

Love you all! 

Stoked to Serve 

Elder Soren

Edie and Ruby Barnes

with Elder Miskin

hiking with Mama Starkey

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