Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Our luck with being able to get mini missionaries appears to have run out it. Spring break is over now and the minis are back in school. We have not found a new investigator the whole time that I have been here but I know that we will find one soon, I just know it.

Transfer calls are coming this week. I am staying in the Morning Sun Ward, while Elder Fa' Amuli is leaving.  Leadership calls are going to be Tuesday night, I don't know what will be going on with that for sure until Wednesday as well.

I have felt pretty bad about not sending enough photos, so I have taken pictures of random stuff.

This one made me think of Dad.

I have no idea why I took this picture, but it made me laugh.

See how HOT it is already getting here?  YIKES, summer is going to be hard.

An awesome sunset, that happens pretty much every night.

A road runner that pretty much lives in a member's backyard.  He is almost always there.

Some members dropped off a bunch of groceries at our house.  The members here are so amazing, I love them so much.

I got a Russian Book of Mormon, I've been reading it at night, just for fun.

I am loving my mission and don't really know what else to say only that I love you all back home and I do keep you in my prayers.

Monday, March 23, 2015

More "Mini's"

I don't know if you would believe it but we got two additional mini-missionaries this last weekend, that's 3 in a row! These are Young Men from others stakes within our mission boundaries. The stakes they were from are up in Gilbert. The first week we had Brother Milllett and Brother Jones; Brother Millett got his call to Oklahoma and did a great job. Brother Jones turns in his papers in a couple of weeks, he has 4 older brothers who all served missions and he did a great job as well. The second week we got Brother Fowels and Brother Kitchen, they were my favorites,  if I had to choose some. Their desire to work and bring others unto Christ surpassed mine, both at the start of my mission and now.  It really got me thinking about why I'm out here and why I'm not exactly as excited for mission work as they seem to be. This last week we got Brother Stapely and Brother Potter, they taught me how to talk to others in a better way, telling better stories, and to just be myself.

The "Mini-mission" is set up like this; The Stake Presidents in the Arizona Gilbert Mission really wanted the youth to get involved in mission work and to be better prepared for their missions, so they came up with the idea of an "extended split" where they would go with a set of missionaries -- sleep, eat, and work like one for a weekend or longer, they presented it to the mission president who of course accepted it fully.

I taught Gospel Principles class in the Morning Sun Ward that I am serving in, I only sweated about 4 buckets full, I just blamed it on the heat, it has gotten above 90 for the past week consistently.

Thank you for the words that you have written and thank you for all the support and love that I can honestly say I feel from you and the family. I love you all too!

-Elder Throckmorton

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Another short, but sweet letter

The college we email at is closed and I am using a members phone for email so it will be short.

I hope to find time to write you a letter to share my experience this last week which was actually my new favorite week.We got another set of mini missionaries, as did the zone leaders we live with. So there were 8 young men packed into a pretty small house. Haha. Before this week I had given out 3 Book of Mormons, and over just last weekend we placed 32! Mini missionaries do bring miracles. I want to share more but I'm using a touch screen.

-Elder Throckmorton

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mini-Missionaries and The Best Week --- So Far

I know that things happen for a reason and I felt prompted to write what I had written last week because I truly felt like I was done, done with my mission, done with my hope, done with my life. I find it quite rude of Satan to work so hard against the Lord's merciful plan of redemption and the more covenants we make and the more ordinances we perform the harder and more deceitful he becomes.

I have been thinking a lot of the Atonement and studying the most I think I have ever studied. I know that Jesus Christ did in fact suffer for all the sins, pains, addictions, trials, and hardships of everyone who has, is, and yet will live on the earth. Knowing more about the Atonement and realizing the breadth and depth of the whole of it enlightens my mind and expounds all intelligence of the restored gospel. The Atonement is the root of it, all other things are simply appendages to the fact of this glorious performance of Love, Respect, Honor, Humility, and Appreciation. As I study and pay more heed and diligence to the great feat that could only be performed by one man. I love Jesus Christ for all that he has done for me personally, and being on a mission helps me understand that that love for him is continued and solidified in the fact that his suffering was and is for all who accept it. The Atonement is not just Infinite but personal.

 I say it is the best week of my mission so far because just last weekend we had a great opportunity to receive two mini-missionaries, Brother Jones and Brother Millett, both were amazing companions for the short time that we had them (just Friday from 4pm to Sunday at 7pm), these young men taught me more about faith in the lord Jesus Christ than I have learned from simply reading the scriptures, the way they apply the scriptures in their work and the way they talk about others and the way they present themselves in style and speech. It was greatly needed by me to know that the amount of faith that you can have, you cannot comprehend, or in other words Infinite.

 Love you all and thanks for everything!
 -Elder Throckmorton

Monday, March 2, 2015

Trenton's letter this week was very personal, to personal to share.  I just didn't want anyone to wonder when/if I was going to post this week.  Usually he sends something generic that he wants shared, but this week he took up his email time with a letter to Hal and I.  I love that boy more than words can express.  I am so proud of who he has become.  It is always amazing to me to see in his letters his spiritual growth, he really is becoming a spiritual giant.  He is having an emotional hiccup, and could use a few extra prayers. I am sure that all will be fine and he will find the comfort and peace he is needing.  He truly loves serving the Lord by being a missionary.