Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tyler’s Letter – 12/26/2016 – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hello everyone!

This is gonna be a short one because I’m finna go home and get to bed,

but it’s been a great week of Christmas!

We had P-Day on Monday, and a Half Mission P-Day on Wednesday, and a full day P-Day on Saturday, and a Full P-Day on Christmas! It’s been fun, but I’m ready to work and we did have a great day today. We would have emailed in the morning but the libraries are still closed.

Half mission P-Day was a blast, and if you have Google Drive or at least have a google account, you can watch this video I’ll be uploading of what my former companion, Elder Liu, and I did in the talent show. x) It was awesome.

We spent the evening in the Gleasons home on Saturday and had a wonderful dinner there and a Christmas message from the mother to her kids. On Sunday we sang in the choir at church and it turned out way better than any practice we had so that was miraculous! We hung out at the Ogilvies with their kids and helped them get some of their Christmas toys working (such as drones.) And at night we ate at the Daniels with a bunch of returned missionary kids! So it’s been a blast, but I’m ready to get back to work! ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night we were praying as to where we need to go searching today, and of course Heavenly Father led us to the exact street where we needed to find a man who has felt very depressed the last few days because of the threats of divorce happening in his marriage, due to affairs his wife has been having… And he has been pleading for prayers of others and help from God, and like he said, “Then you two show up at my door.”

Miracles do happen my friends, every single day, whether you choose to notice and accept them or not. God is working in your life and wants for you to be happy, even if it doesn’t seem like it, or you don’t know how to recognize it. I promise you that.

I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week! I’ll likely be emailing again on Saturday but we shall see!


Elder Breinholt

Tiwi Song


Tyler’s Letter – 12/19/2016 – Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

First of all, if you want me to send a Christmas card to you I need you to send me your mailing address, and if you don’t do it soon (within the next few hours), I will still send it out but it might not be until next week… x)

We had a wonderful week, although I and our Sister missionaries ended up with colds for a bit. We still had lots of success, met and taught amazing people with crazy mental instabilities, and had fun in the process. Elder Laaksonen and I also pushed about a billion people’s cars out of the snow.

What a beautiful opportunity we all have to ponder on our Savior’s life and mission this Christmas season. I bear witness that Jesus Christ truly is who he claimed to be, and is the Son of the God, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I believe in this with every fiber of my being, and through the Spirit and many miracles I have seen and I continue to search more understanding of these truths, God has confirmed it to me again and again. My biggest witnesses are the Bible and the Book of Mormon, which go hand in hand to testify that Jesus is the Christ. His example of helping, serving, and loving others is one which if we all follow, we will find ourselves in complete joy and peace in this life, and in the life to come, and I therefore exhort you to do just that! Follow him (2 Nephi 31: 10)! Be examples of the believers!

Once again Merry Christmas, and I hope you all enjoy this lovely picture of my companion and I which the bishop here took of us when I was completely and utterly unprepared while calling an investigator.


Elder Breinholt ๐Ÿ™‚


Tyler’s Letter – 12/12/2016 – When the Weather Outside is Frightful

Hello precious family and friends,

yet another week here in the MLM. It’s been a good one, of course, although it included more sitting and waiting then we usually have in a week’s time.

Bundled Up ๐Ÿ™‚

I believe I spoke a little last week about how we’d have the opportunity to teach English to refugees, and it finally happened for the first time! We went to the building and came into the class after their class coffee break, and went around the room as assistants to ensure that each person was understanding and learning! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was one of the funnest things I have ever done in my life, and I am not exaggerating a tinge. I would not mind doing something like this for the rest of my life. The students were hilarious, and they were trying SO hard. We were assisting in the level 0 class so many of those students are brand new, and some of them have had no education in their life AT ALL. We helped in teaching numbers in English, and also the use of the word “can.” For example, “Can you drive?” “Yes, I can.” The curriculum is focused on helping refugees have the language skills they need to acquire a job, and speak well in a job interview.

The weather is officially going to stay below freezing, most likely. There is snow everywhere. Everywhere. Our are has become a winter wonderland, and it felt like it was never actually going to happen, but it’s here again.

We as well had the opportunity to start teaching a new guy named Owen, who is an awesome Hispanic 21 year old who is super legit and thinks a lot about his future and God’s plan for him. He also feels that God has been looking out for him and helping him become better, and that’s sounds a lot like spiritual preparation for the Gospel, to me. I hope we can continue with him, as well as others who we have so enjoyed teaching about God’s Plan and Gospel.

It’s Everywhere

I know it’s premature but Merry Christmas to you all! I love you! I hope you will keep enough time on hand that you can stop and help those who might be in need of some service on your way to wherever it is you go!

My Official Title


Elder Breinholt


Tyler’s Letter – 12/05/2016 – Solid Week and Possible Food Poisoning

Hello Everyone!

It’s last week was a wonderful week for our district! Absolutely amazing statistics in comparison with past weeks! We found more people and taught more and had more success than I have yet seen while I’ve been here! So that’s exciting.

We had some awesome lessons with great new people last week. One of them took place in a loud hot-dog restaurant called Yesterdog. That was fun.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Two nights ago I spent most of my night in the bathroom, vomiting all the food I’d had in the 24 hours before that, along with other abominable things. Probably one of the most horrific nights I’ve had in my life, but hey, since that’s true I really have nothing to complain about. There are others who have it much worse than that every day of their lives. :/ But anyway, I’m doing much better now, my only concern is that I had a similar circumstance come upon me two weeks prior, so I’m going to be more careful about eating the food that is given to us by members and the food I find in the apartment…

Kevin and Alisha are doing so great! We just really really really wanna get them married so they can be baptized, but it has to be on their own time and preparation.

We had an investigator rebuke us over the phone for 5 minutes because we stopped by without successfully getting a hold of her, and haven’t really heard from her since.

Like I said before, taught some awesome new people and I hope that they are willing and ready to accept the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives! There is nothing happier, I promise you!

Stay strong and keep pushing on. I love you all so much and I hope you know as well that God loves you, whether or not you are someone who understands what they really means quite yet.

Have a wonderful week!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Elder Breinholt