Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Elder Hernandez, one of Forest's former companions that has completed his mission, sent the next 10 photos to the Radmall family.

Tuesday March 20th, 2018

Hey guys!

This week was crazy! We lost two days due to having to round up baptismal records, search for signatures, and take them to the mission offices. We actually entered a High School for one of them haha it was pretty weird! We entered, asked for a certain person, they told us where he was, and they just let us pass by without anyone leading us. We found him, had him put his finger-print on the baptismal record, and we left. We also had to go to the school where the bishop works, which is downtown, super far away from where we live. But all in all, we got the records to the mission offices.

On Saturday, we went to see Raul, and had a big sore on his tongue that wouldn't let him eat or talk very well. He's been having problems with the Restoration and the Priesthood, but he asked us to give him a blessing. We gave him a blessing, committed him to go to church, even though his member wife wouldn't be in town, and then we had to go. When we got to church he came over to us and stuck out his tongue haha but it was free of any sores! We then told him that the power of the Priesthood is real, and he said, "Yeah, I think it is." It was awesome! It was a huge testimony builder of the Priesthood.  We have an appointment with him tomorrow and we're hoping and praying that we can commit him to baptism.   

Raul and Elder Radmall

Raul Escalante
Olga Escalante

Daniel continues to progress a ton. He bore his testimony in Ward Conference, and we're trying to get him called as a ward missionary.

My companion and I get along great! He's from the Lima West mission.

I love you guys! Have a great week!

-Elder Radmall


Dad: Every once in a while there's a word here and there, but not too often.  (Do you ever struggle with your Spanish in shopping or non gospel topics?)

Mom: He's a great guy! He likes to skateboard.  (Tell us about your new companion.  What part of Lima is he from? )

Holly: A lot of times, they express their love more openly to the people.  (How do the sisters differ from the elders in their way of teaching?)

Sam: 8  (How many sisters are in your zone?)

Dylan: nope  (Other than your toe and the time you had to go to the hospital, have you gotten sick or had to be on any medicines?)

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday March 12th, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Matt's birthday was on Friday)

Hey guys!

This week was pretty good! We were able to place three baptismal dates, and help a lot of people progress. The three baptismal dates we placed are for April, and we're wanting to put two more this week but for this month. Daniel had an awesome experience! As you know he fasted last week to find a job where he can have Sundays off, well, he found the job! It was awesome! He also had some additional questions yesterday about how to pay his tithing. He's progressing so much!
My new companion is from Lima, Peru, he's been out in the mission-field for 18 months. I'm super excited to work with him. He seems like a great guy.

On Saturday we passed by for quite a few investigators to go to church with them, and nobody answered their door.  We got to the church building exactly at 10:00 and a thought came to us, pass by for María, Carmen, and Brandon. Well, María has cancer and is in a wheelchair because they amputated one of her legs. We were like, crap. church is about to start, and we'll have to go with a member that has a car to get them. Well, let's go quick. When we got to their house they were all ready to go to church and were waiting for us. While singing the last hymn, Carmen later told us that she had felt a feeling she'd never felt before that made her cry and didn't know why. We were able to explain to her that that was the Spirit testifying to her that what she was hearing was true. It was a really cool experience, all thanks to following the promptings of the Spirit.

Have a great week! I love you guys!

-Elder Radmall

"Say no to drugs, it destroys families!"


Dad: Carmen's story  (What memorable moment did you have this week in recognizing the Spirit? and did you act on it? and how did it go?)

Mom: Eat giant quesadillas again haha  (What was the funnest thing that you did this week?)

Holly: Read your patriarchal blessing.  (How can we make ourselves remember our blessings during times of trial?)

Sam: He had brothers and sisters. but they were half-brothers and half-sisters because Jesus' literal dad isn't Joseph.  (Did Jesus Christ have siblings while on earth or was he an only child?)

Dylan: 7 pairs of all clean animals and one pair of all unclean animals  (How many of each animal did Noah take on the ark?)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday March 5th, 2018

Hey guys!

Okay, so first off, Daniel's baptism. Well, his baptism was last Saturday, and he had his interview the Thursday before. We went to visit him that Wednesday to see how he was feeling and what not. He told us that he no longer wanted to be baptized that Saturday. My companion started off on a long trail of blabber, and then it was my turn to talk.  I asked why he didn't want to be baptized. He said that he wanted to learn more. I then asked him if he believed that God was his Father in Heaven, to which he said yes. I then asked him if he believed that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. He said yes. I then asked him if he believed that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, and he responded, yes. I then proceeded to explain that if Joseph Smith was a Prophet, then the church is true, and he started to nod his head in agreement.  I then said, we'll see ya tomorrow at 6 for you interview and he said okay. After his interview he gave us a hug and told us that he felt the most wonderful feeling during the interview and that he had prayed the night before telling God that if he felt something in the interview he would get baptized, and he felt it! He also said that he felt the same feeling when he entered that baptismal font. He is now preparing to receive the Aaronic Priesthood, and yesterday he fasted for a job that has Sundays off. He's doing amazing!

We also had splits on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Tuesday we went with the President's Assistants. We dropped off our backpacks with our extra clothes, deodorant, hair gel, etc. and went to work. When we got back to the apartment at night, we found it odd that the front door was wide open. When we got closer we saw that someone had broken the door handle and broken in to the apartment. They stole both of our backpacks and some other things from the apartment. But the coolest part was seeing the Lord's hand in it. Even though they broke in and stole some of our stuff, none of us felt mad, but the coolest part is that they left our garments in the apartment for some reason. They also left my towel and sandals which I am grateful for because I only have one towel and one pair of sandals. They also left my pjs. What made me sad was that they stole my razor that fits all the blades I have...I lost a white shirt and socks.

He got a haircut!!!!!  Much better!

But all in all I'm doing great! My Spanish continues to mejorar (improve) as do my teaching skills. I'm really enjoying being out in the mission field. I hope all's going good back home! I love you guys! 

Photo sent to Alisa from Elder Brown's mom.  Elder Brown is the one with "thumbs up" in the back.  Forest and his companion were helping Elder Brown and his companion move.  They went to Dairy Queen after to thank them for their help. 

Have a great week!
-Elder Radmall


Dad: Last week's question: We honestly don't pull any pranks.   (What's the biggest prank you've done on a companion and what pranks have been done to you?)  This week's question: Apart from the robbery, nothing. It's pretty low key here.  (What's the most dangerous or scary situation you've been in?)

Mom:  Last week's question: Using simple examples that makes them feel included.  (What is your favorite way to teach children?)  This week's question: They're doing really good.  (How are your clothes holding up after being hand washed all the time?)

Holly:  Last week's question: Simba, Scooby Doo, and Mickey Mouse.  ( What are your top 3 cartoon characters?)  This week's question: That we lived before we were born on the earth.  (What part of the Plan of Salvation is the hardest for people to comprehend?)

Sam:  Last week's question: A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief, for the story it tells.  (What is your favorite hymn and why?)  This week's question: Not that I remember.  (I have a rash from my long cast.  Did you ever get a rash from yours?)

Dylan:  Last week's question: Que Dios cuida a las personas que están guardando sus mandamientos... That God cares for people who are keeping his commandments.   (Quiero saber lo que piensas que Moisés 7 versículo 18-23 es sobre tu opinión.... I want to know what you think Moses 7 verse 18-23 is about your opinion.) This week's question: Joseph Smith's First Prayer.  (What hymn would you want me to be able to play for you when you get home?)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday February 26th, 2018

Hey guys!

I just have to apologize, because we had a ton of things to do today.  I have no time to email and my camera won't connect to the computer. Just know that I love you guys! Daniel's baptism was amazing! I'll tell you all about it next week! 


-Elder Radmall

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday February 19th, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Sam's birthday was yesterday.)

Hey guys! 

It sounds like you all had a good week! My weeks seem to go by crazy fast! I've already been with my companion for 3 weeks!

(Forest told us that he got a haircut today and will send us photos of it next week.  Looks like he was past due for a haircut!)

Well, the Raul's baptism fell through. He didn't feel like he had received an answer from Heavenly Father yet, so we read with him about how the Holy Ghost talks to us and how we receive answers to our prayers. Yesterday we had Stake Conference, and one of the talks was on how the Holy Ghost answers our prayers. It was perfect! Last night I also found a talk that talks about that in a Liahona that we're gonna take to him. He's a really good guy. I hope we can help him recognize his answer soon.

Daniel Lopez has a baptismal date for this Saturday and is pretty excited for it. The bishop has been pretty involved in helping us prepare him. He's 18 years old and lives a tough life. His mom died a few years ago and his dad ran off. He lives with the sister of his grandma. He's a great kid and we're pretty excited for him!

So, throughout my entire mission, the most investigators that my companion and I have brought to church has been seven, but this week we were able to bring ten people to church! It was amazing and the Spirit was super strong! A family that we had invited was unable to come, but we're hoping that they can make it next week.

I love you all! Have a great week! Sam, stop following in my footsteps with all the broken bones haha

-Elder Radmall


Dad: Steak and mashed potatoes.  (What's the number one dinner you miss?)

Mom: Not really.  (Have you gotten to talk very many of your investigators from when you were there the first time?)

Holly:I love the story of when Alma and Amulek are teaching Zeezrom because their teaching skills are awesome! They're super direct and ask good questions. What's yours?  (What is your favorite story in the Book of Mormon and why?)

Sam: The interior doors have changed.  (Has anything changed in your apartment since you were there the first time?)

Dylan: In 1 Nephi 4:8 it says that his full name is Nephi Forest Radmall...haha!  (In the scriptures they always go by just Nephi...what is his last name?)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday February 12th, 2018

Hey guys! 

This week was pretty good! Sugey's baptism was really good! Her mom and her kids are members and we convinced her daughter who's 14 to say the opening prayer which was awesome! The whole baptism went really smooth but Sugey said that the water was really cold. Oops! haha

Raul continues to progress, his baptismal date is for this Saturday. The last lesson we had with him was on Saturday, and we watched the full movie of the Restoration with him and he really enjoyed it. We invited him to pray about Joseph Smith and the church again and we're really hoping that he recognizes his answer. I'm almost 100% sure that he has already received it, he just didn't recognize it, or doesn't want to accept it. He told his wife a little bit ago that if he ever gets baptized into a church, it'll be this one. He's a really great man! I actually thought that he was a member the first time we visited him. He even went to Sugey's baptism with his wife, and is looking for a job that has Sundays off. (He's not working right now).

We also have another baptismal date, Danial Lopez, for the 24th of this month. As of right now there isn't a huge difficulty with him apart from family problems. He doesn't live with his parents. He lives with his "grandparents" but they aren't blood related. He's 18 and is progressing really well.

I'm doing great! I love the area and my companion and I get along really good! I love you guys! Have a great week!

Mosiah 27:31

-Elder Radmall


Dad: Not sure if it's the neatest, but the craziest is Semana Santa-Holy Week.
(What's the neatest cultural thing you've witnessed?)

Mom: I am now able to work a lot harder which I enjoy. We're finding a lot of good people!  (Besides you speaking Spanish better, tell me some differences between when you were in this area the first time and now.)

Holly: They actually understand it really well. It's a little harder for them to understand what happens after death because they usually only believe in Heaven and Hell so it's another concept for them to learn.  (How hard is it for your investigators to comprehend when you teach them about the pre-mortal life?)

Sam: No, I was and am super excited!  (Was it hard to come back to the same area and if so, why?)

Dylan: It's a little spicy, but I really like it. To help us grow and progress eternally.  (Tell me about Mexican candy.  Why did Heavenly Father give us trials?)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday February 5th, 2018

Hey guys!

                                                         Elder Torres and Elder Radmall

This week was pretty cool! We were able to commit two people to baptism! One for this Saturday, and one for the next. We tried committing a ton of people to baptism, but only two accepted. We're wanting to commit Marcos to baptism this week for the 24th of this month. The two that have baptismal dates are Sugey and Raul. Sugey's baptismal date is for this Saturday and is super excited for it. Her only problem or struggle is her family. They're members, but less-active and they don't support her a whole lot. She´s the mom, and her oldest son who's about 22 yells at her, hits her, smokes weed, and isn't living the Law of Chastity. It's really hard on her, but her other kids do better, they just don't obey her which is frustrating for her.


My companion is also from Veracruz, he has made two rap cds, and he's pretty cool. I'll tell you more about him next week in the email.  There are 22 missionaries in our zone.

Raul is an older guy of about 60 yrs. His wife is a member which is a huge help, but he has cancer, so he sometimes doesn't have a ton of energy. He grew up in a Christian church where they played loud music with drums all that jazz, and he says that in that church he felt filled with the Spirit, but in this church he doesn't feel it. He´s confusing the Spirit with inspiration or energy. We've explained the difference to him a few times, but we´re planning an awesome lesson to help him feel the Spirit strongly.

Likes his food!!

I feel pretty happy to be in this ward again, the member recognized me which surprised me because I couldn't really talk to them before. This is not the ward where Rubén and Wendy live, but they do live in the zone.  I actually get to go to Navolato this Thursday which I'm pretty excited about. 

I love you guys! Have a great week!

-Elder Radmall


Dad: Sadly, no. But if I find one, I'll be sure to buy something from it.  (Are there any Mexican cowboy stores there? That could be some cool stuff to get!)
Mom: I'll be good with what ever. (Are you thinking that you will finish your mission in Culiacan and are you hoping to?)  

Holly: By using the scripture that says our bodies are temples. Then using the example of someone putting graffiti on the church building. (How do you teach people that have tattoos that we are not supposed to have tattoos?)

Sam: Being with family and being able to talk about hunting again haha  (What is the main thing that you are looking forward to when you get home?)

Dylan: Pues, aquí en la misión, ninguno, pero a mí, mi gusta mas los juegos de la mesa. Well, here in the mission, none, but to me, I like more the games of the table. (¿Qué juego juegas más a un juego de mesa o de cartas? What game do you play most a board or card game?)