Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Coming home! - 10/15/15

Elder Christian Lehr came home on October 15, 2015. He arrived with Elder Erickson and Elder Morrell.  They took FOREVER to come to the baggage claim area. But that was because they escorted Elder Richardson to the other terminal to make his connecting flight.  Seeing them come down the escalator together was worth the wait.  What awesome missionaries they have become.  They have made a difference in many of the lives of those they came in contact with in Louisiana and, for Elder Lehr, Sierra Leone as well.  It has been an amazing 2 years and 2 weeks.  Welcome home, Elder Lehr!  We love you!

Elder Lehr, Elder Morrell and Elder Erickson

Tightest hug Mom has ever received from Elder Lehr

Proud Dad

Finally have our missionary back home with the family

Josh, Nicole, Noelle and Elder Lehr - so happy he is back! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Last week! - 10/13/15

Dad happened to run into Elder Crandall and Elder Barrick at the Los Angeles Temple. They both served in Sierra Leone with Elder Lehr.  Awesome missionaries!!!  What a treat!

Dang this week was pretty dang good. 

JJ Battles: So I was able to get a hold of JJ (my distant cousin) and we met up on Thursday at Lasyones for lunch and that was so cool. He is awesome. It was such a treat to see a family member up here. He said that Father Tom Melton and some other family are coming to Natchitoches in December to see the City of Lights for Christmas. It would be so cool if we could go to and meet up with them! 

Sister Munson: So she is an elderly woman in the ward who passed away this past week so we went to her funeral. I have seen a lot of death on my mission but that only strengthens my testimony of the plan of salvation. I LOVE the plan of salvation. Just the hope and peace that it brings. I simply wish all would have that same understanding. I know she is at peace now with her Father in Heaven.

I really love my mission it has been challenging but I love it so much and am going to miss it. It really has changed me for the better. I am still the same goofy man that I was when I left but this time with a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know He lives. God answers prayers. He loves you. 

I'm excited to come home and continue this journey :)

Love Elder Lehr

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2 year mark, Sweater weather, and Conference - 10/5/15

Dang that is crazy I hit my 2 year mark yesterday. 

So this week hasn't been way too crazy. We have tried to see everyone, tried to talk to everyone we see but not much has happened yet. but Yet! That's the key word 

Bob: He actually watched general conference! That was real cool. I really can see his faith slowly increasing. 

Craziest Referral ever: So I get a call from Sis Leone saying that I got a referral from my mom! So I have a distant cousin named JJ who is here in Natchitoches studying at NSU. I was able to get his phone number from Pres Deford so I'll definitely contact him this week and take him out to lunch or something. Literally that was the craziest thing. 

Conference was great I love conference as a missionary it's like a Holiday. I really enjoyed Elder Bednar's and also the one seventy who talked about the atonement and how he dug a very muddy hole. Yeah that one. Dang it is crazy that I go home next week. I am real excited. 

Well this week I'm gonna continue working hard and I'm gonna contact my long lost cousin. Dang I love yall
Elder Lehr