Monday, September 24, 2012


I am serving in the Kenyon ward of the Tuscon East Stake. My comp is from Idaho, some little town I can never remember. He use to coach volleyball and he has only been out one transfer more then me, so we don't really know what we are doing...

But this last week was awesome! We had two baptisms!!! One was and investigator and the other was a girl that lost her records so we had to take care of that. But a bunch of the ward members showed up to both of them and they were both awesome! And in one of the baptisms we had some little kids giving talks and they were pretty darn good. All that made our weekend really busy, but we got it done.

Other then all that, this week has just been normal. We have been running around trying to find out what to do with the baptisms. Now a lot of the people we are teaching are either really hard to find or we have taught them and they stop progressing. But we did get three referrals this week, so that should get us busy.

Thank you guys so much for all the support. I did forget to bring my camera so I will have some pics next week.

Love you all!!

Elder Barlocker II

Monday, September 17, 2012

Weather or not! 9/17/2012

The weather down here has been pretty nice too, I am guessing around the high 90's. But it feels great! It makes bike riding so much easier.

But it is good to hear that everybody is going on a mission. I am surprised to hear that Zach is going... I would have never guessed. It will be fun to go to all of their homecomings when I get back. 

So yeah, it is good to hear that everything is going well. I have been doing just fine. I am in better shape than my new companion so the bike rides are slow. I have to make it fun by doing wheelies and jump on and off of stuff. But I am staying in shape so that is good! And it is good to hear that Grandpa is doing well with his hip. That would be brutal!

And I did get the package with the Reese's Pieces. They were melted a bid and clumped together, but they still tasted the same! Looking forward to more packages from you guys! But still send the things to the mission office, because if I have you send things straight to apartment, if I get transferred I might not ever get it.

But this week has just been another busy week. I am still trying to get use to all the new things but I am adjusting just fine. I haven't been able to take many pictures because we have been doing so much, but I will try to take more this next week.

Thanks so much for supporting me on my mission! I LOVE you guys so much!!

 E' Barlocker II
Elder Seare trying to get us un-lost

Me waiting to get un-lost...ANYONE HAVE A GPS THEY CAN SEND ME?
Hippo Hips Avenue!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 TRANSFERS...

Families in my area I visited with before transfers...

My District 

Zone Training

Elder Barlocker & Elder McKenna 
Well I am in another area now. I moved to the east to the zone next to my old one. I am still getting use to it, but it has only been a couple of hours. my new companion is E' Seare. He has only been out one more transfer more then me so neither of us have been out very long. But it looks like a good area. I had a hard time leaving my old area though, that ward was way awesome! I had a really hard time coming to terms with it, and I am still in one of my dazes... but it will wear off eventually.

But other than everything switching up the week was pretty normal. We had a bunch of lessons and got - I think -two new investigators, but now that I am not in that area it really doesn't matter. The time has flown by so fast though! I don't even think I was in my last area for 12 weeks, more like two weeks... Pretty soon two years will be gone and I will be home. Well I will be home for a month, then I am going to mexico; because a family in my last area invited me to go to Rocky Point with them around July of 2014, They are owners of a timeshare down there and wanted E' Mckenna and I to come along with them. But if we come back before then or you come to pick me up you will have to meet this family. They are amazing!!!

So yeah, my week was just another wonderful week here in Arizona. I am in a new place now so it will take some getting use to. But I am enjoying myself, learning a lot, and teaching a bunch.

But it is good to hear everything is good back home! And I will be looking forward to that salsa. I have not found a good salsa like ours down here. Some members have made some good salsa, but I think ours still beat it by a long shot!

Well don't know what else to tell you guys about. I know I had some other things, but my mind is still trying to get use to all the new things right now. If I remember I will write you guys a letter. So I will get some pictures on here.

Three families I visited before I left my last area. 
My District
Zone Training
Elder Mckenna & I
Well I hope all continues to go well! I will be trying my hardest to get all the work here done!

I LOVE you guys so much!

Elder Williamson & Elder B MTC comps - see each other on P-Days
Elder Barlocker II

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

9/4/2012 Here Comes FALL!

This past week had just been another regular week. Transfers are coming up, so things will be switching up soon. But I have been having a lot of fun down here in Arizona. And yesterday was a holiday, as I am sure you know, so the library wasn't open and we couldn't email. 

The weather has been pretty good lately. Just the other day it was down in the cool 90's! And we have been getting some good rain storms. But more sun then rain lately though. You guys do not know a rain storm until you see a monsoon. It is pretty cool. But it is just funny that the 90's feels amazing, I cannot wait until I get back home and feel how cold it is ;) And I hear the winters down here are really nice.

I did go to a family reunion this weekend though. It was one of the members in my ward that always has us over for dinners. It was way fun. We ate and played volley ball and had a blast! And I even was talking about Cherry Hill this week without even thinking about it. 

But if I had one word to describe this week it would be, stressful. It has been good and all but things have been coming up that have effected elders I am friends with and investigators. Just more ways that satan can get into any situation and destroy it. But I am remaining strong! I know how satan can get me and am stopping him at every try! I love the protection we get as missionaries!

Well I hope that all of you guys are having fun! And I urge you all to try to share the gospel whenever you have the chance. I took me a bit to figure that is our purpose as members of Gods church, to share it with everybody and allow them to receive the rewards it has for them. It is hard, and I think that only Dad and I know just how hard it can be, from what I know. But I promise you, if you strive to share what you know with others you WILL be blessed! But do not force it on anybody...

With all the love in the world and more,

Elder Barlocker II