Monday, April 20, 2009

Aprl 20th, 2009


To answer your questions first, yes moves is at the end of April and yes I will probably move. Moves is one week from this Thursday which means I won’t be able to Email next Monday. If I move, it will probably be late Thursday by the time I get to e-mail. Mothers' Day is the 3rd week of May? or 2nd? I can’t remember. I will let you know how the phone call will work. We might just use our mobile again, but I'll have to wait and see what my number will be. Depending on the area I might go to a member’s home or find some other way to make the phone call.

Wow that’s really cool to hear that Greg is a Zone Leader. We do keep regular communication, I just didn’t know that. I get pretty regular letters from him and try to write back as much as I can. He is better at it than me though. He told me He thought he was going to go back to Bolivia, but I can see why he would have mixed feelings about it.

The work is going great. We had a really good week. Joelle is excited to be baptized on Saturday. We saw her alot this week. She came with us to a baptism in South Hampton on Friday and to the Temple on Saturday, plus we taught her a few times. Ashley is gone. Apparently he went to a hearing of some kind and never came back.... on the bright side we have a new investigator that is going to be baptized on May 23rd! His name is Pete Buchanan and he was referred by the member he is dating right now. He is really cool and is working hard to stop smoking. We haven't seen the Polish guys either.

I think it would be a really good idea to send something to the Love's. (The family that helped him get his backpack from the train station.) I’ll see if I can get an address and get it to you next week.

That’s pretty cool that Josh got to take Beau out to lunch. I was just thinking the other day how weird it would be if I saw someone from back home. I guess it’s a lot less likely considering I'm a lot further away though. It’s good to hear he is doing well. Let me know if you hear anything else.

I hope everyone has another good week! I love you guys!

Love Elder Karges

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 13th, 2009

I know the baptsim was a few weeks ago, but i just got my card reader back in my backpack and thought you'd like to see some pics.

pic1- Elder Church, Lyndsey Taylor, Sophie Turner, Vicky Odhiambo, and Myself.

Pic2- Me, Sophie, And Elder Church

Pic3- Sophie, Brother Mark Taylor, Vicky, and Elder Church. They are actaully standing by the wrong people because Elder Church Baptised Sophie and Brother Taylor baptised Vicky.

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 6, 2009


Wow it sounds like you did have an eventful week. Thank you so much for working things out with my back pack. (His backpack was left on a train several weeks ago and was taken to Victoria train station which was out of his mission. Some very kind Missionary Moms and some very nice ward members helped him get it back. It took many weeks to coordinate the effort.) I’m excited to get it back. I should get it at Zone Meeting on Thursday. Thank the Loves for me as well. Elder Church doesn't have it, but I might be able to call the Elders in Maidstone and get their address from them. (The Love Family were the ones that retrieved the backpack. We would like to send them a small thank-you.) It was funny when they called me because we were at Vicky's house waiting to teach one of her house mates and it came up as unknown caller. Now long story short, there is a kid that is basically a missionary stocker... He lives near Bath (Elder Church's old area) and really likes Elder Church. He has figured out how to call the missionaries and find out where people are and had been trying to call us lately. I thought Brother Love was him, so I wouldn’t tell him who I was at first haha. We finally sorted it out and then he talked to Elder Church. It was pretty funny though.

Last week was kind of a bummer when I lost my email, but I wrote about the same events in my Journal, so I’m just going to try and copy it and send it to you.

This week has just flown by. We had zone conference and General Conference of course. Plus we had an exchange and a few other things that slowed us down. The baptismal date we had, we lost contact with.. sad, but nothing we can do about it. General Conference was the highlight of our week, both for us and our investigators. We had 5 investigators come to at least one session. None of them have baptismal dates yet, but hopefully some will soon. I loved the talks this conference. Its amazing to me how they always seem to be talking directly to me, but how everyone else feels the same way.

Part way through conference I was thinking about a kid I met up in Catford. His name was Kwame and his Dad was the leader of a large Christian faith in Africa. His Dad was paying for him to study in London and then expected him to take over as leader of the church, but the other Elders found him and were teaching him. He couldn’t get permission from his Dad to be baptized yet, but he had been watching conference recordings on the internet and kept saying how amazing it was. He just said how he had "never heard preaching like that before." I'm grateful to have grown up in the church and have been able to hear the Apostle speak all my life. It has just taken me 19 years to realize how special their words really are.

I love you and hope you have a great week. Happy early Easter!!

Elder Kade Karges

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

FW: Kade, March 30, 2009

well I’m back on... The computer went wacky and I lost my email.. It was totally done and I was about to send it. We had a miraculous day yesterday and I wrote all about it, but its all gone now.. sorry I’m out of time or I would write more. We have a few new investigators and a new baptismal date name Collin Robinson. Everything else is going great.

I am really looking forward to General Conference as well. Our chapel is the stake center, so we will be able to see most if not all of conference. Saturday morning session will be from 5pm to 7pm and then all the rest will be Sunday. Priesthood from 10am to 12am, Saturday afternoon session from 1pm to 3pm, Sunday Morning session from 5pm to 7 pm, and possibly Sunday afternoon session late at night.

I love you and hope your week is amazing.

Love Elder Karges