mis-sion-ary (noun): someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may live with their families for Eternity.

Monday, August 29, 2011


haha bummer. I'm sorry, honestly i thought that it was your birthday the week earlier, but i got it
mixed up with charlie. I knew that yours was on one of the days but i couldnt quite remember. But
don't hold it against me, i can't remember most anything. Hope you did have a good one. NExt B day
of yours i will be home.ahhhh. crazy. Haha your story was really funny about the guy that fell off the
mountain, its sad and everything but i just liked how your last sentence was how it was really funny
to see. Your terrible haha just kidding.
Tell dad and Tyler that they better catch an elk or something because i have been craving some
elk jerky. By the way are you gonnna send me a package, with that stuff that i asked for last
week, its been forever since i have received a package, my companion gets one like every two weeks.
I have gotten one in the last 5 months.
SO transfers is next week, i'm a little bummed about it because its like almost a guarantee that elder
smith will be leaving and i will be staying here. It will be a bummer to see Elder Smith going, cause he
is a good guy, and for me to stay in crazy berthoud for 7 weeks, could be a bit of a struggle, but maybe with the transition of a new companion, time will go by pretty fast, hopefully. We have been together for
like 4 and a half months, i can't even remember what its like to be with another companion or in another area. But we will see.
This week, we had a really cool meeting on thursday. So starting in october the denver area is going
to be doing a media blitz for the mormon.org campaign. Its gonna be awesome. What they are doing is
putting up 14 billboards, running commercials, running advertisments on facebook, youtube and twitter,
and also putting things on the radio. We got a training from a 70 named Elder Rhodes and another guy
named steven b allen. And they have tested it in 9 other cities and said that baptisms go way up because people see the billboards and stuff and ask there friends about being mormon, so they come to
us instead of us going to them. Its gonna be legit. Members will do missionary work! hopefully.
But i'm excited for a big change that will happen for the last 10 months of my mission. Yep i hit that today. pretty nuts.
Haha that is hilarious that you were not dressed great for when madeline came over. Its all good.
Yeah she was pretty nervous, because she thought that it would maybe be weird for a girl to bring
a missionaries stuff tothe house, but i told her that you would be nice, and she text me and said
"momma gnehm is soo nice" haha so you did good. Yeah she is going to provo so that would be
a pretty far way for her to go to dinner, but that was nice of you to offer.
So i gotta close with a hilarous thing that happened, i dont know if you will find it funny, it might be one of those you have to be there moments. But we meet with the stake pres and his councilor eery week.
and the coucilor is brother pippen, and he is crazy, and his prayers make me laugh. SO last week he was going off about how great we are in the prayer and saying that we are "mighty warriors and strong servants and we should be yielded properly" so i thought it was kinda funny, so yesterday we met with him again and he prayed again so i was anticipating another funny thing, and he goes off about how great we are again and says that we truly are the "fruit of the tree".. haha the second he said fruit, i lost it, i busted up during his prayer, and i felt so bad because it was irreverant, but it was so funny, it was one of those smiles that would well up inside of me and i would just think about it and start laughing again.
SO yeah, hes nuts and i thought it was prtty funny, i dont know if you did though.
anyways, thats it for the week,i'll let you know next week, who my new comp is and everything,
so i hope you have fun in montana, hopefully everyone is safe when you go, and no passes away.
Welp, take care love ya.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Momma! I want to let you know that i didn't forget about your birthday, but i remembered that it will be on sunday. so i will just tell you right now
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! hope you have a good day, and all your dreams and wishes come true!
-Sho boy elder carson gnehm.

Monday, August 22, 2011



Whats shakin' bacon?
Yeah i'm pretty jealous that Dad and Tyler are Hunting right now. that sounds like a ton of fun. are they in wyoming? cause i was in cheyenne on saturday. We went up there to do
vehicle inspections because we had zone conference this week. Cheyenne seems like a cool place, i guess? haha it was funny when we were up there, we were sitting at a gas
station, and there was this couple that got locked out of their car because they left their dog in the car with the keys and the dog was jumping around all excited in the car and pressed
the lock button, so it locked em out. haha we thought it was funny. cause i could see roxy doing that if she weighed enough to even press a button. But zone
conference was really good, it was president toombs first conference, and it seemed to go really well. We had to role play a bunch though which was the downside
it is good sometimes to practice teaching your investigators but when you do if for really long, it just gets a little boring. WE gave a little training on unity in the zone
and i think that it went really well, because some of the companionships in the zone dont get along all that well.
Before i forget i gotta let you know that the new nashville tribute to the missionaries cd came out. and i was just thinking that you havent sent me a package in a really
long time, and i could use that cd. Oh and also some beef jerky, and other random goodies. But that is just a suggestion, and i would have you strongly consider it.
thanks. haha. Also there is a girl named madeline in the singles ward here and she is going to school at byu, and she has to drive right through kaysville to pick up
some kind of certificate for her cna business. and so i gave her a duffel bag of stuff to take home so she will probably drop it off tomorrow sometime, is that ok? and
if no one will be home i will just have her put it on the porch or something.
There are a bunch of people that are going to school here in the singles ward, so that will be pretty lame. But its all good some will stay though.
Hopefully we will have a couple of new people to teach in the nextcouple of weeks, because one girl said that her friend will be coming to church this sunday, and we also
got a referral from the greeley zone leaders of someone that is moving into our area that was being taught. So yeah i'm just praying that things can turn around here.
SO steve emailed me and said that kadyn sanders got in a huge motorcyling accident last week and has been in a coma for a while. So if you could pray for him and maybe
try to find out a little more information for me that would be awesome. That is super sad tohear.
That is awesome that you are going to be the young womens president. haha yeah that just seems like neither of you are going to be home very often.
So maybe they will release dad here pretty soon, who knows. but yeah i'm excited for you, is there a lot of young women in the ward right now? i cant even
remember very many people from the ward honestly haha, you know how my memory is. I think that it is only getting worse since my mission. When i am
old i will have alzheimers? for sure.
On thursday we are going down to the malley stake center (my old stake center in thornton) because our mission is diong what they call a media blitz.
It is what they have been doing in new york city, and it is pretty much with mormon.org making profiles, and having lots of billboards, and commercials and
things on the radio, so i am way excited to hear what all will be going on for it, hopefully it helps get much more referrals. so yeah there is a guy from the MTC
coming to teach all the leaders of the mission about it and so yeah it will be cool to go there, and be back in thornton for a day.
You never told me anything about buying a rental home. Are you gonna fix it up all nice, for a place for me to live in when i get home. You might want to
consider it so i dont move away to colorado again after the mission, it might be the bribery that i need to stay in utah. SO just htink about it. haha
Anyways, yeah if you could get me a package with that stuff that would be sweeet. but i gotta run, hope all the family is doing good, i love you all peace love and joy.

Monday, August 15, 2011


ITS a ME ELder Gnehm
Yeah sorry about last week, it was kinda boring and not the greatest. but yeah i'm over it now, and everythings good. Still this week not too much has happened. We picked up a golden investigator who has been taught all the
lessons in a previous ward and has been to church over 4 times, and comes to all the activities and has been reading the book of mormon and is already in alma chapter 5. Butttt... he is moving to west virginia tomorrow.
haha so that is about the story of my life but whatever, its a bummer, but we will find someone that wants to learn about the gospel and is going to stay here.
We did talk to that guy who went to jail. So we have been taking care of his horse lately, yeah i'm basically a farmer, because he is out of jail now and is in colorado springs.. living on the streets basically.
classy right? but yeah that is Tyrone, he is absoultely crazy, but he said that he is still going to church down there in colorado springs, so that is good, he really does have a testimony of the gospel, he is
just out of his mind. Um, yeah other than that we have just been working with some less actives, we had a corn roast actvitiy in the berthoud ward so we just went around this week, inviting people to
it basically. A lot of people did show up which was good, so we are helping the ward a little bit with reactivation, now if we could just find a baptism that would be legit.
Yeah i was thinking the other day, that tyler lunt had to be home by now. That is sweet, he is an awesome kid, there is a kid that goes to our singles ward that reminds me of him. Tell him that i say hi to him.
And callie knight got married already, haha that is kinda weird, i dont know why. I see tons of people in the singles ward that are younger than me get married but thinking of her getting married is a little funky.
don't expect me to get married for a while. haha.
So the Denver temple is closed until the end of october, yeah its a long time. and so Cameron wont be getting sealed until then probably, but yeah i'm going to talk to them and everything, i'm saving up my
temple trip so i can go down there.
last week elder horner (my second companion) and elder jones, another return missionary of this mission, came out and took us out to lunch, it was cool to see them, haha they came to the singles ward and they
absolutely hated it though, i'll be honest some of the activities are a little meh..lame. but yeah it is pretty cool to see em back.
SO this week elder blomdal who was one of my companions, who i was way excited to have him come here in my zone...got emergency transfered because of another elders mistake, so now he is down in aurora as
a zone leader. haha so i was a little upset about that, but now maybe we could be companions again in the future, that would be really cool. Yeah i'm getting a little tired of the berthoud ward and the singles ward.
not to much to do right now, and especially since everyone is leaving the singles ward it will be a little worse. So, oh well i just gotta suck it up and keep working hard.
Anyways, not to much did happen this week, so i think we are gonna take off and play a little bit of basketball, i hope that you guys are doing well. If you wanna get on my facebook and tell people to write me, that
would be really awesome of you thanks!!! make sure you give my address 1250 main street broomfield colorado. thanks. haha, anyways i am gonna take off, love ya bye!

Monday, August 8, 2011


So this week has been a slow week, and in all honesty, its been kind of a terrible week at times. So we don't
have like any investigators right now because we baptized all three of the investigators that we had. SO right now
we are kind of just starting from scratch, the hard thing is we can't do much finding in the singles ward. The worst
thing about it is everytime we get a new investigator, or someone that sounds promising and wants to hear more about
the gospel..they are moving away to go to school or something. Seriously, in the last two transfers we have had 5 people
that wanted to know more and to talk to us, but they all moved away. So that kinda stinks. So right now, we are kinda just
visitng less actives and stuff in both wards that we haven't met, and hoping that we can get them to come back and then
get them to do missionary work, so yeah its goin a tad slower than i would like right now!
That is sad about Mary Preece, yeah I remember her i think, that is the one that you would play tennis with right? or no?
i dunno. but yeah just keep praying for her, hopefully all goes well there.
That kinda stinks about the house getting flooded. Yeah there was a house that we helped with that got flooded and
the carpet was moldy, and we had to pull all of it out and stuff, so it just smelled terrible, and i got tons of it on my pants, but
Yeah i'm gonna be honest, the worst part about the week, was when i got on here for the email.. so let me go back, so last monday
i was talking to the missionaries that are serving in the arvada 6th ward, the one that i served in. And they told me that Rene Alvarez,
remember her? she is the lady that i baptized, yeah she told the missionaries that she doesn't want to talk to them anymore, so yeah
i was completely bummed about that. OK, so then today when i got on email, i got an email from kenny strong, guy also in the 6th ward,
and his email was a reply to one of mine, and he said hi elder this is a long time coming, i left the church and i think it would be a good
idea if you didn't contact me anymore. ..yeah...this is the guy that i spent a buttload of time working with and he came to visit me in
thornton a couple times and took me out to dinner. stinks right?
Oh one more story so Tyrone, the guy that we just barely baptized about 2 weeks ago. yeah he went to jail for something he did 7 years ago
and he was in there for a couple days, now he is out and nobody can find him, or get a hold of him.
haha so yeah how does my week sound? not the greatest.
oh well, you know me i let things slide pretty easy, i'm disappointed in all this but i'm not gonna let it bother me really bad.
But anyways, that is pretty crazy that tyler took bode and hunter to trek, a lot of the people that i went who were teenagers, couldn't
even do the whole thing, they are definately gonna be nba players.
Not too much, is gonna be happening this next week i dont think, our investigator from columbia, is going back to columbia tomorrow, so that
is a bummer, i'm pretty sure she will get baptized down there though, so that will be good.
Anyways, thats about all for the week, so i gotta run, i hope you guys have a good rest of the week, love ya take luck, bye.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Hola Madre

The Denver temple closed a couple weeks ago and it is closed until october. It is closed for about
3 months, so that is a very long time. I will be getting a temple trip this month but i am hoping that i can save it and go
to the temple sealing when cameron burris gets sealed to his wife. I baptized him in my first area. and since i've been out a
year so it is coming up pretty soon.
This last week was nothing special. We are starting from ground zero again pretty much because we baptized all
the people that were in the berthoud ward. and we have no investigators there anymore. In the singles ward we still have
Bobby but we haven't even heard from him in the last two weeks, so he is slowly dropping off the map which is not cool.
He had a date for this month, and when i was on exchanges i wasn't here, but elder smith talked to him and he said that
he still wants to get baptized but right now is just too early. SO hopefully we can get in contact with him again, and we will
be able to teach him, because right now we have not much going on.
Yeah so this week is transfers. Elder Smith and I are both staying here. Know what that means? I will be here in this ward
for at least 12 more weeks. haha thats gonna be a quarter of my mission here in berthoud. haha that kinda stinks, the work is
good here but the people are kinda insane. Especially the guy that we baptized. But oh well, I will just have to keep working
hard, and find new people to teach. I am kind of excited though, Elder Blomdal, remember him? he was my third companion
back in arvada. He is coming here and he is going to be a district leader so i will see him at least one or twice a week, so i
am pretty excited for that. He is a cool kid. good elder. Yeaah i'm still zone leader/ district leader, i am kind of getting
sick of being a district leader honestly, our district didn't change at all, and we have the same trainings that we have to do
every transfer, so i think the district is just getting sick of me giving the trainings. I know i am.
SO yesterday in church, the air conditioner was broken. It was probably 90 degrees, and it gets warmer because the chapel was
packed with people which is a good thing but yeah not when we are there for two sacrament meetings, 3 other meetings, and priesthood.
that makes for a total of 7 and a half hours. I was a sweaty mess at the end of the day. But someone did bring up a good point,
the early saints didn't have air conditioner and they wore more clothing then we did too so they were probably a lot warmer, so it made me not complain as much.

I'm kinda bummed that the summer is ending though because a ton of the singles in the ward will be leaving to go to school
there wont be half as many people as there is now, and a ton of cool kids are leaving to so it will be pretty lame. but oh well.
Hopefully dad had a good birthday, i told him last week happy birthday but then i forgot until 830 last night, i was sitting in an appointment
then i had revelation that it was dads birthday. it was pretty wild.
anyways, thats about all that i got for this week, keep me updated on the latest and the greatest! hope all is going well, love ya