Thursday, November 14, 2013

I love being a missionary. I am in a trio and i am district leader and Sr companion. It is a lot of responsibility and it is fun and sometimes stressful . I love my 2 companions elder Daley and Hunsaker . I am learning all the time. I want to improve. That is why i am in leadership to improve my work and help lift others up. I am striving for humility and patience and love. I am always praying and i ask the Lord a lot of questions. he listens and answers the ones i need and waits sometimes for others to come. I love being a missionary and i was sick but now i feel a lot better. I am going to try and improve this week and see what the Lord has in store for us. well my birthday is coming up on the 27th and man i do not feel like 21 but that is what ill be. i love my family and friends. Thanks for your support and friendship.
love, elder linville
ps remember that you are a child of god and that with the help of the Lord all things are possible even repentance where that is necessary.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I am doing well. I will be staying with elder daley in buena vista. I will also train a visa waiter and so we will be in a trio. I love buena vista. I love the people here they are great. Well i am going to be very busy. We have a new district because the elders in washington are getting replaced by sisters. one sister is  full proslyting and will be training in washington stake. The sisters in buena vista are staying the same and we are gaining  one elder. it is great. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY .
LOVE, elder linville

Saturday, September 21, 2013


I am grateful that i will continue to serve here in buena vista 2 area. I still have elder Daley as my companion. I am still district leader but of a new district. My district is the old school district. I think that is awesome. I cover 3 companionship's instead of 5 . I am excited for the new oppertunities but a little sad because i still love the other 2 companionship's that are no longer with us. I love this work. I am one of three district leaders  in this zone. i love this work. I am excited as we continue to help the people here. i love the gift of the holy ghost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a wonderful gift heavenly father gave us. I can not wait to see as we work the blessings and miracles ahead.
i love you all .
love, elder linville

Busy week

This week went by fast with all the meetings we had. We had ztm and a mission conference where elder bednar taught us the importance of the holy ghost. Then church and cordinaton meetings. We set aside 3 people this week and it was hard. I love the people but we can only do so much . I love this work and know it is true. I will let you guys know about the transfer call and what is going to happen. I am learning a lot and it is fun. I can not wait to see what will happen as we act and then the power will come.
love, elder linville

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Calling

I am doing well. I am a little stressed with being the new District Leader but i will get used to it.I love it because i serve right along with all the missionaries in my district. My companions name is Elder Daley. He has a good heart and tries his best with riding the bike. This is his first biking area and i think i am killing him. I Love being a missionary. I love the Lord and this work. I will be out 16 months soon. that means when i call you at christmas i will have 20 months and i will see you guys next april. Not a long time left and i am not losing focus or getting trunky. I am using that as a get things done now. I love my family with all my heart. I love the people. in 2 weeks we will have a baptism or two. lily is one and scott is the potential other. We will be taking care of bussiness. I love more fully now. I take my job as a missionary, a disciple, and a leader seriously. I will step up in the work and help inspire, uplift, bless ,and love the members of my district.
I love my role as a disciple of Christ . I am a leader now but i remember that the Lord is going to lead and guide me on this new journey. my companion is elder daley. I love this area and my district. I can not wait to work. i love you all
love, elder linville

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


 I am loving my mission it is the best. I love everything the people to the food and everything in between . I am the new District Leader and i am willing to set the tempo and strive for humility and revalation to help us be the best we can be. I am taking on more repsonsiblity but it is fine because those the lord calls he qualifies. I am going to miss elder payne who is going to Ephraim but hey i can not be selfish. I will take care of this area and work hard. I am excited and nervous but ill be fine. I am going to be a lot more busy now with my new responsibility. I love it. I love you all and miss ya. Have a wonderful day.
elder linville

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mission growing

I am doing well. I survived a transfer and everything is the same. I love the new changes coming in our mission. We grew from 160 to 180 missionaries and a new mission president. We moved too. Our last landlords had a daughter moving in so we were out but we are in our new appt in a members basement about 1 mile away from our old appt. I love serving the lord and working hard. Why serve a mission if you are not going to work? I will work to the last second of my mission. I am learning how to be a true disciple, have exact obedience, become a preach my gospel missionary and have fun. I love our job of saving souls. I also have my brother renzo as a full time missionary and i am sure he is going to rock his mission. He will change peoples lives just like we each can. be an example and open your mouth it is not rocket science. I love the Savior and the Atonement. I love you all and have a great week .
Elder Linville

Monday, June 24, 2013

I love this work and i am staying with my companion . onward ever onward in this great work. This has been a wonderful week. one of our converts got confirmed and went with us to the St. George temple to do baptisms for the dead. I did confirmations the first time ever and the names were hard because they were from slovakia. I also baptized my companion elder payne and visa versa. I can not descibe the feelings of the spirit and love felt at the temple. I love the Lord and this work. I will work hard and play hard. hahahaha. Good times came and will come. I love the conversion process were you grow with the person and it is a wonderful day to see them dressed in white either on their baptism or in the temple . These are tender mercies and times to remember. I am grateful for my support system and the love , prayers ,and concerns. You are all wonderful. I can not wait to get dstarted with this new transfer. I love everyone. I am working on becoming more converted to the gospel and leading the way for my family by my example it starts with me first then i can help them as they  go on missions and on the strait and narrow path. I look forward to a happy and great transfer to come.
love, elder linville

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I am doing well and loving life. Transfer calls are next sunday and i will probably stay . I never know untill i get the call though. I got a new bike and my legs hurt a lot less. we will move into another appartment in a couple of weeks because our current landlords will have to have our room for the daugther so it is ok because we got another place. I love the Lord and his work. I love the people and will try to improve to help them better. So a lot of changes in the near future  but it is ok because all is well and the Lord is in control here. I look forward to an awesome week this week. We will go to the St. George temple with a recent convert to do temple baptisms for the dead. I am excited.
love, elder linville

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I am grateful for conference this last weekend. I loved the words of the speakers that taught us and edified us. I was also blessed this last friday to have a temple trip with the missions top half. We went to the Manti temple. The spirit was so strong . I loved it. I love being a missionary today in this great worldwide church.I had a good week. It was a full week. I love the Lord and look forward to a great week this week. We have a GOLDEN investigator.He is being baptized this weekend. It is very exciting. I am grateful for the opportunities that are all around me. I am striving to improve and become better.I am learning to trust in the Lord and not in my own strength. I am learning to be humble and grateful for the many blessings about us. I have been in Delta for 5 months and will continue to for at least 6 1/2 months . I can not wait to go to work .I look forward to a successful week this week. Thank  you all for your prayers and emails. I love my great support system.
love, elder Linville

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I love the Lord and this work. It is indeed a wonderful work and a wounder . I know Jesus Christ lives and that we all have a divine potential which can be unlocked through the gospel. I love the people here in Delta. I will be staying here for another transfer. I will be with elder sanderson and his trainee for 2 weeks until I get my companion on march 5th. Then we will do work in our area and he in his own.This is my favorite area in the mission thus far. I love being a missionary. It is fun but also very challenging.I testify that who the Lord calls he qualifies. That is awesome to know that no matter how big and daunting a task really is it is not too big to be overcome with the help of the Lord. yes, faith is essential for us to have but he lets us experience things to grow and become better. He truly loves us . He is the Sheppard and we are His sheep.He lets us learn to walk in faith rather than by sight. Miracles happen all the time and I am grateful for the opportunities to recognize them . I love more fully now because He loved me first. I am eternally grateful for the ATONEMENT and its effects upon us in our daily lives. I can not wait for another awesome week.
love, elder linville

Monday, January 28, 2013

I am doing well in Delta and love being a missionary. I have a great area ,people ,and food .
What could i ask for more than this. a great area to work in and great people to work with and alongside with and great food. I am learning a lot and loving pretty much every second of it. Sometimes times are rough and other times are fun and exciting. I look forward to another great week. We will work hard and smart . Thanks for being a great support to me.
Keep praying for me it works. Love has increased and excitement too. I will show love for others
and help them come unto Christ. I am a missionary and i am a Mormon.
elder linville

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I am doing alright. I survived another transfer and look forward to staying here in delta and doing some work . By small and simple things great things are brought to pass. That is true and I will need to remember to be humble and be patient. I look forward to what the Lord wants me to do. I love the Lord and the gospel. My companion and I were teaching a couple of preachers of a different faith and OH did they make me sooo mad . They had a false doctrine anti mormon literature pamphlet and said they know what we believe and they said the Book of Mormon was a hoax and Joseph Smith was a false prophet. I could not say a word i was so angry because of what they said and my companion did his best to answer their so called questions . They just wanted us to bible bash but I do not think we will go back. I will pray to become a better missionary and strive to achieve that goal. I am staying and getting another companion.
love elder linville

Good things are occurring everyday and it is up to us to see them or to simply ignore that they are even there. I love the Gospel and the Church . I remember why i went to seminary and institute. It is because light and truth. It is because I wanted to feast on the words of Christ . It is because I have had excellent teachers that taught simply and effectively by word and very deed. It is because Christ makes all the difference. I love my family and friends. I try to see who i can help each day. I try to stay focused and strive to become an instrument in the hands of the Lord . I do not own a ton of what people called great valuable items and have it all in the world views. I have sufficient for my needs and yet in my eyes I do indeed have it all. The reason is because the Lord wants us to serve faithfully and simply help one another. I love everyone. I am beginning to see people for what they can be and try my best to help the reach that goal of my new vision . I want to be what he wants me to be. Transfers for us are coming up and I will keep you all posted of what will happen.
love much,
elder linville