Monday, June 17, 2013

News from Worcester England

June 3, 2013
Yeah, last Monday was bank holiday, so the library was closed, so we couldn't email until Tuesday. No new pictures today, but I'll be sure to have a few more up next week.
Teresa is golden. She actually already has a calling and will be going visiting teaching two days before her baptism, so yeah.
Words he wrote to his cousin, but fitting for everyone.
No matter what you do or where you go, never give up. I've only been out here for about a month, but I've already seen how truly amazing that this gospel can be and what an incredible influence it can have on people. Be an example to your family. This is an extremely crucial time for you to follow the example of your savior and keep the commandments. As your family sees the light that you bring by doing this, they will remember what they are missing and they will want to be a part of it again. Don't ever let someone else stand in the way of you doing what's right for you. You know you always have us, your family, to support you. Stay strong!
~ Elder Casey Sorensen
This week wasn't overly exciting, Elder Harris and I stayed in with hay fever on Saturday and on Friday we were gone all day for the missionary choir. I had an awesome opportunity to sleep and recover from my illness though! Pretty much the only thing cool that happened last week was when I met Janos and Janos Derian. These guys are a Hungarian father and son. Janos Sr. is fat, loud, and loves to cuss, but he also says he knows the Book of Mormon is true. His only hang-up, or so he says, is that the people in the church are no-good two-faced jerks. Even though he's only been to half a sacrament meeting. Janos Jr. is more understandable, he says that he believes in the Book of Mormon, but he doesn't know if his faith is strong enough to change his life. We’ll be seeing and talking with them today.
Words he sent to the Toolson’s,
Kurt and Shannon, Thanks so much for the weekly Emails! I love having letters to read from home about what's going on, it keeps me connected to home. I just wanted to let you both know how large of a role you played in me staying in the church and making the decision to serve a mission. I think that had you guys not been there to set an example and uplift me, I may not have made very good decisions. well... I would have made WORSE decisions. I think Kurt would agree with me in saying that I was never perfect, but I still made it here somehow and I think that your family was a big part of that. Things are going really well here! We have one investigator on date for this Friday and we hope to have a few more on date by the end of this week. I have seen a giant difference in the productivity of our day when we are being obedient as opposed to being... less obedient. These first few weeks in the field have seriously flown by. I have no idea how I've already been out here for almost 3 weeks! I'm really not used to the lack of food here. We almost never get DA's so we're left to our own devices with food and we're too poor to afford a whole lot of anything. I've already dropped a waist size, but the pants here still don't fit me. I put on a pair of size 36 waist trousers last week and my thighs nearly exploded out of them! WHO HAS A SIZE 36 WAIST AND SIZE 28 THIGHS?? That is one oddly shaped man, but that's the English for you.
Lots of Love, Elder Sorensen
June 12, 2013
I've been super busy with zone P-day on Monday and zone meeting yesterday and exchanges with the district leader today. I'm in Evesham right now on exchange and I'm only just now able to email everyone.
Glad to hear things at home are still exciting and that the blog is doing well. It feels good to be popular worldwide. I love hearing all this stuff about home so keep sending it. My bike broke last week beyond repair (I'm on exchanges right now so I don't have my camera, but I'll put up pictures when I can.) It was pretty sweet, we were about 4 or 5 miles from home and I hit a pot hole. My back wheel came off of the bike and pretty much destroyed itself in a glorious blur of flying metal parts. I then had to hoist the bike onto my back and carry it all the way back home. It felt pretty great. The baptism went awesome! We had all kinds of non-members there so that was great. Everything went through without any major problems! I'm looking forward to the package as well! I haven't gotten any post since I've been here so that will be refreshing. Could you give people my address so that they know where to mail me at? England is so cool. I'm starting to call everything by their British names. It feels pretty cool. Although I still haven't gotten used to calling pants "trousers” which gets me into trouble because "pants" over here means panties. So that gets awkward. That’s pretty much it for now, like I said I should have pictures up in the next few days.
For those of you who are reading this, PLEASE leave comments. I am going to make a book for Casey and would love to have your comments to share with him. Also,please send him hand-written letters (he is begging for "post" to:
9 Sidbury House
3 College Street Worcester,
WR1 2LT United Kingdom


  1. I am so glad that it was only the rear wheel that was destroyed, and no part of Casey! And I love his description of "pants" being awkward - I can totally hear the inflection in his voice :)

  2. Hey awesome nephew! Happy belated birthday. Things are crazy around here ofcourse because I have three wild and crazy boys!!! Your mother cried a lot on your birthday. Trey brought down your picture he has of you and him, oh boy water works. It sounds like you are having the experience of a life time. Keep the pictures coming. We love and miss you!!! Aunt Cindi and your three crazy cousins :)