Saturday, August 10, 2013

 Change of the Guard:

Joseph got a new companion named Elder Bravo from Oregon.  I got a letter from his Mission President that says:  "Elder Sohler has been called to be a New Missionary Trainer.  He will be training his new companion, Elder Bravo, from Oregon."   Elder Moore went home the first part of July.   Joe learned so much from him.

Here's a picture of them all together:  Elder Moore, Elder Sohler, Elder Bravo

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Here is an update from my 'contact' in North Carolina, Sister Evans.  She says:

Hi Sydney,

    We just love Elder Sohler!   We got to have him and Elder Bravo for dinner on Sunday and it was so nice to spend some time with them.  Everyone in the ward just loves Elder Sohler so much.   I took a couple of pictures of them eating a real Southern food -- grits!   And, we snapped a picture of them leaving in their missionary car, so I just wanted you to get an update on how your son is doing.   We sure do love having him here in Raleigh. 

   I hope you and your family are all doing well.

      ..... Susan

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Quotes from Elder Sohler:

--It is important that we have a strong relationship with God and his Son. If we have faith in Jesus Christ then we will desire to be like him. If we desire to be like him we will be blessed with the amazing power of the atonement. That's why it is so important who we really put our faith in.

--Time is going by so fast mom. Its so crazy! We do meet a lot of awesome people each day! Plus so so many different kinds of cultures. Like people here speak french, spanish, ubonix, arabaic, ( i think thats how you spell it... ha) and lots of others. Its so fun to meet so many different kinds of people.

--I miss everyone and the ward! I pray for all of y'all every night. I miss our ward.
Tell everyone hello for me when you see them and that i love them dearly.

 --My smile gets bigger everyday. There is just no way you can be sad when you know that you have the gospel of Jesus Christ. :) I just dont think i could ever be sad anymore. It cant be possible for me. ha I love the church and i know that it is true! It is the only true church!  I love it with all of my heart. :) I love y'all so very much! Keep on reading the book of morman. I love you! 

**You can e-mail Elder Sohler anytime at !!!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

3 Months out!

Joe had his first baptism on Saturday!  So exciting:)  (He has acquired quite the accent already too:) This is the email he sent out, it's a really cool story.

Hey everyone! This is Anthony. :) He is my first baptism out in the feild. He is an amazing young man. The way that he got into the church was he was dating a young woman who was L.D.S.. She wanted Anthony to come and see what our church taught and believed. He really enjoyed it and fealt very happy learning about the gospel and what our church offers. Anthonys girlfriend wanted to stop going to church and participate in worldly things. He didnt want that in his life anymore and broke off their relationship. He moved from his home to Raleigh. He got on our website ( y'all should go check out my profile. :)) and found the telephone number to our church building. Anthony called our church building on asaturday morning. Luckily it was our wards turn to clean the church and one of our ward members was there to answer the phone. Brother Rounds got Anthonys information and gave us a call. We called Anthony as soon as we could but he didnt answer. We left him a message and went on our way. Later on that day we got a call back from Anthony and set up a time to meet with him. We looked at where his address was on our G.P.S. and found that we were in his neighborhood. We rode our bikes to his house and had time to have a lesson with Anthony. We taught him about the plan of salvation and commited him to stop his drinking habbit. He told us that he would stop his drinking habbit that day, read the book of morman, and be baptized! It was a miracle! He prayed to heavenly father to help him over come his trials and heavenly father answered his prayers. He hasnt drank since that day that we met him three weeks ago and is now baptized and a member of our church. He is an amazing example of how we should put our faith in our father in heaven and just know that he will answer our prayers. I love the Gospel and I know that our church has the full Gospel and the only way back to our father in heaven. I love y'all! :)
Love Elder Sohler

Congrats Anthony!

Friday, March 29, 2013

So,  a wonderful sister in North Carolina, Sister Evans, sent me an e-mail on the day when Joe arrived in North Carolina!

"I'm a member of the church here in Raleigh, NC and I attended the transfer meeting today.  I met your son and I asked him for your e-mail address so I could let you know that he is here safe and sound (and smiling), and he has actually been assigned to my ward!  He is now serving with Elder Moore in the Raleigh 4th ward.  We are so happy to have him here and look forward to getting to know him on Sunday when he is coming to have lunch with our family after Stake Conference.   I'll get a photo of him on Sunday with his new companion and e-mail it to you."

She sent me these pictures with his companion, Elder Moore.


I am thankful for wonderful people who help the missionaries throughout the nation and throughout the world.  It is comforting to know that there are people watching out for my missionary!
Thank you Sister Evans!!! 

A familiar face in the MTC!

Elder Sohler and Elder Wayment

Monday, March 11, 2013


Please take note!!!  Joe is finally of to North Carolina! So send your letters here:

Elder Joseph R. Sohler
North Carolina Raleigh Mission
6508 Falls of Neuse Ste 100
Raleigh, NC  27615-6845

He'd love some letters!:)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Uncle Joe!

Elder Joe became an uncle to a super cute little nephew named David 9 days before he left out to the MTC!!!!  Congrats Uncle Elder Joe!!!  Sadly he didn't get to meet David before he left and he'll be a walking and talking man by the time he gets back.  But David has already sent some letters off to his Uncle, he can't wait to meet him!