Alma 48:17

"Verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men." - Alma 48:17

Monday, April 25, 2016

Howdy Y’all!

Another week down and out here in Newport. This week was pretty sweet. We had a fireside that was done by Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices on Thursday night and man Sister Knight can bring it down! Well, they had 2 firesides, one started at 9 pm and that's the one I got to go to, so we rolled up at home at about 12:30, which is pretty late for a missionary, lol. I also got to meet Elder Gifford Nielson of the 70 there. That was neat.

We also got to go down to Mission Viejo again this week to confirm Heidi and then stay for another baptism. She had been taught by missionaries for 2 years! Then just before I left we set a baptism date with her.  And it was good to see Sister Smead get baptized by her husband.  

We did some contacting this week and it got kinda boring cause there wasn't anybody round so I decided to seek out the righteous and climb a tree...but alas nothing came of it, I didn't find the righteous.

That's all for me for this week folks! Have a great week! Love y’all!

Elder Crump

Bro. & Sis. Smead at her baptism.

Monday, April 18, 2016


​Welp, this week takes the cake! It was the best weekend I’ve had so far on the mish.

Friday we got to go to the temple. Like always, it was stellar. Then on Saturday Kentaro was baptized, he is awesome.  It was buttery :0) Then on Sunday Kentaro got confirmed, we actually had a dinner appointment - first one in a week. Then Heidi was baptized that night! Talk about gettin’ wammy kablammied with the spirit! Funny part of this story, we get to Heidi’s baptism, and I missed the part where I was assigned to give the talk on the Holy as I went up there I was prayin’ my heart out sayin’ ‘Heavenly Father I need your help. I don’t want to look like a fool up here!’ I went up there and I just had to wing it. It was probably one of the best talks I’ve given and I have no idea what it was I even said when I try and remember it! Spirit for sure right there! A little Alma 26:12 right there!

Anywho, I went on a raw diet this week and I lost 15 lbs so that was cool too! lol

Welp, that’s all for this week.  Have a great one peeps! 

Elder Crump

(“buttery” = “smooth” in Zach speak)

Another beautiful sunset...because I can!

Kentaro at his baptism on Saturday in the
Newport Beach YSA Ward.

With Heidi at her baptism on Sunday in the
Alicia Park Ward, Mission Viejo.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Balboa Island...beautiful!

Howdy Y’all!! 

This week has been pretty alright.  We have been teachin’ and preachin’ the Good Word.

A lot of cool things have happened.  Kentaro, our investigator is gettin’ baptized on Saturday!!! We went on a little jog with him on the Balboa boardwalk on the peninsula from pier to pier.  It’s 4 miles there and body did not like that...I was sweatin’ and pantin’ and they are just prancin’ around like it’s nothin’...

Anywho, we got some rain here too, so that was a miracle. I went on exchanges with the ZL here and he is from the Philippines and he is awesome. We were drivin’ around all day stoppin’ by people. Not entirely sure it was legal, but we took the Balboa Island Ferry that takes you from Balboa Island to Balboa Peninsula. It was pretty sweet and only 3 bucks!

This week should be awesome!  We get to go to the temple and Kentaro is gettin’ baptized and Heidi, from my last ward, is gettin’ baptized Sunday, too!  So it should be a sweet week.

Hope y’all have a great week!

Elder Crump

I's disgusting!
I can see getting a picture like this from
Matthew in El Salvador, but Costa Mesa?  Really!!!

The Newport Beach Temple as the rain is coming in.

After their jog along the Balboa Boardwalk.
Elder Norton and Kentaro.

21st Street Pier

"Me and Lady Liberty (pardon my hand in her face)."

Monday, April 4, 2016


Conference was good this week. I loved it! Always a good time hearin’ from our leaders!

We did a lot of contacting this week cause we don't have a lot of people to teach.  So we went to UCI (UC Irvine) and dang it’s like China over there! I’d say about 90% of the people we talked to were Asian. It’s cool, the ones we actually had a conversation with, and their story about why they are there, and what they are studying! WAY over my head kinda stuff, haha!

Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so that's my letter this week!

Have a good one y’all!

Elder Crump

Balboa Island

Balboa Island

Dinner...?  NOT!

Are you feelin' free?