Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Hey everyone,
How is everyone doing?  This week has had its ups and its downs.  We started teaching our ward mission leader’s wife's brother.  He is super cool and came to church yesterday!  He says he wants to be baptized and feels good and thinks he will be ready for his baptism date on October 18th.  We are super excited for him! 
We also had a super cool zone training conference yesterday with all the stake leaders and leaders from each ward to show and teach what a correct coordination meeting should be like.  It was super cool and will be super helpful because the branch I’m in right now is very new.  We actually had our first coordination meeting this past week which was cool but hard because my companion doesn't now all of our investigators yet so I had to do most of the talking.  But it helps me to learn Spanish better.  Spanish is coming along well!  It definitely feels like I’m remembering it rather than learning it!  It is such a beautiful language!  That’s all for this week!  I love you all!

Elder Pachner III

What is happening!!!


Hey everyone!  
So this week has been super good and I have some stories to tell!  The first is I was in a hit and run! We were biking over to a member’s house and this lady was on a bike coming straight at me.  So I did what I thought is the normal thing to do and went to the right.  She for some reason went to the left and slammed into me.  I flew off my bike and landed on the side walk.  I sat up and asked her if she was ok.  She didn’t even fall off her bike and she was like yes and just biked away really fast hahhaha.  I was so confused but I wasn’t hurt at all so Elder Jones and I just ended up laughing so much!! 

 Then we went on splits this week and on splits Elder Jones got super sick so he stayed in all day with Elder Lozada and Elder Barker and I went to his area and set 6 baptismal dates haha!  It was super cool!  The next day sucked though because Elder Jones was still sick and throwing up so we were stuck in the apartment all day :(  Then Sunday was Chizme (transfer) night!  And BOY WAS IT SOME CHIZME!!!   Elder Jones got called to be Zone leader in a different zone so we are being split up :(  And I’m going to be with an Elder Williamson.  But the bigger chizme is that they are putting us over the Tongan ward in our area as well.  So we are over the Spanish branch and I guess the Tongan ward too (both of which are in their native language)  so I don’t know if that means I’m going to have to learn Tongan too now!!  I will find out more at transfer meeting tomorrow!  I’m excited but also a little nervous!!!  I’m definitely going to miss elder Jones though!  He was a super good Elder!  Haha I’ll know more about the language next week though and what is happening!  This week has been super good!  I can’t believe I’ve already been out for 2 transfers!  That’s so crazy!!!  Time is definitely flying!!!!   That’s all for now!  I love you all so much!

Elder Pachner III

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bike probs.


 Hola everyone!

I don’t have a ton of time today because the library was closed!  This week we had so many bike problems!  The longest we had after we fixed our tires was 1 full day, the shortest was 30 minutes.  People have got to quit throwing spiky metal things out of their windows because it keeps popping our tires.  But it’s all good!!  We fix them and keep going for the most part hahaha. 

 I can’t believe that this is the last week of the transfer!  Hopefully transfer night goes well and Elder Jones and I get to stay together!  Plus, I hope on Sunday some of our investigators come to church!!  It’s always an important thing for them to do so they can be baptized!  We have 10 people on date to be baptized and 8 of them are for this month.  Hopefully they do :)  We have one family who we are super excited for!  We are going to take them to the Visitors Center and hope that it does its magic!!  That’s all I have time for right now!  I love you all! 

Elder Pachner


HI Everyone!‏


Hello Everyone!!
Things are going good out here.  I can’t believe I’ve been out here in LA for a month now!  It feels like it hasn’t been that long at all!!  This week was good!  We met with some of our investigators with baptismal dates but we are having a hard time getting them to come to church :(  Its super disappointing when they don’t come.  But we keep praying for them!!  Church yesterday was like a roller coaster!  It started out good because we thought most of our investigators were going to come, then none of them did.  During first hour I tried to share an experience I had this week with the WOW.  We had been out for about 6 hours and hadn’t had anything to drink so we were super thirsty.  We finally broke down and stopped and bought a drink and just before we opened them I saw that they had green tea in them.  I was SUPER tempted to open it and drink it anyways but I threw it away and at first it was super hard because now I had less money and was still thirsty but after about 10 min I felt the Lord tell me how happy he was because I chose to follow him even though it was super hard.  I felt an outpouring of love!  When I tried to say that in gospel principles I said bebe because for some reason I thought it meant drink.  What I ended up saying was we were really thirsty so we bought a baby and as I was about to drink it I saw that the baby had green tea in it.  It was super hard but I threw the baby away and that the Lord blessed helped me grow closer to him because I chose to follow the word of wisdom and not drink the baby with tea in it.  After the class my comp told me what I said and I was just like dang it! 
Then in sacrament all of the missionaries spoke.  We all spoke on how we as missionaries need the members help to do missionary work and how we want to go out with them more and good stuff like that.  It was super good and by the end of the meeting the spirit was super strong.  I only spoke for about 5 min but it was super scary but super awesome!!  Plus I didn’t have any baby/drink mess ups so they could understand me :)    Spanish is hard but I love it!  On the street and in lessons when I tell people I have only studied Spanish for 6 weeks and only spoke it for 10 they are like wow!  I still make plenty of grammar mistakes and say things wrong but people can understand me fairly easily and I can get most of the ideas of what they say.  My Spanish is improving so much!  I can’t wait until I can say anything I want!! 
 That’s all for this week!  I love you all!!  

Elder Pachner III

Hey everyone!


Hey everyone!!  How is everyone doing???  Everything is going good out here!!  Yesterday was crazy because we had to drive up to the mission office to take a driving test!  It was close but the MTC didn’t kill my driving ability and I passed with flying colors hahaha!  But because of that I didn’t get to email yesterday.  I can’t believe that I’ve been out here for 2 months already!  Time if flying!!  And I can’t believe Kade Came home!!!  Wednesday at 7:50 my comp and I stopped getting ready for a min and were like He should be landing now!  It was kind of funny because we both were like in silence for a second then I asked what are we doing? And he was like I have no idea hahahaha.  It was funny! 
 All in all this week has been super good!  I went on splits for the first time with the ZLs and we had a 4th quarter last second blessed lesson!  It was super cool!  All of our appointments canceled on us so we were just going from back up to back up trying to find someone to talk to and teach and at around 7:30 we prayed that we would find someone to teach.  At like 8:45 we went to the last person we could before we would have to go back to the house and he was standing in front of his house.  We talked to him and he said we could teach him right then and there.  We said a prayer right on the side walk and taught him the restoration.  It was super cool because as we were teaching we kept asking him questions to make sure he was understanding and when he didn’t understand the priesthood elder Earl pulled out his ipad and showed him this super awesome video when Jesus gave his apostles the priesthood and the guy understood and in the end we set a baptismal date with him!  It was super super cool!!!  So we have 8 people on date to be baptized and most of them look super promising!  The Lord is definitely blessing us from the trials we have had.  This week was much better than last!  It was still full of trials but I can see blessings from them!  I am learning so much from my mission.
  I love you all so much!  Have an awesome week!!

Elder Pachner

Hey Everyone!


This week was a little better than last!  We had 3 lessons this week which is much better than last week!  But I think next week we will have a lot more!  This week has been hard like last week in a lot of ways but that’s OK with me!  The harder the weeks are the more I will be blessed with finding those who are ready to accept the gospel! 
 Last night was super awesome!  We got a referral from the English elders and as we walked over there we realized we had walked by there earlier that week and had kind of talked with some of the people there.  Elder Jones said he didn’t want to go and I felt like we needed to.  He ended up turning and starting to walk away but in the end we went back there.  When we got there they were having like a small party and they offered us food!  It was sooooo good!!!  They offered us beer too but we said no to that hahaha.  We then found the referral and talked to him and to 7 other people!  We got 7 new contacts out of it and I set up an appointment for Saturday to teach at least 2 of the people there!  But there were 4 or 5 guys who were pretty interested!  Hopefully we get some new investigators!! 
 Then after we left we had to head back to the appt and we passed a grandma with two of her grand kids and we stopped to talk to her.  She was super super solid!  She is looking for our church and doesn’t know it yet.  She said that if when she meets with us and goes to church with us, if she feels like peace and happiness she will go to church with us forever!  She has definitely been prepared to meet us!  I am so excited for this week!  The past two weeks were hard but we are being blessed for them!!!!  Church was much better yesterday too!  I felt comfortable and loved.  I love the members here so much!  Most are converts and have truly amazing testimonies!  They inspire me so much! 

 That’s about all for now!  I love you all so much!
Elder Pachner

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Letter from Mission President

4 August 2015

Dear Brother and Sister Pachner,

Elder Chase William Pachner arrived safely to this mission 3 August 2015.  After prayerful consideration, Elder Parker Lee Jones was selected to be his companion.  We make every effort to assign only the very best missionaries to be trainers, as these first few months are critical in the life of a new missionary.   Enclosed are pictures of Elder Pachner with his companion and Sister Weidman and me.

During the course of his mission, Elder Pachner will be transferred to various areas within the mission; therefore, we ask that all his mail be sent to:

Elder Chase William Pachner
1591 East Temple Way                
California Los Angeles Mission
Los Angeles, CA 90024-5801

We are excited and grateful to have Elder Pachner serve in the California Los Angeles Mission.  Our desire is to help him succeed and magnify his calling.  We will do everything possible to see that he remains healthy, actively engaged, challenged, and happy in his missionary labors.  Please be assured that his welfare and happiness are of primary concern to us.  For ongoing and up-to-date information on this mission, you can visit our mission blog: californialosangelesmission.blogspot.com.

The enclosed information answers many of the questions frequently asked. Should you have any questions or concerns during the course of Elder Pachner’s mission, please do not hesitate to contact  me.

Sincerely yours,
David N. Weidman, President
California Los Angeles Mission