Man it’s been such a great week! So first off, Landon got baptized! It was amazing. He was baptized on Saturday by Elder Davis and then Sunday I was able to confirm him. His baptism went so well. We had lots of support from the branch and members. Landons less active grandfather gave the talk on baptism and did such a good job. When Elder Davis baptized him his dreads floated to the surface so Elder Davis had to keep pushing him deeper until they all went under hahaha he got it first try though so it was good. He gave his testimony at church yesterday after he was confirmed, it was awesome. The gospel really can change people.
Hey y’all so we’ve had a pretty good week.
First off, Landon is going to be baptized this Saturday! He wanted to move it up cause he feels that he’s ready. We think he’s ready too. He’s been keeping all his commitments and has been reading the book of Mormon. We’re stoked for it. He’s gonna be moving to Florida for a couple months though right after. He’s got a record deal down there so he’s gonna spend the summer there.
Alright so its only been a couple days since last pday but great things have happened.
On Thursday we went to the temple and had a great experience there with the other missionaries. Its a blessing to have a temple in our mission.
On Friday we had MLC which was really good. We talked a lot about our mission culture and where its at and the vision for what we want it to become.
Hey everyone! This last week has been great! A lot has happened.
So first off, we had transfers. I was transferred from Montgomery to the Birmingham YSA branch. My new companion is Elder Davis. He’s from Nevada and actually came out with me so I know him from the MTC. He’s a great missionary and we’ve been having a great time here in Birmingham.
I’m getting transferred. 😦 I’ve loved Montgomery so I’m pretty sad to be leaving. I’ve met some great people and made some awesome memories. This place will definitely be missed!
On Tuesday we had exchanges so I was with Elder Cluff. We ate dinner with this older lady and I’m pretty sure her food gave me food poisoning lol.
We met a lot of little kids this week while walking the streets. Lots of opportunities for street ball. Haha the kids in Alabama crack me up. We walked up to some kids and one of them asked if i played for the Boston Celtics and then we played with them and they kept calling me Boston and my comp King for the Sacramento Kings. Then they asked for autographs and pictures. I signed a kids forehead.
Alright so here’s some things from my week!
I finished the Book of Mormon again this week! The message of remember always sticks out to me. Constantly the prophets tell the people to remember. If we don’t remember our spiritual experiences we are so quick to forget them.
Man time is flying! It’s already the last week of March. Summer is just right around the corner.
So this week we met a lady named Barbara. She had requested a free bible so we brought it to her and shared the Book of Mormon with her as well and told her about what we do as missionaries. We met with her twice this week and have been keeping in touch through facebook. Its so cool to be able to send little videos to investigators on days that you cant see them.
So our mission is now a technology mission so I now have a smartphone and we are using Facebook to contact members and investigators. We can use it for pretty much whatever as long as its being used to fulfill our purpose. All of our record keeping is moved to the smartphone so we have to spend 2 hours a day entering in old information into the area book app until its all in.. we have 2 area books so this is gonna take a while.
Well those two bible referrals that we had appointments with this week didn’t go through. We set up another appointment with each of them later in the week and same thing happened.
Yesterday we had a lady named Nell who we met a month or so ago come to church. She lives in Union Springs 45 minutes away but is in town taking care of her aunt. Her aunt lives around the corner from the Carter Hill building and we had stake conference so it all worked out. She couldn’t find her dress shoes so she wore her Jordans. She enjoyed it and very excitedly told us she wanted to talk with the pastor and hurried up front after and talked to one of the members of the stake presidency. We’ve been trying to help her understand the restoration but she just doesn’t get it and we don’t know how we can be more clear that there is one true church.
firstname.lastname@example.org Week 80 – Alabama Birmingham Mission Montgomery Alabama So this week we had two media referrals for people who requested free bibles and they are actually somewhat interested in learning more about the restored gospel. We gave them their bibles and shared the Book of Mormon with them and gave them each one. We…
email@example.com Week 79 – Alabama Birmingham Mission Montgomery Alabama We had interviews with President Sainsbury this week but he was 2 hours behind and we had an appointment so we waited 2 hours and had a 5 minute interview. We met with Franchezaka and we were planning on teaching her the restoration but she had…