Goodbye Montgomery

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.

Boston and King

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.

Creepy wooden house

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.

Smart Phonez

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.

You’re skrong boy 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…

Hot Fish 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…

Caffeine.. lots of caffeine

Well another week down. I’ve been super tired this week. I don’t think you’re ever not tired as a missionary. 

I’ve been out here for 18 months now! Its so weird to think in 6 months this will all be over and I won’t be in Alabama anymore. There’s still a lot I want to accomplish so I better get to work!

Baja Angels

Yesterday we went downtown to do some contacting and saw a group of people dressed in jean attire. We watched from a distance and thought they were making a music video. We went over and started talking to them. Turns out they’re the Baja Angels “Baja like you know what Taco Bell is?” is how they described it. We got 2 new potential investigators from their group lol Elder Anderson told us to work with people 16-25 he would be so proud.


I’m 21! What better way to spend it than talking to people about Jesus haha. We’ve had a good week here in Montgomery.

I got double birthday dinners this week 🙂

First on my birthday we got to spend some time with the Villalobos and have dinner with them. We had burgers and they had some bomb ice cream cake. They’re such a great family I love spending time with them. They even gave me oreos and fun socks.

On Thursday the Wrights had us over and they asked what I wanted so I asked for tacos. Turns out their family tradition is tacos for birthday dinners so I’m officially a part of their family haha. They’re really fun too. 

Life’s a Beach

Another week gone by. It’s been a good one. So this week we had transfers. Elder Braaksma got transferred to Anniston and I stayed in Montgomery and got Elder Beach. He’s from Logan Utah and has been out about 6 months.