firstname.lastname@example.org Week 56 – Alabama Birmingham Mission 801 Trilliam Ln Clanton AL 35045 Well we’re still waiting for transfer news.. but transfers are going to be this Wednesday. We had some great lessons with Keith and Tocarra this week. We moved them into their new trailer and so they’re getting settled in. They don’t have…
Well we don’t have a ton of time today. Hurricane Irma is starting to come through. We had a busy week of finding. We spend so much time finding but dont have very many people to teach right now 😦 Kieth and Tocarra didn’t come to church this week 😦 Next week we’ll have our…
email@example.com Week 54 – Alabama Birmingham Mission 801 Trilliam Ln Clanton AL 35045 Well its been one of those weeks where I don’t even know what to write about. Keith and Tocarra came to church. We’ve been visiting them about 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks and they’re praying about baptism. We…
This week we had the chance to be trained by Elder Christensen of the Presidency of the 70. It was a great meeting. He talked about the Spirit and how it works and how it can help us. It was probably my favorite zone conference yet.
I really miss swimming and I didn’t think I’d get the chance to get in any lakes here in Alabama but it happened! While giving Pat her baptism interview she asked if I could baptize her! So Saturday morning I was able to walk with her into the lake and baptize her. It was the most perfect day for a baptism!
Today marks one year since I was set apart as a missionary! There’s been so much I’ve learned through the first year of my missionary service. Here’s two:
Joseph Smith once said “If you teach them correct principles they will govern themselves.” I’ve learned that this statement is absolutely true.
I know for a fact that Christ established his Church when he walked the earth as the Mortal Messiah. I know that he left his apostles to take the church to all nations. I know that the people rejected the apostles teachings as they did Christ. I know that their was an apostasy and the hundreds and thousands of churches in the South are a result of that apostasy. I know that Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and restored the church and truths that had been lost. I know these things because of the Book of Mormon which has drawn me closer to Christ than any other book.
Well I’m getting transferred. I’ll be leaving Northport and will be going to Clanton Alabama. Clanton is the peach capitol and is a small branch. I’ll be companion with Elder Robertson. I’m super bummed to be leaving Northport but am so grateful for the poeple I met here and for all that I was able to learn. A bunch of the primary kids made drew me pictures in their class to thank me it was so nice.. I don’t want to go!
Honestly I’m so tired right now and can barely remember what happened this week.
We found Nick Sabens address online (creepy right?) and went and knocked on it. Nobody was home but I knocked on Nick Sabens door which is a pretty cool thing to say. People worship him here.
First off let me tell you about Wednesday. Incident #1 My closet was leaking water so my carpet was all wet. #2 It was 500 degrees #3 Someone rear ended us (luckily it just left a little scratch) #4 I was attacked by a pitbull! Luckily it was just a cute little pit puppy 🙂
As I’m sure many of you know, it was Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday. The Sisters had us take care of a mouse in their apartment in exchange for cow spots for free chick fil a. Totally worth it!
I’ll get straight to the point. This week we had zone conference and exchanges. So we spent a lot of time outside of our area. Zone conference is always a great time to think about how you can improve as a missionary. We talked a lot about our studies and becoming better planners.
The Calvins had us over for dinner on the 4th of July and we got to spend some time with them. They’re such a nice family! We were gonna try to see some fireworks but ended up just going home so I saw 0 fireworks this year.
Elder Honn had been saving a suit to burn in celebration of finishing his mission so we thought of which member would let us burn something in their backyard and the Brannons came to mind and they happily had us over.
We drove to Birmingham with 3 seats filled but came back with only 2 filled. Elder Honn is now gone.
Also my first companion Elder Matthews finished his mission. It’s crazy it’s almost been a year since I got here!